Myrtle Beach is one of the top family vacation destinations in the country and family portraits on the beach are HUGE here. We work with a lot of families every year while they are visiting the area. From large groups of 30-40 people to small families of three, our goal is to help create and capture beautiful vacation memories to cherish.
Everyone wants high quality photos of their special vacation memories, but often the stress of doing this yourself takes away from the vacation spirit. That is why hiring a local professional photographer is truly the best way to go. When you hire Michele Coleman Photography to capture these perfect shots for you, all you have to do is enjoy the moment and look forward to a collection of wonderful photographic memories to look back on. It's an investment you'll never regret making.
What to Expect and What you Get
Our family packages are all-inclusive which means our time spent shooting, editing, and delivering your photos is all included in the package price. We include a set amount of high resolution digital images that you get to download with a print release from the online proof gallery we deliver to you after the shoot. You'll typically receive your proof gallery within 2-3 weeks, sometimes sooner depending upon our workload. Since we know you'll be excited to see them as soon as possible, we will also post sneak peeks for you on our facebook or instagram account so you can show a few off while you await the rest.
We can meet at the beach or alternate location (this area has so many beautiful settings to offer) for a 30, 45, or 60 minute session. We can help you choose outfits and the whole booking and payment process is done via email. Check out our favorite locations in the area in this article "Top 7 Locations for Portrait Sessions in Myrtle Beach."
Best Times for a Beach Photo Session
The beach is a beautiful setting for your photography session but there are a few guidelines we need to keep in mind to get the best results. Since there is really no shade on the beach with exception to under a pier or in the shade of a beach house, the lighting will be best when the sun is not fully overhead. This means we do our beach sessions within the fist hour of sunrise or within an hour of sunset. These times will produce the best and most even lighting for your portraits. Any other time of day on the beach will cause harsh shadows, squinting, and unflattering light on the hair, face and body. You don't want that. Trust that we know the best situation and always want to provide you with the very best portraits possible.
Michele is both a natural light and OCF (off camera flash) photographer. She will bring out the flash when it's needed or use it to create really dramatic skies and sunsets in the background.
During your Family Session
The way we typically try to structure our family sessions is to first photograph all of you together, then we do smaller family groupings, then we let the kids play! Your images will be a mix of posed and playful. Michele loves to direct families into poses that look natural, loving and fun. We like to show relationship, personality and of course the excitement of being at the beach.
Let's Schedule your Session
If you and your family are planning a trip to Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach, Murrells Inlet or Pawleys Island, get in touch with us today to reserve a date and time for your family photography session. We will even come to North Myrtle Beach or Ocean Isle Beach for an additional small fee. We do beach sessions during any season but of course Spring and Summer are the busiest so the sooner you contact us the better. We can't wait to hear from you.
Planning a annual family vacation, surprise engagement, honeymoon, anniversary getaway or beach wedding? Give us a call or drop an email today to chat about your special beach photography needs!