Contrast and Color in Alys Beach Wedding Photos| Caroline & Matt

Sometimes you see things and they just speak to you. For some unexplainable reason this experience is a game changer. Well, Caroline and Matt’s wedding – and now wedding photos –  were a game changer for us.  Alys Beach is known for its impeccably white walls and Caroline’s vision incorporated contrast and color everywhere, which was probably a first for the beach town.

These two aren’t like other couples so it only makes sense their photos didn’t turn out like other wedding photos. Ryan and Lindsey were able to frame photos so the colors convey a sense of movement and playfulness matching the newlyweds personalities spot on. Truth be told, Caroline and Matt just being “Caroline and Matt” really make the wedding photos.  Their ability to be playful and loud in some moments while others are timeless black and whites also contributed to Ryan and Lindsey delivering a stunning photo collection.

Seeing the contrasting mixture inspires and reminds us there is always room to play and push the edge of what seems right or comfortable. It’s truly magical how well it all came together. Look at the ceremony with the guests. Could they have “dressed the part” any better? And the blue of the sea and sky. Even as locals it’s hard to believe its real. The day couldn’t have been any better and Caroline and Matt cherished every moment with their family and friends.

We are so thankful for them and all little wedding “wins” that aligned so we could create this special collection of wedding photos so Caroline and Matt can look back on their big day.
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Look at more of our photography and videos to see what else we can do or  contact us if you’re interested in learning about pricing and availability.

FaceTime Photo Booth | Commercial Video

By now you’ve probably seen some of our FaceTime Photo Booth commercial videos from Digital Graffiti. Well, those are part of a series of commercial videos they hired, Alan, our videographer to shoot. The video we’re sharing with you today is fun footage he took of FaceTime at a wedding reception.

The newlyweds rented “The Photo Booth” which is a newer, portable, more modern update to the classic photo booths that have been around for years. As if that wasn’t enough, it came with a table full of props. From hats and glasses to mustaches and flowers, you’ll see it all in the two minute video. There was never a dull moment in the booth. It seems like every guest took their time finding the perfect prop before climbing into the booth for their “fifteen minutes of fame.” Everywhere we’ve seen FaceTime set up it’s been a huge hit and this was no exception.

The bride and groom even have the photos to prove it! Copies of the guest’s photos were printed and compiled into a book. We loved this idea because now the couple has a unique way to remember their special day. A book with photos of your guests hamming it up with props to fit their personalities has to be more fun to go back through then a traditional sign-in book would be. Like professional wedding photos these little photo four-packs bring a sense of life to the day after the fact.

Like wedding photos and a wedding video, a photo booth is just another way couples can capture moments of their loved ones celebrating their love.

We do more than just commercial videos so check out some of our wedding videos or even our real estate videos to see what else we can do. We’d love to come to your next event or help you promote your product or service so please feel free to contact us for pricing and availability.

Working with Waves of Grace

Today we’re sharing the family beach photos of families who came to Destin, 30A, or Panama City Beach on vacation with Waves of Grace. Our partnership with Waves of Grace is one we are both proud of and thankful for, and we get so much more out of these sessions than we could ever possibly give.

Waves of Grace is a non-profit providing beach vacations to cancer patients and their families.  They want to give these families an opportunity to come to the beach without the stresses of life at home or the worries of budgeting for a trip while medical costs pile up. As part of their trip they get a professional photographer to take family beach photos of them; that’s where we come in. It’s a pretty new organization, so we’ve watched them grow sending more families to our beautiful Emerald Coast. To learn about how you can donate or nominate someone who could use a trip for family fun and healing, please visit their website.

The first family photographed below is the Griers. They were given a beach vacation after three year old Faith went into remission and became a cancer survivor for the second time. Most of her life she’s faced sickness, pain, and suffering – yet in every photo she is smiling. We look at their family photos in awe. A picture can say a thousand words and none of theirs let on to the hardships and uncertainty they’ve faced over the past three years. As parents, Tiffany and Michael inspired us so much. It’s impossible to imagine what they’ve experienced and overcome together. May their best days be ahead.

We were also lucky enough to meet Jon and Robyn, as well as the Spivey family (both pictured below), while taking family beach portraits during their Waves of Grace vacations.  Not pictured are several other families photographed more recently, and we look forward to sharing their images as well in a future post. Spending time with these famililes reminds us how easy it is to get “busy” and lose sight of what really matters in life. Meeting the families WOG sends to our beaches helps us keep perspective here at Pure7 Studios. We hope you enjoy these images as much as we were blessed to create them.

Thank you, Waves of Grace, for giving us the opportunity to meet these families!

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Alys Beach Wedding Video |Heather & Jason

It’s not everyday we get to photograph a wedding in Alys Beach. If you’re not familiar with this beach town – famous for its all white walls – then the opening shot in Heather and Jason’s wedding video will give you a pretty good look at this stunning beach town on 30A.

You’ll also get to see how they celebrated with style. They did things a little differently and got married in a beach town but without a beach wedding. Heather and Jason creatively chose to get married in a lush natural setting with a big white backdrop. (It couldn’t get more Alys Beach than that!) It’s wedding videos like theirs that make us forever inspired with the wedding industry.

Every bride wants perfection and has her own picture perfect image of what this day looks like. Wedding planners, florists, bakers, DJs, and the bride and groom (with their friends and family) all come together to execute and create the perfect day. At the end of the wedding celebration, the newlyweds and their loved ones go home with all the memories.

We love attending weddings like Heather and Jason’s, because we are inspired to create new and original memories. We hope you love Heather and Jason’s wedding video as much as we do. They are an insanely special couple who were kind enough to trust us to preserve the memories of their big day.

If you’re looking for a wedding photographer or wedding videographer then please say hello and we’ll get in touch to talk about making your dream day a reality.

One Of A Kind |Klibanoff Family’s Coalesce Session

The Klibanoff family is just as unique as their name.  Individually they are all one of a kind yet as a family they are one. We had the pleasure of taking their family beach photos during their Fourth of July trip and just like them, their family beach photos are one of a kind.

The best part about their photo session with us? They chose to do a Coalesce Session so we got to bring Alan along to shoot a family highlight video. These videos are a fast favorite around the studio – and with the clients who want them –  because every family member is interviewed and leaves a little piece of their heart in the project.

Alan films everyone describing their family members and memories they have together giving viewers like us a deeper look into their life. Photos can speak a thousand words but there are times when actual words mean the most. We strive to let our coalesce sessions be one of those special places so those meaningful words live forever in film.

Once you’ve watched the Klibanoff family highlight video you can draw so much more from their family photos. The fun facts and personality that shines through in the interviews begins to show up in the photos. You don’t just see love, you see their love.

Knowing how they came to be a family can also allow others to relate to our clients. That’s part of why we love doing what we do. It’s a dream when we get a new client because they saw a family photo or a wedding video that just speaks to them.

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Whether you’re coming for a family vacation or a destination wedding we’d love to help your life moments live on. Contact us and we can share all of our packages and pricing to find the best fit for your family.

Pure7 Photos Featured in EC Magazine

Truth be told we are loving all the buzz from this year’s Digital Graffiti. It’s been around for almost a decade and is starting to catch on for both locals and visitors lucky enough to be in Alys Beach when it takes place. Per usual Ryan shot a bunch of the event photos and just last week we blogged the commercial videos Alan shot at DG for Facetime Photobooth. Today we’re sharing the pages of Pure7 photos featured in EC Magazine where Digital Graffiti lives on for just a little longer in the latest issue.

If you’re not familiar with the event or EC Magazine, check them out! Both are worth your time (and money). Especially since the latest issue includes our latest feature! While you’re at it, Alys Beach is also a great place to visit even if you can’t make it when DG is happening. Its beautiful beaches are often the backdrop for our wedding photography and family beach photos.



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For our availability, pricing and packages contact us.  We’d love to capture your wedding, family, business, or event.


Facetime Photobooth at Digital Graffiti

It’s the Friday before a three day weekend and we could hardly sit still with excitement. We’ll be shooting a wedding tomorrow and then joining the masses for two full days of R&R. It might sound like a downer for some that we don’t get the three, but it’s a rare thing for us to get two days off in a row during wedding season and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

We really do look forward to working with each and every client (because ours are the best on the Emerald Coast) whether they’re a local couple from Destin, FL or coming from afar for a destination wedding somewhere on 30a.

Before we get deep into fall wedding season, we want to show you a video (in celebration of our two day weekend) from Digital Graffiti where we did full photography and videography coverage of the event.

This commercial video is for Facetime PhotoBooth’s litebooth. All of the footage used in the commercial video was shot at Digital Graffiti this year so if you attended you just might see yourself! If you’ve never seen a litebooth before then you’re in for a treat when you watch the video.  It was so fun, quick and easy that there was a line for the litebooth all night long.

We can’t wait until the next event we attend or photograph that has one.

For more information about our commercial videos, wedding photography, wedding videography, and event coverage contact us and we’ll get back to you with packages, pricing and availability.

Watercolor Wedding Photos | Jordan and Ryan

Not long ago we shared THIS WEDDING VIDEO, raving about the bride and her bold style (and the groom with his groom’s cake).  Today we want to share their wedding photos with you, taken at the always amazing WaterColor Resort (coordinated by the equally fabulous Cheryl Walton of St. Joe Club & Resorts). Most of the time we share the photos & video together, but this time we did it separately. As you can see, a wedding video tells the story one way with the wedding photos sharing that same story – but from a different angle.

In our case, there really are two sides to every story… the one told through still photographs and the one in motion. Take a few minutes and look through Jordan and Ryan’s wedding photos and then go back and watch their wedding video. Of course they cover a lot of the same ground, but there is an element of life that videography brings because it entices even more of the senses. On the other side, still photos allow you to focus and really observe and appreciate small details.

If you can’t tell by now, we’re just really in love with wedding photography and wedding videography. We swoon over the couples that allow us the privilege of capturing both, allowing us to tell the story from multiple perspectives.


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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.

Big and Bright, Black and White Gulf Place Wedding | Hannah and Harley

The title pretty much says it all, but we had such a great time with Hannah and Harley that we can’t help but rave about their big and bright, black and white Gulf Place Wedding. In thinking about what we wanted to say about them and their big day, it seemed the most sense to break it down as we have below.

Big and Bright

If you’ve already scrolled through their wedding photos, then you know exactly why we picked these two words to describe Hannah and Harley’s big day. (If you haven’t scrolled through the photos yet … what are you waiting for?!) Their wedding was a perfect weather day for taking wedding photographs. The sky was bluer than normal and the coast a little more emerald. Hannah’s wedding colors complimented the scenery impeccably and flattered everyone. No easy task when you’re trying to dress a wedding party of more than thirty people. Yep. Thirty! (Now you know why we said big!) These two lovebirds had more than ten people each standing at their side to support and celebrate their wedding day. Having that many people at their sides was definitely a testament to how wonderful the bride and groom are as people. If mankind were ranked on Billboard Charts, both Hannah and Harley would make the cut.

Black and White

This, of course, refers primarily to all of the black and white wedding photos we took that day. Black and white wedding photos are often timeless, telling a different story than their colorful counterparts. At times, there’s an intensity and seriousness with black and white portraits that color photography doesn’t quite capture. We could go on an on about this topic for days, but it’s only because we are passionate about our art and creativity. Clearly, that’s what makes photography so rewarding and why we’re so grateful for our Pure7 couples. Nothing is better than making friends with people who get what you do and trust you to help preserve their memories forever.

Gulf Place Wedding

This wedding easily could’ve made the cut on our venue list post as an example of what a wonderful venue Gulf Place is. The best part of any venue is using your flowers and decor to personalize it and make it your own. We couldn’t be more proud of how Hannah and Harley’s wedding photos turned out, but those of you who were there know that some moments have to be experienced (and nothing compares to the real thing). May these pictures filled with friends, family (or total strangers!) inspire the hopeless romantic in all of us.
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If you’re planning your wedding and want to learn more about our photography, videography just contact us for services, pricing, and availability.