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Dockside in Perdido

October 2, 2017

We love the planning aspect that comes with tailoring each family beach portrait session to each individual family. It means so much when you see the portrait everyday that brings on the feeling of joy and memories of the fun times you shared on the beach with your family. It means even more when that portrait tells a little more of the story of your family. So when Ms. Goodwin mentioned during the planning of their session that they would like to include their boat, I was thrilled!

We held the session on the Florida Alabama coastline between Pensacola and Orange Beach in a little town called Perdido. It’s beautiful spot and not quite as crowded as some areas of the beach. Starting in the sand with the beautiful (and full!) waves as the background we photographed the whole family, individual groupings and the children, etc. After this, we made our way to the bay side and hopped on board… well, the family hopped on board… I may or may not have been lying on the boardwalk to get that perfect angle of their beautiful family aboard the boat. Whatever it takes, right? 😉

We loved working with the Goodwin family and look forward to seeing them again!


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At Knowles Portrait Design, it’s all about the experience. From planning your portrait session until your portraits are displayed on your walls, we want every step to be a fun and enjoyable event! With that in mind, we offer a little something extra that’s include with our Artist’s Signature session… an in person ordering session. Those who haven’t worked with us before or have yet to experience custom photography may not know what this is. We thought we would take a few minutes and define it in a little more detail.

What is in person ordering?

An in-person ordering session, sometimes called ‘in person proofing’ or ‘view & order session’ is an extra-special experience and added value just for you. Just a few days following your portrait session, we return to you at your home, condo or beach house for you to view and order your portraits. We will plug directly into your HDTV and present your portraits in actual size! We will bring sample portrait sizes, products and offerings. You can touch and see, in person, the things we offer.

What does this mean for me?

This means we are there to help you every step of the way, to answer any questions you might have. We can go over all of your options to get you exactly what you want in the very best value possible.

I’m only in town for a few days, can I still have an ordering session during my stay?

Absolutely! For our visiting clients we offer the ordering session the day following your portrait session. In certain circumstances it is sometimes possible to have your ordering session later the same day.

Our current and returning clients LOVE this extra touch during their custom experience with us. We love seeing their faces as they view their portraits for the first time!

Have more questions? Feel free to give us a call at 251-219-0602 or send us an email at!

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No, it’s not thanksgiving but we think thankfulness should be a year round thing. Not just when you get together over turkey and football.  Looking back over the past 7 years in business we have had the opportunity to work with some amazing people. Beautiful families from all over the country and even some from other parts of the world. Gorgeous weddings with beaming brides so in love that it brought tears to our eyes. Precious newborn babies so innocent and snuggley. We have even been able to experience the birth of some of those adorable babies. We are so blessed! We are so grateful to be able to connect with our clients on a level where they become our friends and feel like our family. We love being a part of your lives and watching your families grow.

So to all our past, current and future clients we say, “Thank you!”. Thank you for letting us be your family photographers during the most important days in your lives. Thank you for choosing us to preserve those memories your children and grandchildren can look back on for years to come. Each and every one of you has touched our lives and for that, we thank you. We can’t wait to be a part of the next exciting chapter in the book that is your life.

~Ken & Rebecca

Below is an image Rebecca captured following a family portrait session on Panama City Beach, Florida in the summer of 2013.

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Although it was a windy day the waves were simply amazing for the Wallace family photographs in Panama City Beach Florida. Getting to photograph their teenage boys was neat and gave us a glimpse of what we have look forward to with our own sons! The day was perfect and the photographs made wonderful Christmas cards for the Wallace family.

Panama City Beach Family Photographer



What a gorgeous day in Watercolor! We were so honored to photograph the Wiggains for the second year during their vacation in Watercolor.

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What a joy and pleasure to photograph the Bringle Family again in Panama City Beach, FL. Due to the demand of photographing the emerald coast we scheduled a session at sunrise after being completely booked for sunsets. We think you’ll agree that both sunrises and sunsets are equally breath taking. A little back story. A few years ago we got to be involved in helping Mike surprise Susan with an air plane wedding fly-over proposal

Panama City Beach FAmily Photographer

Panama City Beach Family Photographer

Panama City Beach Family Photographer

Panama City Beach Family Photographer


We were so blessed to Photograph this wonderful family during their vacation to orange beach Alabama. The session rained was out the day before but we were able to get some sweet photographs of this family. These three gorgeous little girls were a special treat to photograph the beaches Alabama Gulf Coast.  Beach Family Photographer

What a beautiful day in Rosemary Beach Florida! We loved photographing the Whitworth’s extended Family. Their nautical themed outfits provided the perfect compliment to the stunning Rosemary Beach backdrop. Enjoy a peek at their portraits.


Rosemary Beach Family Photographer

Rosemary Beach Family Photographer

Rosemary Beach Family Photography


The Kauffman family are homeowners in Rosemary Beach Florida. They visit the area pretty regularly but decided on this trip they would like to document with some gorgeous beach portraits of the family.

Rosemary Beach Family Photographer

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At the end of the session, one of Kauffman daughters mentioned how the roof has a pretty view. So we headed up to the roof of their home in Rosemary Beach for a portrait with a view of the housetops of the town of Rosemary.

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We are SO excited to announce the expansion of Rebecca Knowles Photography!

In addition to servicing our wonderful clients in our studio in the Florida panhandle we now have a satellite office on the Alabama coast! We are thrilled to be able to offer our wonderful Alabama clients the same fabulous service and highest quality portraits.

So if you live or vacation in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Mobile, Daphne, Fairhope, Spanish Fort, Fort Morgan, Grand Bay, Loxley or even across the border in Southern Mississippi give us a call for all of your portrait needs!!!