Pensacola Area Wedding & Portrait Photographer
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My name is Cami Grudzinski and I'm a Professional Wedding and Portrait Photographer now located in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Serving Pensacola, Fort Walton, Navarre, Destin, Gulf Shores and vicinity.
My work has a distinct artistic flair. It is a beautiful mix of dramatic images, heartfelt portraits and real moments.
I am easy to work with, it is my pleasure to help you design a solid timeline to maximize your investment in photography and together create the most stunning and unique collection of all moments of your wedding day.
My clients come from all over the place. They are from a wide range of backgrounds and life paths, but they seem to have a few things in common - very easy going individuals that have a deep appreciation for photography or art in general. They are attracted to my work by its colors and lighting but I am thrilled to say that we usually end up becoming friends by the end of the process.
I now also offer a new portrait opportunity, a Photo Studio in Gulf Breeze, Florida.
I started my career at Disney, photographing over 500 families a day. I had the incredible opportunity to work and photograph in many different departments at Disney including Theme Parks, Marketing, Weddings and Events. At Disney I learned not only the importance of customer service, but how to communicate with people from all backgrounds, all ages, and all levels of energy and enthusiasm.
In 2013 I was brave enough to open this business and quite rapidly I was able to leave the Disney Parks. My business sky rocketed and in 2017 alone, I photographed 75 weddings.
My work has been awarded internationally, standing out against some of the best photographers in the World. In 2017 I was nominated one of the 30 top growing photographers in the world by a main photography publication, which was a huge honor.
I rapidly grew from competing in International imaging competitions to judging one in 2018-19 - an extremely humbling experience - where I was able to finally start giving back to the industry that gave so much to me.
A question I get asked often is, "why weddings?"
Weddings require sharp skills in all areas of photography, plus amazing people skills. We, wedding photographers, are next to our couples from beginning to end and while all vendors have wrapped their work at the end of the wedding day, the imaging team is just getting started.
Besides the thrill of the wedding day, and the passion for the art of photography, to me weddings connect all dots. Being away from home has made me appreciate the love and family interactions from a different perspective. Images are the only thing that will stay with my couples forever. That is so unique and special.
I love meeting families, friends, paying attention to relationships, learning about people, and capturing couples, and them from my unique viewpoint. I love the beauty of it, hugs, loved ones reuniting, laughter. Nothing compares to weddings!
Business Portraits and Headshots
Now offering Professional Headshots (in studio or on location), Portraits and custom sets. More information coming soon.
The Path to Gulf Breeze, FLorida
Why Gulf Breeze? I never imagined my career in Photography would take off as it did. I was simply pursuing my passion and trying to raise my son as a single mom. Most of my clientele was fascinated by my sunset portraiture but the beaches were a far drive for me. I spend so much time on the road, time that I could be spending with my son.
I am so very thankful for Central Florida and all the opportunities but deep inside I knew I needed to change things and also seek a better education for him.
I decided to start researching for places to focus on his education, quality time, outdoors life, and hopefully still ideal for the business with less time on the road. Friends and fate pointed me to the direction of Gulf Breeze. It all fell into place as I am in absolute love with the area.
Gulf Breeze has extraordinary education, it is family oriented and with a slower pace that both him and I craved so much. It reminds me of home. A stunning and quiet coastal town with 4 seasons.
After hundreds of weddings around the Orlando, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, and Sarasota areas, I remained extremely thankful but it was time to move on.
I am excited for this new journey and I am thrilled that something about my work has spoken to you! If you want to learn more about me contact me now!
Serving Pensacola and All Florida Destinations
Pensacola area has so many amazing places for you to have the most perfect wedding day - amazing beaches and stunning venues that offer incredible opportunities for us to create the most incredible wedding photos like Palafox Wharf, Pensacola Yacht Club, 5Eleven, Like Oak Plantation, The Lee House, Sandestin, Old Christ Church, and many more.
Although I am now based in Gulf Breeze and focusing on the Panhandle area - Pensacola, Destin, Milton, Fort Walton and the Alabama coast, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fairhope for example, I still serve all of Florida including my old home Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota, Saint Petersburg, and the Gulf region.
In South Florida I frequent Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Naples, Key West and all destinations. I have photographed weddings in Hawaii, Michigan, Illinois, Wyoming, Texas, and abroad, including the Bahamas and Ireland.
I love traveling and have a full set of gear that is adapted for traveling.
If you have questions about destination weddings please contact me!