High school seniors are looking for something different in 2022! They are telling me that they can do 'Elevated Snapshots' by themselves with their IPHONE!... Soooo when Max asked me to make his Heirloom Senior Portraits, together we worked out the story that should be told. The goal is to make photographs that no one else can do!
Max is a real personality and a character who loves music and his guitar... Here are several of the selected Portraits from our session. These images are the most important photographs a high school senior will have made to chronicle this important time in their lifes.
I love telling Personality Stories with a camera... It's artwork that happens to be YOU!
What He Said: 'Amazing Photographs Gary... I love the quality! So Different! My Mom is ordering several of these images in wall art sizes on Canvas!'
APRIL 20, 2021
EXECUTIVE PORTRAITS! ... That are truly different from the old standard boring headshots!
I feel that a comtemporary business portraits should tell something about the subject.... Creating an Heirloom Personality Portrait like these of Dave is important. I feel that each Portrait that I make really is 'The most important Photograph you'll have taken for a long time'.
Dave is a True Sedona Influential who serves as the Chairman of the Sedona Fire District. He is the past President of the Broken Arrow Civic Improvement Association.
Dave can use these Business Portraits in a variety of ways... these days many people need great images for their Personal, Professional, Social Media, Website, and other uses.
It was a great pleasure to create these images for Dave to help to tell his story.
What He Said, "Wow... Just WOW! Thank you Gary Glenn for these Amazing photographs!"
New Post February 4, 2021
The Moods of Tara! I love making High School Senior Portraits that really depict the unique personalities of Contemporary Senior Students. These are just two of the interesting Heirloom Images that were created for Tara. She selected an album of her favorites, and there were many! I feel each of the images really do show different aspects of her character.
For me the most important key to making these Photographs, is time spent prior to the Portrait session... In this consultation we get to know each other and discover the really important aspects of their life that mean something to them. Then including these elements in the Portraits becomes the 'Art' of making a timeless Photograph.
What She Said: Thank you Gary Glenn for this wonderful series of Portraits! You have captured so many 'stories' in my life. I know I will cherish each photograph for the rest of my life. You are great, and I feel no one else could have done my photography as well as you. THANK YOU!'
NEW POST JANUARY 25, 2021
Peter the Fishmonger! I love fish and eat a lot of it... so having a local fresh fish supplier has always been important... This man, Peter, is a gem! Such a local personality and character. Making a business Personality Portrait is always a fun challenge... and depicting the subject in a way that tells a story about their profession is the artistic challenge... I love this Portrait.... it captures the cheeky character and at the same time the profession of my subject Peter. The photos below show 1. The set up for the portrait with all of the lighting controls.. and ...
and 2. The finished black and white image.
When it is time to update your professional business portrait, let's talk about your 'STORY'
What he Said: 'Thank you Gary Glenn... This is the most amazing portrait photograph I've ever had taken of me! You really put me at ease and everybody says you have captured my true personality... I love this photograph!'
New Post January 12, 2021
An Heirloom Personality Portrait is designed to bring out the Character, Charm and Beauty of the subject. This portrait of Jeremy is a true study in Character! He is an actor, and this image was made on a movie set. I was honored to have a role in the movie that was made on an old western set... and as you know there is a lot of time waiting when making a movie! So in between 'takes' I made this Heirloom Portrait of Jeremy.
I love the gritty, almost dusty western look that I was able to infuse into this one.. the choice of clothing and the props tell the 'story'.
Who ever my portrait subject is, I feel it is important to take the time to learn about the personality of the person... let's include props, clothing, backgrounds and other people to complete the photograph that will live as a lasting memory of a moment in time.
What He Said: 'Man! This has to be my favorite Photograph of All time. I've had dozens of photographers take pictures of me and Gary Glenn definitely is the very best. This one is going on my wall! Gary Glenn is a Bloody Genius with a Camera!
New Post January 5, 2021
Terrie Frankel is truly a Sedona Influential! This portrait of her was the first image I created for the 'Sedona Influentials' Gallery. I love this Personality Portrait of her as it really caputures the Spirit of this fantastic woman... she is such a contributor to ALL THINGS Sedona... involved in many projects and groups that make a great difference to our community. During our Pre Portrait Consultation I discovered the idea to include the American Flag and the Western Hat! Those elements really do add to the character of this Heirloom Portrait. Terrie is a one of a kind, and truly gives her heart to Sedona.
What She Said: 'I just love this wonderful portrait that Gary created for me.... Everyone asks who did your fantastic photograph? I tell them that Gary Glenn is the best Portrait Photographer In The Known Universe!'
New Post December 29, 2020
A Girl and Her Dog. Including your pet in an Heirloom Personality Portrait is such a wonderful choice... During the Portrait Planning Session, we'll talk about ALL the family members that should be included in the Artwork we are creating.
This beautiful image of Wrangler Jayne and Disney is an incredibly valuable memory. Wrangler is One of the World's Leading Natural Horsemanship Trainers.
What She Said: 'Working with Gary is wonderful, he has the ability to relax and enthuse his subjects... he always seems to get the perfect expression. This portrait he made of Disney and Me is my favorite photograph of all time... such a wonderful memory.'
New Post December 22, 2020
Your personality portrait can tell a story about you at this point in time... an heirloom like this is much more memorable than a 'traditional' photograph.
This is Krishan... He is a Chess Champion.... during the portrait planning session we discussed how to tell the story of his journey to success in this amazing game... and here is the final image that I created. It is a moment in time that captures the character and intensity of Krishan!
What he said: 'Brilliant Portrait. Gary is a true professional. Great job!"
New Post December 7,2020
A Man and His Horse! This is one of my favorite images of the year... it is of Cowboy Jim and his friend. Making this beautiful image was such a pleasure and I love how it captures the late afternoon light on both Jim and his horse... capturing a moment in time and a relationship between man and horse.
What He Said: 'Good Lookin' Horse!' 'Nobody can take photographs like Gary Glenn can... he really is an artist!'
New Post December 1, 2020
2021 IS the Year Of The Family! 2020 taught us how important our family is to us and the value of creating heirloom memories that show the connection of your family NOW, and will be passed down through generations.
Now in 2021 this may be the time to have Gary Glenn create an Heirloom piece of art work of your family.... Memories.
Here are a few images from the family portriat session with Omar, Hailey and Rio.
What they said: Gary Glenn is the most amazing photographer! We love the portraits he made for us... These are the best photographs we've ever seen of ourselves!