a family reunion…..

for the first time, we had the opportunity to photograph a family reunion get together in Seagrove Beach Florida.  luckily the rain had left us with a beautiful winter day for some frolicking on the beach before they gathered for dinner.  this was a beautiful family full of adorable, lively children (and adults, too).  they were such a joy!  hopefully we can be a part of their annual get together!

december in pittsburgh……

we rarely post personal stuff, but when we got this batch developed from our lab from our trip to pittsburgh for xmas, we couldn’t help but share.  our kids had a blast and we can’t wait to return to photograph a pittsburgh wedding!

family faves 2011….

better late than never i say. i know the whole “best of 2011/year in review” stuff is usually around the first of the year. well, in case you have not figured it out we like to do things a little different around here. these pictures are some of my favorite from the past year. Some are Destin Wedding Photography sessions others are miscellaneous.  we are now gearing up for a crazy busy spring/summer. we look forward to all our new families and excited to see the families come back from years past.


ryan’s wedding faves from 2011……

so this post is about three weeks too late, but hey we don’t like to be like everyone else. here is a collection of photos we shot in 2011 that i think shows what we are all about. we had such a blast this past year and are looking for an even greater one this year. thank you to all our brides for choosing pure7. we truly love each and everyone of you.



my princess is growing up……

where has my little baby gone? no longer are the days of me rocking my little girl to sleep, but here are the days of my 6 year old saying “daddy you are the best dad i’ve ever had.” having a little girl has changed my life in so many ways. her birth is half the reason i even got into photography. i look forward to every day with her. . .seeing her change into the beautiful young lady she is becoming.


danna’s breathtaking bridal…

i am so in love with danna’s bridal photos!  for starters, she is absolutely beautiful.  when danna is in front of the camera, she owns it.  then you add the lovely eden gardens state park as the backdrop and the result looks a little something like these beauties.  this fall the colors at eden were so incredible i couldn’t get enough.  we have been lucky enough to get to know danna & her (now) husband, keegan, over the past year very well.  from their engagement, to the wedding, we feel like they’re family!  oh and stay tuned for some adorable images of their little man, landon, to make an appearance on the blog soon!




devon’s end-of-her-first-year-at-college session…….

this beauty of a young lady came to us through her (now) sister-in-law, danna proffitt, whose wedding we were a part of last october.  devon is one who seems like a very quiet girl but when she is in front of the camera she absolutely rocks it!  she never had the typical senior portrait session done while she was in high school because she wanted to do something unique and different instead of wearing a feather boa across her shoulders or a tuxedo while standing next to a life size 2010 (hey, no hatin’ here i did it for my senior portraits, tuxedo and all!).  i am certain that she is glad she waited until the end of her first year in college to have some glamorous pictures taken, marking the start of her adult life!  devon is gorgeous and we can’t wait to shoot her wedding (not anytime soon, of course, we’re getting a little ahead of ourselves)!


casey + brandon

today we feature some of our favorite images from our last wedding of 2011.  this couple could not possibly be any sweeter.  they’ve been together for 8 years and they’re barely old enough to drink!  while casey is in nursing school and brandon is braving through med school, they took some time to finally tie the knot and become mr. and mrs.!  this beautiful december afternoon could not have been any more perfect for an outdoor bayside ceremony.  we were so honored to be a part of these lovebirds’ wedding day and are excited to share some of our favorites with you!  enjoy!

a disney wedding fit for a princess….

This wedding was SO fun to photograph, for many reasons!  It was held at the beautiful Disney Yacht Club in Disney World, and it is always a treat to travel and photograph in a new location.  The enchantingly beautiful bride (Lindsay), is a former Disney “princess”, and a good friend of our bride (Katie; also a former Disney “princess”) whose Santa Rosa Beach wedding we photographed in March (click here to view).  We are so glad to now have had the wonderful experience of photographing two “princess weddings”!  Disney has some pretty strict restrictions on what you can and cannot say about such things, so lets just leave it at.  Needless to  say, Joslyn thinks her dad is a rock-star for photographing the weddings of two Disney VIP’s in the last year!  She always thinks when we go to Disney that the ‘princesses’ will recognize him.  Too cute!  After the wedding, we were able to stay a couple days and take our 3 kiddos to Magic Kingdom and Sea World, which of course was huge fun!

Without further adieu, we’d love to share with you some of these magical images. Lindsay was stunning in her Martina Liana gown, that had just a hint of peach that tied in the delicate color palette from her beautiful bouquet.  All of the beautiful little details from her Twigs & Honey & Emilliner hair adornments, to her fabulous navy glitter-adorned Kate Spade ‘charm’ bridal shoes, to the mink stole she wore post-ceremony (which was her grandmothers and served as her ‘something old’), and even the bag-pipe player, made this wedding such a treat to photograph. Lindsay & Robert have a love between them that shines through to anyone fortunate enough to meet them.  We are so blessed to have met them and had the opportunity to share in their beautiful wedding.  Thank you, Lindsay & Robert, for choosing us to be a part of such a grande event.  We are positive that a couple such as the two of you, will definitely be blessed with nothing but happiness everlasting!

venue: Disney Yacht Club
coordination: Disney Fairy Tale Weddings
hair: Chris martin Copperhead Salon, Orlando
makeup: Copperhead Salon, Orlando

bride’s dress: Martina Liana
bride’s shoes: Kate Spade
bride’s hair adornments: Twigs & Honey & Emilliner
bridesmaid’s dresses: The Dessy Group
groom’s attire: Hugo Boss
groomsmen’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse
destination photographer: pure7studios
videography: josh kidd films
florals: Petals by design, Orlando
music: Steve Weinstein, Power DJ Orlando