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The Strain Family

Strain Photography has been a part of Conway's vibrant small business community for over 50 years, founded by Gary Alan and Nancy Strain. The Strain family has been recognized as Arkansas' most awarded photography studio, including being named Arkansas' Photographer of the Year 18  times. Gary, Brandy, and Jackie all hold the prestigious Master Photographic Craftsman degree from the Professional Photographers of America. For the past two decades, their daughters, Jackie and Brandy, have continued this winning legacy. Our family is passionate about creating unforgettable memories that will be cherished for generations to come. We are excited to collaborate with you and capture your special moments.

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Brandy leads a vibrant and festive life! From her dedication to decorating and throwing parties to her love for her furry friends, she seems to cherish every moment. She is married to Len Dayer. They have two dogs. Dutton is a soft-coated Wheaten Terrier. Sooiee Lou is a schnauzer/bichon mix.  They have 3 cats named Petey Pablo, Pelphrey, and Sweet Pete. She has a bonus daughter, Allison. Ausher and Allison have a beautiful daughter named Mila.  Her passion for football and loyalty to her favorite teams and player, Major Mahar add an exciting dimension to her personality. It's adorable that she celebrates her dogs' birthdays and enjoys trying out new restaurants with her family. Brandy's quirks, like not eating chicken off the bone, add a unique touch to her character. She values family, fun, and creating memorable experiences with loved ones.


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