Andrea Graham Photography

Andrea Graham Photography Specializing in Newborn, Maternity and Children Photography and documentary style short family film. Also trained in and offering photography service for family, high school senior, weddings and more.
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Mark your calendars for February 11, 2021! From 5pm to 8pm I will be doing Valentine’s portraits at my studio in Gilbert...
01/12/2021

Mark your calendars for February 11, 2021! From 5pm to 8pm I will be doing Valentine’s portraits at my studio in Gilbertown on this adorable backdrop! $15 per digital image to be delivered via email! Perfect size set for couples, kids, family!! More info about this event coming soon!

01/06/2021

Had to go out of town today... will catch up with all my messages tomorrow ❤️

01/02/2021

January & February 2021
Workshops, Classes, Studio Portraits:
(Please private message me to register, I will respond with instructions or to answer any questions and will update this post as seats or times slots fill)

January 12:
Basic Photography Class
Learn to use your DSLR camera to make better photographs in one 2 1/2 hour class. Learn camera settings, composition, and lighting techniques.
$50 deposit to hold your spot, $75 due the night of class, only 8 seats available.
Must have a working DSLR camera for this class. Message me to register!

January 19th:
Professional Head Shot Day
I will be set up to do individual studio headshots from 8:30am to 7pm on this day! This is great for business owners, my fellow photographers, professionals who need head shots for websites, office staff, artists, authors, performers, teachers, social media professionals or anyone who would like a new head shot! Gray/black background, more backgrounds will be available, will customize it to fit your needs/profession. Message me to schedule your time slot. Price is $45 for one image, $75 for two images and $125 for 3. Edited images will be digitally delivered in full resolution for downloading with print & commercial release no later than 1/22/21.

January 26:
Valentines Paint Workshop at AGP studio from 6pm to 8pm
Create adorable wall art or the perfect Valentines gift while having lots of fun!
Only 8 seats available, all materials will be provided for use. $20 deposit and $25 the night of the event! Message me to register!
*posting example art soon!

February 11th:
Studio Portraits Night! Valentines theme!
From 5pm to 8pm at AGP Studio, $15 per digital image to be delivered via email. Backdrop will be announced soon but will be big enough for family, couple or individuals portraits! Walk-in Only, Mark your calendar!! You do not have to message me to register for this but would love for you to comment below if you are coming!!

February 13th:
Sunrise Wildlife & Water Landscape Photography (outdoors & on location, location will be sent to you after registering) from 6am to 9am
Learn to use your DSLR camera to create your own wall art & stunning composition of landscapes, wildlife and nature.
$50 to hold your spot, $100 due the day of the workshop, only 5 spots available. This class would be best for someone who has basic knowledge of his/her camera or for anyone who has attended any of my basic photography classes. Gear to have: DSLR camera and a tripod!
*date is subject to change based on weather, I will make sure that date works with everyone registered if we have to reschedule. Message me to register!

Happy New Year!! New photo opportunities, classes and workshops for January & February will be announced soon!!
01/01/2021

Happy New Year!!

New photo opportunities, classes and workshops for January & February will be announced soon!!

Wishing you all a wonderful day! ❤️
12/25/2020

Wishing you all a wonderful day! ❤️

12/17/2020

I’m caught up on editing 🎉 and have just 4 sessions (including tonight’s event) left to photograph and edit before Christmas!!! SO, I am BACK to booking for 2021!! I will be taking some time off from Dec. 23 to Jan. 3rd but will still be checking in on messages and doing some scheduling during that time! I have dates available for sessions every month of 2021 but weekends are already getting slim all they way through the end of the year.
Look for more announcements about studio, late night photography events (similar to tonight’s Christmas Eve event) starting in early February! I plan on making those a regular thing because of how well they’ve gone these past couple of months!!
Also more painting workshops, basic photography classes, and NEW wildlife & landscapes photography workshops coming in 2021!! ❤️

12/14/2020

Hey!! I feel like I have to do this every year but, here we go again... I am going to have to shut down new scheduling and answering messages about new scheduling for the rest of this week. It’s my big push-through-editing week to get everything out before Christmas, so I need to use all my work time to do that! I have spent most of the morning trying to answer all messages. I know because it’s so time consuming, I’m just going to have to temporarily pause that for now UNLESS we are already talking and getting a date settled for January. Again, I am all booked up for this year for regular sessions except for this Thursday from 5pm to 8pm at my studio, KIDS Christmas Eve set, walk-in photos for $15 per image!! I will announce when I begin booking for 2021! Thank you all for understanding ❤️❤️

12/11/2020

*Clients*
Please wear masks to all sessions, only the person (or people) being photographed may take theirs off when photos begin.
Thank you ❤️

A big thank you to all of my November clients, I appreciate you all so much... it’s been a crazy, busy month for me but ...
12/01/2020

A big thank you to all of my November clients, I appreciate you all so much... it’s been a crazy, busy month for me but I am finally, almost caught up with everything!!

Here is what my December looks like: I am fully booked with regular sessions but I will have walk-in Christmas photo opportunities on Dec. 10th and 17th from 5pm to 8pm inside my studio, no appointment necessary! Photos are $15 per digital image, delivered via email! I will be taking some time off for holiday time with my family from Dec. 19th - Jan. 3rd (all sessions will be edited and out by Dec. 21st).

Several spots are still open in January that would make a perfect Christmas gift!! Gift certificates are available for 2021 sessions! Please message me for more info!
❤️

11/30/2020

Just finished answering messages and sending out messages for those with prints in! If you did not receive a reply to your message, please try again on my business page! If you are waiting on prints, more are on the way!! I will be at the studio this week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am-2pm for pick ups but can meet at other requested times for those who cannot make it during those hours! Thank you, have a wonderful week!!!

11/25/2020

I am taking the next couple of days off to spend time with my family. I have been working as fast as I can to get caught up on everything and will get right back to it Monday morning! I have a big box of proofs and albums for my clients and will start messaging everyone Monday morning to set up times to pick those up.... I will also start returning any unanswered messages on Monday!!

Hope everyone has a wonderful & HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! 🦃🍁🍽 ❤️

11/23/2020

Just a reminder: I do not have any spots open for regular or mini sessions until January 2021! Unless we’ve already discussed the session and are waiting on a date or you are on the calendar or are waiting on a reschedule date, I just can not fit anyone else in, I’m so sorry!!
I will be doing walk-in Christmas photos on Dec. 10 & 17 from 5pm to 8pm at my studio in Gilbertown! Those are $15 for each digital image and will be delivered via email.
I am getting tons of messages about openings so I wanted to post here because it takes lots of time to reply to all of the messages, I do appreciate each message and request though and hope we can work together in the near future!!
Also, 2 things I’ve been asked recently...
I had a message from someone asking why I told them I was booked every Saturday and then they saw where I was shopping with my husband. I do occasionally take a day off. When I say I am booked, that means I am booked on all of the dates that I had scheduled as days to work. I, like most of you, can not work every single day of the year or weekend of the year because I do have a family and personal things to do also.
The other is asking me to squeeze you in my schedule because your original photographer had to reschedule. I have a waiting list of clients that have first dibs on anything that opens up but you are welcome to put your name in the waiting list as well!
It’s a busy time, I really wish I could fit everyone in!!
Thank you for understanding ❤️

I am now fully booked on my regular session days for the remainder of 2020! If anyone reschedules or I have dates that c...
11/05/2020
Andrea Graham Photography

I am now fully booked on my regular session days for the remainder of 2020! If anyone reschedules or I have dates that come open, I will post here so those can be filled or you can message me to be on a waiting list if anything should open up! If you would like to book for 2021....please visit my website for my new automated booking. I am using this automated system just because I will be so busy wrapping up this year... and handing new bookings over to the new automated system for future bookings will help save me some time! You will find my open dates for all different types of sessions (and descriptions of sessions) here https://andreagraham.photography (look in the bottom right hand corner for a calendar icon).
HOLIDAY PHOTO "TEXT-IN" (walk-in) OPPORTUNITIES are coming up soon with the fall set photos open tonight from 5:30 to 8! When you arrive in town you can text me and you will receive a text back when it's your turn to come in for photos! ALL the info on this and future text-in sessions are in a recent post on my business and personal page!!
GIFT CERTIFICATES are available for a 2021 mini session as a gift for the Holidays! Please message me for more info!!
Thank you!!!

Portraiture, Events, School, Sports/Action, Photojournalism photography based in Gilbertown, Alabama.

10/29/2020

4,000,000 photos to edit (it feels like) and 2 very bogged down computers... I have both running this time of year, one uploading and one editing!! All the photos are coming soon, I am working as fast as I can and staying up late at home or working at the studio late trying my best to stay caught up! I appreciate your patience & your business!!! ❤️📸❤️

10/23/2020

Client FYI!! If your portraits by me are requested by a store/business to use as advertising, you MUST get in touch with me first so I can contact the store for a signed contract... it doesn’t necessarily cost them anything to use my photos but I do have a few requests of them. Also, that would be considered a business transaction and is NOT covered by your print release only that you purchased, that would require purchasing a commercial release! Thank you ❤️

10/22/2020

Just a quick note about secheduling: I am almost completely booked for the rest of 2020... except for just a couple of dates in December for senior or regular sessions and one or two spots in both November and December for mini sessions! Please grab these now if you need a session this year before I close out booking for 2020!

Also, I will not be able to do the Christmas sessions in homes as I had originally planned because I have booked up with regular sessions, HOWEVER, I will have a Christmas set in my studio and will have a few pop-up dates over the next two months where I will open the studio for a few hours in the evenings for walk-ins (walk-ins will be organized for safety & social distancing... more info when I announce the dates)!!!

My next photography class (on Nov. 3) has just one spot still open for the evening class (5:30-8:30pm) and I am adding a day time class on this day also (9:30am - 12:30pm) , these are the last photography classes offered until Jan. 2021. I will have one more editing class on Dec. 1st. (5:30pm - 8pm) And one more paint workshop, Chirstmas themed on December 8th! The deposits for classes are required to reserve a seat ($25 deposit for photo & edit and $70 on the day of class and $20 deposit for paint workshop and $20 the day of the event). Thank you!!

10/13/2020

I’m a little behind on messages, so sorry!! I will start replying tonight after my session and in the morning as soon as I get to my studio! I appreciate your patience!! ❤️

09/26/2020

Just wanted to make a quick post to thank my wonderful clients for their patience with me this week on getting back to messages and reschedules!! Things happen out of our control and I am so thankful for those of you who stick with me through these things and are patient for my responses!! My son had a football injury that required surgery and all of my time the past few days but I will be working on getting caught up on everything with work by Monday! Thank you again ❤️

Andrea Graham Photography's cover photo
09/22/2020

Andrea Graham Photography's cover photo

09/21/2020

If you sent me a message over the weekend and I have not returned your message, please resend!! I did not have my calendar with me over the weekend to book sessions, so I am replying to all messages this morning! Again, please resend your message if you have not received a reply from me! thank you :)

There is no better year to bring back this wonderful tradition....Christmas portraits at home coming this November & Dec...
09/16/2020

There is no better year to bring back this wonderful tradition....Christmas portraits at home coming this November & December by Andrea Graham Photography!!

You work so hard to make Christmas special in your home for your family and I want that to be the background of your Holiday Photos!!

If you are interested in being on the list for Christmas portraits in your home, please comment here or message me with your name and town you live in and I will send you a message soon with all the details and the nights in November & December when I will be photographing in your town (Choctaw County and surrounding towns)!!

*not my photo*

PA Varsity Cheer composite! :)
08/27/2020

PA Varsity Cheer composite! :)

08/18/2020

About session requests... I’m getting lots of requests for sessions... Yay and Thank you!! A lot of the messages and phone calls come in at night or in the afternoon and because I have afternoon sessions scheduled almost every day or either I’m helping my kids with homework/dinner/bedtime before and after those afternoon sessions I may not message you back right away mostly because I can’t get to my calendar to do scheduling during those hours. I will get back to you between 9am and 2pm the next weekday... I promise I am not ignoring the messages! Also, I will be in my studio on Wednesday & Thursday of this week from 10am to 2pm if anyone needs to pick up photos (messages will go out tomorrow for those whose photos are already in and the rest are on the way)! Thank you!!

08/13/2020

Just a quick update: I’m back to work starting tomorrow after a few weeks of being off!! I have tried my best to keep up with messages and apologize for delayed responses, it’s been an overwhelming past few weeks for me personally but I hope things are getting back to a normal routine now! I do have a mile long to-do list and lots of things to take care of after being unable to work so please be patient with me if you are waiting on anything, I’m checking things off that list everyday and doing as much as I possibly can and I will get to every last thing!! I will be going back to work inside the studio next week now that my children are back in school. My plan is to have regular in- studio hours starting next week for people who need to stop by to pick prints up. I will announce those hours Monday. Most prints that have been ordered are already in and I will be contacting you soon to pick those up.

Session availability: August is completely booked. I have 2 available dates in September (can be mini sessions or regular - no weekends are available in September) October Fall mini sessions will be on Thursday afternoons and I have several openings for those at 4:30, 5 and 5:30. No weekends are available in October. I will begin Christmas sessions in November-December on Mondays and Thursdays at 3:30, 4 and 4:30pm. I AM doing newborn sessions again!! Those will be weekday morning sessions at 10am and I normally have those available as needed (except for August is already full) Headshot sessions are also available at 10am on weekdays!

Photography Classes: I have 3 spots still open for the Photography workshop on 9/8 from 5:30 to 8:30 ($25 deposit and $70 the day of class). I have 6 spots still open for Lightroom editing class on 10/06 from 5:30 to 8 ($25 deposit and $70 on the day of class). I am opening a new photography workshop on November 3rd from 5:30 to 8:30, 10 seats available ($25 deposit and $70 due the day of class) please message me for more details.

Painting Workshops: 3 spots still open for fall painting workshop at 6pm on 9/25 ($25 to register, $25 due the day of) and several spots still open for 10/27 Holiday Painting workshop at 6pm (same price).

ALSO... I have someone interested in a weekday, day time photography class. If I can get at least 5 people to register, I will make this happen. Details coming soon but just need to see if I would have at least 5 people wanting to register for that so please message me! This would likely be on a Tuesday morning at 10:30am!

I know that was a lot of information in one post but please feel free to message me or call with any questions. The best time for me to return messages and accept phone calls is between 9am and 2pm each week day!

Thank you for reading ❤️

Just for fun... a re-edit from (very close to this day) 7 years ago! Because if you can’t critique yourself then you can...
07/13/2020

Just for fun... a re-edit from (very close to this day) 7 years ago! Because if you can’t critique yourself then you can’t get better ;) W O W with the neon from 2013 😂... other than that a gorgeous photo of a gorgeous girl!

2013 edit vs. 2020 quick cell mobile Lightroom re-edit (I’ve learned a little more about color since then!)

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13424 Choctaw Ave
Gilbertown, AL
36908

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Andrea Graham Photography Studio

Andrea has been a professional photographer for many years. She specializes in newborn, children & maternity photography and is trained to work in many different aspects of photography from documentary style short films and family photography to high school seniors, weddings & engagement and everything in between.

“I want each of my images to have that one thing that catches your eye, that overall look that takes your breath, and a depth that has you wanting to stare at every detail.” -Andrea Graham

Andrea Graham Photography Studio is located right in the center of a quaint, small town in rural, southern Alabama that borders Mississippi. Her client base covers not only the local areas, but she is also a photographer for clients from all over the state of Alabama & Mississippi. Some clients have traveled from as far as Louisiana, Tennessee & Florida to visit her one of a kind studio. While visiting Gilbertown, clients love to shop at the surrounding clothing & gift boutiques that; along with her studio, a museum, a college and a local newspaper, have really put this small town on the map.

The studio is housed in a historic, two story, 4000 square foot building and is recognizable by its salmon/pink exterior and lovely little balcony off the top story. Her in-studio photography sessions take place in the downstairs area of the building. The downstairs also features a large and comfortable waiting area/dressing space attached to the main studio. This space is still in the design phase but is already perfect for new moms to have a private space to relax, breastfeed or care for baby or for seniors to have space and accommodations for all of their makeup, sports gear and wardrobe. She encourages clients to treat this space as their own while they are visiting. Also in the main studio space is another small waiting area with toys and television for her smallest clients to enjoy and a small classroom where Andrea teaches and spreads the joy of photography to her students.

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