Frequently Asked Questions

I want beach photography to be as fun and stress-free as possible, so let me answer some questions for you before you even book with me!


What happens if it looks like it will rain during our photo shoot?

I encourage families to book a session at the beginning portion of their vacation. This way we have the flexibility to reschedule the shoot for another time while you are still in town. If we are unable to reschedule, our contract is voided and you are not charged for a session.

We rented a big beach house and all our family is here. Are you equipped to photograph a large group?

The more the merrier! As a wedding photographer, I live and breathe photographing large groups! I usually hire a 2nd photographer to come with me to help split up the workload during the photo shoot if your family has more than 40 people.

How much time do you allow for photo shoots?

My photo shoots tend to last 45-60 minutes with the last 15-20 minutes of the shoot being centered more on candid/relaxing on the beach type photos.

Are you open to taking photos somewhere other than the beach?

Absolutely! I designed this website to reach families vacationing on the beach, but I also photograph in parks and in downtown Charleston for many of our locals. You are more than welcome to suggest having photos taken somewhere other than the beach… I also have a photographer’s pass to Boone Hall Plantation and can bring four guests inside their gates free of charge for photos on their grounds. If that interests you, just be sure to mention so in the location section of the form on the Contact page.

What is included in your rate?

The quote covers the cost for me to come photograph your family, edit the photos & give your family access to them through a password protected online gallery. Family photo shoots receive back on average between 50-100 edited images. There are many factors that play into this such as the size of the group and the desire to have just a few or many photos taken. I do not give a hard cut off on images that I’ll edit… If there’s a great picture that was taken, I will edit it and give it to you. You will have access to digitally download your edited photos. …Everything but prints are included in your quote. You can purchase professional quality prints from your online gallery, but I also don't make it a requirement. The contract that we will sign has a copyright section that gives you the rights to digitally download the photos, post them online and have them printed anywhere you desire. I prefer to keep it simple! Once I give you access to your gallery - use it however you desire!

We have family pictures professionally done at least once to twice a year and this by far was the best experience we have ever had! I’m so excited we discovered Rhett! He was timely in his communication, he got our 14 year old (who is usually annoyed by having to take photos) completely engaged in the pictures and our photos turned out amazing!

He made the entire experience relaxed and fun, it really showed in the pictures that everyone was enjoying themselves. These will be photos we cherish forever! I can’t wait for our next photo session with him!
— melissa f