With about two weeks left in the year, we are taking a look back at what’s served our community well and what we can do in the New Year to continue to give you more of what you want!  As we reflect and wrap up another year, we decided to do a roundup of our most popular blog posts of 2019. From what NOT to do in family photos to where to take the kids for some Emerald Coast fun, take a look at the blog today for our six most visited posts from this year!

Why You Should Never Ask Your Child to Smile in Photos Ryan loves photographing kids and capturing their different personalities. They have such innocence and energy, and each one is unique. One of the worst things a parent can do at a photo session is coach their child to “smile and say cheese!” It removes their natural character. Find out more about Ryan’s “smile” theory here!

Getting the Perfect Family Portraits: Simple Tips for Your next Photo Session Family portraits are your chance to really showcase who you are. Gone are the days of overposed and curated photos!  Here are some simple tips to keep in mind as you prepare for your next portrait session.

Before & After: Ryan’s Editing Process At Pure7, we strongly believe in capturing memories in their natural form. Our favorite photos are the ones that can take you back to a specific moment in time. We strive to take photos that you look back on and remember the very instant they were taken. Ryan’s editing process follows the same model. Most of the work is done when he’s taking the photo, and his edits in the studio are very minimal.  Find out more about his process here.

Eat like a Local: Destin & 30A Restaurants with Great Vibes and Views When you’re looking to get away from the chains and get a taste of local fare in Destin and 30A, it can be tough to google the best options and know what kind of atmosphere they’ll have as well as if the location will be what you’re looking for. You can find several more options with great atmospheres and beautiful beach views to enjoy while you dine here! 

Fun, Kid-Friendly Destin and 30A Adventures Whether you’re planning your next trip or you’re already here and looking for some last-minute family activities, there are dozens to choose from! While there’s always the beach, we shared a mix of paid and free kid-friendly fun for the whole family throughout Destin and 30A in this popular post!

Date Night: Destin and 30A Adventures for Adults What about when you want to leave the kids with a sitter and find something to do for just the two of you? Other than the obvious moonlit walks on the beach, in this post you can find several other “adult” things to do in Destin and 30A. 

We love sharing about our local favorites – businesses, beaches, things to do, and everything else we enjoy along the Emerald Coast.  We’d love to know – what do you want to see more from us in 2020? Let us know in the comments below!