Senior Session in Rosemary Beach | Bailey Jenrich

When we were in the planning stages of this senior session, Bailey was considering doing something else with her hair.Pure7 Studios Senior Session Rosemary Beach Bailey Jenrich As soon as we saw these images, we were so glad she went au naturel! If curly hair was a perfect fit for anyone, it was most definitely this free-spirited dancer. We thought Rosemary Beach would be the perfect setting in which to capture this lovely girl’s senior session.
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Waves of Grace | Lake Family Portrait

Although this is definitely the thick of family portrait season, we shoot them pretty much year-round. Such was the case with the Lake family, who enjoyed our beautiful beaches during the cooler months courtesy of Nashville-based Waves of Grace. This organization is one of several that provide beach vacations for families dealing with cancer, giving them a refreshing, life-giving change of pace from daily routines defined by medical appointments and prescription refills.
Though they love living in Nashville, Jennifer Lake said she and her husband Bruce were so happy to have some time away from cancer treatments to laugh together and relax with their daughters. The sobering reality of their life for the past year or so made them appreciate more than usual the opportunity for family photos.
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“Having our family pictures taken is a gift we will treasure for the rest of all our lives,” Jennifer said. “We feel it is a gift to future generations of the family, as well.” And the Lake family certainly has had a huge impact on future generations. Though there are only four of them in the photos, the Lake family tree has had 22 other family members grafted into it for a very special reason.

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Senior Session in Rosemary Beach| Rachel Faucett

It seems like only yesterday we were singing “School’s Out for Summer!” but, alas, three months have passed and the early mornings with bus rides and crazy 10AM lunches are back. Everyone is wearing their new outfits and heading off to a new grade. Some are excited and others scared. The beautiful girl below, Rachel, couldn’t be more excited to finally be a senior! We had the pleasure of working with her recently, photographing her senior session in Rosemary Beach.

Shooting was a blast, and Rachel was great in front of the camera. This moment and these pictures are all about HER. We were tasked with creatively capturing who she is at this milestone age. You’ll see it in the photos, but the best part about her senior session was all of the different sides of her we saw.

One outfit she wore was a sleek black number, while the other was floral and flowy. She shared her sparkling smile but then found her fair share of moments to hold it back and maintain a little mystery. We loved the different feel of capturing in both black and white, and in color. The famous Rosemary Beach architecture is always the perfect backdrop for us to get creative, whether shooting senior sessions, wedding photos, or family beach photos.

Many thanks to Rachel for joining the #pure7fam as a senior (and reminding us how beautiful it is to be yourself).

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In addition to shooting senior sessions, weddings, and families, we have an award winning videographer that can film and edit a vacation highlight video, wedding video, real estate video, or commercial video.

Contact us for pricing and availability on all of our services and packages.

Rosemary Beach Summer| Burnley Family Photos

A Rosemary Beach summer is one of the best. Last summer when we met the Burnleys was no exception. Jennifer reached out to us wanting family beach portraits with an emphasis on the two kids. In the process of setting everything up we got to know her a little bit. One of the things we learned was her two favorite charity organizations: Orphan Care Network and Addi’s Faith Foundation.

Orphan Care Network came to be when a group of families in the Houston, Texas area came together to support and care for orphans. Many of the families got involved because of their desire to become foster or adoptive parents. If you or anyone you know might be interested in joining this growing community and their cause direct them to their website for information.

Addi’s Faith Foundation is a nonprofit organization on a mission to end childhood cancer. Named after Addi Faith Bender, who lost her life to cancer at only 1 year old. Go to the website to donate or see how else you can help.

We are grateful for the Burnleys and their interest in making the world a better place for kids. Thank you for sharing your family with us and for showing us a few ways we can help families in need. In their family photos below you’ll see the kids are two peas in a pod. Photo after photo they let us in look in on their  bond and love for one another. We’re so happy to have you as one of our #Pure7Familes.

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If you’d like to get family portraits of your own just contact us!

 

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!

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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lyndsay+jj | rosemary beach wedding

We love hearing the interesting (and often entertaining) stories of how our “Pure7 couples” met. We first met Lyndsay & JJ back in May, when they visited our Destin studio during a visit to 30A while planning their Rosemary Beach wedding. Lyndsay shared with us that she & JJ met through her dad, who JJ worked for at the time . . . and Lyndsay’s dad set them up! We love that – great job, dad!  Although Ryan, Lindsey & Alan aren’t always afforded the opportunity to meet their couples “in the flesh” before the wedding day, it is always a plus. Six short months after having them in our photo studio, their November wedding day finally arrived, and the weather at Rosemary Beach that day was gorgeous! Ryan & Lindsey were there to photograph all of the fun, spontaneous moments that occurred throughout the day of their wedding, with Alan in tow to capture it by video. We loved the beautiful, soft shades Lyndsay chose as the color palette for her bridesmaids gowns from Bella Bridesmaids, florals, and decor which lent themselves beautifully to her wedding photographs. Lyndsay’s gown from Mia Bridal Couture was simply beautiful and looked stunning on her! When we received this amazing review from Lyndsay after seeing their wedding pictures, we were blown away:
“It’s hard to express in words at how happy we were that we chose pure 7 studios to be our photographers! From the very beginning of having an intimate meeting with them in their studio and the thoughtful personal gift they gave us to their fun, professional personalities on our big day they were amazing! Pure 7 sets a whole new bar to professional photography. I have been in a number of weddings and have also taken professional photographs and this team was the best that I have ever worked with! If amazing, artful photography is a priority to you at your wedding you won’t be disappointed with Pure 7.”
Thank you, Lyndsay, for taking the time to write such kind words!
Without further adieu, please enjoy some ‘sneak peeks’ of their beautiful Rosemary Beach Town Hall wedding and reception photos, complete with a confetti send-off.  We’ve also included their ‘Wedding Highlights Film‘ by Alan.  Enjoy!  ~ Erica

Coordination by The Eventful Planner.

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Click play below to view one of their wedding videos, and make sure HD is selected for optimal viewing!

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Beach Photographers | Family Portraits Rosemary Beach

Ryan so enjoyed this Rosemary Beach family portraits session taken last month. They were such a sweet family.  When asked what made this particular 30A vacation so special, Jennifer’s response was so great we couldn’t help but share:

 “We had so much fun at Rosemary Beach.  It was our first time there.  The last time we went to FL beaches, we went to Destin 6 years ago when our kids were 2 and 5 months old to escape Hurricane Ike which hit Houston pretty hard.  This time was much, much different!  Our kids have obviously grown a lot since then and were able to bike all over Rosemary Beach, Seacrest and Alys Beach.  They were able to toss a football with their dad or play tag with other vacationing kids outside our door on the Eastern Green (where the family portrait of all 7 of us was taken).  They swam at the pool and played at the beach every day.  They woke up late, weren’t on any sort of schedule all day and went to bed late which sounds pretty perfect for a vacation.  They went to Sugar Shak almost daily and got things there that sounded repulsive to us adults like a yard-long gummy snake or a yard of bubble gum.  Basically, they got to be kids and make a lot of the choices for a week.  And they got to spend the whole week with their baby cousin who they adore.  They say the part they’ll miss about our vacation the most is being able to play with their cousin any time they want.

These pictures are special to us because they mean family time to us.  They mean slowing down and letting everyone relax and letting kids be kids rather than the faster pace that we keep during the school year at home.  Also, our family of 4 had never had a professional family photo before.  We get the kids pictures professionally done at least 3 times a year and have lots of canvases of them all over our house, but this was truly our first family photo.

We are very, very thankful for you guys at Pure 7.  We were blessed that you were available when we were in FL, that Ryan was so patient with us and loved his easy going personality.  We felt at ease with Ryan were also amazed at the quality of the pictures/shots Ryan got.  And Lindsey has also been a pleasure to work with.  She’s also been so patient with us!  I’ve changed my mind a few times (too many great choices to choose from) and added on, etc., etc.   At our purchasing appointment, she was on time and valued our time so that we could get back out to having fun on the beach.  She was so great about going through the images with us as many times as we needed without guilt to hurry, and she helped give us pointers when we couldn’t decide or had a hard time choosing.  We are looking forward to working with Lindsey for our final Pure 7 item… Christmas cards. We are really excited about our session and getting our images in our hands so we can show all our friends and family!”

Thank you, Jennifer & family, for sharing what your Rosemary Beach, FL vacation and portraits meant to you.  We look forward to seeing and photographing you during future vacations to our Emerald Coast!  ~Erica

 Rosemary Beach Photographers | Family Portraits Rosemary Beach

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