30a Beach Photographers

30a Beach Photographers serving the Beaches of Seaside, Seagrove, 30-A, 30a, 30 a Beach, Watercolor, Watersound, Sowal, South Walton, Santa Rosa Beach, Grayton Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Seacrest Beach, Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, Seacrest, Seagrove, Blue Mountain, Dune Allen, Miramar Beach, and Destin.


We are family portrait photographers based in and around 30A and the Seacrest Area.  We would be honored to capture your time here on our beautiful beaches! Specializing in beach photography and family beach portraits. We use natural and  advanced lighting systems used to create the best portraiture.

Ideas for Posing

Browse family pictures online for inspiration. Remember To: Get in Close, Pucker Up, Get Silly, Hold Hands, Hug It Out, Play it Up, Jump, Lie Down, Stack Them Up, Focus on the Kids, Focus on the Parents, Focus on the Grandparents, & Act Natural.

Looking good in front of the camera, who doesn’t want that!

If you put weight on your back leg, you’ll feel more comfortable and look natural instead of awkward.
To look thinner, leave space between your arms and your body to show your waistline.
Remember to push your shoulders back and don’t slouch.
Avoid looking down to prevent a double chin.
To avoid the totem pole look, bend whatever you can bend.
Don’t leave your arms hanging straight down. Try touching the person next to you or resting your hand on a nearby object.
To avoid shine, use lots of powder on your face and neck.
Give the kids a break in between shots to stretch, run, and play.
Let them play during the pictures! You’ll get great candid shots and capture your little ones the way they really are.
Play peek-a-boo, tickle, and hold the baby up in the air for real, genuine smiles.
Bribery, works very well! Remind them of the reward throughout the shoot.


Available upon request we have a bucket with assorted Starfish & Shells for the kids.

Feel free to bring props that you might help during the session.   Examples are Blanket, Toy, Boat, Umbrella, Boots, Hat, Scarves, Angel Wings, and or Tutu.
30a Beach Photography – What to Wear

Clothing, wear solid neutral colors, stick to lighter tones and pastels.
Try to avoid prints, patterns, and stripes.
A couple or group should be the same or complimentary in style and color clothing.
No short skirts, you will be sitting in the sand. Please make sure the hemline is just above the knee.
No shoes required, you will be barefoot on the beach.
Bring sandals for walking to the beach.
Dress appropriate for the season.
Long sleeves & pants in the Spring, Fall, and Winter.
Short sleeves & shorts for the Summer.

Ladies: Wear your make-up as usual. Use a neutral toenail polish if any.
Please do not wear any moisturizers or creams that are too oily or greasy- Avoid a sandy sticky mess!
Men: Keep in mind that an evening portrait will benefit greatly from a fresh shave!
Eye Glasses: If you wear glasses, try to get your optician to supply you with empty rims for the day of your appointment.
Florida Sea Breezes – The beach is a WINDY place {99.8%} of the time. It is generally a slight breeze around sunrise, by noon a slight to moderate breeze, just before sunset a moderate breeze.


Wear a dress shirt that has button’s on the collar’s.
Avoid ruffles on dresses if possible.
Use hair care products such as hair spray or heavy sculpting gel which has a great hold, promising to keep your hair in check during windy a beach excursion.
Consider using barrettes, bands and hair ties.
Items of Necessity

Bring cold refreshments, especially during the summer months when it is extremely hot.
If the temperature is above 90 degrees consider bringing a personal towel to remove perspiration.
If you have infants & toddlers, baby formula, wipes, diapers & facial tissues.
Additional Tips

Don’t wait until after the session to eat. Please eat before you come to the session. At least have a small snack before you come. Bring water and snacks to avoid mid-shoot meltdowns.

Infants & Toddlers – Make sure they rest during the day. The session time may held around the time your infant or toddler usually goes to bed. Have them take a nap before you head to your portrait session.

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30A Photographers Santa Rosa Beach

30A Photographers Santa Rosa Beach

A beach portrait is a special way to experience the beach, and to bring home a keepsake!


Our work is focused on exclusively shooting family beach photography. We only shoot beach portraiture in the evenings when the light is most pleasing; therefore

availability is limited, your 30A Santa Rosa Beach Photographer has only have one session for each evening.


It’s always best to make a reservation as early as possible, we simply turn many prospects away on

a weekly basis because we are already booked for that time period.



Beach Portraits by Jay & Sey Michael, capture the magic and excitement!


We are on-location beach portrait photographers with specialized equipment designed for beach portrait shooting. The Beach Portrait Company we know how to make your photography experience a fun and memorable one!santa-rosa-beach-family-portrait-photographer

Photographs are detailed works of art, your family will cherish for a lifetime.


Our focus is providing the best possible portrait of your friends and family. Extraordinary images with sophisticated style & flair.

Photographer-Santa-Rosa-Beach-30aWe are specialists in capturing memories of you and your family in Destin, Miramar Beach, Grayton, Seagrove, Seacrest, Seaside, Alys, & Rosemary. We would be honored to create something special for your family.


What is so fabulous about Scenic Highway 30a and Beaches of South Walton.

  • World’s most beautiful white sand beaches.
  • Amazing scenic views of both the Gulf of Mexico
  • Beach villages, nestled against rare coastal dune lakes
  • Upscale Resorts -Vacation Rental
  • World-Class Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Theatres
  • Art Galleries
  • Live Music
  • Beach Bars
  • Water Sports
  • Fishing Charters
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Grayton Beach Family Photographer

Grayton-Beach-Photographer-30A-Santa-RosaGrayton Beach family photographer Jay Michael shoots exclusively for clientele along 30A beaches of South Walton & Destin.




Absolutely Stunning Portraiture on the world’s most beautiful beaches.

Most of our client come from all over the Country!

Our expertise in natural and advanced camera lighting is why we are the areas most sought after beach portrait photographer.

Our Services are by APPOINTMENT ONLY and requires a deposit.

If you have any questions or would like to book your session, please call 850.226.5284

Capture the magic and excitement of your next family vacation with our Beach Portraits Ideas! At The Beach Portrait Company we know how to make your photography experience a fun and memorable one!

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