Reserve Now | 2020 Short & Sweet Beach Portraits


“The bad news is time flies. The good news is, you’re the pilot.” -Michael Altshuler

Good News! The Short and Sweet Sessions are available now in Ocean City, NJ and the surrounding beach towns.

Benefits of a Short & Sweet Photography Experience with Heather

  •  Truly a short and sweet photography experience – painless from beginning to end
  • High-quality results with an experienced & professional beach photographer
  • Structured around those little people (and some big people) in your life. Ya know, the ones who only last 5 minutes or so before they want to run free (we’ll capture that too)
  • 2020 marks year 7 of the Short and Sweet Beach Photography Sessions aka a lot of experience with hundreds of families.
  • Real life family art that will capture your family as they are now, in 2020.

Why this year? Because the rest of the time isn’t a guarantee. 

“Heather thank you for such an amazing experience and photos of our family. You have a true skill in bringing out each person’s individual personality as well as the family as a whole. I love your approach and way with the kids (I always have). You made what often can be a very stressful endeavor to a really fun experience. And to top it off the portrait video. What a special gift that we will treasure for the rest of our lives – Priceless!”

a family of 5 hugging while looking out at the ocean in ocean city nj

Grab a Date, Mark Your Calendar!

June 3, 2020  – SOLD OUT
June 19, 2020 –  SOLD OUT
June 30, 2020
June 26, 2020 – SOLD OUT
July 8, 2020- SOLD OUT

July 15, 2020
July 22 2020
July 29, 2020
August 3, 2020
August 11, 2020 – SOLD OUT
August 19, 2020
August 26, 2020
September 2, 2020 – SOLD OUT
September 9, 2020
September 16, 2020
September 30, 2020
October 6, 2020

Beach Session FAQ’s

How will you prep us for our beach photography session?
Prepping you for your photography session is my number one priority.  Planning a photo session can be stressful, especially if there are young kids involved. I’ll work with you to make it stress free and a completely seamless process.

Start by completing the questionnaire so I can get to know your family. Then, I’ll hear more about your vision and expectations for the session either over the phone or in email.  I want to know everything about your vision for the shoot and why you love the beach so much. At this time, we’ll begin exploring how your beach portraits will be displayed. From beginning to end, I’m here to help.

How do you handle crazy kids that run away and just want to throw sand?
Crazy kids? Who has them 😉

Well, I start by introducing myself.  That’s always a good start. Your kids may need time to warm up and earn my trust. I take the time upfront for them to feel comfortable with me.

What if my kids don’t cooperate?

They will, trust me 🙂 I have a background as a nanny and a degree in early childhood / elementary education — there’s nothing I can’t handle (knock on wood, right?) Before the session, please tell me all about your little ones so that I may be prepared with my favorite tricks and tools. We make it fun so the kids don’t realize they are missing their bedtime. Late afternoon naps are encouraged!

What time of day do you schedule the session?

Sessions start at the most beautiful time of day – an hour before sunset.

How long will the session take?
For a standard family session  – 6 subjects or less, the session will take 30 minutes.

What is the investment and what do we get?
The final cost of your session will vary based on your package selection. A $175 beach session deposit is required to reserve your session. The packages range from $900-$2500.

What if the weather doesn’t cooperate?
It does rain at the beach, unfortunately. The chances of it being a complete wash on the day of your session are slim. If the weather fails us, we will reschedule to another day in the week.

Please note: Your session fee does not include any digital products. The session fee covers our time together planning your session and your session time. All prints/products/digitals are sold separately. 


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We can’t wait to dance with you on the beach this summer!

Heather Thomas Photography, LLC


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