Grumpy Panda Photography

Maryland based photographer

My name is Porter "Panda" Brown Jr  

I am honored to have you here and want to welcome you to all things 'Panda' related. If you're familiar with my work, that's great! If not, I hope you'll take some time to see what I'm all about! My main focus with photography, is to first and foremost, make people feel special. I know that feeling beautiful is such an extraordinary feeling, and that's my job – to make YOU feel extraordinary! By utilizing my love for fashion, soft natural light, lots of colors/textures, and also my creative background – I am able to give you a one of a kind experience that you won't forget. I am always there for you and with you, guiding you through. You'll find that my work brings the utmost style and atmosphere into every photo that I capture. It is a guarantee that you will experience life, confidence and vibrancy in a browse through my portfolio as a whole. I am on top of trends, bringing the newest and most up to date style to your images. I always strive to make my clients feel completely at ease through every aspect of our experience together. Your images will stand out, just like YOU!

“The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed. I think that emotional content is an image’s most important element, regardless of the photographic technique. Much of the work I see these days lacks the emotional impact to draw a reaction from viewers, or remain in their hearts.” Anne Geddes

"There is an emotion to be evoked by an image. It is that emotion that drives me to do more than capture a beautiful image. It is the connection of the soul that colors my photography."

Please visit my portfolio page to see some of my favorite images.

Click here to see my portfolio

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We offer a full customer service experience for

• Portraits and head shots (personal and corporate)

• Seniors (high school & college)

• Couples/engagements and weddings 

• Event coverage (concerts, parties, sports)

• Boudoir 

We have many packages and services STARTING at as little as $125.  Wedding coverage is available from a few hours to multiple day experience with up to 3 photographers and video STARTING at $1600.  We also provide plenty of options for prints and memorable personal items.

I would be happy to provide more details based on your needs. Please provide your information on the contact page so that I can give you more information.


I keep coming back to this photo, and I want to say more than "wow!" I just can't find the words to describe how awesome this is. Just album-cover quality. Wow!

Jamie T. McMillan

I was impressed with Grumpy Panda Photography and his laid back and chilled way of working. I felt comfortable, which is really important for me! I was uber excited when the photos came back from our 2014 Queendom T.E.A. Mentoring Program Crowning Ceremony. He captured the day so beautifully with shots from all sorts of angles that I didn't see myself. Photography is a big deal but Grumpy Panda are a step further than just traditional shots, he produces art. A MASSIVE THANK YOU!!!! - 

LaQuisha Hall Mrs. Essence 2013

Professional customer service and superb results. Thank you for providing a quick turnaround and accommodating my demands expeditiously. 

Yvette Lynne Porter

This is a photographer that I know will deliver under any circumstances. We work together throughout the year for personal and professional projects. I am always excited to see what he shoots. His humble and kind spirit is evident in each picture he takes!

Darby Pack Owner and Manager of  The Maryland Academy of Dance

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