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Vintage Glamor

The most beautiful woman is the one who’s proud and comfortable just being herself.

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“Elegance is a glowing inner peace. Grace is an ability to give as well as to receive and be thankful. Mystery is a hidden laugh always ready to surface! Glamour only radiates if there is a sublime courage & bravery within: glamour is like the moon; it only shines because the sun is there.”
C. JoyBell C.

Glamor session, January 19, 2014 at Gramm Photography. Call us for info.

Some of our glamorous models.


Meet Kodie…beautiful, bright, fun.


and Jackie, my future daughter in law, just gorgeous

Jenn and Jackie

and Jackie and her sister Jenn…a sweetheart in every way.

Aren’t they beautiful? Valentines Day is coming up, treat yourself to a glamor session.

Sisters~Creative Fun Glamorous Photography

Sisters are..

clothes borrowers

fit throwers

cover stealers

secret keepers

an enemy, a friend,

a conversation without end,

sassy, bossy, silly, fussy

pretty and sweet

tea partys with treats

dress up, mess up, fess up, get punished,

fights over nothing, sharer of dreams

a headache, a pain, she gets spoiled again,

a princess, a brat, she ruined my hat,

I love her, I miss her, I tease her, I kiss her,

she is my family and that means more to me

what would I do without her?

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Hot News Flash…This Just In!

We just received this from our dear friend Santa along with a letter that says…

Hi Liz and John,

I am looking forward to seeing you again on November 9th and 10th at Gramm Photography. I can NOT wait to show the children what I have in store for them.
I am sorry to hear that John won’t be joining us, maybe next year he can take the day off from work so he can sit in during hour story time.
Ut oh, I just heard a crash coming from the stables. My reindeer get too excited this time of year. Let me go settle them down. I will be seeing you in Campbell Hall soon enough…HO HO HO. Tell the children I will be bringing my lists with me.

Your good friend,
Santa Claus

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That’s right! Santa will be at Gramm Photography and wants to see us all. Call 845 926-1952 to book your session.

2 Years

Wow! I can’t believe it’s been 2 years already. In the last 2 years I have learned so much. Not only on the photography side of business, but running a business in general.

When I first started photography, I shot in auto mode. I was so afraid of something going wrong and missing the shot. I was afraid to allow my brain to work and left it all up to the camera to do. Then I realized that I needed to be in control, that the camera was limited to do only what the factory setting allowed it to do. It was then that I changed to manual settings. I was scared, still afraid to miss that shot, but felt I was trained to do this job, a job I have deep feelings for. I stepped back, and allowed my brain to use the knowledge of photography that I had stored in the past 5 years. I spent countless hours learning lighting, posing, and how to bring out the emotions of my clients. I’ve learned that I am not a fan of flash, but can achieve the same results using soft boxes, reflectors and natural lighting. I’ve learned what poses to use to flatter a body, and how to position my subjects to make an image appealing. I have also learned that shadows are your friend and when used properly, make a dramatic effect on your subject. Mostly, I’ve learned how to relax and let the creativity flow.

Recently, John and I went on a wine tasting cruise on the Hudson River. While taking photos of Bannermanns Castle, I overheard someone saying “wow, I would LOVE to have his camera” as he was looking at John taking the shot. I wanted to tell him that it’s not the camera that takes good photos, it’s the person using the tool (the camera) that was trained to take incredible shots. Humbly, I just smiled at him and went on to enjoy the cruise. I guess I could say in the 3 careers I had in my life, each of them I felt the same way. Afraid at first, but then relaxed enough to let my training and knowledge take over.

GRP_4775 watermarkedThis reminds me of what a dear friend and partner once told me early in my EMS career. He is now gone from this world, but everyday I can still hear him say, ” Liz, close the book and let nature take its course.”  Well, Tom, even though I looked up to you as a mentor, I would have to disagree to an extent. The book will ALWAYS be open, but as each new chapter is added, I will not dwell on the words, but go with my instinct, and use that knowledge to be the best that I can be.

This July 4th, we will celebrate our 2 year birthday with 2 free givaways. The first will be a FREE session with a $50 print credit. The second will be 5 FREE gift prints with the purchase of a new session. Like our Facebook page so you won’t miss the contest.

Happy Birthday America~Campbell Hall NY Lifestyle Photographer

Happy Birthday America…home of the free and the brave. Truly this is an awesome nation…a nation where individuals have the right to be free. And a big thank you to all those who fight to keep America free.

Last year, on the same day, I chose to go live with Gramm Photography. July 4th…the birth of a new nation…the birth of a new company…the birth of a new chapter in our lives. Through out the year, we learned many things. I, for one, learned how to market. John is now fine tuning his macro photography. We expanded to include a studio for our clients convenience. We added many new techniques, more props, and broadened our variety in the ways we capture our images such as adding lens flare for dreamy images, and incorporating fashion flare to our portraits. And we have only begun.

Every day I search for new ideas, new concepts to make Gramm Photography stand out. We want to offer the BEST for our clients and will continue to change where change is due.

We also want to thank all our friends and family who have stood by us, who believe in us, and who continue to help us grow. Without you, we have nothing.

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!