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.
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#Pure7Baby!

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It is with excitement beyond belief that we present the maternity portraits of our very own Lindsey of the #pure7fam!  We’ve also included some of her handsome fiance, Josiah.  (Gotta give the daddies love, too!)  But back to the wonderful “Miss Lins”…

As lead associate photographer and portrait sales manager, Lindsey has been an integral part of the Pure7 team for the past 7 years, literally becoming part of our family.  Heck, she’s even helped raise our family and has even been the nanny to our kids while we were away!  Coming to work everyday, she’s been a staple in our business and family since our kids were babies.  Our daughter idolizes her like a cool, hip, older sister and our sons treat her like a big sister, too.  The kind that gives you loving discipline when needed and that you secretly love and adore (but would never admit to it)!

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Pure7 Summer | Hangout Music Festival Shot on Film

As we wrap up the last full week of summer break and summer beach portraits, we thought we’d take a look back at a session that was definitely not your average beach shoot.

Pure7 Studios Film Hangout Summer Music Festival 2016

One rainy Friday morning in May, our own Ryan Manthey joined the throngs of the faithful making the annual pilgrimage to the mecca of music festivals. Held along the breathtakingly beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama, Hangout Music Festival cannot be explained; it has to be experienced. And experience it, he did.

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Weddings, Portraits, & Football | FSU vs Miami

Most Saturdays will find us shooting, whether it’s a wedding at Watercolor or a family session in Rosemary Beach. One particular Saturday in October, however, brought a brand new experience as Ryan, our lead photographer, traded the soft sugar sands of the Emerald Coast for the fresh-cut grass of a North Florida field. And not just any field, mind you. This was ground zero of one of the most heated rivalries in college football. Goodbye, Destin; Hello, Tallahassee!

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Though the roar of the stadium crowd left no question as to what was about to erupt, there was another, much quieter competition taking place behind the scenes, one that only Ryan was aware of. 

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PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHS | PART 2 OF 2

I couldn’t be more excited to share today’s photos completing the collection of film photos Ryan took of our family outings, vacations, and daily life shenanigans the past few years. If you saw part one of our personal photographs then you know I don’t love getting my picture taken. You also know I let Ryan take my photo anyway because I know how much it means to him and at the end of the day . . . and I love having the photos of me with the kids to look back on. Many of the below photographs were taken in the small farm town that Ryan grew up in (Ramona, South Dakota). There are also some gems from our travels to visit my family in Pittsburgh, PA.

Selecting the photos to share gave me a revived appreciation for the world we live in. Ryan captured so many point-of-view shots capturing what we saw in addition to who we are. Plus, I love looking at the world the way he sees it. He has such a talent for finding the right frame or angle to expose a moment for what it truly is. I feel that’s what makes him such a great portrait and wedding photographer. He’s able to take a beach wedding at 30A , family portrait or engagement session and really show you the unique personality and love shared at each one. No two families are exactly the same. I hope you enjoy the craziness that is ours!  ~Erica

Some of the cameras Ryan used include (but are not limited to) :

Fuji GF 670, Contax 645, Hasselblad 501C (using a variety of film processed by theFINDlab and Richard Photo Lab).

 

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Personal Photographs | Part 1 of 2

 Ryan loves photographing our family (our three kids & I) with his film cameras. Here are some fun, personal film photographs taken over the past few years during our outings, family vacations, and daily life shenanigans. As you can see, we have a lot of fun while about and about in Destin, 30A & even visiting family in Pennsylvania! Being married to a photographer can prove difficult at times, only because I’m not really wild about having my picture taken. However, this helps me relate to our clients – as having your portrait made isn’t always the most ‘natural’ thing in the world. Luckily, Ryan has a natural gift for making even the toughest of subjects (including me) at ease . . . which is one of the things I admire most about him. Recently, these pictures were used by Ryan to create an amazing family portrait album by Artifact Uprising! It is now displayed proudly on our coffee table, and will be a treasured heirloom for generations to come. I hope you enjoy this little peek into our daily family life! (This post is Part 1 of 2, and Part 2 will be posted next week!)  -Erica

Some of the cameras Ryan used include (but are not limited to) :

 Fuji GF 670, Contax 645, Hasselblad 501C (using a variety of film processed by theFINDlab and Richard Photo Lab).

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FIND Park City, Utah | Part 4

 These images capture the beauty of Park City in autumn. Coming from where I live Park City is so different. The mountains that reach to the clouds and feeling of openness. It is a place that I will not soon forget. I am so thankful for Jonathan Canlas and his FIND workshops. I am lucky to have made it to one of his last FIND workshops. His last one in the United States will be where he first started, Hawaii.

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“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”  – Albert Camus

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FIND Park City, Utah | Part 3

In this series of images you will see Park City through my eyes. During the FIND workshop we were given an assignment to walk around and photograph our surroundings. Each person will see things differently through their camera. That is the beauty of photography, and the importance of defining your voice and vision as a photographer. There are so many great photographers out there, but there is only one you. If you want to be different have a vision and follow it. Be inspired by what is around you.

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FIND Park City, Utah | Part 1

Here is a quick preview of some photos I took at the FIND (Film Is Not Dead) Park City workshop. It was such a great experience and I will never forget the people I grew to love. Stay tuned next week for parts two through four.

“Life is about the people you meet and the things your create with them so go out and start creating.”     – unknown

 

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