Pure7 Studios

Pure7 Studios

Basic Information


By the Numbers

Years in the Industry: 8
Number of Weddings in My Career: 164

About the Business

Three Words That Best Describe My Style of Work: Nostalgic, Romantic & Artistic
Features: Green Wedding Shoes, The Knot, Southern Weddings, Weddings Unveiled, The Wedding Chicks, Style Me Pretty, Every Last Detail, Grey Likes Weddings, VIE Magazine, Grace Ormonde, The Knotty Bride, Emerald Coast Bride, Gulf Coast Bride, At Home Tennessee, Floridian Weddings, Destin Magazine, Emerald Coast Magazine

About the Owner

Personal Bio: Ryan, lead photographer and studio owner, is a South Dakota native that has lived in Destin, Florida for 19 years. The birth of his first child in 2005 also birthed his love for photography and documenting life’s elusive moments. He whole-heartedly loves his clients, and says “I know that I am truly living out God’s calling for my life through my work”. Aside from photography, he is passionate about Jesus, music, CrossFit, and his family.  Erica, studio co-owner and wife to Ryan, is a military brat who has lived in Northwest Florida for 25 years. After graduating from UWF in 2002, Ryan and she married and have three beautiful children ages 9, 7 and 6. Erica oversees the studio management, marketing and client communications. When not “on the job,” she can be found out with the family exploring Destin and the surrounding communities of Santa Rosa Beach, Rosemary Beach, and 30A.
Three Words That Describe Me: {Ryan} Kind, Genuine, Awesome; {Erica} Driven, Passionate, Honest
When I refer another vendor, that person must possess these qualities:  Kindness, Professionalism, Honesty
If I had an Extra $100, I Would Do This With It:  Go on a date night.
My Greatest Strength Is: Faith
My Greatest Weakness Is: Sugar
I Consider Myself a Pro at (Besides Regular Profession):  {Erica} Eating; {Ryan} Making babies
What Brought Me Here: Family brought all of our team members here.
Five things people don’t know about Pure 7:  1. Erica was featured in the National Enquirer as a baby . . . twice. 2. Ryan lived on a farm in South Dakota until age 15. 3. Erica loves Lenny Kravitz and has met and seen him in concert many times. 4. Ryan loves watching The Bachelor/Bachelorette series (Erica is going to kill him for telling the world this!). 5. Ryan & Erica’s first dance song was ‘Songbird’ by Eva Cassidy.

Real 30a Weddings

Seaside Chapel Wedding This week we are loving on Hannah and Sam’s Seaside Chapel Wedding by our 30A Lister Pure 7 Studios! It all started with their adorable Love Story that Pure 7 told so eloquently on their blog post… “Seven years ago, the two met at a party hosted by a mutual friend. Both...

Seaside Chapel Wedding

Let it begin. It’s now 2016 and your Facebook newsfeed is filling up with posts about new engagements, brides to be, and an exorbitant amount of clever hashtags. Here at 30a Wedding Co. we are loving every minute of it. But, now that 2015 is in the books, we’re taking a look back on what...

Sometimes you just get really lucky in life and that’s exactly how we feel about getting to share Natalie and Parker’s Seaside Wedding with you. This Birmingham bride is sweeter than can be and really made a mark on what getting married at the beach should look like. Pure7 Studios really hit the jackpot because before they...

While vacationing in Watercolor, and during a morning run with their dog on the beach, Mark dropped to one knee and proposed to Lauren. The decision to have their celebration at Watercolor was straightforward since Lauren’s family has a house at the resort.  This wedding took place soon after the renovations to the Lake House...

Brandy and Greg chose a relatively new local venue called Celebration Hall to say “I do,” and headed back to the SanDestin Beach Club for thier reception. When we asked the couple why they chose 30A to get married, Brandy said, “Greg and I knew from the beginning of our engagement that we wanted to...

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