My Jersey Shore specialty senior portraits photography brand comes with a strong pedigree as one of NJ's most accomplished womens portrait photographers.  See why Mike Cassidy is the choice of so many high school seniors for their portraits.

Session Fee


For discerning clients who want more than a typical beach senior portrait session.  Your portraits will stand out from the rest and showcase the beautiful you.   Your session includes your portrait session of up two hours, professional makeup, outfit changes, professional retouching & editing, and your favorite 3 photographs in full-sized digital format.  


Summer is short, and my calendar fills quickly...  Please book early. 


See F.A.Q.s below for details. 

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Beach Senior Portraits
Jersey Shore senior beach portraits

Now  Booking 2021 Seniors


Whether you are visiting for a week, or are a year round resident, the shore area presents a unique opportunity for family beach portraits which cannot be found elsewhere.   Beaches are a wonderful setting for family summer vacation, high school senior photos, bridal or couples images.  My special style of portraiture is sure to create images you will treasure for a lifetime.  My favorite places to shoot are Island Beach State Park, Lavallette and Ortley, but other area beaches can be used, as well.  


Every family has unique needs, however, and if you believe you may require more than my simple beach session (below) please contact me to discuss!  I love hearing from you.

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Session Details


Session Fee $399.  This includes your photography session, professional makeup, complete editing & retouching, and 3 full-sized digitals for yearbook submission.  


Full Sized digitals: $40/each.  Love your photos and want a few more?  Pick all the extras you'd like for $40 each.  For submission, and making your own prints, as often as you like.

Beautiful prints and other specialty items are available for purchase for family and friends.


Sound good?   Please send me a note via the Contact page or SMS. 

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Senior Portrait F.A.Q.

Where do you shoot these portraits?

I prefer to use Island Beach State Park, Lavallette, or South Seaside Park, however, if you have a favorite location that may be used as well.

What time will we take these portraits?

Typically, only evening after 6PM., except if we have a cloudy day, then perhaps we can start earlier. The daytime light is too harsh- and we don't want squinting, sweaty photos. We will start approximately 90 minutes before sunset.

Can I book my session date now? I'll know we'll be in the area vacationing this summer...

Sure. Although we can't pick a specific date, I can, however, get you on my calendar for dates you will be in the area. When the time arrives we will pick the best available day for your session. Please contact me with your vacation dates so I can get you on my calendar. Only a limited number of spots are available per week during summer.

Can I buy any digital copies of these photos?

Yes. Your session includes three full sized, print ready digitals for submission...exactly what most are simply looking for. Extra full sized high res digitals can be purchased from which you can print your own photos as often as you would like.

Do you work summer holidays and weekends?

I do not schedule beach sessions on summer holidays/holiday weekends. There is a bit too much chaos. (Beach photos aren't cute with bunches of people in the background.) Saturdays, likewise, are best avoided, if possible.

We will only be in the area a short time, how can we review our photos and order prints?

Files are uploaded to an online proofing gallery where they can be viewed from anywhere you have internet access. Prints can be purchased and shipped to your location from your gallery, as well.

Can I book for both daughters? Can my daughter bring a friend, too?

Sure. Contact me with details. What's more fun than to do your portraits with a friend!

Do I have to make a deposit?

Yes. When booking greater than one week in advance a $75 nonrefundable retainer is paid upon booking. The balance is due on the date of your session. This retainer goes toward paying your session fee, and booking of a makeup artist. There are only a limited number of sessions available each week, and the retainer secures your spot. No-shows and last minute cancellations keep others from being able to schedule portraits.

When should I contact you?

Summer is short...the earlier the better. I can start booking dates as early spring for the summer season. Again, due to the uncertainty of weather I only take a few families each week.

What's the difference between family beach sessions and senior photos? Why are beach photos less?

Beach photos do not include makeup services, retouching, or photo styling. There is an increased amount of time and work in producing senior photos, as well as longer sessions, therefore production costs are higher.

Where do I change my clothes?

I have a portable changing tent which we bring along to the beach. You may also turn your car into a dressing room!

What should I wear?

Your clothing should reflect you! As in my womens portrait sessions, I would avoid clothing with busy patterns, or prominent logos/slogans. There are tons of senior photos ideas online these days on sites such as Pinterest,