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Nothing pleases Mom more than a Lori Grice Family Portrait

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Nothing pleases Mom more than a Lori Grice Family Portrait

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 with a family portrait. “There is no responsibility greater than capturing a child or a family and freezing a wonderful moment in time, knowing that generations will relive this 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 an album that eloquently and artistically tells your story.” Often, clients who have commissioned Lori share their love of the portraits and albums she has created for them. No matter who has photographed their family before or after Lori, they define and describe her work as a masterpiece…one that they will cherish forever. “I just have to tell you that every day I enjoy the portraits and album you created for my family more than the day before. I am in awe at the passion that goes into your work. You can tell that what you do is a labor of love! Every portrait brings back so many wonderful memories of my family and have made me shed several tears. Thank you for continuing to be a special part of our family!” Shirl Ellis. Lori’s work profoundly changed after a battle with cancer, when her daughter Edie Grace, was only 14 months old. “I realized that if cancer won, the only way my daughter would remember me was through portraits. This is the gift I give my clients every day. My portraits become a window into their soul. One that will always take them back to this wonderful place in time,” Lori said. “This is why I am a perfectionist at what I do. This is why I put my heart and soul in every portrait that I create. I value life and the responsibility of sharing it, like no one else will.” This Mother’s Day, is the perfect time to commission Lori Grice for “THE PORTRAIT” of your family. There is no investment you will make that you will appreciate more than a Lori Grice portrait of your family. More importantly, there is no better way to honor all the mom’s in your life. Contact Lori today at (912) 764-7274 or at lori@lorigrice.com to purchase a gift certificate for your mom or to schedule your portrait session. Lori Grice Photography is located at 34 East Main Street in Downtown Statesboro across from the Emma Kelly Theater. www.lorigrice.com  ...

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Edie Grace Grice honored as an American Red Cross Youth Hero

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Edie Grace Grice honored as an American Red Cross Youth Hero

Edie Grace has a wonderful heart for giving and as parents, nothing makes us more proud.  Today, WTOC TV’s Dal Cannady and the American Red Cross recognized Edie Grace for her volunteer efforts, along with eleven other youth from the area.  It was a impressively, deserving group of young adults.  We are grateful and honored that the American Red Cross selected Edie Grace as one of these Youth Hero’s for 2016.  Below is the complete press release. The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia hosted the 4th Annual Youth Heroes Awards Breakfast this morning at Natural Resources Building on the campus of Ogeechee Technical College.  Hosted during National Volunteer Month, a total of twelve  middle and high school students from Southeast Georgia will be recognized for extending their hearts and hands in volunteer work.    The Youth Hero honorees are Chloe Branch, Hannah Clay, Edie Grace Grice, Maddie Laesser, Ashlyn Lanier, Austin Moore, Jonah Jones, Madison Patrick, Brian Perez, Taylor Soles, Elizabeth Wiggins and Emily Wiggins.    Youth volunteers or “Volunteers in their Younger Years” benefit communities in several ways.  A study of youth development indicates that youth volunteers are twice as likely to get better grades in school, twenty-five percent more likely to positively contribute to their family and community and twice as likely to continue their volunteer efforts as adults. Through volunteer initiatives, young people also adopt adult mentors who lead by example, serve as a source of guidance and inspire young adults to achieve their goals with confidence.  In this way communities gain a generation of young people who care about where they live and who are willing to make commitments. Volunteers make up 98% of the American Red Cross workforce nationwide and play a critical role bringing help and hope to victims of disasters. Proceeds from the Youth HEROES event will benefit the Southeast Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross’ volunteer programs and emergency services.  Partners of this event will not only further the mission of the Red Cross, but will also help in publicly thanking the young heroes. Please join the American Red Cross in recognizing these deserving youth who respond to challenges every day in their community and rise above those challenges by becoming volunteers who are strengthening the world for future...

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Statesboro Herald – 20 under 40 Awards – 2016

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Statesboro Herald – 20 under 40 Awards – 2016

Below is a video that will be viewed at tonight’s reception honoring these outstanding citizens.  Congratulations to the Statesboro Herald 2016 – 20 under 40 Awardees. This year marks our seventh year in partnering with the Statesboro Herald on this important recognition for our communities leaders.  As in the past years these leaders do not disappoint.  It is a strong group and great example of everything that is great about Americas Best Community – Statesboro, GA.  Click on the image and it will take you to the online version of the special section.    ...

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Life: Full Circle….FAST!

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Life: Full Circle….FAST!

I remember how incredibly nervous I was 33 years ago this month when my grandmother Betty Grice took me to get my drivers license.  It really proved to be not that big of a deal.  Everything went well and fortunately, my years of driving have been pretty uneventful.  Today my mother, aunt and I accompanied my 84 year old grandmother (who I call mom because she is truly my second mom) to renew her license for what she thinks may be the last time.  For weeks she has prepared paperwork and pretty much aggravated my best friend, Judge Darin McCoy, and his staff to death making sure everything was in order.  Her nervousness brought back a flood of wonderful memories from all those years ago. Vividly I recall her giving me instructions on the way over 33 years ago about what NOT to do.  She was about the age I am now on that visit.  Funny how I found myself giving her the same instructions on our way over to the drivers licence office.  “Now mamma only speak when spoken too, don’t give answers to questions not asked, listen and follow their instructions,” I confidently instructed her.  Of course, she didn’t need any of that advice, just like I didn’t need it way back when.  It went well, she aced everything and was issued her brand new driver’s license. She was like a 16 year old, getting her licence for the first time.  Those of us who live in rural Georgia, understand the extra importance of still having the freedom and ability to “take care of yourself.”  It is an independence that is celebrated just as much at 84 as I did at 16. This probably doesn’t mean much to most of you reading, but for us it was a very special day.  It is crazy how fast time is traveling because it only seems like yesterday I was 16.  It also, gives me pause to have been so incredibly blessed with wonderful parents, and grandparents.  To have them around for all these years to share our lives and create so many wonderful memories. On the way out she had me pick up the books for my daughter, Edie Grace, who in a few months I will be sharing this experience with.  From 16, to 84, to my own daughter preparing to drive.  What a thrill.  Yes it is the small things we need to pause and celebrate.  God gave me a great one today and I am counting my...

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“The Photography of Lori Grice” opens Friday at the Averitt Center for the Arts

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“The Photography of Lori Grice” opens Friday at the Averitt Center for the Arts

  Being known for portrait photography, I thought it would be fun to expose the “other” side of my work through this show.   The best way to perfect your talent or skill is through juried print competitions.  It was through this process that I discovered the additional challenge of stepping away from my comfort zone and creating images that I had total creative freedom.  Two things along the journey really impacted my work tremendously.  The first was the birth of my daughter and the second was the diagnosis of cancer only 14 months after her birth and the journey of survival.  Often my clients describe the depth of my portraits and how they move them emotionally.  Each piece that I create speaks to them in a deeply personal way.  These portraits tell their story and preserve their legacy for generations to enjoy.  This body of work is the catalyst for that emotion.  It is how I chronicled the battle with and survival of cancer, the joy of birth and motherhood and challenges of being a woman entrepreneur.  As you enjoy each piece, know that there is a part of me in each and every piece… A part of my soul, my heart and my gratitude for being a vessel for the gift God has given me. I hope you will visit the Averitt Center for the Arts Main Gallery and view “Travels through Time:  The Photography of Lori Grice”...

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Headshot Photography

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Headshot Photography

No matter what industry your business serves there is more competition than ever and more options to market your business.  Lori Grice works with individuals from businesses and professional services of all sizes from startups to Fortune 500 companies to ensure their commercial photography tells their  businesses compelling story.  Your headshot photography has never been more important to establishing and maintaining your brand. For nearly three decades Lori Grice has helped create incredible headshots that have allowed individuals to dominate their competitors.  Lori’s client list includes a who’s who of the south’s most successful business leaders, politicians, authors, beauty queens and models.  Web designers, agencies and marketing directors love her creativity and ease of doing business.  You will love how great she makes you look and feel. With in studio headshot photography packages beginning at $175 anyone can put their best face forward and experience the Lori Grice difference.  The professionalism of your headshot on social media is important to telling your story.  Taking the time and investing in your personal image speaks volumes to your potential clients. Contact Lori today at info@lorigrice.com or at 912-764-7274 to learn more about how she can help you improve your businesses image.  ...

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Commercial Photography

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Commercial Photography

No matter what industry your business serves there is more competition than ever and more options to market your business.  Lori Grice works with businesses of all sizes from startups to Fortune 500 companies to ensure their commercial photography tells their  businesses compelling story.  Your image has never been more important to establishing and maintaining your brand. For nearly three decades Lori Grice has helped create incredible marketing and commercial images that have allowed businesses to dominate their competitors.  Lori has photographed clients throughout the world and prides herself on meeting and exceeding deadlines and holding projects within budget.  Web designers, agencies and marketing directors love her creativity and ease of doing business. Contact Lori today at info@lorigrice.com or at 912-764-7274 to learn more about how she can help you improve your businesses image.  ...

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Edie Grace begins High School

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Edie Grace begins High School

Today Edie Grace is experiencing her first day in high school at a new school her mom’s alma-mater SHS – Statesboro High School.  She began at mine Pinewood Christian Academy and has had a blast at Bulloch Academy for the past few years.  Having a daughter in high school is enough to drive a dad mad.  We are so proud of her and the wonderful choices she continues to make.  She is SO excited about exploring the incredible arts options at SHS and is starting her day in the legendary Daniel Frazier’s Theater Arts/Fundamentals class.   Now for our annual first day of school pictures so you can see how beautiful Edie Grace continues to be and how old I am getting!   ...

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Lori Grice: The South’s Portrait Artist

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Lori Grice: The South’s Portrait Artist

Lori Grice discovered her love for photography as a child and spent years mentoring her under uncle Gil Riggs, a local portrait expert.  Her career received a jump start when she photographed the now famous Joe Ross image while attending her first Georgia Southern game in 1989.  Lori printed one of the images and placed it in her uncle’s store.  David Ball purchased a copy and placed it in Archibald’s, a restaurant he owned.  Erk Russell saw it and fell in love with it.  The next season it became the official photograph for Georgia Southern Football’s marketing. For nearly 30 years, Lori has worked to continue her education and stay on the cutting edge of technology and techniques in an industry that seems to be in a state of constant change.  Lori is one of only two local photographers who have completed the Professional Photographers of America’s voluntary national certification process.  She also is the first photographer in the southeast to obtain her Masters in Photography and Craftsman degree from the Professional Photographers of America.  Shortly after this accomplishment, Lori was invited to become a member of the American Society of Photographers, one of the industry’s most prestigious organizations. “I have always been very passionate about photography, but I also understand that it takes more than just passion to create a successful business and a beautiful portrait that will become a centerpiece of your home.  With photography being my profession and my livelihood, I continue the values instilled in me by my Uncle Gil.  I work every day to increase my education and refine my work so that each portrait I create represents the highest quality and most creative artistic expression that I and my brand have become known for.” said Lori. Lori’s clients agree that there is something special and different about her portraits.  “When people come into my home the first thing they notice are the Lori Grice Portraits of my family and children.  These beautiful portraits are an investment not only in the décor of my home but also an investment in my family.  There is nothing I value more than my family.  To have an artist as talented as Lori creatively capture my children annually is helping me to establish heirlooms that will share our family’s legacy for generations to enjoy.” said Dr. Ruthie Crider. What Lori does as an artist is becoming a lost art.  In fact, there is fear permeating the photography industry that fifty years from now the current generation, which is the most photographed generation ever, will have no photo’s to share with their children and grandchildren.  This generation is an instant generation.  They want it all and they want it now.  Smartphones and social media is giving them that immediacy that they crave but these mediums do not create the lasting value that a portrait can establish.  It is being called “the lost generation.” It is a fact that a simple photograph printed on high quality archival photographic paper with archival inks will outlive any subject featured in the photograph.  However, digital mediums are too new to fully understand the archival abilities of this technology. “Anyone can take a picture on their IPhone or digital camera and make it look great on a computer screen but the real art and...

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Like www.facebook.com/lori.grice.photo and win a FREE Portrait

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Like www.facebook.com/lori.grice.photo and win a FREE Portrait

For over 20 years, everyone has looked forward to Lori’s Fair Booth.  It allows her to show you what she has been up too all year and give you a real up close look at her portraits.  There is a real difference in her work and there is no better way to see this difference than at the Fair.  This is also the week we run our most popular promotion.  Check out our fair booth in person or online then go to our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/lori.grice.photo and like the page.  Then make a comment on the booth or an image you like.  You will be automatically entered to win a free portrait session and have your portrait featured in next years Fair Booth. Help us reach 2,000 likes and there will be even more special surprises. The Fair also is the official kick off for cooler weather, the entrance of Fall and the perfect time to schedule your family portraits for Christmas Cards and Holiday Gifts. Email info@lorigrice.com or call 912-764-7274 and to schedule your session or learn more about our wonderful portrait session options beginning at only $249.  ...

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