In my last blog post Beach Portraits I mainly answered the most frequently asked questions about beach portraits. This blog post is all about location and my two favorite beach portrait locations.
Location, Location, Location – Beach Portrait Locations
I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase location is everything. That is certainly true in beach portraits. It’s really hard to shoot beach portraits if there is no beach. I’m lucky that I live ten minutes from the Atlantic Ocean so I have miles and miles of beach to choose from.
Being a Myrtle Beach Photographer certainly has its advantages, not only does it have miles of beaches but it has many piers to choose from. Piers make a great prop. My favorite pier to shoot family beach portraits is Surfside Beach Pier. The pylons are great for couple shots or can be used for small children to peak out from behind. They also make awesome backdrops especially for the sunrise beach portraits. Admittedly I don’t shoot a lot of those because most people don’t want to get up that early.
Another one of my favorite places is Huntington Beach State Park. Unfortunately it does not have a pier but it has miles of beaches, a jetty if you feeling adventurous and want to walk that far and Atalaya Castle which was the winter home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington. I’ve had multiple clients ask me if it was a prison, it’s not and never has been but with the decorative bars on the windows and the masonry structure, it does look like one. Huntington Beach State Park is a small coastal preserve and state park. It has many different species of birds including egrets, heron, and even the occasional bald eagle.You also have a good chance to see some alligators.
There are many more great places to shoot in the Myrtle Beach Area – Conway Riverwalk and Myrtle Beach State Park are great examples. Myrtle Beach State Park does have a pier but no alligators.
Call me 843-421-2632 or email me: Cathie@CLCrowPhotography.com to schedule your beach portrait session.