Rosemary Beach Documentary Wedding Photography by Holly Gardner » 30A documentary wedding photographer for adventurous couples

They always seem to come in waves – babies and weddings, that is. As the fall wedding season kicks off, it seems like all of my friends are having little ones. Recently, my friends stopped by for a few photos of their three month old. It was great to connect and see how big he’s grown. His sweet little serious faces made me smile, and his parents beamed with joy. When the rain came down we just moved inside and continued to play. Here are a few images from our time together. Enjoy!

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In the middle of summer in Florida there are two things you can always count on: afternoon showers and dripping heat. Adventurous souls Sean and Heather decided to take their chances anyway and get married on a July day. As we met up to start photographing their day clouds hovered overhead and lightning struck all around. I have to admit I was more than a wee bit nervous, knowing that their ceremony was going to be held outside on the water. But just like magic, as they arrived on site at the Panama City Country Club, the clouds parted, the wind settled down, and the air became noticeably cooler. These two had rolled the dice and God smiled upon them.

As they said their vows by the bay, the sun peeked through the clouds and filtered through the mossy oaks. Afterwards, the new Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds danced the night away with their closest family and friends. It was truly a day to remember!

– Holly




Here are a few of the many vendors that made this day possible: 

Photography: Holly Gardner Photography

Venue: Panama City Country Club

Florist: Kirby Studio

Officiant: Patrick Hazard

Makeup artist: Project: Style

Cake artist: Sugar Boogers

DJ: Michael Peters


The theme of the summer has been large families on the beach! The Carvajal’s recently came to visit in Rosemary Beach with their closest family. They not only had fun, but a surprise wedding took place! (How exciting is that?) I met them the day after for a few family photos as well as a mini couple’s session. Their energy really brought a smile to my face! Here are a few of my favorite photos.



What do you do when it rains in the middle of your family session? Just move the fun inside! That’s what Chrystal did when storms hovered over South Walton during a recent family session in Seaside. These three kiddos are so precious they still had fun despite the ominous weather. I love their positive attitudes! Here are a few of my favorites.

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The Williams family came to town and took some time for photos during their stay in Seaside, FL. After starting out at the famous purple wall, we headed down to the beach for some sunset pictures where we found friendly folks with kites and made some sand castles. Here are a few from their session, which I’m working on now!

– Holly