Michele Coleman Photography specializes in creative family & couple beach portraits in the Myrtle Beach area.
We do a limited number of appointments each week and offer both sunrise or sunset times. It's best to contact us 2-3 weeks before your desired session date as spots do fill quickly.
Although we love to create posed family portraits, we also love to capture candid playful moments. Your images will be a mix of both styles. We use only high end professional cameras and lenses and work with natural light and off camera flash/strobe.
We will shoot a lot of images during your session, however we will narrow them down to the best for your online proof gallery. Our goal is quality over quantity. We shoot in digital raw and then process the images for color, sharpness, etc.
SPECIAL MINI SESSION OFFER APRIL & MAY 2018: 20 Minute Session with 10-15 Edited Files and Print Release $249. Up to 4 people. These sessions must take place at Myrtle Beach State Park at certain times of the day. Get in touch for booking!
PACKAGE 1 $399+tax
30 Minute photo session, up to 4 people ONLY, digital download of 20 final high res digital images with print release. (This session is only available at certain times of day)
PACKAGE 2 $449+tax
45 Minute photo session, up to 6 people ($10 per additional person), digital download of 30-40 high res final digital images with print release.
PACKAGE 3 $599+tax
Includes a 1 hour photo session, up to 12 people ($10 per additional person), digital download of ALL high res final digital images with print release.
$75 off any Beach session during off season months November-March.
Want perfection? Retouching is available at a rate of $10 per image.
Beach Location: We try to schedule our beach sessions to take place at Myrtle Beach State Park or Huntington Beach State Park. These parks are gorgeous beach locations for your session. Myrtle Beach State Park offers many looks including beach, pier, boardwalks and palm trees, as well as lush green landscapes with old oak trees. Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet has a beautiful beach, lush dunes, and Atalaya Castle! Another benefit to having your session at a park location is there will be no big hotels and resorts in the background.
If your group cannot meet us at one of these locations, we can discuss doing the session at your location anywhere in the Myrtle Beach area (travel fee may apply).
We do travel for sessions at other beaches in North and South Carolina such as Holden Beach, Oak Isle, Kure Beach, Folly Beach, etc. and encourage you contact us for a quote. Travel fees will apply.
Printing Your Digital Images: We will provide you with a print release form that has a list of top quality consumer print labs to choose from. We have tested the quality of these labs and know that you will get the best possible prints to represent your investment. You will also have the option to order prints and products from us inside of your private online gallery of final images. Your online gallery will be available for 2 weeks.
Tips for Your Beach Session:
Clothing: When planning what to wear please consider the natural colors of the environment we will be working in. Try to avoid busy patterns or dark colors. Also black and hot pink don’t go well at the beach. Also keep in mind that the wind can be very gusty at the beach and certain clothing can blow around and reveal a little too much. Make sure your clothes are fitting yet comfy. Puffy dresses can blow around and make you look larger than you are.
Hair: Ladies, this is a big one. The wind can really be an issue so please consider using lots of hairspray, wearing your hair up, wearing a sunhat, etc. Please bring hair ties, pins and anything else to help tame your hair on location if needed. We can’t retouch all stray hairs so please keep this in mind.
Bring Along: Towels in case you get wet (leave in car), shoes that can be easily taken off (we do most shots barefoot). Accessories such as hats, scarves, sunglasses if you would like.
Safety: Please leave all valuables such as phones, purses, wallets, expensive watches in your locked vehicle. It’s best not to bring these things out on the beach to make sure they don’t get stolen. You never know!
Click here to download or print our Beach Session Tips Info Sheet.
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