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30A photographer:
family portraits, senior portraits, couples & maternity

Welcome to Click 30A Photography, where we capture your beach portrait memories in stunning detail. I'm a professional 30A photographer with a passion for preserving the beauty of the coast. With my expert eye and state-of-the-art equipment, your memories are in good hands.


M Family Portraits | Blue Mountain Beach | Sunset

Shirley was not stretching it when she said her 4 grandchildren were close, sweet, loving... and incredibly well behaved! All of that family love and connection came through in the images of their family on 30a. Especially their images of mom and dad playing in the sand with the sea shells. I love when families, both 30A locals and those visiting Blue Mountain Beach, decide to invest in gorgeous beach pictures of their family. While sunset portrait sessions are most popular, I will admit that sunrise beach pictures are my favorite! I never thought I would say that because I am a night owl but seeing Gulf Place with it's beautiful palm tree in the mornings is just gorgeous and calming. There are many factors to consider when thinking about a sunrise photo session, and one of the major advantages is that there will be less people on the beach at sunrise as opposed to sunset beach pictures. If your family is visiting 30A in South Walton County and are interested in family beach pictures make sure you contact me by email with your dates and details at or by text at (850) 460-4437.

Blue Mountain Beach has some of the most breathtaking sunsets for family beach portraits.

The days get longer and the nights are spent giggling over the fun day spent at the beach. Summer is here and 30A is the perfect place to bring your family to make memories. Like any parent, you’ve been capturing your kids’ biggest moments since the day they were born. A professional family portrait session will help you not only capture your beautiful family, but will bring their special personality, unique attributes and fun, playful personas to life. We would love to chat with you about you portrait needs. Feel free to complete the online inquiry form and someone will contact you within 24 hours.

Whether you’re a new family of three, recently added a new member or are simply savoring this amazing time in your children’s lives, any time is a perfect one for a portrait session. As the expression goes, “the days are long, but the years short”—time goes by so quickly and it’s essential that parents capture these beautiful moments before they’re gone. Many families even opt for multiple photo shoots in a year!

What is the best beach on 30A?

Family photo sessions take place on location, in a special spot where your family can be comfortable and have fun—this can be your private beach location, a public beach on 30A, a garden or anywhere you just love. Add in some favorite clothes, a special prop or two, and maybe even the family pet*, and you’ve got a great session—and amazing pictures—you’ll love forever. Many times we are asked what is the best beach for family portraits? The answer is simple, ANY beach on 30A!

Melonie Marie is a master portrait photographer based in Santa Rosa Beach. Serving 30A Beaches.

Alys Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Dune Allen Beach, Gulf Place, Grayton Beach, Inlet Beach, Rosemary Beach, Seacrest, Seagrove, Seaside, Topsail Hill State Park, Watercolor, Watersound Beach, Destin, Miramar Beach.

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Add another cherished family memory and add the grandparents for an extended family photo. Pictures with grandma at the beach will be something these kiddos will talk about well into adulthood. Many families we photography on the beach will talk about memories of doing the same thing when they were little and now they are carrying on the tradition and have family portraits on the beach with their own little ones.

There is an endearing tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that transcends all other affections of the heart.

Why visit Blue Mountain Beach?

Named after the signature brilliant blue lupine flowers that grow in the sand dunes., Blue Mountain Beach is truly a special place to have your family portrait session. You will find some of the most spectacular views of the Emerald Coast in Blue Mountain Beach. I must admit, my favorite thing to do after a session here is to stop at the infamous Blue Mountain Beach Creamery ice cream shop for a delicious treat.

Blue Mountain beach is the perfect place to visit for your family vacation. Add some adventure to your trip with a fun family portrait session and be sure to bring the grandparents along so you and your spouse can have a date night. And Grandmas also make the perfect "extra set of hands" we need for a family session. They can entertain the kids on the beach while I capture some special moments of you and your spouse.

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If you are looking to hire a professional photographer for your family pictures while visiting 30A, please check out this article from 30A VYBZ magazine on how to choose the best photographer for your needs and budget. If you have questions or would like pricing details for a 30A Beach family portrait session with Melonie Marie, please feel free to contact us at (850) 460-4437.


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