Rosemary Beach Wedding Video | Lauren & Andrew

With “feel’s like” temps climbing into the 100’s and seasonal traffic at the usual standstills for the typical no apparent reasons, we are pretty sure we’re not the only ones dreaming of fall. There is nothing quite like October along the Gulf Coast. Humidity drops, skies are clear, and the lovely emerald waters have an extra sparkle to them.
With refreshing fall weather comes fall weddings, and we just had to share this Rosemary Beach wedding video with you from last October. The full-length film was completed this spring, and when Lauren & Andrew received it, we were so thrilled that they loved it as much as we did.
Alan and Pure 7,
Your work is simply amazing! I cried all over again watching our wedding video like it was just yesterday! You captured all the moments so perfectly and we love the film more than anything and will cherish it always! Thank you so much again for making our day so special! We can’t wait to have the finished product! We love you guys!!!!
We have just a few openings left for this fall, so if you haven’t booked your videographer for your wedding video yet, call us or contact us here. With interest-free payment plans available, this investment is one both you and your budget will not regret!
Ceremony Venue: Rosemary Beach Town Hall
Reception Venue: Rosemary Beach
Makeup: Shannon Day
 Photography: Amy Little Photography



A Seaside Wedding Celebration | Courtney & Aaron

We love that Courtney chose to start her Seaside wedding day by having her bridesmaids join her for morning yoga, because they definitely needed all their energy for this lively weekend! As you’ll see in the video at the end of this post, Courtney & Aaron’s Seaside wedding was a jubilant affair, filled with family, friends, and lots of laughter!

Rich Jewish traditions were woven throughout the entire day. As guests sipped champagne on the lawn at Ruskin Place, family gathered at Ruskin House for the signing of the Ketubah and their own special toast to the happy couple. Following the ceremony, enthusiastic guests were escorted by a live horn section through the cozy streets of Seaside to the next portion of the evening, held on Lyceum Lawn. There they were welcomed into a lavish tent drenched in breathtaking florals and chandeliers, and seated at gorgeous tables prepared for a wonderful celebration. As wine service began, the blessing over the wedding challah kicked off a reception that had guests dancing well into the night. Continue reading

Wedding Highlights Video | Randi & Ben in Rosemary Beach

One of our favorite 30A weddings this year turned out to be the perfect example of what happens when all the elements come together for the ideal wedding highlights video.

We were lucky enough to both photograph and film Randi & Ben‘s engagement session in NYC and their wedding day in Rosemary Beach. We really have had just the best time with this couple since we met last summer. When Alan showed the rest of the Pure7 team their completed wedding highlights video, we could not wait to send it to the bride & groom, because we knew they’d be thrilled. And we were right.

“I have dying all day not to watch this until Ben and I were together today post work,” Randi wrote. “We just got our first (and second and third) peek and it is just perfect. Well done, Alan!! Thank you all for capturing it so perfectly. We absolutely love it!”
Nearly every detail of the day was perfect, including Ben’s toast. As a matter of fact, when the audio from his “how we met” story was paired with the cityscape footage from the Big Apple engagement session, even Nora Ephron could not have scripted a better intro.

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Seaside Wedding Highlights Video | Jennifer & Steven

The weather on March 19th was absolutely perfect. As we packed up our gear that morning and headed out to shoot their wedding video, we were convinced that Jennifer & Steven had ordered it specifically for their special day.

Seaside is just beautiful, so a wedding at the Chapel followed by a reception on Kelly Green in neighboring Alys Beach is a fantastic combination. Every intricate detail was attended to by the talented planners at It’s A Shore Thing, so we knew this would be a stunning wedding. We were not disappointed and, as captured in the highlights footage below, neither were the guests.

Our fly-on-the-wall and eye-in-the-sky coverage will make you feel like you were there. You’ll see that everyone had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the entire day, start to finish. The real question, though, was what would Jennifer & Steven think. We didn’t have to wait long to find out, and were thrilled with their response.

“We just watched the wedding highlights film and we are so in love with it!” Jennifer wrote. “Alan did such an amazing job!!”

Stay tuned for the full-length video coming soon (yay!), and feel free to forward this to any friends who are planning their wedding. We’d love to chat with them about creating their custom wedding video.

Oh, and if you want to catch the look on Steven’s face when he turns to see Jennifer for the First Look, skip ahead to the 01:10 mark. It will just…well, see for yourself. Then go ahead – watch it a few more times. We did (true story).

Pure7 Commercial Video | Nodaway Live in Nashville

Wedding Season is our favorite, for sure. Well, Portrait Season is, also, because we meet the most amazing families, and how great is it to spend sunset on these gorgeous beaches for a living? And then there are the engagement shoots in NYC and commercial filming in Nashville, which makes us feel like we really do have the best of both worlds.

Our latest commercial video was a live recording session at Nashville’s Starstruck Studios for the band Nodaway, using a synchronous multi-cam setup. Our own Alan LeBlanc was all over it, of course (assisted by second shooter Erik Maynard), so we chatted with him about this project. If you’re interested in a little behind-the-scenes detail, read on after the video.

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Pure7 Studios | Best-of Highlight Film

Chatting about an upcoming video shoot for a cool new product to launch soon on Kickstarter reminded us of this highlight film reel by our ridiculously talented filmmaker, Alan Leblanc.

With clips of everything from South Walton Fashion Week to commercial lifestyle films, this reel shows the scope of projects that we’ve worked on recently. In addition to cinematic wedding films, which we absolutely love, we take pride in our ability to tell all types of stories through video.

Digital Graffiti was a filmmaker’s dream! We hit the jackpot with unrestricted access, a longer format, and free reign creatively to capture the high energy and colorful atmosphere of this one-of-a-kind event. Music videos, couture fashion shows, live concerts, and lifestyle films each give their own unique opportunities to step outside the box and find the angles that others miss. That’s why footage that ends up on the cutting room floor for no reason other than time constraints will always find a home in a film highlight reel.

When you’re ready to showcase your company’s best of our breathtaking beaches or preserve your event memories beyond photos, let us know because we’d love to chat!

Sanders Beach Rentals Commercial Video | Watercolor

We’ve been sitting on this for a little while and are so happy to finally be able to share this fantastic commercial video project! It’s a wonderful teaser for the gorgeous weather that’s just around the corner here on the Emerald Coast.

If you’ve ever had to plan a family or group vacation then you know it takes time, energy and patience to find the perfect place. You may have even gone somewhere that ended up not being worth the work when all was said and done. We have a solution for you. Continue reading

Facetime Photobooth at Digital Graffiti

It’s the Friday before a three day weekend and we could hardly sit still with excitement. We’ll be shooting a wedding tomorrow and then joining the masses for two full days of R&R. It might sound like a downer for some that we don’t get the three, but it’s a rare thing for us to get two days off in a row during wedding season and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

We really do look forward to working with each and every client (because ours are the best on the Emerald Coast) whether they’re a local couple from Destin, FL or coming from afar for a destination wedding somewhere on 30a.

Before we get deep into fall wedding season, we want to show you a video (in celebration of our two day weekend) from Digital Graffiti where we did full photography and videography coverage of the event.

This commercial video is for Facetime PhotoBooth’s litebooth. All of the footage used in the commercial video was shot at Digital Graffiti this year so if you attended you just might see yourself! If you’ve never seen a litebooth before then you’re in for a treat when you watch the video.  It was so fun, quick and easy that there was a line for the litebooth all night long.

We can’t wait until the next event we attend or photograph that has one.

For more information about our commercial videos, wedding photography, wedding videography, and event coverage contact us and we’ll get back to you with packages, pricing and availability.

Santa Rosa Beach Spring Wedding Video | Jordan + Ryan

We couldn’t wait to show you some of our latest wedding videography so today we’re sharing a Santa Rosa Beach Spring wedding video.  From the moment you see the bride you’ll be breathless. Her dress is like nothing we’ve ever seen before on a bride. So detailed and unique. Truly a statement piece beyond the given beautiful white gown you expect every bride to wear. We can’t wait for you to see it and hope you say yes to the dress! She looked stunning.

In addition to great fashion sense Jordan has a heart of gold and the most contagious smile.  We couldn’t get enough of it and had we’d stayed any longer we would’ve  gone home with sore cheeks. Ryan just adores her and it’s very clear they found a crazy love they want to hold on to just like the sign said at their reception.

We could go on and on about Jordan being such a beautiful bride but it’s time we give the groom a little credit. He is one of few we’ve seen get to not only have a groom’s cake but have a groom’s cake that in no way matched the colors or look of the wedding and instead being he colors of a favorite team. Clearly Jordan loves Ryan just as much as he loves her.

They spent their big day surrounded by friends and family sneaking away to the beach with us for some wedding video footage. The reception was picture perfect and  as the day came to an end Jordan and Ryan left to start their new beginning.

Needless to say May 23rd, 2015 was a good day for Santa Rosa Beach and a great start for Jordan and Ryan.

We are always looking to add couples to our Pure7  family. To get more information on our pricing, packages, and availability for your wedding photos and wedding videosay hi and we’ll get back to you quickly.

Wedding Videography Tips|Erin & Aaron

As wedding videos continue to get more popular, it gets harder to feel like yours is different or special. We recognize this dilemma, and want to share a few wedding videography tips to help you find the right person to create your wedding video.  Of course, we’re heavily biased towards our Pure7 Studios wedding videographer, Alan. He’s award-winning and constantly finding ways to give each couple a video that’s just as special as their big day.

Tip #1 – Know your budget.

Like any aspect of a wedding, wedding videos cost money. Some cost a lot of money. If you know you want a wedding video, add it to the budget early. The reason for this? Many couples have to start cutting corners as the final details of their big day come together. Just like the dress or the cake, the cost of a wedding video has a wide range. Know what you’re willing and able to spend and stick to it.

Tip #2 – Don’t Shop Price First.

It sounds like this completely contradicts what we just told you, but hear me out. This is your one and only wedding video. You want the wedding videography to represent you and the vision you’re bringing to your big day. If you shop price first, you’ll lose out on meeting a variety of videographers. By viewing online portfolios first, you can figure out what you connect with (and what you don’t). Maybe, you’re the person that doesn’t feel creative at all-  and you want someone to show up, film, and create a wonderful wedding video. Or maybe, you have very specific moments you want captured. That is why we recommend deciding on what style of video you want first – and then shopping by price.

Tip #3 – Watch More Than Just Wedding Videos.

There’s a lot of wedding videographers out there who shoot more than weddings. Alan (here at Pure7) has filmed commercial videos, fashion shows, art festivals, wedding videos, music festivals, skateboarding videos, and even real estate videos. His passion and abilities push far beyond what one might see in a collection of his wedding videos. Seeing a videographer’s style and ability to create great videos across the board can be eye opening and give you that reassurance you’re going to be happy with the end result. A skilled film-maker knows how to exceed your expectations.

Tip #4 – Start Saving Now.

More often than not… you get what you pay for. Weddings get expensive quickly. There aren’t very many things you can take with you, but a wedding video is one of them. Even with as popular as they are today, people get to the end of their budget and then opt to stick with photography only. While that may not be a mistake for everyone, we hate to hear when a couple wishes they would’ve done a video with their pictures. If you start saving now, odds are better that you’ll get a wedding video and that you’ll be able to work with the videographer you want most.

Along with our tips, we’re excited to share Erin & Aaron’s Sandestin wedding video. It’s a stunning piece that we’re proud to have in our collection and is something  every bride-to-be needs to see. Coordinated by the talented Shelby Peaden of Shelby Peaden Events!

To learn more about our services and availability just contact us.