Classic Beach Photos in Destin | Braswell Family

We had so much fun shooting the Braswell family in Destin this past year. They totally changed it up from what we normally see.  They traded in the traditional white and blue beach look for classic beach photos in black. (Yes, you read that right.) Black. The Braswell’s dared to go dark wearing black tops for their family beach photos. We must say, we’re pretty pleased with the results.

We love them for staying true to themselves and wearing what they felt comfortable in. While not just any old outfit will photograph well, being comfortable and confident in your appearance is huge. Lucky for us this darling family of four has taken their turn in front of our camera several times over. Year after year we get to check in, take some photos, and see how they boys have changed and grown. Having a history of  together just makes everything go a littler smoother. They know the drill and come ready to bring it.

Our relationship with the Braswells is truly special bond for us to have with a client here on the Emerald Coast. We’re a destination wedding and leisure vacation spot so we get to capture beautiful weddings and family beach trips for those who figured out we have the best beaches in the world.

Whether we get you once or a bunch, we cherish our time with each and every client. A warm and heartfelt thanks to Tara and her men in black for once again letting us preserve their family in photographs. We can hardly wait til we meet again.

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If you’re coming to our beautiful beaches this summer and want your beach photos of your family, contact us for pricing and availability.

 

First Family Beach Photos in Destin, FL | Bennett Family

It is said, “good things come to those who wait.” We’d like to think when it came to the Bennett’s first family beach photos we had a hand in making that come true. See,  a little over a year ago Amanda reached out to us wanting to do a professional photo shoot with her family because they’d never taken professional photos of their son. We set an appointment during their vacation to Miramar Beach here on the Emerald Coast and the rest is history.

When we finally got to meet the Bennetts for their session, we couldn’t wait to get started. Being the first portrait photographer to capture their child’s innocence and personality on camera just tickled us. We had a great time on the beach getting to know them and couldn’t be happier with the collection of family portraits we created for them.

One of the best parts of their beach portraits was the way they used the natural beauty of our unmatched beaches.  Instead of using the emerald green water behind them for every shot, we also used the natural vegetation and flowers making a perfect backdrop as we photographed fun family moments. Of course, it wouldn’t matter how beautiful the background was without a great family to work with.

The Bennett’s photos only turned out so great because of their willingness to be themselves in front of the camera. While some of the photos are of the family sitting posed, most of the day was spent getting great shots of them just interacting. They experienced a new first together as a family on the beach that day, and it was our pleasure to be with them preserving the memories they made. We feel so lucky to have met them and couldn’t be more proud they asked us to take their first professional family portrait.

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Grandparent Portraits in Watercolor, FL |The Abneys

We are so excited to share the family beach photos we took of the Abney boys on their trip to Watercolor, FL. The main reason is because this was grandparent portraits session of Grandpa and his three grandsons. It’s not very often we get to spend an entire session shooting the special bond between these generations. Grandma even came and got in a few of the photos making it even more special for everyone.

Hopefully as these three boys grow up they will think back on this special trip and look at these photos appreciating the time they spent on our beautiful beaches with their Grandparents. They are definitely some of the lucky ones.

If you don’t have photos with your Grandparents it’s definitely something to consider doing. Even if you don’t  takes trips with them or want to use a family portrait photographer.  They would make a great father’s day present or addition to any family photo album.

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If you like what you see, you can see more family portrait sessions on our website.

To find out when we’re available to shoot your family or special event send us a message.

Coalesce Session on Alys Beach |The Lam Family

Last summer Ryan and Alan went out to shoot a Coalesce Session with the Lam family during their vacation in Alys Beach.  This lively family of four was the sweetest treat to work with while our boys shot photos and video footage to create treasured heirlooms the Lam’s could cherish. If you’re not familiar with our Coalesce Session, that’s okay. It’s one of our favorite sessions, so we’re happy to talk about it pretty much anytime.

The biggest difference between our Coalesce Session and Portrait Session is the addition of our videographer.  With the Coalesce Session, the Lam’s received their pure7 family photos to “ooo and ahh” over for years to come. But they also received personal video footage edited into a 5-7 minute Cinematic Family Film.

Let us explain just how that works. In the Lam’s case, Ryan worked with them to get a family photo collection with both posed and candid shots. Throughout the session the family’s personalities came out which helps guide and inspire the photography session. Alongside Ryan,  Alan shot video getting all of the motion and sound of the day, which compliments the still photographs. He even interviewed the family members. Through those interviews you get an idea of everyone’s individuality and why they make such a great family. Since no two families are alike, no two family videos are alike either.

Please click play on the below video to enjoy their Family Film. When you’re finished, scroll down to view their Alys Beach family portraits.

Hopefully, you’ll see how well our family portrait photography and video compliment one another (and understand why we love shooting Coalesce Sessions so much).

Thanks again to the Lam family for a great time. Please don’t forget to pack us when you go to Paris!

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Santa Rosa Beach Maternity Photography | Crystal

For those of us who live and vacation on the Emerald Coast, there’s no debating we have the most beautiful beaches in the world. Magazines and websites have listed us in their Top 10s over and over. Most would probably go as far as saying there isn’t anything you could do to make them even more beautiful. We know better than that at Pure7 Studios. We’ve shot too many beach weddings to ignore how much better the beach is when you fill it with people celebrating their love of one another. Some of our latest maternity photography is another worthy example of just how beautiful the beach really can be.

Crystal and her husband met us in Santa Rosa Beach, FL to get some of their first “family of three” photos. Her romantic style was present in every photo.  The pinks and floral designs coordinated without being too ‘matchy’, and nothing about what they wore is common or cliché. From outfit to outfit, as we went to each location, everything just flowed seamlessly. Maybe it’s just us, but looking through their maternity photos is sweet and calming – much like a mother’s voice singing her baby a lullaby.

Of course, seeing how much love they already have for their little one really is the best part of doing maternity sessions. There’s no doubt in our minds this Pure7 Couple will be great parents. They have style, love and the Lord on their side. They even personalized their shoot displaying a scripture in some of the photos.

Maybe you didn’t notice that Mom wore pink and dad wore blue either way, we’re not telling! Any guesses on if they’re expecting a boy or a girl?

Leave a comment below, #teampink or #teamblue!

We recently photographed their newborn session at the gorgeous Springdale Estate in Andalusia so stayed tuned to our blog to find out!

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Contact us if you want to add your beauty to our beaches with one of our many different photography sessions.

Rosemary Beach Photos | The Abernathy Family

In the Rosemary Beach Photos we’re sharing with you today, we had the privilege of working with two of our favorite things. The Abernathy family and the absence of color. Despite regularly photographing beach weddings, we don’t really talk about white or how commanding it can be if worn in photos. (Perhaps it’s why brides wear white.) But when the below family beach photos of the Abernathys came out looking so chic, I knew we had to give credit to their white on white looks.

In case you don’t know, white is is an achromatic color which literally means  “color without color.” According to wikipedia white is one of the most common “colors” in nature. We didn’t doubt that for a second here in Florida. Just take a stroll along the Emerald Coast and you won’t either. The beaches really are made up of sugar-white sand. (But that’s a whole different story.)

As you scroll through the family photos below, we hope you notice how the bright white of their clothing really compliments and sets the tone of the photos allowing contrast with the more colorful back drops. We won’t say white is the only way to go but it sure did work for the Abernathys.

What do you think? Would you wear white on white?

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Get ideas on what colors you want your family to wear by looking through more of our family portrait sessions.

If you know you’re ready to book or have questions about our services and availability, say hello!

Santa Rosa Beach Family Portraits | Chiffoleau Family

People have been taking pictures ever since the first camera was invented in 1840. Interest in photography has consistently grown and now many people (the Pure7 Studios family included) have full fledged businesses all because of that very first camera. The invention of that camera and the art of photography have changed the world and will continue to forever.

History is being recorded through visuals. Newspapers and Magazines all looking for the perfect cover shot. We’ve seen photos become iconic as they are shared across the world. Time Magazine even did an article called The Best of Life  showcasing decades of their best photographs. Just like publications strive to find “the shot” we work hard to tell the story in front of us capturing photos that will make a keepsake for our Pure7 Families.

After spending some time with the Chiffoleau family shooting their Santa Rosa Beach Family Portraits we were really excited to get back to the studio and see what the work looked like. Which moments of theirs did we preserve and could one of them be their iconic family photo.

As you scroll through their beautiful collection of photos you’ll get to a black and white photo of the whole family. Everything about it screams iconic to us. Timeless. It’s a genuine moment filled with emotion so perfectly expressing their love for one another.

We couldn’t be more proud or humbled to be the photographers preserving the personal histories of our Pure7 families and couples.

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Engagement Photos in Seaside| Angie + Michael

Whoever decided a save the date or wedding invitation should include a photo of the couple was just plain smart. One simple action and the engagement photo industry was born. We have no idea when it started, but we’re happy the tradition is here to stay. It allows us to work with one-of-a-kind couples like Angie and Michael. They prove engagement sessions are just fun.

We love shooting these sessions because most of the time it’s the first professional photos taken as a couple.  One person is often more camera shy, but their partner in crime always comes to the rescue. Plus, the tight wedding day schedule doesn’t apply to engagement photos. These special sessions happen naturally. Couples get to focus more on each other and really let loose. They can pick anywhere and wear anything.

Angie and Michael chose Seaside, FL which is where they’ll be wed this October! The small beach town offered them worthy backdrops. We worked our way through town finding the beach and the best signs and streets in town. Better than the background, is Angie’s smile that just makes Michael light up. They are clearly playing for keeps! We can’t wait to photograph their Seaside wedding, which will be coordinated by the amazing Christie of It’s A Shore Thing – so stay tuned for this couple’s gorgeous wedding images this Fall/Winter!

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More of our engagement sessions can be found here.

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Croswell Family | Rosemary Beach Family Beach Photos

Talk about a case of the Mondays! Today was the perfect lazy rainy day in Destin to kick back, stay in and cozy up in a blanket with a good book or movie. Being a work day for us here at Pure7, we stayed in and cozied up to computers editing our latest wedding videography, wedding videos, and even some family beach photos. Things are coming along beautifully, and I can’t wait to share them with you in the coming months. For now, we’ve got a great set of family beach portraits of the completely cool Croswell family.

From Destin and 30A down to Panama City Beach we expect this rainy weather to last all week. Naturally, it’s bittersweet because that’s a lot of rain! The sweet side of that bitter is we’ll get a once over. Like after any good rain, things just have a refreshed beauty about them seeming a little cleaner and greener. We can’t say for certain that the Croswell’s  family portraits came after a good rain, but we can say they look absolutely heavenly. The green trees behind them remind me of how one might picture the Garden of Eden, and their family beach photos have this subtle majestic quality to them.

I definitely don’t think if heaven looks like Rosemary Beach there will be any complaints. If that’s not enough, the Croswell’s found the perfect color scheme to coordinate. All the girls wore pieces of jewelry the same bright color with their own take on wearing white. They truly look like they could be straight off of someone’s Pinterest Board (and here shortly, they’ll be on ours)!

Take a minute and check out all our boards on Pinterest and find your favorite one to follow. We can’t wait to see you on there. Happy pinning!

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Urban Family Portraits| Fort Walton Beach

When Mrs. Bedsole reached out to us about a non-traditional family portrait session stating that she did not want the standard family beach portraits, Ryan suggested the eclectic downtown Fort Walton Beach area. He had photographed there several years prior, and really enjoyed it. When the Bedsoles agreed, we were ecstatic! Why? The Emerald Coast is a mecca for destination weddings and beach family portraits, so we spend most of our time photographing along the coast of Destin, 30A, Watercolor, Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach and Seaside. While all of these places are extremely beautiful and we truly never tire of it; there’s always something fun about stepping outside the routine to change things up a bit – and the Bedsole’s allowed us to do just that.

Being locals, they knew they liked the more urban look and feel of downtown Fort Walton Beach. On a mission, our photographer, Ryan, went on an adventure to scope out the scene and find the perfect location for their family portraits. Since the pictures don’t lie, you can see Ryan did a great job picking the perfect backdrops for the Bedsole’s portraits. Their clothing coordinates impeccably with the scenery in every shot. On top of that, this family figured out the “cool” factor. The different combinations they chose and the variety in their positions leaves no two photos the same.

We can’t thank them enough for letting us go on this adventure with them taking to the streets instead of the beach. It’s just another testament to us we that we really are the luckiest Destin Photographers, with the best clients because who they inspire us everyday.

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