Family beach vacations are always so much fun and offer tons of opportunities for amazing family photos. But if you're not sure how to take great beach family vacation pictures, don't worry. We have a few tips that you can use during your next visit to Myrtle Beach, Litchfield Beach, Pawleys Island or DeBordieu, SC.
Lighting on the beach can be the biggest challenge for inexperiences photographers. Why? Because there’s tons of harsh sunlight and no shade. Taking photos in direct sunlight becomes very hard for both the people in photos and the person taking their pictures. Taking photos in the direct sun maybe beautiful on your iPhone, but it is not comfortable for people in the photos. But when the light is behind, the person in your photo may appear too dark or rather more like a silhouette if you don’t know how to shoot in manual mode with your camera.
So if you have no photography back ground but still want great images on the beach, shoot in one of these three light conditions.
- On a cloudy day
- In the large shaded area (like shade from hotels when sun is behind them)
- During the blue hour which is time immediately after the sunset or right before the sunrise when the light is soft and even all around. This family was photographed one hour before sunset, when the sun was at the great angle but still very harsh. As professional family beach photographers, we know how to bring sun into your beach pictures without sacrificing the comfort of people in the photos. At the same time, we provide the highest quality images worth framing.
Many families vacationing on the beach near Myrtle Bach, SC travel here from various states because beach bring them instant joy. Why not capture it your photos? So instead of posed moments, try real moments. Spontaneously, take that photo of your kids running on the edge of the water, laughing and playing in the sand.
As professional Myrtle Beach family photographers, we know the value of traditional posed family portraits, but during our beach photoshoots, we also let kids be kids and enjoy themselves. Adults enjoy those candid moments too, especially when they least expect them.
Look around and get creative with surroundings. Adding beach elements into your photos can tell a visual story and create very captivating photographs. For, example, foot prints on the sand, the sandy toes of your little ones, the dunes, the lifeguard chairs, shells, and beautiful clouds.
Our professional family photoshoots take place at different beach locations, and each of them have their unique elements. For example, this location at Huntington Beach State Park had amazing dunes. By placing family near the dunes, our family photographer was able to bring this beautiful element into family beach pictures. At parents discretion, we allow kids have fun on the lifeguard chairs that are also available at this location.
These are only a few ideas for you to get started creating beautiful photos on your next family beach vacation in Myrtle Beach, SC area.
Of course, we are here if you would rather trust a professional photographer with the best beach family vacation pictures. From advice on what to wear to your beach family photoshoot to creating the most joyful experience for all the members in your family and proving the most amazing family beach photos, Pasha Belman Photography team is going to create beautiful lasting memories that your family deserves.
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