July 23, 2020

Jamie + Family | Grayton Beach, Florida Photographer

Iā€™m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Destin, Florida and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether Iā€™m by the mountains in Virginia or the ocean on the Florida Gulf Coast, my soul feels at home, surrounded by rural living and the raw beauty of nature. I genuinely love what I do, and feel so passionate to share the enthusiasm and joy of these celebrations with you!

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Jamie + Family | Grayton Beach, Florida Photographer

I found myself on 30A twice in one week after photographing Jenny’s sweet family in Alys Beach. This time, I met with Jamie and her family in Grayton Beach! It was their last full day on vacation, so to end the trip, they wanted to document their time here on the Emerald Coast. So Jamie wanted to hire a Grayton Beach, Florida photographer and document her family!

We only had one obstacle… Beach storms are a hit or miss. In our case, we had to really watch the weather. Because it was their last day in Grayton Beach, we had to improvise. I trusted my gut and we met two hours prior early to avoid being rained out. We had to battle the bright sun, but I favored that over being completely rained out. šŸ™‚ Let’s face it… That’s not fun for anyone’s hair! haha! Fortunately for us, meeting early paid off because as we were wrapping up the session, dark clouds and thunder rolled in. If anything, the sunshine just added vibrancy to the fun color pallet with their outfits!!! šŸ™‚

Jamie + Family | Grayton Beach, Florida Photographer

I found it hilarious that before their trip, Jamie casually told the “kids” (and two beautiful young adults!) that they were going to take photos on the beach. So they casually threw some clothes in their bags not anticipating anything more than cell phone pics. But they didn’t know she hired a professional photographer to take their photos! Haha! Looking through these photos, I love how colorful, vibrant, and fun these are! It reminds me of Dylan and Theresa’s colorful wedding from last year (pinks/oranges/white)… right?!

Thank You!

Thank you, Jamie and to your family, for trusting our decision to make this session happen earlier in the day! šŸ™‚ It was worth it, and you all looked fabulous!!! I hope you all end up coming back to the Emerald Coast again in the near future. And I hope you enjoyed your time here in Grayton Beach!

Stephanie Messick Photography, LLC is a Destin, Navarre, 30A, Grayton Beach, Florida Portrait + Wedding Photographer, also serving Northern + Central Virginia. Learn more HERE or contact her HERE and ask about the Destin, Florida Portrait Photographer Special!



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