My journey as a portrait photographer started with photographing weddings - a lot of weddings. It only made sense though. Having recently married myself, I was very familiar with what my clients were going through. I felt I knew what was important to them on their wedding day. I knew how to capture it. And, I knew that if I was photographing their wedding, their wedding photography would be one less thing that they would have to worry about.
However, I originally did not set out to be a portrait photographer, I set out to be an accountant. In fact, for a while, I was an accountant. But as life journeys often go, there was a problem. I could not put down my camera. So, as a side hustle, I started working weekends for a wedding and portrait photography studio. It did not take long for me to figure out that I was meant to be a photographer and immersed myself into it full time. When the owners of the studio chose to retire, I took over the studio and continued my journey as a portrait photographer.
As life is, I have moved through many different phases and I believe my portrait photography has reflected those phases. Happily, after many years of photographing portraits I am still loving what I do. Wether it is a portrait of young person, an older person, a families, a headshot, or a dog; I love to photograph them all. I have photographed portraits throughout North and Central American as well as in England, Hungary, China, and Guatemala.
So now, with 4 national accreditations, and a Masters of the Photographic Arts degree, many years of service in the photographic arts I am thrilled at the possibility of creating a portrait for you.
Len Grinke, MPA