A beach wedding is meant to get you in your natural element, and this also makes you look more natural in the pictures. The sea is known for its effect to calm your anxious nerves. And that is probably why the pictures taken with beach wedding photography are so successful.
And then, calming gets pushed away by the wilde side..
As a Destin, Florida photography studio owner, I am generally kept busy with people who are looking for a good photographer for weddings, parties and babies. I generally enjoy my work, but every now and then something truly unusual comes along that makes me question the sanity of my clients.
My favorite client story has to be the time I was asked to shoot at underwater wedding. I guess a lot of photographers from the Destin area had turned the job down. Not me though! I am game for just about anything. I figured I would be all right. Resources
A couple of weeks ago, my mother asked me to help her plan a birthday party for my father. She wanted to hold it at a Destin Steakhouse,( link) that my father loved. My dad owns local photography studio in Destin Florida, so my thought was that we should some of his favorite photographers to create collages of his life. I thought they would be a nice way to decorate the steakhouse.My mother agreed. We only had one problem – how to contact any of the photographers without my dad knowing what we were doing. Continue reading
Falling Photographs and Butterfly’s
I am famous for my road trips. The type of girl who will, on a whim, jump in the car and just go. I never really have a plan; I just like to see where the wind will blow me. Recently, I have been traveling out from my Destin, Fl home in search of things to practice my latest obsession – photography. I am under the tutelage of a photography teacher who has this weird obsession with movement in pictures. He believes that a good photographer should be able to capture the feeling of movement in their pictures. Continue reading
Sandcastles by the Sea
I had been happily married for nearly 25 years when my husband asked me to participate in a vow renewals ceremony. I was touched that he had thought of something so sweet. When we married the first time, money was very tight, so we had one of the budget beach weddings in Destin, Florida. This time, I did not need to look for an inexpensive wedding package. We were comfortable enough to hire a wedding planner and have the vow renewals ceremony of our dreams.
My husband has a very unique hobby; he participates in sand castle competitions. He and several friends travel to two or three competitions each year. They are held at various beaches throughout the country. The sand castles they create are not simple sand and bucket creations, they are truly works of art and often include moving pieces. I wanted to use his passion as a basis for our vow renewals ceremony. Our wedding coordinator had plenty of ideas on how to incorporate sand castles into our wedding theme. Continue reading