Caitie Beth Nelson
Destin + 30A Family + Senior Portrait Photographer
We began planning our session together months in advance. This was no last minute event for Sharon, and email conversations with me would not do. This had to be perfect. Her adult sons and families were flying in to Santa Rosa Beach for their family reunion vacation. No one in this group was from Florida, and to all be here at the beach together was something special.
We talked all about it together on the phone, which honestly, is my preferred method of conversation. A lot of our clients drive or fly into the 30A and Destin areas from out of state. Choosing a photographer without an initial in-person consultation, or even a referral from a friend, can feel risky. For Sharon, it was a big risk. The family had gathered together a couple of years before for a beach vacation and hired a photographer for formal portraits on the beach. Her experience with the photographer during the session was uncomfortable, and the images she received were such a low quality that they could not be used as prints. It was a waste of their time, and disappointing, to say the least. I was glad to hear about her experience and assure her that our time together would be different. My product would be exceptional.