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When K reached out to me about getting photos done before S deployed I knew it was important to get them in. As a military partner myself, I knew just how important having these photos were for K. They are something to hold on to in the months that he is gone.

All, Couples

September 19, 2022

Autumn Couple Session at Henderson Beach State Park in Destin, Florida // S + Kathryn

Couple holding hands at the waters edge as it rolls up over their feet and the sun is setting during their Destin engagement photos
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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.

Couples

June 6, 2022

Jetties Beach Engagement Photos in Destin, Florida // Carter + Isabelle

A man whispering into his partners ear as she is holding on to him laughing
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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!

Couples

April 4, 2022

One Year Anniversary Couple Session at Henderson Beach State Park // Jamael + Erin

Couple cheering their corona beers during their one year anniversary session at Henderson Beach State park
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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!

Couples, Proposals

March 8, 2022

Surprise Sunrise Beach Proposal in Destin // Ricky + Chandler

Couple laying on the beach alongside the ocean as it is coming up during their beach engagement photos
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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!

Couples

February 22, 2022

Florida Panhandle Sand Dunes Winter Engagement Session in Destin // Nick + Ari

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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!

Couples

January 25, 2022

Golden Hour Florida Sand Dunes Engagement Session in Destin // Edward + Jordan

Man giving his partner a kiss while holding up a lantern during their Destin beach engagement photos
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When you get engaged a few weeks before your Florida trip you make sure to get engagement photos done B came across my Instagram profile days before their trip to the Panhandle and I luckily had some availability to capture the sweetness that is their relationship while on their vacation.

Couples

June 5, 2021

Early Morning Dunes Beach Engagement in Destin, Florida // Kyle + Blaire

Couple sitting in the sand laughing as the man is clasping his hands together at something his partner said during their Florida engagement photos
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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:)

Couples

May 4, 2021

Sunrise Beach Picnic Couple Session on Okaloosa Island in Florida // Bo + Faith

A couple sitting in the sand with the large dunes in the background playing the guitar
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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!

Couples

March 4, 2021

Fun Summer Engagement Session at the Destin Commons and Henderson Beach State Park // Ben + Jessica

A couple leaning up against a white wall looking at each other and holding their hands during their engagement photos at the Destin Commons