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Lens Grunt - A Veteran owned photography studio
Lens Grunt - A Veteran owned photography studio

Lens Grunt - A Veteran owned photography studio

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Introduction: Hi, thanks for stopping by. My name is Luke “Shep” Shepherd and I’m the owner and photographer at Lens Grunt, a 2,400 square foot private access photo studio located in the heart of downtown Northfield Minnesota. I specialize in portrait photography, environmental photojournalism, and small business marketing with an emphasis on giving back to those who serve not only our country, but those who serve the communities we live and work in. Please take a moment to look over some of my work, visit my portfolio, website and Instagram, and reach out if you have any questions or would like to book with me. Currently the studio is available every day by appointment and open to the public on weekends from noon to six pm. Masks are not required for those following current guidelines. I hope to hear from you soon!

Hired 10 times

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2 employees

4 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and value.

Exceptional 5.0

8 reviews


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Angela K.

Had a great time! I’ve always been skeptical of photographers because I don’t know what to do while I’m trying to pose. Luke was great at directing me and letting me feel comfortable!
Lens Grunt - A Veteran owned photography studio's reply
Angela, thank you so much for a wonderful time and a great session. So happy I could help you see yourself in photography in a more positive light. Best wishes to you!
Feb 9, 2020
Carrie W.

Luke has such a beautiful artistic eye and he strives for excellence in each and every photograph. A wonderful combo. Highly recommend.
Lens Grunt - A Veteran owned photography studio's reply
Thank you Carrie! You were so wonderful to work with and such a natural in front of the camera. Happy holidays!!
Dec 22, 2019
Leah S.

Wedding and Event Photography

We had so much fun and the pictures looked amazing! He scouted a great place to take the pictures within the area we wanted them done. I couldn't be happier with the whole experience!
Lens Grunt - A Veteran owned photography studio's reply
Leah, what a wonderful review! I really appreciate it. You and your family were just awesome. Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with you. I look forward to doing it again soon!
Jul 11, 2019
Mary D.

I don’t think I have the words... shep jumped in last minute for a charity event we had. His instructions were “capture the day, the joy and fun” and he exceeded our expectations. The photos are amazing, we are ooooh-ing and awwww-ing over every single one, you can feel the fun in them. He stayed the ENTIRE time when he most definitely didn’t need to and never stopped snapping away. We are so grateful and can not wait to use these photos and shep again.
Lens Grunt - A Veteran owned photography studio's reply
Mary, thank you so very much! It was a joy to capture such a large and meaningful event for your organization as well as the countless families who participated. I look forward to working with A Kid Again very soon. Keep up the great work! What you guys are doing is important.
Dec 13, 2018
Amber R.

Truly has an artistic eye for photography. He got some great family photos for us, the only challenge now is picking our favorite one! Friendly, professional, high quality work at a reasonable price.
Lens Grunt - A Veteran owned photography studio's reply
Amber, It was such a pleasure working with you and your son. Thank you for the wonderful review. I look forward to Creating with you again in the near future. Best of luck to you finishing up your degree!!! Sincerely, Shep
Oct 4, 2018
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Luke Shepherd


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    To say thank you all firefighters, LEOs, EMTs, Nurses, and Military Veterans enjoy a 15% discount on hourly and daily rates!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Its important to take the time to get to know each other a bit before bringing out the camera. I like to meet with clients and get to know a bit about them and their needs so we can better understand each other and what’s expected in the work. From there we send out your contract, insurance coverage and an invoice which will secure your session or event. At that point, we get to work for you! After all your content is edited we deliver everything to you via a private online gallery where you will be able to print your photos or download them to post to your favorite social media profiles. It’s a pretty simple process and our customers love it!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have worked with well known brands, companies and businesses professionals as a professional photographer. I have taught myself and grown by working on my craft consistently over many years through many different technological phases of photography.

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