Gulf Coast views plus an awesome family equals one great photo shoot. This photo session in Grayton Beach State Park with the Studley family was a blast.

The Studley family discovered the Destin area in July of 2016 when they came out to visit family and friends. Though they have always enjoyed Florida, they had never been to the Emerald Coast. Of course, they immediately fell in love with the mild weather, white sandy beaches, and the friendly community.

From dining at quaint restaurants to soaking up the sun at the beach, these guys love their recently discovered getaway spot. And, as they’ve mentioned, they have only just begun to scratch the surface of this unique beach area.

When asked about their favorite aspects of South Walton, the Studleys said they enjoy all the restaurants, and particularly love the Blue Mountain Creamery. Each day, before heading to their favorite activity – hanging at the beach, obviously – they would stop for ice cream. Nothing like a refreshing treat to make a family beach vacation special!

One very memorable vacation moment for them occurred the very first time they visited Destin. They were staying in a condo on the 7th floor of the building.  They had driven from Nebraska and had a luggage topper on the car.  Unfortunately, they couldn’t fit in the parking garage with the topper, so they had to unload all of the luggage on the ground level and carry it up to the room.  This might not have been too much of a problem…except for one thing. The elevator was broken!  Needless to say, they eventually got all of the luggage up to the room…and the topper sat in the dining room all week. What’s a family vacation without a good story?

Of course, it’s always great to capture these family memories so that they may be remembered for years to come.

That’s where we came in. The family received a baby announcement, and the photo on it was taken by Pure7 Studios.  They had always wanted family photos on the beach, and impressed with the photo, contacted us.  And we couldn’t be happier that they did!

This shoot was filled with smiles, laughs, and both sweet and silly moments. There is so much love between this family and it was great spending time with them to capture their personalities, their fun together, and their memories.

Wishing this awesome family many more years of fantastic beach vacations on the Emerald Coast!