Occasionally over the years, clients have expressed concerns about typical weather conditions on the beach, and are disappointed that the photoshoot was not conducted under studio conditions. The first thing to understand about beach portraiture is that it is not conducted in the studio, and Mother Nature is the boss! As a photographer, she has a direct effect on the very approach I’m going to take towards a family beach portrait session, and she loves to throw me core balls on a daily basis, and as a beach portrait photographer, I need to be able to deal with this. Don’t think I’m complaining, in fact, this is what I love most about family beach portrait photography in Destin Florida. I never get bored, and I get a different studio just about every day. One thing I have learned about beach portrait photography is that you have to construct the photoshoot around the weather conditions, don’t fight it that just leads to tons of frustration. Just go with it, these images are being captured to memorialize this particular time and place with friends and family in which weather conditions are a big part of the composition of the portrait. Remember these images are to be handed down through the generations and I feel that the weather conditions should play a big part in the memories of that particular day in your life story. So when families and friends gather on the beach for a beach portrait session keep in mind that this can be an adventure and in fact a lot of fun! Keep in mind there are many photographers in Destin Florida but there’s only one Sand Hippie.