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Orange Beach Senior Beach Portraits
It is that time of year again, senior portraits!!!  Can I get a whoop whoop!!!  Absolutely love senior portraits.  From start to finish, absolutely love them.  From a standpoint of a senior, they are probably one of the most important photo sessions of their life.  These shots mean something, and their impression will last a lifetime.  That is a task we understand and put a strong emphasis into.  When a senior comes to us, we make sure they walk away with unique images that will rock their yearbook. We want the images to be so good, the sun actually sets the pages on fire!!! This mornings sunrise senior session was no different that any other senior session we have done.  It was absolutely the most important session of our career.  Sure we were nervous, but we are pros and we stepped up the plate and gave it a good ole college try.  Well as you can see from the shot of the day, we hit more than one out of the ball park.  Not only did our senior rock, every single one of her images rocked as well.  The only problem is we have now made the decision of which […]
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 […]
Family Portraits at the Beach
Family portraits at the beach should be about fun, smiles, and family togetherness, just like your vacation.  We take this idea very serious, and stop at nothing else.  We have devoted our lives to perfect family photography over the past fifteen years.  Please take the time to understand how our experience can work for you.  We would love to talk to you more about your very own family beach portrait session.  With school back in swing, and fall coming quick, it is the perfect time for a last minute vacation in paradise. A special thanks to the handsome little fellow and his family from last night’s sunset session.  This little guy was quite the ham for the camera.  We had such a great time working with all three.  Thanks so much guys for doing your research and booking a family portrait session with us.  We are so excited to see the results and are positive you will be doing the same as soon as you login into your gallery today.  If you have any questions, please feel free give us a call anytime. So if you are looking for a last minute break to the beach, give us a call […]
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 […]
Beach Portraits in Perdido Key
If you are heading to the beach this summer, you need to schedule a session for your beach portraits in Perdido Key. Professional portraits are a fun way to spend a little time on the beach with the family and take home some awesome memories.  In today’s cell phone world of Pokemon Go, family time is a necessity that many seem to overlook.  I find it humorous that while taking a stroll on the beach almost every person you pass has their nose in a smart phone.  This is great for families that don’t do the smart phone thing because their are now an abundance of awesome sea shells because they haven’t made an app to find shells yet.  Thus they are everywhere.  Our little princess from last night’s sunset session took full advantage.  She found so many that dad’s pockets were literally over flowing with shells. If your family is a smart phone family, don’t worry we don’t allow phones at our sessions which will only mean one thing, you get to actually have a little uninterrupted family time.  Something that is much needed in this modern world, where kids grow up behind a screen.  We are here to […]
Sunset Portraits
Sometimes in life problems are better forgotten and a little rejuvenation is in order with some sunset portraits.  Perhaps you have had a long day at preschool or not enough time on the monkey bars.  For whatever reason you find yourself just needing a break.  Well what better way to restore the chi in your life than watching a sunset over the beautiful Gulf of Mexico with your siblings.  These three from last nights sunset session had the ticket.  They all decided to convince mom and dad to load up in the old mini van and head south to the beach. Thanks kids for convincing the family to visit, and thanks mom for doing your research and finding us on the old intra web thingy.  We are really glad we got to make your acquaintance and absolutely thrilled your guys got to go on a little beach adventure with us.  Life is full of sunsets, taking the opportunity to enjoy them is what life is really all about.  I am positive this sunset will not be soon forgotten. If your family is in need of a little color and sun, please check us out.  We are a team of professional […]
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 […]
Beach Photography in Perdido Key
One of my absolute favorite sessions is children’s beach photography in Perdido Key.  With sugar white sands and smiling baby faces, who could ask for a better backdrop and subject.  Perdido Key is the spot.  Unlike other little beach town’s that have turned into tourist traps and overrun with congested traffic, the Key is still somewhat hidden from the developer’s wallet as of now.  Sure the condo’s are popping up quicker than a chicken eating a biscuit.  Luckily there are still spots you can get to on the beach where it seems as if you are on an island in the middle of no where.  Don’t get me wrong, they are in the process of paving the last little bit of paradise and the development will move here shortly, but for now it is perfect.  If you are looking for a vacation in paradise, Perdido Key is the spot. We had the opportunity of working with this little angel on the Key last night.  She sure was happy her folks found a little slice of paradise and we brought her a beach chair to sit in.  She was having the time of her life on her vacation.  Thanks so much […]
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 Portraits Perdido Key
In today’s digital age, true professional photographers are a dying breed.  The art of photography is not something that happens just by pushing a button.  Sure anyone can take a snapshot and call themselves a professional, but the artwork is really falling short these days.  Dynamic images are really hard to come by.  Many many factors go into making a photograph that will become a true family heirloom.  Most feel that it is as simple as saving snapshots to a thumb drive, and they couldn’t be further from the truth.  There are many steps in the process that have been lost.  Over the past decade, the photography industry as a whole has lost a lot.  The information is still available, but the vast majority of professionals seem to no longer seek the knowledge to make a perfect portrait.  Mentors have been traded in for you-tube videos.  It is as if for some miraculous reason, professionals don’t even need the proper tools anymore, you wouldn’t believe how many new photographers come up and ask us, what is that you are using, as if they have never even seen a light meter before.  As my teenage niece puts it, I am “scratching […]
Beach Photos in Gulf Shores
Growing up on the beach is a fun time and a great way to remember the passing years is by taking beach photos in Gulf Shores.  These three little beach bums have been coming to Gulf Shores their whole lives.  We are lucky enough to be their professional beach photographers.  We look forward to their beach session every time they visit.  I understand growing up is a right of passage but if there was only a way to keep them little forever.  It is easy to see with snapshots over time, but on a daily basis we understand it is tough to live in the moment.  Photography has taught me to cherish every single second.  In a blink of an eye they go from sleeping on your chest to deciding which college to visit.  Before you know it those babies are handing you grand kids to cherish. Take a bit of advice and seek out a true professional photographer.  Whether it is us or not, that just doesn’t matter.  Find a true professional that can capture the true child before they are all grown.  The fraction of a second that shutter captures will help you remember them as if they […]
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 […]
Orange Beach Sunset Family Portraits
Orange Beach sunset family portraits are a great way to remember your beach adventure this summer.  The beach makes a perfect backdrop and the smiles are always gonna be pointing in the right direction.  Are you taking a trip to Orange Beach this summer or fall?  If you are, we would love to talk to you about your own family photography session on the beach with us.  Our sessions are relaxed and full of fun.  We strive to make the experience a positive experience so you will want to return year after year. Take our group from last night for example.  We have worked with this crew for almost a decade now.  Every year we get to experience how quick the little ones grow.  In a blink of an eye they just grow up too fast.  I remember when they were all just babies, and now they are practically flying the coupe.  I selected today’s shot of the day for this very reason.  Thanks so much guys for letting us be apart of your life, and we can’t wait to see you guys on your next trip.  Have a safe trip this holiday weekend! If your family is taking an […]