Family Beach Portraits

Michele Coleman Photography specializes in creative family beach and location photography in the Murrells Inlet, Myrtle Beach and Grand Strand area.

We do a small 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. 


Our Style: 

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 the best professional Nikon cameras and lenses and work with natural light and off camera flash/strobe.


Our Quality:

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. Our packages are set up to allow you the customer to choose your top favorites which we then perfect even further in retouching. We retouch stray hairs, pimples, sunburns, tan lines, etc. This ensures you come away with only perfect finished images to print and treasure for years to come.




PACKAGE 1 $429+tax

40 Minute photo session, up to 6 people ($20 per additional person), Online Proof Gallery, 6 retouched digital images, print release-online download. 20% off Additional products and prints. $100 Deposit due with online signed contract to hold your date/time. 
The remaining balance is due the day of your session.


PACKAGE 2 $599+tax

Includes a 1 hour photo session, up to 12 people ($10 per additional person), 12 retouched digital images with print release, print release-online download. $200 Print Credit. 30% off Additional products and prints. $200 Deposit due with online signed contract to hold your date/time. 
The remaining balance is due the day of your session.


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Package Add Ons:

All edited (non-retouched) session digital images for $150. 

5x7 Prints $35

8x10 Prints $65

11x14 Print $99

***Please contact us for full pricing info.


6x6 Custom Keepsake Book $299

8x8 Custom Keepsake Album $399

10x10 Custom Keepsake Album $599


11x14 Canvas Wrap Wall Portrait $199

16x24 Canvas Wrap Wall Portrait $299

*** We offer a full line of prints, products and wall portraits. Please ask for details!



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!

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.


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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