Brian Gray

Owner. Athlete. Photographer.


I became passionate about photography in 2008 when I bought my first camera.  I love the camera's ability to capture moments in time that are missed or too readily forgotten without the photographs left behind.  No other photographic discipline exemplifies this more than sports photography.  Having been involved in athletics my entire life, first as an athlete, then as a coach, and always a fan, I knew my calling was to combine these two loves.

There are many photographers taking good studio portraits of athletes, but few are capturing the excitement and passion of the game as it happens.  Amateur athletes have to rely on the hobbiest parent in the bleachers or the local paper to capture the moment.  No longer.

I started Avid Athlete Photo to give young athletes a dedicated, professional, action photography experience.  No longer does your athlete have to rely on a senior portrait session or lucky sideline shot to capture thier momentous sports photo.  With Avid Athlete Photo you can capture those timeless sports moments now and have them with you always.



Brian has studied and practiced photography for almost a decade.   After formally starting his business in 2010, he has captured countless sports memories for individuals and families alike. 

In February of 2013, Brian left his employer to care for his beautiful daughter Alexis and building AvidAthletePhoto as the premier sports, fitness, and lifestyle photographer in Southeast Michigan.  

Brian has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration.  He was successful for over ten years in Corporate America as a project manager and consultative sales expert for a range of industries.  When away from photography, Brian is a professional business consultant specializing in operations and supply chain management.  Brian lives in Chicago's western suburbs beautiful wife Michelle and their daughter Alexis and son Zac.