The Knot Florida


Pure7 Studios is excited to have once again been featured in The Knot Magazine. has become the #1 trusted authority on all things wedding, pioneering the online wedding marketplace and spawning off multiple platforms that have been utilized by millions of couples in planning their big day. The Wall Street Journal has called The Knot “the best-known wedding site on the Web” and they’ve more than earned that distinction. From convenient apps that assist with organizing every detail of their wedding to a line of best-selling books, The Knot is an essential tool for anyone looking to expertly plan an unforgettable wedding. We are happy to be included in their network of over 250,000 local wedding professionals around the country and it is always an honor when one of our shoots is highlighted in the pages of its flagship publication.


Rosemary Beach Lifestyle

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Pure 7 Studios is delighted to announce that Bombora Sun & Surf and The Rosemary Beach Cottage Rental Department has chosen us for a lifestyle photography shoot of one of the most exclusive communities along 30A: Rosemary Beach. At just over 100 acres, Rosemary Beach is truly a unique setting. Nestled along the picturesque coastline of Walton County, this microcosm of Paradise is home to those seeking a vacation from the common predicaments of modern day life. From biking along the narrow, tree-lined streets to dining in any number of award winning local eateries; from window shopping at one-of-a-kind boutiques to finding that perfect piece of art for your home back in the real world, every moment spent here is a reminder of why you came. You’ll encounter everyone from casually clad families in town for a week to well-dressed celebrities taking a welcome break from Hollywood and Broadway. The one thing that everyone seems to have in common, regardless of their background, is their mutual acknowledgement that Rosemary Beach is an escape into contentment.


Annual Showdown of Florida vs Florida State

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If you keep up with college football, you know all about rivalries. If you keep up with college football and you live in Florida, you know all about the annual showdown of Florida vs. Florida State. If you’re a photographer in Florida with credentials, you grab your gear and head to Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee for the biggest game of the year. That is exactly how our lead photographer Ryan Manthey spent his Saturday, thanks to a press pass from Larry Davidson at Emerald Coast Magazine.

Pure 7 Studios Featured in VIE Magazine

Pure 7 Studios is grateful and excited to have our recent collaborations with artist Andy Saczynski featured in VIE Magazine. This award winning luxury lifestyle magazine is an asset to our community and a true representation of style, taste, culture, and class. Having had the pleasure of working one on one with VIE’s publisher, Lisa Burwell, and their creative team, we can genuinely call this a gratifying experience. On top of possessing a sincere zest for life and an admirable work ethic, Lisa clearly has her finger on the pulse of what’s trending in this day and age. VIE Magazine has consistently published meaningful content that touches on the importance of artists worldwide and we are humbled to be included among them. We want to extend a very heartfelt thank you to Lisa and the crew at VIE for the exceptional exposure on a nationwide level. The article has created an unprecedented amount of buzz and the feedback has been nothing short of amazing. What started as a simple idea to enhance our photography has turned into a successful endeavor and we are eternally grateful for VIE’s contribution to our dream.

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“Creating any type of art for a living is a risk that goes beyond the bottom line all the way to your soul.”

A couple of high school buddies coming together to create an original art style might sound like something out of a Mark Twain novel but that’s exactly how this all came about. The beginning of Andy and Pure 7’s relationship dates all the way back to high school. Some time later, despite both of them having realized their dreams of running their own art studios full time, neither of them had ever seriously discussed working together. When Ryan finally decided to approach Andy with a painted photography concept that had been tucked away in the back of his mind for nearly ten years, he was astounded to find that Andy had been contemplating the same idea! Apparently, great minds really do think alike.


Making Waves in the Fight Against Cancer

A Local Charity is Making Waves in the Fight Against Cancer

“As I was walking along the beach with my Lord… I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, One belonging to me and one to my Lord.”

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From the pristine waters of Miramar Beach, Florida to the pure white sands of Orange Beach, Alabama, something very special is transpiring. Small groups of charitable donors have joined hands to offer families dealing with a cancer diagnosis a much needed escape from their usual everyday routine. Waves of Grace, a non-profit organization, is providing patients who are undergoing cancer treatment, along with their families, an all-expenses-paid getaway to the tranquil beaches of the Gulf of Mexico in hopes that some sun and sand might help unburden them and offer some much needed healing.READ MORE

Emerald Coast Weddings | Featured Friday

Featured Friday is here! It’s been quite a while since we’ve celebrated some of our published weddings and we are excited to show you! It always brightens up our day when that “You’ve Been Featured” email drops into our inbox, because that means we’ve gotten to photograph yet another bride with a truly unique sense of style. And when we have one picked up by multiple outlets, including a print publication, we are just beside ourselves.

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We hope you enjoy viewing these recent features as much as we’ve loved shooting them!


Pure7 Photos Featured in EC Magazine

Truth be told we are loving all the buzz from this year’s Digital Graffiti. It’s been around for almost a decade and is starting to catch on for both locals and visitors lucky enough to be in Alys Beach when it takes place. Per usual Ryan shot a bunch of the event photos and just last week we blogged the commercial videos Alan shot at DG for Facetime Photobooth. Today we’re sharing the pages of Pure7 photos featured in EC Magazine where Digital Graffiti lives on for just a little longer in the latest issue.

If you’re not familiar with the event or EC Magazine, check them out! Both are worth your time (and money). Especially since the latest issue includes our latest feature! While you’re at it, Alys Beach is also a great place to visit even if you can’t make it when DG is happening. Its beautiful beaches are often the backdrop for our wedding photography and family beach photos.



Pure7 Photos Featured in EC Magazine

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For our availability, pricing and packages contact us.  We’d love to capture your wedding, family, business, or event.


Modern Vintage Wedding in Watercolor, FL | Featured Friday

Can you believe July is over? This month just seemed to fly by as we went out to shoot our family beach photos and destination weddings up and down 30A. Another season of beautiful brides and dapper grooms were added to our Pure7 Family Photo Album. We can’t wait to show you all of their weddings and promise it’s worth the wait. In the meantime, we have a modern vintage wedding we photographed that was featured on Every Last Detail (ELD) just two days ago.

You’ll see in the photos why ELD just had to blog this wedding. While we’re proud of the photos, we must give our bride Kristen credit for having such a vision when she planned her big day. She thought of everything and while sometimes this can lead to an overdone color or clashing of multiple styles, Kristen out did herself to perfection. She took some very well known themes and made them her own which allowed us to really capture not only their big day at Watercolor Inn Resort, but who they are as a couple.

One of the most surprising or unique things about Kristen and Eric’s wedding is that they got married at one of the most sought after “beach wedding” locations – but they didn’t get married on the beach! We’re so happy they chose to get married here and, furthermore, that they chose us to shoot their wedding video and wedding photos. The video wasn’t included in the feature, so you’ll have to check back and see it all in action when we share it.

Take note of all of the awesome vendors that made this wedding so wonderful and be sure to pin your favorite pictures to Pinterest!


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For information on our packages and availability please contact us. We shoot engagements, maternity, weddings, families, and more.

Sequins and Things in Rosemary Beach, FL| Featured Friday

Ryan was able to do a photo session with Alyson Haley of Sequins and Things during her recent trip to Rosemary Beach, FL. Words rarely express the love we feel when we get asked to collaborate with others who are creatively driven. There’s an energy and vibe we can’t explain. You feed off one another and hopefully end up with magical results. Working with Alyson was no different and we wish we could claim her as a local and shoot for her blog on the regular. She was truly a delight and, like all of our clients, one of the coolest cats around.

You can imagine how excited we were to find out the feeling was mutual when we saw what she wrote about us last month in her blog post.

“I shot with Ryan, a local photographer, from Pure 7 Studios … and y’all. I was so impressed! He was so easy to work with and hilarious, had tons of different lenses to get the shot he or you needed / wanted … and I’m very happy with all the photos. Very. If you’re in the area, be sure to give them a call to book a session with them! Family or engagement sessions in that area are a dream. Seriously.”   – Alyson Haley 


While you sit and contemplate collaborating with us on your having your own fashion shoot or family beach photos enjoy the photography and the fashion. Then socialize with us on twitter, instagram, and facebook and let us know what you think.

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For more information on videography packages or our engagement sessions and wedding photography that Alyson mentioned on Sequins and Things just contact us. While our calendar fills up fast, we’re always excited to meet knew people and find a way to create a photo collection they’ll love forever.

The Wedding Issue |Featured Friday with VIE Magazine

We are still in the thick of wedding season shooting wedding photography and wedding videos for the best couples around. This means we’re out on location shooting in Destin and out on 30A all the time right now.  We feel extra lucky  during this weeding season we have two features in The Wedding Issue put out VIE Magazine.

Below is The Wedding Issue cover along with our photos that made this issue. Be sure to grab a copy for yourself so you can see our photos and everything else this awesome issue has to offer. You’ll probably recognize the photography from the first feature because these photos have made the rounds in the media. The second feature is showcasing the beautiful big day of Jennifer and James.  If you want to learn more about Jennifer and James then you’ll have to  read the article! In it you’ll get to read about their love story, the big day, and see all of the awesome vendors Jennifer and James chose in order to make sure everything was perfect.

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 Feature No. 1 | Something Blue

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 Feature No. 2 | Jennifer + James

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If you’re still looking for a great local or destination wedding photographer for your upcoming celebration we can’t wait to meet you. Please contact us so we can discuss our packages and availability to make you big day last forever.

We also work with couples wanting engagement session or maternity sessions in addition to our popular family beach portraits for those locally or traveling to enjoy the beautiful beaches the Emerald Coast has to offer.