C + I hold a special place in my heart for so many reasons. They have been doing long distance since they met in Texas while C was in training for the Air Force. When he moved to Destin, she stayed back.
June 6, 2022
With couples being forced to do their weddings and honeymoons differently due to COIVD, new ways of celebrating came about. One of my favorites is exactly what J + E did, a one year anniversary session! They shared a corona during their session and it was fitting since it’s their favorite beer and they got married mid pandemic. Popping a bottle of bubbly celebrated their one year of marriage. J + E kept each other laughing the entire time and it was such a sweet evening celebrating their one year!
April 4, 2022
Before I moved down to Destin at the start of 2020, C and I realized we were both moving to the same area via Instagram. We went to the same college, but didn’t know each other during our time at UTK! After moving to the area we became fast friends. She and R started dating not long after. So when R started talking about proposing I knew we needed to come up with the best surprise proposal!
March 8, 2022
Doing engagement photos with couples prior to wedding/elopement days provides the time for us all to get comfortable with each other and aren’t strangers come their day. We laugh a ton, share our favorite places to eat and travel and I get to find out exactly how they met.
N + A’s engagement photos were exactly that and so much more. They are so obviously each others best friend and can be serious when need be but then are the reason the other belly laughs. N + A met at the gym and their favorite place they have traveled together is Boston!
February 22, 2022
My very first session of 2022 was with these two on January 3 on the beach.
Let me tell you the Florida panhandle is not as warm as some my think in the early months of the year. It was cold and windy, but these two braved it! B + N met at N’s work a few years back and the rest is history. We bonded over our love of sushi and trying new food. It was such a fun time exploring and hanging out on the beach when no one else was out there!
February 3, 2022
I met J while we were in college. I even did her graduation photos back in May of 2020!
She now lives in Pensacola with E while he is doing his military training. J + E met while they were in college at UTK, but didn’t start dating until they re-connected after graduating. They talked for a whole summer before going on their first date to Asheville, North Carolina, then backpacking in the smokies, and ending up in Folly Beach, South Carolina. Talk about an amazing first date!
January 25, 2022
WOW WOW WOW these two! Early morning sessions can sometimes be hard (because of it being early), but C + M made it look easy. They came with smiles on their face and all the energy to run around the beach! We all defiantly bonded over our shared love of food I always jump at the opportunity to give recommendations of my favorite locally owned places so if you ever want some recs I’ve got you!
November 29, 2021
It always makes me so happy with couples are down for sunrise sessions, especially during the summer months when the beach is always so crowded during the day and specifically at sunset! Sunrise on the panhandle is the only time that you can truly get the beach mostly to yourself with the other few that decide to get up when the sun does!
S + C were up for it though. We met on the beach right before sunrise and dang it was a beautiful one!
June 4, 2021
I am not normally an early morning person, but Bo and Faith were so fun to hangout with and made getting up early worth it! Plus I love that they decided to have a charcuterie board at 7:30 AM (never too early for one!) It is always cool learning about those I work with because sometimes we figure out that they live close to where I went to college:)
May 4, 2021
Some of the couples that I work with have the most outgoing personalities once you they get comfortable with me and we laugh the entire second half of the session 🤩 I met B + J while photographing J’s sisters wedding in 2020 so when I was asked to do another sisters wedding I couldn’t say no! J is one of 4 girls and so am I so it made it even more special to now be asked to do 2/4 girls weddings.
They both have a sweet tooth, which I mean who doesn’t sometimes, so we bonded over our love of sweet treats! I am so incredibly excited to celebrate them with their family in friends this coming November!
March 4, 2021