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Rebecca Knowles is a custom photographer
based in Panama City, FL. Specializing in fine portrait, wedding & event photography.
Serving Panama City, Panama City Beach, Destin & all surrounding areas. Also available for travel.

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Digital Clearance Sale { Panama City, FL Photographer }

As the year comes to a close I have lots & lots of files from the many sessions over the past year. While I try to archive files that are ordered for a year or so, there are lots of files that have been left unordered. So I am clearing it out for the new year.

Here is the deal:
If you had a session anytime from January-November 2008 and would like to have a disc of all proofed images from your session with a print release. You can purchase it a the VERY discounted price of $100 +tax (for FL residents) & shipping. This is good from now until Jan 16.
So if you only ordered a few photos from your session or maybe none at all, now is the time to get them all! Any sessions that have not been ordered will be purged from the proofing site on January 16.

If you wish to order the disc, you can email me at info@rebeccaknowles.com or give me a call 850-624-9421.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Fun in downtown {Panama City, FL}

I spent some time recently with the gorgeous Ms. Brittany in Downtown Panama City. Isn't she stunning?!?! We had a great time walking around looking for cool spots to use for backdrops. Mom was there too...thanks for being my reflector holder Linda :-D

Here is a little sneak peek of your session. I hope you love them & I'll have the rest ready for you shortly!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Holiday deadline extension

The last day to order Holiday cards & photo handbags has been pushed back until tomorrow, Tuesday December 9. Any photo gift ordered after tomorrow is NOT guaranteed to be back before Chrsitmas. If this is something you were planning on gifting please get those orders in to us by tomorrow!
For the last minute gift or the person on your list you don't know what to buy for... Try a Gift Certificate for custom photography from Rebecca Knowles Photography. Available in any amount starting at $25.00. Contact me for details, info@rebeccaknowles.com .

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Anna + William {Mobile, AL}

I enjoyed a trip this weekend to Mobile, Alabama for an engagement shoot with Anna & WIlliam in the downtown Mobile area. I will be photographing their wedding next June in Texas & I can't wait!
Anna had expressed to me she wanted something different than everyone else had in their engagement photos. She got a little more than she bargained for! LOL It began pouring rain on Saturday just as we left for downtown. Lukily I had gone umbrella shopping after seeing the forecast so we turned a rainy day into a great opportunity for unique photos.
We had a great time though & I think it was worth getting cold & wet for.
Here is a sneak peek for you guys. I know you are dying to see them! I'll have all of them ready for you soon.

Wedding of Christopher + Renee {Panama City Beach, FL}

This was one of the most beautiful & well organized wedding I have ever been to! They had every detail planned & executed perfectly. What a beautiful day it was. The wedding & reception took place at the Blue Horizon Christian Retreat in Panama City Beach, FL.

Renee reminded me of a princess. There is no other way to say it. From her gorgeous dress down to how graceful she is. She could have been Cinderella!
A few of her getting ready in the bridal suite. This room was a photographer's dream! Lots of windows and perfect light...

Then it was down to the beach with the guys for some fun shots...

Just before heading off to the reception we took a few moments to enjoy a gorgeous sunset...

Then it was off to a dinner of Prime Rib prepared by Chris' dad (who just happens to be a gourmet chef), dancing & singing the night away...

Thanks to Chris & Renee for letting me be a part of every part of your special day! I know you guys will truly be 'Happily Ever After'.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


First of all, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone enjoys a day full of family, food & football! My whole family will be together this year for the first time in 12 years. Not sure how much black Friday shopping I will be doing...although this "Santa" has yet to do any Christmas shopping. So I probably should!

*After Thanksgiving Sale* ~ I am offering 10% off of everything you order ala carte through this weekend. Prints, canvas gallery wraps, CD's, even photo handbags! Thats right, they have never been on sale before (and may never again) so if you want to order one for a gift or for yourself, now is the time! To receive the 10%, please place your order directly in an email to me (info@rebeccaknowles.com) and note *After Thanksgiving Sale* in the email to receive your discount! I must receive your order by Monday 11/1 at 8am to receive the sale price.

We will be traveling over to Mobile, AL for an engagement session this weekend. I won't be answering emails until Monday but if you should need to get in touch with me feel free to give me a call! (850-624-9421)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A & J Christmas portraits {Panama City, FL}

Back in July I did a portrait party on Panama City Beach with a group of 6 little girls. Miss 'A' was one of them. So I jumped at the chance of shooting her again and little brother 'J' too!
Our original plan was to shoot outdoors but it turned out to be a chilly day, so we decided to set up studio in their home.
Here is a sneak peek for Mom & Dad (& Grandma who made us feel so welcome :-)

I hope you love them!

The Harshbarger Family {Panama City Beach}

After having to re-schedule due to a hurricane back in September we were finally able to get together for a fun time & some great photos. Just in time for Christmas!

Thanks to the Harshbarger family for meeting me out on the beach on a chilly day! I think it was worth braving the wind! Hope you guys love them.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

March of Dimes

Like too many families in America, our family has been affected by prematurity. Our 2 youngest sons were both born prematurely and had to endure a time in the NICU. They faced many obstacles but have both come through happy & healthy. Unfortunately, there are other families that were not as lucky. Which is why it is so important to stop this epidemic!
For the past 8 years, our family has been honored to support this wonderful cause which is diligently working to stop other families from having to go through what ours has. Our youngest son, Sebastian (pictured above in his NICU isolette), was the ambassador for this great organization in 2007 in the Panama City, FL region.
Now I'm asking for your help & offering a little help to families who have faced prematurity.
From now until Christmas I am offering 25% off a custom photo session for any family who has been affected by prematurity. I will also be donating 25% of every session fee from all sessions between now & Christmas to the March of Dimes.
Please help me in the fight to save babies!
If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, please send me an email at info@rebeccaknowles.com or give me a call at 850-624-9421!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Its not too late...yet :-)

I am still booking sessions for Holiday portrait sessions. Remember my Holiday Collections begin at $150 & include your session fee as well as custom holiday greeting cards!
You can view all of the Holiday Offers on the main website www.rebeccaknowles.com, just click on Holiday (and scroll ;-)

Once again, the deadline for ordering custom items such as photo handbags & greeting cards is December 4!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

The 'E's have it!

In this family anyway! These little ones belong to my wonderful assistant. I have been photographing them since they were itty bitty & its amazing to look back through the old sessions & see how different they are now.
Downtown Panama City, Florida was the setting on Saturday morning. We found some great little urban areas! Here is a little sneak peek. I know your dying to see them Amanda! :-)
Little Ethan just turned 2 & he is quite the handsome little man!

Ella has just started Pre-K this year!

I'll have the rest ready for you soon! Love you guys :-)

Friday, November 07, 2008

Holiday deadlines

Just a heads up for those ordering Holiday greeting cards and photo handbags. Handbags & Holiday greeting cards must be ordered by December 4 to ensure delivery before Christmas.
So be sure to get those orders in asap!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Little 'T' from Tallahassee

This little Seminole came all the way from Tallahassee, FL just to see me. No, not really, he was here visiting family, but I was honored to get the chance to photograph them while He & his Mommy were here in Panama City!

For all my photo friends out there. This photo was taken with my 60mm Macro lens. One of the best purchases I have made for both wedding detail shots & newborn shoots. I love being able to get super close & catch every little eyelash or wrinkle in those tiny toes.

Here is the 100% crop on this photo. I'm sure the web doesn't do it justice but I still think its incredible everytime I look at one of these shots!

Thanks to Bonnie & baby 'T' for letting me capture this part of his first few weeks. Thanks to Tommy's Aunt Stephanie for letting me take over her living room for the shoot! ;-)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Baby Boom!

Its been a baby boom here lately. Lots of newborns & I can't get enough! So tiny & precious.
This is my nephew, Little 'B' as we like to call him. He was a perfect example of why newborn sessions are best held within the first 10 days. He was about 3 weeks old and was not very happy with us trying to get him into all those newborn positions! Although... you would never know when you see this smile :-)

The little blondie is my youngest son. He just loves his cousin!

The Bentley family

Destin, Florida was the setting for this fun session. The Bentley's are from Niceville, FL and I am based in Panama City so we met in the middle (well, close to the middle anyway ;-) at Henderson Beach State Park. The family & I both arrived a little early so I was able to get to know them a little better while we waited for the sun to go down just a bit.

It was great meeting you guys! I had a great time with you all, hope you did too. A big CONGRATS to Tyler on making District!