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.

It’s a Wonderful Life in Watercolor | The Woolseys

We know it’s not Christmas time and we didn’t take pictures of anyone named George Bailey. But here at Pure 7 Studios we spent a family portrait session with the Woolsey family in Watercolor, FL. (Try saying that five times fast!) Looking back at their family portraits remind us why it’s a wonderful life. When things are wonderful we can’t keep it to ourselves.

He’s only three months old but we got to see some great personality from this little guy. Learning and seeing new things in the world for the first time. Watching him take it all in was priceless. Look at all of his different expressions below. Now just imagine what he’s thinking. How cool would it be if as adults we could remember our first thoughts. Perhaps we’d all show more appreciation for the little things.

Things like having a healthy and happy little one. It’s easy to forget how many couples face additional challenges and struggle to find ways for their child to grow up with the comforts today’s world can offer. Families come in all shapes and sizes and like George Bailey’s family, they come with a story. The Woolseys are writing the next chapter in theirs and since they smiled in awe the whole time, we think it’s going to be a good one.

It’s no secret we all face insecurities and struggles but there is much to be thankful for. Take our Pure7 Challenge and think of a few reasons why it truly is a wonderful life. Share one of them in the comments below or on social media with the #pure7challenge. Together we can make a wonderful life even better as we see the world through each other’s eyes.

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Contact us for information about our sessions and availability. We love growing the Pure7 Family.

Mother to Be + Baby |Watercolor Maternity Session

Here at Pure 7 Studios it’s always exciting to photograph a mother to be and her baby. It’s no secret that pregnancy (despite all its discomforts, surprises and sicknesses) is a wonderful thing. New fears and excitement set in when you’re expecting. Whether it’s your first or a new addition, each and every pregnancy is different. Women and their families are evolving constantly as the world around us changes. Perhaps the only thing one can count on being the same pregnancy to pregnancy is getting the beautiful pregnancy glow.

Today’s world focuses a lot on beauty and the way we should look. Unfortunately it is often a skewed, narrow, and unattainable beauty not even actresses and models can live up to. Even though we all know this, it is still very easy as a woman to get caught up in what we see in the magazines. When we do get away from the media, we start comparing ourselves to our friends. It’s sad all talking beauty now has a negative affect on the way we view ourselves. That is unless you’re a stunning and very pregnant Prudence Lo.

We met Prudence in Watercolor just over a year ago to shoot a sunset maternity session. What a wonderful evening we had preserving a moment in time from when she was oh so happy for the baby adventure to begin. She carried herself with such confidence and it really shows in her maternity photos. While some hide their belly and try not to be seen or photographed pregnant, Prudence wanted to remember her pregnancy and honor her almost little one.  With no sway from the world’s negativity Prudence proudly posed so we could capture this special time in her life.

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Be sure to check out more of our Maternity Sessions and if you’re interested in booking a photography or video session with us, Say hello for pricing and availability.

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.

Family Beach Photos in Watercolor, FL |Beckett Family

Last summer Lindsey had the opportunity to shoot a 90 minute family beach photo “sunset session” with the Beckett family in Watercolor, FL. As I sit staring at their collection all I can do is smile. From start to finish, the Becketts were a delight. Everything about these people and their photos just makes me happy. I decided I wanted to understand WHY they make me so happy so I took some time to really dig down into the specifics, and I think I finally figured it out.

#1.  Magic.  Some of you may not fully understand this answer but, no matter what, this collection can never be recreated because something aligned that day letting the magic happen.

#2. The Beckett’s were comfortable being themselves.  It’s very clear in these photos their home is filled with love… support doesn’t come at a price and confidence is encouraged. We work hard in every shoot to help our clients relax and have fun. These photos are a perfect example of why.

#3. Timing.  Lindsey moved through the beautiful light mother earth gave her effortlessly (or so it seems). Lighting isn’t always the most cooperative thing, even in the sunshine state, because as you all know…  Mother Earth can often be a fickle one.

#4. Variety.  Some of the photos are traditional poses, while others look completely candid in that “too good to be true” kind of way. (The kind of candid shot some magazines would spend a half a day trying to create!) Plus, Lindsey capitalized on ALL of their surroundings – moving from their beach house, to the lush greens of 30A, and eventually onto the beach we’re known for here in Destin and 30A.  Oh, I can’t leave out having both black & white photos mixed in with color. This is quickly becoming a favorite twist on a portrait collection. (Another great example can be found here.)

#5. The Heirloom Album.  The Becketts loved their photographs so much, that they allowed us to take them ‘out of the computer’ and onto the pages of one of our carefully crafted Heirloom Albums. A testament to how happy these photos make them (and sitting down with a portrait album on your lap to relive memories does so in a way that no computer ever can)!

We hope looking through their photos makes you happy.  We work hard to find the magic in every family and let that lead the way to a timeless photography collection.

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To see more of the “magic”, check out our photo and video pages.

If you want to learn more about availability, pricing, or all of the services we offer, say hello!



Simmons Family | Watercolor Beach Portraits

Summertime for us means lots of  family beach portraits sessions with some super-awesome families!  The Simmons family, hailing all the way from Arkansas for their Emerald Coast vacation, fell immediately into the “Awesome Families” category. The connection was immediate and those sweet kiddos LOVED Ryan (as evidenced by the adorable iPhone photo (below) their parents insisted sweet Sophie, Max and Bekah take with him)!  It seems that Ryan’s doing what he can to one-up Lindsey, our resident baby-whisperer, by taking home the reigning kid-whisperer crown.

We couldn’t be more blessed to have captured such wonderful memories for the Simmons; in fact, you see all those pretty pictures down there?  Well, a select few of those, our dear readers, are going to be beautifully displayed as a wall gallery on our custom gallery-wrapped canvases that Lynda & John selected for their home.  We pride ourselves on helping our families create heirloom products that they’ll be able to treasure and pass down for generations.  These aren’t Walgreens-matted photos, friends.  These are custom and high-quality and amazing and beautiful.  Go to Walgreens for Aspirin and Pepsi and gummy bears and what-not.  Come see us for pretty pictures and even prettier ways to display them in your home.