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family beach portrait
family Beach photography is a specialty of all of our in-house, full-time Wave photographers. If you’re vacationing along the Gulf Coast, let us document your stay with a beach photoshoot from the locals-favorite orange beach photographer company.
We know the best secluded beaches for family beach portraits, from the towns of 30A (Rosemary Beach, Watercolor, Seaside, and Santa Rosa Beach), to Pensacola Beach, to the Alabama coast (Orange Beach and Gulf Shores).
If you’re on a romantic vacation, schedule a family beach portrait session and make memories that will last well beyond the summer.
Just a few of Our favorite Orange Beach and Gulf Shores vacation places
Perdido Key is a barrier island that spans the Alabama-Florida state line. In some places, the island is only several hundred yards wide, allowing you to enjoy both the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway. If you love being on the water, this is the perfect vacation spot! Perdido is punctuated by many waterways, bayous, lakes, and canals, making it ideal for boating, paddle boarding, waterskiing, and more.
Ono Island is a private, tiny barrier island located right off Perdido Key. It’s a lovely spot for a private, luxury vacation, with gorgeous estates all on the water, most with docks and pools and fully appointed. It’s only five minutes from the shops and restaurants of Orange Beach, allowing you to enjoy both the bustle of the shops and restaurants and the peace and quiet of a private island.
Orange Beach is a vibrant, coastal community on the eastern end of Alabama’s Gulf coast. It’s home to some amazing traditions, such as the annual Mullet Toss at the Flora-Bama Lounge (a competition in which you see who can toss mullet the furthest!). The Wharf is a unique entertainment complex featuring huge concerts, water activities, arcades, mini-golf, a Ferris wheel, shopping and more!
Gulf State Park
Gulf State Park is a huge recreation area located in Gulf Shores. It features many campsites, both for tents and RVs, as well as cabins if you want a few more amenities. There is a golf course, zip lining, and many more outdoor sporting opportunities available in the park, whether you stay there or choose to spend the day!
Gulf Shores is the southernmost community in Alabama, and is a great destination for vacationing families. OWA is a family-friendly amusement park where it’s easy to spend a day on rides and games. There is also a waterpark and several top-rated golf courses when you need a break from the beach!
The perfect choice for clients who want to walk away with finished prints that can be given away as gifts or hung on the wall.
The Print Experience session fee does not include any prints or products. You will purchase your choices after viewing your proofs.
You choose the product! We offer custom-framed wall art, canvases, and loose prints.
Best for clients who primarily want digital versions of their photos.
The Digital Experience session fee includes high-resolution digital copies of your favorite 10 images from your session.
WANT MORE THAN 10? YOU CAN OPT TO PURCHASE ADDITIONAL IMAGES or upgrade to the full gallery ONCE YOU SEE YOUR PROOFS.
We know that you have choices! Take a quick look at what makes Wave Photography the best beach photography experience, quality and value on the Gulf Coast!
WE ARE A TEAM
We are a team of award-winning artists with only one job… to provide the highest quality photography and experience for every session we shoot. Unlike other photography companies that subcontract your session to part-time photographers or work as a photographers on the side, all of our photographers are full-time salaried employees of our company.
WE CAPTURE ART
Many photography companies shoot hundreds of photographs and toss them all at their customers, assuming quantity is the goal of the modern photography customer. Instead, we work everyday to create the quality images that deserve to be hung in your home for decades. We offer both print and digital options to our clients and create a collection that best meets your needs.
WE OFFER AN UNMATCHED EXPERIENCE
We are the only photography company on the Gulf Coast with a full-time Client Experience Manager. Her only job is to ensure that every client has a premier photography experience to match the unforgettable images they will receive.
WE BELIEVE IN BALANCE
Faster is not always better. In most cases, we have a proofing gallery available to our clients within a couple of days of session. We are careful to make sure that the images we deliver meet only the highest standards. Subsequently, all of our clients are given the opportunity to proof and select their images online at their convenience. Some choose to visit with us at our downtown studio in Pensacola and see their images and our prints and products in person.
WE ARE PROFESSIONALS
Our team shoots over 100 weddings and countless portraits each year, from Gulf Shores and Orange Beach to Destin and 30A. We deliver approximately 250,000 high-quality images per year to clients who fall in love with our studio. We shoot with natural and artificial light each and every day. We only use the highest quality professional equipment. In short, we demand excellence and professionalism from ourselves, as you would expect from a modern photography company.
WE DELIVER TRUE-TO-LIFE IMAGES
We strive to produce the best version of our beautiful clients and the stunning dreamscapes that nature provides. No fake skies or heavy photoshop in our images! We have a timeless, modern, and fresh style that won't look dated in a decade.
WE KEEP IT SIMPLE
If it rains out a session and we can’t reschedule, we refund your session fee (in full). No nickel and dime convenience fees. No travel fees. All of our collections are posted on our website. No nonsense.
Beach Session testimonials:
“Wow! You are amazingly quick! We are so grateful to you for making this such a positive and fun experience! The proofing room is the bomb!! These pictures mean so much to us. Thank you for capturing such a precious moment in our lives so beautifully. I don’t want to fan-girl all over you, but I sincerely love, love, love these photos. And the fact that my daughter’s harshest critic (herself!) loves them too says so much. Your talent and skill shine through in each gorgeous photo—As well as my daughter’s beautiful spirit. Thank you again.“ -debbie
“terrific group photos”
“The photographers did such a lovely job of getting wonderful pictures of our large family as a big group and then taking great individual family photos on the beach! We now have some terrific group photos to pair with our wonderful memories thanks to the Wave Photo crew.” -hope
Beach Photography session DETAILS:
SUNSET SESSIONS USUALLY BEGIN ABOUT AN HOUR BEFORE SUNSET, AND SUNRISE SESSIONS START 30 MINUTES BEFORE SUNRISE.
WE SERVICE THE GULF COAST OF FLORIDA, AS FAR WEST AS FORT MORGAN, ALABAMA AND AS FAR EAST AS ROSEMARY BEACH, FLORIDA. THIS INCLUDES DESTIN, 30A, SANTA ROSA BEACH, SEASIDE, WATERCOLOR, SEAGROVE, MIRAMAR BEACH, OKALOOSA ISLAND, FT. WALTON BEACH, NAVARRE, PENSACOLA BEACH, PERDIDO, ORANGE BEACH, AND GULF SHORES.
as the top Orange beach and Gulf Shores photography company, WE KNOW THE BEST SECLUDED BEACHES (TO KEEP THOSE PESKY CONDOS AND BEACHGOERS OUT OF YOUR PHOTOS!). WE DO GREAT PHOTOSHOP WORK, SO NO WORRIES IF A FEW SNEAK IN! All of our skies are real!
IN THE SUMMER, WE USUALLY SHOOT a family beach portrait SUNSET SESSION EVERY SINGLE DAY, AND THEY BOOK REALLY FAST, SO TRY TO CONTACT US At least a COUPLE OF WEEKS BEFORE YOUR SHOOT.
IF YOU ARE A VACATIONING CLIENT, WE PROBABLY WANT TO SCHEDULE YOUR photography SESSION EARLY IN YOUR VACATION (BOO… RAIN). IF IT RAINS, WE TRY AGAIN ANOTHER DAY. IF WE CAN’T MAKE THAT WORK, THEN YOUR SESSION FEE WILL BE REFUNDED IN FULL.