Hi. I am so glad you are here. My name is Elie Breaux and I am a family photographer working on the Emerald Coast of Florida. My goal is always to capture your family with care and authenticity in a light-hearted, free-form session that just so happens to take place in one of the most beautiful places in the world. I would love to hear from you.
Photo Credit: 4-Year-Old Peanut Breaux
My favorite type of shoot. These longer sessions vary in length from 3 to 12 hours, and focus on your family as it truly is. If you value authenticity above fairy tale, true connection above manufactured moments, and would like a lasting physical record of your family that your children and grandchildren will always be able to look back on....this is for you. I am drawn to this style and process simply because these are the types of images of my own family that are most meaningful to me. And I truly believe that you will feel the same way. All Documentary Family sessions include an heirloom album.
The Emerald Coast practically begs for this type of session. Are you visiting and wishing to commemorate your trip? A local wanting your yearly family pics taken at your favorite spot? This may be for you. My approach to this session differs slightly from the norm. We will make sure to grab the posed group shots at a couple of stopping points throughout the evening, but the remainder of the time we will spend enjoying the beach. This means that I ask very little of the children except that they HAVE FUN. My goal is to bring some of the same real connection and aesthetic from my documentary sessions to the beach. Expect to go home sandy, a little bit wet, with kids that are ready for bed time. It's a blast!
What if I told you that the best way to commemorate your family vacation might not be a one hour beach session? Documentary Vacation brings together the best aspects of the documentary family and beach sessions into a shoot custom-tailored to your family and your trip. Let's spend enough time together to truly capture the feel and experience of your trip and ultimately FINISH at the beach for a wonderful sunset session. All Documentary Vacation bookings include an heirloom album so that you can look back on your experience for years to come.
I strongly believe that there is no one way that a family is supposed to look. The only requirement is love, and love is part of the universal human condition. Regardless of orientation, ability, color or creed, I want to be the mirror you hold up to yourselves to see how truly unique and incredible you are. I want to tell your story. I want to be your photographer, and I want to do so with the grace and sensitivity your family deserves.
I often find that the easiest way for us to arrive at the session that works best for your family is with a quick phone call. If you feel the same way, use the calendar below to book a phone meeting.