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note: some garden galleries may have a beach image displayed, this is because this would be combined beach and garden session featuring both session options 


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“The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed.”


— Anne Geddes

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Why book a garden session? Here's the top (3) reasons why families book a garden session

  1.  Family member that has mobility issues and can't be photographed at beach.

  2. Mid-Day sessions are available. Sometimes a sunrise or sunset session conflicts with sleep schedules - you can still have beautiful portraits taken at one of the local Gardens.

  3. For a second look!  Many clients choose to book both a beach and garden session.  This allows for multiple wardrobes and provides you with a gallery twice the size!  Note: If you book both, group size must be under 8 people)

While 30A, Destin and PCB are all known for their white sandy beaches, don't forget that there are some unique and creative "off the beach" locations for your photo session.

Obviously the GARDEN locations on 30A, like Watercolor and Eden Gardens, are beautiful settings for your portrait session, but check out some of my favorite locations for something unique or outside of the box!

Baytown Warf

Music/Record Store


Boutique Store

Twinkle Lights (night)



The options are endless!

If you are interested in a unique location, contact us as we have teamed up with several local businesses for use of their facilities.

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The greatest legacy we can leave our family is happy memories

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It happens all the time. Clients will call me with a horror story of their experience with another photographer that they hired for a portrait session….and you guys, unfortunately, it’s the same story time and time again!!!! 

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Wondering what size to order for your Family Portrait so that it looks best on YOUR wall? Even if you plan to do your own printing, this article is full of valuable information on how to properly size images for your home!

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Initial Inquiry

Once you a have taken a few moments to browse my images and portrait style, please complete the inquiry form at the bottom of this page or by clicking on >> contact us <<.

After the form has been submitted, you will immediately receive both and email and a text message link to view all of the details to help you book your session. Please read over all the information I send you. Yes, I realize there's A LOT of information to cover. However, I want you to have all of the important details to make your session an amazing adventure!

The following information will be sent to you:

  • Detailed session fee information
    home decor pricing and
    digital file options

  • Sample product photos & videos

  • Sunrise vs Sunset session pros & cons

  • My availability calendar - I only photograph 2 sessions per day (sunrise or sunset) so my photo session time slots are VERY limited.

  • Secure link to schedule and pay your session fees so you can book it before it's gone.

PLEASE feel free to contact us by phone, email or text with ANY questions or concerns.  I would love to chat!

Unrivaled Details + Session Prep

After you have scheduled your family portrait session date and time, you will be emailed a FAMILY SESSION QUESTIONNAIRE - please complete this form ASAP as it gives us the details we need to prepare for your luxury portrait adventure.


After form has been received, you will be sent the "FAMILY SESSION PREP GUIDE" that will cover the following topics:

  • What to wear: clothing schemes for your family portrait session.

  • Hair and Make-up tips and recommendations for local professionals (worth every penny).

  • Breathtaking beach & Garden locations

  • Preparing young children (and even grumpy dads)

  • Tips for the ladies

  • What to bring (and what to keep off the beach)

  • How to pose and more!

As we prepare for this session, I want us to approach this adventure like we have known each other since high school! Your confidence level is very important to me and how you feel can flow into your images. This is why I cover in detail the preparation of your family portrait session and want to make sure all of your questions and concerns have been addressed.  It's going to be a great adventure!

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The Image Reveal

Over the next 3-4 weeks I will be busy working away on your images. When your images are ready, it's time for the Big Image Reveal!

This is when you experience the grand finale of all our session planning, wardrobe decisions, location choices, the portrait session itself, and finally -

your Home Decor Collection Choice. 

This is where your stunning images become the luxury home decor art that will bless the inside of your home and become family a keepsake for generations to come. Laugh, cry or smile until it hurts.

This is created for you to feel the love and happiness of your family and to be immortalized forever in time.

Welcome to your Legacy!

Gift Prints start at $85+

Wall Art starts at $625+

Digital Collections start at $500+

Most clients invest $1800+ in luxury  products in order to get the best of both worlds... beautiful home decor and digital files to look back on forever.

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STUNNING ART for display in your home

Luxury Home Decor


Document the memories before they are gone...

we are proud to offer complimentary digital files

My favorite Luxury Home Decor Options


Home Decor is my passion!

Studies have shown that the happiest couples, families and children come from homes that are filled with printed memories, like wall art and heirloom albums.  They all feature beautiful images to remember each special moment. They’re a tangible way of saying "Family is the most important thing in the world." 


At Melonie Marie Photography, our printed home decor products are not available with everyday consumer chain labs like shutterfly or walmart. We have sourced THE finest professional portrait labs to turn the images we capture for you into pieces of art for your home. Made with highest quality of materials, your home decor will stand the test of time. We want you to walk past these portraits for years to come.

Let’s chat more about the products I offer: canvas prints (MY FAVORITE), albums, image folios, etc.

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Canvas Gallery Wraps



Add a level of sophistication to your home with the highest quality of professionally printed canvas gallery wraps. Canvas Wraps are the perfect final touch to creating lasting memories for you.

Our canvases are printed on professional, high quality, archival cotton canvas with a protective UV laminate finish to ensure a lifetime on display. Canvas Wraps will last for decades to come. Caring for your Canvas Wrap is simple; Keep out of harsh environmental conditions, wipe down with a damp cloth to clear away built-up dust and residue, and use proper hanging hardware to ensure your Canvas Wrap is safely on display.

Prices starting at $500

includes complimentary* digital file & (2) gift prints
*corresponding image file