Madilyn turned the big O-N-E just before this session. When we were planning what to do for her beach session in Destin Florida, we knew it needed to be spectacular. Not that little miss couldn’t be spectacular even in a potato sack but you know, we like to make sessions extra special. 😉 I’d say ruffles, pearls and snuggles with mommy are pretty special for such a special little girl!

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Destin Beach Baby Child Photographer

Destin Beach Baby Child Photographer

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Amanda, one of our two fabulous associate photographers, traveled to St George Island recently to photograph the Robertson’s. They were spending the week on the Island with the whole family enjoying a nice vacation during Spring Break. On St George Island, it really is like taking a break from everything. Its quiet, non-touristy (is that a word?!? lol) and just a short distance to the quaint fishing town of Apalachicola. Amanda made great friends with the littlest Robertson’s hunting for seashells and playing at the edge of the water since it was still a little chilly in Florida during March this year.

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Sweet little Brenna is about to be a year old! How can that be?! All these little newborns grow up so fast when you just see them every few months. Brenna was a bundle of smiles at her newborn session in Panama City and as you can see, not much has changed! She was a happy little girl at her 6 month session in Santa Rosa Beach Florida as well. Absolutely edible little cheeks! I can’t wait to see how much she has changed at her first Birthday session next month!

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I can’t believe this little guy has gone from a whopping 4 pounds when I first began photographing him in Panama City, to the grown-up little one year old he has become. It’s always a pleasure to photograph the Nadeau family and I’ve enjoyed decorating their beautiful home with portrait art of their sweet family!

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We absolutely Love this Family! The Cokers are so much fun. Their two little boys laughs light up this gorgeous sunset! A little back story. Over the years  the Cokers had become dear friends of ours. We really look forward to any excuse to get our two families together! This was a little bittersweet. Fred, a U.S. Navy Diver was retiring and this adorable family was moving away to their next adventure. While we were sad to see them leave, we were thrilled when they asked us help commemorate their time on Panama City Beach with an exclusive session in beautiful Seacrest Beach!  We enjoyed this session so much that we just had to share!

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Panama City Beach Familiy Photographer

Panama City Beach Familiy Photographer

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In 2011 I was blessed to meet an adorable couple, Chad & Kristin. I was even more blessed to photograph their engagement session in downtown Panama City…

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Kristin’s bridal session in Carillon Beach, Florida…

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Their gorgeous wedding in Carillon Beach…
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…and their first anniversary in Rosemary Beach, FL!

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We discovered at the wedding that Chad actually graduated High School with my oldest brother… small world Panama City is!

Needless to say when I heard Chad & Kristin were expecting their first baby I was elated for them! When they asked me to photograph the birth of their first baby, I was overwhelmingly honored. It’s something special to be invited into such a beautiful and intimate time of transition from a couple of 2 to a family of 3.

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They have allowed me to share a little peek of that special day with you. Below you can view the slideshow of the birth of Baby Jameson. No worries, it’s very tasteful  and there is nothing graphic in the slideshow so feel free to watch with the kiddos around. 🙂

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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There are advantages to living in the South. Like having green grass and gorgeous skies even in the middle of December. 🙂

That’s exactly what we had for Leah’s maternity session!

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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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