Autumn is a wonderful time to vacation on the Grand Strand. It’s also the perfect time to plan a family photo session on the beach, since the crowds of the summer season have dissipated and the weather is balmy. Here are a few secrets to getting great family photos at the beach.

When To Go

Plan to be on the beach shortly after sunrise, or about an hour or two before the sun sets, for the best light. While most photographers prefer early evening light, a morning session might be better for families with small children who might be tired later in the day. Make sure everyone has a healthy meal or snack before you arrive.

What To Wear

Wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting a little sandy or wet. For professional group shots, be sure to coordinate outfits with all the family members being photographed. Solid colors, neutrals and pastels work best for family photos on the beach. Good choices include white, khaki, pale seashell pink, coral, aqua, sky blue, or sea glass green — colors naturally found on the coast.

When in doubt, consider the relaxed setting and keep things casual — it is the beach, after all. Keep jewelry and accessories to a minimum, and don’t overdo the makeup. Hairstyles should also be simple and natural, although you may want to consider a light spritz of anti-humidity hairspray if it’s a breezy day. Don’t worry too much about shoes, since you will likely be going barefoot on the beach.

For a picture perfect place to stay during your visit to the Grand Strand, check out this featured property from Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach!

Ironwood #221: This lovely 2nd floor 2BR condo in North Myrtle Beach has new floors in the living room and dining room areas, and is is beautifully decorated. The screened in porch overlooks a pond and one of the golf courses in Barefoot Resort. It is very comfortable and has everything you need to enjoy your stay.

The master bedroom has a king swing and it’s own private bathroom and walk-in closet. The 2nd bedroom has two twin beds and there is a 2nd bathroom in the hallway. The kitchen is fully stocked and there is plenty of seating in the dining area for family meals. The living room has a flat screen TV for your use as well as both bedrooms. The unit also has free Wi-Fi if you need to do some work while on vacation.

Barefoot Resort has 4 Championship Golf Courses and is close to many shops, restaurants and attractions. You are right down the street from Barefoot Landing which has many things to do such as the House of Blues, Alabama Theater, Alligator Adventure, Duplin Winery and much more.

There is a community pool in Ironwood for your use with a pool pass and you also can use the North Tower pool in the Resort with a special pass. The beach is about 2 miles away and there is free beach parking and easy access. This unit is non-smoking, no pets or motorcycles are allowed. There is a 3 night minimum stay. Call us for availability and rates.

The sea, the sun, and the Grand Strand! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, LLC, is a premier, full-service, licensed property management company in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you are booking a reservation for your vacation or entrusting us with the management of your property, our professionally trained staff will ensure that all the details of renting the property are handled in a pleasant, stress-free manner. Call us today at 888-488-8588!

Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort, a division of Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, is just a hop skip and jump away from the beach and beautiful Barefoot Landing, and was built with golf in mind with four of the most amazing golf courses in the area. When planning your vacation getaway, Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort will help you make the most of your visit to the Grand Strand. Call us today at 800-548-9904!


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