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Rebecca Knowles is a custom photographer
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Serving Panama City, Panama City Beach, Destin & all surrounding areas. Also available for travel.

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Friday, July 31, 2009

My Monkeys! {Panama City Florida Studio Photographer}

I don't share much of my own family on the blog.. mostly because I am always photographing other people's families & children :-)

So I am sharing a little of the fun side of our family. I thought these might put a smile on your face.

A little backstory...

When I was little (ok, maybe not THAT little) I discovered that I could look exactly like a monkey...just puff my cheeks, make my eyes big and pull my ears out. Of course my boys get a kick out of it & can do it on que! This also works to get a laugh out of clients little ones from time to time, so don't be terribly surprised to see me doing it at a session. I'll do my best to hide it behind the camera ;-)

When we decided to do a monkey theme in my boys bathroom, it seemed fitting that the 'monkey face' was included. So I brought them into the studio the other night and we gave it a go. I love how these came out. They make me smile, and isn't that the point of photography?!?

So here they are, my little monkeys...

Gabriel, who is 7...

Xavier, who is 5.5...

and the 'baby monkey, Sebastian, who is 3...

In case you hadn't thought about it. Our gallery wrapped canvas portraits work beautifully in a bathroom. They are not harmed by the moisture that is usually present in a bathroom!

Thanks for letting me share a little of our family!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Ponder family {Panama City Beach portrait photographer}

Perfect light filtering clouds and a gorgeous beach as a backdrop. What else could a photographer ask for? A great family to photograph of course! That's exactly what I got the other night with the Ponder family.

Here is a little sneak peek for you all. Thanks for spending an evening on Panama City Beach with me!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Pointer Family {Panama City Pet Photographer}

This was lots of fun! I have had the pleasure of working with the Pointers a few other times and its always a great time.

We had the WHOLE family this time, that would be including the Pointer's 3 dogs.

Ms. Fiona, the 60+ lb bulldog, was less than pleased at being a model, and she wasn't afraid to show us! lol

Nitzie on the other hand didn't mind playing dress up. She was an angel... and we even got a few in a tiara. Her 'mom' says she has the personality of Eeyore, can you see that in her eyes? :-)

and then there was Ms. Mollie, this little pup was a birthday gift for the youngest of the Pointers so we had to get some of them together too!

And the whole family!

Thanks for coming to see me at the studio! See you in a few weeks.

Family Group Fun! {Panama City Beach family photographer}

This was my largest group portrait on the beach to date, aside from weddings. 38 people! WooHoo! It was fun! lol

I love to see families who enjoy each others company enough to vacation together! Its not such a common thing anymore.
You guys were a great group! Thanks for letting me be a part of your vacation and spending a few evenings with me.

Mr. Thomas & Family {Destin Santa Rosa Beach Photographer}

Mr. Thomas commissioned me for a last minute session on Santa Rosa Beach with his family.

Hope you enjoy the sneak peek, I will have the proofs ready for you soon!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The McKinney family {Destin Santa Rosa Beach Photographer}

More beautiful color on the beach! I love the way they were well coordinated but were each unique in their clothing choices.

Hope you enjoy your sneak peek! :-)

Aren't the McKinney girls just gorgeous!?!

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Pavloske family {Santa Rosa Beach Destin Photographer}

I have to say I LOVE the coral & brown combo! It looks great on the beach and such a departure from the white & khaki.

Here is a sneak peek for you all!

The Garrett's {Santa Rosa Beach Destin Photographer}

I posted a little teaser the other day of the littlest member of the Garrett family in the post below. Its easy to see where she gets her good looks!
Here is a full sneak peek for you guys (and MeMe back in Texas ;-)

These little fellas were full of energy!

and you know I couldn't resist posting another of Ms. Cashlen ;-)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A little teaser! {Santa Rosa Beach photographer}

I spent the last few evenings in the Seaside area, photographing a large family from Texas... there is 37 of them ;-) They were referred to me by my friend & fellow photographer, Mindy Harmon. Thanks Mindy!

I'll be posting a real sneak peek for all of the families soon but I HAD to share this shot. As a mom of all boys, I LOVE the chance to shoot girlie-girl stuff!

Ms. Cashlen is just at the sitting age and boy was she a doll! The pastel rainbow petti skirt was so perfect on the beach too!

Couldn't you just squeeze her???

Harvey & Sharon {Panama City Beach Wedding Photographer}

We had beautiful weather this Saturday as Harvey & Sharon pledged their love to one another. It was easy to see how much they love each other! Family & Friends joined them at Hidden Dunes resort on Thomas Drive in Panama City Beach, FL for the sunset ceremony...

I love this shot of Sharon's sons looking on.

The unity sand ceremony is really gaining popularity & it looks so nice when its displayed in your home!

Vendors & Info:
Ceremony site: Hidden Dunes/ Dunes of Panama - Panama City Beach, FL
Ceremony coordination & decoration: The Celebration Place - Panama City, FL
Reception site: Gulf Beach Garden Club - Panama City Beach, FL

The Masters Family {Panama City Beach Family Photographer}

I met with the Masters family this past weekend for a fun portrait session on Panama City Beach. When Mrs. Masters told me that they wanted anything but traditional, I knew it was going to be fun!

Here is a sneak peek for you guys. I hope you enjoyed the session as much as I did!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Mullinax Family {Panama City Beach portrait photographer}

I had the pleasure of meeting this wonderful family vacationing from Tennessee last week. The rain held off for us but we did have to fight with the wind just a little :-)

Here is a sneak peek for you guys! Have a safe trip back home!

Monday, July 13, 2009


Thanks to everyone who came to the Grand Opening on Friday! Lots of food & fun for everyone.
We also had a giveaway for some great prizes. I just had my youngest 2 sons pull some names from the box.

Our winners are:

Britton Turner- Britton won a 16x20 stand-out mounted portrait

Jessica Leonard- Jessica also won a 16x20 stand-out mounted portrait

The Pointer Family- The Pointers have won an 11x14 stand wrapped canvas portrait

Congrats to all the winners & thanks again to everyone who joined us!!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Durham 50th Wedding Anniversary Vow Renewal {Panama City Beach wedding photographer}

I love shooting vow renewals, I have had several lately and it is always inspiring to hear after 40 or 50 years what helps to keep a marriage alive.
Fifty years ago, Jim & Mary Lou decided to sneak away from a 4th of July picnic, cross from Texas into Oklahoma & get married! After 50 years, Jim decided to surprise Mary Lou with the wedding she never had.
The beautiful ceremony took place on Panama City Beach & they were surrounded by family & friends.

Their cake was decorated with gorgeous edible seashells!