I grew up on a farm and we were really, really dirt poor. My dad had a camera but we didn’t take many pictures. When I was a teenager he gave me a black and white box camera and I would take pictures and send the film off, and 2 or 3 weeks later they would come back, and hopefully they looked good.
I have no pictures whatsoever from my childhood. I love people and I love babies. This gives me the opportunity to make sure your children will never have to say they don’t have pictures from their childhood. For me it’s the joy of participating in the creation of life and the development of a child’s personality. That’s what makes it all worthwhile.
About Glenn Nielsen:
In addition to being a professional photographer and owner of Pics in the Glenn, Glenn Nielsen is a published author (“Photo Bomb: Take your Family Photos from Ordinary to Outstanding”), a graduate of the Air Force Academy, and has his Master’s degree in International Relations. He has been certified as a German speaker, was a fighter pilot (has even flown inside of Mount Fuji!) and took early retirement from Verizon so he could focus on his passion… photography!
He has taken numerous workshops and training programs and is certified from The Professional Photographers of America. He is Vice President of the Tampa Area Professional Photographers Association as well as being a member of Florida Professional Photographers, and The Professional Photographers of America. He has been featured on the Story Jam Theater podcast and as a radio show guest.
Glenn’s portfolio includes head shots, family and group photographs, and his popular “Beginnings”, seen here.