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Holly Gardner

As a passionate editorial photographer who’s lucky enough to live in stunning Panama City Beach, Florida, I focus on capturing the beauty of the world around me. I’ve always been an avid adventurer, and I’ve had the pleasure to travel to dozens of gorgeous beaches, thriving cities, and the mountains of Alaska and the Alps to photograph everything from nature, art, and architecture, to stories of incredible people doing amazing things. Of all the photographs I have ever taken, it is the ones of my family that mean the most to me. Capturing our love throughout the years, they serve to remind me of how significant the little moments truly are, and it is those photos that keep me working hard to create meaningful imagery for others.

For the last nine years, I’ve been fortunate to photograph hundreds of couples and families throughout Florida and around the U.S., and it is always been the little moments of anticipation, love, and laugher that have inspired me.  As a passionate photographer, entrepreneur and writer, I focus on documenting the beauty of the world around me. Currently based in the gorgeous Panhandle of Florida, I am an avid adventurer who loves the beauty of the great outdoors, and I am always inspired by extraordinary architecture, artistic design, Southern style, and everything coastal. My work has taken me around the U.S. to document hundreds of weddings and capture images for a select group of clients and publications that include:

Brett Favre; Case Western Reserve University; David Weekley Homes; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Gemvara; Guideposts Magazine; Homes & Land Magazine; Mercer University Press; Military Times; National Rifle Association; The New York Times; West Marine and numerous others.

Along the way, I’ve had the opportunity to work extensively as an educator and speaker – experiences that I am able to build upon as I focus on teaching and motivating others to write their own stories.  When I’m not spending time with my family you can find me experimenting in the kitchen, taking pictures, and blogging about my experiences.

I am a full professional member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).  Honors include Governor Rick Scott’s 2015 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award as well as two gold and two silver ADDY awards from the American Advertising Foundation.