Dustin called me to schedule a session for he and his girlfriend. Little did I know at first, but he had a SECRET! Oh it was a good one. So delicious I said yes to his session immediately! He had decided Stacy was the girl for him, he wanted to make her his wife. And he wanted to propose to her at Watercolor on 30A in SoWal. I met with Dustin about 40 minutes ahead of his session to work out the details. His expressions morphed between someone facing a tiger and a child running down the stairs to see if Santa had come at the same time. It was adorable! Poor thing, he was so nervous, wanting everything to be perfect just like his Stacy and yet so excited to show her that THIS is how much he loves her. Ahhh the sweetness of it all. As a Destin photographer, it was easy for me to show him the areas that were perfect for them, and we plotted a way the proposal would be a surprise. You know…Stacy not only fell for it, but she also said YES! Yippee! I had a great time with both the proposal at Watercolor and the beach engagement session at the ever beautiful Seaside. Please enjoy their images!
A photographer friend of mine I knew when I worked in New Orleans referred Lisa, who is also a wonderful photographer in Arkansas, and her family to me for their family beach portraits here in Destin, Fl. I am so glad she did! I had a wonderful time with Lisa, her husband and their boys. It was so much fun to see them enjoy their moments being parents and the love reciprocated by their adorable boys! Those are the kinds of beach portrait sessions I love! And of course with laughter as well. Anyone who has met me knows I love the lighter side of life!
Please enjoy Lisa and her beautiful family!
My name is Mari, and I am a Destin photographer. And may I add, I love every minute of it! During engagement photo sessions like Mariana and Daryn’s I can learn the love language of the couple and play with them using the light and fabulous scenery we have in the area accordingly. I also use this in my role as a Destin wedding photographer and while doing Destin beach portraits. It’s all about reading people’s body language and finding what makes them comfortable. When you find this, you have genuine emotion and images that speak to you.
Some photographers prefer the traditional stand and stare images without connection, memories or emotion. Those images are well and good if that indeed is the type of desktop image you are wanting. They are perfect as a 4×6 in the little gold Walmart frames. I’m not against that, there are different strokes for different folks. However, my goal is to create a piece of art that can adorn your walls, make people look and be a beautiful work of art for years to come. It is for the couples that want to see the vivid love they have for one another in the beauty of my eye as a Destin photographer.