As we enter the second half of the year, we are looking back at what’s served our community well and how we can continue to give you more of what you want!  While this year has been unlike any other, we’ve been repeatedly reminded of the power and love in community.  From self-care and our favorite ways to support mental wellness to finding comfort in front of the camera, below you can explore our top posts from the first half of this year.

Finding Comfort in Front of the Camera

Ready to feel confident and relaxed during your next photo session? Whether the thought of a photo session gets you excited or makes you cringe, there are some things you can do in preparation for your session that can help you relax and enjoy the experience.

We love to capture your best self, preserve your most memorable moments and life experiences, and make the entire process even more relaxed and enjoyable than you imagine!  Find our top tips to help you prepare and relax for your next session here!

Family Fashion: What to Wear

Often the most difficult part of a family session is deciding what to wear, especially when there’s a group involved! Everyone has their own ideas about what looks good and in a family session, you want everyone to feel their best.  Take a look at some of our favorite family images and find tips to coordinate without wearing exact matching outfits.

Home Sweet Home: Social Distance Sessions

Although our fundraiser sessions for Food for Thought and the Sanctuary Friends Network have wrapped, our regular home sessions have resumed!  Many of us are realizing home is still where the heart is – let’s document your family where you live, love, and grow.  Find some recent portraits from home sweet home sessions here.

Ways to Enjoy your Family Portraits

Looking for more ways to enjoy your family portraits?  Whether you’ve had a pre-COVID19 session with us or a recent session, you can choose from our prints, albums, and framed or canvas wall art options! You can find several options to display your favorite portraits in this post!

Our Favorite Ways to Support Mental Wellness

May was Mental Health Awareness month and we wanted to take a moment to share about our focus on mental wellness and self-care as small business owners.  During the quarantine and Ryan’s recovery, we’ve been reminded to “savor the mundane” (a term coined by a dear friend that spoke at a marriage retreat). In this post, you can find some of our favorite ways to support our mental wellness despite the world’s unpredictable current circumstances!

Resources to Support Racial Equality & Social Justice

It is clear throughout our country and around the world that the black community needs our support and actions to drive lasting social change in racial equality and justice.  While the current narrative in our media (social and mainstream) is often divisive, we must come together in support of one another.   It is our duty as humans to be responsible citizens and provide that support to one another, regardless of where you stand politically or socioeconomically.

You can find a roundup of some resources we have read, listened to, and continue to learn from in this recent post. 

In addition to all of the above, we always 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!