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One of my favorite quotes still is John C Maxwell’s “You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” For myself, it’s really held true. Big goals are just small baby steps we work towards every day. Having self love isn’t just doing more, but adjusting your thinking, because what you do comes from what you think.

I hear people’s dreams and hear the word someday and it gets my stomach in knots. Someday will never come, but you can work towards those seemingly impossible dreams every day and soon you’ll be adding more goals and dreams to your life. Being around women who are working towards those goals, this gorgeous woman below included, has helped me keep pushing towards mine. I look back only to see how far i’ve come. I’m doing the things i’ve set out to do and still have many more things I want for this short, beautiful, confusing, crazy life. But if I wasn’t willing to be uncomfortable or change my daily habits, I wouldn't have the things i’ve gained today. Most of my posts are usually a little kinder, but today we need a push. stop saying someday, change something you do every single day to work towards them and you’ll see the change in yourself and in meeting your goals.

Now for this strong, beautiful, funny, goofy, fabulous woman and some favorites from our session. Follow Cali on instagram

Makeup from Mariah of Beauty Bees.— another fabulous hard working woman I love working with!

Panama City beach palm tree photoshoot
strong women photoshoot on the beach
gorgeous palm tree portraits Florida
glamour outdoor Florida photoshoot
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strong woman Panama City boudoir and glamour womens portraits
women's portraits on the beach
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beautiful sunset beach photoshoot

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The book i’m suggesting for YOU today! click below to purchase now!

sunset beach wedding

Panama City Beach Elopement Wedding- With The Wedding Shop

“Love is meant to be an adventure.” As I did work for a Las Vegas Chapel for a few years, meeting couples who are eloping to Panama City Beach makes me so excited! It’s such a beautiful intimate celebration of the bride and groom choosing one another in commitment, and having that with just the two of them (or even a few family and friends) is so beautiful. I love seeing how happy they are to tell family when they get back and how they’ll announce it. This couple is so sweet and I’m so glad to be a part of their special day on the beach at sunset. Congratulations again! here’s a couple favorites from the perfect sunny evening at St. Andrew’s Park.

Thank you to the Wedding Shop!

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Leaving you with a book from the fabulous Cara Alwill Leyba that I adore. Sparkle. Click below to purchase yours now!

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Handling challenges with grace and self portraits

Panama City Beach women’s portraits-

I wouldn’t say I have handling challenges with grace down completely, usually a few (more like 50) calls to my mom and figuring it out before I can really face any challenge head on. But I will say this, when bad days hit I used to try to superman through them, to try to act as if they didn't exist but now I know they’re needed. So I read my book, journal, watch TV, probably cry, and know this too shall pass as long as i’m willing to go through the difficult times the right way.. and that’s straight through them; allowing you to feel down to be mad, sad, upset, and then healing and moving that process along. And no, it’s not as easy as that. for myself I learned to allow myself a couple days depending on the challenge to have a little pity party and then give myself a deadline when i’ll stop and start kicking butt again. But once you get through the other side, you can see how you handled it, and what your character says about you when it happens. And that’s the best part of challenges, when you’re proud of what you said, what you did, and how you forgave or moved on.

I’m saying all this to explain a few reasons for these portraits you may have heard on my instagram earlier this week. Yes I needed portraits for content, not being hypocritical when I tell women to get photographed often, and really to update all my platforms but the day it hit me was when I needed a little self love, I decided that day I needed photographs of myself. It’s exactly what I hope for other women, that it’s something that will help empower (and there are so many things we can do to empower ourselves, this is just one.) and look at the photographs and remember you ARE the strong, capable, sexy, smart woman you tell yourself you are. And what’s more, I think it’s important as we scroll through thousands of photos of women looking their best, we see photographs of ourself looking our best too. And yes i’m sitting in my pajamas in my bed as I write this, not at my best now but I can appreciate that day and feeling strong and it carries on even when the day has passed.

Im right there with you. I get hurt, upset, go through challenges and watch sappy movies, i’ve been diagnosed with depression and anxiety and learned the best ways to deal with it or keep it at bay. Through working on myself and loving myself i’ve found what gives me strength and keeps me going daily for the things I want most for my life i’m designing. It’s why I push so hard for you all to read, journal, workout and be vulnerable too, it just heals.

so here’s to the women and men in my life, thank you. and now a few of my favorites of me on the beach, posing alone with a camera on a tripod looking silly as always and never caring. scroll to the bottom for a short video and behind the scenes!

Shanna Magnuson- davista photography- fashion nova
Panama City Beach women's portraits
fashion nova jumpsuit beach portraits
self portraits I Panama City beach jumpsuit
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self portraits- Shanna Magnuson
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yellow dress on the beach- poses
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in no specific order i’m leaving you with some books i’ve loved this year. click below to order yours now!

Waffle Queen Wookies- and the inspiring entrepreneur!

You know those women you just click with? Well, I mean I might have stalked her online first and tried out her amazing products. but Im pretty much just obsessed with Sarah and so proud of her! I believe so much in her business, her reason, and her. I’m so thankful for her in my life and our coffee dates and meetings that refresh my soul and my business motivation. I could go on and on about her, but the bottom line is, she’s one of those encouraging, believing in other women and rooting for everyone- entrepreneurs and MAN do we all need more women like her in life.

We had one (of the many to come!) photoshoots showing off her Wookies Waffle Cookies (click that word to go to her website to order some.. you won’t be sorry!) and the Waffle Queen herself. If you follow Davista Photography on Instagram, you’ve seen this gorgeous woman, otherwise meet Sarah! one of my favorite people, love her!

Follow Sarah’s Wookie page on Instagram, and her personal page

Makeup by Mary Morgan

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Panama City beach photoshoot

only fitting to share a book from the lovely Cara Alwill Leyba for this post! It’s all about female entrepreneurs. Click below to get Girl Code and use my amazon affiliates code!

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intimate Beach Wedding- Tidewater Beach Resort Panama City Beach

What happens when it’s busy season in Panama City Beach for a small wedding? You can hear people from the balcony of the Tidewater Beach Resort clapping as the bride walks down the aisle and more so when they kiss after the “I Dos” and all I could do behind my lens is tear up. No matter how many weddings I photograph, there are just certain moments that get me. That was one of them, luckily I can hide behind my camera but it was beautiful. Close friends and family for the ceremony on the beach and then a party after but not before I steal the bride and groom away for a few minutes together as they stroll down the beach for portraits and kiss as the sun sets. Have I mentioned how much I love it here? Here’s a few from this lovely wedding filled with absolutely lovely people.

Thanks to the Wedding Shop for the beautiful decor, coordinating, set up, arch and more. click the link to view their website. They’re an amazing team and i’m so glad to be a part of it!

dried flowers wedding bouquet and drift wood
dried wedding bouquet
bridal portrait on the balcony
tidewater beach resort Panama City beach
tidewater beach resort wedding
tidewater beach resort wedding
tidewater beach resort Panama City beach
grooms first look on the beach
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the wedding shop
bride and daughter
wedding shop arch
groom and daughter on wedding day
Panama City beach wedding
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lulus wedding dress on the beach
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destin Florida beach wedding photographer
Panama City- beach wedding

And as always, leaving a book I recommend! click below to purchase this great little book!

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Shanna Star