We love furry friends and are always pleased to add them into our sessions! While pets are not allowed on the beach without a permit we can get some images nearby or in other locations.
Here are some things you should remember to bring to ensure everything goes smoothly:
We love, love, love our gulf coast beaches all along 30a! But, that's not all our area boasts, and that is why we offer multiple portrait locations for our clients.
Located along a 26-mile stretch of white sandy beaches in Northwest Florida, South Walton encompasses 16 distinct beach neighborhoods, each with its own visual style, amenities and charm. South Walton is home to four state parks, one state forest, and more than 200 miles of hiking and biking trails. Renowned for natural scenic beauty, turquoise waters and sugar sand beaches, South Walton was named one of the “Secret Florida Beaches” by Travel + Leisure, but is easily accessible as a drive to destination or by flying to nearby airports Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) or the Destin – Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS). An upscale, yet casual place to unwind, South Walton is the place to recharge and build lasting memories. Learn more at VisitSouthWalton.com
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Caitie Beth nelson
A most fantastic, awesome, fun, and super humble 30a and Destin photographer
If you've made it to our blog, we're willing to bet you love color, too! Check out this beautiful family and their fantastic fashion!
Sticking with a good thing is exactly why so many people vacation in the 30a and Destin areas year after year. The beach. The people. The culture. The shopping. The food. The fishing. THE SUNSETS. That's just a few things on the top of the list, but what we have to offer goes on and on and on.
There's something else we love; repeat clients. These folks have been shooting with Amy for years! When you find something good you just stick with it, right?
Caitie Beth Nelson
Destin + 30A Family and Senior Portrait Photographer
“A mini or a full session — which is best for us?” This is one of the most frequently asked questions that Amy and I receive in our inquiries from folks vacationing in the Destin and 30A areas. It's a good question with a simple answer. We just need to take a few things into consideration!
Caitie Beth Nelson
Destin + 30A Family + Senior Portrait Photographer
We began planning our session together months in advance. This was no last minute event for Sharon, and email conversations with me would not do. This had to be perfect. Her adult sons and families were flying in to Santa Rosa Beach for their family reunion vacation. No one in this group was from Florida, and to all be here at the beach together was something special.
We talked all about it together on the phone, which honestly, is my preferred method of conversation. A lot of our clients drive or fly into the 30A and Destin areas from out of state. Choosing a photographer without an initial in-person consultation, or even a referral from a friend, can feel risky. For Sharon, it was a big risk. The family had gathered together a couple of years before for a beach vacation and hired a photographer for formal portraits on the beach. Her experience with the photographer during the session was uncomfortable, and the images she received were such a low quality that they could not be used as prints. It was a waste of their time, and disappointing, to say the least. I was glad to hear about her experience and assure her that our time together would be different. My product would be exceptional.