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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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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Summer Beach Photo Session | Plaisance Family Portraits

There’s always one. At nearly every beach photo session we shoot, there’s one family member who would rather be doing anything other than getting their picture taken. It doesn’t matter how great everyone else’s hair turned out or how perfectly the outfits coordinated. When the meltdown starts, you know it’s time to call it a day and work with what you’ve captured so far.Pure7 Studios Beach Photo Session Plaisance FamilyWhen they’re as cute as little Miss Gabriella, though, even the grumpy shots end up as absolute keepers. So how do you make sure these once-in-a-lifetime images don’t end up in digital obscurity once the vacation high has worn off? Well, that’s where we come in.

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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!!!!
Lauren
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

 

 

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!

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Senior Session in Santa Rosa Beach | Kaylee Battiste

This sweet subject of a recent senior session is headed from the beautiful Emerald Coast to UF this fall to start a whole new life chapter. Before the summer and all the college prep kicked into high gear, Kaylee met us and our cameras in Santa Rosa Beach one warm spring afternoon. We explored old buildings and dusty dirt roads and shot until the light faded. The photos that resulted from that shoot are as lovely as the subject.
Pure7 Senior Session Santa Rosa Beach Battiste
We loved that Kaylee’s sister, Danielle, tagged along, so we snapped a few of them together. We can just imagine the fun inspiration those heirloom portraits will be for their little girls some day, as they drag out clothes to play dress-up while their moms catch up over coffee.

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Waves of Grace| Ferris Owen Family Pictures

Most folks spend the day after Christmas relaxing with friends and family, grazing on leftovers and debating whether or not to start taking down the tree. The Owen family spent theirs elsewhere – not on the gorgeous beach you see in the adorable family pictures below, but in the emergency room in a state of shock.
Pure7 Studios Ferris Owen Family Pictures
To go from that setting to one of sugar sands and emerald waters in a span of six months is a gift that can only be fully appreciated by a family who survived the sudden storm of a cancer diagnosis. Thankfully, Waves of Grace was there to scoop them up and send them away for a week to catch their breath, to remember what it’s like to just be.

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Family Portrait Session | McGuinness Clan

We had so much fun with this lively bunch at a recent family portrait beach session! When they met us at the studio a few days later to go through the photos, we seriously felt like our friends had come to hang out. The icing on the cake was the email we received later that afternoon:

“Thanks again for everything! We had so much fun shooting with Ryan and again today going through all the photos with you guys. Didn’t think I would cry but that’s how you know they’re good pics, right?”

Pure 7 Beach Family Portrait

We totally agreed! As we got to know them a little better, we understood why everyone was all smiles the entire week. A really big, wonderful thing was about to happen.

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A Timeless Seaside Wedding | Angie & Mike

We met this fun couple last spring when we shot their engagement portraits (you can see those here), so we already knew their wedding would be fantastic. We were absolutely thrilled, though, when it turned out to be even more fabulous than we ever anticipated. But we weren’t the only ones to fall in love with this classic Seaside wedding. Not one, but two industry publications chose to feature this beautiful day: wedding blog Borrowed and Blue, and this fall’s print edition of The Knot magazine.

Pure 7 Studios Seaside Wedding Angie and Mike

When you see the photos from Angie & Mike’s sweet rustic Seaside wedding, you’ll understand why it was so irresistible.

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Rosemary Beach Wedding Video | Mary Grace & Chad

One of our best-loved wedding video highlight films now has a full-length version! We were absolutely dying to share it with you but had to wait until Mary Grace & Chad saw it first, so we contained ourselves until we got their thumbs-up. You know that feeling you got as a kid on Christmas Eve? That’s seriously how we feel waiting to hear from our clients when we send off a wedding video for approval. Their response was like coming downstairs to find a new Xbox under the tree.

“I can’t tell you how wonderful it was to relive these memories tonight.I absolutely love that our friends and family are the narrators throughout the film. Thank you so much for this gift – the ability to revisit such a beautiful night for years to come!” ~ Mary Grace & Chad Pinkard

There was so much we adored about this wedding video, not the least of which was the breathtaking Rosemary Beach Town Hall. At night. With votives and twinkle lights. The atmosphere was magical and the work of some of the top vendors on the Emerald Coast gave us fantastic sets on which to film scenes of this incredibly special day. The real content, though, came from the people.

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