As one of the best Destin photographers, I know just how to make your portrait stand out. Portrait photography is my specialty, and I'm very proud of my bold and unique style of portraiture that captures you in the best light. I'll work with you to get images that reflect your best self, no matter the occasion. I offer portrait sessions for high school seniors and college grads, family pictures, headshots, personal branding portraits for your business, fashion photography, editorial portraits, engagements and weddings, maternity sessions, and more. My services are perfect for families and individuals wanting to make unforgettable memories, to businesses small and large with professional photography needs.


$275 - $525

Beach picture sessions are a popular local request. The Emerald Coast is known for it's pristine beaches and tourist attractions. Capture some unforgettable memories on the beach with your friends or family, or even just yourself! Whether you're a local or a tourist, I know all the best beaches for a secluded and fun photoshoot.


$275 - $525

Headshots are another specialty of mine, which I offer at my home photography studio or at an outdoor location. People book me for acting headshots, modeling headshots for their portfolios, business headshot photos, and even the occasional dating profile photo. A professional headshot speaks volumes about you and your business or brand.


$275 - $525

Photographing our nation's heroes is one of my greatest honors as a photographer. I specialize in traditional military portraits that can be timeless family mementos. My military portrait sessions can be taken in my home photography studio or even at your base, and you're welcome to bring a friend or loved one to your photoshoot.


$275 - $525

Graduation is a milestone moment in a person's life. That's why I offer senior portrait sessions and graduation photos. Whether your senior is graduating high school or college, I will document the occasion with professional photos. You will have the option to be photographed in my home studio or at your campus or at an outdoor location.


$275 - $525

I offer family photography for families and couples in need of quality portraits. Family Portrait sessions can take place in my home studio or an outdoor location, such as at the beach, in nature, a public park, or even the comfort of your home. My images are captured to be framed on your wall and will be the talk of your family dinner table.

All Sessions Include:

  • Outfit and Location Consultation

  • Direction and posing to make sure you get the best photos, even if you’ve never been in front of a camera before

  • Professional retouching and editing of all images

  • The option to purchase additional images or prints at $20 per additional image, or order a Full Gallery Upgrade for $249


A non-refundable retainer and a signed agreement contract is required to book your session date with me. If you need to reschedule your session after booking, I will work with you to set a new date at no extra cost. However, if you decide against a photoshoot altogether after booking your session, you are not entitled to a refund of your session retainer.

Hi there, I'm Austen!

As your local professional photographer in Destin, Florida, I specialize in capturing precious moments that last a lifetime. Clients love me for my bold and unique style of portraiture that captures you using a combination of natural and artificial light. I'll always get crisp images that flatter you and your loved ones. Are you ready to create incredible pictures? Get in touch and we'll schedule your session today.


Frequently Asked Questions:

➢ How do I book you?

Booking me is an easy process: simply fill out the contact form and then I will give you a call within the next business day to introduce myself and ask any pertinent questions about your desired feel or goal for the photoshoot. We can also meet in person if you'd like!

➢ When do I pay for my session?

My clients typically pay ahead of their session to reserve their time slot. Occasionally, depending on the timing, they pay the day of the shoot.

➢ How will I receive my images?

Images are digitally delivered through an online gallery where you can share, download, or even have your photos printed and delivered!

➢ What if I'm not happy with my photos?

Rarely, a session doesn't go as planned and a client isn't happy with their images. When that happens, I will be there to help identify what went wrong and do whatever I can to make it right. Besides great images, I pride myself on customer satisfaction.

Here's why you should choose me as your Destin Beach Photographer:

Professional Services - I am a dedicated professional who uses quality equipment for your photographic needs. Images are captured, curated, and delivered using professional proofing and gallery services, and all the trimmings you'd expect from a modern photography company. 

Photographing you in the Best Light - I believe that everyone deserves images that make them feel and look good, so I have dedicated my services to helping others get just that! Even if you've never been in front of a camera before, or just don't like being photographed in general, I will apply the right lighting, posing, and angles to leaving you feeling good about your images.


Offering the AHP Experience - My philosophy is that spectacular images aren't enough. I strive to make every photography session an experience they won't forget. Expect to have a fun and pleasant session that will be as unforgettable as your images.

Bold, Graphic Style - Clients love me for my unique style that reflects a true artistic process. Using the techniques of the Old Masters, I apply lighting and composition to create crisp, detailed images that convey mood and emotion, worthy of being hung in your home for decades.

I know you have options; there's plenty of portrait photographers to choose from. Clients choose me over the others because of my unique style, professional approach, and affordable session prices. I focus on quality over quantity,  and ensure that only the most flattering images of you are delivered. I also strive to make every session more than just a photoshoot, but a photographic experience that clients will love and remember fondly well after the images are delivered.

I would love to be your Destin photographer. Whether you would like to document your family's love, celebrate yourself, or promote your business with professional images that stand out; I'm the award-winning Pensacola photographer that can make it happen. Get in touch with me today to schedule your session.


"Austen was so much fun to work with, he was efficient and friendly! The process was a blast and working with his creative team was such a wonderful experience. The photos turned out better than I could've hoped for and I am so glad I chose Austen for my photoshoot! Highly recommend!" - Maelyn C.
"Always love working with Austen! He not only is extremely professional but also such a positive energy to be around and shoot with. I have worked with a handful of times throughout the year and would always do it again. He creates a freedom for the model to try new things and guide them during the shoot. Cheers!" - Alyssa C.