Step One: Select your date and time
I will meet you at your beach house or another mutually agreed upon location on the beach. Each session will last approximately one hour.
I prefer to shoot in the early morning just after sunrise or in the evening a few hours before sunset. The light is soft, golden and gorgeous at this time of day and it’s a little cooler on the beach.
Because of the light limitations, I offer only two sessions per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon and I can shoot from mid April through late fall. My goal is to allow as much time as necessary to capture the best images for you!
I will ask you a few questions to help me decide the best place to shoot on the beach. Tides and mother-nature will also help us decide. I like to shoot a variety of places…in the dunes, by the water’s edge, walking on the beach. I am very open to special requests, so don’t hesitate to ask.
If you have an interest in a truly unique portrait session, I can accompany you on a boat excursion to a barrier island (Morris Island, which houses a historic lighthouse). This creates a fantastic opportunity for me to capture the excitement along the way as kids and adults see dolphins swimming beside the boat and experience a South Carolina living marsh and pluff mud along the way.
My goal is to capture the joy of being close with your family, your pet, the love of your life or the excitement of a special time in your life. My sessions are relaxed and fun so that you can be yourself and let the real smiles shine through.
As you plan for your session, be sure that you wear something that you love and that you feel represents who you are. It’s also good to consider coordinating with other family members. If you have pets, please feel free to bring a special toy or treat for them.
Step Three: View Your Images
After the session, I upload all of the images and review them one-by-one. I then begin editing. Cropping, straightening, deleting if warranted. Each proof is edited to look perfect enough to hang on your wall.
You will receive a link to an online gallery within two weeks that contains your fully edited images. Once you decide which images you want you will be able to order fully edited images from this online gallery.
Additionally, you have the option to purchase a disc of the edited images with a full reprint release.
Your portrait session includes an on-location custom photography session, digital darkroom editing, online gallery for viewing your images, viewing and ordering capabilities.
Sessions start at $125.
Prints and Products:
The print pricing varies based on size, etc. and is available in the online gallery. It’s fun to choose your size, so go big if you love it! The lab used on the on gallery provides highest quality print and products. Client favorites include a disc with all of your edited images. You can purchase additional discs to share with other friends and family members.