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  • Writer's pictureShelley McKinley

Capture the Moments

Life is all about building memories and sharing time together with those we love. As the years pass, it gets harder and harder to remember certain things - the little details of how someone looked, what we wore, the place we all stayed - so it's important to try and capture those moments in time so that we can hold on to them forever. We take lots of candid shots of the kids on the beach, swimming in the pool, going on the rides but how often do we as parents stop and take pictures of ourselves enjoying those things? If you are like me, rarely. So this post is a good reminder to capture those memories and the time we have together. We have had family pictures done several times now and I will never regret doing it. While it's a financial investment to have professional pictures taken, it's also a way to memorialize those memories and that time together with loved ones.

So if you are staying at Seascape or planning a trip to Wildwood or Cape May this summer, consider having your family pictures done and capture those moments together! Here are a few photographers in Cape May County that you may want to consider but please note, this does not represent every photographer in the area.

With over 2,400 followers on Facebook, Dawn Marie Photography has also been rated a 5 out of 5 stars and when you look at her gallery you'll understand why. There is a $150 sitting fee and then you can chose which package you want to purchase for the prints based on what you are looking for. Dawn Marie packages focus's on the beauty of the photo and as a piece of art, offers images framed, on metal or on canvas. Take a look at her gallery- amazing work!

Shore Love offers standard and mini sessions to make capturing those moments a little more cost efficient. If you are looking for a smaller session, try the mini session at $275. This includes 25-30 edited images and is for smaller groups of 4 or less. The only restriction here is that these are only offered Monday through Thursday. If you want a weekend shot or have a larger group, you will need to bump up to the standard session which is $450. The standard session is for a party of 5 or less (each additional person is $25) and with it you get an hour of photography, all of the edited photos (approx 50-100), two locations and a up to two outfit changes (optional). If you want something unique, check out their picnics! They set up an outdoor picnic for you and your family or friends and then photograph it the entire time. What a great way to spend quality time together and capture those candid moments! Shore Love even offers a date night package - perfect for a proposal!

Be prepared to get cozy, have some fun and maybe even get a little sandy. Up to an hour session at a location of your choice, before sunset, plus an online gallery. Starting at $375

If you are already planning your family vacation for 2022, you may want to consider booking your session now with Mia Paige Photography. With summer 2022 beach packages just released, Mia Paige offers a great family package for $400 which includes 30+ hand edited images. In addition to her beautiful work, Mia Paige was the 2021 finalist for Philly Happenings “Best Children’s Photographer” for specializing in family/children’s photography. She will take her time to make sure you get the images you want even when the kids have another agenda.

Karrie Davis has been a photographer in South Jersey for many years and offers a variety of packages to meet your needs. Offer the holidays, she has offered mini holiday sessions so if that interests you, you may want to reach out shortly to see if you can schedule with her. She also offers a blog on her website that provides some interesting information and helpful tips when planning your photo shot.

Kaitlin Noel offers several different packages to accommodate all budgets. For all sessions Kaitlin Noel will be give you all the rights to the images both in color and black and white via a digital link delivery with rights to reprint the images on your own and share on social media, etc. The images are will all edited, in high resolution and are watermark free. The thing I like the most (other than the beautiful work she does) is how organized everything is. Check out her guide for families looking to book with her. She offers tips and tricks for photo shots, album add on's and FAQs. I found the guide book super helpful!

Julia Grace Photography offers mini sessions consisting of a minimum of 25 images for $125.00 with a 30 minute time slot as well as a full session which runs 60 minutes. With the full session, you will receive a minimum of 50 images for $200. If you join her Facebook page, she also promotes specials at different times including a 15 minute mini session for $50! Best part - if you mention that you found Julia Grace through our blog, she'll give you 10% off your session!

There are lots of options at varying price points making it easier to accommodate all budgets. If you have a personal recommendation of a great photographer in the Wildwood/Cape May NJ area, please comment below.

Thanks for reading, we hope you found this information helpful. For help coordinating a photo beach session with a stay at Seascape, please message us. We would be happy to help coordinate a special weekend getaway for you and your family!

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