We Duked It Out |Family Beach Photos at Henderson Beach State Park

Today we’re excited to share another great collection. It’s family beach photos of the Duke family. Working with them reminded us we have the best clients. Ones who push us to be more creative and have more fun as we work together to make memories they can keep forever. What you’re about to see is the end result of when we Duked it out at Henderson Beach State Park.

The first thing we want to point about about these photos is Mrs. Duke. Every single photos of her is just a sparkle of love. How she feels about her family is so clear in every shot. There’s no guard up. She’s not worried about the camera’s angle or “looking pretty” she’s just present in the moment with her family. As you look through their family portraits you’ll quickly see that’s the most beautiful thing of all.

The rest of the family looks pretty great too. These four are truly in sync despite their individual personalities and style. Speaking of style, we couldn’t show you these photos and not comment on the outfits. Some “what to wear in photos” blog posts might warn against having multiple patterns and colors but the Dukes look awesome. It just proves that while their are great guidelines that even we suggest, ultimately the rules are, there are no rules!

Here at Pure7 Studios we are here to help you make the best memories last forever. To create works of art you can hang on your walls, display in photo albums, and share on social media with your friends and family. Thanks to the Dukes for opening up their hearts to us in order to create their family beach photos. 
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To schedule your family photos just contact us! We can’t wait to work with you.

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!

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!

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.

 

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)!

 

dave, denae, chase & carter – the holifields

last week i was lucky enough to photograph a family that is close to me. dave & denae have the coolest twins! if you can believe it, denae’s tiny frame had two babies in it! i photographed her maternity session 5 years ago; it seems like it was just yesterday. i was also fortunate enough to be a part of their wedding at monet gardens in grayton beach. it was an honor to capture the sweet moments of them together. i can honestly say i was anticipating this session with them. . .it’s not everyday that you get to shoot with good friends. thanks to dave & denae for letting me photograph your family!

 

 

kendall & andy’s awesome rosemary beach wedding!

kendall & andy’s elegant and beautiful rosemary beach destination wedding was planned by the dynamic duo over at it’s a shore thing.   if it looks familiar, you may have seen it here over on the lovely every last detail blog where it was featured recently! to be expected, this day was not only beautiful, fabulous, and seamless, but also FUN!   a huge thanks to kendall & andy for choosing us to participate in and document this momentous occasion, and also to all of the stellar vendors who came together to make this wedding a smashing success!

full service wedding coordination: it’s a shore thing
venue: rosemary beach
bridal gown: jeni b studios
cake artist: confections on the coast
catering & florals: celestine’s special occasions
destination wedding photographer: pure7studios

 

Wedding Website Scavenger Hunt & Biggest Fan Contest, $1,000 Gift Certificate to Winner!

 

As many of you know, our brand spanking new wedding website went live yesterday (click ‘Wedding Website’ to enter; the portrait site will be coming soon)!  Make sure you view it on a ‘real’ computer (meaning not your iPad or phone) to access its full functionality, as some of the answers to the scavenger hunt are found within the details which can only be accessed on a computer or laptop!  The mobile version is great, but the animation, fun up&down menu bar and other quirky details aren’t available from your iPad or phone.  We’ve been working on this site since March of 09 with an awesome team of graphic designers, illustrators, and web designers. They stuck with and jumped through hoops for us as we went threw out our wacky ideas, went through several design phases, made revisions of this-that-and-everything, and were just as excited and inspired as we were every step of the way.  To Jared, Joel & Ashley, Anthony and his team…. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!  We have loved working with and building friendships with you all over the past few years and can’t wait to get started on the blog!  So, without further adieu, here are the details for the scavenger hunt & biggest fan contest. EVERYONE (and their mama’s) are eligible to play, and the winner will be awarded with a $1,000 Pure7Studios gift certificate good towards ANY of our services & products!

Website Scavenger Hunt Rules:

Round 1 of the contest begins immediately upon publishing this blog post (Monday, October 3rd at 10am CST) and will commence exactly 24 hours later!  Twenty questions are posted below.  All of the answers are found within the newly launched Pure7Studios destination photography website.  Contestants have exactly 24 hours from the time this blog post is published to email their answers to info@pure7studios.com.  We will send an email confirmation upon receiving your submission, so you will be sure if was received! All contestants answering and emailing us the answers to all 20 questions correctly within the allowed time period (or, in the case that no-one correctly answers all 20, the 5 submitted 1st with the highest # of correct answers) will move on to the Biggest Fan Contest.

Biggest Fan Contest Rules:

After the Scavenger Hunt is closed (24 hours after publication of this blog post), those meeting the above criteria will be invited to the studio this week for a complimentary headshot (if you live out of town or this is not convenient for you, you may email us a photograph of yourself instead). The head shots of the 5 Scavenger Hunt winners (Biggest Fans) will be uploaded to our fan page this coming Saturday, October 8th, at 9am.  The Biggest Fans will have one week to rally their friends, family, colleagues, etc. to ‘Like’ their picture, therefore voting for them as Pure7Studio’s Biggest Fan! The fan with the highest number of votes (‘Likes’) at 9am on Saturday, October 15th will be dubbed our Biggest Fan and win a $1,000 gift certificate good towards ANY of our services & products (gift certificate will expire after 1 year).

Here are the Questions.. READY? SET? GOOOOOO!!!!

1. Fill in the blank:  “Have ______ , will travel!”
2. What are the 6 Moods of Pure7?
3. There is a piece of religious art within in image in the ‘Anticipation’ gallery. What does it depict?
4. In the ‘Passion’ gallery, how many images depict couples getting frisky in the sand?
5. In which gallery is a popular child’s amusement park ride seen?
6. How many flower girls can be found in the ‘Love’ gallery?
7. How many images in the ‘Juicy Details’ gallery are of wedding rings?
8. How many different weddings are in the ‘Shot With Film’ gallery?
9. Fill in the blank: “If you do something very ____, you simply cannot do it for everybody.”
10. What decade does ‘e’ (Erica) dig?
11. How many different magazine covers has Pure7Studios had an image featured on?
12. What color is the illustrated telephone found within the site?
13. What is required to hold a wedding date?
14. What type of food & beverage does Ryan enjoy?
15. When did Erica learn photography?
16. What would Lindsey die without?
17. What does ry (Ryan) read on the throne?
18. How many feet under h2o can lins (Lindsey) breathe?
19. Who is our Homeboy?
20. What are our 2 love languages?

GOOD LUCK AND THANKS FOR PLAYING!!!!  🙂