Many people have fallen in love with the Emerald Coast. And, many have fallen in love there, too. Having fallen in love with the Emerald Coast and with their chosen profession - their passion - these top ten photographers are so good at capturing beautiful portraits along the white sand beaches and emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. They're just so good at what they do, it's hard to believe there was ever a. moment they weren't behind the lens.
1. PAUL JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY
| Inlet Beach, Florida
Photo by Paul Johnson Photography
Paul Johnson Photography’s proprietors, Paul and Mecheal Johnson, are local residents of Inlet Beach a coastal community near Rosemary Beach. They’ve been married for 25 year and have been photographing events, weddings and families for over 16 years along the 30A Coast and Destin. They photograph together and separately from each other. They enjoy photographing their clients in a fun, upbeat, natural environment making the experience you have with them effortlessly fun!
PaulJohnsonPhoto.com | 850.832.4309
2. PURE7 STUDIOS - RYAN & ERICA MANTHEY
| Miramar Beach, Florida
Photo by Pure7 Studios
Pure7 Studios is a photography studio located in Miramar Beach. Servicing Destin, 30A, and beyond, Pure7 specializes in documenting the relationships between their wedding and family portrait clients. Using a unique approach for each and every wedding and family, lead photographer (Ryan) creates beautiful images that result in wall portraits and albums. His goal is to remind each and every client that LIFE IS GOOD by creating photographs and family heirlooms to be passed down to future generations. Please contact them today at 850-654-6523 or email@example.com.
3. ASHLEY NICHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY
| Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Photo by Ashley Nichole Photography
Ashley arrived on the Emerald Coast over 6 years ago with a dream of capturing family beach portraits and beach weddings. Her style is traditional mixed with vibrant colors as seen all around us on the beautiful beaches. Her belief is that people visit here with their families to enjoy the emerald waters, white sand, and amazing sunsets and those should be captured in their portraits along with their loved ones. Recently, Ashley has taken that same passion for portraits and introduced Family Heirloom Films. Bringing those moments she would capture in portraits to motion film that tell a sweeter story.
4. KAYLIE POPLIN PHOTOGRAPHY
| 30A, Florida
Photo by Kaylie Poplin Photography
Kaylie B. Poplin is a family + wedding photographer based in South Walton County’s Scenic Highway 30A. While known for her fine art aesthetic, it is her simple and intimate approach to portraiture that her work is regarded for. While always having a love for photography, it was her love for people that concreted her to the idea of opening a photography business. Getting to know her clients on a personal level and photographing them year after year is her greatest achievement. When she isn’t working you can find her on the water with her husband, daughter and their one-eyed mini Sheltie, Winnie.
5. CLOUD 9 IMAGERY - NICOLE THOMPSON
| Panama City Beach, Florida
Photo by Cloud 9 Imagery - Nicole Thompson
Cloud 9 Imagery’s proprietor, Nicole Thompson, moved to the area two years ago from Middle Tennessee. With nearly two decades of professional photography experience, she captures heartfelt moments during weddings, special events, family occasions, and more along the Emerald Coast. Her style transforms with each individual, and every image you see is both created and captured to showcase who you are as an individual. Her speciality is creating priceless heirloom portraits that tell your story. Remember your legacy through her work.
6. LAURA JENNINGS PHOTOGRAPHY
| Panama City Beach, Florida
Photo by Laura Jennings Photography
Laura Jennings Photography is a natural light photography business. Wedding and Portrait photographer, Laura Jennings, serves the Florida Panhandle, specializing in beach weddings and family photography. Guaranteeing that you’ll love your time together and not feeling like a stranger, you’ll be friends, and maybe even family, at the end of your session. Laura loves to travel and is passport-ready.
LJenningsPhotography.com | 850.583.4557
7. JAN SIMMONS PHOTOGRAPHY
| Panama City Beach, Florida
Photo by Jan Simmons Photography
Since 2001, Jan Simmons Photography has been offering wedding and family beach photography services along Panama City Beach, 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, and Destin. Jan is ready to share your story with the world! She absolutely loves her work and says kids are the best part!
8. Amanda Eubank Photography
| Rosemary Beach, Florida
Photo by Amanda Eubank Photography
Amanda Eubank Photography is a beach photographer specializing in families. She feels the happiest homes are filled with walls of memories and beautiful images to remember each special moment. She offers wonderful printed products to turn the images she captures into art for your walls, so you’ll be able to walk by and remember that special moment forever. She is blessed to provide amazing photography all along the Emerald Coast.
9. KRISTIN GUIN PHOTOGRAPHY
| Panama City, Florida
Photo by Kristin Guin Photography
Kristin Guin Photography opened in 2008, specializing in weddings, families, and children. Kristin has had a love for photography for as long as she can remember. Moving from South Louisiana to the beautiful beaches of NW Florida, she captures life and all of its beautiful details along Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Destin and Panama City Beach as well as South Louisiana. She’s available for travel.
10. LINDSEY FRIAR PHOTOGRAPHY
| Pensacola, Florida
Photo by Lindsey Friar Photography
Specializing in maternity, newborn, child and family photography, Lindsey Friar Photography serves the Pensacola, Pensacola Beach and Gulf Breeze areas. Lindsey loves her job and becoming part of so many families’ memories. Offering both full and mini sessions, she believes that each session is an opportunity to create something new and artistic.
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