Why hire you?

My sessions are for families and wedding couples looking to have a photography experience where a mixture of modern portraiture that is more relaxed and natural as well as capturing moments of play and intimacy are the main goals. This means traditional shots as well as candids and your session can be customized upon request to include as many or as little of either. I encourage my clients to pay attention to each other, play, love and simply have fun at the beach. It is not uncommon for my families to enter the ocean. Read what past clients have to say: Google

What is included in a family session?

Every client receives my advice for best location in regards to light, tide and getting away from the crowds so that you will receive the best experience and image quality.

I am constantly updated with a very accurate hyper-local weather radar app hourly so that you will have the earliest notice if we need to reschedule due to weather.

Every client receives a personal copy of their edited photographs with lifetime personal rights use so that you can make prints, artwork or post to social media always and forever with your images.

Every client receives a copy of their images delivered via a private link that you simply click and the images download to your computer individually or all at once. Email your link to family and friends so they can do the same. Optional print and product ordering from a professional lab is available directly from your private link.

What do you suggest we wear for the best photo results?

The first think to remember is you’re going to the beach for photos and a family experience that will last forever, so have fun and do it up a little. You can’t ever be too dressed up for a photo shoot on the beach. Think summer date night or family night out and always put as much effort into the guy’s wardrobe as well. Ladies, you’ll thank me. The material you choose is most important. Rather than polyester or synthetic fibers choose natural options like linen, cotton.

Instead of the exact same outfit for everyone choose a color palette that lets individual personalities shine through while complimenting the group dynamic. Google has an endless list of color palette images help you start from and you can always ask for my opinion too. I recommend colors that compliment the beach,  grey like the sun bleached driftwood, light blues like the sky, light greens like the dune vegetation, light gold like the sea oats and light purples, peaches and pinks like the colorful summer sunsets.

Ladies you have many options that include the above as well as silk or chiffon materials. Light airy dresses and outfits designed just for dressing up on the beach, but not being uncomfortable are rather easy to find. Some websites that can help: www.joyfolie.com lulus.com showpo.com venus.com For maternity session apeainthepod.com and pinkblushmaternity.com is a great place to start.

Guys, keep in mind it’s only for an hour and you can change right after, but remember you’ll last forever alongside your family in those photos. I know you love your polos, but a nice short sleeve button down will really make your significant other happy and make you look like you put as much effort into you as everyone else. If you’re going with just a t-shirt, make it a brand new fitted style in a nice light color and be sure to prewash and iron before the day. A grey or light colored pair of flat front (without pleats) slacks of a light material also make you look extra put together. If you opt for shorts rather than baggy cargo, go with a  stylish flat front, fitted dress version without pleats and a cut that ends no lower than just above the knee.

Some websites that can help: dockers.com gapfactory.com hm.com

Weddings and Elopements:

My weddings tend to focus more on real moments and relationships. Like my family sessions, my wedding coverage also includes full-resolution edited photographs with lifetime personal rights use delivered via private link along with a personal site for viewing and sharing. Weddings include an average of 50 edited images per hour. Please contact me for a custom quote for your event.


email: shannon@shannonchristopher.com