Welcome to GJB Images! Gayland Bender started his photography company several years ago when his desire for photographing Minnesota’s North Shore waterfalls intersected with his interest in photographing the architectural buildings his engineering firm worked on.

As a bit of background, Gayland grew up in a small rural community in South Dakota. He was raised on a farm and quickly learned how the natural environment affected his agricultural world. Good in math, he chose engineering over farming, but his roots remain part of the soil in South Dakota. Also an accomplished drummer, Gayland played in several dance bands in high school, college and beyond. In 2011 his band was inducted into the South Dakota Rock and Roll Music Association Hall of Fame for their decades of playing for charities and civic events.

Gayland knew that his industry desired professional quality images of architectural buildings.  Over the past 15 years, he has photographed many buildings, both interiors, and exteriors, designed by his firm’s architectural clients. Many of the images are currently displayed in the firm’s offices and in architectural firms’ marketing materials.

Gaining experience with architectural photography and constantly upgrading photo equipment and techniques, Gayland has acquired a beautiful portfolio of images that can be viewed on his website.  Now retired from the engineering profession, he has more time to pursue his photography business.

When not photographing and editing architectural images, one might see Gayland drumming in a local Dixieland band or photographing Rotary Club and other events around the Twin Cities.


Custom prints are available for direct purchase in many sizes.  Contact Gayland for availability, print material, and pricing.


Photography and printing services are available on a contract basis for the following assignments.

  • Architectural
  • Interiors
  • Landscapes
  • Events