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 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! These provide the best backdrop to a photographer in Santa Rosa Beach, […]

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

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!! This is one of my favorite parts about being an Alys Beach photographer – you get to watch families grow! What are the […]

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

Oh my goodness, I love being Santa Rosa Beach, FL photographers and the Sanders family was such a treat to photograph! One thing that I love photographing are multi-generational families that come to Santa Rosa Beach, FL together on vacation. It sends me right back to my childhood days of coming to Florida with my […]

I saw a video today of AI technology. I have to admit I live under a rock when it comes to technology (hello, I am still a film photographer!) and being off social media (with the exception of the Facebook page). I was blown away! Wow. How far technology has come! Rather than be scared […]

A sign on Front Beach Road in Panama City Beach, Florida that says, "I sell seashells by the seashore."

         This family photoshoot in Panama City Beach, Florida is one of my annual favorites!! Have you ever met someone you have long admired only to realize that they are just as wonderful in person as you imaged them to be? That is Emily! I have long loved Emily of Emily Morgan Brown. […]

A little girl runs and plays under a huge oak tree barefoot in her backyard during summertime.

I cannot believe Summer is almost over. Some of y’all are already gearing up for school starting back next month. I know we are! I have to admit – it has been H.A.R.D. having two toddler girls home with me at all times (you can ask Cory about my endless complaining some days) this Summer […]

“And suddenly I know how to handle this cultural tide against which I cannot stand. I do not have to stand against it. I have to make sure we are rooted in real things. I can’t fight Facebook but I can plant a tomato. Every single time I do something that anchors our family to […]

One of the greatest joys of being a 30A family photographer has come in the form of watching families evolve through the years. It has become one of the greatest gifts of my career. The Anderson family is one of those families! I first photographed these guys in 2018 when they were just a family […]

Tori of Victoria Austin Designs and I met on Instagram of all places. She was a wedding florist and at the time I was a wedding photographer. Our work was so similar in style that we both gravitated towards what each other was going! We ended up getting to do a few weddings together which […]

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