Senior portrait with ocean as backdrop.

Senior Portraits on the Beach in Gulf Shores

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 to us and we understand we have to make their images impeccable. I will stop at nothing less than perfection and do everything in my power to go over the top. We are looking for the right angles, the right lighting, the perfect balance, and the perfect pose. Our seniors expect boom and we definitely try to bring it.

This mornings sunrise senior session was no exception. We actually woke to thunderstorms in the area and had to deviate from our original plan, but found a dry spot and window and got it done. It would have been easy to make a call and cancel but we stuck it out and had one of our best senior sessions of the year. Sometimes things happen and throw us off guard like the weather, but our sixteen years of experience have taught us to roll with the punches and work with what mother nature provides and shift accordingly. More often than not, we are successful. With super overcast skies, low light dragging the shutter at the pier is one of my favorites. So we changed locations and the pallet of colors was set. This shot comes from way before sunrise, but with proper lighting techniques, it is a very effective contrast between subject and water. In my early years of photography, I would run from dark situations like this morning but now I embrace them. These type of images only happen every so often, but when they do I smile ear to ear all day long. Sometimes the hardest lighting situation can provide the best reward. I am positive our senior from this morning will completely agree, though she is going to have an extremely tough choice deciding

With super overcast skies, low light dragging the shutter at the pier is one of my favorites. So we changed locations and the pallet of colors was set. This shot comes from way before sunrise, but with proper lighting techniques, it is a very effective contrast between subject and water. The light dazzles a dance of fluid motion.

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