Melanie Barrett Photography Beach Portrait Packages

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ONLINE SPECIAL: Mini 15 min session with CD for just $250!

I would love to spend time with your family, capturing your lifestyles. My specialty is catching that candid moment when your child is just being themselves; chasing the seagulls, or walking down the beach. These are the portraits you will treasure forever. And they will bring your mind back to the place where you created memories.

Activity Highlights
→ Great with families and young children.
→ Five discounted packages to choose from.
→ Sunset sessions available for best light.
→ Professional editing services available.

Available Packages

15 Minute Mini Session - $250
15 Minute Mini-Session. Includes a CD of images with copyright release. This package will result in 15 images. The mini sessions are not available at sunset. Valid for up to 6 people only.

Package 1 - $350
30 minute sessions. Includes a CD of images with copyright release. This package will result in 25 images. Valid for up to 6 people only.

Package 2 - $425
30 Minute Session. Includes a CD of images with copyright release. This package will result in 35 images. Valid for up to 12 people only.

Package 3 - $575
45 Minute Session. Includes a CD of images with copyright release. This package will result in 45 images. Valid for 13-20 people. Can do 21-30 people for an additional fee of $75

Booking Details:

Once the session is booked, the photographer will contact the customer to discuss location, time and any other details related 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
Beach photography sessions are available year round. Sessions are offered daily based on availability. Sunset sessions start an hour before sunset. It is best to book in advance due to limited availability. View current availability by clicking the "View pricing" button above.

Duration: 15 Min-45 Min

● CD of images (based on package)
● Low resolution image for Facebook
● Photo session
● Basic photo edits
● Shipping

● Prints (Available for purchase)

● For Package 3 there will be a $75 additional fee for families of 21-30 people.
● These packages cannot be used for events such as weddings or vow renewals.
● Due to the limited sunlight for the sessions, it is best to be ready at the exact time the photographer schedules.
● Each package is meant for a specific number of people, please make sure to select the package that best fits the size of your group.
● The location will be at a public beach access selected by photographer as most picturesque, photographer shoots on Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.

Additional Information
● The location for the session can be at a public beach access or behind a condo, home or hotel that sits on the beach anywhere along highway 30A.
● The photographer suggests colors as they look great against the white sand for the photo session (not khaki and white).
● Additional prints, albums, CD and more can be purchased a la carte after the session. Please ask the photographer for more details during or after the session.
● Sometimes the weather looks intimidating, and the skies are grey--those skies can be pretty in pictures--but the first strike of lightning and we are off the beach! If the session is early on, we will reschedule. We don't take chances with lightning because there have been people in Destin who have been struck by lightning in years past. Even the lifeguards will clear the beach at the first strike of lightning.

Cancellation Policy
In the event the client cancels the sitting, the deposit may go towards a portrait session on another date. Rain days will be rescheduled. If we find it necessary to cancel the sitting in the event of an emergency, the full deposit will be returned to the client minus a $5 service fee.
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  • Rebecca USA about 3 months ago

    The absolute best decision!!

    Dustin was our photographer and he was absolutely amazing! Funny, witty, informative and patient...he had wonderful photographic ideas and they turned out beautiful! It was a windy day and we made the best of it and glad we did. Best money spent on the trip.

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  • Jesse Oklahoma about 1 year ago

    Awesome senior beach pics!!

    I can not say enough how appreciative we are of Melanie and Dustin!! We took a long weekend and made the trip down from Oklahoma to relax before our son's high school graduation. Melanie and Dustin took awesome shots of all of us and left us with great photographic memories of our trip and the ending of our son's senior year. They are so thoughtful and creative. If we could award a 10 star rating, we totally would! Thanks so much Melanie and Dustin!!

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  • Management Response, about 10 months ago

    So happy you are happy! We strive to produce the best photos you could want!

  • Melanie Pafford Memphis, Tennessee, USA about 2 years ago

    Beach pics with my mother.

    Oh wow! Melanie is fantastic! I had wanted to do this for 20 years. I finally was able to take my mother to the beach for her birthday, and we had special. Mother/Daughter pictures made. Was a precious time we had together. Melanie brought out the exceptional beauty of my dear Queen Mother, and I so treasure these pictures. I recommend highly Melanie and will be using her again this December when my husband and I go back. She has a plan to fit every budget and I was very impressed with the extreme quality of her talent. So easy to work with, and relaxing to do. Who knew taking pictures could be so fun! Telling all of my friends!!!

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  • Delaney peel Texas about 2 years ago


    Our photo shoot with Melanie was fantastic. She was so professional and kind. I could not recommend her more. She was so sweet and patient with my sons it put me at ease.

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  • Candice Baines Alexandria, Louisiana, USA about 2 years ago


    This was my families first trip together and she made it a memorable one.very personable and friendly. My family and I enjoyed our session .Thanks Again for the Sunset Dreams and Beach Wishes

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  • Sherona Johnson Houston, Texas, USA about 2 years ago

    Cherished moments

    I was sure that this vacation was going to be memorable and wanted to capture some of it. I booked Melanie on the "day of" and she was very nice and accommodating. She was warm and greater us with a smile. She was also very good with the boys. Once I receive the images, I will come back and review again on quality and timeliness.

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  • Management Response, about 2 years ago

    Hi Sherona! I was happy to be accommodating. Your boys were great to work with and very sweet young men. You must be proud!

  • michelle montgomery, Texas, USA about 2 years ago

    She was awesome!

    The location was beautiful! My toddler wasn't cooperating, and she took her time and was very patient! She was always in contact with us as well, which was a plus. Thank you Melanie!

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  • Management Response, about 2 years ago

    Thanks Michelle! I try to make lemonade from lemons! This brings to attention a great trip for family sessions...If you have a child under the age of 4 (or more than one child), be sure and allow for at least a 30 minute photo session. I am very experienced with photographing young children, but sometimes it takes a bit of time to turn that frown upside down!

  • Virginia Jersey Village, Texas, USA about 2 years ago


    Melanie was great to work with. She was super friendly and really knew how to get the best photos with the mini session! Would highly recommend!!

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  • Management Response, about 2 years ago

    Thanks Virginia! You guys were great and fun!

  • Monica Royer Sulphur, Louisiana, USA about 2 years ago

    really nice

    She made us feel comfortable. Stayed in touch with us before hand. The experience was great! Id book wit her again.

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  • Management Response, about 2 years ago

    Thanks Monica! It was my pleasure!

  • Amy Wolter Red Bud, Illinois, USA about 4 years ago

    Amazing Beach Pictures

    Family pictures at the beach on our vacation was at the top of my to do list but at the bottom of the rest of my family's. There was a lot of "do we have to mom" before we met up with Melanie. When we got to the beach that all changed Melanie got my 6 and 7 year old boys to smile and play and my 12 year old daughter held their hands and acted like she liked them. When we got back in the car the kids and husband all said that wasn't bad at all. My youngest said "that was actually fun mom." To look at the pictures a couple of days after we got home almost made me feel like I was back on the beach. These are definitely pictures I will treasure forever.

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  • Management Response, about 4 years ago

    Aw Amy...thanks so much for the kudos!! I definitely love working with the children (and the husbands) to make everyone feel comfortable!

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