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Boy posing for picture on beach

Are you taking a last minute trip to the beach this summer before school starts and looking for info on beach portraits in Orange Beach? This time of year the crowds are starting to subside and the heat is starting to drop. The changing of the seasons is always welcomed here, but this time of...

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Siblings posing for picture on beach

One of the best things about being an Orange Beach photographer is that we get to meet many awesome families that are on vacation and enjoying some much-needed family beach time. With the hustle and bustle of everyday modern life, we need such family beach breaks to re-center...

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Photography with mom and four sons with ocean in background

I bet you just can't name a better way to spend a spring break than with a family trip to the Perdido Key Beach. Thank goodness our group from yesterday did just that. Last night we got to spend an afternoon session on the beach with this awesome family while...

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Child having picture made at beach

Meet Garrett!!! We had the awesome opportunity of working with him and his wonderful extended family at last night's sunset beach portrait session. Garrett is three and he said his absolute favorite things to do while on vacation is "playing on the beach". Thank goodness...

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High School Senior posing for yearbook photo

This time of year is one of my favorites at the beach, especially for senior portraits at the beach. Summer is starting to come into season and life is once again returning to our quaint little island. It is also the time of year we get to work with high school seniors for this year's class...

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A surprise proposal on the bow of the boat

She said YES!!!

What a wonderful day for a romantic sunset couples cruise! It was even better because this handsome guy decided to pop the most important question! He wanted a surprise proposal and what better way to set the stage than a romantic sunset cruise. He had actually been...

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Surprise Engagement Beach Photography

What a great session last night on the beach while doing some Gulf Shores engagement photography! This handsome fellow thought it would be a great idea to pop the question during his couples photography beach session. It was an absolute surprise and this beau pulled it off without a hitch. He...

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Two brothers taking beach picture

We've entered the era of the photographic "LOST GENERATION". People are taking photos more than ever, but they're nearly all digital files with very few tangible prints being produced. By now we know that digital never means safe, yet millions of memories are currently being entrusted to...

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Couple hugging on front of sail boat

What is more romantic that sunset cruise with a surprise engagement? Absolutely nothing! Last night we were fortunate enough to take part in just that. The story we were able to tell was just amazing. The weather was perfect, and the sound of the wind hitting the sails made for the perfect...

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Are you looking for a photographer near Gulf Shores? If you are, we would love to tell you all about our services. We are a husband and wife team and we are passionate about professional family beach portraits. In fact, that is all we do! Since 2001, we have served the beautiful Gulf Shores,...

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Family portrait on beach with sunsetting behind them over the ocean.

I sure hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and had an opportunity to get out and take some Gulf Shores sunset family beach photography! We sure did, plus we got to spend yesterday afternoon with this wonderful family while on their fall beach break vacation. I am just amazed at how nice...

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Warm fall weather makes for wonderful beach backgrounds for professional portrait beach photography. I really think mother nature has forgotten to turn on the winter weather down here at the beach. Lucky for us, since it has been a few years since we had a super duper warm Thanksgiving. Side...

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Image of young girl looking into camera

Fall is our absolute favorite time of year for Perdido Key professional family beach portraits. This is the time of year to come to the beach in my opinion. The crowds are gone, the warm weather is still highly abundant, and the dolphins are lonely and need your family to come and watch them...

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Picture of sunset in Gulf Shores

You have successfully managed to find yourself on vacation! CONGRATULATIONS, you have made it to the edge. The schedule is packed for the rest of the week with all kinds of fun activities. You even managed to book with a vacation babysitter for tomorrow night and for the first time in six months...

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Family photograph on a beach with ocean in background

There is absolutely no better time to come to the beach than right now for Gulf Shores family photos. Our little island is almost deserted. Ask any local and they will quickly tell you October is the best month of the year. With the heat of summer gone and winter still months away, your...

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Cute little girl posing for picture on the beach

I get super excited this time of year for family beach portraits Perdido Key style because it is absolutely my favorite time of the year. The heat of the summer is gone, the traffic is light, and the beaches are almost always void of people. Locals call this time of the year “Theirs” because...

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Young girl sitting in chair on beach with sunset in background

This is one of my absolute favorite time of year for Gulf Shores sunsets. Most of the year, the sun sets through condos and we only get perfect sunrises. Not this time of year and we absolutely love rocking the sunset. In my opinion, there is nothing cooler than a deserted beach and a...

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Senior portrait with ocean as backdrop.

One of my absolute favorite sessions is senior portraits on the beach in Gulf Shores. Senior portraits are so important, and I honestly get scared before every session because I understand we have to rock them and make each and every senior look and feel flawless. Our seniors are so important...

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Little boy sitting on boardwalk posing for portrait

There is nothing that gets me up and going in the morning better than a cup of coffee and professional portraits in Perdido Key. Sure the coffee gets the old legs a moving but the portraits make my heart go pitter patter, and I am positive they have the same effect on every single client we...

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Young girl on beach

So you are looking for candid beach portraits? Perhaps a little something different than the sit here, look here, say cheese type photography you grew up with? Well, we get it and we understand what you are looking for! We get candid, and we do it well. Don't get me wrong, great candid stuff is...

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Sunrise family beach portrait

One of my absolute favorite sessions is sunrise family beach portraits at Martinique on the Gulf. Martinique on the Gulf sits next to a vast wildlife refuge with many miles of uninterrupted dunes in the background. We don’t actually work on the wildlife refuge but are able to let it become the...

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Candid family beach portrait

Sun Shots specializes in professional family beach portrait photography, and we have a passion for making art that stands out above the rest of the crowd. Time, location, experience, and the right equipment all goes into making a perfect beach portrait session go off without a hitch. It takes...

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Brother and Sister posing for photograph on beach

Beach photography Perdido Key is our specialty. Sun Shots is a husband and wife team and we have been serving the Gulf Coast since 2001. We are two artists with one vision of making perfect family beach portraits for your family. Stopping at nothing but perfect, we pride ourselves on being the...

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High school senior posing for beach picture

Orange Beach senior portrait sessions are our absolute favorite. We love going over the top for every single one of our senior portrait sessions. Beach photography is all about fun and relaxation and that is exactly how we handle our senior beach photography sessions.

The beach is a...

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