in loving memory
Rayson Pu
My best friend, my younger brother Rayson, passed away in the spring of 2013 in his fight against brain cancer. The website ToRayson has been created to share about his life, and to show support for a cure to this deadly disease.


Images from this site may be republished online under the condition that full credit is given: be included as a link, as well as a credit line under each image reading "©Patrick Pu". The owner retains all copyright and licenses. Republishing rights for individuals only; companies, organizations, publications and the like must first obtain permission before publishing.


Greetings, my name is Patrick Pu*. Based in the California suburbs of the San Gabriel Valley, I am a husband to a beautiful wife of 4 years and a new father to our first child, a masculine child. Commercially, I am a full-time graphic designer and commercial product photographer. in my free time, I freelance as a photographer for events & on-location portraiture.

I majored in graphic design at Cal Poly Pomona. The digital workflow - color correction, Photoshop retouching, and graphic layouts - are all accomplished by my own hands. Products such as album design & galley wrap layouts are personally designed without the use of any pre-existing templates. Oftentimes, photoshoots are shot specifically with the product in mind.

I am a firm believer that there has to be life and texture to a person in a photograph. As such retouching follows a natural look and feel, a quality often lost when the transition from film to digital came to pass. My outlook of photography is that you should be able to show photos to your grandchildren and honestly say that you used to look that way. Though this isn't to say that I am against the wizardry that is photo retouching. Photoshopping should be like makeup, not plastic surgery. Love the way you look, and I try to capture that, whether behind the camera or in post-production.

My photography rates can be found here. If I fit what you are looking for, contact me for a consultation and quotes for custom packages. Thank you for your time, and God bless.

*The surname Pu is pronounced similarly to other Chinese names like Wu or Chu; or to reference pop culture, Pooh.

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