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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

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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.


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.

Don’t you just LOVE scouting for new spots to bring your clients? I do and that’s just what John and I did yesterday. We spent most of the day driving around looking and awesome covered bridges. We also stumbled on a beautiful stone arch bridge which would be perfect for Sally and Pete’s engagement session. They booked a fall engagement session and the colors of the trees along with the stone arch bridge would be so romantic. ~Swoon~  We are also going to have Angel’s session by one of the bridges. I am so excited!!!!


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And The Winner Is…

Good morning! Did everyone have a great 4th of July? We had a delicious BBQ with family. John prepared it all, right down to the homemade potato and macaroni salad. In the evening we were so tired we didn’t even bother to go watch the fireworks, so we watched them on TV.

Last night I also learned a new way to edit images. Here’s the before, which was edited last year.


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and here is the after.


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Big difference! I have been getting into more black and white images, they are so dramatic!


So getting down to our birthday contest. We asked for the famous person who said: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

The answer is Thomas Jefferson.

Well 5 had answered the question and although we had said we have 2 prizes, we decided that all 5 of you will be winners. The top winner are: (as chosen by Mr Random Organizer)

The winner of our FREE Session with a $50 print credit is: Holli…yeay Holli!

The winner of 5 FREE gift prints(5×7 or 8×10) with the purchase of a new session is: Angel!…Yeay Angel, congrats.

Like I said ALL of you are winners so….

Tara, Heather and Kim, you each will receive a $25 off your next session gift card. YEAY!!!!!

Congratulation to all.

I will be sending out all prizes this weekend...but I must tell you that they do expire by August 31 2013.

Thank you all who entered. So you don’t miss our monthly specials, sign up for our newsletter. Just email us at grammphotography@yahoo.com so that we add you to our list. We do NOT give out your info to others and we do NOT spam your email.

Hugs…stay well.

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.

It’s My Birthday

Wow it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. A really long time! Sorry all, I’m usually the talkative type, but I have never been able to put my thoughts into print. Maybe because most of the time my thoughts are so jumbled it’s hard to find just 1 to blog about.

Well this post is about you. Sorry to drop the ball into your lap…lol. So here is how it goes.

Everyone who follows us on facebook know that every month we pool all your names who have a birthday in that given month, and then randomly choose 1 lucky person to win a FREE birthday session. This month we would like to try something a little different.

For those who have birthdays in June, and who live within a 30 mile radius of Gramm Photography Studios, we want you to leave a comment here, on our blog, as to why you want the session. Is it because you are reaching a new milestone year? or decided to get a new hair cut or new outfit to celebrate your special day? Please be fair and only comment once. Remember to leave your full name so we know who you are. For an extra chance at winning, invite a friend to like Gramm Photography on facebook and leave us a comment on there saying so and so sent me to say hi. On June 16th, Father’s Day, we will randomly choose 1 lucky winner of the session. Remember, your comment must be made here…on the blog , for it to count.

So, Happy Birthday June babies, and don’t forget to comment.