Summer family beach portraits on the Jersey Shore. The perfect setting for family portraits to share and cherish .
Let's all hit the beach!
The session fee includes your group session and your favorite 5 photographs in web-sized digital format. Love your photos and need a few more? Sure! Pick all the extra web-sized digitals your group needs for $15 each... simple!.
I started doing summer beach photography a few years ago on a request- and they've become a huge hit. Summer is short, and my calendar fills quickly. A non refundable retainer is required to reserve your session when booking greater than one week in advance. See F.A.Q.s below for details. Due to the uncertainties of the weather, I only book a limited number of sessions each week.
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Famlies & Kids.
Now Booking 2019 Beach Photos!
Seasonal availability: May - September
July: Early July available. No Fridays/Saturdays.
August: Open. No Fridays.
Whether you are visiting for a week, or are a year round resident, the shore area presents a unique opportunity for family beach portraits which cannot be found elsewhere. Beaches are a wonderful setting for family summer vacation, high school senior photos, bridal or couples images. My special style of portraiture is sure to create images you will treasure for a lifetime. My favorite places to shoot are Island Beach State Park, Lavallette and Ortley, but other area beaches can be used, as well.
Most of my clients are simply looking for a few fun memoirs of their Jersey Shore vacations and want a few digital files to share with family and friends. As such, I try to keep family sessions simple, quick, and inexpensive!
Every family has unique needs, however, and if you believe you may require more than my simple beach session (below) please contact me to discuss! I love hearing from you.
Beach Portrait F.A.Q.
Where do you shoot these portraits?
I prefer to use Island Beach State Park, Lavallette, or South Seaside Park, however, if you have a favorite location that may be used as well.
What time will we take these portraits?
Typically, only evening after 6PM., except if we have a cloudy day, then perhaps we can start earlier. The daytime light is too harsh. We will start approximately 90 minutes before sunset.
Can I book my session date now? I'll know we'll be in the area vacationing this summer...
Sure. Although we can't pick a specific date, I can, however, get you on my calendar for dates you will be in the area. When the time arrives we will pick the best available day for your session. Please contact me with your vacation dates so I can get you on my calendar. Only a limited number of spots are available per week during summer.
Can I buy any digital copies of these photos?
Yes. Your session includes web sized digitals...which it seems is what most people want to share with family and friends. Full sized high res digitals can be purchased from which you can print your own photos as often as you would like.
Do you work summer holidays and weekends?
I do not schedule beach sessions on summer holidays/holiday weekends. There is a bit too much chaos. (Beach photos aren't cute with bunches of people in the background.) Saturdays, likewise, are best avoided, if possible.
Can you do my daughter's senior photos on the beach?
Yes. I do a limited number of senior portrait sessions each summer. Visit the page for details on senior beach portraits. Please contact me to discuss.
Do photograph brides on the beach?
Yes. Please contact me for availability.
We will only be in the area a short time, how can we review our photos and order prints?
Files are uploaded to an online proofing gallery where they can be viewed from anywhere you have internet access. Prints can be purchased and shipped to your location from your gallery, as well.
Do you charge extra for larger groups?
No. My fee is not based on the number of people in the group.
Do I have to make a deposit?
Yes. When booking greater than one week in advance a $40 nonrefundable retainer is paid upon booking. The balance is due on the date of your session. This retainer goes toward paying your session fee. There are only a limited number of sessions available each week, and the retainer secures your spot. No-shows and last minute cancellations keep another family from enjoying family portraits.
When should I contact you?
Summer is short...the earlier the better. I can start booking dates as early spring for the summer season. Again, due to the uncertainty of weather I only take a few families each week.
Do you photograph engagement sessions on the beach?
Yes. For a couple who would like photographs in a natural beach environment this can be arranged. Please contact me for details.
I would love to take glamour style beach photos for my husband/boyfriend. Is that possible?
Sure. Womens portraiture is my specialty. There are locations we can use for womens beach portraiture. Please contact me for details.
Are beach photos retouched or photoshopped?
No. They only receive basic color correction/editing. Photos can optionally be retouched or stylized (adding of sunsets, etc.) if desired, for a fee.
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