At a very young age Loren loved the outdoors and enjoyed fly fishing, hunting and observing his natural surroundings. His desire to document these experiences led to an interest in photography. Some of his earlier pursuits were taken with a simple point and shoot camera, which he felt was lacking in the vision and quality that he saw in books and magazines. In junior high school (9th grade) he took his first photography class with teacher Photographer Dave Newman (Newman Photography) who taught him new techniques and opened up a whole new world for him. During that same year he entered his first photography contest and won first place. From that point on he has been reading and studying books and magazines and attending seminars learning everything he can.
After 34 years of working in the Plumbing and Water Works Wholesale business, he has decided to retire. With encouragement from his wife, children, family and friends he has decided to pursue his passion as a full time photographer. He looks forward with excitement and joy in creating new images and making lasting memories.
Loren has won numerous awards at the Washington County and Utah State Fairs, Outdoor Photography Magazine: Canon Photo Contest. He was invited by the St. George Arts Museum to display his work "The Waterfall in Zion" for the 100 Year Anniversary of Zion National Park. In 2013, at the Sandy City Arts Festival, he won First Place in Photography for "Sentinels of the Past", and the Mayor's Choice Award for "Sitting Pretty". In 2014 he participated in the St. George Arts Festival, won Honorable Mention in Photography at the Sandy City Arts Festival, First Place at the Utah State Fair and two First Place and Reserve Sweepstakes at the Washington County Fair. In 2015 he will participate, for a second time, in the St. George Arts Festival, earning Honorable Mention. In 2016 he joined PPA ( Professional Photographers of America ) to earn his Master of Photography Degree. In 2016 at the Professional Photographers International Photographic Competition he had 2 entries in the competition earned a spot in the coveted Loan Collection, Clash, Southbound, and 1 earned a spot in the General Collection, Foggy Morning. In 2017 he earned Silver Medalists Photographer. And at the Professional Photographers International Photographic Competition he had 1 entries in the competition earned a spot in the coveted Loan Collection, Love is in the Air, and 3 earned a spot in the General Collection, Courtship Ritual, Room for Two, Clouds over Zion. In the Spring of 2016 he started leading Tours and Photo Tours as a Guide for Grizzly Country Wildlife Adventures in Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. His Artwork also adorns the walls of many businesses and private residences and now will be featured at LaFave Gallery 1214 Zion Park Blvd, Springdale, Utah.
He is grateful for his wife who has always believed in him and has been by his side; for his 5 children and 10 grandkids and many family members who support him. Also for the friendships of fellow photographers that have been made along the way.