Saying I Do to a Wedding Video| Kelly & Brian

We know weddings are expensive so understand the struggle is real when couples are trying to decide whether or not to save or splurge on a wedding video. Every detail in a wedding quickly turns into dollar signs and it’s easy to lose sight of the things that matter most. For that reason, we want to help our awesome #pure7couples decide whether or not a wedding video is right for them by sharing some of the reasons we’re saying I Do to a wedding video. 

Say I Do to going back in time.  The ceremony is often a blur for the bride and groom and without a video, they don’t get to see everything that happens. Anything they did experience was probably quickly forgotten as they pushed through the overwhelming emotions and celebration.  It’s also priceless to have a way to go back in time, listen to the vows and see the expressions on your faces and on the faces of those who love you and came to celebrate with you.

Say I Do to see what you missed.   Photos won’t have the music that was playing or the laughter during a toast, the well thought out words in a vow, or the sizzle of the sparklers everyone is holding in celebration as you make your official exit. So many missed moments can be found in a video. Kelly and Brian’s Rosemary Beach wedding video below is the perfect example of this. Much of the sound comes from moments they likely forgot or never heard in the first place. Now they have those memories forever.

Say I Do for the people who couldn’t make it. Without fail, there will be somebody important to you that couldn’t make it, including future family members who may not even be born yet. A video gives you the opportunity to share your wedding with them anytime, anywhere.

Say I Do to living without regret. We can happily say we’ve never had a client or a couple regret choosing to have a wedding video made. Even those who were on the fence about it at first came around wholeheartedly as they watched the highlights of their wedding day in motion picture. We would hate for anyone to look back on their wedding day wishing with regret.

If you’re still unsure, watching Kelly and Ryan’s wedding video below (as well as any other of our wedding videos) may help you decide. Coordination by Angela Stone, of Todd Events.

Coalesce Session on Alys Beach |The Lam Family

Last summer Ryan and Alan went out to shoot a Coalesce Session with the Lam family during their vacation in Alys Beach.  This lively family of four was the sweetest treat to work with while our boys shot photos and video footage to create treasured heirlooms the Lam’s could cherish. If you’re not familiar with our Coalesce Session, that’s okay. It’s one of our favorite sessions, so we’re happy to talk about it pretty much anytime.

The biggest difference between our Coalesce Session and Portrait Session is the addition of our videographer.  With the Coalesce Session, the Lam’s received their pure7 family photos to “ooo and ahh” over for years to come. But they also received personal video footage edited into a 5-7 minute Cinematic Family Film.

Let us explain just how that works. In the Lam’s case, Ryan worked with them to get a family photo collection with both posed and candid shots. Throughout the session the family’s personalities came out which helps guide and inspire the photography session. Alongside Ryan,  Alan shot video getting all of the motion and sound of the day, which compliments the still photographs. He even interviewed the family members. Through those interviews you get an idea of everyone’s individuality and why they make such a great family. Since no two families are alike, no two family videos are alike either.

Please click play on the below video to enjoy their Family Film. When you’re finished, scroll down to view their Alys Beach family portraits.

Hopefully, you’ll see how well our family portrait photography and video compliment one another (and understand why we love shooting Coalesce Sessions so much).

Thanks again to the Lam family for a great time. Please don’t forget to pack us when you go to Paris!

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Please contact us to learn more about the coalesce session and other services we provide.


South Walton Fashion Week Video | 2013 Commercial Video

South Walton Fashion Week Video 2013

Rainy days like today are always forcing us to find out what types of activities Destin and 30A have to offer indoors. I don’t remember how I ended up on the South Walton Fashion Week (SWFW) website on my quest to indoor activities but nonetheless one click leads to another and another. Then all of a sudden you’re a million pages deep and so far from where you started. Please don’t tell me I’m the only one this happens to!

Anyway, looking at this year’s SWFW reminded me of the South Walton Fashion Week Video Alan shot and edited back in 2013.  The best part about this video? You don’t have to love fashion – or even like it – to enjoy the video he made.

Sure, you’ll see everything one would expect to be at fashion week. Models getting their hair and make up done, people sitting in chairs around a catwalk and even people enjoying well crafted cocktails. More than that, you see how artistic and creative Alan is when filming and editing.

As you watch, there are so many instances you might think, how did he get that on camera? At first one might say it’s just luck. In reality, Alan has a vision of the final commercial event video in mind from the beginning to make sure he captures all the right moments. Observing the tone and energy of the event he has to plan to catch someone’s wrist with a VIP band on it or match the timing perfectly to get someone holding their phone up recording a clip of the fashion shows. Those details don’t accidentally make it into the footage, they are put there intentionally.

We’ve named two of the details Alan shot and then carefully edited into the South Walton Fashion Week Video. Can you find any others? Tell us in a comment below!

To see more of our commercial video work along with our wedding videos and real estate video click here.

For information about our pricing and availability contact us. Summer is filling up fast!

Aerial Real Estate Video | Destin, Florida

As a society we often want what we don’t have and when we get it, we want something else. When it’s cold and dark outside we long for warm sunny days. Then, as the sun beats down on us with heavy humidity, those perfect fall days can’t come soon enough. Now that it’s almost April, winter is officially on its way out and we couldn’t be more excited for Spring.  Perhaps we’re actually excited for what we do have around this time, because along the Emerald Coast we have a fifth season – Spring Break.

Currently we’re about half way through spring break season as all of the schools from elementary to university are taking their week away. In Destin, Miramar Beach, and all down 30A this means things are starting to liven up. Families, friends and couples are making their way to the area to enjoy the sugar white sandy beaches.  It also means condos, beach houses and hotels are starting to fill up. Some people experiencing Destin for the first time, while others are here reliving a lifetime tradition.

In honor of Spring Break, which kicks off the busy season for our Beach Weddings, Family Beach Portraits, and Engagement Sessions, we’ve decided to share one of our videographer’s aerial and interior real estate videos showcasing the beautiful beach house at 3598 Waverly Circle (situated on the idyllic Holiday Isle here in Destin, FL). This film was used by the realtor and home owner as a tool to showcase (and sell) this beautiful property.

As you’ll see in Alan’s beautifully shot aerial video and interior real estate film, Waverly Place is the perfect blend of beach and home. Situated on a small lake but still only minutes from the beaches and emerald green waters of Gulf of Mexico, you get the best of both worlds.

To see more of our videography, go to our VIDEO page.

For inquiries on our availability to shoot your aerial real estate video or to learn more about all of our video and photography services, click here.

Michael + Jordan | Rosemary Beach Wedding Video

If you’ve ever been in a wedding then you know it takes a lot of work to make the “big day” a perfect day. It’s common to hire a wedding planner (and this couple had the ever-so-talented Savoir Faire Weddings), but the bride and groom still have to pick the date and find a venue fitting for their vision. Of course, after all that gets decided the real planning begins!

The wedding party has to be finalized and colors picked.  Then there’s the guest list, wedding photographer, flowers, food, dancing, drinks, decorations and most importantly the wedding videographer! Wait. that’s not right … the dress! The dress is most important. (I guess with Michael and Jordan’s wedding video on the brain, we got a little excited.)

By now you probably get the idea … there’s a lot of details that go into the ceremony and celebrating of a couple when they decide to get married.  Michael and Jordan’s Rosemary Beach wedding was no exception. How do I know? I’ve seen their wedding video!

Our wedding videographer, Alan, recreated their perfect day down to every last detail. His unparalleled ability to shoot and edit left them with a lasting keepsake. The wedding video preserves details that might otherwise be lost over the years as their love story is passed on for generations. He also enjoyed working along Dede & Ginny of Dede Edwards Photography, who were there to photograph this beautiful wedding ceremony & reception. For a full list of the wonderful wedding vendors that came together to give this couple the destination wedding of their dreams, please contact their planner, Stephanie Tate.

Watch Michael and Jordan’s Wedding Video and see how seamlessly the details of their perfect day are celebrated and forever kept safe.

To see more of our award winning videographer’s work check out our videos page.

Say hello to inquire about our services, pricing packages and availability.

Courtney & Brandon | WEDDING VIDEO

Every time Alan is hired to create wedding videos we get excited.  Something about preserving the day in motion really compliments the beach wedding photos traditionally taken at destination weddings. In wedding videography not only do you get to see the day unfold as everybody does their part to make it perfect, you get to live it. The wedding video Alan made for Courtney and Brandon’s Carillon Beach wedding in Panama City is a perfect example!  Their wedding had so many beautiful elements to it and he captured all of them. You get to watch as Brandon’s face lights up when he sees Courtney for the first time in her dress.  You catch every subtle expression of love the couple shares be it the quick squeeze of holding hands or a stolen kiss between poses.

From everybody getting ready or using vintage family wedding photography as decorations, to the beautiful beach ceremony followed by dancing and celebration –  as you watch you just feel like you were there.  The love Courtney and Brandon have surrounding them by family and friends is so apparent and Alan was able to preserve it all.

Click the play button to experience Courtney and Brandon’s wedding video for yourself.

To see more of our wedding videos, click here.
To learn more about how to book us to shoot your wedding video, contact us!

lyndsay+jj | rosemary beach wedding

We love hearing the interesting (and often entertaining) stories of how our “Pure7 couples” met. We first met Lyndsay & JJ back in May, when they visited our Destin studio during a visit to 30A while planning their Rosemary Beach wedding. Lyndsay shared with us that she & JJ met through her dad, who JJ worked for at the time . . . and Lyndsay’s dad set them up! We love that – great job, dad!  Although Ryan, Lindsey & Alan aren’t always afforded the opportunity to meet their couples “in the flesh” before the wedding day, it is always a plus. Six short months after having them in our photo studio, their November wedding day finally arrived, and the weather at Rosemary Beach that day was gorgeous! Ryan & Lindsey were there to photograph all of the fun, spontaneous moments that occurred throughout the day of their wedding, with Alan in tow to capture it by video. We loved the beautiful, soft shades Lyndsay chose as the color palette for her bridesmaids gowns from Bella Bridesmaids, florals, and decor which lent themselves beautifully to her wedding photographs. Lyndsay’s gown from Mia Bridal Couture was simply beautiful and looked stunning on her! When we received this amazing review from Lyndsay after seeing their wedding pictures, we were blown away:
“It’s hard to express in words at how happy we were that we chose pure 7 studios to be our photographers! From the very beginning of having an intimate meeting with them in their studio and the thoughtful personal gift they gave us to their fun, professional personalities on our big day they were amazing! Pure 7 sets a whole new bar to professional photography. I have been in a number of weddings and have also taken professional photographs and this team was the best that I have ever worked with! If amazing, artful photography is a priority to you at your wedding you won’t be disappointed with Pure 7.”
Thank you, Lyndsay, for taking the time to write such kind words!
Without further adieu, please enjoy some ‘sneak peeks’ of their beautiful Rosemary Beach Town Hall wedding and reception photos, complete with a confetti send-off.  We’ve also included their ‘Wedding Highlights Film‘ by Alan.  Enjoy!  ~ Erica

Coordination by The Eventful Planner.

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Click play below to view one of their wedding videos, and make sure HD is selected for optimal viewing!

Not ready to leave us yet? To view another recent Rosemary Beach wedding, click here!

emily+russ wedding alys beach 10.18.14

Emily first called and spoke to Lindsey in early June, while planning her upcoming Alys Beach wedding to her (amazing) fiance, Russ. I distinctly remember returning to the studio that day, and Lindsey telling me all about Emily and how much she enjoyed talking to her. They had yoga in common, as Russ and Emily went to yoga class on their first date (Lindsey went to India last January to obtain her Teacher Training Certification in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga), and Lindsey was also excited to share the story of Russ’s surprise proposal to Emily in Atlanta. If my memory serves me correctly, they were at a restaurant surrounded by the closest of family & friends in celebration of his baptism and he secretly hired a film-maker to capture him giving Emily a gift to unwrap, which contained the ring. He got down on one knee and proposed, to the shock (and delight!) of Emily and their families. Many tears were shed by all, with a resounding “Yes!” by Emily. The film was so heart-warming, and Lindsey and I both cried when we watched it – and it made us even that more excited to meet this lovely couple. The love between them is palpable. Lindsey had the opportunity to photograph their engagement portraits in Rosemary Beach this past August. As destination wedding photographers, meeting our couples in person before the big day (while not a necessity) is always a bonus. Click here to view some images from Emily & Russ’s engagement session. These photo sessions are always fun, and lend themselves to connecting with our couples on a more personal level before their weddings. A win-win! After much anticipation, their October wedding date finally arrived and Ryan & Lindsey were onsite to photograph it, with Alan also in tow, filming it for their awesome wedding videos. This couple chose the every so lovely (and talented!) Heather Archdeacon-Williams of Defining Moments Weddings & Events as their wedding planner, and it was great to work with her again. We’ve shared some of the wedding photos with you below, photographed with a combination of digital and film cameras. At the bottom of the post, please enjoy their wedding highlights film. Thank you, Emily & Russ, for choosing the entire Pure7 team to document your wedding with photo + video. We can’t wait to see what God has in store for the two of you!   ~Erica pure7studios_destinphotographer_2354 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2359 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2370 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2341 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2351 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2366 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2368 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2365 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2343 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2344 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2352 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2346 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2347 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2357 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2358 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2350 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2348 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2360 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2361 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2362 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2363 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2356 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2349 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2367 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2372 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2369 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2353 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2364 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2371 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2373 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2342 pure7studios_destinphotographer_2345

Click play below to view one of their wedding videos, and make sure HD is selected for optimal viewing!

jennifer+jimmy | rosemary beach, fl wedding photographers

Jennifer & Jimmy’s Rosemary Beach, FL wedding was a sheer pleasure for our entire team (Ryan, Lindsey, & Alan) to photograph and film. From our initial contact with them in March of last year, to their engagement session in Draper Lake in April, we just loved interacting with, photographing and filming them. Their planner, Jennifer Fisher of It’s A Shore Thing Wedding & Event Planning, did such a wonderful job of dotting every ‘i’ and crossing every ‘t’ and provided a seamless execution of yet another beautiful Rosemary Beach wedding. The team of vendors Jennifer helped them select (please contact It’s A Shore Thing for information on their vendor team) was excellent, and we had a blast collaborating with each and every one of them. They even had a Caricature Artist providing caricatures of the bridal party and guests – so cool!

This wedding came on the heels of Ryan’s indescribable week-long experience at Johnathan Canlas‘s Film Is Not Dead Workshop.  He was truly re-inspired for his love of all things film (and Johnathan’s mentality when it comes to shooting this way), so all of the images we’ve chosen to feature below were from Ryan’s Contax 645 film camera (using Fujicolor Pro 400H).  This is only one of the several film cameras Ryan’s enjoyed photographing our weddings on the past several years, and the film for this particular destination wedding was processed by the amazing FIND Lab in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Alan had the pleasure of providing the wedding videos for Jennifer & Jimmy, and you’ll find their ‘Cinematic Wedding Highlights Film’ (something included in all of of our wedding videography collections) at the bottom of this post.

Without further adieu, we hope you enjoy this sneak peek of their big day!  ~Erica

















Click the play button below to view one of their wedding videos, and make sure HD is selected for optimal viewing!

If you’d like to view another Rosemary Beach Wedding we photographed (also coordinated by It’s A Shore Thing), click here)!

Heather + Kenneth | Florida Destination Weddings

We might not have made the best first impression on Heather and Kenneth when our studio remodel was underway, forcing us out into the world of public meeting space, aka Panera. We have the coziest studio and love any opportunity to show it off, but this place was in mega shambles this spring and there was no way we could have made it decent enough to impress a potential Pure7 couple.  This NorCal couple was so extremely cool, when we sat down with them we instantly clicked over music, travel and mutual friends. We spent the morning with them over coffee and were elated when they confirmed that they were going to book our trio of greatness, including Ryan & Lindsey for photography and Alan for his video talents.

September arrived and the time came for this San Franciscan couple to make the cross-country trip for one of the the most awesome Florida destination weddings ever. The nostalgic cottage of Anna’s Veranda, in Inlet Beach, FL made the perfect location for them to gather with their family and friends for a celebration of their two lives merging. Kenneth, although being nothing short of a man’s man, was choking back tears on more than one occasion. There’s something so visceral about love between two people when you see a man brought to tears of joy. Their reaction to receiving their photos & highlights video had us in tears as well:

Heather:  “My productivity went out the window this afternoon! AMAZING!!!  I’m in LOVE with these photos.  I can’t stop laughing at the dancing photos, what a fun night.  I cannot thank you all enough for the gorgeous effort you put into these photos.  You captured the day perfectly.  I’m sad the wedding day is over but so thankful for all these beautiful memories.  I feel so blessed to have been able to work with such an amazing team!  Thank you so much.”

Kenneth:  “Heather and I are continually amazed by the level of professionalism and excellence that everyone on your team has show us, the love and appreciation for your art form really shines through your work. From our first meeting at Panera Bread we knew that we were going to love working with each of you. You have not only exceeded both of our expectations, but our families were also so pleased that each of our precious moments were captured on film. We have looked at our pictures countless times, and we can’t stop replaying the highlight video, everything is amazing. When I look at the pictures they automatically bring me back to those moments. You all did such a great job of capturing the love and affection that Heather and I feel for each other. That day was the best day of my life, from beginning to end it was awesome and I am so thankful that you guys were there to capture it for us. Heather and I had an immediate connection with your team,  you put us at ease and ensured us that we had made the right decision. We felt that you understood us, our likes and dislikes, the look we were going for at our wedding, and were able to translate that into the timeless photos and video that we will enjoy for the rest of our life. We look forward to seeing you all again in the future, hopefully you will be able to help us capture more amazing moments in our families future.”

We treasured the opportunity to share this day with you, Heather & Kenneth, and are thankful you chose us.

If you are reading this and feel a connection with our work, please contact us by clicking here. We’d love to speak with you!

Coordination: Shelby Peaden Events
Photo & Video: Pure 7 Studios

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