Reserve Now | 2023 Short & Sweet Beach Portraits in Ocean City, NJ

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Are you ready to shine at your family photo session on the beach in Ocean City, NJ this summer?

Let’s meet this summer on the beach in OCNJ to capture the authentic memories of your family.

Your family beach session will be laid back and fun. We specialize in working with children and capturing their true personality.

Sessions take place on Monday evenings between May – September

My husband and I are thrilled with the photos Heather took of us and our 6 month old son during our session! Heather was great to work with leading up to the day and during the session. It’s clear that she is wonderful with kids! She sent us a lot of detail on what to expect for the day of and was very flexible during COVID. We would definitely work with Heather again in the future!” Katie H.

Choose between a sunrise 5:30 AM start time or sunset 7:15pm start time.
All family beach sessions include up to 5 subjects, request a quote for larger groups.

Locations : We suggest the best and most private beaches in Ocean City to use but are happy to travel to your street if it’s more convenient for your family.


  • Includes a custom photography experience in Ocean City, NJ or surrounding beach towns.
  • Includes $500 package credit
  • Includes a customized design consultation in your home or via zoom

Beach Photography Session FAQ’s

We’re a hot mess, how will you help us prep?
Will everyone cooperate? Will my kids be tired? Will I look fat? 

Prepping and planning for your photo session is the most important thing! Planning a photo session is stressful, especially if there are young children involved. I’ll work with you to make it stress-free and a completely seamless process by getting to know your family, arriving preparing and sending you several quick tips to prep your family.

My kids are crazy and they just want to throw sand. How will you tame them?
Crazy kids? Who has them? Your children have their own needs and as long as they are met before and during the session, they will be a blast on the beach. I take the time up front for them to feel comfortable with me and earn my trust so they are happy to participate in the session and find it truly a fun family time together.

What if my kids don’t cooperate?
Sometimes they don’t and thats OK! I follow their lead and if a spot of pose isn’t working we move on. If they are happy, I am happy. Before the session, please tell me all about your little ones so that I may be prepared with my favorite tricks and tools. Low key days and late afternoon naps are encouraged!

But my kids are tired at 7pm and that’s my happy hour. What can you do?
Sessions start at the most beautiful time of day – the golden hour – either one hour before sunrise or sunset – This is non – negotiable.

Is this session going to take hours?
For a standard family session – 5 subjects or less, the session will take 30 minutes.

How does the package credit work? Can we use the credit for prints?
Your $500 image credit can be applied to any product of your choice.

What about rain?
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 Tuesday or another day that works for both of us.


a picture of a dad and his sons jumping on the beach with ocean city nj beach photographer heather thomas

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