Melanie Barrett Photography Beach Portrait Packages

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ONLINE SPECIAL: $125 for 15 min. Mini-Session with CD of images and copyright release.

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.
→ Three discounted packages to choose from.
→ Sunset or sunrise sessions available for best light.
→ Professional editing services available.

Available Packages

Special Mini-Session $125
15 Minute Mini-Session. Includes a CD of all the images with copyright release. This means you can print any and all sizes of these images b/c they belong to you. This package will result in 15 images. The mini session is not available at sunset and the photographer will contact the customer shortly after the booking to discuss time and details. Customer MUST meet photographer at 30A location ONLY.

Package 1 $155
30 minute sessions. Includes 25 images posted online for 30 days viewing. Prints include 2--4x6s and 1--5x7.

Package 2 $260
45 Minute Session. Includes 60 images posted online for 30 days viewing. Prints include 3--4x6s, 2--5x7s, and 1--8x10.

Package 3 $375
45 Minute Session. Includes 60 images posted online for 30 days viewing and CD of all images with copyright release.

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. Sunrise and sunset sessions are offered daily based on availability. Sunrise sessions typically start shortly after sunrise and 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: 15min-1 Hr.

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

● CD (Available for purchase)

● There will be a $75 additional fee for families of 7-12, $150 for 13-18, and $225 for 19-24.
● 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.
● Packages are meant for parties under 25. Please call 800-450-7139 for parties over 20.
● Special mini-session package is the only package that the photographer WILL CHOOSE the time and location. Sunset is not guaranteed with this package.

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.
● 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 ala 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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  • Amy Wolter Red Bud, Illinois, USA Sep 1 2014 03:30am

    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, Sep 6 2014 04:06pm

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

  • Brenda Amory, Mississippi, USA May 28 2014 11:04am

    Seaside Session

    This was our second photo session with Melanie. Obviously, we love her work and her patience with our grandchildren. It's never easy to work with a large group, but she manages to succeed in a short amount of time.

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  • Management Response, Jun 4 2014 02:22pm

    Thanks Brenda for the kind words! I always love seeing your family...and the addition of little ones!

  • Thomas A Smith Jackson, Alabama, USA Oct 24 2013 04:57pm

    Had not originally been booked with Melanie, but at last moment original photographer had to cancel and Melanie accepted us. Could not have asked for any better. She was great to work with us and we enjoyed this experience. Would definitely recommend to friends and would like to do booking again sometime. Thanks for a great shoot and great pictures!!

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  • Meg Smith Marietta, Georgia, USA Oct 17 2013 01:42pm

    Our Seaside Family Trip

    We loved Melanie! She did such a great job - not only from the photographer perspective, but also made a crying 2 year old happy during a photo shoot perspective!!! Out of nowhere she had packed bubbles which changed the whole mood of the 2 year old. We were amazed that she was able to blow bubbles and take pictures all at the same time. Will be booking with Melanie again on our next trip!

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  • Tonya Lewis Cayuga, Indiana, USA Aug 20 2012 10:55am

    We enjoyed our experience very much!! Melanie was very patient, kind and creative!! Would highly recommend her and this package to every family who visits this area!

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  • Management Response, Sep 26 2012 11:21am

    Tonya, your family was a pleasure to work with! And the little one's were just so cute!

  • susie smith destin, Florida, USA Aug 2 2012 08:29pm

    Melanie Barrett photograph

    I can't say enough positive things about melanie. She took great photos of my whole family. Her prices were reasonable and she was great to work with. We had a photo taken with my deceased parents wedding rings and I managed to loose my dads ring in the sand. She helped look and called her husband who had a metal detector and he drove it to the beach. After one hour of searching we finally found it. She never complained about the time. Great photos, great lady.

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  • Management Response, Sep 26 2012 11:25am

    Thanks so much Susie! The kids were a lot of fun! So glad we were able to find your dad's ring....whew!

  • Teresa Mergist Cypress, Texas, USA Jul 19 2012 09:37am

    Great experience!

    Found Melanie on the Tripshock website. So glad I did! She scouted a great location on the beach to take pictures of my whole family - including 4 kids ranging from 16 to twin 4 year olds. She did a great job with getting candid pictures and "posed" of the group and also random ones along the beach. She was great with the kids - getting 4 to cooperate at the same time can be a challenge! She contacted me right after I made my reservation and stayed in touch before we made our trip to FL. Once we were there, she texted me and kept me informed of any weather issues and where to meet with directions. It was a great experience!

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  • Management Response, Sep 26 2012 11:24am

    So glad I got to photograph your family! What a pleasure, and again, those were GREAT little easy to capture their personalities!

  • Di Zuniga Chesterfield, Missouri, USA Jul 9 2012 09:40am

    She is fabulous! The whole Family loved her laid back style!!

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  • Management Response, Sep 26 2012 11:26am

    Your family were some of my favorite people to photograph!!! Lots of laughs, literally!!

  • Gina Larcher Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, USA Jul 8 2012 05:37pm

    Melanie Barrett Photography

    Our family loved our photo session with Melanie! She made us feel at ease and comfortable with her right away. Would love to come to her again in the future sometime!

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  • Management Response, Sep 26 2012 11:28am

    What a lovely family! Would be honored to photograph your family again.

  • Jacqulyn Whittemore Kingston Springs, Tennessee, USA May 24 2012 11:43am

    Melanie Barrett Photography

    What a great choice we made!! Our pictures turned out great! The location was nice and secluded, the sunset was beautiful and the photographer was very personable! Thank you so much Melanie for helping our vacation be such a success! It has been 8 years since my husband and I have had our portrait together (our wedding day) and with our new addition, of 2 year old Sophie, we wanted to cherish more than just our vacation but the actual moment. You helped us do that and with such personality! Great with people, great with children and fantastic with the camera!! Thank you so much for a wonderful family experience!! 5+stars!!

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  • Management Response, May 24 2012 02:12pm

    Thank you so much for the vote of confidence, Jacqulyn! You have a precious little family, and I could take Sophie home with me! She is a doll! :-) Melanie

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