Daytona Family Photography Tips

Four tips for a successful family session

So you have booked your family session with Port Orange Photo, decided on the perfect location and found the most stylish outfits. Now the nerves kick in. You begin to think: what if my kids don’t cooperate, what do I do with my hands, where do I look, what if the wind blows my hair and so on?? Don’t worry! I have a few tips I like to incorporate into family sessions that will ease your nerves and create the dynamic images you crave.

Family Posing Tips with Port Orange Photo

1.Embrace your loved ones! Hold them close. Snuggle. Touch hands. Scoop up your little one and love on them. The more you interact with each other, the better you will feel, and the more natural it will look on camera. I will be there to capture these moments for you.

2. Enjoy one another! If you child wants to run around in circles, enjoy the laughter it brings them. Relish in your partner’s kisses. Your family is why we are here, appreciate all the details that come along with their presence.

3. Entertain your kids! Sounds easy but often times parents are so worried about making kids smile that they forget to authentically engage their little ones. Children want to play. Spin with them, chase them around, pick them up and throw them in the air. If your children are older, compliment them on something the did earlier in the day. Make them feel loved and they will show love in return.

4. Explore your surroundings. I encourage you to use your 5 senses for this. Do you see anything special that can be shared together? Can you smell the flowers in the field? Did your child find a pretty shell and is really excited to show you? What does your child do when the waves splash onto their toes? All these little details are what I want to capture you exploring together.

Hopefully these tips help ease the pressure of your family session. It’s important to show more love and not to punish your child for misbehaving. Little one’s don’t always understand why they are dressed up at the beach and not aloud to play in the tempting soft sand. If you make your session about having fun and embracing each other, it will reflect in your images.  I look forward to capturing these natural moments with you and your family.

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Daytona Beach Maternity Sessions

Studio maternity sessions are classic, elegant and timeless. These sessions are done in our Port Orange portrait studio. Before your sessions, we will go over wardrobe, make up options and posing. Maternity dresses are available for your session upon request. We offer a range of backdrops from solid colors, textures and florals. Your Daytona Beach studio maternity session includes a downloadable digital gallery 7-10 days after the session. We also offer print services.

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If you are new to the area, on vacation or are a weathered area veteran, we have a beach package for you! Port Orange photo offer’s one hour family beach sessions at the World Famous Daytona Beach. We want your session to be fun filled with love laughter, tickle fights, running, walking, playing and snuggling. We are all about capturing the love and connection between you and your loved ones.


Large groups always welcome!

Other locations for beach photography are Ponce Inlet, Ormond Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange and Daytona Beach Shores.

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Daytona Newborn Photographer

Port Orange Photo offers newborn photography in our Port Orange Portrait Studio or on location. On location options include green spaces, gardens or the beach. Daytona Beach newborn sessions in the studio include family posing, prop flow and detail shots. Please plan for about 2 hours in the studio. We have a seating area with toys and offer light refreshments for our parents. Once you book your newborn session, we will go over all the details to make sure your Daytona Beach newborn session is a success. We offer In-Home newborn sessions to  Daytona Beach, Port Orange, New Smyrna, Deland, Ponce Inlet, Ormond Beach and surrounding cities. We also offer Fresh 48 sessions at Halifax Medical in Daytona Beach and Advent Health in Ormond Beach. Newborn safety is our top priority. You can see more of our work or schedule a session at


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Daytona Cake Smash | Port Orange Photo

Cake smash milestone sessions are a perfect way to celebrate your child. These sessions can be elaborate with props or very minimal. Port Orange Photo offers these milestone sessions in our Port Orange portrait studio or on location in the Daytona Beach area. Sessions can start as young as three months. These sessions are not just for children! We celebrate all ages and events. Visit our website for more examples.

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Personal Brand Photographer in Daytona Beach

If you need a new look for your portfolio, personal brand photography with Port Orange Photo is the way to go. We offer a custom session to match your personal brand. Personal brand photography can be in the studio or on location. We offer brand headshots and environmental portraits for any type of business. You can view more of our portfolio at

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One Year Cake Smash

One year or milestone birthday session’s are very popular with Port Orange Photo. These sessions are great to document a special milestone in your child’s life. We offe these cake smash or milestone sessions in our Port Orange portrait studio or on location in the Daytona Beach area. From classic colors, to Rock n Roll themes, we love to create custom scenes to match your little one. Call Port Orange Photo to schedule your one year cake smash session.

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Daytona Beach Headshot Photographer

Daytona Beach headshots are available in our Port Orange studio. We over multiple backdrop choices, wardrobe changes and posing tips. Business headshots are important to update yearly or every 6 months for a fresh look. Port Orange Photo is located at 411 Dunlawton Ave, Port Orange in a cute blue two story building. Contact us for scheduling your headshot session. Headshot group rates are available.

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Daytona Family Photography


Looking for a Daytona Beach photographer? You came the perfect place! Port Orange Photo offers on location family photography and studio family photography. All party sizes are welcome. Please visit our website for more examples

Newborn Sessions | Port Orange Photo

Newborn sessions in our Port Orange studio area great way to capture all the tiny details of your baby. We provide everyone needed for your newborn session. Newborn sessions are best between 7-14 days old however we never turn down clients on age. Port Orange Photo newborn sessions include family posing, prop shots and details. We offer these sessions in our studio, in home or on location if weather is nice.

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