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. 




I met Laura and her beautiful family at their home in Panama City, FL. Close to sunset we trotted down to the bay where they skipped rocks, did handstands, picked wildflowers and watched as the sun sank below the coastal pines.

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 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. […]

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 […]

When Laura and I first spoke, she said that she followed me on Instagram back in the day and knew that one day when she was in 30A she wanted us to be her Seaside photographers! Years have passed and this year was the year!! I was so humbled when she told me that she […]

This is a family that I just adore – how special it was to be their Destin, Florida photographers! Not only is Zhenia one of the most patient moms I’ve ever met, but an incredible florist in Destin, Florida with an immaculate eye for beauty. We’ve developed a friendship over the years in this little […]

This afternoon the sun was vividly golden, which made for some of my favorite family photos in Rosemary Beach, Florida of the Beavin Family. It was a special trip for this new family of three because it was the first time Baby S had seen the emerald waters of 30A! It was so special to […]

With so much extra time at home the past few months, I started documenting more of our normal day to days on black and white film. There is something about black and white film that takes an ordinary scenario and makes it seem timeless, thought out or more appealing than color at times. It cuts […]

I literally remember it like it was yesterday! I was sitting in the Seaside parking lot waiting to meet up with Jen for lunch. We had gone to the same college together – had mutual friends – but rarely hung out together because she lived off campus while I lived in the dorms. I also […]

I will be the first to admit that I am not good at going out on a limb or making mistakes. When Cory and I were first getting to know each other, we asked each other to describe the other in five words. I will never forget that one of his words for me was […]

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