Sand Hippie Beach Photography, Destin Florida
$175.00 Beach Portrait Special

$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
  • A password-protected webpage

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Sand Hippie Beach Photography, Destin Florida

Photographers in Destin Florida

by Mark Benjamin on 09/19/19

Greetings again from Destin Florida smack dab in the middle of Florida's beautiful Emerald Coast. Just a quick reminder to let y'all know my $175 special is still in effect give us a call or drop us a line at 850-307-2628 remember there are many photographers in Destin Florida but there's one Sand Hippie. Give us a call!

Beach Wedding Photography in Destin Florida

by Mark Benjamin on 09/19/19

I hope everyone is doing well today. I just wanted to talk briefly on my wedding packages I do have two different wedding packages the first one is my $175 economy package my second package is the $400 complete package if you would like to see what each individual package includes just access my webpage for a more detailed explanation. Anyway if you’re planning on a wedding this October and you would like some high quality professional photography just give me a call at 850-307-2628 and I will be glad to help you out remember there are many photographers in Destin Florida but there’s only one Sand hippie

Peace, Mark

Clothing tips for Family Beach Portrait's

by Mark Benjamin on 09/19/19

What should we wear to our family beach portrait session? That is the one question I hear most often. First of all let's start with what to avoid such as stripes, plaids, T-shirts with logos, and bold patterns. This particular type of clothing will draw the viewer's attention away from the true subject of the image, which are the faces and the beach itself. Instead you should choose neutral colors such as khaki, white, and off-white, also pastels seem to work very well on our beautiful Destin Florida beaches. Try very hard to avoid the more trendy styles. I have found that keeping it simple is the better clothing choice. Also I have found that trends have a tendency to pass away after time, which detracts from the timeless nature of the image itself. Try to choose clothing that fits nicely. Loose clothing has a tendency to fold and crease in the wind. You should also try coordinating the style of clothing as well. Have everyone dress in a similar style. In other words keep it beach casual. Last but not least if you plan on spending time on the beach before your photo shoot please remember to use plenty of sunscreen. Especially on your face that way we can avoid the reverse raccoon eyes!

Beach portrait photographers in Destin Florida

by Mark Benjamin on 09/19/19

Occasionally over the years, clients have expressed concerns about typical weather conditions on the beach, and are disappointed that the photo shoot was not conducted under studio conditions. The first thing to understand about beach portraiture is that it is not conducted in the studio, and Mother Nature is the boss! As a photographer she has a direct effect on the very approach I’m going to take towards a family beach portrait session, and she loves to throw me curve balls on a daily basis, and as a beach portrait photographer, I need to be able to deal with this. Don’t think I’m complaining, in fact this is what I love most about family beach portrait photography in Destin Florida. I never get bored, and I get a different studio just about every day. One thing I have learned about beach portrait photography is that you have to construct the photo shoot around the weather conditions, don’t fight it that just leads to tons of frustration. Just go with it, these images are being captured to memorialize this particular time and place with friends and family in which weather conditions are big part of the composition of the portrait. Remember these images are to be handed down through the generations and I feel that the weather conditions should play a big part in the memories of that particular day in your life story. So when families and friends gather on the beach for a beach portrait session keep in mind that this can be an adventure and in fact a lot of fun! Keep in mind there are many photographers in Destin Florida but there’s only one Sand Hippie.

Winter Beach Portrait Special

by Mark Benjamin on 09/19/19

To all of our friends from the north, the land of the ice and snow, I am pleased to announced we will be extending our $175 beach portrait special through the winter of 2018-2019. Give us a call or text is at 850-307-2628 I'll be glad to set you up with a beach portrait session in Destin Florida or surrounding areas. Check out our galleries see what you think and give us a call looking forward to hearing from you!

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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!!!

Photography by Mark Benjamin, Photographer
Sand Hippie Beach Photography
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PO Box 220, Defuniak Springs, Florida 32435

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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! 
I have no problems calling myself a cheap family beach portrait photographer my prices may be cheap but my work is tight!

There are many photographers in Destin Florida you can choose from. For a fun, affordable Beach Portrait 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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