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!

Keep Shining

Shanna Star

Destin Florida Engagement photos on the beach

Every time I lift up my camera, I get to see into peoples’ hearts. I get to witness love that is being demonstrated. Whether it’s for a significant other, a child, parent, or self. The small glances at a loved one, a sparkle when they feel confident, hard laughs that bring tears, passionate kisses. It may be one of the best reasons to photograph people. The real emotion. I came across this quote, “love talked about is easily ignored, but love demonstrated is irresistible.” Maybe that’s why I feel so connected to the people I get to photograph. I get to see demonstrated love. I hope you can see the emotions and feel it too. This couple had more than a few of those perfect moments shared. Countless glances, hard laughs, and kisses. I’m so glad I can continually see love through other people and as much as I want to encourage you all, I am being encouraged with every photograph I take.

Here’s just a few from the engagement photoshoot at the Okaloosa pier, in Destin Florida. Congratulations Phil and Jessica! #pbandj 

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beautiful engagement photos at sunset Destin Florida
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Shanna Star

Navarre Beach, Florida Wedding- Dan & Lindsey

I’ve known Lindsey for almost 10 years (one of my first college roommates), so when she asked me to photograph her and Dan's destination Navarre Beach Wedding i couldn’t wait to be a part of it and also fully prepared to cry. 

They stayed in the most beautiful home the owners sometimes call “the wedding house”  the Sandcastle by the Sea, sleeps 23 people and 4 floors.. don’t worry there is an elevator. ;) just over the road is the ocean where they had their ceremony right next to the water. perfection. 

a warm overcast Florida day, her grandparents were the ring bearer and flower girl, family sang and played guitar and her mom and step-dad gave her away. They all pitched in to make their day extra special. 

I was welcomed by their close friends and family in my few days with them,  and was able to see a bigger glimpse of the bride and groom together. I have been lucky enough to meet Dan a few times before, but knowing Lindsey for so long of course i love to just watch how they love. (i love love.. if i haven’t mentioned that lately) so i watched as they interacted, spoke to one another and what a good sport he was for getting his photograph taken all day their wedding day… and then for the trash the dress session. I knew he was going to take good care of her and not just appreciate but adore all of the things that make her unique. They truly cherish those things about one another.  

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hubby and wifey chuck taylor mint and black and pink
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Bridals outdoor on deck
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DIY floral bouquet for outdoor reception
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he's her lobster wedding cake topper
sandy toes and salty kisses to the happy to be mr and mrs
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adorable dessert table with love and decorated cupcakes
first dance navarre beach florida

I feel so honored to be able to capture their lovely day along with David Youso, who was their videographer. As much as i know they would’ve loved many more friends and family there, an intimate ceremony on one of her favorite beaches seemed fitting and absolutely lovely. 

Congratulations Dan and Lindsey. Not only am i glad i could be there to support you and see your commitment to one another. I’m so glad to get to know your families a little better and spend time with you both. I love you Lindsey. Will be praying for your marriage together! 


Keep Shining 

-Shanna Star

*** If you are friends and family of the bride and groom and are interested in purchasing and viewing images from their wedding day or even purchasing prints for the couple, you can click THIS LINK and the photos will be delivered right to your home!