Fort Walton Beach photographer | Windy beach family day

siblings at Fort Walton Beach with their photographer

Fort Walton Beach is a beautiful beach town located on the Emerald Coast in Northwest Florida and I’m the lucky girl to call myself a Fort Walton Beach photographer. It is a great place for families to vacation and photograph their memories together. This sweet family visited me from Tennessee on a super windy day. Despite the weather, they had a great time playing in the sand and taking photos together.

Tips for capturing great family photos on a windy beach day!

1: Tame the hair for your Fort Walton beach photography session

For Fort Walton beach photography sessions I recommend for mom and little girls to keep their hair out of their faces, whether it is windy or not. You can do that by putting the front hair in a beautiful braid. A hair stylist can help you with that and I’ll make recommendations for a few options during our session planning.

2: Family photographer Fort Walton Beach recommends: Take a break in a big blanket!

On windy days I always bring a neutral colored blanket to our session. This can help small children to take a break from stronger winds and puts them in a better mood. It also helps with their little motor skills and allows for some great photos of mom and kids together.

3: Dress Appropriately for the Weather with the help of your Fort Walton photographer

Shorts on toddler’s legs can be a big problem. When the sand hits the sensitive skin it can really hurt your little one. All sessions receive a consultation where we speak outfits for the whole family and as a Fort Walton photographer I pride myself in offering the most gorgeous client’s closet with 100+ dresses for mom, toddlers and a few Dad shirts.

4: Try to reschedule

When booking a session with me I try to schedule your session for the beginning of your vacation. For one we can avoid sun burns in your pictures when booking your session within the first few days of your vacation. This gives us enough time to reschedule your session to a less windy day if we have to. I usually reschedule at wind speeds of 12+mph.

5: Have Fun!

If there is no time for a reschedule of the session and we have to move forward on a windier than usual day just stay positiv. As your Fort Walton Beach photographer I promise you that you’ll still have a ton of fun during your session. If mom optioned for a very flowy dress (I have a few client’s favorites in the client closet) you’ll receive the most gorgeous family pictures with a lot of movement in your dress. The beautiful mom in this session chose a Filly Boo dress from the AKP client’s closet.


These are my tips as your experienced family photographer in Fort Walton Beach, and I promise you to make memories that will last a lifetime.

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