Let's talk camping adventures as a family, motherhood, adoption, current inspiration and family portraits in 30A. 


Welcome to the blog! This is the place that I love to share recent camping trips with my family, thoughts on preserving our stories through portrait preservation and of course family photoshoots on our renowned 30A beaches. 




A little girl plays in the sand in a white heirloom dress as the sun sets behind her in Grayton Beach, Florida.

There is so much history in the Destin/30A area – especially Grayton Beach Fl. There are few that know it better than the Trautmann family! It was such an honor to meet and photograph them in Grayton Beach Fl recently. The Trautmann’s have been coming to the Panhandle of Florida for over fifty years!! As […]

A mother and daughter doing butterfly kisses on the nose while the sun sets behind them in Miramar Beach, Florida

Miramar Beach Photographers To The Bean Family It is such a treat being Miramar Beach photographers – especially to families like the Bean family! From the start of our conversations together, Caylen told me that she was drawn to beautiful aesthetics and unashamedly loves tying patterns together. She had a tremendous job doing this for […]

A group of cousins sitting on a bench in cerulean park in watercolor, florida.

What family photo outfits should we wear this year? Oh, the age old question. We search Pinterest. You look at what everyone else has worn. We cross our fingers and hope that we look good. Well, I am here to break down for you my best family photo outfit secrets. I will be helping you […]

Why we love the forgotten coast of florida as a family As you know – we love living on the Coast and all things/places coastal as a family! One of our (secret) favorite places to go on vacation as someone who lives at the beach is to what is known as The Forgotten Coast of […]

Are you wondering what are the five best books for creatives? Besides taking three years off social media, reading has impacted my creative journey more than anything else to date. Here are five of the best books for creatives, in my opinion, for you. You make look at this list and think these are the […]

A leather family photo album along with vintage, gold picture frames.

Have you ever wondered how to organize family photos? It could be your own family photos or it could be old ones handed down to you. Either way, this is one of my favorite things to do personally as a family photographer. I have spent years nailing down a system that works for my own family. Too many times we post our family photos online and forget about them. It is only when we need them (think high school graduation, funeral etc.) – when we realize the value of them – that we think oh crap where are they?!

A mother in an emerson fry kaftan and husband walk with their two young sons looking at the houses in Seaside, Florida.

I love being a seaside photographer and especially love meeting families that have been coming to Seaside, Florida for decades. Gerrie’s family has been coming for nearly twenty years. See their seaside family photos here!

A mother and father with their three children exploring the coastal nature trails in Grayton Beach State Park.

Grayton beach state park photos are easily some of the most beautiful in 30A – especially for timeless family pictures! The coastal lakes, dunes and sandy trails offer a variety of backdrops for family portraits – not to mention the secluded beach access! I even did my maternity portraits here! I met the Pulliam family […]

A large family stands in front of their alys beach, florida home.

This Alys Beach family photoshoot was so special to photograph! You see last year I photographed the Boyce Family at their Alys Beach house, but we only had one grand baby at that time! (But how precious is she!?) This year we had four!! What are the chances that all three sisters would be pregnant […]

A little boy with blonde hair and blue eyes peeking out the front door.

Oh my goodness, I love photographing families in Watercolor, Florida and the Sanders family was such a treat! One thing that I love photographing are multi-generational families that come to 30A together on vacation. It sends me right back to my childhood days of coming to Florida with my grandparents, parents, cousins, sisters, aunt and […]