Hi! I’m Garrick Hoffman, a professional photographer and lifelong Mainer.

I’ve been a professional photographer since 2017, starting my career in photojournalism for a variety of free newspapers in southern Maine.

Since my career began, I’ve expanded my creative horizons significantly: I now specialize in weddings, events, portraits, and lifestyle photography. I also love capturing the beauty of Maine & beyond, with canvas and framed prints of my landscape photography available for purchase here on my e-store.

In recent years, I’ve won three awards through the Appalachian Mountain Club (1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place, 2021-2023), had my work featured in TIME Magazine, won an award through the Maine Press Association for my work in the Maine Monitor, photographed cultural figures like Paris Hilton and Maine native Patrick Dempsey (a.k.a. “McDreamy”), and more.

Visit my portfolio to see just a small slice of my body of work!

(Photo: Mimi Gabes)

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When and how did you first become seriously interested in photography?

    I began doing professional photography in the spring of 2017 when Mainely Media in Biddeford hired me as a freelancer after working as a reporter for one of their newspapers, the Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Courier. This was also the year I purchased my first DSLR (digital single-lens reflex camera)!

    Photography simply began as a hobby for me, interestingly, with my first smartphone in 2012! I eventually got my first point-and-shoot camera as a gift in 2013; then, I went on to purchase a new Nikon point-and-shoot in the fall of 2014 with birthday money. After a couple years as a hobbyist who loved taking and editing photos from long walks and outdoor adventures with friends, I got hired as a reporter for Mainely Media where I was given an opportunity to do photo assignments – even before I got my first DSLR! After a few months of doing this, I strictly became a freelance photographer, doing work for not only the Courier but also the South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Sentry, Scarborough Leader, and Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Post.

     

  • What have been your biggest influences for photography? What about writing?

    When it comes to photography, I actually don’t really tend to draw much inspiration from other photographers so much as I do from what simply catches my eye, as well as different styles that I like to experiment with (portraits vs. landscapes, for example). Light is inspiring. Beauty is inspiring. That said, there are so many talented photographers who I know whose techniques I could use to improve my own photography. I follow many local photographers with consummate skills that make me want to be constantly improving my craft.

    That said, hands down my favorite landscape photographer from whom I draw the most inspiration is Benjamin Williamson in Brunswick, Maine!

  • What was your first photography job?

    Freelance photography at Mainely Media in Biddeford, principally covering “feature,” or “slice of life,” stories (festivals, town events, parades, etc.). Before that, I had been selling prints at farmers markets and art walks in Portland, Maine, if that counts!

MY MISSION

…is to produce the best-looking, highest-quality imagery for those who seek my services. No matter what I’m photographing, whether it’s people, products, or plateaus, I will not walk away from any job until I know I’ve captured superior photographs that will stun you (and myself!). I set the highest standards on myself to produce the best work because I care about the craft as much as I care about my clients. Visit my Contact page to reach me for your photography needs!

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