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The Rubys and the Morgans: family portraits {the crab trap, destin, fl family portrait photographer}

August 13, 2012

Last week, my family, the Brunsons (Allix B. and her parents), and my brother Jay’s friend Brad Rychlik went to Florida; YAY! 😀 We had a marvelous time and I will be blogging about it soon, but first off, I’m going to share these family portraits I took our last night at the beach.
Meet the Rubys and the Morgans :).
Now I shall tell you how this came about. Below you see Trevor Ruby and his mom Michelle. Trevor is a friend of mine from Kirksville, MO I’ve known for almost 3 years. When he found out I was going to be at Santa Rosa Beach, he told me he was going to be with his family in Panama City at the same time! So, he told me his mom was wondering if I could do some family portraits of them on the beach; I readily agreed :D. We planned for them to come to “The Crab Trap” (where my brother proposed last year 😀 ) right after we ate dinner there. They got off later than they expected, so there wasn’t much light, but we made it work! Hooray for great ISO. Haha 😀
These are Mrs. Michelle’s boyfriend’s daughters: Gracelyn and Sarah Morgan. Love their smiles :D.
Beautiful, ladies :D.
Hooray for sisters :D.
Awww :D.
The other guy is Trevor’s younger brother Tyler…which reminds me! Trevor and some other friends of mine (Asa Julian, Colin Skinner, and Ryan Skinner) did a rap for Tyler’s 21st birthday this spring; it’s sooo awesome and hilarious!! It TOTALLY made my day when they posted it. Check it out!!
Haha, love Grace’s face in the top one :D.
Gonnie (Michelle’s boyfriend) came and the group was complete :D. Y’all look great!
They were soo cute. Gonnie is really sweet to her :).
Haha :D.
The men. Lol :).
Good one, guys :D.
Soo pretty, Grace!
Beautiful, Sarah :).
Happy Tyler. Haha :D.
Had to fix his collar and…
…do this. Lol.
Trevor’s turn…
…he couldn’t keep a straight face long. Haha :D.
Love the way they’re looking at each other :D.
Yay :D.
Gorgeous, y’all!
Trevor: “Take a picture of me kissing my mom.” Love it :D.
Gonnie: “Can we get a picture over there on the berm?” Sure! Great idea! Yeah, they were awesome :D.
Way to be stunning, y’all!
Lastly, they wanted a group picture with their Georgia hats (that’s where they’re from). Thank y’all again for asking me to photograph y’all’s families! It was a whirlwind (like 15 or 20 minutes.Yeah, haha), but it was fun :D. God bless y’all!
With a smile,
{ Rachel Leigh }

comments +

  1. Lauren says:

    Beautiful job Rachel!! I love the ocean in the background! It makes my heart happy 🙂

  2. Susannah says:

    beautiful! this one is especially stunning–

  3. milsztof says:

    Great portraits. Fantastic work.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi Rachel,
    My name is Jane and I'm with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blog posts about Panama City to share on our site and I came across your post…If you're open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you 🙂

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