Coast Beach Wedding Photography & Beach Portraits
Florida's Emerald Coast is a perfect place for your destination
wedding or family beach portrait. The Emerald Coast stretches along a chain
of 24 miles of white sands and emerald-green water
with constantly shifting sand called the barrier islands.
The sea oats and sand dunes of
Florida's Emerald Coast make a gorgeous
backdrop for your beach wedding photography or family beach portraits. It stretches from
Sandestin, Destin, Fort
Walton Beach, Navarre Beach, Pensacola
Beach, to Perdido Key and
Orange Beach, Alabama. Much of the area is protected by
the Gulf Islands National Seashore as well as state parks
which are scattered throughout the coast. It is a shell collector's
paradise with its
many miles of unbroken pristine beach. Photographers like myself,
love spending the last hour of light out on the beach photographing
the sun setting with its vibrant reflected colors at the water edge.
Destin, Florida Beach
Destin Beach in known across the country for its emerald green
water, its world class fishing and as a beautiful location for a
destination wedding or family beach portraits. Destin is on a peninsula separating the Gulf
of Mexico from Choctawhatchee Bay. Many bridal parties rent a
condo or home on Destin Beach and spend the week there fishing,
relaxing and finish the week off with the beach wedding and
reception. Destin Beach vacationers also like to cap off their week by
scheduling a family beach portrait session to remember their stay.
We wanted to say thank you for the gorgeous wedding pictures
and movie. We appreciate the role that you played in making
our wedding day happen. Because of you, it will be a day we
will never forget! The DVD
was a huge hit at the reception."
Jamie & Tim Crunk
Sandy Key Condo
Perdido Key, Florida
Perdido Key Beach wedding
A great place for your Pensacola beach destination wedding and
reception is the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front. Pensacola
Beach's pier is the longest fishing pier on the Gulf Coast and the
view at sunset is awesome. If you have some time before your beach wedding, check out Quietwater
Beach Boardwalk on the sound side of Pensacola Beach. It is a great place to spend an evening browsing
the various shops and restaurants after your day on the beach.
Another great location along Pensacola Beach is on the far eastern
edge past the Portifino Condominiums complex. There are two beach
areas that are secluded but with large parking areas to facilitate a
good size wedding party as well as guest parking. Just drive east
along Pensacola Beach until the houses, condos and finally Portifino
ends. A couple more miles down the beach will take you to the day
beach area which is on the gulf side of Santa Rosa Island. I have
photographed and produced videos for many bridal couples in this
area. It has always been a great beach wedding location.
What Is A Wedding Photojournalist?
My goal as a wedding photojournalist is to capture the
fleeting emotional moments of the wedding day, such as the
joy when the bride's mother presents her daughter with her
bridal flowers or a
family heirloom to wear on her wedding day or to capture the
love showing in her father's face when he sees her in her wedding gown.
Photography used in an unobtrusive style and
capturing candid moments without interrupting the flow
of the wedding day journey is the formula for making magical
developed much of my photojournalistic style while
for several years as a freelance photographer for the
St. Petersburg Times (view
clip). With numerous images published by the
New York Times,
Wall Street Journal, the
Associated Press and
various national and international news, trade and consumer
then started using my photojournalistic experience in the
arena of wedding photography. Using this photojournalistic
shooting style, your destination wedding is photographed in a creative
narrative fashion that weaves the story of your wedding day.
(Photo on the left is Pavarotti singing at the Sun Dome on
the campus of the University of South Florida in
Unlike your bridal
flowers or the caterers wonderfully prepared delicacies, your
wedding photographs are designed to last a lifetime. Years from now, when you reminiscence about
how you exchanged your wedding rings, the tenderness
of the priceless moments you shared as a bride and groom will be tangible in the
beautiful photographs you possess in your wedding album.
Capturing timeless images in a photojournalist, contemporary
style is my goal.
Intimate Beach Wedding Photography
Intimate beach wedding photography packages start at just $945. Even
more savings are available for weekday beach weddings. Just select a
photography package that fits your budget and needs. We can even
customize the package for you. Just let us know what you are looking
for. For more details on beach wedding photography packages, go to
wedding photography prices
Art Album Design Photography Packages
Digitally designed fine art album packages start at $2195.
Your wedding album is designed to tell the story of your
wedding day starting even before you put on the wedding
dress up to the time that you and your new husband leave the
reception through a shower of bubbles or rose petals. With
many cover option, your album is designed with your input
and does not go to the book binder until you approve the
wedding story design. For details on photography for your beach wedding or
church wedding event with a digitally designed fine art
album, see our
Wedding Album Design
"We just wanted to thank you sooooooooooooo
much for the album. We got it yesterday and it is absolutely
beautiful! We love it!! We've been showing it off to our
friends and everyone is impressed. We will definitely highly
recommend you to anyone planning a wedding or other event. Thank
you again for your professionalism and kindness."
Wedding Videography and Cinematography
Wedding video packages start at $995 with options for one, two or
three camera cinematic style video productions. A wireless microphone
placed on the groom's tuxedo or officiant's lapel will
capture all the sounds and three chip television quality cameras
will capture all the sights of your wedding day event. The wireless
microphone is especially important for your destination beach
wedding as the surf will drown out your marriage vows without it.
Custom and personalized DVDs and cases are included with all wedding
video packages. Titles and custom music make your church or beach
wedding all the more special. More information about our wedding videos and pricing is
available on the
wedding videos page.
Beach Portraits Along Florida's Gulf Coast
Whether you are spending a week with the family on one of Florida's
panhandle beaches, or relaxing for a weekend in one of the many condo
sun-kissed Orange Beach, Alabama, you will want to look back upon
those carefree tropical days and remember them with a gorgeous sunset beach
portrait. There is a beautiful location on the western end of Perdido Key that makes a perfect spot for a family beach portrait.
The rolling sea-oat covered dunes make a great tropical background
for those special family beach portraits which you will want to show off to
friends and relatives when you get back home. The images will be
available for you to view and order on the web with password
protection. For more information
and to take a look at a few more sample images, go to our
beach portraits page. Many
of these images were taken on Destin Beach.
Beach Portraits On Perdido
Key, Florida & Orange Beach, Alabama
Perdido Key beach is a wonderful location for family beach portraits
or your destination wedding for that matter.
The Florida - Alabama state line actually splits the island down the
middle with the Flora Bama Lounge sitting right on top of that state
line. The Key is home to many festivals and the annual Mullet Toss
Contest where participants try their luck at seeing who can toss a
mullet, a type of fish, the farthest. Perdido Key is part of a 16 mile long barrier island in Northwest Florida
and Alabama of
which about 60 percent is made up of federal and state parks. The
sea oats and sand dunes of Perdido Key make a gorgeous
background for your beach wedding or family beach portraits. Johnson Beach, located on the
eastern end of Perdido Key, is part of the Gulf Islands
National Seashore. Perdido Key ends on the western edge at the
Perdido Pass Bridge in Alabama. This western edge is one of the
areas most gorgeous spots to photograph family beach portraits with
the undulating dunes and waves of sea oats. Across the Perdido Pass
lies Orange Beach, Alabama.
No travel fees
will be charged for wedding photography
throughout the Florida
panhandle from Tallahassee,
Chipley, St. George's Island, Panama City Beach,
Rosemary Beach, Seacrest Beach,
Seagrove Beach, Seaside, Grayton Beach, Dune Allen Beach, Miramar Beach,
Sandestin to Destin Beach,
Ft. Walton Beach, Navarre Beach, Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key
as well as Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan, Foley, Fairhope, Atmore,
Brewton, Daphne and
Mobile, Alabama and over to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
I am available
for other destinations for a nominal fee. Please inquire.