Updated: Jul 13
Summer is my favorite season. It's the time of year for outdoor barbecues, beach days, and relaxing in the sun. Summer in Florida is especially awesome because there's so much coastline for summer fun on the beach, including getting a family portrait session in. Recently, we photographed the Lutey family for an epic outdoor portrait shoot. Here's how it went:
Family Beach Photo Shoot
Like I mentioned, Florida has tons of coastline and it's known for it's great beaches. Here in the Gulf, we have beautiful white-sand beaches like those in Destin and Pensacola Beach, along with plenty of beachside tourist attractions to keep families occupied. For this reason, many families visiting from out of town choose to vacation here and snag some timeless beach photos while they're at it.
Getting pictures done on the beach is truly a unique experience here in the Gulf, especially if you have small children. The sights and sounds from the beach can help keep kids engaged and occupied during a photography session, and they'll be able to play in the water as a reward after the session.
Beach Photographer in Destin, Florida
For our session we made our way out to Destin Beach. Touted as "the world's luckiest fishing village", Destin is a tourist destination in the Gulf that receives over 3 million visitors annually. There's plenty of things to do here, including getting a signature beach photoshoot done by Austen Hunter. Destin's known for it's pristine white sands that look especially beautiful contrasted with the pink and purple hues of a rolling cloudy sunset, which we get often during the summertime.
Henderson Beach State Park Family Photos
Adjacent to the city of Destin is Henderson Beach State Park. It's a great place to visit for a beach day and the outdoor-inclined, as there is a campground and a few short nature trails to observe the local wildlife. This is where we decided to do our photoshoot, starting near the parking lot before making our way down to the beach. During the summertime, Henderson Beach can get quite crowded, nevertheless, we were still able to get some great shots. Here's how they came out:
It doesn't matter if you are a vacationer or a local who's lived here your whole life: the beach is a timeless backdrop that will always photograph well with your family. If you're in need of new family photos on the beach, get in touch with me and we'll make some magic happen.
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Austen Hunter Photography is a Pensacola, Florida photographer who specializes in senior picture photography, beach photography, fashion photography, graduation photography, military portrait photography and headshot photography in a bold, graphic style, from Destin and 30A Florida, to Pensacola to Orange Beach and Gulf Shores Alabama. Austen Hunter has been published internationally and is known for his bold, graphic, and clean photographic style. He uses a variety of both natural light and off-camera flash to capture images. People book Austen for outdoor portrait sessions or sessions conducted at his home studio.