Back to You | Jan-Allison & Tyler’s Wedding Video

Almost three months ago our awesome videographer Alan went to Rosemary Beach, FL to film the wedding day of Jan-Allison and Tyler. Not too long after, Alan finished editing all of their  footage and we posted the final creation on our facebook page. The video views just started to climb and the video sort of took on a life of its own. We are incredibly proud of the final product so today we are coming back to you – this time on our blog – with that very wedding video.

It’s one of our most viewed wedding videos to date and hopefully an inspiration to anyone getting married and sitting on the fence about whether or not to go for it and get a video. If it still doesn’t put you over the edge, check out one of our recent posts specifically addressing the “do we or don’t we” question. You only get married once and while we know choosing your wedding photographer and videographer isn’t quite as personal as choosing your mate, it’s a pretty big deal come your big day. There is nothing worse to us than meeting someone who looks back on their wedding day with unfulfilled wishes.

On a happier note and with no further adieu. We present to you Jan-Allison and Tyler’s Wedding Video.

Please contact with any pricing or availability questions. We’ll happily get back to you!

Bride and Groom |Another 30a Featured Friday

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve celebrated some of our published weddings which truly feature the Bride and Groom. Let these couples and their pictures inspire you as every wedding photo collection is a unique visual expression representing the love between the newlyweds.

The first wedding we’re sharing is Jamie and Matt‘s which was featured on 30a Weddings.  The groom accented their neutral look with a green tie which coordinated perfectly with her bouquet. They chose earth tones for their colors and it matched them perfectly. Everything about them and their celebration emphasized how much natural beauty there is in the world if we just pay attention to the people, places, and things.

Our next feature can be found on Every Last Detail showing off Lindsie and Shane‘s white wedding which took place in coveted Alys Beach.

“Well besides the fact of walking down the aisle and seeing my future husband steps in front of me, my next favorite thing about my wedding has to be the setting and how quaint it was.” – The Bride

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, Lindsie! Be sure to look at the full feature to read all of her thoughts on their special day.

We didn’t think it could get any better, but then we had Katie and Michael featured on Borrowed and Blue. Without wanting to spoil their amazing wedding with our words, I’ll just say the phrase “it’s all in the details” has probably never been more true. Everywhere you look within these beautiful weddings, there’s inspiration for every bride and groom.

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Sharing Our Photography On Social Media

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re well aware Pure7 Studios is on social media. In fact, most of you probably found this very blog post on one of our social media platforms. At any rate, we just wanted to take a few minutes and talk about why we love sharing our photography on social media and where you can get social with us. Plus, we’ve recently added a new social aspect to our repertoire that’s just stellar.


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It’s the most obvious place you can find us. If you ‘like’ and follow our facebook page (be sure to hover over the ‘like’ button and select ‘get notifications’ so you won’t miss our posts!), you’re getting the biggest variety of what we share socially. Here we get to introduce all of our new #pure7couples and shout out to previous clients when our photos of them are featured in various wedding magazines or on online. We’re also working hard to keep our photo albums up to date with our most recent work, in addition to posting each of our new blog posts. This is also a great place to interact with us and the wonderful vendors we work with year round.


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Another great place to see pretty much anything we put online. Whether it’s our latest blog post, a shout out to a client, or photos featured in various publications; you’ll be able to see it on Google+ in full force. We recognize not everybody likes the same platform and we’re also too proud of the photos and videos we create for us not to share socially on all platforms possible. If you don’t have currently have a Google+ account, it’s definitely something to look into. Behind Facebook, it has more users than any other social media app.

Twitter & Periscope

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Some like quick and candid interactions. For that, we have Twitter. We use this primarily to share our blog posts. Using only 140 characters, we’re able to be short and concise sharing one great photo from the post to give followers a sneak peak. We definitely recommend pairing Twitter with one or more of our other social sites in order to make sure you don’t miss anything!

You can also now find us on Periscope, which is a new live video-streaming app by Twitter, available on iTunes. Follow is to view a live porthole from time to time for a sneak peek of our photographers in action, and even some family time while out & about in Destin, Rosemary Beach, or 30A!


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Anyone that knows how Pinterest works can see why we love to use it to showcase our wedding and family portrait photography. The BEST part about it is we can easily group and share things on Pinterest that we can’t anywhere else. Here we have a board with tips and tricks to picking colors for family photos.  Putting together quick but helpful bits of information is so easy. It’s also a very visual platform so we can showcase all of our clients and use our photos to inspire other couples, families and photographers to get what they want out of their next professional session. This is a great place for anyone to get inspired.


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I’m sure it’s not shocking to see photographers on a photography app. We love this app because it’s the easiest and most fun way for us to intermix personal photos and happenings with our professional wedding or portrait sessions. When you start to follow us, you’ll see we keep it simple. Just Pure7 photos and videos for your eyes to feast on.


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If you haven’t figured it out by now, this is the newest addition to our social media mayhem. Steller is a storytelling app bringing together visual art, design, and writing. Here, you’ll get to see our photography tell a story with short quotes or thoughts tying everything together. If you love art and stories that are thought provoking and have the ability to stir up emotions – Steller is for you. If you also love art and stories that are whimsical, silly and entertaining – Steller is for you to. We feel at home on Steller and think everyone else can, too.

Grandparent Portraits in Watercolor, FL |The Abneys

We are so excited to share the family beach photos we took of the Abney boys on their trip to Watercolor, FL. The main reason is because this was grandparent portraits session of Grandpa and his three grandsons. It’s not very often we get to spend an entire session shooting the special bond between these generations. Grandma even came and got in a few of the photos making it even more special for everyone.

Hopefully as these three boys grow up they will think back on this special trip and look at these photos appreciating the time they spent on our beautiful beaches with their Grandparents. They are definitely some of the lucky ones.

If you don’t have photos with your Grandparents it’s definitely something to consider doing. Even if you don’t  takes trips with them or want to use a family portrait photographer.  They would make a great father’s day present or addition to any family photo album.

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If you like what you see, you can see more family portrait sessions on our website.

To find out when we’re available to shoot your family or special event send us a message.

Digital Graffiti 2014 | Pure7 Studios Proud Sponsor

There is an entire culture of people who consider graffiti an art. After seeing some of the pieces by Banksy or Shepard Fairey and the messages they spread, we can’t disagree. Their pieces require artistic talent and much like musicians, painters, photographers and all artists; graffiti artists are inspired by the world around them.

We only bring this up because in just three weeks, the white walls of Alys Beach will become a gallery of graffiti art. The only catch? It’s all digital graffiti.  The city hosts a digital graffiti festival in conjunction with Visit South Walton, celebrating the talents of digital artists everywhere. Around this time each year artists come from all over the world to showcase their ability to design using the newest technology. Of course like all great festivals, Digital Graffiti attracts musicians, filmmakers, photographers, digital artists, and even celebrities.

If you’re not familiar with digital graffiti as an art form or event, you soon will be. Scroll through our photos and watch the Pure7  highlight video of Digital Graffiti 2014. Our work will show you everything you need to know. Plus, as digital artists in our own right, Pure7 Studios remains a proud sponsor of Digital Graffiti for the third year in a row.

Consider this your personal invitation to come join us at the festivities and see the latest digital graffiti up close and personal. The entire #Pure7Fam will be there doing what we do best – documenting all the happenings of the festival and celebrate the talented artists working outside our medium.

Buy your tickets for the Digital Graffiti festival (June 4-6th) on

Keep up with Digital Graffiti 2015 on Facebook, Twitter (@DGAlysBeach), and Instagram (@DJAlysBeach).

Can’t wait to see you there!

Digital Graffiti 2014 | Pure7 Studios, Proud Sponsor


Digital Graffiti 2014 | Pure7 Studios, Proud Sponsor

Digital Graffiti 2014 | Pure7 Studios, Proud Sponsor

Digital Graffiti 2014 | Pure7 Studios, Proud Sponsor


Digital Graffiti 2014 | Pure7 Studios, Proud Sponsor












Coalesce Session on Alys Beach |The Lam Family

Last summer Ryan and Alan went out to shoot a Coalesce Session with the Lam family during their vacation in Alys Beach.  This lively family of four was the sweetest treat to work with while our boys shot photos and video footage to create treasured heirlooms the Lam’s could cherish. If you’re not familiar with our Coalesce Session, that’s okay. It’s one of our favorite sessions, so we’re happy to talk about it pretty much anytime.

The biggest difference between our Coalesce Session and Portrait Session is the addition of our videographer.  With the Coalesce Session, the Lam’s received their pure7 family photos to “ooo and ahh” over for years to come. But they also received personal video footage edited into a 5-7 minute Cinematic Family Film.

Let us explain just how that works. In the Lam’s case, Ryan worked with them to get a family photo collection with both posed and candid shots. Throughout the session the family’s personalities came out which helps guide and inspire the photography session. Alongside Ryan,  Alan shot video getting all of the motion and sound of the day, which compliments the still photographs. He even interviewed the family members. Through those interviews you get an idea of everyone’s individuality and why they make such a great family. Since no two families are alike, no two family videos are alike either.

Please click play on the below video to enjoy their Family Film. When you’re finished, scroll down to view their Alys Beach family portraits.

Hopefully, you’ll see how well our family portrait photography and video compliment one another (and understand why we love shooting Coalesce Sessions so much).

Thanks again to the Lam family for a great time. Please don’t forget to pack us when you go to Paris!

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Please contact us to learn more about the coalesce session and other services we provide.


Santa Rosa Beach Maternity Photography | Crystal

For those of us who live and vacation on the Emerald Coast, there’s no debating we have the most beautiful beaches in the world. Magazines and websites have listed us in their Top 10s over and over. Most would probably go as far as saying there isn’t anything you could do to make them even more beautiful. We know better than that at Pure7 Studios. We’ve shot too many beach weddings to ignore how much better the beach is when you fill it with people celebrating their love of one another. Some of our latest maternity photography is another worthy example of just how beautiful the beach really can be.

Crystal and her husband met us in Santa Rosa Beach, FL to get some of their first “family of three” photos. Her romantic style was present in every photo.  The pinks and floral designs coordinated without being too ‘matchy’, and nothing about what they wore is common or cliché. From outfit to outfit, as we went to each location, everything just flowed seamlessly. Maybe it’s just us, but looking through their maternity photos is sweet and calming – much like a mother’s voice singing her baby a lullaby.

Of course, seeing how much love they already have for their little one really is the best part of doing maternity sessions. There’s no doubt in our minds this Pure7 Couple will be great parents. They have style, love and the Lord on their side. They even personalized their shoot displaying a scripture in some of the photos.

Maybe you didn’t notice that Mom wore pink and dad wore blue either way, we’re not telling! Any guesses on if they’re expecting a boy or a girl?

Leave a comment below, #teampink or #teamblue!

We recently photographed their newborn session at the gorgeous Springdale Estate in Andalusia so stayed tuned to our blog to find out!

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Contact us if you want to add your beauty to our beaches with one of our many different photography sessions.

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.