May 11, 2021

Julie + Family | Destin, Florida Beach Photographer

I’m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Destin, Florida and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’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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Julie + Family | Destin, Florida Beach Photographer

WOW. That is enough to say about this session… By far, one of my favorite sessions on the beach!!! Not only because we had one GORGEOUS sunset, but because this family had high energy! 🙂 Julie and her darling family came to Destin, Florida, and wanted to hire a beach photographer during their vacation. After all, Utah doesn’t have scenery quite like this. 😉 I was excited to share with them that we are moving in that direction this coming summer! But after photographing this session, I realized that I’m going to miss photographing sessions on the beach. If only every sunset was as beautiful as this one, though… 😉

Julie + Family | Destin, Florida Beach Photographer

To my surprise, Julie and Jesse’s children easily gathered for photos with smiles on their faces! I was pleasantly surprised by how EASY it was to photograph SEVEN children at the beach! Sometimes photographing one can be challenging, especially when it’s about bedtime. 🙂 But as you can see below, they all did great! They weren’t afraid to be playful and do their own thing either while I was taking photos. As you can imagine, they made my job easy documenting the natural occurrences throughout the session. Enjoy checking out some of my very favorite pictures from our time together!!!

Thank You!!!

Thank you, Julie and family, for your enthusiasm during this session!!! My goodness, you have one beautiful and fun family! I hope to connect again in the future. <3 Otherwise, thank you for giving me the opportunity to document these special family portraits for you all!

Stephanie Messick Photography, LLC is a Navarre, 30A, Destin, Okaloosa Island, and Florida Panhandle Beach Engagement + Family Beach 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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