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The only information needed in order to book your session is your name, a location (So we can select a good spot that is close to you), and a cell phone number
​This package includes:
  • At least one hour with the photographer
  • copyright released DVD disc containing all of the edited images (of which there should be at least 200)
  • ​All editing and postproduction work
  • No limits on poses and outfit changes
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Come on down and rest your nerves!

by Mark Benjamin on 02/15/18

Wow! What a crazy world we live in. Things have really gotten topsy-turvy in this country both politically, and socially.
It's time to login some beach time! Put all that nonsense behind you, get all your stuff together, load the kids in the car and come on down to our beautiful Northwest Florida beaches! Whether it's just a long weekend, a day trip or full-fledged vacation I promise it will be just what the doctor ordered.
Nothing eases stress like a little beach time so come on down. It sure gets the job done for me! There's no way I could survive without having a beach close by. 
While here make sure you have some awesome beach portrait's to kick back and enjoy with your family and friends when you get back home. Check out our $175 beach portrait special. This price includes everything there are no hidden charges and I don't require a deposit. So give us a call or drop us a line at 850-307-2628 would love to hear from you! Remember there are many photographers in Destin Florida but there is only one Sand Hippie.

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Beach portrait photographers in Destin Florida

by Mark Benjamin on 02/06/18

Greetings from the Sand Hippie!
Wow I can't believe it's already February. Things will be warming up soon time to get all that beach gear squared away and ready to go. I know I'm ready! Anyway, I just wanted to remind y'all that we are still offering our beach portrait sessions in Destin Florida and surrounding area at $175 this price includes everything no hidden charges. So drop us a line or give us a call at 850-307-2628.

Photographer's in Destin Florida$175 beach portrait special

by Mark Benjamin on 01/15/18

I am pleased to announce that my $175 beach portrait special is still in effect for 2018! This has proven to be very popular the last couple years and I'm going to keep it in effect for another year. This price includes everything no hidden charges it also includes the disc along with a password-protected webpage. Be sure to book early with the sincere slots are going fast! Remember there are many photographers in Destin Florida but there's only one Sand Hippie. So come on down hang out with the hippie will have a good time. Give me a call at 850-307-2628 schedule your family Beach portrait I do have a 40 person limit this year as far as family size is concerned.So give us a call or drop me a line I look forward to hearing from y'all

Lurking Disaster-a composite fine art photograph that was created in 2010 during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf Coast of Florida

by Mark Benjamin on 01/01/18

This picture I titled Lurking Disaster. The reason for this ominous title is, I took this series of photos included into this composite at the beautiful Gulf Coast of Northwest Florida in 2010 right after the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. If you look at the photo closely you'll see little black spots those were actually pictures of tarballs. Needless to say, when I put this image together I was in a very dark and pissed off mood.  This was right after Hayward the former CEO of British Petroleum was whining and pissing and moaning on the air about how he wanted his life back, oh boo freaking who. What a damn baby. Multi-billionaire wants his life back. Go buy you one dumb ass! I see I am going off on a tangent again I need to come back to the image, fortunately, our beautiful Gulf Coast of Northwest Florida was not impacted heavily by the oil spill. Nevertheless, as a consequence of the negative press, I almost went out of business hence the name "Lurking Disaster"! I have many other fine art photography prints available for sale along with my landscape photography galleries please feel free to hang out with us and shop in our galleries got some really cool stuff there! Oh yes, you happen to be visiting our beautiful beaches in the Destin, Pensacola Beach, and Panama City area of Florida check out our awesome beach portrait package. This image plus many many others are

Peace, Mark available for sale. Just go to:

www.sandhippiegalleries.comLurking disaster

Fine Art, Landscape and Beach Portrait Photographers in Destin Florida

by Mark Benjamin on 12/29/17

Hello this is Mark Benjamin from Sand Hippie Galleries I am a photographer in Destin Florida. I know it's been a while since I've posted anything my apologies. Anyway what I want to do is I want to promote my landscape and fine art photography. I have many many awesome pictures available-for-sale at affordable prices! So check out our galleries. I spent a lot of time traveling and capturing landscape images over the years I would love to share that with you. So just go into my landscape galleries I have several of them and look around you can buy your prints right there on line and have them shipped to you. You can also order canvas wraps and mounted images. All at affordable pricing. So come on in and check us out! Don't forget to check out our beach portrait specials! I am a photographer in Destin Florida which means I a crank out tons a beach portrait's every year so go to my galleries and check them out we offer good affordable prices for family Beach portrait's, along with the hippies laid-back style things couldn't possibly go better.Remember there are many photographers in Destin Florida but there's only one Sand hippie!
Peace, Mark

Sand Hippie Beach Photography
Destin Florida -Panama City Beach Florida - Pensacola Beach Florida
Rebecca L.
Mark was great to work with and was very patient with my dogs! I would definitely recommend Juniper Lake Photography for your family photos at the beach!!

Erika B.
So glad that we chose Juniper Lake Photography! Marc was great to work with!!!
LK'S Closet
WE LOVED WORKING WITH MARK! AWESOME GUY!!! Cant wait to see all of our pictures!! Anyone that can get my 3 kids to look at the camera is pretty awesome!!
King Family 
We love our pictures that you took of our family during our recent vacation. We were so happy with your prices as well. Couldn't have asked for anything better. You were really great to work with and were great with our youn g kids. You reAlly tried to get our Kids to smile the whole time. Thanks for Really giving us some good memories! Great deal and great quality! Could not believe we had 300 pictures to choose from! Thanks sand hippy!
Saiful I
I don't want just anyone capturing the moments of family.. Mark is one of the best photographers that I have had the opportunity to work with. He goes above and beyond just "taking pictures." He truly does care about his clients. I would recommend him to anyone!!
Katie H
Affordable prices hi quality images I highly recommend JLP Photography
Kara S
I went to a friend's wedding in Florida and she used Juniper Lake Productions from Defuniak Springs. The photographer that she had was on the ball! He really had a keen eye for memorable moments. If I were getting married in Florida, I would definitely use this company. Not only do they have outstanding package pricing, but they take your wedding very seriously to make sure you have wonderful memories to look back on forever! My favorite picture that the photographer took was when the couple kissed on the beach. He made sure to get the sunset and water in the background, but they were the main focus in the picture! It was beautiful!
Excellent photographer, great prices, very good with kids and families. We loved JLP!!!

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Sand Hippie Beach Photography
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Shea T
Mark was absolutely amazing with our 2 1/12 year old!!! Not sure she's laughed that much or that hard EVER! ! Highly recommend Sand Hippy Beach Photography for special moments!!! Thanks so much!!! 
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 I am a Destin photographer, however I do serve the entire Panhandle of Florida which includes: Destin Florida, Grayton Beach Florida, Miramar Beach Florida, Crystal Beach Florida, Pensacola Beach Florida, Panama City Beach Florida, Mexico Beach,Cape San Blas Florida, and all points between! 

There are many photographers in Destin Florida you can choose from. For a fun, affordable photography session Give us a call!
Come hang out with the Sand Hippie A local Destin photographer!
You won't be disappointed
I look foward to hearing from you!
Peace, Mark Benjain, Beach Family Photography in Destin Florida
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M King
What can I say about this guy!! Mark is AWESOME!! He is very patient, accommodating and caught very beautiful pictures of my daughters wedding!! Hiring a photographer is always a nervous contract to get into, because events, moments and memories cannot be recaptured...But Mark is the best!! He captured every beautiful moment for my daughters wedding and we couldn't be happier with our photos! Not once have we said anything negative about them or him. Priceless!! I would hire him again in a heartbeat!! I recommend him to anyone who is looking for a photographer in the Destin FL area!! I also have to add that he is very down to earth and just all around good people. Thanks Mark!! We are looking forward to the rest of the wedding uploads.
Jennifer S
Mark - I just want to thank you so much for everything! I just went through our gallery and the photos are GORGEOUS! Thank you so very much for being so wonderful, easy to work with and accommodating our family. I know Stella was a little stinker, but somehow you would have never known it from the photos you have taken. We are forever grateful for the memories you have captured for us. I cannot wait to share them with family and friends. Thank you for sharing your talents and heart with us! 
Stacia H
Another awesome sunset picture session with Mark!!

Elaine J
I just wanted to drop a note to let you know that we were extremely happy with the photography you did for us of our wedding renewal and family beach photos.  We took one of the whole family that was taken on the beach and had it put on canvas. It is awesome!  Also, we have had some good laughs at the "jump" photo.  Lots of great pics for a very special trip!

Thank you so much.  I would highly recommend!
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Brock R
I highly recommend Mark to take your family beach photos. He made the whole experience fun and was with the kids!! He has great pricing, makes the process super easy and gives you all the pictures on a disk for one fee.
Genelle H
Sand Hippie Photography is the best. We have 3 children, two of which are toddlers. We were not sure how they would do, but Mark was patient and fun with them. We ended up with amazing family photos, in two different outfits with a one, two and thirteen year old!
Tonya M
Mark is amazing! He is so easy to work with!
He did our engagement, family, senior photos and now our wedding. On all of these shoots he was accommodating to whatever we needed. He has a simple way of capturing your families uniqueness. 

He is quick to respond back to you. He was prompt, professional and so sweet! We loved his laid back approach to all our photography needs! 

We will always use Mark for any of our photo needs! 

Thanks Sand Hippie
 Jacklin L
We had best time with Mark during our photo shoot. His laid-back hippie style approach was just what we needed. I never realized a photo shoot could be so much fun! We will definitely use Mark next year when we visit Destin. 
Carol V
Awesome photography with great prices! Mark is so good with small children Which created a relaxed atmosphere for everybody else. I highly recommend Sand Hippie Beach Photography to all my friends and family.
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