Rod Gleason is a Master/Craftsman Certified Portrait Artist, which guarantees you he has an artistic passion to create portraits that capture your personality while making the portrait experience fun and creative. His experience and creativity assures you of getting a portrait you will be proud to display in your home and share with family and friends.
Rod stands out as an expert in Family portraiture who has had great success in photographing large groups and posing them in comfortable creative ways. Many clients have entrusted him to photograph their children and in later years, thrilled to have Rod photograph their High School senior portraits. He finds great joy in knowing his clients value their portraits and the wonderful customer service provided in a fun, friendly, family–like atmosphere.
The creative experience does not stop with Rod. Shelly Gleason, Rod’s daughter, who helped start the studio in 1984, has been an important part of making Gleason Portrait Gallery a success in customer service. She genuinely cares about helping each client get the best personalized experience possible. In addition, Shelly has long enjoyed shooting some incredible landscape photography and has recently begun tapping her own talent and creative eye to provide portrait photography in a new and exciting way.
Rod and Shelly as well as Bonnie (wife, mother, and designer artist) and associate, Lisa, are looking forward to working together to create your individualized photograph in our all new portrait studio located on the Gleason property at 6110 Clark Road.
If you have ever been photographed outdoors at our studio, then you know about this wonderfully picturesque property, uniquely tucked away in the woods. We have enjoyed shooting outdoor portraits in the woods, pond, flower gardens and hills on the Gleason grounds in a variety of Michigan seasons. The new studio is warm and inviting and everyone who has seen it expresses how comfortable and attractive it is. Their comment is, “Why haven’t you done this before”, we wonder that ourselves. We look forward to your visit!