Sand Hippie Beach Photography
$175 Beach Portrait Photography Special  

No Hidden Fees!  

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No deposit required!!

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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Photographers in Destin Florida

by Mark Benjamin on 03/10/17

March 10, 2017


It looks like our season is starting earlier this year with the warmer than average temperatures a lot of people are taking their vacations little are really trying to avoid the crowds and congestion. I do live here all year long and I am available for photo shoots all year long as well. So if you’re taking your vacation a little early this year give us a call not only would you have a quality photo shoot with many awesome pictures to remember your trip to our beautiful Northwest Florida beaches and have a time of fun in the process.


I have always referred to our photo shoots as fun and affordable. To me those are more than just words. I like for people to be comfortable and relaxed with natural relaxed smiles. That’s not what happened when you have a photographer yelling at you and then taking all your money in the process. Give us a call at 850-307-2628 or e-mail us at I look forward to hearing from you. Oh yeah one other thing be sure to check out our online galleries at:

Remember there are many photographers in Destin Florida but there is only one Sand Hippie!

Wedding Photographers in Destin Florida

by Mark Benjamin on 02/22/17

 Spring beach wedding season is almost upon us. If you are planning a Destin Beach Wedding call or text us at 850-307-2628 . We offer two different wedding packages. Our $175 economy package includes the pre-wedding portraits, the ceremony itself, and the post wedding portraits. Our $400 package includes everything listed above and the reception. Both packages include a copyright released DVD disc containing all the full size edited images so that you can take them to a printer of your choice such as Walgreens, Wal-Mart etc. which will save you a lot of money! There are no other hidden fees one fee covers it all! Also I don't require a deposit. The only information I need in order to book your session would be your name, a go to cell phone number, and a location. I hope this answers your questions and if you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact me. You can call or text me at 850-307-2628 or just respond to this e-mailThank you very much for your consideration! I hope to hear from you soon.


Peace, Mark Benjamin

Photographers in Destin Florida

by Mark Benjamin on 02/21/17


We are getting close to beach season. I am glad to announce that we will not be raising our prices this year. Our fee will remain at $175.00. This fee cover it all!  No hidden charges. So if  you are planning a family vacation in Destin Florida be sure to give us a call at 850-307-2628 and schedule your family beach portrait photography session. My name is Mark Benjamin and I will personally answer your call. 

Spring Wedding Season 2016 Fun Affordable Beach Portraits by the Sand hippie

by Mark Benjamin on 05/05/16

Our beach photography season started early this year! Be sure to book your sessions now because spots were going fast. Also don't forget to check into our wedding specials this year starting at $175. If you're going to be heading our way this year be sure to give us a call 850-307-2628. So if you're looking to get married or just want to have some awesome beach portraits Captured and have fun doing it look us up. Fun and affordable Beach portraits by a native Destin Florida photographer, you won't be sorry.

New technology for the Sand Hippie!

by Mark Benjamin on 01/31/16

Hello there! I know it's been a while since my last blog sorry about that, been a little busy. Anyway we are pleased to announce a new addition to our camera family. This new edition is a DJI Phantom 3 Professional. It is awesome drone with a good camera along with many other really cool features. I'm not 100% sure how I'm going to incorporate this quad copter into my beach photography (if at all) but for now I am happy just making some cool videos along with some really good HDR images. So kick back and relax, and stay tuned lots of drone footage heading your way. I will be putting a link (or links) on my webpage which will hook you up the you tube videos. I'm still in the learning stage with a ways to go. So hang in there hopefully I will be getting a lot better at this!

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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PO Box 220, Defuniak Springs, Florida 32435

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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 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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There are many Destin Photographers but there is only one Sand Hippie!
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.
Fun and affordable beach portrait photography by Mark Benjamin Destin Florida There are many Destin Photographers but only one Sand Hippie