Family Photos on the Beach

How to Take the Best Family Photos on the Beach

Are you taking a family trip to the beach this year? This would be a great opportunity to take some family photos and commemorate your trip. This also serves as a chance to take photos to remember your family at your current stage in life. Such sweet memories! Staying at Adagio on 30A means being just steps away from a gorgeous photo backdrop – the beach. Blue Mountain Beach has sugar white sand and gorgeous waters. We have listed some tips on how to take the best family photos on the beach below. Use these tips and you are sure to cherish these photos for a lifetime.

How to Take the Best Family Photos on the Beach


Check the weather before setting a date for family photos. Afternoon showers are common along the Coast, and you want to be prepared for the worst. So, check the weather app before picking the day you hope to spend the afternoon taking pictures. Also, make sure you know what time the sun sets during the different seasons of the year. Sunset photos are beautiful but you don’t want to run out of daylight.


We all know the outfit that is trademarked for beach photos. White button-down and khaki pants. We highly recommend coordinating somehow, and we believe the best way to coordinate is by color. Choose bright colors for spring or summer or go classic with the theme of whites or neutrals for fall and winter. One tip when it comes to what to wear for family pictures is, believe it or not, barefoot always looks better in the end.

Consider Your Photographer

If you are looking for just a quick photo session on the beach, consider a family member traveling with you to take pictures. Grab some individual shots and then ask someone on the beach to take a couple of the entire family. However, if lighting, exposure, etc. is important to you, consider hiring a photographer for a couple of hours during the day.

Keep Your Children Occupied

If you are taking photos with young kids or even teenagers, think of ways to keep them happy. One great way to do this is with snacks! Have a bag full of snacks ready to go when they start to get fussy. Keeping them happy will make the experience much more fun for everyone!

We hope these tips on how to take the best family photos on the beach inspire you to book a photo session during your stay at Adagio on 30A! We still have availability for a fall vacation. Book your stay in these 30A beachfront condo rentals today! Learn more about the amenities at Adagio and what to expect during your stay by clicking here.