Roger Grondin began developing black & white film like many who started at that time in the bathroom sink. His first portrait was of his grandfather, an 83 year old farmer that still worked part time. It was a beautiful portrait that led to his favorite form of photography, portraiture. Since those days, many things have changed . Over 30 years ago, Roger's first entry into business was that of a service bureau, providing advertising agencies and the public b&w ads for publication. It soon evolved into a portrait studio with an in house color lab. Today it is a blend of old darkroom techniques crafting the photography with cutting edge digital cameras and powerful computers.
Roger served in the NH Army National Guard and spent most of his 20 years in a public affairs unit photographing visiting generals, governors, President Ronald Regan and George Bush(41). He also served as president for two years of the NH Professional Photographers Association and received the Professional Photographers of America National Award for meritorious service to the profession.
Many of the students in the Londonderry Schools knows him as Mr. Roger, the picture man. He has been the school photographer for many years and also does sports team photos for schools in the area.
He lives in Londonderry with his wife Debbie and thought he would enjoy being an empty nestor. Now any of the 8 grandkids can come at any time for a sleepover. We have bunk beds, games and grandma's cookie jar. And every once in a while "Winnie" my daughter's lab stays over too(our cat "Charlie" is still not use to this)). He enjoys skiing and watching the Patriots.