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The Greatest Legacy we can Leave our Families, is Happy Memories.

Decorate Your Home with Love

Family is what drives us to be a better person, what better way to show your family love than by displaying their beautiful images in your home. Children raised in homes with family portraits proudly displayed on the walls will have higher confidence and self-esteem.

Master Photographer in Santa Rosa Beach
Photography Services in the following Emerald Coast Areas:
Dune Allen Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, Watercolor, Seaside, Seagrove Beach, WaterSound Beach, Seacrest Beach, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach,  Inlet Beach, Destin, Miramar Beach, Fort Walton, 
Okaloosa Island, Panama City Beach


30A Photographer

Family Photographer
30A, Destin, Panama City Beach

Family photography sessions should not be stressful, in fact, they should be fun!  My goal is to create an unforgettable and lighthearted photo session that you and your family will talk about for years to come!

We love to capture both large and small family groups. Some families book a session that will include 15+ family members, while some just bring the kids.  With over 20 years experience, we have a workflow that will capture both posed and lifestyle images that you and your family will be excited about.

Do you have a toddler that your worried won't cooperate, no worries, we have 5 children of our own so we are plenty prepared and have several tricks up our sleeve to get those giggles!

Are you worried about wardrobe or what to wear?  We have you covered there too!  I am a style curator and have helped thousands of families choose the perfect outfit for their family photography session!  I even have a full style closet you are welcome to use with sizes from new born to full figure!

Show your family they are worth it! Family photos, senior portraits, engagement photos, wedding photos and maternity portraits are all a huge part of modern life. They mark important milestones and memories. They reach out to our soul as we remember the moment once again. They tell our family story in way words never could. Let us capture your vacation story!

Senior Photographer
30A, Destin, Panama City Beach

Can your Senior Portraits help fight a negative body image?  Yes, it sure can, for both you and others who feel the same fears and insecurities as you.  I cater to each and every one of my senior clients as if they were my very own niece or nephew- just remember… I’m the cool Aunt so we have a great time while laughing at each other and capturing your Senior Portrait Experience.

When booking your senior photography session with Melonie, you not only get and award winning artist, you get a style curator with experience on fashion do’s and don’ts for each and every body type.  I will guide you through choosing the best outfits that flatter your figure or highlight your physique.


Everyone single person has something amazing to show the world - let me help you express your amazingness though images you will love and be proud to share.

30A Senior Photographer
30A Maternity Photographer

Maternity Photographer

30A, Destin, Panama City Beach

It takes more than just a click of a camera to create breathtaking portraits.  It takes a great connection with your photographer! Before your session we will talk one-on-one to discuss your goals for your maternity session. We will help you choose the best location, wardrobe and ideas to meet your personal style to show off that amazing belly bump!

Your first portraits of you and your baby should be beautiful and timeless.  Choosing the perfect maternity dress or outfit for you photo session can be exciting, yet stressful at the same time. 


Using a personal style curator will take the stress out of the equation and leave you with lots of excitement.  At Melonie Marie Photography, you not only get a style curator to help you shop for that perfect dress, but you also have access to several of our hand-picked maternity dresses that are elegant, timeless and show the splendor of your pregnancy.  

Our goal is to provide you with extraordinary images that represent the beauty of motherhood.  Using life style portrait techniques, we will capture both posed and candid moments of this special time in your life.

Engagement Photographer
Couples Photographer

30A, Destin, Paa=nama City Beach

When booking with Melonie Marie Photography - you get personalized service. We guide you through designing an engagement session at the beach or garden that centers around your vision for your images. We will discuss your personal style and your photo goals for your engagement session and provide assistance in selecting the best wardrobe to achieve your fashion vyb. Don’t have the right outfit? We can provided wardrobe for you from our Style Closet. 

Escape in the moment with a mocktail (alcohol free cocktail) at the beach while you and your sweetheart celebrate your love with a cheer in our beach friendly flutes. Your engagement session will be fun, yet romantic. We will stroll the beach as the sun sets (or rises), splash in the water and play in the sand. 


Note: glass is not allowed at any beach or garden for any reason.  Please do not bring any glass items to your session. 

30A Engagment Photographer

Wedding Photography
30A, Destin, Panama City Beach

When booking your wedding photography with Melonie Marie, you get a phenomenal experience resulting in outstanding images that you and your family will love.  Our style for wedding event is to emphasize the beauty of your love with timeless and elegant portraits.

We love to capture both large and small beach weddings, garden ceremonies and of course the full day event for those that are booking at one of the many amazing wedding venues along HWY 30A or in Destin and Panama City.

We understand that every Florida wedding is different so we have several weddings packages to meet each bride and grooms needs and all packages include the digital files!

Our most popular Home Decor items for our weddings is our beautifully designed Heirloom albums.  Show off your love with our professional printed albums.

You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.

We would love to chat - contact us

by text, email or just pick up the phone and give us a jingle

(850) 460.4437

building a positive body image for teens and tween

Building a
Positive Body Image

Teens and Tweens


Confidence building model sessions are perfect

for teens and tweens! Find your vyb and book a VYBZ

Positive Body Image session!

Believe it or not, everyone struggles with how they look.  The "skinny" person wishes they had curves... and the one with curly hair wishes they had straight.  You, my dear, are not the only one who struggles with how they feel about the way they look. I promise you, there is beauty, strength and pure AMAZINGNESS in you - JUST AS YOU ARE!

Why book a VYBZ TRYB (Positive Body Image) Session?  To gain self confidence in YOU!  And to share with others how to have a positive body image.  When you book a VYBZ session, you have access to my client style closet!  GO SHOPPING - without the expense!  But first, each member will have one on one coaching to learn body styles and how best to dress for your body type! The key to looking hot, is knowing what fashion choices will look great for your body shape and skin tone.  We will also cover basic and in depth posing techniques to help you achieve that magazine VYB.  

Girls Trip
30A, Destin, Panama City Beach

Celebrate with your besties!  Birthday celebrations, Bachelorette Parties and more!

These sessions are perfect for what ever reason you are celebrating.  Several ideas to choose from for both Beach Sessions and Home Parties.  Not sure where to gather your group, don't worry, we have lots of locations and theme ideas to help you plan.

Use OUR STYLE CLOSET!  With over 20 years experience in photography these girls trip parties, we have a full style closet with themes for 1920's, Boho, Steampunk and more.

Play dress up in our furs, pearls, hats, head pieces, dresses, corsets, skirts and more! 

30A Photographer

Parachute Dress
30A, Destin, Panama City Beach Photographer

Looking for a one-of-kind experience?

Schedule a Parachute Dress session.  I have worked with a fashion designer to have 5 custom made parachute dresses.  Dresses fit sizes 2-18 and come in 5 colors: Pink, Blue, Red, Green and multi (green, cream, orange)

To get that Huge fluff of the 30 foot skirt, please bring two friends (or family) to help work the magic.

NOTE:  please wear nude color leggings or shorts along with a nude color bra or bralette to keep you covered as we fluff the dress on the beach or at a garden.

Watercolor Photographer


While we understand that most want the beauty of beach, we also want to tell you about some hidden locations that are breath taking.  Florida has some of the most beautiful and lush gardens.  These are great locations for families that want a 2nd outfit for their session.  Garden sessions are also perfect for families that might have someone who cannot be mobile on the beach or has walking issues.

Garden sessions are done mid-morning or late afternoon. Book a garden session by itself or as an add on to your beach session.


We didn’t realize we were making memories,

we just knew we were having fun!

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