Sun Shots Photography Blog
Family Beach Photography in Gulf Shores
We’ve entered the era of the photographic “LOST GENERATION”.  People are taking photos more than ever, but they’re nearly all digital files with very few tangible prints being produced.  By now we know that digital never means safe, yet millions of memories are currently being entrusted to servers, clouds, and phones.  The risk could be felt by an entire generation, the millennials, as they grow up without a printed photographic record of their lives.  The most photographed generation of all time could wind up being the next “Lost Generation.”  It’s not just affecting today’s youth.  42% of people between the ages of 30 and 44 will likely look back and wonder where photos of their childhood, holiday get-togethers, relatives, and friends have gone decades from now, and, reportedly, 67% store their photos solely on a computer or phone. Most people simply no longer print photographs or create photo albums.  Statistics show that a staggering 53% of consumers have not printed a photo in more than 12 months, 70% don’t have photo albums, and 42% no longer print photos at all! It doesn’t have to be this way.  We know that everything from candles, bicycles, and vinyl albums have survived the […]
Portrait Photographer in Gulf Shores
One of the favorite parts of my job being a professional portrait photographer in Gulf Shores is repeat clients.  I get no greater joy than watching families grow and develop through my lens.  To us, our clients are like our family.  Over the years we watch these beautiful families and their children grow and mature.  We have been doing this long enough that some of our first clients now have children in college.  I just think it is humbling almost to know that a precious little baby that we once photographed is about to graduate from high school and go on to college to become a doctor.  Time does not stand still, not for me, not for you, not for anyone.  We can just sit back and enjoy the show while making as many fond memories as we can.  That is why wfamily is so important, and that is why we treat each and every client as if they were in our family.  Time might not stand still, but I can help freeze moments in time and allow those memories to flourish.  With our art, family memories can take on a new meaning altogether, mere photographs turn into the most cherished possessions in […]
Sunset Family Portraits in Perdido Key
Someday’s I “LOVE” my job, and then other days I “LOVE” my job.  Yesterday was one of those days!  Right now we have a teething baby at the house who is really having issues with waking up at 2 a.m. and wanting to watch tractor videos.  Yes tractor videos at 2 a.m., and as crazy as it may sound, we all have to get up and watch tractor videos while every normal person in the world is sound asleep.  There is just no way around it and our little man will not accept any other option unless we are all at full attention watching farmer Ted plow his field.  I know what you are thinking, these people are sleep deprived and what the heck does tractor videos and sunset family portraits have in common.  Simple really, we had older boys last night and it dawned on me, everyone goes through this stage to some extent and we will survive.  It is a necessary rite of passage so to say and it is a milestone that we will gladly accept when it is gone, but it is a step we must endure.  Once it passes we will sleep better for sure, […]
Orange Beach Family Beach Portraits
When you are on vacation at the beach, it is a great idea to look into having your Orange Beach family beach portraits made by a professional.  Not only will you take home some awesome memories and art, your family will enjoy the together time of a portrait session.  With literally hundreds of options available, it can be hard to find the right professional for your family.  Every artist is different but we are sure with the proper planning and research, you will be able to find one that fits your family to a tee. There are many factors that you need to discover to find the right professional for you, but I would highly suggest looking first at the art.  The true test of a professional beach photographer is how great does their actual sunrise/sunset shots look.  Can you see a sunrise/sunset and do the subjects look real and properly lite and balanced with the background.  Can you imagine the family in the portfolio shots being yours and would you proudly display it in your home if it was?  Do the images look like something you could capture yourself?  Do the subjects skin tones look real, or do they […]
Professional Family Beach Portrait Photography
Sun Shots specializes in professional family beach portrait photography, and we have a passion for making art that stands out above the rest of the crowd.  Time, location, experience, and the right equipment all goes into making a perfect beach portrait session go off without a hitch.  It takes two of us to make your our art, and we stress perfection.  We do not go out and take snapshots rather undertake the task of professional portraits.  This is no easy task, but our fifteen plus years of working together on the beach plays a major role in our ability to always capture art that will stand the test of time. Portrait photography or portraiture in photography is a photograph of a person or group of people that captures the personality of the subject(s) by using effective lighting, beautiful natural backgrounds, and proper poses.  A great portraiture in photography is also artistic.  In today’s me generation, you can find a sea of people claiming to be photographers, but very very few that are actual true professional portrait photographers.  Far too many rely on their camera to make the picture and don’t take the proper steps to make sure perfect balance is achieved.  The […]
Beach Photography Perdido Key
Beach photography Perdido Key is our specialty.  Sun Shots is a husband and wife team and we have been serving the Gulf Coast since 2001.  We are two artists with one vision of making perfect family beach portraits for your family.  Stopping at nothing but perfect, we pride ourselves on being the premier professional portrait photographer in our area.  We have won numerous national photography awards with our attention to detail and proper lighting techniques.  We would love to start a conversation with you and eventually share our art with your family. Special thanks to our awesome group from last nights sunset session on the beach.  Not all families bring two-year-olds, and we really enjoy working with older kids as well.  These two were no exception.  Not only did they have a great time, mom and dad did as well and their art turned out amazing.  Thanks guys for allowing us the opportunity, can’t wait to get some of your finished art hanging on your walls. If you are looking for beach photography Perdido Key, and need some awesome art to hang on your walls, look no further.  We would love to talk to you about your very own beach photography […]
Family Beach Portraits in Perdido Key
Are you looking for family beach portraits in Perdido Key?  Perhaps looking for something that has a wow factor?  Well, look no further because we bring the boom.  We are professional portrait artist and we believe that if you are going to take the time and spend the money on beach pictures, they need to be awesome.  Our art is colorful, unlike natural light work that has blown out backgrounds and mundane appearance in the detail.  We use professional studio lights to brighten faces, add sparkle to the eyes, and allow the natural colors to shine though!  Sure what we do is old school and we are a dying breed, but we refuse to succumb to mediocre photography that is dictated by how smart the camera is.  Technology can not do what an artist can, and we prefer to paint instead of push buttons. For the past sixteen years, we have dedicated our lives to developing our art to what it is today.  Our experience matters and we want to put it to work for your family!  A husband and wife team, both with an artistic eye and passion for making your families beach pictures come to life!  Our joy comes from […]
Professional Portrait Photography
While on vacation you should consider a professional portrait photography session.  I am not talking about snapshots, I am talking about hiring a professional to come and take the photos for you.  On the beach, having a studio strobe and a team of professionals is absolutely crucial.  It is so easy for pictures to go terribly wrong, but with the right professional, it is so easy to create something that will last for decades to come. Just like your hometown, I am sure you have searched the internet for vacation photographers and I am positive you are overwhelmed with the number of search results.  From agencies claiming to have the best-experienced photographers, to Facebook pros that have thousands of likes.  The choice is tough, but you must remember one thing.  A picture is worth a thousand words, and in today’s world, filters can make almost any picture look okay.  Save the filters from your iPhone and Instagram, a true pro shouldn’t use filters. Make sure you hire a true professional.  Ask to see galleries of families just like yours, and ask to see different lighting situations.  The true test of a pro on the beach is a sunny day.  Most […]
Kids Portraits on the Beach
Kids portraits on the beach are some of our favorite sessions.  Little guys and gals have a way of showing their personality when the camera points to them.  Some might start out shy, or others might hit the ground running, but all eventually succumb to the attention of the lens and let their little light’s shine.  It is so much fun watching little ones turn it on.  Watching them has a way of connecting us to our own childhood’s memories.  It is easy to see that the apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree in every shape form and fashion.  Mom’s are always like, he is just like his father, and dads are like, she gets it from her momma.  Either way they are ours, and we must own them without doubt.  Family ties us together and our photography helps our clients remember every little second into the future. We are proud to offer family photography services that capture the true you.  We are the old school photographer you have heard so much about.  We will help you remember every little detail about your family beach vacation in the future, not just a disc of images that end up […]
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 […]