Tybee Island Family Session at Sunset on North Beach





This sweet family is a perfect example of my ideal Tybee Island Family Session at Sunset on North Beach with the Tybee Lighthouse as their backdrop. They wore light, soft faded colors and were truly open to the experience including getting in the ocean at the end. So grateful for families like this that trust my process. 
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Tybee Pier At Sunrise Family Session

 

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I typically shy away from shooting near the pier due to crowds, but this past year a dear client friend had a special request and this Tybee pier at sunrise session happened.

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For those of you that aren’t early risers I don’t recommend a Tybee pier at sunrise family session because they typically starts around 6:30 a.m., but rather one of my sunset sessions. For those that typically do rise early, this location is magical with very few people up and around and the sun rising over the ocean backlighting everything is stunning.


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The architecture of the pier lends itself to great leading lines and props like benches and sitting on the pier itself. I tend to encourage parents and couple at family sessions to take full advantage of the ambiance and to be romantic, dance and play not only for good photographable moments, but good memories of the morning too.

If a Tybee pier at sunrise family session  strikes you and your crew as a unique experience to remember your time on Tybee please reach out to me directly. No worries to you all that prefer to skip sunrise for a bit more shut eye. Sunset is gorgeous here on Tybee as well.

What’s it worth to you?

If you’re reading this blog post, first off thank you for your interest in my work as you research for your Tybee Island photographer needs. Secondly, as a twelve year veteran of photographing families and couples on Tybee please allow me to give you some advice to ensure you’re completely happy with the results far more than years from now.

tybee island family photo sessiontybee island family photo sessionBook soon to book the best, as in right after you’ve confirmed the reservations for your stay. I personally fill up one to two months ahead of time with sixty or more sessions per month as do the photographers I recommend. This is a great problem, but we always feel bad when we have to turn families away because we’re not available during their visit. The sooner you reach out to your top choice in a Tybee Island photographer the better your results will be.

tybee island family photo sessionYour effort equals your results. I know as a professional I’ve planned out locations, clothing advice, best way to send directions to clients and give them advice like doing a dry run to where we’ll meet to eliminate stress or to wear sunblock to avoid sunburn and many, many other details. All of this is to ensure my clients have a fun, stress-free experience with professional results. However, if you don’t plan and prepare your outfits, don’t know where you’re going the day of your session and didn’t wear sunblock you can’t expect the photographer to edit out all your wrinkles from your clothes or stress and sunburn from your face or move back the sun if you arrived late. Set yourself up for success!

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Don’t let money be a primary concern, if your photographer is truly a professional, it isn’t their primary concern either. If a potential client reaches out, but my instincts are that they are looking for something better provided by another photographer’s style I will guide them to that photographer. I’ve found that if you make your business not about money, but about making people happy you will thrive. The same goes for shopping for a Tybee Island photographer. If you love someone’s work they’re probably worth the price. Know that they base their value on what investments in time, education and experience it took them to be able to do what they do consistently for every client day in and day out. Know your value too and that you are worth the best! Yes, even if that means hustling to save a little extra before your vacation. After all, well taken care of images will last not only your lifetime, but generations. In the perspective of centuries, and say your great-great grandchild being able to see a quality image of you and your children that truly shows your personalities…what’s it worth to you?

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