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Friday, September 08, 2017
By Jennifer Gracin
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Business headshots can be in studio or on-location. Nathan's headshots where taken in downtown Prattville which always affords a nice setting! Companies may have many different criteria for professional headshots. Before you have your headshot session be sure to talk with your photographer about the companies expectations. Nathan works for Meryl Lynch and they requested a simple headshot that was not on a backdrop. Nathan was able to send me a pdf of exactly what they wanted; which I found extremely useful. If you are in need of business headshots please call (321)482-3015 to schedule your session. 

 
Monday, August 28, 2017
By Jennifer Gracin
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Earlier this summer, I had the most amazing photoshoot in downtown Prattville with these two sweet brothers and their beautiful momma, Marika! I feel very honored that I was able to work with this family. There is quite a story behind these two brothers. Both of these boys were adopted from an orphanage in Ethiopia by the Scotts, a fellow military family we had the pleasure of meeting this summer. Sometimes in life we meet people and we just know or have a feeling their is something special about them. That is how I felt when I met Marika- and then I learned about her family and was in awe! 

Bekam is 4 years old and was adopted when he was just 11 months old. Marika and her husband, Winfield had to travel to Africa to attend court as part of Bekam's adoption process. While on that trip, they met Bron who was then 13 years old and living in the same orphanage as Bekam. They ended up falling in love with Bron as well and ended up adopting both boys!! What an amazing couple to open their hearts, their family and their home to accept and love these two boys!! Now these boys along with their sisters,  Jaden 10,  and Pya 7 will travel together as a family of 6 living the U.S. military lifestyle for some years to come. I am so grateful I had the opportunity to meet this family and capture this special moment in time for them! 

 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
By Jennifer Gracin
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Kylee & Brady chose to have their engagement session photographed in downtown Prattville while visiting Alabama for a family vacation. They met while in college at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and have a wedding date planned for September of this year. They were so fun to photograph and so obviously in love! I wish them many, many years of happiness as they begin this new season in their lives! I'm so grateful that I was able to work with them and provide them with these memories of such a special time in their life. 

 
Saturday, August 19, 2017
By Jennifer Gracin
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The Brown family has been coming to Prattville, AL annually for years. This year they came with long time family friends and I was thrilled to be chosen to photograph this special time for them! Not only did they want family photos, but they also requested engagement photos for their son and future daughter-in-law. :D YAY!! I was so excited as I just I just LOVE LOVE LOVE shooting engagement couples- I will share those pictures in another blog post.Photographing large groups can be tricky- always easier when group members are all adults. But nonetheless it can be tricky- so many details to look for on so many people and sometimes- let's just be honest, it's hard to get really creative or artsy with large groups!! Then when you have a fun group- like the Brown family it can get even trickier. I love to talk and laugh with my clients during a shoot and sometimes it be diffiucult for me to shut it off and just shoot!! lol!! But, I think we managed pretty well and I look forward to working with them again!

 
Thursday, August 17, 2017
By Jennifer Gracin
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I am so excited for this post! Earlier this year I had the fortunate experience of photographing this beautiful young woman in downtown Prattville, AL! I am now finally able to share some of these images! Sarah is just a sweet and kind as she is stunning. This girl has big dreams that include modeling, acting and singing. Not only did I get to photograph her but I also got the pleasure of listening to her sing and WOW- was I impressed! OH, and did I mention that she naturally knows how to pose and act in front of the camera- which of course is always a plus for a photographer! :)  With very little coaching we were able to pull off some amazing images together! Clearly big things are on the horizon for this very talented young woman.