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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, outfit changes, Approx. 40- 60 images in your online proofing gallery, professional retouching & editing, optional sunset sky replacement, and your selections in both full-sized digital format (suitable for submission and publishing), and sharing size (for friends and family.) 


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


See F.A.Q.s below for details. 

Session Fee -

15 Images


Session Fee -

30 Images


Session Fee -

45 Images


senior beach photo at sunset on the sand dunes

Lot of extras are available.  More details are below.

senior beach portrait of a woman sitting in the sand dunes
a woman posing for a senior beach photo

Now  Booking 2024 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.

a family walking on the beach at sunset
beach sandals

Session Details


Session Fee $295 - $495.  This includes your photography session, outfit changes, approx. 40 - 60 images in a proofing gallery, complete editing & retouching, optional sunset sky replacement, and your selections images in both full-sized digitals for yearbook submission, and a smaller sharing-size for family and friends.

Prints & Wall Art, Etc.  Lot of session extras are available such as prints, wall art, and extra digital files for groups that would like to add more. Prints of selected favorites start at $7.  Print sizes from 4"x6" through 24"x36".


Professional makeup.  Read FAQs below for details.

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

a senior beach portrait of a young woman


a senior beach photo of a young woman on the sand dunes
  • Where do you shoot these portraits?
    Most of my sessions are shot in South Seaside Park, Lavallette, or occasionally Island Beach State Park if the group doesn't mind trekking, however, if you have a favorite location that may be used as well.
  • Do you work summer holidays and weekends?
    No. 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.
  • What time will the session be?
    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 it's way too hot. 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 the 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. Sadly, every year I have more inquiries than time... I suggest reserving your dates as early as you can.
  • How many poses are included in our session? We have a big group.
    There are no restrictions on poses. I do not charge by the size of the group or number of poses.
  • Can I buy any digital copies of these photos?
    Yes. Your session includes web sized digitals...which it seems is what most people want to share with family and friends. You are able to purchase as many web-sized watermarked digital files from your session as you wish. Prints and other wall art are also available for purchase after your session. I do not sell full sized digital negatives for you to purchase photography products elsewhere.
  • 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.
  • Do you charge extra for larger groups?
    No. My fee is not based on the number of people in the group. Bring along the whole gang!
  • Do I have to make a deposit?
    Yes. When booking greater than one week in advance a $40 nonrefundable retainer is paid upon booking. The balance is due on the date of your session. This retainer goes toward paying your session fee. There are only a limited number of sessions available each week, and the retainer secures your spot. No-shows and last minute cancellations keep another family from enjoying family portraits.
  • Can you do my daughter's senior photos on the beach?
    Yes. I do a limited number of senior portrait sessions each summer. Visit the page for details on senior beach portraits. Please contact me to discuss.
  • 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.
  • Do you photograph brides on the beach?
    Yes. You can see more information on my page for Bridal Sessions. Please contact me for availability.
  • Do you photograph engagement sessions on the beach?
    Yes. For a couple who would like photographs in a natural beach environment this can be arranged. Please contact me for details.
  • Are beach photos edited?
    Yes. Simple editing is performed on beach photos.
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