A: Two hours before sunset is when the light is prettiest. Also, it is much cooler then. Shoot times will vary according to seasons, sunlight, weather and cloud coverage. Each day and moment will have its own colors, lighting and shadows. A full sun in a clear sky creates bright light, strong shadows and intense colors. Overcast skies create faint shadows, muted light and soft colors. Complete cloud coverage creates no shadows, white sky and pale colors.
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A: Just give us a call 843-683-6883, so that we may customize your shoot. Since we have limited availability, we recommend booking your beach portrait as soon as possible so that you are assured of a time that is suitable for you. We do book up very quickly during summer months and around holidays.
A: The sitting fee is determined by the number of people in your group for the amount of time needed for your beach session. For Example, an immediate family up to four people is $100. Digital files are separate. The Sitting Fee covers the Session time on the beach with photographer and assistant.
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A: Yes. We offer Digital Images from your Session. In the Collections, we create Hi-Resolution for printing needs and Low-Res to share to social sites. and you receive our original files, too. Our cameras are 36 megapixel to produce quality images for englargements and wall portraits. Collection pricing is based on the number of people in your group, number of images released.
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Do I Receive the Card out of the camera?
No, that would be too easy. We get each image that you receive ready for printing.
After your session, we process the images from your shoot, editing down to the best 2 or 3 from each pose. This allows you to decide on your favorites from each grouping and keeps everything organized for you. Adjustments are applied with regards to contrast, saturation etc. Each image is then retouched to remove unwanted objects and people from the background and is “Print Ready”.
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We upload three versions of each image, Low-Res for social media, Hi-Res for printing, and the Original Files for enlargements and wall portraits, to a user-friendly software and email you the Gallery link. In the Gallery, you can download images individually or download the entire album. You can email this link to family and friends and they will have full access to your digital images as well.
A: We upload your images to a user friendly online gallery. You receive Lo-Res, Hi-Res, and even the Original Files. Our cameras are 36 megapixel to create high quality image files, able to print wall portraits.
Images are delivered electronically to your email address that you provide to us. Groups with large families will also receive a link, so there is no need for you to distribute images to your additional families. To finalize the Gallery that you receive, we process you images we process the images from your shoot, editing down to the best 2 or 3 from each pose. This allows you to decide on your favorites from each grouping. Adjustments are applied with regards to contrast, saturation etc. Each image is then retouched to remove unwanted objects and people from the background and is “Print Ready”. You receive two versions of each image, Hi-Resolution for all your printing needs and Low-Res to share to social sites. In the Gallery, you can download images individually or download the entire album.
A: Your team of photographers and assistants during your session provide a seamless process. Shoots will only take approximately 30 minutes for an immediate family. Larger groups will take 45 to 90 minutes.
A: Yes! In addition to the wide variety shots of the whole group together, each individual family will get their own complete sitting as if they came out to the beach on their own. We accommodate any special groupings special requests you might have.
A: An assistant is crucial in getting small children interested during the shoot and keeping their attention with the camera. Having the assistant allows the shoot to flow quickly and the photographer to focus on capturing precious moments.
A: If you need to cancel your session for any reason, we ask that you do so as soon as possible. You may cancel within three business days before your shoot for a full refund. In the event of inclement weather, your sitting fee will be refunded if we are unable to reschedule your shoot time.
A: All the families we serve are special to us. We have experience in dealing with hearing impairment, cerebral palsy, and many spectrums of autism. Let us know if any member of your group has special needs. For example, it may be possible to assign two assistants for anyone with special needs, If your family needs special attention, we are more than happy to help accommodate you!
A: Our beach location has a paved entrance to the beach. For anyone having trouble walking on uneven sand, we have access to a beach wheelchair at no charge.
A: Simple, classic attire works best. Coordinating each family member's attire (same color and style if possible) not only creates a unified look, but a "timeless" look as well. Some suggestions are: Khaki bottoms (shorts, pants, skirts, skorts) and white shirts. White dresses for women and girls are beautiful in beach portraits. When preparing for your session, keep in mind that your feet will be in the water. Also, it can be breezy on the beach. Hair products are highly recommended.
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A: Just your smile. You will not want to leave any items unattended in the sand, so lock your belongings in the trunk of your car: shoes, purses, diaper bags, strollers, cameras, cell phones, etc. Your family members need to have their full attention on the photographer.
A: We provide simple, classic beach props - beautiful shells, nautical boats, white sand buckets and a wonderful white Adirondack bench. We also have an adorable boat for our littlest sailors. Our props are perfectly sized for children.
Lastly, remember, you are on vacation!
Our photographers have shot thousands of beach portraits and come across countless unique challenges, from weather hindrances to family dynamics. Just come prepared to enjoy the process and have
fun while we capture wonderful memories that will last a lifetime!