Creating great portraits starts with fun family poses.

Meet Rachel’s family from Colorado.  Rarely, they get together with her sister Kristin and the parents.  They like to meet at their favorite childhood beach, Gulf Shores, Alabama!

family photo poses at the beach

Mom & dad interacting with the kids.

Here they are, reliving great memories and creating new ones with the boys.

Rachel’s family wanted fun photos that captured the true essence of family.  This active group is not a sit-down or even a standstill kind of group.  They are a-moving’ and groovin’ crew!  Their request requires some on the spot family poses.

beach portraits by Beach Shutters Photography

Taking a rest on the log!

We love casual, candid, and lifestyle photography.

The beach is a great place to run, play, and interact with your family.  Beach Shutters Photography in Orange Beach likes to capture life as it is happening.  That is precisely what we have here, a family that is living life!

family reunions at the beach in Alabama

Beach Family reunions are the best!

There are all sorts of family poses.

Active groups like this one call for playful poses, and some families like traditional portraits.  There is no right or wrong. It is just a matter of personal opinion.  We try to get a variety of family poses in all of our sessions, leaning towards the casual end of the spectrum.

beach photos in Gulf Shores

Fun, candid, lifestyle photography!

On this particular day, we met for afternoon photos.

Although we usually aim for sunset or sunrise, sometimes that is not possible.  Afternoon photos can be hot and bright.  We always have to mindful of the position of the sun, making sure there is no squinting and minimal shadows.  When done right, the result is bright, airy, and cheerful family photos.

beach vacations in Gulf Shores

The original 4. Mom, dad, and daughters!

beach photos with the grandparents

Hey, the grandparents are here!

family activities in Orange Beach

All together now!

As a photographer in Orange Beach, we know family poses.

During the Spring and Summer months, we take photos daily.  This means that we meet all kinds of families, and need to be ready for anything.  Coming up with new family poses is what we do almost every evening and some afternoons!

Alabama beach photographers

Catch me if you can!