Below is a link to the November SpaceCoast Living magazine article:
SpaceCoast Living Magazine Article starting on page 49
Brevard is well-known for its philanthropic community. This year, SpaceCoast Living partnered with Gregory Daniel Portrait Artist to make this holiday season a “Season of Giving.” Join the families honored in this issue and help us contribute to the four Brevard charities selected. Participate during the month of November’s “Season of Giving” by creating works of art for your home and join the families who have also helped support our community. This year’s featured portraits are sure to remind you of the blessings of family this holiday season. Take part during your holiday shopping in this year’s “Season of Giving” Shop for a Cause events during the month of November and give back to these Brevard charities: Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Candlelighters of Brevard, Friends of Sally’s House and Take Stock in Children.
Every year about this time, our dear friend Mica attempts to find the perfect gift (surprise included) for her favorite person, Bob. Bob however, like many of us, is so difficult to keep surprises from that he usually figures them out and the luster fades before Mica even gets a chance to present the gift to him. Now that I have told you the "dropped ice cream cone" portion of the story, let me share with you the huge "W" that our team, plus sweet Mica was able to pull off for Bob. She commissioned us to come to the couple's home, under the guise of having a portrait taken for Christmas cards. Unbeknownst to Bob, the plan all along was to create a beautiful wall portrait that would adorn a statement wall in their home. Later, Mica mentioned to Bob that she just went ahead and chose an image for the card since everyone was so busy and he need not worry about it. When Greg delivered the stunning piece that he captured to their home, just before Christmas, Bob was floored by the surprise and delighted at the beautiful piece of art that was now an irreplaceable part of their home. Mica surely wins for the... Best. Gift. Ever!
Prieto Family Creating a stunning piece of art for the Prieto’s beautiful home was truly our pleasure. But I do have to say, our most favorite part was the story relayed to us by Mrs. Prieto from her eldest son. He is a teenager who I am sure would rather have been elsewhere but took one for the team. So the story goes, after the camera study was over, the Prieto's took their family to dinner where said teenager mentioned to his mother that having the family’s portrait done on the beach was actually really fun! Success!
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Today, Gregory & Lesa Daniel are members of some of the world’s most prestigious photographic societies. It started when Greg, a 12 year old kid, suffering an injury that forced him into a Photography class instead of sports.
“As part of the course, we had to develop a roll of film,” he explains. That, by default, required SHOOTING a roll of film. Stay through the end of the conversation to hear Greg explain how his subject, the gentleman in the photo, “breathed the life of Photography–into ME!” Click to Tweet
Along the way, you’ll hear how Greg & Lesa met. It’s likely the world’s most tired, overused, trite story: “The first time I saw her, I was working on the Space Shuttle . . . .”
[Literally. He was actually working on the Space Shuttle.]
You’ll also hear how the art world has shaped Greg & Lesa’s work–starting with the difference between an $80,000 artwork and one that’s $4,000.
A few other quotable quotes from today’s episode:
“The purpose of this [interview] has been to make you uncomfortable.”
“Create a business that you love, and that you love to live in, and live through your business.”
“Don’t quit your day job.”
For several years we had desired a portrait by Gregory, of our daughter, Jessica. Between college and life issues it never seemed to be convenient. When Jessica saw our portrait and our grandchildren’s portrait, and heard how fun and painless it was, we made it a priority. We then had our family portrait and Jessica’s done. We could not be happier with the finished portrait. It is a beautiful work of art.
“Gregory and Lesa have always been able to capture the inner essence of our girls. In every camera study, they have felt so comfortable, the girls are themselves, allowing for incredibly beautiful portraits and great memories.”
“When we built our home, we wanted something extraordinarily special to commemorate all of the heart and soul we put into building our dream home. We were looking for the perfect piece to put above our mantle that encompassed all that our new home was to us. As we looked around and saw the portraits taken by Gregory Daniel that have captured our family’s journey over the last 14 years, we knew that another spectacular piece is exactly what we wanted.”
“Gregory and Lesa are a great team. Not only do they have a keen eye for balance, mood, lighting, and composition, but are fun to work with. Our kids did not feel the time pass during the portrait session. The results are nothing short of fantastic. Thanks for these great memories that will be cherished forever.”
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Our family had a fantastic experience working with Gregory and Lesa Daniel. Starting with our initial design consultaiton about what we envisioned, throughout the entire camera study and during our exciting selection process Gregory and Lesa both made us feel extraordinary. The whole family had fun with our session on the beach. Greg and Lesa were very patient with our boys wanting to play football during the session! Their exquisite taste and artful eyes made selecting the handcrafted frames a delight. They truly define client satisfaction. We are elated with the beautiful mixed media portrait they uniquely designed created for our family and beautiful home. We will cherish our handcrafted portrait for years and look forward to working with Gregory and Lesa again in the future.
The Dodge Family