30A Family Photographer Anderson Maternity
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Ashley was GLOWING. No, seriously. I haven't always believed in the pregnancy glow, and even now being pregnant myself, I definitely don't feel the glow (Ha!) but she definitely had it! 

While the Anderson family was spending time together in WaterColor, Florida, I had the immense honor of photographing their growing family! They were the sweetest! And how GORGEOUS does this soon-to-be mom (again) look!  

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WaterColor Florida Family Photographer Miller Family
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You guys KNOW how much I love this time of the year because it is family season! Well, all year long it is family season but it is extra busy during the Spring and Summer because of family vacations! I love meeting precious, precious families like the Miller Family! 

This was my first time photographing this sweet family in WaterColor, Florida! We got out of our cars and I introduced myself to them for the first time. Immediately as we began walking to our first location, one of the sweet girls grabbed my hand as we walked. That should tell you all you need to know about this wonderful family! They were full of so much love and grace the whole time we spent together! 

Miller family, it was my honor to meet you guys! You were the best way to kick off my 2018 season! <3

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Grayton Beach Portraits Lanier Family
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I absolutely love this family session because it is my sister and her gorgeous family!! They love the coastal dunes and overgrown trails in 30A, so it was a perfect combination! 

I truly think one of the coolest perks of being a photographer is getting to create these portraits of my own family. It is so neat to know what stage of life they are in and be able to document that along the way! Sappy but true! 

And how ADORABLE are their kids! I am biased but I also know they are the most beautiful kids ever! ;) 

Triple Crown House Wedding Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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Under the lights, they danced the night away.

T + C's Triple Crown House wedding in Santa Rosa Beach was magical. The love they have for each other is full of so much grace and gentleness. I loved watching them together! 

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Chase + Mariah Rosemary Beach, FL Engagement
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These two were made for each other! They could not have picked a better place than Rosemary Beach to have their engagement session at, and ultimately, get married at this Spring! Their style aligns so perfectly with the Pearl - white/black, European-inspired and bold. When Mariah first reached out to me, she said that she had an "editorial" vision in mind and I think she nailed it! Kudos to her for being a destination Bride and executing everything so well!

I can't wait for their beautiful wedding this Spring! 

Oh, and not only are they gorgeous (they are model material!) but they are currently renovating their Louisiana home that they will live in after they get married. #CoupleGoals  

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Seaside and Grayton Beach Weekend Scenes

I joke to Cory that this time of the year is when I have to cram in as much fun as possible, see as many people and have as many lunch dates because once "busy season" hits, it is chaos. The best of kind, of course. :) It is just sad that off season falls during the cold months because are are not cold weather people. It is why we live in Florida. ;)

Anyways - 

1. Anna and I had breakfast at the Black Bear Bread Co. . It was SO good. We have been wanting to try it since they opened and it did not disappoint! It doesn't help that Baker Design Co. made it super cute, either! 

2. We hiked in the Grayton Beach trails where I was convinced we were going to get eaten by a bear. We survived.

3. Ate lunch with my sister and friends at the new Southslice pizza place in Rosemary Beach! It is also super cute! 

4. We walked around Seaside with coffee in hand to watch the sunset. Went into Sundog books. (That place always gets me in trouble. Hello, new coffee table book.)

5. Had coffee on the beach (again) and found a tiny sand dollar. 

6. Ate at one of my favorite places to eat on the Coast - Burrito Del Sol. There is a location in Fort Walton Beach and Destin. We hit up the one in Destin! Southwest chicken tacos to the rescue.

As I type this, I am embarrassed that all of my adventures have to do with "we ate this" and "it was designed so cute" but that is life, friends. Or sadly mine. Ha!

How To Store & Organize Your Photos
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You have so many pictures between your iPhone, digital camera and professional photos. How in the world are you suppose to store and organize them all? More importantly, how are you to make sure that they don't get taken just to be forgotten about once you post them on Instagram. (Ahem. You know what I am talking about. We are all guilty!) 

No matter the format, these pictures all represent a moment in our life that we valued. Those photos should be treated with just that - value! 

Here are a few ways you can organize, store and even showcase your favorite pictures!

1. Make An Album. 

This seems like such a duh thing but how many of us actually do it? Last year I went through years worth of iPhone and professional photos of our golden, Devo. I created a simple album with Artifact Uprising that now sits on our coffee table for guests to flip through! It isn't anything fancy because to be real, most of the pictures in it were from our phones, but I love having them preserved. I also professionally made our wedding album. It was more expensive, but it is higher quality, the color of the pictures remains true, the pages are thicker and it has a leather cover! We do not keep this on the coffee table but somewhere much safer - out of the reach of spilled drinks and wet dog noses. ;)

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2. Frame Them. 

Spruce up your walls with those babies! I lovingly refer to myself as a frame snob sometimes. It took me two years to hang any personal photos on our walls. (Embarrassing, I know.) The issue was that I couldn't find any frames that I liked and I knew if I didn't like the frame, I would get annoyed seeing it on my wall. Hopefully you are not like me but if you are, this past Christmas I asked for custom frames. Yes, it comes with a higher price tag but now I LOVE looking at these pictures on my wall! 

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3. Print Them.

Print. Your. Pictures. It doesn't matter if they are professional photos or iPhone ones! Print them so that they don't get lost on the web. I like to keep ours in beautiful containers or boxes around the house! It is a way to showcase them but make it to be apart of your decor!

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4. Back Them Up x 2. 

Our worse nightmare - and yours, too - is for you to download all of your photos onto your computer only for your computer to crash or die. I backup every image on my computer - client images and my personal ones - on to a secondary hard drive. I then take it a step further. All of our professional images that we have had made - I backup to a USB. I keep the USB in a safe place as insurance in case something were to happen to my computer and secondary hard drive. 

Happy organizing! :)

 


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If you would like your KBP portraits on a keepsake USB and sent to your front door, shoot us an email at hello@kayliebpoplin.com!

Life Lately : Christmas 2017

Um. Where did December go? This Christmas was super special for us! We traveled from Germany to Georgia to visit our families! 

First stop - Germany and the country of Luxembourg (in which I quickly fell in love with)! I have wanted to go to Germany for.ev.er. and still can't believe that I was there just a few weeks ago! The design in the architecture blew me away, but I was already expecting that! What I was not expecting was to get the chance to travel to Luxembourg to watch our friend play basketball! (He is a professional basketball player in Europe and grew up with Cory!) Luxembourg is a French speaking country - a language that I love SO much. Their architecture was different from Germany's, as well, because it was more Parisian inspired. We saw much, we loved it a little too much (I would go back tomorrow and stay until ....) and learned that pepperoni pizza in Germany is not actually topped with pepperoni. 

Next up, Georgia! We stayed at our favorite "cabin" and saw people we haven't seen in way too long! It was insanely good to spend the day with my family. The dogs sported the cutest Christmas bows for the occasion, too. ;) (Devo loved it. Winnie hated it.)

With all of the *great* hustle and bustle - I took a "me day" and went for a long walk in Rosemary Beach and Seaside. I actually started off in Inlet Beach. I grabbed a coffee at Amavida in Seaside and went to sit in the Seaside Chapel for a while. They always have it decorated so gorgeous for Christmas!! 

This month was SO good for me. I was lacking on the r & r. I feel so full and so thankful.

Michael + Lauren Alys Beach, Florida Wedding
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Michael + Lauren's Alys Beach wedding was one that I have looked forward to for over a year! They are two are the kindest, most humble beings! Lauren reached out to me over a year ago! Between a years worth of emails and phone calls - I felt like I had known her forever! Her and Michael are the kind of people that you adore instantly!

Their seaside ceremony was so sweet! The sun barely came out all day, but I really think that it was perfect! It gave the whole look a soft, gentleness which completely embodies who they are!

Michael + Lauren - you two were such a highlight of my year! Thank you so much for your friendship, kindness and genuineness! 

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