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Masesi's Family Beach Photos

Over the summer we did a really fun all-in-one Senior/Beach/Family picture session with our client and her family, who were visiting from Canada. Here's how it went:

Pensacola Family Photographer

Pensacola has a ton of photographers for a little town on the coast. The reason why is due to the thousands upon thousands of tourists who visit our community each year, with many of them wanting some professional pictures taken on our iconic white sands.

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Family Beach Pictures

Our session began on a little strip of beach near the Fort Pickens Campground. A long gangplank lead to the beach where our session began, and overall the area is beautiful. Fort Pickens is one of my favorite places for family pictures, as the area features white sands with a smattering of rich green foliage that our protected bird species here use for their nesting. And of course, there's the historical fort, which makes for a beautiful backdrop for all kinds of photography.


Pictures on the beach were especially significant for our client, Masesi, for two reasons. Firstly, the children were graduating from a prestigious private school they had been sent here to attend, and secondly, the family originally hails from a landlocked province in Canada, so family beach photos were a rare opportunity to create an unforgettable family moment.


Senior Pictures on the Beach

Since the kids had just graduated hours before, the family brought a (few) outfit changes to the session, including a nice suit for their son and a beautiful red dress for their daughter. We captured some individual portraits of the graduates right on the shoreline. After that, we got into some celebratory graduation t-shirts for some more family photos. For sessions like this, I always bring a portable changing tent so changing on location is convenient and simple for my subjects.

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As we were finishing the session, rainclouds began to roll in while the sun was setting, resulting in some fabulous backdrops to this lovely family photo session. We tied off the session before the rain came, and ended yet another lovely photoshoot on the emerald coast.


Our Pensacola beaches feature some of the most beautiful coastline in the United States, with tons of exotic and historic places mixed in with it. If you're planning a trip out here - bring the moment back home with a family beach pictures that you'll love. Get in touch with me below to book a session:

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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.