Fort Pickens Engagement Photos | Shirley & Chad

By now it’s probably pretty obvious we spend most of our time shooting wedding photos and videos along 30A. Recently it seems like we’ve spent a fair share of our time shooting and filming in Rosemary Beach or Seaside. That’s why these Fort Pickens engagement photos were so much fun with Shirley and Chad.

If you’re not familiar with Fort Pickens, it’s in Pensacola, Florida which is a little more than an hour drive from our studio in Destin. When you look at these engagement photos you’ll see a completely different look and feel from our previous collections and that’s because of where we are and who we’re with. They say “location location location” and this was just another example of how true that simple and cliche phrase really is.

The tone of the engagement photos is different. The textured brick and wide open space with no big blue gulf in sight brings about different feelings than beach photos. It’s really one of the reasons living along the Emerald Coast is so great. We have lush green venues with towering trees, beautiful beaches that rank higher than many in the world, and cool places full of character and history like Fort Pickens.

We also get the opportunity to work with the best couples in the world like Shirley and Chad. We get locals, military men and women and of course all of our destination bride and groom duos. There isn’t a place we’d rather be taking engagement photos and wedding photos along with everything else we shoot. We are so excited for Shirley and Chad to get married and continue their love story as husband and wife.

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If you’re interested in learning more about our engagement sessions or wedding packages just say helllo! While we shoot primarly along the Emerald Coast we are willing to travel any chance we get. Recently we went to NYC to shoot engagement photos and video. You can see the sneak peaks on our facebook and instagram.

By | 2015-10-30T20:00:14+00:00 October 30th, 2015|Categories: Engagement|44 Comments

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  1. Rhonda Bray November 1, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Beautiful couple…beautiful pictures! Thanks Pure7.

  2. Barry Bray November 1, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    I wanted to congratulate you on your excellent choice of featuring Chad and Shirley in your blog. I have to admit I’m biased to think that your material makes the shot, but your lighting, composition, and poses are outstanding! I look forward to the wedding pics!


    Barry Bray

    • Pure7® November 1, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      Thank you, Barry! The wedding pictures were sent to the couple quite some time ago. Please feel free to contact them for a link to view them! Or, we will be featuring their wedding pictures here, on our blog, sometime in the future. 🙂

  3. Shirley Stacy November 1, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    This shoot was so much fun because of all of the history that surrounded us! I was excited to see the uniqueness captured in the photos & enjoyed working with Lindsey who made it natural and easy all at the same time!

  4. Kay Coc November 1, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    what beautiful photos of this amazing couple! Love the historical background.

  5. Pam Allen November 1, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Beautiful pictures, bride and groom, and scenery!!!

  6. Clint November 1, 2015 at 6:37 pm


  7. Beverly Darlington November 1, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Beautiful pictures of a sweet, beautiful couple!

  8. Amy Stacy November 1, 2015 at 6:38 pm


  9. Amanda November 1, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Wow! These pictures are absolutely stunning!! Amazing!

  10. Hollie Hamm November 1, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Chad and Shirley are such a sweet, special couple and Pure7 was able to capture that in an amazing way. Love these!!

  11. Tracy Hanson November 1, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Beautiful couple. Great shots!

  12. Beverly Childress November 2, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple! You certainly have a wonderful eye.

  13. Sonia L Kiser November 2, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Pure 7 you captured the essence of love in these beautiful pictures, of such a stunning couple. What a delight to look at the unique setting of lovely couple.

  14. Jetty Shurden November 2, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Beautiful photos, of a beautiful couple! Congrats Shirley and Chad!

  15. Joy Morgan November 2, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Beautiful photos of Shirley and Chad! Fort Pickens was a wonderful idea.

  16. Rhonda Curtis November 2, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Pictures are wonderful! You truly captured the love between them. Unique poses that fit this couple perfectly. Beautiful. Pure7

  17. Lindsey Bray November 2, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    As both the photographer and Shirley’s older sister, this was a session dear to my heart. It was an honor capturing these two beautiful souls before their wedding in August. Love you Shirley and Chad, so much! You made my job easy. 🙂

  18. Christine Peniston November 2, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple. The setting is lovely!

  19. Teresa Stacy November 5, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    These pictures are absolutely gorgeous!! Pure7Studios, you are The Best!

  20. Amy Knotts November 6, 2015 at 10:10 am

    I love Shirley Stacey’s pictures. It’s pretty easy to take great pictures when your subject is beautiful, but being a shutterbug myself, I love to look at backgrounds and “cool” shots and you always have that aspect in your pictures also. My family travels to Florida every year but we stop in Orange Beach. Do you all ever travel out of the Destin area to do pictures?

    I hope Shirley wins the portrait in your contest.
    Sincerely, Amy

    • Pure7® November 6, 2015 at 10:20 am

      Thank you for your kind words, Amy! Orange Beach is another great beach town but it’s a bit out of our travel area for portraits. However, we do love to travel for weddings and engagement sessions and there is no destination too far!

  21. Kelsey Manley November 6, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Love these photos and this couple:)

  22. Kathryn November 6, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Beautiful pictures of a lovely couple!

  23. Kathryn Jones November 6, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Beautiful pictures of a lovely couple! Pure7 never ceases to amaze me with their work. They truly have a natural talent of capturing the gift of love.

  24. Thomas C. Carr November 6, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Chad and Shirley were made by God for each other!

  25. Paige Farmer November 6, 2015 at 11:14 am

    These are gorgeous! I especially love the b&w!

  26. C Fillinger November 6, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Gorgeous engagement pictures!

  27. Tori Knighten November 6, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Wonderful pictures of a beautiful couple!

  28. Aaron November 6, 2015 at 11:42 am

    great photos!

  29. Shirley Hunt November 6, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Gorgeous pictures of a beautiful couple…Match made in heaven.

  30. Jody Ellis November 6, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Beautiful! You captured Shirley and Chad’s love for each other perfectly Pure7!

  31. Nicole Browning November 6, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Gorgeous couple and pictures. Y’all do amazing work!

  32. Josiah November 6, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Great photos!

  33. Adam November 6, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Great pictures, I can’t decide what looks prettier; the venue or the couple 🙂

  34. Jen November 6, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    What beautiful pictures!

  35. Jamie Thompson November 6, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Beautiful photos! Great job Pure 7.

  36. Samantha November 6, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    This photos are amazing. I love the different feel it has from the many beach photos I see from Florida.

  37. Tara November 6, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Beautiful couple and awesome photographs!

  38. Tara November 6, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Beautiful couple!! Amazing captures!!

  39. Cindy Smith November 6, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Beautiful photos of 2 great people. Enjoyed viewing the pics

  40. Charlotte November 6, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Beautiful photos of a special couple. Thanks for being part of their story!

  41. Jenna peoples November 7, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Shirley and Chad look so awesome! So happy for this couple!!!:-)

  42. Jim Ball November 7, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Beautiful pics of a perfectly matched couple…

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