Fall For a Wedding Venue on the Emerald Coast

With the 100 days of summer coming to an end, wedding season is back in full swing. We’ve got so many upcoming beautiful weddings on the books (for this year and next), and we’re so excited to document them!  For you “Brides to Be” that haven’t yet booked your venue, we’ve put together a list of great locations using our wedding photos in hopes you’ll fall for a wedding venue on the Emerald Coast!

We shoot wedding photographs and wedding videos in Destin and all throughout the beach communities along 30A. This is by no means a complete list of wedding venues in our area, but a list of those we’ve personally shot for clients who – along with many of the wedding publications – couldn’t get over how picture perfect the venue and location were.

Alys Beach

Lindsie and Shane Lindsie + Shane Featured on Every Last Detail


Michael and meredith Michael + Meredith  at  Henderson Park Inn

Featured in The Knot Florida Magazine

Rosemary Beach

lindsey and jj Lindsay + JJ

Santa Rosa Beach

Santa Rosa Beach wedding by pure7studios.comLauren + Brett at Gulf Place

Featured on Floridian Social


katie and patton Katie + Patton  at Bud & Alley’s

Featured on Grey Likes Weddings



2015-01-07_0045 Lauren + Matt at Watercolor Inn & Resort

Featured on 30a Wedding Co.

Watersound Beach

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Santa Rosa Beach Spring Wedding Video | Jordan + Ryan

We couldn’t wait to show you some of our latest wedding videography so today we’re sharing a Santa Rosa Beach Spring wedding video.  From the moment you see the bride you’ll be breathless. Her dress is like nothing we’ve ever seen before on a bride. So detailed and unique. Truly a statement piece beyond the given beautiful white gown you expect every bride to wear. We can’t wait for you to see it and hope you say yes to the dress! She looked stunning.

In addition to great fashion sense Jordan has a heart of gold and the most contagious smile.  We couldn’t get enough of it and had we’d stayed any longer we would’ve  gone home with sore cheeks. Ryan just adores her and it’s very clear they found a crazy love they want to hold on to just like the sign said at their reception.

We could go on and on about Jordan being such a beautiful bride but it’s time we give the groom a little credit. He is one of few we’ve seen get to not only have a groom’s cake but have a groom’s cake that in no way matched the colors or look of the wedding and instead being he colors of a favorite team. Clearly Jordan loves Ryan just as much as he loves her.

They spent their big day surrounded by friends and family sneaking away to the beach with us for some wedding video footage. The reception was picture perfect and  as the day came to an end Jordan and Ryan left to start their new beginning.

Needless to say May 23rd, 2015 was a good day for Santa Rosa Beach and a great start for Jordan and Ryan.

We are always looking to add couples to our Pure7  family. To get more information on our pricing, packages, and availability for your wedding photos and wedding videosay hi and we’ll get back to you quickly.

Watercolor Wonderland | Laura + Bobby

Sometimes you look at wedding photos and you feel like you really get a sense of how everything looked and felt. Other times you see the wedding photos and you just wish you were there. Laura and Bobby’s Watercolor Wonderland of a wedding was the latter. If someone looks through all of the wedding photos below and then tries to tell us they don’t feel like they missed out… we’ll call them a liar.

From getting ready in the rooms to getting down on the dance floor this wedding really seems to have it all. For starters, Laura had ten beautiful bridesmaids! This means ten dresses, hairstyles, make up sessions, and lots and lots of pictures. We don’t often shoot weddings with such a big wedding party so we took some creative liberties with this group. They had such an energy about them. So much personality and of course, more love for the bride and groom than any two people could possible comprehend.

The entire wedding and celebration is no doubt one for the books. Or in today’s modern world, one for the boards. (We’re talking about Pinterest.)  The flowers hanging in the trees created the perfect backdrop for the ceremony which took place in front of friends and family. Every detail was well thought out and perfectly executed. It’s hard to believe it’s over.

Like Laura and Bobby, we’re so grateful for these wedding photos so we can remember their big day and just how big of a wedding whirlwind it was.

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We’re already booking weddings for 2016 so contact us if you’re getting married in the Destin or 30A area to discuss our wedding packages and availability.


Santa Rosa Beach Wedding Video | Mary & Joe

You’d think after watching dozens of wedding videos filmed and edited by our wedding videographer that it would be easy to keep from getting emotional when we see one. We’re not talking crocodile tears – just a little feeling of love that makes your heart warm and your cheeks move ear to ear. You’re touched because you can see and feel the love that lived on the couple’s big day. Mary and Joe’s Santa Rosa Beach Wedding Video is no exception.

It opens on the brightest of days and sets the tone. Then we get to see Bridesmaids with the Bride and of course the Groomsmen with the Groom. (It’s always fun to see how different guys and girls are when it comes to getting ready.) Next, guests arrive and even though you know exactly what’s coming, you can’t help but be excited to see the ceremony and celebration that is sure to follow.

This couple’s ceremony took place in the beautifully sacred Saint Rita Catholic Church and the reception was at the Lakehouse inside the WaterColor Resort on 30A. The reception donned beautiful statement centerpieces, strung lights, and even a wardrobe change by the dazzling bride. There was such a happy, light energy that carried through to their wedding video. It’s something you just have to see for yourself. Maybe different things will stick out to you as you watch. Either way, one thing is clear- Alan made a beautiful wedding video of Mary and Joe’s wedding day that they can cherish forever.

Cheers to another wonderful wedding and couple we’re proud to call a client here at Pure7® Studios!

If you or someone you know is recently engaged and looking to do a destination wedding here on the Emerald Coast, please contact us for packages and pricing. Our schedule fills up fast with family beach photos, wedding photos, engagement sessions, (and of course wedding videos just like this one).

Wonderful Watersound Beach Wedding | Caroline & Nick

If you remember back a few weeks, we shared their wedding video and told you once you watched it, you’d wish Caroline was your new best friend.  Well,  today we bring you the beautiful wedding photos from their wonderful Watersound Beach wedding and they will only make you fall in love with Caroline and Nick even more.

These two ooze confidence and class with the perfect twist of play. Always able to joke and be free in the moment without the tone of the day falling anything short of wedding worthy. When you’re around them, you feel as if you’ve entered Caroline and Nick’s world. The truth of the matter is… you probably have. We’re just so happy they made room in their world for us so we could take it all in and then capture it on camera for them to keep forever.

As you pour over their wedding photos, pay attention to their facial expressions. Both Caroline and Nick are involved in acting and performing and their comfort in front of the camera really shines through. They are both so effortlessly candid, really living in the moment. These are crucial skills to have when creating a character but even more important when you get to just be yourself. Caroline and Nick were completely themselves and we couldn’t have created the perfect wedding photo collection without them.

Enjoy the different combinations of old and new, black and white, funny and serious, and most of all Caroline and Nick. We love them both and look forward to any chance we’d get to work with them again.


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To join Caroline and Nick as one of our prized Pure7 Couples, contact us. We’ll give you information on our wedding photography packages as well as the upcoming availability.



Modern Vintage Wedding in Watercolor, FL | Featured Friday

Can you believe July is over? This month just seemed to fly by as we went out to shoot our family beach photos and destination weddings up and down 30A. Another season of beautiful brides and dapper grooms were added to our Pure7 Family Photo Album. We can’t wait to show you all of their weddings and promise it’s worth the wait. In the meantime, we have a modern vintage wedding we photographed that was featured on Every Last Detail (ELD) just two days ago.

You’ll see in the photos why ELD just had to blog this wedding. While we’re proud of the photos, we must give our bride Kristen credit for having such a vision when she planned her big day. She thought of everything and while sometimes this can lead to an overdone color or clashing of multiple styles, Kristen out did herself to perfection. She took some very well known themes and made them her own which allowed us to really capture not only their big day at Watercolor Inn Resort, but who they are as a couple.

One of the most surprising or unique things about Kristen and Eric’s wedding is that they got married at one of the most sought after “beach wedding” locations – but they didn’t get married on the beach! We’re so happy they chose to get married here and, furthermore, that they chose us to shoot their wedding video and wedding photos. The video wasn’t included in the feature, so you’ll have to check back and see it all in action when we share it.

Take note of all of the awesome vendors that made this wedding so wonderful and be sure to pin your favorite pictures to Pinterest!


Modern Vintage Wedding in Watercolor, FL | Featured Friday


For information on our packages and availability please contact us. We shoot engagements, maternity, weddings, families, and more.

Wedding Videography Tips|Erin & Aaron

As wedding videos continue to get more popular, it gets harder to feel like yours is different or special. We recognize this dilemma, and want to share a few wedding videography tips to help you find the right person to create your wedding video.  Of course, we’re heavily biased towards our Pure7 Studios wedding videographer, Alan. He’s award-winning and constantly finding ways to give each couple a video that’s just as special as their big day.

Tip #1 – Know your budget.

Like any aspect of a wedding, wedding videos cost money. Some cost a lot of money. If you know you want a wedding video, add it to the budget early. The reason for this? Many couples have to start cutting corners as the final details of their big day come together. Just like the dress or the cake, the cost of a wedding video has a wide range. Know what you’re willing and able to spend and stick to it.

Tip #2 – Don’t Shop Price First.

It sounds like this completely contradicts what we just told you, but hear me out. This is your one and only wedding video. You want the wedding videography to represent you and the vision you’re bringing to your big day. If you shop price first, you’ll lose out on meeting a variety of videographers. By viewing online portfolios first, you can figure out what you connect with (and what you don’t). Maybe, you’re the person that doesn’t feel creative at all-  and you want someone to show up, film, and create a wonderful wedding video. Or maybe, you have very specific moments you want captured. That is why we recommend deciding on what style of video you want first – and then shopping by price.

Tip #3 – Watch More Than Just Wedding Videos.

There’s a lot of wedding videographers out there who shoot more than weddings. Alan (here at Pure7) has filmed commercial videos, fashion shows, art festivals, wedding videos, music festivals, skateboarding videos, and even real estate videos. His passion and abilities push far beyond what one might see in a collection of his wedding videos. Seeing a videographer’s style and ability to create great videos across the board can be eye opening and give you that reassurance you’re going to be happy with the end result. A skilled film-maker knows how to exceed your expectations.

Tip #4 – Start Saving Now.

More often than not… you get what you pay for. Weddings get expensive quickly. There aren’t very many things you can take with you, but a wedding video is one of them. Even with as popular as they are today, people get to the end of their budget and then opt to stick with photography only. While that may not be a mistake for everyone, we hate to hear when a couple wishes they would’ve done a video with their pictures. If you start saving now, odds are better that you’ll get a wedding video and that you’ll be able to work with the videographer you want most.

Along with our tips, we’re excited to share Erin & Aaron’s Sandestin wedding video. It’s a stunning piece that we’re proud to have in our collection and is something  every bride-to-be needs to see. Coordinated by the talented Shelby Peaden of Shelby Peaden Events!

To learn more about our services and availability just contact us.

Sequins and Things in Rosemary Beach, FL| Featured Friday

Ryan was able to do a photo session with Alyson Haley of Sequins and Things during her recent trip to Rosemary Beach, FL. Words rarely express the love we feel when we get asked to collaborate with others who are creatively driven. There’s an energy and vibe we can’t explain. You feed off one another and hopefully end up with magical results. Working with Alyson was no different and we wish we could claim her as a local and shoot for her blog on the regular. She was truly a delight and, like all of our clients, one of the coolest cats around.

You can imagine how excited we were to find out the feeling was mutual when we saw what she wrote about us last month in her blog post.

“I shot with Ryan, a local photographer, from Pure 7 Studios … and y’all. I was so impressed! He was so easy to work with and hilarious, had tons of different lenses to get the shot he or you needed / wanted … and I’m very happy with all the photos. Very. If you’re in the area, be sure to give them a call to book a session with them! Family or engagement sessions in that area are a dream. Seriously.”   – Alyson Haley 


While you sit and contemplate collaborating with us on your having your own fashion shoot or family beach photos enjoy the photography and the fashion. Then socialize with us on twitter, instagram, and facebook and let us know what you think.

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For more information on videography packages or our engagement sessions and wedding photography that Alyson mentioned on Sequins and Things just contact us. While our calendar fills up fast, we’re always excited to meet knew people and find a way to create a photo collection they’ll love forever.

Take Time Out For You | Hutchinson Chiropractic Commercial Video

It’s hard to believe we’re already half way through 2015! By now most of us have stopped and started our New Year’s fitness goals two or even three times. (We’re only pointing fingers at ourselves but kinda hope we’re not alone here.)  Today let’s push through the second half of the year and recommit to being better. Take time out for you and redefine your goals. Write out what it is you need to do to reach those goals.

For us, one of our goals is to continually do work we’re passionate about. Not too long ago we did just that when we sent our videographer, Alan, out to Dr. Hutchinson’s office to shoot a commercial video. What we learned from her is amazing. As a team, we primarily do destination wedding photography , videography and family beach photos. We never dreamed we’d get the opportunity to help Dr. Hutchinson make a commercial where she shares her story an passion for helping people heal.

Take a look for yourself. The vision for this commercial was excellent and the message is clear and powerful. Getting to work with people like Dr Hutchinson is one of many humbling reminders that we are lucky we do what we love in a place we love. If you’re just visiting Fort Walton BeachDestinSeaside,Watercolor or any of the other wonderful beach towns thank you for coming. If you’re one of the lucky locals then we don’t have to tell you how lucky you are to live with the best beaches in the world.

No matter where you’re from, life is too short to live not to fill it will love. We hope you enjoy the commercial video for Hutchinson Chiropractic. If you’re fighting pain, going to her website and learn more about making an appointment and starting your road to recovery.

To learn more about our videography packages and availability, contact us.

Santa Rosa Beach Family Photos |The Whyte Family

It’s not everyday we get a call from California asking about our pricing and packages for family beach photos. In fact, it’s probably one of the most rare calls we’ve had. None the less, last summer the phone rang and we had the opportunity to shoot Santa Rosa Beach Family Photos for the Whyte family.

This was a fun and special shoot for us for a few reasons. First,  we got to share our sugar white sandy beaches with some Californians. This may seem like no big deal to those of you locals out there because you’re spoiled with our beaches in Destin and 30A. But for those not used to seeing it, it’s always a treat to see the awe in someone’s eyes as they take in all the beauty our little corner of the world has to offer. To make the shoot ever better, one of the boys was graduating from a program in the Navy. It’s the real reason they all came together to celebrate and let us document their special time together.

It’s hard to pick a favorite in the collection below but if we had to choose, their family beach photo of everyone sitting in the sand would probably be it. The colors they’re wearing match perfectly with the skyline and the water.  Of course the black and white family photos in front of the fence show so much texture we can’t exactly rule them out.

Do you have a favorite? Let us know which photo in the comments below.

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If you’re interested in booking your own family beach photos just contact us to discuss our current packages and availability.