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How To Pick The Best Locations For Your Family Photos



Where do I begin, there are so many different spots to go Destin, Navarre Beach, Niceville, Seaside?

I know how overwhelming it can feel when looking up locations on google, seriously though ... your search can end here! One of the incredible things about living in this gorgeous beach town is how many options we have. The greater Destin area may not have any mountains but we sure do have miles and miles of sugar sand beach. We also have historic landscaped parks, military bases, adorable downtowns, and lots of diverse options! Click through the pictures below to see the variety our area has to offer!




Make sure you are heading somewhere significant for you and your family!

When thinking about where your family pictures should take place one of the best tools you have is a piece of paper ... ok I know this is starting to sound crazy but bear with me a second! Take out a piece of paper and write down your favorite things to do as a family. Do you love to hike, or perhaps you love surfing in the gulf, or maybe even just being together in your backyard. List it out! Figure out your favorite things and we can narrow it down from there. I obviously have researched the crap out of our area. I have figured out which beach spots work best - weirdly enough some beaches give a completely different vibe and make sense for some families more than others. I have also found some unique spots that might be exactly what you didn't know you needed!


What is the best time of year to get together with you for pictures?


Well .... you want to know the amazing thing about Destin, Florida?? ANY TIME OF YEAR! How awesome is that? Now that being said it will help narrow down your time frame if you want a sunrise photo for example because sunrise times vary and can be super early in the summer so spring is a nice time. For sunset beach pictures early or late summer instead of right in the middle of summer or spring break give you nice weather and may have smaller crowds. Again utilize that piece of paper I made you take out and list out the type of feel you want for your session and we can work together to figure out what will be best for your family.


OK so we have your spot and time frame but what in the world should I wear?

Good news for you, I wrote a whole blog post about this! Check it out here www.elleburnsphotography.com/post/dress_for_success Here is the cliffs notes version. Be yourself, wear something comfortable, don't stress, and shop your closet. There is no need to go out and buy new clothes if you don't want to. The most important thing is to be yourself and wear something you love!


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