Perdido Key Photography Team

Josh Thurber - Perdido Key / Pensacola Beach Photographer

Josh Thurber

For 10 years I have been shooting family portraits & weddings, traveling all along the Gulf Coast and beyond. I love photography for so many reasons!

As an artist, I love capturing exciting & subtle moments in a unique way for my clients that for them, will last a lifetime.

Holly Tye

I am a long time Perdido girl. We spent our lives on or near the beach for most of my first 20 years. I didn’t realize what a treasure that was until I moved away!

We have recently returned and I am humbled to live and work in such a beautiful place.  My husband and I work in ministry and have 3 daughters.

I look forward to capturing many together moments for your family as well!

Holly Tye - Perdido Key Photographer
Ashley Simmons - Pensacola Beach / Navarre Beach Photographer

Ashley Simmons

I was born and raised right here on the Gulf Coast and I call Pensacola home. I went to high school here, graduated from college at the University of West Florida and have continued to build a life here.

I have been shooting for over 7 years. Originally falling in love with film, I have continued into the digital era with a simple aesthetic.

Anneliese Elder

Hi I’m Anneliese, everyone calls me Anna (pronounced like Princess Anna from Frozen). I am a wedding and portrait photographer along the Emerald Coast!

I love creating art out of candid moments and capturing emotion that radiates through my images. Being in the modeling industry for seven years has taught me a lot about being in front of the camera and about being behind it. I enjoy using my unique perspective to bring editorial vibes to your portrait session.
Anneliese Elder - Pensacola Beach / Perdido Key / Navarre Beach Photographer
Linda Higgins - Gulf Shores / Orange Beach / Perdido Key Photographer

Linda Higgins

I was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and raised all over the country.  I decided to make the move down to the beach with my family after meeting with April and discussing career opportunities.  Best decision, ever!!

I really love to read and spend time with my family.  Anything that gets my kids interested in being outside and using their imaginations is what I strive for.

Chyrel Fogarty

I am a wife and a mother of two very busy boys. Although I have lived in Pensacola longer than I have lived anywhere, I still consider my self a mountain girl. I moved around a bit when I was young so in my heart my home town is Evergreen Colorado. It is a small  town in the Rocky Mountains not too far from where the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater is located. (lucky me) I grew up on a lake that is now considered one of the most beautiful ice skating rinks in the world.

Orange Beach / Gulf Shores Photography Team
Michelle Hatcher - Fort Morgan / Orange Beach / Gulf Shores Photographer

Michelle Hatcher

I’ve lived in Gulf Shores for several years now, but grew up just outside of New Orleans. My husband and I recently bought our first little house on Fort Morgan and live here with our two fur kids.

It’s just the best really, to be able to tell stories through photographs. And it’s easiest for me to do that when my clients just relax and have fun! Whether it’s a sweet kiss, laughs that a family shares thanks to dad’s corny jokes, or a pup stealing the show… I think those little moments are the most important, and ones you should cherish.

Brittney Rush

I grew up in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, but moved to the Gulf Coast 12 years ago, so that I could always work with my toes in the sand!  I had lived and worked in Los Angeles for several years and while I liked living on a coast, I didn’t care for the hectic lifestyle. My family had vacationed in Gulf Shores when I was little and it seemed like the best place to combine beautiful scenic beaches, and the hometown feel that I missed so much while living in a big city.

Management Team
Orange Beach / Gulf Shores Photography Team

Brandon Baker

I’m originally from Daphne, AL.  After living in California for a year, my wife and I moved to Orange Beach, AL. We wanted to live closer to family and still live by the water.

I love traveling around to new places in my VW bus with my wife.  My favorite thing about photography is the places it can take you and the people you meet.

Colette Baker

I’m originally from Michigan.  After living in California for a year, my husband Brandon and I decided to move back home to Alabama to be closer to family.

Photography has been my passion for over 6 years now, and what I love most is the ability to create a beautiful lasting moment.

Colette Baker - Gulf Shores / Orange Beach / Perdido Key Photographer
Walt Loyle - Gulf Shores / Fort Morgan / Orange Beach Photographer

Walt Loyle

I’m originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania. I moved to Gulf Shores in 1998 after a stint in LA. I spent most of my summers in my youth visiting grandparents in Gulf Shores. I loves the coast but find the Gulf Coast beaches to be the most beautiful.

When I’m not taking family portraits on the beach, I’m on the beach or on my bicycle.