All photography provided by Patrick Hagerty

Since 1997, I have led the effort to permanently capture the LGBT Community at it's best to highlight and showcase our lives.


Who am I?

Hi, I’m Patrick. I grew up in the Northeast and having lived in Philadelphia for 15 years and call it my home. I love TV, the theater and could watch movies all day long. I have an amazing person in my life that shows me that love is out there. When it comes to photography, I’m all in. I put everything into it... my energy, my humor, my time and there is nothing else I would rather do. If you see me outside of a job, I always have a camera on me because I just feel weird without one at my side. I absolutely love creating images that tell a story. I want you to look at my images and feel the emotion of what they are feeling. I’m constantly trying new ideas and pushing myself to become a better photographer. As a wedding and portrait photographer, I get to meet so many amazing people who let me share in some of the best days of their lives. Each story is unique and I can't wait to hear yours!

I specialize in Weddings, head-shots, portfolios, event photography as well as fine art figure studies and Real Estate Photography.

I shoot the male nude form because it is often quickly dismissed as pornographic. I believe that the human form is a beautiful work of art, and I'd like to be an integral part in changing the juvenile mentality that currently exists

What I've Achieved

I have photographed such events as: 

  • Democratic National Convention
  • "Shut up and Dance" for Manna,
  • Annual HRC Dinner in Philadelphia,
  • Mr. Gay Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia Pridefest
  • Equality Forum
  • NYC Pride
  • Black Tie Bingo for AIDS Fund
  • Philadelphia LGBT Film Festival

My work has been published in:

  • Genre magazine,
  • Edge Publications website,
  • Philadelphia Bulletin,
  • Nightlife Gay
  • Metro Philadelphia
  • PGN

People I've Photographed:

  • RuPaul
  • Approx 60 of RuPauls Drag Queens including BeBe Zahara Benet, Bob the Drag Queen, Pandora Boxx, Jinkx Monsoon, Nina Flowers, Sharon Needles and many more.
  • Mayor Jim Kenny
  • Mummers Fancy Brigades
  • Steve Grand
  • Tiffany
  • Erasure
  • Jim Obergefell
  • Edith Windsor
  • Tiffany
  • Anthony Rapp
  • Mink Stole
  • President Barrack & Michel Obama
  • Vice President Joe and Jill Biden
  • Hillary Clinton & President Bill Clinton
  • Sarah McBride