I try to make the location as simple as possible for families. If shooting at the condo or beach house is more convenient we can do that. However there is always the possibility of having condos in the background and some of the camera angles will be limited. Once a family arrives they can make the final decision if they want to shoot at the place they are staying.
Family Photographer in Perdido KEyA family portrait taken at Perdido Key,Florida.
The standard locations for more natural beach settings is the area around the Gulf State Park Pier in Gulf Shores or Alabama Point-Perdido Pass in Orange Beach.
Orange Beach Family PortraitA family session taken at Perdido Pass in Orange Beach
Beach houses on Fort Morgan Road make for great locations to shoot. The houses along the beach are not as obtrusive as high rise condos.
Family Reunion Photographer in Gulf ShoresA family portrait taken at a beach house on Gulf Shores West Beach Sunset Portrait at BeachA family portrait session taken at the Indies and Dunes Condominiums down Fort Morgan Road in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
There are also back bays and marinas that can give you a different look. Shooting on the bay side will have the benefit of a sunset over water. During the summer the sun sets behind the beach on the Gulf side.
Family Sunset Portrait Fort MorganA sunset family portrait taken at Tacky Jacks on Fort Morgan Road in Gulf Shores.