Photography and Beach Portraits on the Emerald Coast

As a professional photographer in Destin, I know how wonderful it is to live along the NW Florida coast, a place so rich with natural treasures. I can't get enough of the nature, the wildlife, and all the activities associated with the beach lifestyle. I spend a lot of time photographing beach portraits from Ft Walton Beach to Panama City Beach. Each photo, each family picture is special to me.

Monday, March 28, 2011

I am watching the osprey nest in Marler Park on Okaloosa Island with much anticipation. It is obvious they are feeding the babies but the babies can't be seen. The nest has to be deep to keep the little ones from blowing out on a windy day. Mom and Dad take turns fishing and watching the nest. There is always one of them close by. The nest has drawn lots of interest from photographers and birders along the Emerald Coast.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

When introduced to Grayton Beach Affair, I was first intrigued by the physical and historical setting.
Author James Harvey is a Seaside resident. In his debut offering he focuses on the Florida Gulf Coast in the 1940s weaving a tale of history and romance in the shadow of World War II.
The heroine, Maggie Neal, retreats to Grayton Beach to recover from the loss of her fiance, who was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Christian Wolfe, American educated and German born had returned to Germany disenchanted with his American experience. Back in Germany he is forced into a mission that takes him back to America and the Florida Gulf Coast. During the mission, Christian meets Maggie, and a passionate and unlikely love story is born. Those feelings haunt them both as they go their separate ways and attempt to make their way in a world at war.
After the war, Christian is determined to find Maggie. Grayton Beach Affair is a great combination of love story and intrigue. The historical setting adds drama and urgency to the story. Check this book out. I think you will be glad you did.