Planning For Your Best Beach Portrait Session

May 30, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

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2013 © Jenn Ocken Photography
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Heading to the beach this summer?

Check out our tips for making sure your beach portrait session goes smoothly and is a blast for you and your family while on vacation!

{To schedule your beach portrait session, contact the office today!}

225-590-3731 / info@jennockenphotography.com

  • When planning your beach vacation, check with the office for Jenn's travel schedule so you can Meet her at the Beach!
  • If you are planning on getting a haircut, do so at least a week before a shoot.
  • Try not to schedule your beach portraits in the middle of the day! The brightness creates harsher shadows. Morning and evening sun gives a more even glow.
  • Matching colors for everyone in the photos is a great way to have everyone looking uniform, but don’t hesitate to add some personality with some items like hats, jewelry, sun glasses or beach toys to add some fun! Click here to see our guide on how to pick the best outfits for your family.
  • When heading down to the beach bring water and maybe some crackers in case a little energizing snack or hydrations is needed. It's especially important for the kids to eat a protein rich meal before heading out in the sun for a beach portrait session (the closer to the session, the better.) This creates high energy and concentration levels for both kids and adults. An extra bottle for the babies is a great idea too! 
  • Interact with each other! You don't always have to be smiling at the camera... hug, laugh, run, twirl, and just have fun!
     

Encourage the kids to build a sand castle on the beach that day and we can photograph them playing around it, or even better smashing it like Godzilla during the session! For smaller kids, games like Red light-Green Light and Peek-a-boo are useful to get a genuine smile! Busbice Family Beach Portrait JOP_3670.CR2
2016 © Jenn Ocken Photography
www.JennOckenPhotography.com
Martin Family Beach Portrait JOP_0633.CR2
2016 © Jenn Ocken Photography
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Killen Beach Portrait JOP_4110.CR2
2016 © Jenn Ocken Photography
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McCullough Family Beach Portrait JOP_1987.CR2
2016 © Jenn Ocken Photography
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Cox Family Beach Portrait JOP_2555.CR2
2016 © Jenn Ocken Photography
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Cox Family Beach Portrait JOP_2421.CR2
2016 © Jenn Ocken Photography
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Ruhland Family Beach Portrait JOP_4780.CR2
2016 © Jenn Ocken Photography
www.JennOckenPhotography.com
Martin Family Beach Portrait JOP_0873.CR2
2016 © Jenn Ocken Photography
www.JennOckenPhotography.com
Killen Beach Portrait JOP_4224.CR2
2016 © Jenn Ocken Photography
www.JennOckenPhotography.com
Usher Family Beach Portrait JOP_4852.CR2
2016 © Jenn Ocken Photography
www.JennOckenPhotography.com

 

 

To schedule your beach portrait session, contact the office today!

225-590-3731 / info@jennockenphotography.com

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