Beach Photographers have it made in our area!

Thanks to our sugar-white sands and clear water here in Orange Beach, we have the most beautiful backgrounds.  For me, there is no better place for family photos than the beach.  Even less than perfect weather works for pictures at the beach.  Some of my favorite family photos were taken on cloudy or even windy days.

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Go ahead and get sandy!


Sunrise and sunset do provide the best lighting according to most beach photographers.

When beach photographers suggest being out on the beach at sunrise, you may think we are nuts.  Not so, this is really a great time for photos.  Beach lighting is tricky.  Not only is there a reflection from the sand and water, but there is usually no shade either.  This means we are dealing with a bright light that can cause squinting and shadows during the daytime.

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Go ahead and get your toes wet!

Bring on the clouds!

The magical hour for beach photographers is sunset or sunrise, and the added bonus of clouds can make for a colorful sky in your background.  For this reason, you should not worry when the afternoon clouds gather on photo day.  I think clouds add an interesting touch to your family beach portraits.

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A great sunset!

Here are some handy hints for you to remember on your photo day.

Try to arrive without any items to carry (sunglasses, phones, purses), there is nowhere to put them during photos, and they are safer from sand, water and scratches in the car.  Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen on the days before photos.  The sun beams at the beach, and sunburn and peeling skin doesn’t photograph very well.  Lastly, hairspray is our friend.  There is almost always a breeze at the beach, so even squirt a little of the sticky stuff on your boy’s hair if you can.

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Simple and elegant beach attire works great!

Relax and have fun with your beach photographers!

Beach portraits are nothing like studio portraits.  We actually have fun, and your session will probably be more playful than you think.  It is our goal to capture your interactions with your family and get the candid “lifestyle” look that everyone loves.

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There is no better background than the beach!

According to the city projections and the economy, it is going to be a busy year here in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores.  As your Alabama beach photographers, we are looking forward to seeing all of your happy, vacationing faces again this year.


Thank you for checking out our Beach Shutters Photography portfolio.  Please click around to see more examples of family photos, wedding photography, real estate photos, senior portraits, and engagement sessions.  We offer lots of different services and hope you will consider us to be your Alabama gulf coast beach photographers!