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Grant & Deb Perry
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The Parental Control of Garnt & Deb Photographers - Deb Perry

This... this is exactly what I was meant to do!

As the daughter of an amazing caterer, I grew up watching weddings from a kitchen. Always peeking from behind the scenes, always curious about the ‘real’ events going on in the next room.

Eventually I matured, developed into a graphic artist, married Grant and became Mom to three amazing children. It wasn’t until many years later, a photographer friend graciously allowed me to accompany her to a local wedding. Within just thirty short minutes…I discovered I was ‘home’ again.

This time instead of peeking through the kitchen window, I was surrounded by the emotion of two people celebrating the happiest day of their lives. All the curiosity of my younger years came flooding back, as I instinctively captured the beautiful story unfolding in front of me. Excitedly dialing my cell, I announce to Grant, “This... this is exactly what I was meant to do!”

Random Things About Deb
1 I wake up humming. 2 There is ALWAYS a song in my head... explains the humming ;) 3 When I'm alone, I prefer a quiet house... balances out all the humming. 4 I can't just read a book, I have to read it ALL in one sitting, oblivious to anything around me. 5 I love NEED to laugh. Our evening routine isn’t complete without a ‘Seinfeld’ re-run. 6 I filter everything through sarcastic wit. Explains #5. 7 I am Mom to three adult children in their early 20’s, and one spoiled Jack Russell terrier named Cowboy 8 I married a Type A, Redheaded Geek... explains #'s 5&6. 9 Grant drives me crazy everywhere... explains #8 10 I forget stuff... which means Post-Its are my BFF. 11 Everything I do gets filtered through a designer’s eye, so poor Grant gets bossed around A LOT when it comes to our website [website editor note: indeed / truth]. 12 I love NEED coffee. 13 Grant and I literally SEE things differently…which combined, makes for a beautifully woven wedding story. BUT there is always a contest on who makes the best picture that day! ;) 14 Grant and I have separate work spaces in our home, that’s why he’s still living. ;) 15 My love language is cooking. 16 I am obsessed with capturing the emotion of people. 17 I’m a people watcher... explains the obsession. 18 Grant and I make a great team…he makes the bed, I put on the million pillows. 19 I never need an excuse to throw a party, and love hosting/cooking Holiday dinners …the bigger the better! 20 We are Walt Disney World Freaks…and our favorite Disney property is Saratoga Springs. 21 I have a love / hate relationship with email. 22 My family thinks I’m a little possessed obsessed with order and tidiness. 23 I never feel like a wedding is complete until I’ve designed the album.

Garnt & Deb Photographers - Grant Perry

Wedding Photography has become one of my geek passions I will not apologize for.

Who says a geek can’t be a great wedding photographer? And what makes a geek even want to become a great wedding photographer?

I mean after all, what self-respecting geek would do such an artsy, non-nerdy thing like photograph a wedding?

Well, since I’m the geek who depends heavily on the right half of my brain, I’d have to say it’s called obsession. And wedding Photography has become one of my geek passions I will not apologize for.

I’ve used Photography for years in my geek ventures; whether for a website or product print collaterals, I've depended on that right half as a necessity. Over time, that necessity has turned to passion - always seeking better composition, better light, and ultimately, better results. I’m humbled to say there is hope for the photo-geek, and it’s my obsession to prove it to as many who will indulge my camera's lens.

Random Things About Grant
1 I love NEED spell checker / autocorect auto-correct. 2 I hate lists, especially "Random Things About Grant" kinda lists. 3 I love red Swedish Fish & Oreos (must be double stuff - and must be served with ice-cold milk) - but not necessarily at the same time. 4 I love Yellow Red Bull (typically only available in the Summer - boo). 5 I love everything Apple except one thing... I'm a PC. 6 I wake up thinking about if I remembered to put Diet Coke in the fridge last night casue I'm gonna need a cold one - right now. 7 I'm never not thinking about something, and typically 4-6 things are competing for my attention - all the time. Make it stop. 8 I have an artist for a wife. 9 I love LOUD dance music - especially when I'm editing. 10 ADHD is my friend - SQUIRREL! 11 My best friend is drop dead gorgeous and she's just hot. She's also the only responsible adult in this thing. 12 I play the piano. 13 I love to make Deb her coffee in the Keurig cause, well, it's just cool. But I HATE coffee. 14 I love Pop Tarts - especially Strawberry Iced. 15 I'm geek to the core. If there's an app for it, I've got it. Still waiting for the "Why-can't-you-just-pick-up-after-yourself" app. 16 I make amazing mac-n-cheese - not even kidding. 17 I love Pepcid Complete - which explains #3. 18 I absolutely love planning cool concepts and ideas about our business with Deb. However, very often #6 & #9 compete with doing so. 19 I love the relationship our kids have with one another - it's amazing to see them laughing, talking and high-fiving each another. 20 I love it that our kids still come home... and bring all their friends. It's cool. 21 I love how Cowboy (our Jack Rascal Terrorist) chases the Frisbee I throw for him; every time, 113% all out and back (even though he has a torn ACL and will limp for the rest of the day - and he knows it). There's a lesson there. 22 I love love social media - to a fault. And if you're not following us on Social Media yet, well... FaceBook HERE, Instagram HERE, Twitter HERE, Pinterest HERE (shameless, I know). 23 I am stressed when the house is not tidy because I know Deb is gonna freak - soon. Make it stop! 24 I love anything Canon, or camera, or accessories or lighting or... 25 I love Amazon Prime - actually I just love Amazon. We order EVERYTHING from Amazon - free shipping, zero tax. 26 I need adult supervision most of the time; explains #9 & #10. 27 I love Wawa Valencia Orange Juice. My new OCD thing is to stop after every wedding, buy a carafe and down it before getting home. Yum! 28 I NEVER take anything from the front of the shelf at the store; I ALWAYS reach to the back for the "freshness." Oreos from the back are ALWAYS fresher, and don't even get me started on the milk.
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