Photo by Loralee Beard, Magic Moment Photography

Gwinnett has great kids
By Loralee Beard, Magic Moment Photography

We all know about those people who turn on the charm for an audience.  The counter to this is Coach Oji Perkins of Lanier High School, normally an unusually dynamic, enthusiastic and athletic person. All this charms turns to stone when Coach Perkins spots a camera.



The stern man in the center of the picture of Lanier High School Varsity Girls basketball team also coaches track and cross country on occasion. The adorable young boy with sunglasses in front of him is his 6 year old son Caden. 

Many parents treasure the Santa shot of their beaming toddler having a Holiday visit with Santa.  The three Cortellino sisters: Rachel Cortellino Scruggs  (Grayson HS 05, wife of Jake Scruggs  GHS, 02), Angela Cortellino  Glowcheski (South Gwinnett High School Class of 01' married to Chris from South Dakota), Mary Cortellino Eich, Grayson HS Class of 03 married to Adam Eich, Brookwood High School graduate) had such hopes when posing their daughters: Peyton Scruggs, Addison  Eich and Emersyn Glowcheski. The final  product is a one of a kind cousin moment. 

Oscar Williams, Grayson Athletic Association Coach of 2nd and third grade boys team is beginning the Youth Basketball season after which he faces spring as a Director of the widely praised GAA Baseball program.

I am grateful to Principal Nicole Tubbs for having Magic Moment become the photographers of Berkmar Middle School.  In this age of constant streaming of content, it is refreshing for me to photograph Middle School Club Day and come face to face with the Book Club -- who in a classic move -- read actual ink and paper books.

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