This month we are in celebration mode and we want to invite you to celebrate with us!  We were recently nominated for the Rising Tide Society’s 20 on the Rise and we were voted Best Wedding Photographer by the readers of Emerald Coast Magazine!


20 on the Rise celebrates creative entrepreneurs, small business owners, freelancers, and more in a wide range of industries who are making a positive difference and “raising the tide” for those around them.  We are honored to make the nominee list as we firmly believe in the power of community and building relationships along the way.

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the Best of the Emerald Coast awards, honoring the best in business in our region, from Panama City Beach to Pensacola.  Best of the Emerald Coast is also one of the largest fundraising events of the year for their beneficiary, the Junior League of the Emerald Coast. It’s hosted by Emerald Coast Magazine, whose readers vote for the best of the best in each category of business.

This is the third time we’ve won in a Best of the Emerald Coast category over the years and we couldn’t be more appreciative.  You can find the full list of this year’s winners in every category in the digital edition of the Emerald Coast Magazine:

At Pure7, we have made it our mission to help our clients capture joy in everyday moments and create unforgettable memories for years to come (with boutique family heirlooms to boot!).  Weddings are amongst our favorite family events to photograph and Ryan takes pride in capturing even the smallest details of your special day for you to look back on for years to come. We are proud to call the Emerald Coast home and share our love of the region and photography with locals and visitors alike.  

To see our gallery of weddings we’ve photographed, visit our Pure7 Weddings site here.

We recently celebrated our win at the Winner’s Reception but the celebration has only just begun!  We’re pictured here with Christen Cowgill of Grand Boulevard at Sandestin who won Best Event Venue. Also pictured is Adrianne Brackett, whose salon, Pure & Couture won Best Wedding Hair/Makeup Artist, and Kristi Purvis who owns Kiss The Bride Weddings and won Best Wedding Planning Company.  Photo Credit: The Hive Creative Consulting.

Saturday, November 16th, you can join in the fun with us at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin! From 6:00-9:00pm, the event will include samples from local restaurants, shops, and businesses that unique to the Emerald Coast.  Event proceeds support the Junior League of the Emerald Coast and their Child Clothing Project that supports hurricane victims and local residents.  

To join in the celebration, get your ticket at

Can you make it?  Let us know – We’d love to see you there!