Sun Shots Photography Blog
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Family Beach Photography in Perdido Key
Family beach photography in Perdido Key is a great way to remember a family trip to the beach this summer.  From happy natural poses to candid shots, photography can capture the emotions of your happy family.  Whether it be a beautiful sunrise session or a late afternoon sunset slot, perfect beach photography happens in these two sweat hours of light.  Any other time is yields unprofessional results, and thus slots are extremely limited.  Call us today to see what we have available.  We would love to schedule a session with your family. This mornings sunrise session was absolutely beautiful.  Sure it was early, but as they say, the early bird gets the worm.  The worm in this case is a perfect sunrise backdrop, and empty beaches.  The sunrises are also way more comfortable than the sunset sessions this time of year.  This morning when we started, the temperature was a cool 74 degrees.  At the start of last night’s sunset session, the temperature was a blistering 93 degrees.  Sure they are early, but from a temperature standpoint alone, you can easily see why sunrise sessions are so wonderful. So if you are making the drive down to the Gulf Coast […]
Laguna Key Gulf Shores
Are you planning a trip to Laguna Key Gulf Shores?  If you are, please give us a call and let us explain why we should be your number one choice for professional family beach photography.  Just like our group from last night’s sunset session, we are positive we are the right mesh for your family as well.  We got to spend the afternoon down in Laguna Key in Gulf Shores, and let me tell you, it was awesome.  It is positively one of my favorite places to work.  From the beautiful dunes, to the crystal clear waters, it is quite possibly the bees knees.  The session went so well, the moon even made an appearance.  The kids we all smiles and the vibe was perfect.  Just the way we like it… When we book a family for a beach portrait session, we like to make sure everything goes off without a hitch.  With a little planning and knowledge, we can help guide your through the whole experience as well.  Like the old saying goes, the devil is in the details.  We plan ahead so we don’t miss a beat, which relates to perfect portraits every singe session.  We love pre-session […]
Vacation in Perdido Key
Are you planning a vacation in Perdido Key this summer?  If you are, don’t forget to pack the kids.  Perdido Key is the perfect backdrop for an ultimate family vacation.  With the whitest sand in the country, and the best local vibe, Perdido Key is the spot!   What makes Perdido Key different, you ask? Well that is easy, it is truly family oriented.  I know you have heard that before, just about every town on the coast says they are, then you get there and you find a bunch of college kids chugging beer, or every other store is a tourist trap.  Well Perdido Key is different.  It is really a good vibe all around.  The beaches are wide open, and the condo builders haven’t overwhelmed the shoreline just yet.  I promise it is the spot for your family.    You will not be disappointed with a stay on the Key! Last night we had an opportunity to hang out with this little man on the Key, and he said his vacation was A OKAY!  He was having the time of his life, and didn’t even mind getting off his boogie board for awhile to make some perfect family […]
Sunset Beach Memories
Happy Mothers Day with sunset beach memories!!!  This morning we got to wake up early and rush to make a mother a wonderful Mothers Day present.  See last night we had the opportunity of spending our sunset session with a perfect family on vacation at the Turquoise Place in Orange Beach.  Of course we had a wonderful time, and today we have the proud feeling of helping create a happy momma smile.  I am positive she is going to be tickled pink, and of course, HAPPY Mothers Day!!!  One of the perks of the job, I guess.  Our session was fun and the boys were eager to please mom.  What a wonderful way to spend a holiday weekend. We take our job very seriously, and we love creating our art.  We treat every session as if it was our greatest masterpiece.  We want everyone to be able to proudly display the favorites from your session, and we hope your neighbors already know exactly who captured the moment.  We are positive our creativity supersedes us.  We are positive this is why we stand out above the crowd.  It would be an understatement to say we go the extra mile.  Most of […]
Fun Family Beach Photography
Well spring break 2016 is finally here, and we had the opportunity to work with an awesome family at last night’s sunset session.  Needless to say in the fashion of spring break, we had a lot of fun.  With the two older boys in a college football program, and the third well on his way, the mom thought it was best to bring a football to brighten up the spirits.  Needless to say, it worked well.  Sure the youngest didn’t like it very much when we played monkey in the middle, but all in all the boys had a great time.  No only did the boys have fun, mom got what she had been hoping for for years, an awesome family portrait on the beach.  That is why we stress the fun in Fun family beach photography.  Sure the posed stuff is great, but the candid stuff is what brings it all together. I am always stressing to parents, lets make fun a part of your session.  If your children are into football, by all means bring a football.  Whatever the interest, we can introduce it to the portraits, and it always has one strong effect.  That effect is simply, it […]
Family Beach Professional Photography
Well spring has finally arrived down here on the Gulf of Mexico.  Are you interested in family beach professional photography?  Well, the beach is rightfully open, and this little fellow was out in full force.  We had the wonderful opportunity to work with a super family in Gulf Shores last night.  Let me tell you, this little tyke was taking full advantage of his warm spring break beach trip.  He was all smiles the entire session.  After a long winter back home, I can only imagine his delight when the white stuff didn’t equate to a wet cold sensation.  He was so happy and warm.  His smile we so contagious as well. We spent the afternoon walking the beach and building sand castles.  Of course we also knocked them down, that should go without even saying.  That is what I enjoy about our family beach professional photography sessions.  We like to keep things simple and happy.  Our style is very loose, yet we focus on the perfect portrait behind the lens.  We are a team, and we have been serving the coast for well over fifteen years now.  Every session is unique, but all share the common denominator of “US”.  We are […]
Perdido Key Vacation
Do you dream of the beach?  I have found myself lately dreaming of the beach.  Be it the cold winter air, or the absence of sand in between my toes, I miss the beach.  I know the time will be here soon enough where we will be meeting you to take your families portrait.  That idea still doesn’t make the winter any better.  I mean I want summer to come tomorrow.  I promise to welcome it with open arms.  Just as we will welcome you while on your very own Perdido Key vacation. In the mean time we will brave this cold air and venture to the beach with shoes on.  We struck out on a sunrise adventure this morning to show you a unique perspective of the beach.  The brave sea oat that withstands just about anything mother nature can throw at it.  We as humans spend countless hours and money to save and restore them, for very good reason.   Not only are they beautiful, they are the protectors of our coast line.  They keep the sand where it belongs, and create barriers to absorb the storm surge.  Like lifeguards, they are protectors of the beach.  So today we honor them […]
Family Beach Photographers in Gulf Shores
One of my favorite days of the year is the day when I get to make the recap video from the year past.  Well we finally had a little time to sit down and compile our latest one.  It just blows my mind at how awesome our clients were last year.  Not only did we have a blast, we got to meet an work with a lot of awesome families.  Please take a minute and preview our 2015 Recap Video. If you would like more information about how to be apart of next years recap video, please give us a call and let us help you bring some awesome beach memories home this summer.   You can reach us anytime at (251) 968-2119, we would love to become you family beach photographers in Gulf Shores. 2015 Recap Video from Sun Shots on Vimeo.