A Perfect Photo Session in Gulf Shores
What is the recipe for a perfect photo session?
There is something happy about these photos. Can you put your finger on it? Do they make you smile back at the screen?
Meet Kylie & Katie. These 2 friends are vacationing together with their families here in Gulf Shores, Alabama. One of their planned activities was to split a photo session. We did just that! Something went right with their session, can you guess what?
Was it a perfect day?
Nope, it was actually a bit foggy, so we started earlier than sunset to avoid losing light. As a matter of fact, these 2 families were scheduled for photos today, but as the weather would have it, rain is coming in. Luckily they were available yesterday, instead of keeping our original plan. Yes, a rainy day gives me time to catch up on editing and Blog. So here I sit at the computer, instead of being out on the beach taking family photos.
Did they have perfect photo session lighting?
Not quite. The fog was rolling in, but I do like the interesting clouds. I would say we got a photogenic afternoon. The wind was blowing a bit, but an extra squirt of hairspray can keep the girl’s & GUYS hair in place.
Were you the only person on the beach?
No way! This is Spring Break, at the Phoenix West in Orange Beach. I edited lots of folks out of these photos. It just looks like we were on a deserted beach.
They are a beautiful family of models?
Correct they are a beautiful family, but they have regular careers, and they are not models, but you are getting close. They know what they want from a photo session, and let me know when we met at the beach, so I could help execute the vision. Kylie requested fun photos for a perfect photo session!
What makes this a perfect photo session?
Kylie & Katy wanted playful, fun, not posed photos. They specifically asked for the candid, lifestyle photography that goes hand in hand with beach portraits. This means, get ready for it… You & your family do not look at the camera. Oh, you see it now, don’t you! They are interacting with the ones they love. This adds a personal touch that makes the photos have a playful vibe. A “life is happening” feel that comes with lifestyle photos.
Think it is easy?
It can be if you are willing to look at each other, get splashed sometimes or dance like no one is watching on the beach.
This is not serious business, this is a perfect photo session.
A perfect photo session is light, friendly & fun. It is your family enjoying the evening. We will guide you with a few instructions & be mindful of the wind direction & lighting. Your only job is to smile at your spouse, son & daughter.
Our job is to create the scene for a perfect photo session.
Beach Shutters can push you to your edge of silliness. We may ask you to spin, dance, or run if you are willing. Go ahead & laugh with us, even at yourself. The outcome will be beach memories forever that you can display on the wall. Family Art!
My favorite part about this photo session?
As we were leaving, Keith said he loved seeing his wife’s genuine laugh. That made my day, and now I know our afternoon was a success. I will have repeat clients forever, and they will tell their friends. That made this a perfect photo session for me!