Amanda and D.J. – Panama City Beach Engagement Photographer

Panama City Beach engagement photographerIt is a known fact that I love taking being a Panama City Beach engagement photographer. The water, the sand, the light, the love….all of these elements combined make for great photographs.

As a Panama City Beach engagement photographer I quite often get to see young love firsthand. When I say “young love,” I do not only mean age-wise. I am talking about fresh, new, just out-of-the box love that still has that nice new car smell. Amanda and D.J. have just that kind of love. We started off our session at one of the beach boardwalks (that for some reason got turned into just a lookout) at St. Andrews State Park. Most of my sessions take place exclusively on the beach side, but that particular area lends itself to great engagement images so I utilized it. The location did not disappoint and we came away from there with a handful of beautiful photographs.

From the boardwalk area we moved onto the jetties at St. Andrews State Park. I really love the quality of the light you get when shooting to the northeast from the park. We took advantage of that light and after grabbing a few photographs of Amanda and D.J. on the rocks, we moved down to the beach area. It did not take long for the sunset to kick into high gear. The sunset just kept getting better and better. We snuck in a decent amount of poses before the light was completely gone.

I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the fact that my lovely and talented wife worked as another set of eyes and also a human light stand on this Panama City Beach engagement session. She is a former professional photographer herself and she is pretty handy to have around. (She is not too bad on the eyes, either!) 😉

A big congrats go out to Amanda and D.J. on their upcoming wedding. Best wishes for a long and happy marriage!

Here are a few of my favorite photos from our Panama City Beach engagement photography session at St. Andrews State Park.

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I started off our engagement photo session by getting this silhouette near one of the boardwalk areas at St. Andrews State Park. (Panama City Beach Engagement Photographer/Andrew Wardlow)

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The boardwalk/overlook area near the jetties made for a beautiful backdrop for our engagement photo session. ((Panama City Beach Engagement Photographer/Andrew Wardlow)

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Left, I really love to quality of the light when photographing towards St. Andrew Bay from St. Andrews State Park. At right, I told you it was a gorgeous sunset! ((Panama City Beach Engagement Photographer/Andrew Wardlow)

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D.J. looked pretty happy about picking up Amanda during our Panama City Beach engagement photo session. ((Panama City Beach Engagement Photographer/Andrew Wardlow)

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This quiet moment was one of my favorites from the entire photo session. (Panama City Beach Engagement Photographer/Andrew Wardlow)

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There were a few times during our engagement session that D.J. and Amanda were in their own world and I was just a fly on the wall (with a camera). This is one of those moments. (Panama City Beach Engagement Photographer/Andrew Wardlow)