Lori Grice Bio
Lori Grice celebrates over two decades in business as founder of Lori Grice Photography. She holds a BBA in Marketing from Georgia Southern University, a photographic Craftsman and Masters from the Professional Photographers of America. Grice continues to be Southeast Georgia’s only award winning, nationally certified Master/Craftsman portrait artist. In 2002, Georgia Trend Magazine and the Savannah Business Journal featured Grice as one of Georgia’s, and the Coastal Empire’s, most successful young business people in their “Forty under Forty” feature. In 2004 Grice received a gubernatorial appointment by Governor Sonny Perdue to the Georgia Children’s Trust Fund Commission. Also in 2004, Grice earned the prestigious Master of Photography degree from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Grice is only the ninth woman in Georgia to receive her Masters, which is one of the highest honors awarded by the PPA.
In addition, she was the 19th photographer in Georgia to be inducted into the American Society of Photographers. ASP is a “Who’s Who” society of professional photographic artists who aspire to maintain the highest level of excellence by adhering to ethical standards, stimulating creativity, and continually refining technical competence. In 2005 and 2009, Grice was named International Photographer of the Year by the PPA, 2006, Grice received her Photographic Craftsman degree from PPA and the Georgia Professional Photographers named her Georgia’s Photographer of the Year for 2007-2008. In 2008, Grice was nominated by Congressman John Barrow and selected by First Lady Laura Bush to design an ornament for the Blue Room Christmas tree honoring the Bush’s last Christmas in the White House. In 2011, Grice was honored with the Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind award for her continued commitment to philanthropic causes in her community. In 2012, Grice was selected by the United Nations Foundation as one of 45 champions to help promote the launch of the Shot@Life.orgcampaign. This campaign brings awareness to the value of immunization of children throughout the world. Also in 2012, Lori and her dance partner Michael Singleton, won the Community Choice Award in the local Dancing With the Stars. This event is an annual fundraiser for one of Lori’s favorite local philanthropies, Safe Haven. Safe Haven is a respite for battered women throughout the region. Lori has been ranked “best of” by her clients for years in multiple local and regional publications. Lori is a sustainer of the Savannah Junior League and an active member of the Statesboro Service League.
Grice’s clients share an impeccable taste for fine portrait art. She has earned the reputation as “the portrait artist for the South’s leading families and executives.” Her client list includes many of the South’s most prestigious families, including world-renowned evangelist Dr. Michael Guido, Best-selling Author and Motivational Speaker Dr. John Maxwell, and TLC’s Trading Spaces designer Laurie Smith.. Her work continues to be published in major publications throughout the South.
As a cervical cancer survivor, she has become an outspoken advocate for early detection through PAPs and HPV vaccination. Lori and her daughter Edie Grace were featured in a series of public service announcements produced by PKIDS and distributed throughout the world, promoting an encouraging the HPV vaccine. Lori is a strong advocate, leader and volunteer for Safe Haven a regional battered women’s shelter. She leads, mentors and teaches Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace classes to the clients, advocates and leadership of Safe Haven.
A gifted speaker, Grice has traveled the world speaking on photography, philanthropy, Cancer and the HPV Vaccine. Grice is a Christian who attends Believer’s Church of Statesboro. She is joined in business and marriage with her husband of 25 years, DeWayne and they are the proud parents of a beautiful, terrific daughter, Edie Grace. Edie Grace is a 7th grader at Bulloch Academy. Her work can be viewed at her primary gallery and studio in Downtown Statesboro or online at www.lorigrice.com.
In addition to her clients in the Statesboro area, Lori is commissioned often to create portraits for families who live in or visit the coastal region. This includes Savannah, Georgia, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Sea Island, Georgia, Jekyll Island, Georgia and St. Simons Island, Georgia.