I believe they are the most photographed couple outside of royalty.
We have all met those little babies who are too pretty to be a boy, and this one is no exception.
March does just that…
It’s been awhile, far too long…
You know those seasons in life that come from behind, take you by surprise, and keep you in a revolving door for awhile?
It’s not unusual for a client to say, “Can you order up a beautiful sky for our photos?”
When you awake to loud claps of thunder, it’s a pretty good sign that the day is getting a stormy start.
"A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people".
A do-er, with a sincere heart.
That’s only part of what people come away with when they have the chance to know, and interact with Victoria.
All the way from Idaho. That’s a long way, y’all. As in a 30 hour drive. As in 2,050 miles. It’s far, far away from the Florida coast.
STORMY SETBACK| DESTIN FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER
Living in Florida, we always say, ‘give the weather a minute - and it will change’. And indeed, it does.
Things always change. Yet when we look back on “when” photos were captured, it evokes emotion…
In the 60-90 minutes I have to visit with and shoot a family session — I can tell so much in that time frame about them.
The moment I saw this family approach me on the beach, I knew there was something special about them.
Where are the brakes? Can we slow this thing down? Why does it go by like a whirlwind?
You know how things left unattended in the outdoor elements lose the luster and vibrance that they once had?
It’s been a few months since the last post. Didn’t plan it that way, but it happened — and there’s not much explanation behind it, other than my friends Ebb, and Flow.
As a young adult, and newly married, (decades ago) one of the greatest blessings of that time in my life was a Newlywed group that met together every Sunday before worship for “Sunday School”.
We have had the pleasure, and privilege, to call you neighbors and friends for 25 years at our home-away-from-home in Florida. The times - and tales - we all treasure on Little Sabine Bay speak volumes about the people, and the place we all love, to live life.
Change the frame. Look with a different lens.
You know how you can see a scene or an object from a distance, and think that is one thing, and then once you are closer, you realize it’s something altogether different?
You enthrall me.
As a community, I admire and highly respect your commitment to simplicity, family, fellowship - and real communication. No doubt, there are challenges living in a society and culture that is so different, but in a way, very free-ing — because you’re under no pressure to conform.
As a photographer over the years, it finally registered with me that when capturing an image — what I’m really doing, is harnessing light. Without light, there is no image. Everything goes dark - nothing registers on the lens.
We seem to love a good reason to celebrate, outdoors.
And why not? As things are, we spend far too much time focused on work and staring at our phones. Having an event that is worthwhile - to take time off, or plan a holiday around - is well worth the fanfare.
One such celebration is the annual Blue Angels annual airshow on Pensacola beach. Those of us who've watched them for years fondly call them "the Blues". And these remarkable pilots are heroes in our eyes. Their dedication, and commitment to perfection in precision is nothing short of incredible to watch. The show never disappoints, but sometimes the weather can be less than cooperative. However, that wasn't the case this year.
Everything was near perfect.
...And how it lit up my world.
If you’ve read other posts, you know that my photography journey began over 30 years ago, several years before children, in fact. It was “back in the day” of 35mm film photography. Reflecting back, the care I took to get the better shot, because with film, you only had so many images available on each roll, and it was deflating and expensive to take several similar shots — only to save a few worthwhile prints from each roll.
What a difference it made going from film to digital, on so many levels — it’s a mammoth conversion.