Beach photo shoot in Bristol, Somerset & South Wales

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There are some spectacular beaches near Bristol for a family photo shoot. South Wales and Somerset have a variety of great beaches and promenades for a photo shoot which are all very close to Bristol too.

The sunsets are wonderful all year round and particularly great from March to October.

I have taken many family photographs at Portishead, Clevedon, Brean, Severn, and Weston Super Mare beaches, so I know all the best spots to go, to capture that lasting memory for you.

2020 beach mini photo shoot sessions available now

  • Portishead
  • Fri 12th Jun & Sat 8th Aug 2020
  • Sand Bay
  • Fri 3rd Jul & Sat 7th Aug 2020
  • Clevedon
  • Sun 9th Aug 2020


  • 30 minute photo shoot
  • 30 images in high resolution, fully edited on a USB stick
  • Ten mounted professional grade prints in deluxe print box with matching usb
  • High Resolution Video slideshow
  • £50 Voucher towards prints, wall art or album
  • £50 off your next photo shoot

Top 10

  • 30 minute photo shoot
  • 10 high resolution, fully edited photos on USB
  • Ten mounted professional grade prints of your chosen digital images

Top 3

  • 30 minute photo shoot
  • 3 high resolution, fully edited photos for instant download
  • 3 mounted professional grade prints of your chosen digital images in a print box

What's included ...All this is included in my starting package for £150

30 minute time slots

A lovely walk in an area of outstanding beauty whilst you are photographed naturally with your family.

Pre-shoot planning

Pre-photo planning consultation by email or phone to pre-plan your shoot and arrange the styles you would like.

Online gallery

Your own private online gallery of approximately 20 photos.

Photos for your home

Your choice of 3 high resolution digital downloadable images and professional mounted prints.

Wall Art

The best professional quality wall art products available to purchase (extra) with expert help in selecting products to suit the style of your home.


Optional extras available to further enhance your photo shoot & wall art.

Portishead beach family photo shoot

This family joined me in March  for a sunset evening family photo shoot. We chose an hour before sunset to meet because it is the 'golden hour'; the time when the light is most flattering for portrait photographs and glowing sunsets.

A beach photo shoot lasts approx 1 hour, you can also book a special 30 minute beach session on various dates throughout the year.

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What happens during the photo shoot?

Beach photo shoots are so much fun and because of this it is easy to get natural photographs. You can go for a walk, play or sit on a blanket and have some semi-posed photographs. It is all based on your preferences.

I have a few prompts and games for children and I give gentle guidance to position you in the best light. You may find me adjusting your hair if it is windblown and fixing any clothing that may have moved. You can relax and feel assured I will get the best photographs taken of your family.

beach clothing colour scheme photo shoot
family photoshoot clothing scheme

Planning your outfits for a beach photo shoot

Choosing outfits for your family is the fun part!  When choosing outfits for a beach photo shoot, I find it is always best to choose just 2 or 3 colours for the family to wear. Decide if you would like a lighter colour palette or dark.

Blue and navy are great for contrasting images that allow you stand out amongst the more orangy, blue background. Whereas, pastel colours have a more dreamy look and blend into the beach background.

White, blue and pastels are always a good choice for the beach too.

yellow colour scheme beach photo shoot
pastel colour scheme for beach photo shoot

Which beach do you recommend for a photo shoot near Bristol?

I can recommend any of the following beaches for a  photo shoot near Bristol: Severn Beach, Portishead beach, Clevedon Beach, Weston Super Mare, Uphill, Brean Sands, Kilve Beach, Dunster, Bossington in Minehead, Burnham-on-sea & Sand Bay.

In Wales, I suggest Southern Down, Ogmore by Sea, Rest Bay Porthcawl & Barry Island.

This is a great website showing the top 15 beaches near Bristol

How much does a beach photo shoot cost & what is included?

You can book a family photo shoot with a small deposit, photographs are provided and include a mounted print and digital files. You can also purchase packages which will save you money the more photographs your purchase.  For full details please visit my family photo shoot details page.

I also run special mini session days throughout the year, when I photograph 3 or 4 families in one day/evening for a shorter photo shoot (30minutes).

I am able to offer slightly lower priced sessions as they are shorter in length and your photo gallery will include approx 10 photographs to choose from instead of 60 for a full gallery.

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