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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Please contact us to learn more about the coalesce session and other services we provide.

 

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!

FEATURED FRIDAY |Pure7 Beach Weddings

Today’s Featured Friday is coming at you in threes. We’re sharing three features from three different blogs covering three different weddings. As always, it’s empowering to see our industry embrace the work we do. Plus, our clients never cease to amaze which is so humbling. With no further delay, three more Pure7 Beach Weddings we’re proud to share.

The first is the intimate wedding between Tara and Chris at Watercolor Resort. Featured on Every Last Detail, this is sure to be a wedding with inspiration and ideas because there are pictures on pictures on pictures showing how sometimes less really is more. If you’re deciding what size wedding you want, this wedding is a MUST SEE.

Second, we’re sharing with you the Seaside, FL wedding of Natalie and Parker. Southern Weddings featured this Pure7 Wedding being sure to point out just how much of a true southern belle Natalie is. With stylish two-tone bridesmaids dresses and the sweetest of love stories (which is shared in the article), we can see why Southern Weddings shined a little light on their big day.

Our third and final feature for today is from none other than Floridian Social. Lauren and Brett are high school sweethearts who dated all through college as well before moving to Destin, FL.  They even brought their favorite college band to come play at their beachfront wedding. Here’s a great look into a couple with a love that had already stood the test of time when they said their I Dos.

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Please contact us if you’re interested in availability and pricing inquiries.

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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Here’s a link to our Family Portrait Sessions for those wanting to see more.  If you’re ready to book your own Family Photos, please contact us.

South Walton Fashion Week Video | 2013 Commercial Video

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Rainy days like today are always forcing us to find out what types of activities Destin and 30A have to offer indoors. I don’t remember how I ended up on the South Walton Fashion Week (SWFW) website on my quest to indoor activities but nonetheless one click leads to another and another. Then all of a sudden you’re a million pages deep and so far from where you started. Please don’t tell me I’m the only one this happens to!

Anyway, looking at this year’s SWFW reminded me of the South Walton Fashion Week Video Alan shot and edited back in 2013.  The best part about this video? You don’t have to love fashion – or even like it – to enjoy the video he made.

Sure, you’ll see everything one would expect to be at fashion week. Models getting their hair and make up done, people sitting in chairs around a catwalk and even people enjoying well crafted cocktails. More than that, you see how artistic and creative Alan is when filming and editing.

As you watch, there are so many instances you might think, how did he get that on camera? At first one might say it’s just luck. In reality, Alan has a vision of the final commercial event video in mind from the beginning to make sure he captures all the right moments. Observing the tone and energy of the event he has to plan to catch someone’s wrist with a VIP band on it or match the timing perfectly to get someone holding their phone up recording a clip of the fashion shows. Those details don’t accidentally make it into the footage, they are put there intentionally.

We’ve named two of the details Alan shot and then carefully edited into the South Walton Fashion Week Video. Can you find any others? Tell us in a comment below!

To see more of our commercial video work along with our wedding videos and real estate video click here.

For information about our pricing and availability contact us. Summer is filling up fast!

Featured Friday on 30A | WaterColor and Miramar Beach

In honor of the current wedding season we wanted to do a special featured Friday on 30A. We shoot several weddings a year and the majority of them take place somewhere along this stunning stretch of highway. It’s not hard to understand why people pick the Florida beaches for their destination wedding. Just look at our photos!

30A WEDDING Co. featured all three of the weddings we’re showing you today.  We really can’t thank them enough for promoting our work and 30A as a wedding destination. We really think this area thrives not only for the beautiful beaches, but also because of the support our creative community shows one another.

The first wedding we’re going to share took place in Watercolor, FL. Pay attention to the details in the decor as you look at Lauren and Mark’s wedding. They did things we’d never seen and found ways to make something you have seen look fresh and original.

Next up is Lindsay and Jason’s Watercolor Inn & Resort wedding. They chose 30A for their beach wedding shortly after moving to the area. That kind gave them the best of both worlds doing a wedding at home AND at a destination as family and friends traveled to celebrate.

Our final feature of “feature Friday on 30A” is a wedding you might recognize because you’ve seen it on our blog as well as Glamour and Grace. Today, you get to see 30A Wedding Co.’s take on Brandy and Greg’s blog worthy Celebration Hall wedding. If you like what you’ve already seen then you’re in for a treat. Here, you’ll see photos not included in the other features.

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Check out our photo page to see more of our Pure7 Weddings.  For pricing and availability just contact us and we’ll get back to you promptly.

Destin Florida Destination Wedding | Elizabeth + Brennan

You could put together a Destin Florida Destination Wedding one of a million different ways. Today we’re excited to share how Pure7 couple, Elizabeth and Brennan put together their big day.

Married on the sugar-white sand in Henderson Beach State Park, Elizabeth and Brennon said their I Dos in front of 40 close family and friends. Everything they did was stylish and on trend yet remained their own. Elizabeth found the perfect mix of casual and classic. Boys wore blue and girls wore pink but there wasn’t a suit or gown in site. With them, moving away from a traditional wedding wardrobe didn’t matter. Elizabeth chose an all white wedding with added shades of pink in her bouquet and bridesmaids dresses giving it just a hint of fancy. They kept the wedding theirs and stayed true to themselves.  Because of that, this day will stay in their memory much longer than it ever could’ve lasted.

Hopefully there’s something inspiration for all the brides-to-be who are searching for their “one in a million” wedding. .

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More of our Destination Weddings can be found here.

You can contact us for information about Pure7 Studios packages, pricing and our availability.

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.

If you’re interested in learning more about our packages and pricing, say hello.

Pink Wedding Photography | Featured Friday

It turns out that Pure7 brides aren’t the only ones who think pink. Three of our perfectly pink weddings were featured on wedding blogs. Needless to say, we’ve been waiting all week to share our pink wedding photography with you.

The first feature we’re sharing was on Every Last Detail. Stephanie and Michael’s navy and pink wedding would wow anyone. Coordinated by the powerhouse team at Megan K. Events, they found the most creative ways and places to incorporate their colors and style. Even the cake has navy stripes on it! Do yourself a favor and check it out. Even if pink and navy aren’t your colors, it’s sure to impress and inspire any bride to be.

Glamour and Grace featured a wedding that couldn’t be more different than the one you just saw. Using white as the color for almost everything with subtle pops of pink, it looks like the only thing the two weddings have in common is the use of pink. This wedding also holds a special place in our hearts, because Brandy and Greg were married in Destin and our very own Lindsey was one of the bridesmaids. Watch their wedding video and see if you can find her.

Last and certainly not least we’re including Brenda and Harry’s wedding, also featured on Every Last Detail. Here, you’ll see Brenda using pink to compliment purple. It’s always exciting to see how much personality a couple can put into their wedding day. We’ve never seen vintage done so bold and bright and we get to see Harry’s personality in the details of the day with his storm trooper cufflinks and cake! Speaking of cake (oh SO fabulous cake!), this wedding was also very special to us as Brenda is the daughter of one of our favorite local cake artists – Rhonda of Confections on the Coast. It was also coordinated by two amazingly talented planning companies, It’s A Shore Thing and Carillon Weddings. We were also lucky enough to make their wedding video so watch that to see what the photos didn’t show you.

Hope you enjoyed our pink wedding photography and found some perfectly pink ideas fitting for a celebration of your own.

 

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To see more of our featured weddings, click here.

Please contact us for pricing and availability information.