30A Starfish Family in Santa Rosa Beach

The Story


The Creation Story of The Starfish Family.  I started working at the art gallery Artists at Gulf Place on  beautiful 30a in 2008. People would always come in and request original gifts for the happy couple because they were in town for a beach wedding. They didn't want to do the usual champagne flutes. They wanted something beachy and original for a gift so I created the starfish bride and groom and photographed the starfish wedding at the beach in March 2012. This first original photo is page 4 in the book. The reaction to this image was amazing and it inspired me to create a larger family, more adventures and a calendar. After more adventures then came the book. And still today I am creating more starfish activities and adventures. Also, a line of Notecards for all occassions, Magnets, Holiday Ornaments, Wedding Cake Toppers, Coloring Pages and more!


The Books


The Starfish Family Books were created, photographed, written and self published by me...I love the road it has taken me down and can't wait to see what is next.  Books are available at these awesome locations!  

The Artists at Gulf Place - 40 Town Center Loop. Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 / 850.622.0400 

Sundog Books - 89 Central Square, Seaside, FL 32459 / 850.231.5481 

The Saltwater Cottage in Navarre & Viera Beach, FL 

The Hidden Lantern - Bookstore, 84 N Barrett Sq, Rosemary Beach, FL 32461 / 850.231.0091 


Footprints Gifts - 9818 Hwy 98 W, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 /  850.837.6711


The Family


Meet The 30A Starfish Family!

Sunnee, Sandee, Shellee, Reef and Rocco!

The Adventures of the Starfish Family is a delightful tale of Rocco and his adventurous family. Come along as they explore fun things to do on the white sandy beaches of 30A along the Emerald Coast.  One of a kind photo story book for all ages.

The Starfsih Family SEAS THE DAY is the second book that follows the adventures of The Starfish Family! I hope this book inspires you to be a starfish and Seas the Day!

John Hollan Photography in Santa Rosa Beach 

30A Starfish Family in Santa Rosa Beach 

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