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Blush and Bashful-Panama City beach Wedding

I couldn’t resist. This gorgeous bride picked two pinks (although hers weren’t blush and bashful) and her name is Shelbi. If you don’t know the reference, then I can’t help you ;) but I can tell you this after the storm wedding turned out beautifully. Right on a Panama City Beach, these two got married under heavy clouds that made for a perfect backdrop, surrounded by loved ones, and ending the evening with sparkler send off under a big moon. Here’s a few of my favorites!

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the wedding shop backdrop in Panama city
blush wedding details
sparkler send off table
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wedding party photos
Panama City beach wedding photographer- davista photography
beautiful bride and groom portraits on the beach
wedding floral details on the beach
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posing couples on the beach
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wedding cake pink
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Panama City beach wedding- sparklers

All the decor and wedding planning is from The Wedding shop, the wonderful company I contract for! Their alter pieces are the top around the Emerald Coast, and couldn’t be more proud to be a part of their company and their full service weddings!

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Shanna Star

Panama City Beach Fitness Photoshoot

Be Fearlessly Authentic.

Where do I even begin talking about our fabulous PCB fitness and boudoir photoshoot? This woman is fierce. she knows exactly who she is, what she wants, and isn't afraid to go after it. She is about to launch some amazing things, and I'm so proud of her already! she runs a nutrition company and kicks butt. Her nutrition company uses local vendors and works closely with the clients to give their body exactly what it needs to start healing. I agree with her completely how much a good diet (not saying don't have that burger.. but a good balance) can heal more than we even know. 

She brought some fun outfits for our beach shoot, and every one was perfect! I also can't wait to tell you about Stacy Alderson (makeup and hair extraordinaire) couldn't have done it without her, she helped the entire shoot and went way above what I expected, and I think all three of our sarcastic comments made for such a fun night together. You should definitely follow both of the fabulous women I had the opportunity of working with, I'll leave their social media links below the last photo! can't wait till I can work with them again! 

here's a few faves ;) 

" May my heart be brave, my mind fierce, and my spirit free."

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drone photography phantom 4 pro beach

Ladies, a gentle reminder about boudoir and beach photos. yes this woman is absolutely stunning, there's no denying it. But I believe EVERY woman is beautiful, with her story, and who she is to her core. So if you're not sure if you should get the session, I encourage you to try it out. I'm there to make you feel great and show off the assets you love and hopefully with a lot of laughter, maybe some tears, and heart to heart- just heal some small parts and see you as the fabulous woman you are. 

 

Follow Lacy on Instagram at fitwoo

Follow Stacy on Instagram Stacyalderson and Facebook

Follow Fit Woo Nutrition: Facebook and Instagram

White Marble Top: Buff Bunny Collection

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Shanna Star

outdoor beauty photography

Living in Panama City Beach, Florida and being able to travel to Minnesota in the summer gives me the best of the beach and the country. Each place with its own beauty to be photographed and appreciated. The short trip in may  back to my hometown was no different. 

You know those people. ones you're drawn to, instantly feel at ease with, and their beautiful heart can be seen from afar? This is Courtney. To say this woman is beautiful is an understatement. this was our first meeting, and she completely shines inside out. Warmth and love, tons of laughter and unapologetically herself. I adored her immediately. Then she ended it with giving me homemade strawberry rhubarb jam, so let's just say the adoration was even more so! she rocked this red dress that was in perfect contrast with her farm land. we talked and giggled the entire time, and her husband even said he could hear us while he was hunting. 

I love photographing women, and always hope a little time opening up, hearing their story, and helping them see beauty in themselves will heal parts of their heart. But It heals me too being around their infectious laughs and genuine souls. Here's a few favorites from our session on a Minnesota farm. 

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gorgeous red dress and woman portraits
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gorgeous red dress women portraits poses
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rosemary beach portraits

 

For those of you who want photographs taken, but not sure about boudoir, let's set up a session with a fabulous dress, jeans, or your favorite oversized sweater and tell a little about your story, because it matters.

you can follow Courtney on Instagram right here

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Shanna Star 

Destin Beach Family photos- The Chewies

I have known this beautiful growing family since before their oldest was 1! Now I've had the opportunity to basically follow them around the country and photograph family and maternity photos for them ever since. And what a huge blessing it is. 

I love seeing the dynamic and love in families, even closer to my heart when I know them and Kim is a dear friend of mine. I can't say I don't enjoy the family photo on the beach of everyone looking at the camera, but my favorites are definitely the playing in between and the boys running around as their parents kiss and most of all, the real laughs from each one of them. 

Here's a few favorites from our Destin beach family photoshoot. 

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rosemary beach fun family photoshoot on the beach
fun beach family portraits
Panama City beach family portraits
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destin Florida family photography
beautiful maternity photos on the beach
family photos on the beach
silhouette on the beach

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Shanna Star

 

white sands beach boudoir- empowering women

Each time i photograph a woman, i learn something deeper about myself, who i was, and who i want to be. Boudoir photography is much more than just giving sexy prints to your significant other. (although what a great way to surprise him too!) It can empower the way you think about yourself. it might be a fleeting moment with some evidence of your session, but it’s about connecting and many times talking through hurts, obstacles, and how you overcame something in your life. I know for myself, i look back and think about how i felt in that moment and it continues to give me a boost of self-confidence, where in my mind i knew i was brilliant, strong, and beautiful. And i can hold onto that session forever. 

2017 i had two sessions of myself and did i mention ladies i definitely wasn’t at my “ideal” weight whatever that means. i was me. i was going though hardship and more than anything my mental health was more important than getting to the gym as consistently. i did it because i knew i would look back and appreciate where i was then, where i am now, and some things i overcame along the way. 

I remember this session with Ms. M perfectly. we drove together out to the dunes to do beach boudoir and before that day, we had met once. but instantly we started talking about our self-image, relationships, hardships, and encouraging one another. I love those conversations. Ones where you jump into the good stuff and share and get off your chest the things you heart and mind wander about. Things that soon lead to deep breaths and letting go of a few things you knew you were carrying around. 

These are just a few of my favorite images from her session. She’s a fabulous, strong, beautiful woman and i’m so thankful to have spent time with her. Though i think she should come visit here in Panama City Beach :) 

 

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fabulous poses for lingerie sessions
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outdoor boudoir photograph poses
30a boudoir photography
Panama City beach outdoor boudoir photographer davista photography

 

Makeup by Audrey Hernandez of Serenity Day Spa in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

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