Archive for July, 2011

When my friend Traci of Traci Todd Photography told me she was coming back to Seagrove Beach this Summer, we started planning an evening cookout on the beach with our families. As we were discussing who was bringing the buns and who was making the burgers, Traci mentioned she was going to do a tent shoot with her kids on the beach and asked if I’d like to join in. Traci had hauled the tree limbs, sheet and blue mason jars all the way from Kentucky! Of course I wanted to join in! How fun to get unique portraits of our kids. Though tents certainly aren’t unique to the beach or to photography (tent inspiration is allll over the photography inspiration blogs this Summer!) Traci had some amazing ideas to make ours very unique and I brought a few props from my studio stash too!

Our kids bonded so quickly and were having a blast when we finally had to separate them to go home that night. The next morning, Sebastian, my youngest son said, “Mommy, I miss my friends. When can we go back?!?”. Traci also second shot a wedding with me that week at Anna’s Veranda and we had so much fun. I was sad to see her go back to Kentucky! 🙁

So, onto the photos…

My three sons

Panama City Beach Destin 30a child photographer

My oldest two, Gabriel & Xavier checking out the interesting stories in their book. A little Mark Twain perhaps?

Panama City Beach Destin 30a child photographer

Sebastian with his favorite lion, Lioney. Lioney has been in the family longer than Sebastian has 😉

Panama City Beach Destin 30a child photographer

And of course Traci’s beautiful children!

Panama City Beach Destin 30a child photographer

Panama City Beach Destin 30a child photographer

It was amazing to see how two photographers in the exact same moment, saw and arranged everything differently behind the lens. If you have a minute, be sure to check out Traci’s blog to see one of her shots!

In case you were wondering (y’all know I’m a huge canvas addict) I am awaiting the arrival of a 30×40 & 2- 24×36 gallery wrapped canvas portraits of these portraits for my newly painted office. I cannot wait to get them in and I’ll be sure to post some photos when I do!!!

It’s always fun to run across someone with the same name as yours… makes it hard to forget their name 😉 When we met in Grayton Beach for Shane & Becca’s session, imagine my surprise when I met Becca’s parents only to find our Dad’s share the same name as well! Super cool!

Enjoy a few from Shane & Becca’s engagement session in Grayton Beach on 30a…

Grayton Beach Destin Engagement Photographer

Grayton Beach Destin Engagement Photographer

Grayton Beach Destin Engagement Photographer

Grayton Beach Destin Engagement Photographer

Grayton Beach Destin Engagement Photographer

Grayton Beach Destin Engagement Photographer

Grayton Beach Destin Engagement Photographer

Kristin’s bridals

July 20, 2011

The anticipation from bridal sessions just kills me! I love sharing images with clients, potential clients and friends. So bridal sessions are always like a really good secret that you can’t wait to tell!

Since Chad & Kristin’s wedding was back in May (yes I am waaay behind in blogging lol). I can share!

Enjoy a peek at Kristin’s bridal in Carillon Beach, Florida…Carillon Beach wedding bridal portraits

Carillon Beach wedding bridal portraits photographer

Carillon Beach wedding bridal portraits photographer

Carillon Beach wedding bridal portraits photographer

Carillon Beach wedding bridal portraits photographer

Carillon Beach wedding bridal portraits photographer

I had so much fun with the Ball family out on 30a! We spent the evening talking, laughing and of course… taking portraits. I can’t wait to see the Ball family again on their next beach vacation!

Hope you enjoy a little peek into our evening…

30a Rosemary Beach Seacrest Seagrove Alys portrait photographer

30a Rosemary Beach Seacrest Seagrove Alys portrait photographer

30a Rosemary Beach Seacrest Seagrove Alys portrait photographer

30a Rosemary Beach Seacrest Seagrove Alys portrait photographer

30a Rosemary Beach Seacrest Seagrove Alys portrait photographer

30a Rosemary Beach Seacrest Seagrove Alys portrait photographer

30a Rosemary Beach Seacrest Seagrove Alys portrait photographer

I was thrilled while talking with Lisa about their upcoming portrait session, when she mentioned liking the maternity wraps. Ideas starting flying through my head 😉

Here are a few from the session at Top’sl resort in SanDestin, Florida.

Panama City Beach Destin Beach Maternity Portrait Photographer

Panama City Beach Destin Beach Maternity Portrait Photographer

Panama City Beach Destin Beach Maternity Portrait Photographer

Every high school senior wants something special for their senior portraits. It’s a rite of passage, marking the end of one journey and beginning of another. So what better for Ms. Danielle, a 2012 High School senior from Indiana, than beach portraits? Bet she will be the envy of all her friends and most likely be the only one in her senior class with them!

Danielle is stunningly beautiful and the camera just loved her. She was such a pleasure to photograph!

Panama City Beach high school senior portrait photographer

Panama City Beach high school senior portrait photographer

Panama City Beach high school senior portrait photographer

Panama City Beach high school senior portrait photographer

Panama City Beach high school senior portrait photographer

Panama City Beach high school senior portrait photographer

Panama City Beach high school senior portrait photographer

It was a week of Texas photographers here on the beach! Carrie of Carrie Smith Photography booked with me several months ago for her family session in Rosemary Beach, FL. Once again, a great clothing color combo!

A few from the Smith’s session…

Rosemary Beach Family Portrait Photographer

Rosemary Beach Family Portrait Photographer

Rosemary Beach Family Portrait Photographer

Rosemary Beach Family Portrait Photographer

Rosemary Beach Family Portrait Photographer

Rosemary Beach Family Portrait Photographer

Rosemary Beach Family Portrait Photographer

Misty of MG Studios in Texas is a good photographer friend of mine. So when she contacted me to photograph her gorgeous family, I was honored & thrilled!

I joked with her that they would be on the front of my “What to wear” guide. I LOVED the color choices! I always suggest coordination, rather than matching for my clients and they were a perfect example!

Please enjoy a few from their session on Panama City Beach, Florida 🙂

Panama City Beach Group Family Portrait Photographer

Panama City Beach Group Family Portrait Photographer

Panama City Beach Group Family Portrait Photographer

Panama City Beach Group Family Portrait Photographer

Panama City Beach Group Family Portrait Photographer

Panama City Beach Group Family Portrait Photographer

Panama City Beach Group Family Portrait Photographer

Panama City Beach Group Family Portrait Photographer

What is the best thing that could be on the beach during any given beach portrait session? A sand castle of course! … and even better.. a HUGE sand castle!

I had a great time with the Fink family and all their beautiful girls! Hope you enjoy a peek at their session in Rosemary Beach, Florida.

Rosemary Beach large group family portrait photographer

Rosemary Beach large group family portrait photographer

Rosemary Beach large group family portrait photographer

Rosemary Beach large group family portrait photographer

Rosemary Beach large group family portrait photographer

Rosemary Beach large group family portrait photographer

This is what the littlest of the Finks thought of having her portrait taken 😉
Rosemary Beach large group family portrait photographer

Dominic

July 6, 2011

It’s always amazing to me how fast 6 months goes by! Seems like yesterday Mr. Dominic was in the studio for his newborn session on his mommy & daddy’s motorcycle!

Here is a peek at Dominic’s 6 month session in the studio and on Mexico Beach…

Panama City Children's Baby newborn infant photographer photography studio

Panama City Children's Baby newborn infant photographer photography studio

Panama City Children's Baby newborn infant photographer photography studio

Panama City Children's Baby newborn infant photographer photography studio

Panama City Children's Baby newborn infant photographer photography studio

Panama City Children's Baby newborn infant photographer photography studio

Panama City Children's Baby newborn infant photographer photography studio

Panama City Children's Baby newborn infant photographer photography studio