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Free Family Portrait Sitting

Capture the magic of your Outer Banks vacation with a free family photo sitting!

Southern Shores guests receive a FREE PORTRAIT SITTING by Beach Portraits.  We offer two types of sessions to meet your needs and budget. 

1. If you are only interested in having a great portrait of your entire family group, we can take several images of one professional pose and sell you the best images for $199. Two of the best images will be emailed to you, full resolution, and you will receive a letter giving you copyrights to print your own pictures and use on social media.

2. If you want an entire sitting, including poses taken of the whole group, each individual family group, just the children of each group, grandparents with grandchildren, etc., you can pay for our Flash Drive Package. This package includes one or two copies of all images taken, color corrected and converted to Jpegs. (We also photoshop people out of the background on the beach.) The flash drive(s), with copyright release, will be delivered to you before your vacation is over. A deposit is required to reserve your hour long sitting. In most cases we come right to your rental. This deposit is NOT a sitting fee but goes directly to your package price. And, because you are a customer of Southern Shores Realty you also receive a free 11x14 print of your choice. Because we have it printed at a custom lab, we ship it right to your home address once you make your decision on the image.  This package price depends upon the total number of people being photographed. PLEASE book this sitting as soon as possible so we can give you the best portrait times. 


Early morning portraits are best taken at Jennettes and Kitty Hawk Pier, or sound front at Whalehead in Corolla.  The piers cast a shadow on the beach to keep you from squinting in the bright morning light and the ocean is your background. Whalehead has large oak trees for shade.

If you prefer an evening sitting, you can come to one of our favorite ocean front locations within three hours of sunset.  We photograph at these scenic spots in Corolla, Southern Shores, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head. If you want an entire portrait sitting, if still available, we can come right to your rental the hour before sunset.

We recommend that you book your Outer Banks family portrait sitting at least 2 weeks in advance of your arrival day for the best availability.

Visit* today to reserve your session.

*Please note, Southern Shores Portraits is NOT affiliated with Southern Shores Realty and by clicking the link a new window will open and you will be directed to their website.