My Why

The black and white and sepia toned images were sometimes blurry, edges torn after years of being handled. The faces stared at me, and I stared back…fascinated to see my ancestors through my grandmother’s eyes. She would point to each person and tell a story about the day the photo was taken which led to […] Read More > 17 Feb img

Santa’s Annual Visit 2017

I am officially at the age where time is passing by far too quickly…how in the world are we already at the end of January?? That said, I wanted to share a short video of Santa’s visitors in the Gretchen B Photography studio this past November. It was such a fun day! The kids were […] Read More > 31 Jan img

Santa Confirms Date with Gretchen B!

Santa will be in the studio on Saturday, November 18 from 8:30 until 6:30. Click here to schedule your appointment! When Santa visits the studio, he plans to spend the day so he can have quality time with your child. Bring letters to Santa so he can read them with your child! There will be […] Read More > 19 Sep img

Stylish Clothing After 60!

Brenda Ferguson Hodges has provided some great tips for my readers! Brenda is an entrepreneur, speaker and author. She is a former Fortune 500 HR Director and Certified Image Consultant. Brenda helps women dress for the job they want, at any age. Her mission is to help women create a fabulous first impression by tapping into […] Read More > 15 Sep img

Update Profile Photo Party!

Last week on August 3, Shara Gladden, Director with Mary Kay and Kathy Padgett, Owner of Yada 8 Salon, joined me in my studio for three hours of makeup, hair, and photos. We had an absolute blast with our guests. Each guest received a special gift from each of us and there were 3 door […] Read More > 6 Aug img

Why Personal Branding?

“What’s the payoff for having a powerful personal brand? When you’re distinctive, you’ll cut through the clutter. Potential clients will notice you. They will remember you. And when you get it right, the right people will be drawn, like a magnet, to work with you.” — Lori Byron ( Recently Janice came into the studio […] Read More > 4 Aug img

Dress Your Body Shape!

Recently I met Brenda Ferguson Hodges when she was in the Birmingham area visiting her daughter. We had a fun lunch at The Depot where I learned more about her business. Brenda is an entrepreneur, speaker and author. She is a former Fortune 500 HR Director and Certified Image Consultant. Brenda helps women dress for […] Read More > 24 Jul img

What is a Dream Photo Session?

Magazines, especially the advertising, give us photos of women who are perfect. The secret is that the women are not perfect. The lighting is perfect. The posing is perfect. And, yes, Photoshop is used for some skin softening and taking care of curves that are in the “wrong” places. (As a note I will add […] Read More > 2 Jul img

Modeling Casting Call

Calling all rising seniors (Class of 2018) who want to MODEL! Boy, do we have a special offer for you. Gretchen B Photography is on the hunt for seniors who are fun, energetic, & looking to have a good time in front of the camera. For those who get all signed up for Gretchen B Modeling: will receive […] Read More > 17 Apr img

Senior Special | Class of 2 0 1 8

Senior Special / Class of 2018… BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER, HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHY IN BIRMINGHAM AL Attention Juniors aka “Class of 2018″! This time next year, you will be getting ready to put on your cap & gown, head to off to COLLEGE, and start a new chapter! Enjoy your Senior Year! Let […] Read More > 15 Apr img
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