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Family Photos for a Fellow Photographer

When you’re a photographer, most photos of your family don’t include you because you’re the one taking them! And as a photographer, it can be difficult to trust another photographer with your family portraits, so we were honored when Angie, a fellow photographer, booked us for her own family photos at one of our favorite locations for portraits, Grayton Beach State Park!

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About the Syrowatka Family

Marcel came to the states in 2009 from Germany when the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals lead him to an internship in Atlanta, which turned into a management position in Vance, Alabama at BLG Logistics. He met Angie at a corporate photo shoot for Marcel’s company. They just happened to have mutual friends and Marcel admits that he had his eye on her.

Marcel and Angie brought along their darling children, Sunny (4 years old) and Stella (9 months old), as well as Siggy, also known as Oma – German for grandma! Sunny, perfectly named for her sunny disposition, has never met a stranger and has a great sense of humor. She’s also learning German faster than her mom! Stella is such a happy baby with a contagious laugh and has the most beautiful blue eyes! There’s clearly a lot of love within this family and it showed in their family photos!

Tips for a Fun Destin Vacation

This was their second trip to Destin as a family – first for Stella! – and their preferred beach of choice, but their favorite vacation as a family was in Sandestin.

  1. Favorite place to eat and favorite activity to do here?
    “The Marina in Baytowne is our fave restaurant because of the fresh seafood and the harbor view. Fave activity is hanging out at the beach club and carting around Baytowne nearby the cottage we stay in.
    We also really love spending time at the cottage that Angie’s client owns – such a sweet blessing for our family to gift us this stay when we visit.”
  2. What do you love most about coming here?
    “Getting some beach time and making memories with the family – whether it’s building sand castles on the beach, shopping, or new experiences we can make into family traditions.”

“[We] wanted to document this trip with the best photographer we could find in Destin and I will have to say we found him. The photoshoot was a memory in itself and know we will have keepsakes to remember this forever!”