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

Fun affordable family beach Portrait photography by the Sand Hippie Photographer in Destin Florida

by Mark Benjamin on 06/03/19

Hello, this is Mark with Sand hippie Beach Photography I just wanted to drop a quick line to let everyone know that we will be offering our sunglass sessions again for the 2019 Destin beach portrait season. I will be offering these family photography sessions at a 20% discount from our normal price, so if you’re planning a family vacation to the Destin Florida area and are interested in some family beach portrait’s by a photographer in Destin Florida give us a call or text is at 850-307-2628. Remember there are many beach photographers in Destin Florida fun affordable family beach portrait’s call the sand hippie

Family beach portrait photography by the Sand Hippie, Photographer in Destin Florida

by Mark Benjamin on 05/26/19

Wow! Memorial Day weekend just snuck up on me. LOL that’s cool as a Destin Florida beach photographer I’m ready to get my session on anyway. What I like to talk about is, once again I will be offering my $140 sunglass sessions these sessions will be held approximately two hours before sunset the lighting conditions are less than ideal in that is very very bright at that time down on our Northwest Florida beaches hence the name sunglass session. That is why I offer these sessions at a 20% discount for $140. My regular fees this year for my beach portrait photography will be at the same rate they have been for years $175 this one price includes everything there are no hidden charges and I do not require a deposit. So be sure to book your family Beach photography session now they are going fast for both types of photo shoots. Remember there are many beach photographers in Destin Florida but for fun affordable family beach portrait’s there’s only one Sand hippie.

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by Mark Benjamin on 12/20/18

First of all seasons greetings from Destin Florida. I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Joyous Kwanzaa, and Happy Hanukkah! I hope your holiday season is peaceful, and full of awesomely cool times with friends and family. From all of us science geeks out there, Happy Birthday to Sir Isaac Newton! One thing I'd like to mention real quick is our Christmas family beach portrait sessions are starting to fill, so give us a call or drop us a line at 850-307-2628 you will not be disappointed. Our $175 beach portrait special is still in effect and will be until the spring of 2019. This special includes at least one hour of photography time, a copyright released DVD disc containing all of the edited photos, all editing and post production work, no limits on poses for outfit changes, and a password-protected web page where I will post your family beach pictures as I edit them. We all know how what a stressful time Christmas can be. But there's no better way than to work out the stress lines than a laid-back day on the beach. Even better than that, how about a fun, affordable family beach portrait session with the Sand hippie, a local photographer in Destin Florida. Destin Beach photography can be quite tricky at this time a year so it's good to trust in a local Destin photographer who is familiar with the changing conditions on our beaches. Along with beach portrait photography I also do beach wedding photography, Mini beach photography sessions, Engagement photography, And family reunions. I also work with both natural light and flash photography. Although our low $175 winter family beach portrait session is a cheap photography price. However I am not a cheap photographer in my approach to beach portrait photography, in that I put a lot of time and attention into the small details of every beach portrait, along with the overall big picture issues that are so important in the making of an awesome beach portrait photograph. Anyway I could go on all day about that. Y' all have an awesome holiday season and I look forward to hearing from you! Peace, Mark

The story behind the name, Sand Hippie Beach Photography

by Mark Benjamin on 05/13/15

The story of the name Sand Hippie


About 20 years ago I started a new photography business and named it Juniper Lake Productions Photography. Both my landscape in beach portrait photography departments were originally listed under that name.

Whenever a client would ask me to describe myself, so they could find me at the location of our photo shoot, I would tell them I look like a beach hippie with a camera because I am a beach hippie with a camera. For some reason they absolutely no problems finding me. About 10 years ago while crawling around in the sand photographing small children one of my clients said; you're just a regular sand hippie! For some reason the term sand hippie really appealed to me. Probably it's because I am a hippie and I love the sand so the two words worked really well for me. Initially I really did not do a whole lot about rebranding my beach portrait business I had the look and the attitude but not the name, except to refer to myself to my clients as the Sand Hippie. For the most part their reaction was very positive; in fact several of them suggested that I change the name of my business to Sand Hippie Photography. Finally after years of urging by my clients I named the beach portrait division of my company Sand Hippie Beach Photography. This technically is the beach portrait division of Juniper Lake Productions Photography.

So anyway that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Peace, The Sand Hippie

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!!!

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 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 (affordable) my prices may be cheap but my work is tight!

 For a fun, affordable Beach Portrait photography session Give us a call!
Come hang out with the Sand Hippie!
You won't be disappointed
I look foward to hearing from you!
Peace, Mark Benjain, 
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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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