Family Sunset Session in Destin - Henderson State Park

October 11, 2023

We love Emerald Coast nature, and dunes are definitely on the list! Did you know that the dunes are a naturally-occurring accumulation of wind-blown sand? Over time, these dunes become home to various plants, including sea oats, sand spurs, and beach morning glory, among others. I always try to use dunes as a backdrop for pictures, when possible! It creates variety :)

Family of 3 looking at the camera dunes in background Destin Florida photoshoot

When we entered the beach that evening, we were hypnotized by the beauty of that sunset sky! Pink, orange, red - colors so vibrant they seem unreal. Sunset sky changes rapidly, so we usually have just a few minutes to capture its beauty.

Family of 3 sunset beach photoshoot at Henderson beach state park in Destin, girl sits on dad’s shoulders
Dad and little daughter together, sunset at a beach in Destin

Baby number 2 is on its way, so of course we did a few shots of the gorgeous mama and a cute picture of (soon-to-be) big sister and her future best friend (who’s chilling in mama’s belly for now heheh)

Maternity photoshoot in Destin, mother-to-be at a beach with sunset in background
mom and daughter together, sunset beach photo
Little kid hugging mum’s pregnant belly, beach photoshoot

And even when the sun had set, the sky still was amazing. At the end of the photoshoot, we saw dramatic blue clouds covering the sky.

Family portrait at a beach in Destin of a family of 3 with pregnant mom

Kate Usova, photographer Destin and 30A

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