Favorite places to shoot at the beach but not on the beach!!! Rosemary, Seaside, and Alys Beach Photographer
I love beach photos.. I really do! But if you would like a little variety besides sand, water, and sun, here are a few of my absolute favorite non-beach but close to it locations!
1. Rosemary Beach, Florida
Rosemary is sooooo gorgeous! It is a small community located along 30A in between Panama City Beach and Destin. Everywhere you walk there are gorgeous greens, architecture, roads, and even walkways. I love this location. The photo above (my blog photo) is a mommy and me photo of my daughter and I and it was taken in Rosemary Beach! Also, here are a few I have taken in Rosemary recently.
2. Alys Beach, Florida
Aly Beach is the next door neighbor to Rosemary. It is privately owned and they have strict rules about photography there. You must be staying onsite (you can rent houses through vrbo or through their company) or be getting married there to have permission to take photos there. That being said, if you have the option to stay in Alys, do it!! It is sooooo stunningly beautiful. Everything is literally photogenic. There are walls full of ivy, bamboo walkways, bridges, lakes, fountains, and everything in between. Check out a recent family session I photographed at Alys below. Oh..and.. if you are planning a wedding with around 50 guests... this is the place to get married!!!!
Eden Gardens State Park - Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
If you like big tall luscious oak trees, a mansion, and gorgeous gardens, Eden is the place for you! It is a staple location for photographers because of its variety and well maintained grounds. There is a state park fee but it is well worth it! Here are some recent sessions I have photographed at Eden Garden State Park. It too is a beautiful location for weddings. You can have the wedding overlooking the oaks or the mansion/fountain. Gorgeous!!!
Hope you love these locations as much as I do!! To book a session at one of these locations, call/text/email me anytime at (850) 307-8402 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
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