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Edie Grace Opens Time Capsule on her 18th Birthday

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Edie Grace Opens Time Capsule on her 18th Birthday

Edie Grace, our daughter, is 18 today. After 12 years of marriage, on our twelfth anniversary actually, we learned that God was granting our prayers for a child. From that day, until now, Edie Grace has been our greatest blessing. Our hearts are overflowing by what a beautiful, compassionate, giving, smart young women she has become. Today, she gets her class C drivers license {from 16-18 you have a driving curfew and some other limitations.) She also finally gets to register to vote! Two things she has been looking forward to for years! Seventeen years ago on her first birthday a wonderful friend, Diane DeLoach, gave us a “time capsule” to be filled with notes, gifts and items from her first birthday. The capsule was to be sealed and opened on her 18th. We reached out to family members and close friends to help us fill the capsule and put it away. Lori and I were equally as excited to go through the capsule with her as Edie Grace was to explore it. Inside we also included the guest list to her first birthday party and notes and cards she was given on her first birthday. Several of the people who contributed are no longer with us. This was powerful, seeing their writings and well wishes for Edie Grace. Happy 18th Edie Grace!!We can’t wait to watch what God has in store for you over the next 18!!! One of the most touching items in the capsule was a birthstone ring that her now 95 years old namesake great-grandmother, Edith Hutchison, purchased for her and included in the capsule. When she purchased it, she was 78 and never imagined she would live to see her open the gift. Not only is she here, I think most days she is in better health than all of us. The most miraculous thing about this, was the ring fit perfectly. Here is the touching video of her opening the note from “Memaw Edith” with her watching and interacting as Edie Grace opened the gift: Here are a few of the highlights from the capsule: Edie Grace’s great-grandmother, Betty Grice, wrote in her handwriting her favorite Red Velvet Cake recipe. Edie Grace’s grandparents, Rick and Cathy Hutchison included a note about 911 and this Alan Jackson CD with his title song “Where were you when the world stopped turning.” This was from Janis and Toby Ellington. Everyone needs a little Cosmo and Ricky Martin to shake things up! These handkerchief’s were hand made by Edie Grace’s great-grandmother Francys James who is no longer with us. She included a sweet note to Edie Grace also. John signed this book to Edie Grace and sent it to us to include in the capsule. “To Edie Grace: My prayer is that your journey through life is a success!”. John C. Maxwell This was from Edie Grace’s cousin Sydney who now has graduated from GSU and is married to T.J. Pope. Lori and I received hundreds of congratulatory emails when Edie Grace was born. We printed them and saved them for her along with notes telling her who each person is and our connection to them. Cool Collectors Barbie a gift from Staci & Everett Kennedy Edie Graces Aunt Melissa and Uncle Jason gave her this charm...

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A “True Blue” Grice Family Tradition…

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A “True Blue” Grice Family Tradition…

Edie Grace has continued a “True Blue” Family tradition that she wasn’t even aware existed. She has been dual-enrolled at Georgia Southern University during her Junior and Senior years of high school. While attending classes at GSU, she has also worked on campus for Campus Recreation and Instrumentals (CRI) at the RAC. This past semester she has been featured in a series of ads for Georgia Southern encouraging students to work on campus. Here is one of the ads. Ironically, over 30 years ago, Edie Grace’s dad DeWayne (toting suitcase) was on the cover of the Financial Aid brochure for Georgia Southern College while he was a student. A few years later, also student at Georgia Southern, Edie Grace’s mom Lori captured this iconic football image that was used to market Georgia Southern Eagle football. Lori’s image is still used today by the university to share the story of that magical period in Georgia Southern’s and our communities remarkable history. It is pretty neat that Edie Grace is continuing the “True Blue” tradition of the Grice family, even if she was completely unaware of her parents roles in marketing the university while students also. The other notable tidbit is all of these have happened during the freshman year! Here are more ways Lori’s image was used in 1988 to promote and build excitement about Georgia Southern Eagle...

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Lori Grice Portraits are the Perfect Christmas Gift

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Lori Grice Portraits are the Perfect Christmas Gift

How will your grandchildren’s, children remember you?  The older we get, the more we understand that our greatest role in life is to be a great parent.  Many of us become so focused on this goal that we sometimes forget to enjoy the journey along the way.  For the past three decades, Lori Grice has been documenting artistically the legacy, love and endurance of families. “There is no responsibility greater than capturing a child or a family and freezing a wonderful moment in time, knowing that future generation will relive that very moment,” explained Lori.  “There are literally thousands of people with cameras who can take your picture, but what I work to capture is so much more than “just a picture.”  It is your story, told either through a single portrait, a collection of portraits throughout your life or albums that eloquently and artistically tells your story.”   While your family is home this Christmas, why not schedule the Lori Grice portrait session you have always wanted?  With family dynamics changing every year, this may be the last year you have to create a portrait as your family is today.  If your children are about to complete college, the next portraits you will be commissioning could be for a wedding and would include your new expanded family.  Let Christmas be the perfect opportunity to allow Lori to create the portrait you have always wanted.  This is your chance to cherish “your” family one more time. The number one regret our clients have is that they do not have a family portrait from their childhood.  Do you have a beautiful portrait with your parents?  Take this opportunity and change that for your children.  Life happens and things change very quickly.  Lori experienced this personally this year.  Her mom passed away only 18 days after Christmas.  Regrettably, Lori does not have a portrait with her mom that includes her daughter, Edie Grace.   Stop procrastinating and do this before it is too late. From traditional portraits on canvas to hand painted oils and watercolors, Lori Grice will help you choose the perfect portrait for your decor.  Gift certificates make perfect Christmas gifts.  To purchase a gift certificate or to learn more about how you can experience the Lori Grice portrait difference by calling 912-764-7274 or emailing her at lori@lorigrice.com. Lori Grice Photography is located at 34 East Main Street in Downtown Statesboro across from the Emma Kelly Theater. ...

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Kiwanis Fair Booth features Lori Grice’s Clients Testimonials

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Kiwanis Fair Booth features Lori Grice’s Clients Testimonials

Lori loves the fair. The colorful lights, the smell of pancakes, the sounds of heartfelt joy. It is a wonderful time to see our community come together to celebrate past traditions and make new ones for their family.  The fair connects us as a community in a magical way.  Some of Lori’s favorite memories were made at the fair with her grandparents, parents and her daughter, Edie Grace.   Continuing a Tradition The fair booth has been a tradition for Lori for nearly 30 years.  It is a way to share her artistry with the thousands of you who attend the fair annually.  To celebrate our fair tradition, we asked a few of our clients to share their testimonials as to why they choose to invest in Lori Grice portraits.  Our customers not only appreciate and value Lori’s portraits but they understand these are works of art that their family will cherish forever.  Our client’s endorsements of Lori, their love for their portraits and their inspiring testimonials are the reason Lori strives to make every experience incredible and every portrait a true work of art.   Investing in a Lori Grice  Clients often share with us how glad they are that they decided to invest in a Lori Grice portrait.  We thought it would be fun to share a few of our clients reasons for choosing Lori. Lori’s clients understand the importance of capturing the closeness and the connection of their family through fine art portraits.  A Lori Grice Portrait on your wall sends a message to  your children and your family that they are the most important thing in your world.  Lori’s portraits are a non-verbal way to communicate to their children what matters most.  This is significant and Lori understands how important this investment is and the story it tells. Stop procrastinating and send a message to your family today by investing in a Lori Grice Portrait.  Learn more by visiting our website at www.LoriGrice.com, email at info@LoriGrice.com or calling 912-764-7274. Register to win a special gift from Lori while you are visiting the fair...

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NO Excuse – NO REGRET Lori Grice Fall Family Portrait Sessions

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NO Excuse – NO REGRET Lori Grice Fall Family Portrait Sessions

We have heard every possible excuse why you have not scheduled a Lori Grice portrait of your beautiful family.  You are thinking of them right now as you are reading this, “I need to lose a little weight”, I need a tan”, “I cannot get everyone together”, “I want to wait until our family is complete”, “we want to wait until we finish our forever home”…and the excuses continue. We understand the commitment it takes to create a beautiful portrait.  We also know that there is nothing you will cherish more than a portrait of your family.  No one has ever regretted investing in a Lori Grice Portrait.  Often, however, friends share their regret in never having a family portrait created by Lori.    “My world changed on January 11th of this year, when my mom died suddenly at 65”, said Lori Grice.  “There are so many portraits of my Mom I wish I had.  The largest regret my clients share the most with me is that they don’t have a family portrait from their childhood.” For this reason, during October Lori is offering NO EXCUSE – NO REGRET portrait sessions on select dates in Statesboro and Savanah.  These 30-minute sessions only require a $99 reservation for the session, which is over a $400 value.  There are only a limited number of sessions and these will go quickly so reserve yours today for your family or as a gift for your parents or siblings.  These portraits will make great gifts and Christmas Cards also. NO Excuse, NO Regret Family Portrait dates: Tuesday, October 16th – Statesboro Studio – Casual or Formal sittings available Thursday, October 18th – Statesboro Outdoors – “Arbor of Oaks” Saturday, October 20th – Savannah – “Classic Savanah” Two custom sessions at your home or a specific location: Saturday, October 13th – One Hour sessions – (Only Two Available) Call 912-764-7274 or email Lori at info@lorigrice.com to reserve your NO EXCUSE – NO REGRET Lori Grice Portrait Session today. Learn more about Lori Grice at www.lorigrice.com and www.facebook.com/lori.grice.photo or visit her studio at 34 East Main Street in Downtown...

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Lori and DeWayne Celebrate 30 Years of Marriage

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Lori and DeWayne Celebrate 30 Years of Marriage

WOW – where did time go?  Seems like just yesterday Lori and I were heading off to her Senior prom at SHS and now our daughter, Edie Grace, is a Senior at SHS.  The three of us have had so much fun going through over three decades of pictures sharing stories and memories.  Each picture we selected for our video tells a small but powerful story about our journey.  There is so much to share, so many mountain tops and a few too many valleys.   Our marriage has been a partnership in life, business and parenting.   As we look back, every step along the way helped not only give us purpose, but shaped who we are today.  Individually and together, we are far from perfect.  But each day we try to focus on making a small difference in the lives of our clients, family, friends and community. Lori and I were first attracted physically, but we soon learned that our past was quite similar.  Both of our Mom’s had conceived us in high school and the years that followed left lots of question marks for our future.  We bonded with this commonality and learned quickly that we were much stronger together than apart.   Lori’s Dad loves to tell the story of our first meeting.  He and I were working together and for weeks I had heard stories from him about his beautiful, smart and talented daughter.  Then one evening, feeling sorry for a starving college student, he invited me home for dinner.  When I saw Lori it was love at first sight!  The next day he asked me what I thought of his daughter, I quickly replied sharing with him how beautiful I thought she was and that I planned to make her my wife someday.  We had not even been on a date!  In life, we have always known what we want when we see it and somehow we always figure out a way to get it. This dogged determination has presented so many opportunities for us that it doesn’t even seem real.  We have traveled the world.  Met many of the people we have admired the most and made friends with thousands of you.  We wouldn’t trade a step in this journey. It is so much fun to look back, but what is truly exciting is our look forward to what the future holds for Lori, Edie Grace and I. One thing is for sure, it will continue to be an amazing journey.  Certainly we know that no matter what life holds, the journey is so much better to enjoy with family and friends.  So here is to 30 more! Enjoy this three minute video recap of our past 30 years: Thanks to you for sharing this journey in whatever way God has placed you in our lives.  May you be richly blessed for joining us along the...

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Edie Grace SHS Senior and GSU Freshman

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Edie Grace SHS Senior and GSU Freshman

Edie Grace’s first day of school this year was the second time in her life that I did not drive her to school.  She began a couple of weeks after most of her classmates because, even though she is technically a senior at SHS, she is taking all of her classes at GSU.  Edie Grace is both a high school senior and college freshman simultaneously.  I knew this time would come, but boy does it make Lori and I feel old…and just a little bit sad. Seems like just yesterday I was putting her on the bus for her first day of kindergarten. We did continue our tradition of having our first day of school image taken together.  Thanks to having a Mom that has spent her career preserving precious memories for others encouraging us to, at the very least, take a quick snapshot we now have a pretty awesome collection of first day images.  These document her growth and maturity and my grey hair, persistent aging and inability to control my weight – especially as I get older. Edie Grace has an exciting year ahead.  Thanks to Georgia’s wonderful “Move On When Ready” (MOWR) program she is fully enrolled at GSU.  She is also looking forward to serving as Vice President of the National Honor Society at Statesboro High and continuing her many community commitments.  Edie Grace is a working girl also.  She is continuing her job at CRI (the “RAC”) on the GSU campus and helping out some at Free Spirit Pottery also. Of course, we are traveling the world creating every imaginable image possible to capture her senior year and this incredible time in her life.  Our favorite stop on her “Lori Grice Senior Portrait journey” so far is Cuba. We are most proud of her “can do” spirit, graceful attitude and giving heart.  Every day with Edie Grace is a wonderful blessing for me and Lori.  It is a journey that never stops surprising us, thrilling us and showing us the power of unconditional love.  We tell her everyday that simply “showing up” is the biggest key to success.  She certainly shows up every day with a passion and vigor to change the world.  Hopefully, this spirit will continue to carry her through this year and for the rest of her life. We hope this school year proves to be another great year for your children and your family also.  Life is a precious gift.  Enjoy every moment of it and celebrate with your children every opportunity you...

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Join us in Celebrating Another Birthday With Lori Grice

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Join us in Celebrating Another Birthday With Lori Grice

Lori’s Two Favorite Things Today is Lori’s Birthday and we want you to join us in celebrating with her.  This picture is one of my favorites because it combines two of Lori’s greatest loves, photography and our daughter Edie Grace.  There are many more of her “favorite” things captured here also.  Her love to travel and explore new things.  Her incredibly gifted ability to see the beauty of God’s creations most of us would never notice.  The perfect light, the trajectory of the image, the detail of the architecture, the inner beauty of the subject, the emotion of the moment, exposing the windows of your soul, I could go on and on… Her gift is magical.  Her ability to see places and people in extraordinary ways and then transform this perfect vision of them to a canvas so they will forever enjoy this moment in time frozen forever. It is an amazing gift that she, thankfully has been allowed to share with so many of you for one more year. Life Is A Gift:  Treat It As A Gift Every Day Many of you know Lori’s journey though surviving cancer at the age of 33 when Edie Grace was only 14 months old.  It is unimaginable how three simple words can turn your world upside down in seconds: “You Have Cancer”.  Cancer was a valley that consumed us but did not defeat us.  Cancer is a devastatingly scary, horrible, tragic diagnosis.  But it also gives clarity to life.  You are forced to face the fact that life IS terminal.  You have two choices – give up or fight.  Lori chose to fight and she was lucky enough to win. The fact is,  you never really win with Cancer.  Once it grabs you it never lets go.  You are constantly concerned that it will reoccur.  Every little ache or pain, every odd symptom the fear rushes back for just a moment.  Then there is the burden of survivorship.  Understanding why God chose to allow you to survive when so many others were defeated. There have been many times when it would have just been easy to give up and allow cancer to win not just physically but mentally and emotionally also.  But it also inspires you to work harder, to do more, to make a difference in every life you touch.  To dance through life like no one is watching and to share a legacy with others that will touch them so deeply that they are inspired and find the strength to do amazing things. Birthdays Are Special One of Lori’s favorite charities is the American Cancer Society.  They launched a campaign a few years ago that they were the “official sponsor of birthdays“ with the tagline “MORE BIRTHDAYS!!!”  For Lori and millions of others this is completely true.  Because millions of strangers impacted by cancer chose to contribute and support research, Lori and so many, many more people have beat cancer and are beating it as I write this. Birthday’s have always been very special for Lori however for another reason, because her Mom saw to it that they were.  Even in the darkest days of life, when they struggled financially and emotionally – nothing got in the way of “birthday week”.  Lori’s mom was her spirit animal.  She...

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HuffPost features Lori Grice Photography

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HuffPost features Lori Grice Photography

HuffPost featured this beautiful Lori Grice baby and bunny picture for their feature: 15 Adorable Photo’s of Babies and Bunnies Just Because. Caroline Bologna, Culture & Parenting Reporter, HuffPost reached out to Lori and selected the image as number two of fifteen total images.  “Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy” is the super cute caption Caroline used for the story. We agree with Caroline in this time of crazy news cycles it is nice to pause and get lost in the total cuteness that only babies and bunnies can bring.  We are big admirers of Caroline’s work in keeping her readers informed and entertained with great parenting tips.  It is an honor to be selected by Caroline and to work with her on this super fun feature. National Award winning Portrait This portrait also won first place at a National Children’s Portrait contest in 2016.  It is awesome when Lori’s images are recognized in such incredible ways.  However, the greatest honor Lori receives every day when clients choose her as their families personal photographer. The Lori Grice Difference “I understand how precious and powerful each image I create for my clients are.  They are allowing and entrusting me to create one of the few things in life that they will cherish forever”, said Lori Grice.  “In a time where everyone seems to be in a hurry, it is nice to have a beautiful portrait to take you back to this place in time where you are reunited with the memories of the moment the photo was created forever.” For over 30 years Master Photographer Lori Grice has been recognized and commissioned internationally for her timeless portraits.  Learn more about Lori’s difference  and her journey.        ...

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Limited 2019 Senior Sessions Available – Reserve Now

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Limited 2019 Senior Sessions Available – Reserve Now

Now booking Class of 2019 Senior Custom Portrait Sessions This is an exciting summer as you prepare to enter your final year in High School.  You are now a senior.  Congratulations!  This will be one of the most defining years of your life. “You have a uniquely personal and amazingly powerful story to share with the world.  No other time in your life, than your senior year, will you have this opportunity to share the story of you.  To artistically freeze this time forever.  Never again will your life be as free, as defining and as independent as it is now.  Your next chapter of life will be one of accomplishment, romance, love, marriage, family and your “ever after”.  What I create is not for everyone….but for the few that allow me to artistically tell their story have a gift they will cherish forever”.  Lori Grice For over three decades, hundreds of high school seniors have commissioned Master Photographer Lori Grice to artistically document their senior year though breathtaking portraits. The Lori Grice Senior Portrait Journey commissions begin at $1,500.  Lori is now accepting a limited number of reservations for the class of 2019. Reserve your spot now or to learn more contact Lori at https://lorigrice.com/about-3/contact/, by calling 912-764-7274 or www.facebook.com/lori.grice.photo/...

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