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  • Hello and THANK YOU for taking time out of YOUR busy life to look at the latest updates from Lana Williams Photography. PHOTOGRAPHY is my passion!! I Love, LoVe, LOVE taking photos of people like YOU, it makes my heart smile.

    My photography business is located in Panama City, Florida. I specialize in Newborn, Maternity and Boudoir Photography. I LOVE encouraging women to feel great about themselves and what better way than to dress up sexy and have photos taken! If you've ever wanted that "Special" photo for that certain someone, but didn't know who to ask, now you do!

    I also Love to shoot Beach Portraits here in the Florida Panhandle on our sugar white sand beaches and what can I say about engagement sessions, you guessed it, Love them too!

    Yes, I know, I have used the word "LOVE" a lot, but I do Love what I do and it's how I feel. I hope I can share my love for photography with you. Please subscribe to the RSS feed which will notify you when I have posted a new update on the blog. Lovin Life, Lana

Panama City Beach Photography – Engagement

Last weekend was HOT and HUMID, but it did not stop us from having a fabulous engagement session here in Downtown Panama City and on Panama City Beach.  We had actually scheduled this photography session for the weekend before, but Tropical Storm Debby decided to dump buckets of water on the Gulf Coast that weekend so we postponed the session by a week.  Brian and Nicole are a fun loving couple and full of smiles!  It is so nice to be around a couple in love and enjoying each other’s company!   I asked Nicole and Brian to send me a little bit of info about how they met and a brief description about themselves, so enjoy getting know them a little better and viewing some of their fabulous photos from their Panama City Photography Engagement Session.

Brian and I meet at his 21st birthday party, well to be more specific I met him at his 21st birthday party and he meet me about 2 weeks later… That night Brian was wearing a T-shirt that said BRIAN so naturally I ask him if that was his name and he replied simply with a, no it is Steve. So for two weeks I thought that that was his name!  It was his fun loving and easy going personality that attracted me to him in the first place and continues to do so!

Brian graduated from Bowling Green State University in Ohio with a BS in aviation and technology and joined the Army in July of 2011 to become a Helicopter Pilot. He is currently a Warrant Officer at Fort Rucker, Alabama in the middle of his flight school training.  Nicole also graduated from BGSU with a BS in Dietetics and is currently 2 weeks from finishing up her Dietetic internship in Cleveland, Ohio and 1 semester away from graduating from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with her MS in Nutrition. 
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Panama City Photographer – Panama City Beach Photographer:  Lana Williams

If you are engaged and would love to have a Fun Engagement Photography Session please contact Lana

Williams Photography today!  Session are Photographed in Downtown Panama City and/or on Panama

City Beach.  850-215-7555 or via email:

Panama City Photographer – Family Photography

Yes I know, it’s been way too long since I posted on my blog!  How does the time fly by like it does???  All I know is that I need about 48 hours in one day to get everything done that I want to do.  I blame my lack of blogging on that one factor alone,;-).  Not really, I’ve just been traveling quite a bit lately and that  has put me behind on updating my blog.  Well now that I’m back in Panama City for a while I hope to catch up.

Emily contacted me this past Spring about doing a family session and requested the session take place at one of our local parks.  Unfortunately the day of the session it was raining and humid, so we decided to take the photos at my Panama City, Florida studio.  She brought some books and candy to be teasers for the kids to keep them in a good mood and those props turned out to be great for our photo session.   Emily was so nice  to write a review on my “Google” places page which I am including below.

“Lana did a family lifestyle session for our family in her studio as a suprise birthday gift for my mother. These were the first family photos we have had since the birth of our second child one year ago. Lana was so patient with our kids and her studio is beautiful with plenty of room for them to move around. I don’t know how she did it, but she created some of the most beautiful photos of our family. And my mother was blown away on her birthday. Lana is so talented!”   ……Awww, thank you Emily, you are so sweet!  I loved photographing your beautiful family!

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August 24, 2012 - 10:33 am

Amanda - Lana,
Your work is absolutely stunning. You have an eye for photography! Thank you so much for sharing your images.

Panama City Beach Photographer – Seabreeze Jazz Festival

Another fantastic Seabreeze Jazz Festival is under our belts!  I have been attending the Jazz Fest for the past 10 years and it gets better each and every year!  Yes, those of you that were there know that Saturday wasn’t the best day for weather.  It’s the first time I can remember in the past 10 years that we actually had rain during the day!  Kudos to those that braved the weather and still put on fantastic shows for us!  I even forgot my sunglasses thinking it was going to be rainy and cloudy all day, so I made the easy walk over to Pier Park and bought a great pair of Sunglasses.  I don’t need to much of an excuse to go to Pier Park and shop anyway,:-).  It wasn’t an hour later that it started to FLOOD, but we really cannot complain too much because it was a great weekend by all accounts.

Sunday turned out to be just a marvelous day on Panama City Beach and was a photographers dream.  Gorgeous humidity-free blue sky and a true “Seabreeze” during the day.  Look at Mindi Abair’s hair in these photos and you will see the breeze flowing through her golden blonde locks.  Mindi always puts on a FABULOUS show and has been bringing in local high school band members to play a number with her.  Cheers to Mindi for keeping the young musician’s dream alive.  This was the first time for Trombone Shorty to play our festival and boy, did he ever play!  He had everyone on their feet dancing and we even had a parade of his fans from NOLA start a dance line through the crowd!  FUN TIMES!!  The last artist to play at this year’s festival was the ever amazing Dave Koz!  He, too, knows how to get a crowd on their feet.  It was hard for me to take these photos of  the artists for wanting to dance!  I did manage to get a few moves in between clicks though!

Tickets are already on sale for next years event.  Click here to go purchase yours now and SAVE BIG BUCKS!  Believe me, it is well worth the money and why not stay a few days longer and make it a true vacation here on beautiful Panama City Beach?  We have many wonderful condos just a few minutes from the Festival site and of course do not forget about the great shopping and eateries at Pier Park where the festival is held!

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Contact Lana for all of your event needs at her local Panama City Florida Photography Studio.

1137 Jenks Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401  (850) 215-7555

Panama City Beach Pet Photographer

There could not have been a more perfect day for a fun pet photography session than this past Saturday afternoon on Panama City Beach.  I had photographed Michael and his two adorable pups, Jack and Shelby, two summers ago but this session was extra special as Chris and Baxter were there for the shoot as well!  Living near the marina at Bay Point, we had such great opportunities to photograph in wonderful locations.  This was the first time for me to photograph here and I loved it!  Palm trees, yachts and the sun in the background make for a wonderful backdrop.  The new park was perfect for the pups to run and play.  We thought they would tire out and pose for us, but they were having too much fun-and I don’t blame them for not wanting to sit still very long.  It’s no different then trying to make a child quit playing when they are having fun to pose,:-).  Even with all the puppy energy, we got some great shots.

Oh, and after you have oooh and ahhh’d over these pics,:-) Please go to the following link and vote for me, Lana Williams in the Photography section,  of the “Best of Bay” contest.  Don’t forget you have to hit “submit” on the last page after you have checked by my name.  I would greatly appreciate your support!

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Family and Pet Photographer – Lana Williams Photography, LLC

I’m sure that if you have a pet it is a special member of your family too, so why not include it in your next family photos!  Give Lana a call at her Panama City, Florida studio to schedule your appointment to have Professional Photos with your Pet!  850-215-7555

Panama City Beach Sunset Photography

I’ve been overwhelmed lately with so many photo shoots that I need to edit and upload to their online galleries,  but I’m trying to do my best to blog here about more of those sessions.  This session was just last week – and what a gorgeous week we had  here for our vacationing families!  This wonderful family, The Siebers, were here visiting from their home state of Illinois.  Jaime had emailed me asking about my photography sessions after she found me online.  A couple of days later she decided I was the photographer she wanted to photograph her family while here visiting Panama City Beach.  We picked the date and we both were excited about their upcoming Family Lifestyle Photography Session.

The date came and it was storming on Panama City Beach that morning, of all the days I thought!  Jaime called me at the studio around 10:00 am and asked what was the plan since it was raining.  I told her that here on the Gulf Coast you just never know and we would make our final decision 1 hour before we were supposed to meet late that afternoon.  The skies started to clear after lunch, but there were still some beautiful clouds left from the storm and we had a fabulous photo shoot!

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Panama City Beach Photographer – Lana Williams

Don’t wait until you arrive here on our beautiful beaches to book your families Panama City Beach photography session, call my studio today to save your date!


August 6, 2012 - 2:12 pm

Jessy Garver - Absolutely beautiful! Way to work around the rain that we have been having EVERYday :)