Investment

(Full Session) 45 minutes, up to 30 people.

All-Inclusive Package – No sitting or session fees

  • Digital Package, 30 beautifully edited digital files with our editing touches*.
  • Fully edited images in high resolution with copyright print release.
  • 50% deposit required to hold reservation.Refund Policy

Early Season, save 55% off booked events from January 1st – April 15th,  sale ends 4/01/18.  Now $360.00, Regular Price $800.00, add $50.00 for 30A and South Walton Beaches.

Spring & Summer, save 40% off booked events from April 16th – August  30th,  sale ends 4/01/18.  Now $440.00, Regular Price $800.00, add $50.00 for 30A and South Walton Beaches.

Fall & Winter, save 55% off booked events from September 1st – November 30th,  sale ends 4/01/18.  Now $360.00, Regular Price $800.00, add $50.00 for 30A and South Walton Beaches.

 

(Mini Session) 20 minutes, up to 5 people.

All-Inclusive Package – No sitting or session fees

  • Digital Package, 15 beautifully edited digital files with our editing touches*.
  • Fully edited images in high resolution with copyright print release.
  • 50% deposit required to hold reservation.

Early Season, save 55% off booked events from January 1st – April 15th,  sale ends 4/01/18.  Now $270.00,  Regular Price $600.00, add $50.00 for 30A and South Walton Beaches.

Spring & Summer, save 40% off booked events from April 16th – August  30th,  sale ends 4/01/18.  Now $360.00,  Regular Price $600.00, add $50.00 for 30A and South Walton Beaches.

Fall & Winter, save 55% off booked events from September 1st – November 30th,  sale ends 4/01/18.  Now $270.00,  Regular Price $600.00, add $50.00 for 30A and South Walton Beaches.

 

(Mini Session) 20 minutes, Couples Only / Maternity – Anniversary – Engagement

All-Inclusive Package – No sitting or session fees

  • Digital Package, 15 beautifully edited digital files with our editing touches*.
  • Fully edited images in high resolution with copyright print release.
  • 50% deposit required to hold reservation.

Early Season, save 55% off booked events from January 1st – April 15th,  sale ends 4/01/18.  Now $225.00,  Regular Price $500.00, add $50.00 for 30A and South Walton Beaches.

Spring & Summer, save 40% off booked events from April 16th – August  30th,  sale ends 4/01/18.  Now $300.00,  Regular Price $500.00, add $50.00 for 30A and South Walton Beaches.

Fall & Winter, save 55% off booked events from September 1st – November 30th,  sale ends 4/01/18.  Now $225.00,  Regular Price $500.00, add $50.00 for 30A and South Walton Beaches.

 

This weeks special, all session booked before March 1st, 2018 receive a free 16 x 24 handcrafted print.

 

 

Details for All-Inclusive Packages*

What’s Edited

  • enhancing skin tones
  • adjust light values
  • color correction
  • tonal correction
  • straighten images
  • sharpen details in image

(Alterations) Not included

  • head swaps – photoshop
  • removing people
  • add or change sky
  • teeth whitening
  • removing bloodshot eyes
  • altering body parts
  • blowing hair
  • altering clothing
  • altering facial features
  • excessive acne
  • wrinkles
  • smooth skin and tan lines
  • enhance lips & cheeks
  • enhance eyes
  • removing small facial blemishes

Other charges apply for removing natural debris from the beach which is a part of the environment, such as seaweed, seashells, and dark sand. Charges also apply for adding or removing foreground, background and buildings. These applications are specialized and are not considered basic retouching. Specialized retouching services are based on an hourly rate of $60.00

Refund Policy

  • A event may be cancelled due to weather conditions (rain or high wind above 25mph) we will make every attempt to reschedule your session.
  • If we cannot reschedule – a refund will be issued.
  • If you need to reschedule due to an emergency, please call us as soon as possible.
  • Cancellation of the session will lose the deposit automatically.
  • Cancellation on the day of the session will lose the deposit and the remainder of the session fee will be charged.
  • Absent from any scheduled appointment will forfeit deposit & remainder of the session fee will be charged.

Our photographers have special permits for the beach, and liability insurance required by the state and county. If you have any questions please call 850-226-5284.The Beach Portrait Company - Photography Destin, Florida

 

Professional Handcrafted Prints

Printed on the highest quality portrait paper.

  • Excellent color accuracy and luminance.
  • Lustre Finish, low sheen and smudge resistant.
  • Lifetime Guarantee against fading.
  • Archival paper rated up to 200 years.

4 x 6        $38.00     

5 x 7        $38.00     

8 x 10      $52.00     

10 x 20   $300.00     

11 x 14     $164.00     

12 x 18     $330.00     

12 x 24     $395.00

16 x 20     $349.00     

16 x 24     $428.00     

20 x 24     $549.00     

20 x 30     $678.00     

24 x 30     $859.00     

30 x 40    $1304.00

40 x 60    $2038.00

 

Canvas Prints

  • Our heirloom gallery wraps are 1 1/2 inches in depth.
  • Fine Art- Museum Quality true GICLÉE
  • Smooth textured canvas, surface displays extraordinary detail and accurate reproduction.
  • 100% cotton rag for long-term durability.
  • Protective UV coating, satin finish and mounted on stretcher bars.

11 x 14       $600.00     

16 x 20      $638.00     

20 x 24      $824.00     

20 x 30    $1149.00     

24 x 30    $1232.00     

20 x 40    $1554.00

30 x 40    $1949.00     

40 x 60    $2598.00

Shipping & Handling

FREE shipping and handling within the continental United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Orders outside of the continental United States will be charged additional shipping rates. All orders are insured, customers will receive a UPS tracking number when items ship. Processing Schedule for Canvas January thru the end of May, 2 weeks for processing. June thru the end of September, 3 weeks for processing. October thru the end of December, 4 weeks for processing. Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

 

Helpful tips for Family Portraits

Simply is always better. Don’t sweat the small stuff, just enjoy the session.

What is the best time to have a beach portrait? We only shoot beach portraiture in the evenings when the light is most pleasing, simply called The Golden Hour of Light, which provides the most dramatic lighting of the day. Therefore availability is limited, each photographer only has one session for the evening. Any other time of the day the light will be too harsh to obtain a professional quality beach portraits.

Locations

Your beach location & scenery is half of your picture! Some areas we have too many people, choose a place with less people & away from buildings. Dunes in the background or foreground should be small in scale and pristine. If possible select a beach that is level with the horizon. Physically clean up debris such as seaweed around the area where your having the pictures taken. If you plan on choosing to have your picture at the location your vacationing at, it most likely won’t produce the results like the pictures on this website. We will recommend great locations in the area where you are staying.

Preparation

  • 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, it will be hard to remove the sand in sitting poses.
  • 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.

Environment

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.

Remember any type of clothing that can lift in a breeze, usually doesn’t work well in photographs. Wear dress shirt’s that has button’s on the collar corners or use heavy starch on the collars. Avoid ruffles on dresses, tops & skirts if possible. Remember any type of clothing that can lift in a breeze, usually doesn’t work well in beach photographs.

Use hair care products such as hair spray or heavy sculpting gel which has a great hold to keep your hair in check during your beach excursion. Consider using barrettes, bands, and hair ties.

Family Beach Portraits, What to Wear – Clothing Ideas – Coordinate Clothing

  • No short skirts these are family portraits, please make sure the hemline on skirt or dress is just above the knee.
  • No shoes required, you will be barefoot on the beach. Bring sandals for walking to the beach.
  • Wear solid neutral colors, stick to lighter tones and pastels.
  • A couple or group should be the same or complimentary in style and color clothing.
  • By selecting mid tone blues or mid tone greens clothing, you risk blending into your background.
  • Visit fashion boards and clothing boards on Pinterest for ideas.
  • Casual Portraits = Simple & Elegant
  • Use Color Scheme Boards

Trendy / Contemporary Portraits

The photographer will split everyone according to the colors chosen, consider the placement of each person when choosing a color scheme beforehand.

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Contemporary Color Schemes

light blues & light yellow
light blues with white
light turquoise, light khaki, & white
light turquoise, & light denim
light coral & light grey

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Helpful Tip, layout your clothing as shown in these images on this page, consider placement of each person.

Dress appropriate for the season wear long sleeves & pants in the early spring, late fall, and winter. Short sleeves & shorts for the late spring, summer, & early fall.

Additional Tips

Some boys have a tough time with pictures, you may want to consider props such as a football, musical instrument, surf boards, etc… to loosen them up!
Not all the pictures these days are formal. Add some fun to your shots, use some props such as cowboy hats, sunglasses, and funny glasses are great suggestions.
Beach Baby’s, make sure they have a blanket for a portrait, preferably light in color.

IMPORTANT – 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.

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

Posing Tips – 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 the kids 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 if they do well, they will get a reward.
    Items of NecessityBring 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 make sure to bring baby formula, wipes, diapers & facial tissues.

Props

Feel free to bring any props during the session that will get your child’s attention.

  • Starfish & Shells
  • Blanket
  • Toy
  • Boat
  • Umbrella
  • Boots
  • Hat
  • Scarves
  • Angel Wings
  • Tutu

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.
  • Men – Keep in mind that an evening portrait will benefit greatly from a fresh shave!
  • Men – Collar on dress shirts should have buttons, the wind will otherwise lift the corners.
  • Ladies – Avoid ruffles on dressed, if it’s windy the outfit will lay correctly.
  • Eye Glasses: If you wear glasses, try to get your optician to supply you with empty rims for the day of your appointment.
  • Please do not wear any moisturizers or creams that are too oily or greasy- Avoid a sandy sticky mess!

Makeup & Bodycare

  • Ladies: Wear your make-up as usual. Use a neutral toenail polish if any.

Items of Necessity

  • Bring cold refreshments, especially during the summer months when it is extremely hot.
  • If you have infants & toddlers make sure to bring  baby formula, wipes,  diapers & facial tissues.

Other 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 for children to avoid mid-session meltdowns. 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 several hours before you head to your portrait session. Pace their wake up time! Don’t wake them up at least minute to get ready, sleepy kids get irritable.