Beach Portraits by Jess is an experience. From start to finish we want our clients to feel like they are our top priority, because you are! After your session we spend hours hand selecting and editing your portraits to make sure we blow you away with your final proofs. We use high end photography gear and editing tools to ensure your images stand out and make a statement. We work exclusively with top photo labs around the US to give you the best of the best when it comes to professional prints, canvas and albums. We take pride in being one of the top photography studios along the Gulf Coast and it is our clients that got us here!



All sessions include an on location photography session with Jess in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach. 50% of your package fee is due at the point of booking with the remaining balance being due 24 hours before your session date. You will receive a session confirmation, invoice and questionnaire upon booking so we can better get to know you and your family! 

Standard Family Package // $750

($375 due at the point of booking, $375 due on session date)

- 30 minute session for up to 6 family members 
- 30+ fully edited, high resolution digital files via direct download 
- print release 

Extended Family Package // $1150

($575 due at the point of booking, $575 due on session date)
- 1 hour session for up to 12 family members - $20 per each additional person
- 60+ fully edited, high resolution digital files via direct download
- print release


What should we wear? 

The best colors to photograph are lighter more neutral tones or beachy pastels. Some of my favorite colors are white, cream, baby blue, pastel pink, lavender, seafoam, mint, etc. The more simple, the better! I highly recommend staying away from busy prints with large florals or logos on them and bright/neon colors. If you need some inspiration, take a look around on my website! 

What do we do if we have inclement weather? 

The weather at the beach is very unpredictable but the good news is if it is calling for rain, even 100% chance, it usually is gone around sunrise or sunset and gives the most amazing skies! If, for some reason, it is raining or extremely windy at the time of our session, I will do my best to reschedule you during your trip. If a reschedule will not work for either of our calendars, you will get a full refund.

Which time of day makes the prettiest skies?

This is 100% up to weather that day! If storms are rolling in we typically get more dramatic blue/purple skies - if it is clear and sunny we get golden sunsets - if it is a combination of both, we get pink, fluffy cloud sunsets. No sky is ever the same at the beach which is one of my favorite things about being a beach photographer!

Should we do sunrise or sunset? 

This is a personal choice but I have a few tips for each time of day. Sunrise, although not everyones first choice, is my favorite. It’s best for clients with little ones. Children tend to be happiest in the morning after they had a nice well rested nights sleep and aren’t worn out from swimming in the pool or playing on the beach (and in some cases missing a nap since you are on vacay mode). Sunrise is also great because you are done for the day and don’t have to worry about not staying in the sun too long, getting too burnt, drinking too much, messing up dinner plans and the list goes on. Keep in mind sunrise is around 6:00 a.m. roughly throughout the summer months so it’s early, but always worth it! Beaches are also completely empty at sunrise so we will not have any distractions and can shoot any direction without tents, toys and people galore in the background. Okay I clearly love sunrise more but there are some perks to sunset. Sunset sessions during the summer start around 7:00 p.m. to give you an idea and are generally more convenient for most clients. If you have older children, sunset is most likely better for you. Teens typically are not going to be the best at sunrise so definitely do sunset if you have a teenager or grumpy husband being photographed. Larger groups are going to be more ideal for sunset sessions due to more people getting ready and out the door before 6:00 a.m. Honestly, you know you and your family best!!