Sun Shots Photography Blog
Family Vacation in Perdido Key
There is no better time to do your senior portraits than when you are on your family vacation in Perdido Key.  Especially this time of year during the mild fall season.  October is a great month to visit and senior portrait due dates are coming up fast, so act now and beg your family to come on down!   With over sixteen years of professional portrait beach photography experience, we are positive we are the perfect photographer for your senior portraits.  We work as a team to make sure your session goes off without a hitch, and you end up with many many choices that you can proudly display as your beach senior portraits. A special thank you to our senior from last night’s sunset session.  We had a wonderful time meeting you and your family as well.  So so excited about how great your art turned out.  Thank you for searching us out and allowing us to share our art with you.  We understand how important these portraits are to you, and am glad we got to go above an beyond and rock your session.  Best of luck in your future endeavors and we look forward to seeing you guys […]
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.  
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 […]
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, […]
Gulf Coast Photography
Normally three times a week we have a mom call and say she has been searching high and low for true professional Gulf coast photography services.  With hundreds of people claiming to be professionals, it is really hard to find actual great photography nowadays in our area.  It is true there is an over a abundance of point in shoot type “FACEBOOK” pros, but I promise there are a handful of traditional artist left.  We are one of them, and are locally considered the premier professional of the area.  I often wonder if this is because so many just don’t care to learn their craft, or the art is actually dying because the digital age makes it so easy to just push a button and hope for the best.  Well the beach is a very unforgiving photography studio, and things just can’t be left to chance.  I highly encourage you to do a little research on whom you hire for professional photography services.  Ask questions like are you a member of the Professional Photographers of America, do you use studio lights, do you have an assistant, are the pictures on your website actually yours! I know it sounds crazy, but […]
Baby Turtles are the Best!!!
Check out this short video we made of the newest baby turtles running to the Gulf!!! www.sun-shots.com_1080p from Sun Shots on Vimeo.
Senior Portraits Perdido Key
Don’t mess with TEXAS, at least that is what they say.  I personally don’t intend on ever finding out…  Thank goodness we have known this guy since he was just a little bigger than waist high.  They have been visiting the Gulf Coast his whole life, so he knew when it came time for his senior portraits, the coast was the only place he wanted his senior portraits taken.  Of course we did the beach thing, but we also took a little time to visit a local tree tunnel so we could diversify his senior shots a little.  So what better place to show off the don’t mess with Texas theme, by looking down the barrel of a shot gun.  The shot of the day just sparks interest to me with all the different perspectives going on.  You have the barrel length, the road lines, and even the tree tunnel forcing your eye into the future. We had so much fun during this shoot, thanks so much guys for letting us be your professional family photographers over the years.  We are positive we will be seeing you guys again in the future and can’t wait to here what college pick […]
Perdido Key Sunrise Beach Portraits
In my opinion there is absolutely nothing better that a Perdido Key sunrise beach portraits session.  The hot summer heat just hasn’t set in yet, and the empty beach creates a perfect spot for fun.  I get it all the time, “there is no way my kids will smile that early”, well that is absolutely the opposite of what normally happens.  The beach at sunrise is a spot for adventure and discovery.  Sometimes that discover is that your kids are actually morning people.  We had a mom from last week at sunrise email us yesterday that the kids enjoyed the sunrise so much they have actually woke up early every day on vacation to spend a little time at the beach all by themselves, before retreating to the air conditioning during the hot mid morning sun. A huge thanks to our super smilers from this mornings sunrise session.  We really enjoyed meeting you, and can’t wait to see you again next year.  Have a safe trip, hopefully you too will see a few more sunrises before you have to go back to work next week. If your planning a last minute trip to Perdido Key or Gulf Shores, please take […]
Orange Beach Vacation
Are you in need of an Orange Beach vacation?  With the hustle and bustle of life we must take time to rejuvenate and there is no better way that a little salt water on the toes.  So what are you waiting for, pack the family into the car and start heading this direction.  You have sand castles to build and tourist things todo.  The summer is almost over and the kids are growing up way to fast, so hurry hurry hurry!!!  Not saying you shouldn’t drive carefully, but time is of the essence, haha. A special thanks to our wonderful family from last nights sunset for taking a week off and enjoying a little Alabama sunshine on the coast.  We had a great time making connections of love, and we are absolutely positive that these guys will have some memories to cherish forever.  Forever is a strong word, but with great photography, it is easy to understand what will be passed down from generation to generation.  I am positive this little princess will hold today’s shot of the day dear to her heart for the rest of her life.  That is what we shoot for, art that continues into the […]
Perdido Key Senior Beach Portraits
My grandfather once told me to discover what I was good at, then learn and practice until I was great, then it would not be a job but rather a career.  Well I soon discovered that my talent was in photography, and sure enough before too long we were great at it.  That means something to me, it means all the hard work has paid off and we are great at what we do.  Not only do we love what we do, we enjoy it.  Work is not work, life is all about fun. I try to tell this to each and every single senior we work with.  So hopefully they not only get the best Perdido Key senior beach portraits around, they get an understanding that life can be fun.  Work and be play, and goals are easily accomplished. We absolutely love working with seniors.  No session is the same, and every senior has their own path.  Helping them to understand that path is a challenge, but one we as parents must help create.  We must give them every tool possible to build a brighter future, and we must all step back at some point and let them spread […]