It’s Fall again when thoughts go to school starting, leaves falling, Christmas Card photos and snow portraits for those of us here in the South. Samantha came to our studio with her Grandma Tammy to check out some Florida “snow” at the Red Dog Studio in Fort Walton Beach.
We began the session by enjoying some Florida foliage which offered perfect look and mood with the recent cold spell that evening. We love it when people ask if we photograph in exotic locations because our images are so unique. It is Mari’s ability to fully use her camera that gives the ethereal illusion to her images. In short, our beautiful photographs are quite simple and done in spot-on in camera and then fully-perfected in our photo editing software.
This brings us to our very exciting news! We are offering the 2017 photography classes!!
The Beginner Class
We will do classroom work setting your camera settings and then move onto actually photographing both inside and outside. Bring your flash and manual and learn how to make amazing photographs on your own!
With over 10 years of classroom instruction experience, Mari will help you understand your camera.
We are offering one pre-Christmas class and one in January that would make the perfect Christmas present! Space is limited so register now!
Classes are being offered:
The Aspiring Professional Class
Is that fancy digital camera still on automatic, just like when you took it out of the box? Sometimes the ole “A” mode works beautifully, but more often than not, you just end up frustrated with inconsistent results. Of course professionals have awesome equipment, but that alone is not going to create beautiful photographs. You might have figured this out on your own if you purchased a nice dslr camera but the photos are not quite turning out.
We will go over professional settings, composition, lighting and business advice.
I’ve spent the last 10 years teaching hundreds of beginner photographers how to take control of their cameras and think like a pro photographer. My students are finding all kinds of success. From parents capturing real family moments that they are proud to hang on the wall, to business owners increasing sales and strengthening their brand to students starting new careers as professional photographers. You get to a point where your growth skyrockets.
What a great wedding!! Atlanta is a fun place and we love doing Atlanta Wedding Photography. Sarah and Jason were originally going to get married in Destin, Fl but changed their venue to Lake Lanier Islands Weddings. What an awesome change! Both the wedding venue staff and the wedding planner Rebecca Dey of Rebecca Niccole Weddings really went above and beyond with talent and professionalism. I cannot stress how much professional venue staff and a great planner make a wedding a breeze for all vendors and the couple. It’s a win win situation for all!
Most weddings in the greater Atlanta area offer a wonderful topography. I do love the white sands and beautiful waters of The Emerald Coast and 30A coastlines, the allure of crisp mountain air, old growth forests and foothills of the Appalachian mountains. There were so many areas to photograph, it was hard to choose.
It cracks me up when our outages of a Destin beach portrait is so funny! Boys make the most humorous images! You cannot imagine what they may say. LOL I simply told the boys to kiss their mom. Let me tell you…they did the best they could and made their Destin Beach Portrait the most crazy thing they could do! In this case, I asked the boys to kiss and hug mom on the count of three.
So you ask where to stay while in Destin or Fort Walton Beach…Let me tell you it’s either airbndb or VRBO in the area. It doesn’t matter if you stay in Destin, Fl, Okaloosa Island, Crystal Beach, 30A or anywhere else on The Emerald Coast in general. Take the time to surf or Stand Up Paddle while in the area. We were paddling recently on the tidal lakes and found ourselves surrounded by otters as we tooled along.
The tidal lakes of South Walton are some amazing places to stand up paddle. We have what they call Barnacles, which are small blue-tooth speakers that attach to your board. We also had a beaver stalk us while playing the music from the speakers. It was crazy to be paddling in the lilly pads of Watercolor when the otters decided to check us out! Evidently the otters and beavers love the Ka’au Crater Boys songs. Makaha is one of my favorite songs by them!
Give me a ring or an email if you would like the most awesome beach images of your life! My office number is 850-699-3403 and my email is email@example.com. Contact me now for beach sessions this year since we are completley almost booked up.
The beaches of 30A are perfect for Panama City Beach Photography. And I love beach portrait families that are fun like the “A” family. Whether it be the sweet kisses of siblings or allowing the adults to live a kid moment and laugh, I love having fun with my clients.
It is so cool to know that the images I create, and the moments they share will concrete cherished Emerald Coast memories for the children I photograph. They will remember the wonderful green waters and the white sand along with the laughter and joy they shared with their parents and family and come back to share it with their own children.
The 30A corridor of South Walton County offers an eclectic beach style lifestyle. You can prepare for your visit here through 30A Radio. It’s one of my favorite radio stations available on the internet. You can have a great beach mix to listen to as well as hearing the lineup of awesome musical artists including locals like the Forrest Williams Band, Reed Waddle and the Dread Clampitt’s. All of which are often playing the entertainment scenes at Seaside, Santa Rosa Beach, Panama City Beach, Rosemary Beach, Grayton Beach or any of the other little communities along 30A. Check out the radio station to get to know some of the great places you can visit, the festivals in the area and even get to know some local artists.