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Family Beach Portrait Inquiries


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Orange Beach Photographer


I am a portrait photographer living in Baldwin County and serving Gulf Shores and other coastal communities along the Gulf Coast including Orange Beach, Perdido Key, Pensacola Beach, and Dauphin Island. Destination beach weddings in Orange Beach and family vacation beach portraits are services I provide. I love natural light photography and if it looks great at the time of the shoot we roll with it. However, nature doesn't always cooperate as much as we would like it to. I also use portable studio lights to add a little pop or really go for a dramatic flare. Thunderstorms during the summer are always a possibility. As long as it isn't raining or lightning those clouds in the background can make for dramatic looking backdrops. If you are having a beach wedding, being prepared for just about any kind of weather will help insure you preserve the memories of your day.

My outdoor sessions typically start an hour before sunset. We can watch the hourly forecasts and move the time up or down depending on how the radar looks. If for some reason we do have to cancel because of weather we can try a makeup day or shoot in the studio at Foley, Alabama. 

My family beach sessions start at $350 for print orders and digital files. 

Family Beach Portraits


Your vacation at the beachor wedding day is a fleeting moment. It seems the day will never come. Once it arrives, time moves quickly and is gone in an instant. My job is to freeze that moment in time and capture your history. This moment will never happen again. This is your story as a family as it is right now. These memories will be shared for generations and will be your legacy. It is enjoying the first time your child jumps into the water at the beach or celebrating the life of a grandmother that has been the solid rock for your family. It isn't about capturing perfection, it's about capturing the perfect moment. Long after the wedding reception, or after family members once again go their separate ways after the family reunion, the photographs will remain.

Gulf Shores Family Portrait PhotographerGulf Shores Family Portrait PhotographerA little girls portrait taken at a beach house in Gulf Shores among the sea oats and fence. Perdido Key Family Portrait | Orange Beach PhotographerPerdido Key Family Portrait | Orange Beach PhotographerA family beach portrait taken in Perdido Key, Florida. Gulf Shores Family PortraitGulf Shores Family PortraitA portrait taken on the West end of Gulf Shores Beach during Thanksgiving week. This time of year the sun sets over the water so we get a little different look during family beach portraits in the Fall and Winter. Gulf Shores Family Beach PortraitGulf Shores Family Beach PortraitI try to make family beach sessions fun for the kids. I see so many times parents trying to force smiles that they get fake smiles that do not represent the personalty of their children. When I tell the children to do whatever they want their personalties come through. Family Photographer in Orange Beach | Perdido KeyFamily Photographer in Orange Beach | Perdido KeyBrother with his baby sister during a family beach portrait session in Perdido Key, Florida Gulf Shores Family PhotographerGulf Shores Family PhotographerA family reunion at a beach house in Fort Morgan near Gulf Shores, Alabama Orange Beach Photographer | Perdido Key Family PortraitOrange Beach Photographer | Perdido Key Family PortraitThe remnents of Tropical Storm Gordon provided a dramatic and beautiful backdrop for this sibling family beach portrait in Perdido Key, Florida. Family Beach Portraits  Orange Beach | Perdido KeyFamily Beach Portraits Orange Beach | Perdido KeyThis was taken during a family portrait session in Perdido Key, Florida. Hurricane Michael created tidal pools on the beach and this creates some wonderful opportunities for some abstract portrait work. Dusk Family Beach Portrait in Perdido Key FloridaDusk Family Beach Portrait in Perdido Key FloridaA family beach portrait taken in Perdido Key, Florida after sunset. This little girl just woke up when we started the session and so was a little tired and not feeling great at the start of the session. At the end of the hour session, we had a great sky after sunset and she got her second wind! Orange Beach Candid Beach PortraitOrange Beach Candid Beach PortraitLet the kids play! A candid family portrait taken while playing on the beach during a family vacation.