Glen is an award winning and renowned Utah Valley photographer. He was the first professional photographer in Utah Valley to earn both his Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). He has earned several awards for his photography over the past several years and maintains the status of Certified Professional Photographer. Glen was the 3rd person in Utah- behind Don Blair and Alan Gibby to earn CPP in 1983. He was the Certification liaison for Utah for over 20 years!
Glen is a past president of the Intermountain Professional Photographers Association (IPPA) and served on the board for several years. He has served as IPPA treasurer and also participated as a member of the print committee and chairman as well as a print show judge several times. He is actively involved in the local community. Glen and his wife reside in Lindon (proud parents of six children)
About Boy Scout age - the photography bug bit! Darkroom processing and printing was the best! At age 14 the local photography shop in Rexburg Idaho hired Glen to work in the darkroom and sell cameras. "My passion turned into a profession! And I still like to go to work every day!”
Glen started Glen Ricks Photography in Provo in 1979. Three years later relocated the studio to Orem, in the Carillon Square for 21 years. 18 years ago we found an old historic house (built in 1909) on Main Street in American Fork and converted it to our current portrait studio. Glen has built a reputation statewide for fine portraiture and honorable business dealings. He was awarded the National Award from PPA for lifetime service to the industry. Glen holds degrees in Master of Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, and is a Certified Professional Photographer. He has served on the boards of several organizations: currently a member of the Utah Valley Chamber, the American Fork, Lehi, and Eagle Mountain Chambers as well as Rotary International.
He has created over 80,000 unique client sessions. Among our clients include Governors, Mayors, religious and civic leaders. Glen Ricks portraits line the halls of universities, hospitals, state and federal courts in Utah. Many of his photographs have been displayed in print shows throughout the USA, including Disney's Epcot Center. But, his favorite displays are the ones that hang in the homes of happy clients throughout Utah Valley as well as throughout the U.S. Glen is known also for his fine portraiture, and business photography as well as fun senior portraits. You may still see him photographing an occasional wedding too.
Our greatest claim however is that carefully crafted children’s and family portraits grace homes all over America