25 Fun and Unique Props to Bring to Your Beach Photo Session

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So, you are planning your travel beach photo session with me 🙋‍♀️ and are wanting to add a little pizzazz to your photos? Well I have compiled a wonderful list of props that add just the perfect amount of FUN to our session. I can’t take credit for my incredible clients’ amazing props – they brought those all on their own! I think you will agree that just the right prop is the PERFECT way to make beach sessions personalized.

1.) Beach Blanket

2.) Sunhats

3.) A flashlight

4.) cute beach umbrella

5.) Playful sunglasses

6.) Beach balls in various sizes and colors

7.) Seashells you have collected during your trip

8.) Inflatable pool floaties (this is adorable on babies and toddlers)

9.) Tropical fruits like pineapples or coconuts

10.) Sandcastle molds or tools for a fun activity

11.) frisbee

12.) Retro-style cooler with refreshing drinks

13.) Tropical flowers like hibiscus or a palm leaf

14.) Kite with colorful tails

15.) Lanterns or fairy lights for evening beach photography

16.) Picnic basket filled with beach snacks

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1.) What types of Photography do you offer?


I specialize in candid family, child and high school senior portraits in the Oklahoma City and the Dallas metroplexes. I also photograph events, sports and headshots.


2.) What location will we use?


I am primarily an on-location natural light photographer. I will assist you in determining a beautiful and scenic location for our session.


3.) What time of day do you book sessions?


Session are booked approximately 1.5 -2 hours prior to sunset or within an hour of sunrise.


4.) What do we wear?


I can most definitely help you with that! After ten years of photographing clients, I have learned what photographs well and what doesn't. Upon booking a session with me, I am happy to connect you with some tried and true styling tips. I will also help you with your specific outfit choices.


5.) My kids are WILD. Can you handle it?


Yep! I sure can! Aside from my own "spirited" children, I was an elementary school teacher for seven years. Not even the grumpiest dad or emotional teen scares me :). Just show up ready to have fun + love on your people. I will do the rest!

6.) Do you travel?


I LOVE to travel with clients! I have been across the globe photographing some amazing families. Booking a travel session with me is way more affordable than you think - plus I provide you with much more than just a standard session. Click on my travel portfolio to see images from the beach, Canada, Bali, New York City and more!


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Photo sessions are $950 plus state sales tax. This includes at least 65+ digital images, each carefully hand edited by Missy.

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