Which Portrait Session Option is Right For Me?

Whenever I have a family contact me about a portrait session, after receiving the packages and pricing, I often will have the discussion with clients about the differences between the types of sessions I offer.

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This discussion often comes on the tail of questions like “How many photos will I get with my shoot?”, or “Should I book a morning or afternoon shoot?”, or “What do photos in X Location look like?”.

Instead of trying to describe the sessions, I think it will be easier if I just show you!


Banyan Session

This is my most popular session because it offers the most time, variety of images, and if desired, can take place at sunset. It offers about an hour of photography at one of the local beaches, so we have plenty of time to get lots of variety, and those stunning sunset portraits that so many are looking for.

As you can see above, despite there being a large group, we had plenty of time to get various combinations of individuals, from couples to small family units to the full large group, and within that, several choices of backgrounds, poses, and setups.


Mangrove Session

This is my mid-morning to mid-afternoon session option, which is great for small groups, couples with babies who may not have a very long attention span, families who are in Key West for the day off their Cruise Ship and want beach photos but your boat will have departed before sunset, or those who want a smaller shoot but definitely want the beauty of the beach or the convenience of their resort location.

Example 1 - Fort Zachary Taylor Beach

Example 2 - Local Key West Resort


Sea Grape Session

This super small and quick session is great for folks who just want some quick photos around downtown Key West, but maybe are in off the cruise ship and don’t have much time, or aren’t necessarily looking for a sunset beach session, and just want to commemorate a special event, engagement, anniversary, or other milestone in less than 20 minutes. This session is photographed in the lush and scenic Truman Annex area next to my studio, and you’ll find a lot of foliage, wrought iron, red brick, and interesting trees in the images.


No matter what you’re celebrating or how much time you have, we have a session option for you to fit your timeline in Key West and the style and look you’re seeking in your destination portraits.

Learn more about my Portrait Services or Contact Me to get packages and availability.