DeAnna Lambeth is a story teller.
Unlike authors or painters, though, Lambeth’s stories come from behind her camera lens and are reflected in each photo she takes.
“I love hearing and capturing stories,” Lambeth says of her photo sessions with residents of the Emerald Coast.
The 26-year-old said her love for photography started at a young age while adventuring with her family. Through those experiences she met a variety of people inspiring her to want to capture them in their every day lives and on their special days.
“I love photography so much because when I’m on shoots I’m enjoying myself and it’s not just a job,” she said.
Lambeth said her first shot at photography began in high school when she worked at the Sear’s Portrait Studio and went on from there while working as a photojournalist at the Pensacola News Journal.
Today, she is pursuing her Master’s in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design online and has created a name for herself with her photographer business Distinctively De.
The native Floridian said she tries to differentiate herself from other photographers by taking in whole scenes while shooting. She says typical poses are just not for her.
“I like to capture all of the aspects of the wedding so they remember it instead of just straightforward posing,” Lambeth said.
Lambeth said through her work she tries to capture moments that can tell a story long after the subjects of the photos cannot share the story.
“I try to capture their special day so that later on, if they’re passing it on to their children, or grandparents or friends that weren’t able to be there, through the images they feel like they were there,” Lambeth said.