Category Archive: Rosemary Beach

  1. 30A Thursday: Beach Safety

    The Beaches of 30A and Destin

    For this week’s 30A Thursday I want to talk about Beach Safety. Here in Walton County we have a flag system on our beaches to give beach goers a heads up on the water conditions (as you can see below). Please be aware of the conditions before you dip into our beautiful emerald waters. Note these aren’t just suggestions! The red flags aren’t something to mess with. I personally don’t get in the waters when there is a yellow flag and I’d never get in the water with the red flags either.

    Beach Safety


    Another danger lurking in the water here are riptides. Please, please! I beg you to watch this video about rip tides before visiting our area. Far too many times do I read articles like this one. It happens all the time and the worst part is it is preventable. When I first moved to the area from Plano, TX I got caught in a riptide. I had no idea what it was and I’m lucky that I didn’t drown. I have a little bit of a water fear (I know funny right considering my photography style) so I am always hyper aware of the shore. I remember getting in the water to cool off and noticing I was being swept out into deep waters rather quickly. I panicked at first and started trying to swim towards the shore and noticed that my efforts were in vain. I looked to see if anyone was near me to call out to them and I saw a person in the water walking back towards the shore. I decided to swim towards that person (horizontal to the shore) because I figured if they could walk through the water there, I should be able to do it too. I swam horizontal and felt the current eventually let up and I was able to swim back to shore from the spot I saw that person. A bit later, I saw another swimmer having the same trouble so I yelled to them to swim like I had. They were able to get out too. I didn’t realize how lucky I was at that time. It honestly took me a while to figure out that what I had experienced was a riptide. Not everyone is as lucky as I was so I would like to do my part in educating the families that visit the 30A area. Watch this video and please share it with your loved ones!

  2. Family Photography Sessions: Rosemary Beach

    Rosemary Beach, Florida

    I have so many family photography sessions that I want to share with you all! I know I say that all the time, but it’s true. Now that I’ve finally settled into my new home, I’m getting back into my blogging groove. :) This first session I chose to share was taken on beautiful Rosemary Beach. Most of my clients hire me online so I don’t have the opportunity to meet them until I show up for their session. It’s actually one of my many favorite things about being a photographer. Getting to know my clients online, then meeting them all dressed up and ready for their photo session is a favorite surprise. If you know me (just look at my website! Hello!) you know I love dreamy pastel colors. Pink just so happens to be one of my favorite colors so you can imagine my delight to see this gorgeous Mama’s dress! Pretty much this whole color palette made me swoon. Add in this family’s love for one another, that gorgeous beach and refractive sunlight, the beautiful sky, and the beautiful emerald green water of Rosemary Beach, and we have the session below! It’s quite the combination, right?! Also, that beautiful image of the little girl holding the shell? She legitimately found that shell on the beach! I kid you not!! If you know the Emerald coast well, you know that we don’t have many shells washing up on the shore, and the ones that do are broken. Finding this shell made me so happy! It’s the little things that make life complete, right?!

    Family Photography Sessions: Rosemary Beach

  3. What Family Photography Means to Me

    Rosemary Beach, Florida

    Family photography, to me, is more than just a day to put your prettiest outfits on and head to a scenic location for a bunch of posed family photographs. While there is nothing wrong with posed photography, it’s not exactly what I do or what I want for your session. I want more for your family than just a pretty picture, I want to make memories. I know that sounds cliche, but I am 100% serious when I say that. I want you to look back on these and remember the time you had while you were on vacation, and also the fun you had during your photography session. I want you to laugh and smile when you remember how your children played and totally soaked the beautiful outfits that you picked out with such thought and care. Because let’s face it–it’s not about the clothes or the pretty smiles. It’s about the belly laughs and the family time. It’s about the look on your child’s cheeky little face when they get to kick the water at their photographer. It’s about the deep belly laughs when the waves beat you in a game of tag. I truly believe that the most beautiful photographs come from a great time, with movement and with love. It’s my goal to make that happen for your session. Real smiles are contagious and they are the key to a great family photography memory.

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