Better Beach Photos of Your Family–Beach Buildings

Ramsey Portrait Art Beach Portrait

Welcome to the first of the “Better Beach Photos of Your Family” series.

If you’re a beach lover like the Ramsey family, you’re thinking about your next trip to the sand. Maybe you’re planning to photograph your family on the beach while there. This is the blog series for you! I’m glad to share some of the do’s & don’ts that I’ve learned in the past 14 years of beach photography.


You may not know the beautiful girls in the photo above, but if you’re a fan of Seaside, Florida, you likely know this building. We stopped here before we descended to the surf.

On your way to the beach for photos, before you touch the sand, look around. Are there certain structures that look really interesting? As you’re waiting for the sun to set (or after it’s risen too high, if you’re a sunrise person), stop to photograph at the buildings nearby. You’ll still get a beach portrait, but something out-of-the-ordinary.

Here’s an example of a photo created for a High School Senior. He and his family love Rosemary Beach, so we created this. If you’re wondering how we avoided the summer crowds, it was easy! He and I created this image approximately 30 minutes after sunrise. No crowds!

Senior Photos Ramsey Portrait Art

If you want your entire family in the photo, or you want to save the stress of photographing your own kids, I’d be honored to create that for you. We spend every summer on the beaches of Destin, South Walton, 30A . . . Seaside, Alys, Watercolor, etc. We’d love to see you there to create your next family heirloom.

Interested? CLICK HERE for more details.


-mr. bill


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