Sun Shots Photography Blog
Sunset Family Beach Portraits
Are you in the market for sunset family beach portraits?  Are you looking for something special that will capture the true you?  Well, look no further because we are here and we want to share out art with your family!  We are Sun Shots, and we have proudly been serving the Gulf Coast for over fifteen years now.  We are at home on the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Perdido Key, Alabama.  Whether it be a group of one hundred, a small family, or even just the kiddo’s, we are here to serve you.  A true mom and pop business, we have devoted our adult lives to perfecting our craft.  Please feel free to check out our reviews on Google and see for yourself what a difference a true professional can make. We are portrait photographers, and we go the extra mile.  We do not simply just show up and take a bunch of snapshots.  We come well equipped with studio lights, puppets, and everything else needed to make your portrait session go off without a hitch.  Every detail will be minded, and we promise to help you create some timeless family heirlooms that you can proudly […]
Professional Beach Portraits
Sometimes it is best to just sit back, take a deep breath and take it all in.  Our world is absolutely beautiful and the small moments in life make it all worthwhile.  Take for instance this morning’s sunrise.  It was absolutely amazing, yet it went as quick as it came.  It was just a mere few seconds and those seconds instantly turned into memories that will last a lifetime.  If you had the chance to see it, you were well rewarded yet if you slept right through it, you would be none the wiser.  That is why we showed up prepared to make the memory into a family heirloom.  A moment in time captured for all to remember for a lifetime ahead.  Sure it is now a Facebook post and will get many many likes, but it is also an image that can be made into art that will last forever.  This art is not just a push of a button but rather a summation of the years of experience and knowledge to use the right equipment and balance the natural world with our subjects.  We are professional light manipulators and our knowledge and skill will never be replaced by a trendy […]
Gulf Shores Sunset Family Photography
How cute is our model from last night’s Gulf Shores sunset family photography session?  Not only was she superstar cute, she had the best little personality.  We had so much fun working with her and her family.  Sessions like this make our job so much fun and we are so happy to share our art with such a superstar.  This was her first trip to the beach but you could tell she already wants to move down to the island.  The sugar white sands have a way of doing that and I could so understand why she was so in love with the beach.  What a wonderful place to visit as a child.  It must just be so overwhelming with all the senses heightened.  It is wonderful that she now has some awesome art to hang on the wall and remember her first trip to the beach. Art in today’s world has changed a bunch.  We understand how cool and trendy it is to have neat images on your Facebook wall, but we also think it is very important to have traditional photographic art hanging on your walls in your home.  This is an art that is slowing disappearing and […]
Family Photography in Perdido Key
Did you know that the best way to put a smile on a grandmother’s face is to give her family photography in Perdido Key.  Last night we had just that type of opportunity.  Let me tell you the grandmother was all smiles, I mean ear to ear!  It was a great afternoon and we had the opportunity of working with her and her wonderful family.  These guys were great!  The beach was pristine, and the weather was surprisingly cool for this time of year.  To say it was picture perfect would have been a shy bit of an understatement.  The session turned out great and fun was had by all. That is exactly how we like to work our sessions.  If it is not fun, something is wrong!  This task is not a simple one either.  Having your family picture made is not always what everyone in the group decides to be a perfect vacation idea.  That is where our experience comes in, and we work to make the whole experience fun and entertaining.  Whether it’s a puppet show or a poot-n contest, we are positive we have a trick up our sleeve to make it fun for everyone.  That is […]
Gulf Shores Engagement Photography
What a great session last night on the beach while doing some Gulf Shores engagement photography!  This handsome fellow thought it would be a great idea to pop the question during his couples photography.  It was an absolute surprise and this beau pulled it off without a hitch.  He had it all planned out perfect, and he truly swept her off of her feet.  With a smile ear to ear, it was easy to see she was caught off guard.  She had absolutely no clue what was going down, but with zero hesitation,  she said yes, yes, yes!!! This is really one of the many perks of our job, it really is crazy cool getting to witness such amazing moments in our client’s lives.  Not only are were we honored that he wanted us to capture the moment, but also share our art with them.  Art that will go forth into the decades to come.  We take this job very serious and cut zero corners in making something magical happen. Professional portrait photography is way more than just going out and taking snapshots.  It truly is a dying art in today’s digital realm where art has been put on a […]
Family Vacation Memories
There is nothing better than making moms happy on Mother’s Day with perfect family vacation memories.  We had the pleasure of working with this beautiful mom and her precious family yesterday afternoon, and it turned out wonderful.  The weather was perfect, the beach was perfect, heck everything was perfect.  I am absolutely positive this will be a Mother’s Day she will not soon forget.  We just get a sense of satisfaction when everything comes together like this.  It is a great pleasure to create art that is so meaningful, especially in such beautiful surroundings at our Gulf Shores beach.  To this mom, our art that we created yesterday will last for decades to come, and serve as a reminder of just how perfect the day was.  Children are going to grow and memories are going to fade, but with our art, the tiny details will absolutely never be forgotten. We go overboard with what we do.  We take our art extremely serious, and it shows.  It would be an honor to share our art with your family.  Ever little detail will be given attention, and together we will create your family some heirlooms that will be treasured forever.  Leave the snapshots to […]
Family Beach Pictures in Gulf Shores
The sun was out yesterday and we had the distinct opportunity of working with this cute little BIRTHDAY gal.  She was one yesterday, and let me tell you what, she had an awesome beach party.  We had a ton of fun, and even though it is February, you couldn’t tell it by the background.  While most of the country is still in winter cycle, we are currently enjoying a rather nice flip flop wearing spell.  Thank goodness too, because we had so much fun playing on the beach with our new found friend.  We are so glad her mom called us for her family beach pictures in Gulf Shores, one-year-old parties are just so much fun.  We spent the afternoon looking for sea shells and adventures along the shore.  The warmth of the sun on our faces was amazing, and all couldn’t believe it was still winter. That is what I absolutely love about living on the Gulf of Mexico.  You never know what you are gonna get, but it always seems to resemble paradise.  If you haven’t visited the Coast yet, you are truly missing out.    I would highly recommend you plan a visit and discover for yourself.  Our area is […]
Beach Senior Portraits
It is once again that time of year for beach senior portraits. Is your senior looking for a unique shot that encompasses everything about who they are? Are they looking for a shot that shows a distinct destination such as a sugar white sand beach, an urban city scene, or perhaps even one of our local ancient road tree tunnels? We can help! Sun Shots offers up a unique style that blends well with each individual senior. Each session is different and we prefer to let each senior’s own self-shine. We love to incorporate what they do into the session. Do they love music, surfing, soccer, etc? A great portrait is not just a picture, but a realistic impression of whom one actually embodies. We understand this and will go to great lengths to help your connect the dots. Senior portraits are very important and we take the job very seriously. We strongly urge you to book a session before you come on vacation. If we start the conversation before you come down, we can help your senior decide on what props they might want to bring with them, as well as advice on outfit choices which will help drive […]
Gulf Shores Family Beach Reunion
We started the new year off right yesterday afternoon with a Gulf Shores family beach reunion photography session.  The weather was perfect and the beach was completely empty, outside of a few snowbirds, lol.  Everyone had a grand time, and we even managed to squeeze in a little football game at the end of the session.   I think grandfather had more fun than the kids.  The whole session was fun and enjoyable for all.  We really had a great time with this group. Winter sessions like this one are why I love the Gulf Coast.  Our mild winters can be a perfect backdrop for your family reunion.  Nothing like a break from freezing temperatures back home.  While your friends are back home waist deep in the snow, you are on a winter vacation working on your tan.  This time of year, the price to rent a condo or house is also super budget friendly, and you pretty much have the whole town to yourselves.    No waiting in lines at the fried shrimp place, and most of the time the go cart guys will let you get a few extra laps in, I mean win-win, right? So what are you waiting for, […]
The buzz on the street!
Have you seen this month’s issue of Eastern Shore Parents magazine?  Well if you haven’t you need to rush out and get your own copy.  We had the opportunity to photograph the cover this month, and our little bundle of joy is now officially famous.  If you want an autograph copy, I am positive we can make it happen.  
Gulf Shores Vacation Portraits
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we are super thrilled to get together and have a little family time.  Family time is the bee’s knees, and family time goes hand in hand with Gulf Shores vacation portraits.  No matter where you are this holiday season, as long as you are with family you are blessed.  When you are together, take the time to make everyone bundle up and go outside for a few family photos.  Having family portraits on the wall reminds you daily who you are apart of, and family is the one thing that sticks.  You can choose your friends, but family you just can’t get ride of, haha.  No but seriously, take a few minutes out of your turkey day festivities and demand everyone get together and make funny faces at the camera.  We promise it will make the day that much better. I know that the question is going to arrive in a few days, what are we each thankful for, and my answer is simple.  I am thankful for family.  Not just mine, but yours as well.  Please send everyone our regards, and don’t forget to mention that you want to take a family beach vacation […]
Perdido Key Candid Family Portraits
Are you looking for some thing a little more extraordinary when it comes to your Perdido Key candid family portraits?  Are you looking for some photography that has style and elegance, yet screams wow!?  Are you looking for portraits that go above and beyond the average Joe?  Well let me tell you one thing, and let me be perfectly clear.  We are not your average photographer, and we don’t kid around when it comes to presenting the best.  We do not take families out to the beach and just take a bunch or random snapshots.  Our work is impeccable and we mean business when it comes to capturing perfect family heirlooms. Precision guesswork is best left to the amateurs.  With over twenty five years of combined professional beach photography experience, we have the skills to make you session go off without a hitch.  We sell finished art and we strongly believe that every image is worthy of proud display in your home.  When you neighbors come over we want them to look in awe and then decide to visit our island strictly based on how great your family portraits are.  It makes our soul’s shine when we get clients whom friends visit […]
Gulf Shores Photos
It is finally officailly FALL, and we are hanging out having fun creating some awesome Gulf Shores photos.  Fall at the beach is one of my favorite times of the year.  With no crowds and still tropical weather, our session last night played out perfectly.  Well we did have trouble with one photo bomber, but our senior said it was okay for a few shots.  This time of year, the sun starts setting earlier and earlier, and I am personally a big fan.  The sweat light seems ever so sweater, and the cool temps make the sessions a breeze.  Last night was a perfect example of a perfect session.  Needless to say our subject rocked the session, and her yearbook shots will defiantly speak louder than her peers! If your senior is looking for senior portraits that stand above the crowd, look no further.  We would love to speak with you about your very own senior beach portrait session.  Fall is the best time of year, and we do have a few slots remaining.  We take great pride in every single senior session we take on, and promise to deliver shots that will represent exactly what your senior is looking for. […]
Perdido Key Family Beach Vacation
Is your family in need of a Perdido Key family beach vacation?  Are you children looking at you wondering, “Why didn’t we go to the beach this year?”  Perhaps they are running around the living room screaming right now at the top of their lungs, “Toes in the sand MOM, Toes in the sand!!!”  Well it is pretty easy to turn that tune around.  Just book a trip now…  Fall is the best time to visit the beach, and we are positive the chant, “We’re going on a trip, we’re going on a trip!”, will be music to your ears compared to the sounds that they are making right now.  So come on, the beach awaits and we promise your family will thank you for it. These two little cuties from last night’s sunset session were sure happy they got an early Fall break.  They had so much fun on the beach last night.  What fun it must be to be a toddler at the beach.  The waves, the sounds, the sand, oh I can only dream to be their age at the beach.  I am like every adult, dreams of being a child again will never come true, but hey, […]