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At Camera-Shy Photography, we pride ourselves in providing a top-notch custom beach photography experience in Destin and Fort Walton Beach.  We offer top-of-the-line heirloom portraits and products, beautifully documenting those most precious in your life... your family.

Our children are growing right before our eyes. With every passing moment, they have a new look, a new freckle, a new expression, and have reached another milestone. Once those moments are gone, they are soon forgotten. We are storytellers in our children's lives and, even though memories and snapshots are priceless and precious, there is no better way to preserve these memories than in a beautiful work of photographic art.  We believe in celebrating the life of a child, the changing of families and relationships as they unfold. Families change...children grow! Timeless photographic memories last forever.  There is no better or more beautiful place to capture these memories than on the beautiful beaches of Northwest Florida.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR SESSION:  We believe in capturing natural expressions and documenting the relationships within families. We keep our beach sessions casual and fun to achieve this goal. We are not opposed getting down and sandy to capture that one priceless image. We want children to play, explore and be themselves...these are the memories that you will cherish in years to come. Think you can't get a natural smile out of your kiddo (or your husband)? We can! And we WILL!

We will meet you at your beach location (condo, beach house, resort) approximately one hour before sunset.  The final hour prior to sunset provides the most optimal lighting for beach portraits.  We will spend a few moments getting to know you and yours, discuss any special shots you have in mind and then have fun capturing some priceless beach memories.

WHAT COMES NEXT:  After your session, we will return to our digital darkroom and carefully review (and perform minor edits, as needed) each image before preparing your own personal jump drive of images and electronic proofing gallery. Your jump drive of beach memories, along with print release for image printing, will be mailed within one week of your session.  A link to your password-protected gallery will be emailed at that time and will remain active for 90 days for viewing and sharing.

WHAT TO WEAR:  For many years, white and khaki have been the favorite beach portrait attire.  While we appreciate the way white and khaki let the gorgeous colors of the Emerald water and sugar sand beaches shine, we also want you and yours to be the focal point of your Camera-Shy portraits.  Add a pop of color to your khaki and white, or go all in with a bright and bold color scheme.  We adore the turquoise, coral and fuchsia colorways and think the navy/yellow color scheme just screams nautical beach!  Take a peek at our What to Wear board on Pinterest for some great coordinating beach portrait outfit ideas for the entire family.

WHAT TO BRING:  Want to have a little more fun during your beach portrait session?  Or just need to make your little guy or little gal a bit more comfortable?  Bring along a favorite stuffed animal, Tonka truck or shovel and pail.  We'll incorporate them into some your images in a fun and unique way.  Take a peek at our Fun with Props board on Pinterest for more really great ideas using props on the beach.  We have an ever-growing collection of images from our our own gallery as well as from other outstanding photographers.

WHAT WE CAN BRING:  We have a selection of beachy prop favorites that we are thrilled to bring along to add a pop of color, a playful twist or just a good old on-the-beach element to some or all of your portraits.

  • Beach balls
  • Shells
  • Starfish