Brandon Grate by Christian Blake | Photographed in San Diego, California 2019


Brandon Grate

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.