Beach Photography Tips

April 16, 2012  •  Leave a Comment


 

 

 

Starting to plan for your beach vacations? Keep us in mind!

 

Jenn Ocken will be traveling all along the NW Florida & Alabama's Gulf Coast this summer with cameras in hand and flip flops on ...   

 

Travel Dates:

{ Mother's Day Weekend: May 10th-14th

{ June July & August  

 

While you are planning your summer vacation here are some fun beach portrait tips:

 

* Wear comfortable clothes:

Make sure the neck line stays in place. Especially for moms and dads who have little ones that might need to be held at some point during the session.   

 

It is also very important that everyone feels good in the outfits. If you choose to all be in the same color, it is ok if each of you wear different styles. Allowing  your family members to choose a  style  that both expresses their personality and helps them to feel more comfortable results in a more relaxed session and successful portrait.  Accessories are a great way to show off personality too.  

  Busbice Family Beach Portrait JOP_3734.CR2
2016 © Jenn Ocken Photography
www.JennOckenPhotography.com
McCullough Family Beach Portrait JOP_1647.CR2
2016 © Jenn Ocken Photography
www.JennOckenPhotography.com

* Alternative to the beautiful all white outfits:   

You can mix up khaki and white. A couple of you can wear khaki tops with white pants/skirts (great for the ladies), then others can wear khaki pants or shorts with white tops. The little girls can be in a white dress or khaki dress. We have seen some great khaki shirts for the teenage ladies too. This looks great in a very large extended family sessions. Other popular colors to substitute for khaki: navy, yellow and pink.

 

Complementary colors are great to use too. You can use  bold or pastel colors.  It is really what fits your families' personality. 

  Ruhland Family Beach Portrait JOP_4254.CR2
2016 © Jenn Ocken Photography
www.JennOckenPhotography.com
McCullough Family Beach Portrait JOP_1925.CR2
2016 © Jenn Ocken Photography
www.JennOckenPhotography.com

* Let go of perfection:  

You are on vacation! You are suppose to be relaxed enjoying the moment. Allow the photographer to give a little direction to guide you to the best light and scene. Then just enjoy the moments on the sand between you and the kids.  

 

JOP loves to capture the more intimate moments .. the giggles, the game of chase along the water, exploring for seashells, or toes and fingers in the sand.  Let any of it and all of it happen while we are capturing it all!  

   Cox Family Beach Portrait JOP_2361.CR2
2016 © Jenn Ocken Photography
www.JennOckenPhotography.com
Busbice Family Beach Portrait JOP_3757.CR2
2016 © Jenn Ocken Photography
www.JennOckenPhotography.com

* For a fun twist at the end of the session:

-Bring a big hat and maybe sunglasses 

-Bring towels so the kids can run through the water -Beach toys (maybe leave them down at the beach so the kids are distracted by them at the beginning of the shoot)

-Build a huge sand castle that day away from the crowds so you can use it during the shoot.  

-Kites and balls are fun too  

  Ruhland Family Beach Portrait JOP_4353.CR2
2016 © Jenn Ocken Photography
www.JennOckenPhotography.com
Cox Family Beach Portrait JOP_2825.CR2
2016 © Jenn Ocken Photography
www.JennOckenPhotography.com

Don't forget beach portraits make great JOP one of a kind Holiday cards. We can start designing them as early as August and it will be marked off your to-do list early!   

 

Call for more information and to schedule your portrait session { 225-590-373

To view portfolios visit www.jennockenphotography.com

 

 

 

 

 


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