I shoot “environmental portraiture”. What that means is I bring my professional (yet portable) studio to YOU. Professional studio lighting (always) and backdrops (if needed) are brought to the location you choose. (and if you have no idea where to do them I have plenty of suggestions)
Shooting a family portrait, seniors, children, maternity and other types of portraits to me are more meaningful if done in a familiar environment to the subject. Plus, the beach and other great locations in the area are WAY MORE FUN if you don’t want to do them in or around your home. For me, shooting in a formal “studio” setting is so 1980. Modern professional cameras and studio flashes allow me to bend and break some traditional laws of photographic physics and allows me to shoot situations outside NOW that were only possible in a more controlled environment such as a studio (see that 1980 comment above).
I do GREAT beach portraits of ANYTHING. Plus, I also do newborns, maternity, family, seniors, children, corporate heads shots, model portfolios, and many other types of portrait photography.
Having professionally made portraits that you can hang on your walls IS important to those that value them. So, if you’re one of those people, you’ve found the right photographer.