One Year Later – Part 2: Back in the Game


"What are the rules of this game? Be yourself, because you can do it better than anyone else, and be a friend." *This is the 2nd post of a two part series - Click here to read Part 1: The Day the Rules Changed A month ago last week was the most surreal week of [...]

One Year Later – Part 2: Back in the Game2021-07-22T19:41:56-06:00

Get to Know: Waves of Grace


A picture is worth a thousand words and brings back a million memories. For cancer patients and their families, capturing precious moments through family photographs is priceless. In 2015, we began collaborating with Waves of Grace, a 501c3 non-profit that sends cancer patients and their loved ones on all-expenses paid, respite beach vacations. They believe [...]

Get to Know: Waves of Grace2021-07-22T19:43:35-06:00

Independence Day the 30A Way


Happy (almost) 4th of July! We love this holiday because it’s a perfect day to spend time with family and friends, eat more hamburgers and potato salad than you should, and celebrate our freedom in this beautiful country. Everyone has their own Independence Day traditions, but in South Walton, we take our freedom celebrations to the [...]

Independence Day the 30A Way2021-07-22T19:44:29-06:00

Annual Showdown of Florida vs Florida State


If you keep up with college football, you know all about rivalries. If you keep up with college football and you live in Florida, you know all about the annual showdown of Florida vs. Florida State. If you’re a photographer in Florida with credentials, you grab your gear and head to Doak Campbell Stadium in [...]

Annual Showdown of Florida vs Florida State2021-07-22T19:45:27-06:00



It is with excitement beyond belief that we present the maternity portraits of our very own Lindsey of the #pure7fam!  We’ve also included some of her handsome fiance, Josiah.  (Gotta give the daddies love, too!)  But back to the wonderful “Miss Lins”… As lead associate photographer and portrait sales manager, Lindsey has been an integral part of [...]


Pure7 Summer | Hangout Music Festival Shot on Film


As we wrap up the last full week of summer break and summer beach portraits, we thought we’d take a look back at a session that was definitely not your average beach shoot. One rainy Friday morning in May, our own Ryan Manthey joined the throngs of the faithful making the annual pilgrimage to the mecca of music festivals. Held [...]

Pure7 Summer | Hangout Music Festival Shot on Film2021-07-22T19:45:38-06:00

Weddings, Portraits, & Football | FSU vs Miami


Most Saturdays will find us shooting, whether it’s a wedding at Watercolor or a family session in Rosemary Beach. One particular Saturday in October, however, brought a brand new experience as Ryan, our lead photographer, traded the soft sugar sands of the Emerald Coast for the fresh-cut grass of a North Florida field. And not just any field, mind you. [...]

Weddings, Portraits, & Football | FSU vs Miami2018-02-09T14:22:51-06:00



I couldn't be more excited to share today's photos completing the collection of film photos Ryan took of our family outings, vacations, and daily life shenanigans the past few years. If you saw part one of our personal photographs then you know I don't love getting my picture taken. You also know I let Ryan take my photo [...]

PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHS | PART 2 OF 22018-02-09T14:23:00-06:00

Personal Photographs | Part 1 of 2


 Ryan loves photographing our family (our three kids & I) with his film cameras. Here are some fun, personal film photographs taken over the past few years during our outings, family vacations, and daily life shenanigans. As you can see, we have a lot of fun while about and about in Destin, 30A & even [...]

Personal Photographs | Part 1 of 22018-02-09T14:23:00-06:00