Category Archive: Underwater Photography

  1. Beautiful Bennett | Destin Family Photographer

    Destin, Florida Pompano Joes

    As a family photographer my job is to tell a story visually, but sometimes visuals don’t always share the whole story. This is one of those instances. You would probably never guess that the little three year old in these photos has cancer. That her family is just living day by day terrified and praying for a miracle. I want to share this story with you so that you too can pray for a miracle.

    ” There are certain days and/or events that remain transfixed in your mind forever because of either joyful or tragic endings. The day you met your future spouse, your wedding day, the birth of your children, the death of a loved one, all leave a lasting impression on you for the rest of your life. The day we discovered Bennett’s brain tumor is one of those days. I can still smell and feel that Central Baptist triage room as well as vividly recall every detail of that horrible day. I can still see the doctor’s lips moving but not hearing anything coming after the words – brain tumor. Billy and I just stood there in the middle of the ER holding each other and sobbing, crushed by two little words that would ultimately change our lives forever. January 15, was another one of those days. Let me begin where I last left you…”

    You can read the rest of their story here.  Also they never mentioned this link to me, but I want to share it with you incase you feel inclined to donate to this family. You can see that here.

    Special thanks to Jennifer of Waves of Grace  and Erica and Lindsey of Pure 7 for all of your help with setting this up. Thank you Katie and Billy for trusting me and Autumn to document this time for you. You are in my prayers. xo
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  2. Santa Rosa Beach Photography: Family Friends

    Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

    I am so excited to share this session with you all. Renee and Ryan have been featured on my blog a few times (here, and here.) Renee just so happens to be one of my best friends. She lives in Ohio with her awesome husband Ryan, but we both try to visit each other as much as we can. Last year was a big year for us both as we both welcomed a beautiful baby into the world. For myself it was my 5th child (4th birth) and for Renee and Ryan it was their first. They named their beautiful little girl Aria (you can see her debut here.) For this session Renee and I wanted to incorporate a little bit of the same feel from her maternity session. I brought out my underwater housing for her maternity shoot so I thought this session needed it as well. The weather and light were absolutely perfect. I really couldn’t have asked for better weather. The clouds were so puffy and perfectly placed, it just felt like a dream. It was pretty ideal. :) Aria loved the sand and the water. This was her first beach trip so it was a pretty big deal. She played with her doting Daddy and Momma, and they hung on her every smile and coo. I know I say this all the time, but this session felt like I was watching a fairytale. Instead of the typical ‘Happy Ending’ I get to watch the ‘Happy Beginning.’ I couldn’t ask for a better job.

    I’ve been asked a few times about what underwater housing I use when doing beach photography, so I wanted to share that info with you all here too. My housing is actually discontinued now (sad I know!), but you can see the model here. I only use my Canon 5d MkII for my underwater photography as it isn’t my main camera body. I use a 28mm lens for my underwater housing gear. I bought that specifically for underwater photography thinking that I wouldn’t care too much if it were to get ruined in the water, but I absolutely love that lens. For the on land shots I used my Canon 5d MkIII with a combination of my 45mm Tilt shift, my 35mm 1.4, and my 70-200 2.8.

    Santa Rosa Beach Photography
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  3. Napcp ~ Featured Photographer

       NAPCP Featured Photographer

    This month I was featured in the NAPCP (National Association of Professional Children’s Photographers) May newsletter as their featured photographer!  Needless to say, I am pretty excited!!  To read the whole article and look at some pretty eye candy look here!  Inside you get to see what’s in my bag, what happens behind the scenes, and I answer some questions about how I run my business!  It’s awesome!!  Also, if you are a children’s photographer and you aren’t a member of the NAPCP go check them out!  I am constantly inspired by them, and it’s a great resource!