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Senior days

January 24, 2017

Nope, not senior citizens…though we love them too! 😉 We’re talking about High School Seniors! We loved working with Reid and his mom to design his senior portrait session on Panama City Beach and we will be sharing more soon!

When you vacation near the beach you can take advantage of all of the possibilities! You can have something unique that all your friends back home don’t. Such a special way mark a historic year in you (or your child’s) life! 

 

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There are so many reasons vacation is the best time to have your family portraits made! Below I’m going to highlight just a few.

No stress…

Planning your color palate and dreaming of that portrait over your mantle is the fun part. It’s when real life sets in that things get stressful. Between work, sports and children’s activities, the day to day hustle and bustle of life, family portraits are just one more thing to add to the list of “to do”. On vacation it’s the opposite! Everyone is together, off from work, there are no sports practices to make, no ballet recitals to work around. Just you and your family, all together, at your most relaxed.

This is especially true for large and extended families. When is the last time your entire family had a portrait made? Your beach vacation in Florida, Alabama, or Mississippi is the perfect opportunity!

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Be ahead of the game…

If you haven’t had your portraits made during the summer, around the fall, you will realize you’ve got to figure out portraits for your Christmas or Holiday Cards. If you’ve had your portraits made while on your beach vacation, you’ve got it taken care of! Whether we have already designed a beautiful custom card for you or you are planning to DIY with the digital portraits you’ve purchased from your session, there will be no added stress during an already stressful time.

You’ve also got gifts taken care of. What better gift for grandma and grandpa than a gorgeous portrait of their grandchildren, or maybe the entire family? We can even package it beautifully for you so all you need to do it present it!

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It’s different…

Our high school senior clients especially love this factor. You can have what everyone else in your hometown, may not! Can you imagine a better backdrop than fluffy white sand paired with the crystal clear emerald water of the Gulf of Mexico? Add in an amazing sunset and your family…you’ve found perfection!



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These are just a few reasons why having your family, senior or children’s portraits made while on your beach vacation is such a fabulous option! So if you are vacationing on the beach, whether 30a, Mexico Beach, Destin, Pensacola, Orange Beach, Dauphin Island, or Biloxi, we are your Beach Portrait Artists and we are there to help you every step of the way!

Hello again!

June 22, 2016

Hi friends! It’s been a while since we’ve been active on the blog. We figured it was about time we got back to it. 🙂

It’s been a hopping summer so far and we can so excited to meet all of our new clients in addition to seeing the familiar faces of our returning clients. We’ve got a lot of blogging to do from the sessions that have taken place in Panama City Beach, Rosemary, Watercolor and other parts of 30A. As well as the portraits we’ve taken on the Alabama coastline in Orange Beach and Dauphin Island.

On an extra happy note… Due to distance we were recently not able to offer sessions on the Eastern Florida beaches, in Cape San Blas and St George Island for a while. However, we are happy to announce we are now back to offering Associate Sessions in St George Island, Apalachicola, Cape San Blas and Port St. Joe, once again! We’ve missed our seeing our friends in the East and are thrilled to be back in the area.

Be sure to check back often for some more pretty portraits as we update the blog. In the meantime, we will leave you with this sweet little sailor. He’s ready to set sail!

This portrait was taken on the beaches of Pascagoula, Mississippi just a little East of Biloxi, Mississippi.

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Are you a ‘Pinner’ ?

February 10, 2014

Do you just love finding new recipes, outfit ideas, cleaning solutions and organizational options in one place? A place that will hold onto those things for you so you don’t have to bookmark them or hope you can remember where you saw them. That is exactly what Pinterest does for you! Though I am sure you already knew that and are already on Pinterest, unless you’ve been living on a deserted island somewhere. If that’s the case, then, hey… now you know!

What you might not know is… we are on Pinterest too! All you have to do is search for Knowles Portrait Design on the main Pinterest page. We have ‘what to wear’ ideas, highlights of places we love to visit for sessions, funny things, even recipes our family has tried that were thought were awesome!

One more bonus is that you can pin our portraits featured on the blog, right here from the blog! Simply hover over any image and a ‘Pin’ button will appear. So we make it easy to share what we love with you and what you love with everyone else! We hope to see you over there. In the meantime…HAPPY PINNING!

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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 info@knowlesportrait.com!

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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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2013 was a fabulous year for us and our clients. We not only expanded into Alabama to better serve our clients there, we also added the option of two associate photographers to the staff in Florida to better serve our Florida clients & vacationers.

As we start into 2014, we are excited to be sharing our new look and new name for you to enjoy, along with the same great experience, gorgeous portraiture and ‘us’ you’ve come to know and love…just BETTER!

Rebecca Knowles Photography is now…mobile alabama Daphne Fairhope photographer

We will be making changes to reflect the new name throughout our websites and social media in the coming weeks. Looking forward to another amazing year with you!

We love referrals from happy clients… Gunther and his family were a referral from a client who hadn’t even had their session with us yet! That’s saying something 🙂

It began on a beautiful Tuesday evening. That all of a sudden turned dark and stormy…so dark, it was a little scary looking! That is when the bottom fell out. We managed to get in just a couple of shots before it all went down hill. Thankfully they were in town for a few weeks and I had an opening during their stay. On our second attempt, we had a fabulous sky and even a partial sunset the night of Gunther’s senior portrait session!

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We had SUCH a great time with Alex’s senior portrait session. While it was calling for rain on the beach, it ended up clearing in time for the session. With all the cloud cover we didn’t expect a sunset. When all of a sudden at the end of the session, the sky erupted with shades of orange, purple and blue. Simply amazing sunset for the beach portraits.

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Our summer schedule for the beach fills up SO quickly, when we run out of sunsets, we offer sunrise.  Maddi was brave enough to wake up before the crack of dawn for her senior portraits. To look at her gorgeous self, you would never know we starting photographing at 6am!

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