"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. " William Shakespeare

Hi and welcome to Lena Grey Photography blog.  Now that the secret is out and you all know that I have launched my business you might be asking how I got the name Lena Grey.  Anyone can agree that naming anything is a process.  I had come up numerous name combinations, names that meant something to me  and names that had meanings  that related to my journey in deciding to start this business.  After much deliberation I decided to go with Lena Grey.  

As some of you know my grandparents played a major role in my life growing up. My brother and sisters and I spend countless hours talking with them about our thoughts, hopes, and dreams.  They have become a huge part of who I am today.  Lena comes from my mom's mom.  This was one of her middle names and is also the middle name of my oldest daughter.  Grey is my dad's mom's maiden name.  Both of my grandmother's meant a great deal to me and the time and effort they put into my life.  Nothing was and still is impossible to them .  They were both very creative and artistic in their own way.  My mom's mom gave me the love of sewing, crafting and re-purposing ordinary old things in new ways.  My dad's mom gave me my love of flowers, adventure, cooking, and decorating.  The meaning of the name Lena is" sunlight" and Grey's meaning is the color grey.  The term photography in the Greek  language means "light painting."   With all of the names put together it means "sunlight grey light painting".  Pretty cool huh?!  

Photography has been a passion of mine since I was a little girl.  My grandmother's hearts and legacy will live on, by capturing detailed stories through my love of photography.   

Jessica Schissler