27 Fun & Creative Ideas for Beach Pictures

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Fun & Creative Ideas for Beach Pictures are such a fun way to enjoy the summer.  It’s nearly summertime, and for many people, that means at least ONE trip to the beach, right? 

Fun ideas for beach photographyFun & Creative Ideas for Beach Pictures document the fun things you do while you vacation. It’s fun to do something different than just the standard “smile at the camera” shot. I photographed a few of the below images, while others I found around the web and was inspired by. This post was originally shared April 24, 2014, updated May 2017}

If you love these images, click on the thumbnails to visit the site of the person who shared, and see their other inspiration!

Family under the pier pictures
Portraits on the Beach Under the Pier {I loved photographing this sweet family, the under the pier was just my fave!}
Family pictures in a sand castle
Pictures Inside of a Sand Castle How fun is a family picture like this??
Family pictures with beach balls
Beach Ball Extended Family Pictures This is my family: siblings and parents. This is my favorite with the beach balls.
Pictures at sunset at the beach
Hold onto the Sun My husband actually came up with this idea when he was assisting me on a photo shoot!
family pictures on the beach
Family Silhouette on the Beach (This is our family, my friend photographed, and I love it!)
Sunset Beach Picture Ideas
Funny headless pictures
Creative Beach Photography Ideas
Creative Beach Photography Ideas
Creative Beach Photography Ideas
Creative Beach Photography Ideas
Family Pictures on the Beach
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  1. Nicole says:


    • Kristen Duke says:

      Thanks! I’m excited to try out a few of these, myself!

  2. amy j. says:

    i love this post! so many fun ideas here! 🙂

  3. Hello Mrs. Duke. You came to Walsh recently for career day and inspired us to create a blog. We just wanted to know if you had any suggestions as to what program to use and what to post. Thank you!

  4. Such great ideas! Love the creativity!

  5. Katie says:

    What do you use to Photoshop your pictures?

  6. It’s an amazing paragraph for all the web visitors; they will obtain benefit from it I am sure.

  7. Wow! What fun ways to capture memories! You look at vacation photos for so many years afterward that spending a few minutes to make them extra special is so worth it.

    Thanks for sharing. Love these ideas!
    Natalie, The Educational Tourist

  8. KARL MC CRALEY SR. says:

    Love your art. My favorites, The bucket, sand shadow Wierd faces (awesome), Water Fun perfect timing and composition, Designs in the Sand so perfect
    such imagination! Baby on the beach, wow, Headless kid super, Hand Stand.
    perfect setting sun creativity what fun.
    Thank you so much for sharing.

  9. Crystal says:

    where can I find those bracelets that are on that person’s wrist? I can see that there is a name on the gold tag but can’t make it out.

  10. Such creative ideas! I love them all!

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  12. Beautiful images…..Wow…The baby on the beach i& Headless baby are too cute. Amazing Photography.

  13. Amazing ideas. I am really very curious to try these ideas. Thanks for the sharing.

  14. Nice shots! Why can you take such beautiful photos? They looks so happy!

  15. headless kid really make me scared

  16. Omg they are looking so cute

  17. wow… woww.. you have to do more and more research and collect these kind of awesome pics <3 <3


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