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Originally from Indiana, Taylor and Brian wanted to have lots of friends and family coming into town from the midwest for their luxurious beachfront wedding at The Henderson in Destin, Florida. Currently living in Mobile, AL, the couple was extremely excited for a beach wedding! They had a beach ceremony, followed by an outdoor reception […]

Wedding at the Henderson Resort in Destin, Florida during the pandemic COVID-19 by Event, Fitness and Wedding and Elopement Photographer Adina Preston.

Luxury Beachfront Wedding at The Henderson in Destin Florida

PHOTOGRAPHY, WEDDINGS

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Wedding recessional during a wedding in Miramar Beach, Florida.

Sunny Miramar Beach in Destin – a Florida backyard wedding. Every couple has a story. Jennifer and Jason met a few years ago and it was love at first sight. I guess you know when you meet that special person, it takes you by surprise when you’re not looking. But when you finally see it, […]

Sunny Miramar Beach Backyard Wedding

PHOTOGRAPHY, WEDDINGS

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So you’re looking for outdoor female beach fitness photoshoot ideas, thanks for being here. I photographed this session a couple of weeks at in Pensacola Beach, early in the morning, as you can probably tell by the positioning of the sun. I thought dealing with the shadows was going to be a little rough, but […]

Woman athlete sitting on sand during an outdoor female beach fitness photoshoot in Pensacola Beach, Florida.

Outdoor Beach Fitness Photoshoot Ideas

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Today I am going to focus on Gym and Outdoor Fitness Photography Session Tips and Ideas, at the request of many of my Instagram followers (@adinapreston) Are you a fitness instructor, athlete, yoga instructor or a fitness model or bodybuilder looking to elevate your brand through high quality photography that will help you get clients, […]

Gym and Outdoor Fitness Photography Session Tips

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One of the prettiest locations for lifestyle or engagement sessions in North Florida is Eden Gardens State Park in Santa Rosa Beach.

With 163 acres of land that were part of the historic Wesley homestead, Eden Gardens is a oasis for any lifestyle or wedding photographer in North Florida.

Eden Gardens State Park Engagement Photos by Adina Preston, Weddings by Adina

Eden Gardens State Park Fall Engagement

ENGAGEMENTS, PHOTOGRAPHY, WEDDINGS

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Family Walking on Navarre Beach at Sunset Photography Session by Family Photographer, Adina Preston

Holidays are approaching and the best gifts that you can give are memories. Memories are moments in time when you’ve had beautiful experiences, and it’s time to get these captured!

Sunset Family Session in Navarre Beach, Florida

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Memorial Day well spent this year photographing a glamorous, elegant wedding at the Emerald Grande Destin, in spite of COVID-19! #covidweddingsuccess

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Emerald Grande Destin Wedding

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Acro Yoga Photography in Seattle at Sculpture Park with Robin Martin Yoga by Pensacola Fitness Photographer Adina Preston.

Vinyasa Yoga Photography in Seattle – Yoga Photography with Seattle based International Yoga Teacher, Robin Martin and Yogi partner, Adam Lowell Pearlstein. As a fitness photographer, this yoga session was such a cool opportunity to not only photograph, but experience personally, and it was also a reminder that art comes in different forms. What Robin […]

Vinyasa Yoga Photography with Seattle Yogi, Robin and Adam

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Learn what some beach ceremony logistics are, attire suggestions, beach weather situations, decor and backup plan – some essential checklist items to keep in mind Planning a destination wedding on the beach – we put together this essential checklist for your beach wedding. There’s nothing more calming and peaceful than walking barefooted in the warm […]

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The Essential Beach Wedding Checklist

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Destination wedding Outdoors at Siren Song winery in Lake Chelan, by Weddings By Adina, Pensacola Wedding Photographer

Small steps towards your dream wedding You’re going crazy, I get it. So are we, wedding photographers with tons of booked weddings coming up. Your wedding is about to happen and there’s so much uncertainty, that you are not sure how to handle it all. The next few weeks will be decisive in where we’re […]

How to Keep Sane & Busy with your Wedding

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This down time means more time for ourselves. It means more time with our loved ones and it yes, it means more time for smart wedding planning. Being pro-active in these mayhem times is essential not only for our mental sanity, but also for the next important event in our lives, that for some it means getting married soon. So let’s get this Wedding Planning during COVID-19 better and more efficient. 

Weddings by Adina - Couple engagement session at Pier 66 in downtown Seattle with the Space Needle in the background

Wedding Planning during COVID-19

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How to Take Amazing Golden Hour Portraits on the Beach

Golden Hour is that pocket of time just after sunrise but most popular about an hour before sunset. Sunset photography sessions are the most highly sought after portraits because the Golden Hour is the most optimal time to create glowing, magical portraits that will create the soft portraits everyone is in love with.

How to Take Amazing Golden Hour Portraits on the Beach

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25 Important steps for a stress free wedding day. As a Seattle and Pensacola photographer shooting weddings from Washington to Florida, I have seen so much, from poor planning to an awesomely organized wedding day.

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Best Wedding Day Advice You Should Consider

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Florida Panhandle wedding venues

Blue skies, white sand and clear warm waters: that’s what you will find when looking for the top rated Pensacola wedding venues in the Florida Panhandle. Florida’s East Coast heavenly beaches routinely deliver on all three fronts.

Some of Florida Panhandle Wedding Venues Recommended by Pros

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Read this and prepare ahead. Booking a seasoned wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions you’ll make for your wedding, so take this piece of advice to heart.

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10 Things to Consider When Hiring Your Wedding Photographer

BUSINESS, WEDDINGS

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Booking an engagement session before your wedding is a great opportunity to get to know your wedding photographer, have some fun and learn to relax in front of the camera before the big day!

Why You Should Book An Engagement Session Before Your Wedding

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Planning a stress-free wedding? Here’s a Wedding Timeline that will help you plan your day more efficiently. Planning a wedding is incredibly fun but nevertheless stressful without a solid wedding planning timeline in your hands. Here’s our advice…

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A Wedding Planning Timeline for a Stress-free Wedding

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It’s no news that weddings in general are outrageously expensive. From that gorgeous white dress and the handsome tux, to the cake, venue and all the wonderful vendors that contribute to making that day one to remember. Add to that hiring a photographer, and the the tab goes even higher. I can totally understand why a lot of […]

Why Wedding Photography is so Pricey

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If you’re like me, you started planning for your big day since you were a little girl, right? And you know this is a one time opportunity to do it right – you only have ONE shot at it. Searching for a wedding photographer, especially in Seattle, must be overwhelming. There is so much talent here, and everyone is eager to please. So how do you choose? I’ll give you a few pointers.

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How do you choose the Best photographer for you?

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These new USB’s have magnetic lids – wayyy cool! Not too long ago, I started a partnership with USB Memory Direct – a company that makes custom flash drives. They would send me a handful of these USB’s I will be talking about below, and I would leave an honest review in return. Just to […]

USB Sticks for Photographers

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I had the opportunity to do a fitness photography photo shoot at RCF CrossFit in Renton Washington, even though I am now based in Navarre, Florida. Amazing athletes that consistently train hard, these champions are always getting better at what they love. Being a Fitness Photographer covering the Pensacola, Navarre, Destin areas, has allowed me to be in an […]

CrossFit athlete working out for a fitness photo session

Pensacola | Destin | Navarre Sports and Fitness Photography

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THE JOURNAL

It’s no surprise that planning your wedding day is not going to be an easy thing to do, so we have gathered the best wedding day advice from wedding pros, for a stress-free event.

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Best Wedding Day Advice

Amazing athletes that consistently train hard, these champions are always getting better at what they love. Being an expert Fitness Photographer in Pensacola has allowed me to be in an environment I feel comfortable in, being an athlete myself.

FITNESS photography

Navarre Sports and Fitness Photography - Meet Some Amazing Athletes

How to use this epic light to your advantage and create magical sunset portraits that will boost the value of your work. 

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How to Take Amazing Golden Hour Portraits on the Beach