We've all heard that saying that goes, "Your life can change in the blink of an eye." Well, let's just say that mine changed with a click and a flash. Here's a little bit about me.


Welcome to my world...

Brandon Grate is a lifestyle photographer based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Born in Georgetown, South Carolina, Brandon has always had an interest in the arts. Majoring in Broadcast journalism in college, photography quickly became his hobby. 

However, it was in 2015 that Brandon realized his hobby would become his passion. A dear friend at the time asked him if he would take her graduation photos. Of course he said yes. During the session, the graduate's boyfriend overheard Brandon and his friend talking about her getting engaged. A few moments later, Brandon suggested the boyfriend jump in for a few photos. When the moment was right, he got down on one knee and proposed to the unsuspecting graduate and and his soon-to-be wife.  The rest was history.

Some of Brandon's notable clients include: Cantu Beauty brand ambassador & lifestyle blogger, Melissa Cantey (@MelissaChanel), Carolina Style Guy, Hade E. Robinson Jr. & Lifestyle blogger, Brandon Sweetenburg (@brandon.rashad). 

I like to think I have the last name ‘Grate’ because I am destined to do great things in this world. Photography just so happens to be that thing.
— Brandon Grate, Photographer