lily+matt, a new orleans wedding

when lily, an actress and photographer herself who comes from a family of amazing photographers, contacted us to shoot her new orleans wedding we were totally pumped. one, we love nola and go every chance we get. two, lily is an absolute SWEETHEART whom we have adored getting to know. it is always such an honor to be chosen by fellow photographers and we captured this gorgeous wedding with a combination of film and digital. every beautiful detail of this wedding was executed fabulously, and we can’t wait to be back in The Big Easy for our next nola wedding!

Florist: Nola Flora

Coordinator: Perfectly Organized Inc.

Venue: Pavilion of The Two Sister’s in New Orleans City Park

Cake Artist: Haydel’s Bakery

Band: Bucktown Allstar’s

Beach Photography- Porterfield Family

Welcome to our shiny, happy new blog! Long overdue, we know… we’ve been hard at work photographing beautiful weddings & families which you will soon see posted here. Being beach photographers in the Destin and Santa Rosa Beach area is a amazing, and certainly keeps us busy! In honor of the launch, we will be firing off a new post featuring our beach and wedding photographers’ awesome work every day for one week solid (so be sure to add us to your blog reader if you haven’t already, as we have some fun things in store). To kick it off, we wanted to share one of our favorite family sessions from this summer. The Porterfield sisters were a JOY to photograph… so full of vivacity and life. We are so thankful to them and all of our wonderful clients for allowing us to capture some special times playing together while vacationing in beautiful Destin, Watercolor, Rosemary or anywhere near 30A. We love being wedding and beach photographers and we hope that shows through our images. Capturing families interacting and having fun together is one of our favorite things to do. Enjoy, and check back tomorrow to see what else we have in store!

knetzer boys. . .

this was a unique session for us because it was a fellow photographer and friend’s (wesleyann of dear wesleyann) husband and their two boys.  jared wanted to do something special for wesleyann for mother’s day but knew that it would have to be kept a BIG secret so the boys wouldn’t accidentally spill the beans to mom.  jared gave his boys a code name for ryan, mr. matt, just in case they did mention where they had been she would be clueless.  jared purposely put them in ‘play clothes’ and packed a separate set of clothes in a bag for them to change into once they got to the shoot location.  wesleyann would have gotten mighty suspicious if they were all dressed up for a casual outing with dad.  it was such a treat to prepare a sweet gift for our dear friend, wesleyann, on mother’s day.

operation smile 2012

as a proud member of the ppa (professional photographers of america), we had the wonderful opportunity to host a fundraiser through their charity division (ppa charities) for operation smile, who provides cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries to children in need.  on saturday april 21, we joined other portrait photographers all over the country in hosting an all-day event in our studio for new and old clients.  on this day, each person who gave a minimum donation of $24 was in return gifted with a 10 minute mini session at our destin studio and a complimentary 5×7 fine art portrait (or digital file if image was a head-shot for professional use).  this was our first year participating in the fundraiser and it was a huge success!  on saturday alone we raised enough money to give 10 surgeries to children across the globe in need!  we received many outside donations from those that were unable to attend and many of those that did attend gave more than the minimum donation.  the final count for our funds raised will be officially announced on our fan page next week, as we’ve still got some donations trickling in.  here are some portraits captured of those that are the reason this event was such a success.  thanks again to all that participated and donated to the cause, we loved meeting and photographing you and your families!

photography provided by destin photographers, pure 7 studios

food, wine, rentals, and florals graciously donated by:

sweet for sirten

marlin grill

jim ‘n nick’s  bbq

florals by the sea

rsvp weddings

chez renee

shelby peaden events


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Happy Anniversary to Katie & John! ~ Beach Wedding Photography in Destin Florida.

Happy Anniversary to an awesome couple! I can’t believe it was only a year (and a few days) ago we shot Katie & John’s beach wedding. We miss you guys and look forward to seeing each other in the near future. The team here wishes upon a star  ; ) many many more years of happiness. Love you guys!

photography: pure7studios

videography: josh kidd films
venue: vue on 30a
hair: ashley carter, pure & couture
makeup: robin klag
cake: bake my day
flowers: myrtie blue
band: emerald gold band
steel drums: tony bowers music
bridal gown: priscilla of boston; orlando
bridesmaids gowns: alfred angelo; tampa

“Happy Birthday to Justin Bieber!” & Fun Destin Senior Portraits by Pure 7 Studios!



NEWSFLASH!  In case you were living under a rock or didn’t login to the internet or turn on the telivision this past week, we are here to share the big news that is March 1!  Today we celebrate the birth of the one and only teen heart throb sensation Justin Bieber who takes the leap to the 18th year of his life!  Can you belieb it?!

Why is Pure 7 Studios so excited about this?  Well
a) Because we’re guilty.  Erica & Lindsey have the Bieber fever that roots back to the love of Usher and his sweet moves in the 90’s and more importantly…
b)  Our youngest son, Paxton, looks so much like JB that he’s been dubbed “baby bieber” (see below for proof)!
c)  the age 18 signifies the thought of SENIOR PORTRAITS!  One of our FAVORITE things to photograph!

Do you have a senior in your home?   Don’t fall for the cheesy black cape with pearls standard nonsense.  It’s 2012!  Pure 7 Studios offers many fun options and shooting locations that make our senior portrait sessions in Destin FL and the surrounding areas nothing but FUN.

Side note – Justin Bieber fun facts!
– Justin Bieber was discovered on YouTube
– Justin Bieber is worth $53 million
– His favorite color is purple
– He has a massive crush on Beyonce
– A lock of his hair sold for $40,668 on eBay

We’ll end on this heart felt, hair swingin’ note ~
Justin Bieber is giving up his birthday for charity: water.  Instead of gifts for his 18th birthday, he’s asking all his fans to donate $18 to help give people access to clean, safe drinking water (click here to donate).   Join Justin, and give up your next birthday for clean water!

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