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.

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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Rosemary Beach Summer| Burnley Family Photos

A Rosemary Beach summer is one of the best. Last summer when we met the Burnleys was no exception. Jennifer reached out to us wanting family beach portraits with an emphasis on the two kids. In the process of setting everything up we got to know her a little bit. One of the things we learned was her two favorite charity organizations: Orphan Care Network and Addi’s Faith Foundation.

Orphan Care Network came to be when a group of families in the Houston, Texas area came together to support and care for orphans. Many of the families got involved because of their desire to become foster or adoptive parents. If you or anyone you know might be interested in joining this growing community and their cause direct them to their website for information.

Addi’s Faith Foundation is a nonprofit organization on a mission to end childhood cancer. Named after Addi Faith Bender, who lost her life to cancer at only 1 year old. Go to the website to donate or see how else you can help.

We are grateful for the Burnleys and their interest in making the world a better place for kids. Thank you for sharing your family with us and for showing us a few ways we can help families in need. In their family photos below you’ll see the kids are two peas in a pod. Photo after photo they let us in look in on their  bond and love for one another. We’re so happy to have you as one of our #Pure7Familes.

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If you’d like to get family portraits of your own just contact us!

 

Classic Beach Photos in Destin | Braswell Family

We had so much fun shooting the Braswell family in Destin this past year. They totally changed it up from what we normally see.  They traded in the traditional white and blue beach look for classic beach photos in black. (Yes, you read that right.) Black. The Braswell’s dared to go dark wearing black tops for their family beach photos. We must say, we’re pretty pleased with the results.

We love them for staying true to themselves and wearing what they felt comfortable in. While not just any old outfit will photograph well, being comfortable and confident in your appearance is huge. Lucky for us this darling family of four has taken their turn in front of our camera several times over. Year after year we get to check in, take some photos, and see how they boys have changed and grown. Having a history of  together just makes everything go a littler smoother. They know the drill and come ready to bring it.

Our relationship with the Braswells is truly special bond for us to have with a client here on the Emerald Coast. We’re a destination wedding and leisure vacation spot so we get to capture beautiful weddings and family beach trips for those who figured out we have the best beaches in the world.

Whether we get you once or a bunch, we cherish our time with each and every client. A warm and heartfelt thanks to Tara and her men in black for once again letting us preserve their family in photographs. We can hardly wait til we meet again.

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If you’re coming to our beautiful beaches this summer and want your beach photos of your family, contact us for pricing and availability.

 

First Family Beach Photos in Destin, FL | Bennett Family

It is said, “good things come to those who wait.” We’d like to think when it came to the Bennett’s first family beach photos we had a hand in making that come true. See,  a little over a year ago Amanda reached out to us wanting to do a professional photo shoot with her family because they’d never taken professional photos of their son. We set an appointment during their vacation to Miramar Beach here on the Emerald Coast and the rest is history.

When we finally got to meet the Bennetts for their session, we couldn’t wait to get started. Being the first portrait photographer to capture their child’s innocence and personality on camera just tickled us. We had a great time on the beach getting to know them and couldn’t be happier with the collection of family portraits we created for them.

One of the best parts of their beach portraits was the way they used the natural beauty of our unmatched beaches.  Instead of using the emerald green water behind them for every shot, we also used the natural vegetation and flowers making a perfect backdrop as we photographed fun family moments. Of course, it wouldn’t matter how beautiful the background was without a great family to work with.

The Bennett’s photos only turned out so great because of their willingness to be themselves in front of the camera. While some of the photos are of the family sitting posed, most of the day was spent getting great shots of them just interacting. They experienced a new first together as a family on the beach that day, and it was our pleasure to be with them preserving the memories they made. We feel so lucky to have met them and couldn’t be more proud they asked us to take their first professional family portrait.

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Contact us for information about our services and availability. We’d love to meet your family!

Erin + Will | Panama City Beach Wedding Photographers

Erin and Will’s Panama City Beach wedding was a great example of how to do a beach wedding in style.  Nautical touches in the decor and navy on the girls were just what they envisioned for their beach wedding.  They exchanged vows in the sand underneath a gorgeous bamboo arbor, and followed with a rockin’ reception at the nearby Boatyard restaurant where guests (including one very sweet grandmother!) boogied down all night!

HUGE thanks to the very sweet and talented coordinator, Kimberly, of Elegant Beginnings for sending this sweet couple our way!  And to everyone else on their team who made this fun couple’s wedding a reality — you all rock!

Florist: Kirby Holt

Caterer: Boatyard 

Pastry Chef: It Takes a Cake 

Hair: Melissa Wheeler 

 

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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!

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)!