Destin Beach Photography with Simply Charming Photos

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SPRING SPECIAL: 30 Min session with Hi Res, lightly edited photos on CD or digital download and full copyright release for only $285! (sunrise only)

Simply Charming Photos has been one of Destin's favorite photographers since 2005. Charm Hess, the owner and photographer, specializes in children, families and couples. Her unique style incorporates the beauty of the Emerald Coast shoreline along with making memories of a lifetime.

Activity Highlights
→ Will Travel within the Destin, 30A and Okaloosa Island.
→ Professional capture techniques
→ Great for families with young children or infants.
→ Sunrise or Sunset Packages Available.

Available Packages

Mini Session - $220
● 20 minute Mini session
● Approximately 15 digital images with full print rights.
● Not valid for sunset.

Spring and Summer digital images or Cd Spectacular - $285
● 30 minute mini session
● Includes 35 to 40 lightly edited photos with digital link download or a cd disk at high resolution with full copyright release.
● Website photo gallery to view.
● Location and time TBD by Photographer
● Valid up to 6 persons ONLY.
● Valid at either Sunrise or Sunset.

2018 CD/Digital Image Spectacular - $325
● 45 minute session with professional photographer.
● Includes 55 to 60 lightly edited photos with digital link download or a cd disk at high resolution with full copyright release.
● Website photo gallery to view.
● Will come to your location 30-A to Navarre(upon approval).
● Great for families, seniors (both high school & snowbirds), and events.

Booking Details:

Once you purchase your package online, a photographer from Simply Charming Photos will call or email to verify meeting time, location and any other important details in regards to the session. Please bring with you the provided confirmation number (located on the voucher e-mailed to you after online purchase) and a valid drivers license for verification.

Departure Details
The photographer is available daily for beach photo sessions. Please check the tour calendar for availability by clicking the "Check Availability" button above. Reservations booked less than 24hrs prior to arrival are not guaranteed until confirmed by the vendor. Customers can choose from a sunrise or sunset session. Sunset sessions are an additional $50 due to higher demand. Sunset sessions begin roughly between 5-6:30pm and sunrise sessions begin roughly around 6-7:15am. The photographer will confirm the exact session times prior to the shoot.

● 20min-1hr session with professional photographer
● Prints OR CD (select packages only)
● Taxes

● Advanced Editing

● These packages cannot be booked for weddings, vow renewals or large events unless package is specified as wedding package.
● The photographer will travel to the Destin, 30A and Okaloosa Island. If customers are located elsewhere, they must drive to any three of these locations and use the recommended location chosen by the photographer.
● Due to the limited sunlight, groups of 26+ may incur additional fees. Please call 800-450-7139 for more info.

Additional Information
● Clothing Suggestions - Khaki and white have been the most popular for years but jeans will look great too. For the tops, white is definitely the most popular but color is not bad. We suggest that you keep it solid with no patterns or stripes. The best colors are ones that you would find in the sky, water or sea oats (aqua, blues, teal, green)
● Please wait 1-2 weeks for photos to process and post. We apologize for any inconvenience or wait.
● Location for our session can be on the beach behind your condo/beach house or a nearby public beach access.
● Sunrise Sessions will begin shortly after the 1st light of the day. Sunset sessions start approximately one hour prior to sunset. Sessions during the day are difficult and not recommended due to the heavy sunlight.
● Additional Prints and other Products can be purchased ala carte.
● High Resolution Disc with copyright release is available for purchase (edits for printed images included). Ala carte light editing for $6 per image (Printed orders include lightly edited photos). Ala carte extensive edits range from $10 - $15 per image. This is payable directly to the photographer after the session is completed.
● If weather is unfavorable for your photo session, another day will be scheduled or the customer may receive a full refund. Please be aware that shoots will not be cancelled due to wind and if it looks like it will be windy please style hair appropriately.

Cancellation Policy
Customers may cancel at least 48 hours prior to their arrival date to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 48 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If weather is unfavorable, the session may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. No-shows will not be refunded. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 48 hour cancellation period.
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Read what other TripShock! travelers think about the Destin Beach Photography with Simply Charming Photos. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip. Only TripShock! customers may leave reviews. Please login to your reservation to post your review.

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  • Trista Reed USA about 11 months ago

    Great Experience!

    We absolutely LOVED meeting with and working with Charm. I am sure that she captured many great family photos...especially with working with two active little guys!

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  • Management Response, about 11 months ago

    Thank You !!! Your two little boys had great energy that lasted a whole 45 minutes...filled with lots of smiles and joy. Congratulations to your mom and dad again, you would never know looking at your photos...50 Enjoyed you and yours.

  • Jennifer Wells Inez, Kentucky, USA about 1 year ago


    Charm captured some absolute amazing photos of my family! Would recommend to anyone who is visiting the Destin area!! I will treasure these forever!

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  • Management Response, about 11 months ago

    Beautiful family Jennifer. Thank you for the wonderful review. Hope you are enjoying your photos and enjoyed your vacation on the Emerald Coast.

  • Susan Giddings SLC, Utah, USA about 1 year ago

    Great Experience

    Great pictures. Friendly Service. Great Communication.Timely Service.

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  • Management Response, about 1 year ago

    Thank you for choosing Trip Shock, Simply Charming Photos, fun loving family to shoot, all the way from Salt Lake city. Beautiful smiles. Hope you enjoyed your vacation. "Making Memories Last a Lifetime".

  • Maureen Lake saint louis, Missouri, USA about 2 years ago

    Friendly and thorough

    We met with Deborah from Simply Charming Photos. She did a great job! We had 10 family members that she was photographing that evening. She was very nice and easy to work with. Deborah had great ideas for different family poses. She worked very fast and efficient. We can't wait to see our photographs!

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  • My Richmond, Texas, USA about 3 years ago

    Best Photographer Ever!

    Me and my family went on a vacation to Destin and we decided to get some pictures. Fortunately, we found one of the best photographers out there! She chose the most whimsical spots to take our pictures. One of the best services yet!

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  • shelia brown lakeland,tennessee about 4 years ago


    I had pictures taken on the beach in July and they are terrible. The photographer should have let us reschedule because it was very windy but she said it would be fine and there was not another day she could take them. She seemed to be in a hurry and we had 4 small children and she wouldn't even wait for everyone to get posed. I am very upset and expect a refund!! I don't even have one of all of us that I can use to blow up. The color is off too and there are shadows on all the faces. Terrible experience!!

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  • Management Response, about 4 years ago

    As always I appreciate our customer, wind has been a big contender this year, especially later in the afternoon and evenings. We do not reschedule or cancel for wind yet it does affect positioning at times. We always recommend hair accessories if possible. ...

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    As always I appreciate our customer, wind has been a big contender this year, especially later in the afternoon and evenings. We do not reschedule or cancel for wind yet it does affect positioning at times. We always recommend hair accessories if possible. Posing is a large part of any session I do and can become a challenge when there are 4 small children with (3), 2 year olds and 1 baby. With this young of age I have found that sometimes morning shoots can be more beneficial as they are not as tired after a long vacationing day at the beach or other fun outings that take a lot of energy. Also there is not a sunset to contend with giving more time to allow for the young toddlers to regroup. I have not spoken with you and were unaware until I saw your post, please contact me as I would like the opportunity to discuss your shoot. Thank you

  • NEW ORLEANS about 4 years ago

    We received our disk. We love our pictures you did a fantastic job! Thank you so much for everything.

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  • Ashley Graber Loogootee, Indiana, USA about 5 years ago

    The photographer was great and we thought everything went great. Other then the weather being cold, we couldn't have asked for a better outing. Thanks.

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  • about 5 years ago

    Great Experience!

    What a magnificant photo shoot! We had a very large family and Charm not only managed to get us all done in groups and together, she did with style. I would say "hire her" before anyone else on the Emerald Coast!! We will call her again for sure!!

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  • Brent Crites Jackson, Missouri, USA about 6 years ago

    Really liked Charm. Our pics were posted as she said and the CD followed soon after. She needs to put the CD in a bubble wrap envelope. The case was cracked, but the CD was alright. I wish she would have positioned our bodies a little bit more, Ex. Checked arms, hands, shirts, & so forth. But overall good pics!

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  • Management Response, about 6 years ago

    Thank you and really enjoyed your family. Yes the bubble wrap will be great for added protection. Did not expect that with Priority mail. Great to know. Yal did a great job and loved your photos. Hope you enjoy your photos and thank you for your tips, always well regarded. Charm Hess

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