Children’s Beach Portrait Photography

“We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.”

Children’s Beach Photography is probably my favorite genre of all.

I love to see the wonder in their eyes when a wave crashes into shore or a pelican flies by. The excitement when a huge Herron lands on the beach close to them flapping his big wings. The thrilled look on their faces when they find a sea shell that just has to go in their pockets. The beach just offers so many wonders for their little eyes and those eyes just light up and sparkle with all the joy and innocence of childhood.

During a children’s session I “test” the waters when we first arrive. If you child is ready and willing to sit, stand or pose, we start out with the formal posed portraits. If they need a little “get rid of the wiggles” time, we will start off with some fun running and playing shots to get them in the mood. We also have numerous props that are available to help us corral and tame those little tikes. By the way, I’m not above bribery! I will do what ever it takes to create images that you will love and want to display in your home.

little girl siting in a canoe on the beach in destin at sunsettoddler boy sitting in a boat with fishing net and seashells on the beach in destin

We have numerous props to use with children on the beach to help them cooperate and have fun. Our wooden boats and Tom Sawyer raft are the most popular for toddlers. They really help with those little ones who just aren’t crazy about sitting in the sand.

boy on wooden raft at the waters edge on the beach in destinbrother and sister toddlers sitting in a boat on the beach in destin
one year cake smash on the beach

Is your baby about to turn one? One year cake smashes on the beach have become pretty popular the last few years. If you plan to do a cake smash, please let me know so that I can bring a few extra props to keep the sand out of the cake!

boy eating cake on the beach
little girl with star fish in the water at the beachlittle boys pouring water out of buckets on the beach

Seashells, starfish, shell buckets, sailboats and more are great props to give to the little ones to keep them interested in the portrait session. They also add that additional cutesy beach touch.

little boy with sailboat playing on the beachlittle girl holding a seashell up to her ear on the beach
five girls sitting in a row smiling on the beachgirl in blue and white dress smiling on the beach in front of sea oats

From posed to fun running and splashing in the water images, we will capture the personality of your child. Sit back, relax and let me do what I love and I promise you will cry happy tears when you see your new wall art portraits of your children.

baby in crown and pearls sitting in the waves at the beachthree brothers in formal wear splashing in the waves at the beach