Vacation Destination Photography: Palm Waters River House on the Rainbow River

A wonderful gift is when you see pictures of a location online and you know it is going to be beautiful — but then you arrive and everything is even better than you imagined. It is so magical that you barely want to sleep and you even set you alarm to watch the sunrise (this was a first for me). It was that good.

Where you ask? Where/what is this vacation destination? It’s a house in Dunnellon, Florida on the Rainbow River. The word “house” doesn’t do it justice - it’s a very comfortable home with enough room for a few families with the most gorgeous porch to enjoy meals. And then, the outdoor space provides relaxation in addition to a number of activities to keep everyone entertained.

Vacation Destination photography is such a thrill. It comes with a lot of pressure (will the weather provide good opportunities, will my kids enjoy the activities, will I be able to create unique images). I did not need to worry at the Palm Waters River House (PWRH for short). I had my camera in hand from the moment we arrived until we were forced to leave - haha! I was inspired by the sun, the trees, the clear water, the animals, and watching my children enjoy nature.

Get ready to want to visit PWRH - I included pictures of the house, the variety of nature we saw, and all the activities we enjoyed (the swing, water toys, fishing, swimming, tree climbing). The superhosts provided everything we could possibly need and their recommendations were spot on - just wish we had more time to do even more! Guess we will have to go back! If you are interested in booking a stay, here is the link! If you are interested in discussing your vacation destination photography needs, contact me!

We will start with the house and property images!


Oh, the swing. The kids were ALWAYS on it. The adults fought to be the “best pusher”. My dad won!

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There were enough kayaks, canoes and paddle boards to keep our entire big family happy and enjoying the crystal clear water together.


The newly constructed dock was the place to be! The excitement of catching a fish never gets old!!

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We definitely enjoyed spending time on and IN the water! And my dad built a fire in the firepit so we could all enjoy s’mores!

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And the last section of images include all the nature images - the animals I saw, the birds I was lucky to catch on camera, and the sunrises and sunsets that were each unique and beautiful in their own way!