If you’ve never been to Seaside, you’re missing out. In the early eighties, Seaside rose from the scrub pines on the beaches of South Walton County. With a master plan in hand, the founders shaped a unique development centered around new-urbanism. The community features carefully curated shopping, restaurants, and events that draw vacationers from across the country and they return year after year. When I was very young, I remember coming to Seaside every few months as my grandparents owned a small home nearby. I’ve been fortunate to watch Seaside “grow up” from a sleepy little hidden gem, into a world famous destination. Each home is unique and they all draw influence from several Southern and coastal styles of architecture.
Seaside has a few special icons like the idyllic post office, Seaside Neighborhood School, and expansive amphitheater on Simoleon Circle. But, the most popular has to be the Seaside Interfaith Chapel. The gorgeous white chapel hosts a congregation every Sunday and is the dream location for every little girl in Seaside, planning her future wedding. If you’re that girl and dreaming of a Seaside Florida wedding, make sure you check out our wedding photography as well.
While you’re relaxing in Seaside, make sure you check out Bud and Alley’s restaurant, another Seaside icon, and head up to their rooftop bar for one of the best sunset views on all of 30A.
I’m always thrilled to be commissioned for family portraits by families staying in Seaside. The white picket fences, low scrub pines, and dusty white paths create beautiful scenes full of light. The beach pavilions are truly one of a kind and create the perfect backdrop for those almost-on-the-beach shots.
The Lanehart came back to Seaside this Summer and I was honored to create beautiful photographs for them on their trip.