30a family beach portrait photographer reviews

"Gwyne is Amazing! She has photographed our family every summer since 2005! Our family started with a set of twins and has grown to include another set of twins and our youngest daughter. I cherish the photos she's taken over the years especially the ones of the twins together and the photos of our kids with their grandparents. Over the years Gwyne has brought various props to make the photos different. She has a way of putting everyone at ease. She really deserves 10 stars but they won't let me go higher than 5!" --Julie Claverie

"There is no one we trust more than Gwyne for capturing the most important moments. Engagement, wedding, family sesssions... she has nailed them all and we will be calling her for years to come. Love her style and ability to work with any age. True professional and beyond talented!" -- Jessica Gruskiewicz

"We are all over the moon happy with the photos we had made during Spring Break in Watercolor. She is fantastic in capturing the feelings and emotions of the willing (and not so willing)! We will definitely use her again!" -- Patsy White-Spunner

"Gwyne has been taking our family beach pictures since 2007! I recommend her to anyone headed to the Destin/30a area. Taking beach photos can be stressful but Gwyne’s laid back style makes it so much easier. She was so patient with my younger daughter who for many years took about an hour before she’d smile! We’ve had groups close to 20 some years and she hasn’t blinked. The pictures we’ve gotten over the years have served us in ways we never expected as a photo she took of my father-in-law ended up being his obituary picture as it captured the very essence of him. So take the time, spend the very reasonable cost and capture some memories!" --Angie Harris

"We used Gwyne the last two trips to Watercolor.  not only is she a professional with an artistic eye, she is a sweet lady with a huge heart! We love her style!  She captures the moments we didn't even know about until we saw the photos!  Such treasures! 10 stars in our book!!"  -- Nancy Stitzer

"We complete a multi-generational photo session with Gwyne to celebrate my parents 50th anniversary and the entire experience was flawless. Her communication was excellent and her flexibility when a work trip and weather tried to thwart our plans left us all relaxed enough to enjoy our time together. The photos are beautiful and will be treasured memories for our family. Thank you again Gwyne for kindness, patience and your talent." --Scott Pulaski

"Gwyne is simply the best! Our home is decorated with her stunning portraits of our family with memories from the past six years only her expertise could capture..." Christy Skoufis

"I am beyond thrilled with my experience working with Gwyne and the absolutely stunning photographs she captured of my family. She was fun, patient, flexible, creative, professional, and a pleasure to work with. Despite almost having our shoot ruined by a subtropical storm, Gwyne was extremely accommodating, and we were able to shoot our beach photos during a gorgeous sunset to celebrate my mom's 70th birthday. She easily managed 8 adults and 4 small kids through every possible group and individual photo configuration we requested and managed to capture fantastic candid shots throughout. And as I mentioned, the photos are stunning!!! I look forward to booking Gwyne again!" --Camille Ward

"Gwyne was wonderful to work with and we are so in love with our family photos!" --Sara Ellis

"We had Gwynne take family photos for us in Watercolor and we couldn't be happier! Gwynne was wonderful to work with and very patient with our 9 month old grand daughter. I chose Gwynne over many other photographers in the area because she was wiling to shoot both park and beach pictures within the 30 minute session. We were able to pick 40 images out of over 140 choices...which was hard. They were all so good. I highly recommend Gwynne for photographs in the 30A area!" --Stacey Mach

"Loved Gwyne!!! She was so patient with our toddler who wasn’t having a great day! The pics turned out amazing!! Everything I hoped for and more. Will definitely use her again!!! " --Kena Blanton

"Gwynnie is the best in the biz. She has photographed our family for years and our wedding. She has such a great way of capturing the best moments. No one compares to her. We highly recommend!!!" --Amy LaBounty

"We just got the gallery of pictures and I can't stop smiling!! We finally got all five kids at the beach together and Gwyne was the perfect photographer to capture the fun. She was professional, easy to work with and she knew just how to get the grandchildren to laugh. It was a perfect day and the I couldn't be more pleased with the results. Thank you!!! "  --Catherine Mitchell

"Gwyne is our go to for family photos at the beach. She is very efficient and her quality is amazing every time! 10 stars 🌟" --Jennifer Emery

"Gwyne has been taking photos for our family since 2005. We met her at a wedding she was shooting. At the time our oldest was almost two and was the ring bearer in the wedding. I was so worried about how he would do with all of attention, demands and grueling shoot schedule before the wedding and on. Gwyne was able to keep him and all of the other groomsmen I good spirits and she made the whole process seem easy and fun.  Since that wedding we have used Gwyne every year for family photos and she has been with us (even out of town) for retirements, parties and other weddings. You will find that most of Gwyne’s clients are just like us- once they have experienced her work, they never want to work with anyone else! Thank you Gwyne for all you do for our family!!! --Brantley Cook

"We just love Gwyne! Her photos are captivating. I will forever treasure these keepsakes that she has taken over the  years. She documents my babies growing up and I am so grateful. She is simply the best!" --Jessica Austin

"I can't say enough about what a great experience we had with Gwyne! Our family (including two babies) were visiting Watercolor and wanted to have family pictures done. Gwyne was so great to work with, the babies took to her immediately and smiled in every picture! It rained in the afternoon, so Gwyne was quick to think of alternative sights if needed. As luck would have it, the blue skies came out just in time. We started in the park, then moved to the beach. All the pictures were just wonderful! She was so much fun to work with and I've already recommended to other friends who will be visiting the area!" --Ellyn Coughlin

"Gwyne was wonderful to work with and we had 20 people ranging from 2 months to 60ish. I sent her a message after the photographer I booked months earlier had to cancel because of an emergency and she fit us in. I will forever be grateful. Thank you Gwyne our family loved working with you and your easy style, even with crying kids." --Nancy Merrill

"Two chaotic little kids, stressed mom, and a barely willing husband didn't even phase Gwyne! She had us all at ease, laughing and playing on the beach within 5 minutes. The result was breathtaking. We're so lucky to have worked with Gwyne!!" --Briann Miller

"Gwyne has taken our family photos for the past three years in a row. She is great to work with, puts everyone at ease during the session, and consistently delivers absolutely gorgeous photos. I’m sure we’ll be back again next year!" --Jennifer Woodbury

"AH-MAZING! Insanely talented! Super sweet! Easy going! I can’t say enough good things about Gwyne and her astonishing natural talent as a photographer. There is such a grace about her you can’t even begin to be disappointed!  In just my first session with Gwyne it felt like we were old friends getting together to hang out! Not only is she friendly, she’s wildly creative, so magnificently fun, and she makes you feel confident and comfortable in front of the camera.My headshot session was swift, professional, friendly, and it delivered way past my expectations. When I received my proofs, it was not a  choice of the ‘least terrible’ as I had many, many excellent choices. She is truly an artist who loves what she does and that comes through in the quality of her work. The entire experience was so fantastic I quickly booked another session with my best friend and Godson. My eyes are still sweating as I stare at the many sweet moments she captured of two people on this planet I love more than life itself. It is a meaningful season of life we are in at this time and Gwyne absolutely encapsulated the humanity of the moment. I will forever cherish these photographs. I am truly blessed to have had the opportunity to be in front of Gwyne’s camera and it is my pleasure to highly recommend Gwyne Gray Photography." --Molly Caplenor

"We absolutely loved our photo session with Gwyne! It was so laid back and she had great tips poses and was so sweet. We love how our photos turned out, they are beautiful! We will definitely use her again when we go to 30a." --Abigail Otwell

"Gwyne was fantastic! Not only are the photos gorgeous but she's so easy to work with. She knows exactly how to get kids to smile, relax and have fun. I just got my photos back today and I had tears in my eyes. I highly recommend her!" --Lisa Hamilton

"love every picture Gwyne took. She is a true professional! She worked with us on tight schedule and terrible weather. She gave us the best photos. She gave us family treasures. Highly recommend Gwyne Gray!" --Mary Beth Vaught

"Gwyne is a magician with her lens! She managed to captivate four year old twins and keep the interest of the grandparents and husband! She is quick to respond, thorough with her time with you and has a very impressive turnaround time. I cannot thank Gwyne enough for our beautiful family pictures. I look forward to having her take more of our summertime photos in the years to come." --Elizabeth Holley

"Gwyne is an incredible photographer!! She has been taking photos for my family for years! We would not use anyone else!!" --Brian & Brandy Wesson

"Gwyne did an absolutely amazing job with our wedding photos! She was so friendly and easy to work with, and we love the shots she got--she is great at capturing real moments and real emotion instead of stiff posed shots. We were also pleased to get the shots back so quickly after the wedding (about a month later, which was a pleasant surprise). Everyone in our family absolutely raved about the photos, and we're so glad we went with her." --Caroline & Karl Meyer-Bishop

"If I could give Gwyne 1,000 stars I would!! Gwyne truly captured every beautiful memory of our wedding in Destin. Gwyne was sooo easy to work with as I planned a wedding from Ohio in Florida. She was responsive, prompt, and professional throughout the entire process. She showed up early on wedding day and came right to our hotel room. She worked diligently to remain on schedule but was flexible in letting us "set the tone" of the shoot. She gave suggestions in order to get the best shots and was friendly the entire time! After seeing the finished product I was able to relive our special day all over again! Many guests, family members, and friends stated that they were the most beautiful wedding pictures they had ever seen!! I will cherish her work forever and always! I recommend Gwyne Gray Photography to any and all brides!!!" --Kristen Jedlicka

"Gwyne was so thoughtful working with our family with 3 under the age of 4. She took time and knew the different groupings to do as well as the background settings. I really appreciated the helpful hints which made our shoot go smoothly. Highly recommend!" --Curtis Walker

"Gwyne was so patient and kind with our large group full of young children. I’m used to getting one or two perfect pictures out of a photo shoot, but somehow with Gwyne’s magic we ended up with more perfect pictures than I have wall space to hang them. We absolutely love our photos. Gwyne was helpful from the start with her quick response time and knowledge of the area. Highly recommend her, she’s so talented." --Victoria Starkey

"Gwyne is a genius! Her talent & laid back manner combined to create a delightful experience. She got the most beautiful pics of our grumpy toddler! We will treasure these family portraits for years to come. Thanks to Gwyne Gray Photography, we have checked “family beach portraits” off our bucket list." --Beth Lewis

"Our family has now had two photo sessions with Gwyne. She is such a pleasure to work with! She is patient when working with small children. She puts everyone in the group at ease. She knows the right places in the area that make the perfect backdrop and she knows what works and doesn't work at the ocean locations. If you are looking for someone to photograph your next event in the area, I highly recommend Gwyne Gray Photography!" --Minga Trogdlen