Hi I'm Sey Michael my photographic journey is never complete. That is what makes it so exciting! I want to tell your stories through my lens, not just take photographs. This section is important to ensure that we are the right fit! So I feel comfortable enough to make that magic happen. Expect to have fun! Allow me to take over the task of “catching the shot” while you have a stunning and spectacular time with your family and friends. Play, tickle, get sandy, be silly, and truly enjoy the moment!
Our beach photography team is supported by people with one common goal, to create extraordinary keepsakes.
If you have any questions call me at 850-226-5284
We absolutely adore all of the wonderful families we had over the years. Our passion comes through in an energetic, “all-in” approach to each session. Focusing on authentic and candid moments of your beach vacation. We shoot in a very “loose” documentary style, capturing your time together as it's happening. We truly would love being a small part of the special moments during your stay. Our clients frequently comment at the end of a session, “I excited to see how the pictures come out, we had so much fun!”
Sey Michael - Owner/Photographer
Award winning photographer & nationally recognized photographer Sey Michael has 15 years working behind the camera . A Member of various organizations such as ADSO, Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton, WPPI and PPA. Sey specializes in what she loves the most, children's beach portraiture! "I have a true passion for working with children and love to create timeless memories my clients will cherish forever!" Living the "Salt Life" interests are boating, fishing, and snorkeling. Visiting new destinations and sight seeing and enjoys an occasional late night rendezvous in her car.
Chris McFerran - Photographer
Specializes in large family groups and weddings. Chris has obtained a bachelor's degree in Photography from the University of North Florida. Has extensive background as a freelance photographer and has been shooting for many seasoned professionals. A native of northwest florida and grew up in Shalimar. Chris has produced some of the most dramatic portraits I have ever seen! Chris has been working with me for 12 years.
Ryan Hope - Photographer
He loves shooting intimate portraits of families and children. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan and is the newest member of our team. Ryan is a self trained natural light photographer. Worked as a lead portrait photographer for a national studio for 6 years before joining us. Member of organizations such as Scarab Club of Detroit , Ann Arbor Camera Club, WPPI and PPA. Lives in Destin and has a wife and has 2 young children. He has been with us for 3 years.
Photo Retoucher - Christy Stephenson
has been with us for 7 years. She's a Free Spirit, loves to draw, loves surfing, and gardening.
Photo Retoucher - Laura Banks
has been with us for 4 years. Skilled photoshop and digital artist. She loves dancing the tango and cooking.
Print Master - Steve Benson
is a expert in photo reproduction. Steve has a degree in Graphic Design from SCAD, and has a passion for landscape photography. Hobbies are kayaking and deep sea fishing. Steve's been with us for 10 years.
We our Northwest Florida’s, Premier Beach Photography Company
serving the Beaches of 30-A, 30a, 30 a Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Seagrove, 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, Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, Destin and Sandestin.
We highly value special occasions such as a portrait of your child or children.
Treasure capturing these milestones, sessions are shot with care and patience in this wonderful landscape. Building reassurance and confidence with your child during the session.
We work quickly to achieve several good images that will produce a beautiful finished portrait.
HANDCRAFTED FAMILY PORTRAITS
We all understand the importance and value of a beautifully handcrafted family beach portrait. All prints are handcrafted in a professional lab. We use the highest quality products on the market. Let us create something extraordinary for your family.
Session prices are based on number of people, location, and special requests. Fifty percent due when booking and remainder on the day of the session. If the weather does not permit us to take your photos on the date selected, we will reschedule. If rescheduling is not possible due to weather or timing of your vacation, your payment will be refunded in full. Each package includes a digital download of your images. Prints and Heirloom Canvases are sold separately.
45 minutes, up to 30 people.
All Inclusive Package - No sitting or session fees
Large Family - Digital Package, 30 beautifully edited digital files with our editing touches. Fully edited images in high resolution with copyright print release.
Regular Price $800.00, Now $440.00 add $50.00 for 30A and South Walton Beaches.
$440 - 490
30 minutes, up to 5 people.
All Inclusive Package - No sitting or session fees
Small Family - Digital Package, 20 beautifully edited digital files with our editing touches. Fully edited images in high resolution with copyright print release.
Regular Price $600.00, Now $270.00 add $50.00 for 30A and South Walton Beaches.
$270 - 320
20 minutes, Couples Only
All-Inclusive Package - No sitting or session fees
Maternity | Anniversary | Engagement - Digital Package, 15 beautifully edited digital files with our editing touches. Fully edited images in high resolution with copyright print release.
Regular Price $500.00, Now $225 add $50.00 for 30A and South Walton Beaches.
$225 - 275
PRINTS & HEIRLOOM CANVASES
OUR PROFESSIONAL PRINTS
HANDCRAFTED ON THE HIGHEST QUALITY PORTRAIT PAPER ($200.00 MINIMUM ORDER)
À la carte pricing only.
Highest Rated Professional Paper.
Excellent color consistency.
Lustre Finish, low sheen and smudge resistant.
Lifetime Guarantee against fading.
Archival paper rated up to 200 years.
We can also custom print any size up to 60 inches in width.
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
HEIRLOOM CANVASES, FINE ART- MUSEUM QUALITY TRUE GICLÉE
Our heirloom gallery wraps are 1 1/2 inches in depth.
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 shipped 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.
Looking good in front of the camera.
• 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.
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.
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.
If you have an infant or toddler, the session is held around the time they usually goes to bed. Have them take a nap midday. Make sure to wake them up an hour or so before you leave.
The beach can be windy. It is generally a slight breeze around sunrise, by noon a slight to moderate breeze, just before sunset a moderate breeze. Wear dress shirts that has button’s on the collar’s. Avoid ruffles on dresses if possible. Use hair care products hair spray or heavy sculpting gel also consider using barrettes, bands and hair ties.
What to Wear - Clothing, 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.
No short skirts, please make sure the hemline is just above the knee.
Feel free to bring any props during the session that will get your child’s attention.
Blanket, Toy, Boat, Umbrella, Hat, Scarves, Angel Wings, and Tutu's