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Sun shots photography is a full-service professional photography firm based in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

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Dustin Cross

26 July 2019

We had a great experience with Sun Shots! Maggie and Ryan are very professional and fun. They were quick in responding to my emails and even quicker in delivering our beautiful pictures. We highly reccomend them!

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Whitney Wright Laza

1 July 2019

Maggie and Ryan were phenomenal to work with!! There was great communication from start to finish. We did a sunrise beach session, and they were amazing with our 3 boys (11, 8, and 2)! Our pictures turned out absolutely beautiful, and we were able to view our gallery within 24 hrs! Thank you both for a wonderful experience! More...

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Nathan N Sheila Coston

1 July 2019

I booked Sun Shots for our beach family photos. They were easy to talk with over the phone and their reviews were amazing and now I know why! They are amazing! They are excellent with children as well as adults. Our pictures were ready withing 24 hours. That is super fast! I would definitely use Sun Shots again! More...

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Amanda DeAnne Hayse

1 July 2019

we booked sun shots from many states away for our vacation, Maggie was super personable and make it beyond easy to communicate and plan for our family pictures. they are definitely amazing at what they do, between a crazy 17 month baby and angry teenagers they did amazing. definitely HIGHLY recommended from this family for your picture needs More...

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Erica Loera

25 June 2019

Highly recommend Sun Shots-Ryan does a phenomenal job, especially with kids. My six year son loved Ryan, he was able to be a co-pilot. Boat excursion is a must. Thanks -Ryan More...

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Nathan Cossey

18 June 2019

I’m a dude, and dudes don’t do photoshoots. So when my sweet wifey told me I had to be up and around at 5am for a sunrise photo shoot on the beach during our vacation, let’s just say I wasn’t thrilled. Fortunately for me, my wife booked through Sun Shots. Ryan and Maggie were amazing, and our pictures blew my mind. I’d give them a 10 out of 5 if Facebook would let me. More...

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Ariel Flowers

16 June 2019

They work great with families!! We had 3 kiddos and they were very patience with our kids and the photos turned out amazing! Thank you!!

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Kristen Palgut Lasley

14 June 2019

Ryan and Maggie were so professional and amazing to work with! Our pictures turned out amazing!

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Amie Rutledge Harper

14 June 2019

Sun Shots did my whole family’s photos a couple of years ago, and turned out GORGEOUS!!! They are both so professional and friendly!!! We loved every photo they took and made it so hard to decide which ones to pick! We had several little ones with us and worked great with them!! Would recommend to everyone!!! More...

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Brad Hollister

14 June 2019

We were in Florida when my wife wanted a photo session. I usually do not like this kind of thing - being photographed but Ryan and Maggie made the whole thing a blast - and we love the photos that they took. Very creative and technically awesome. Lighting, angles, ideas. All perfect. More...

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Shane N Cindy Sullivan

14 June 2019

Best Experience with beach photography. Ryan & Maggie made it so fun for my family. They were professional & were determined to get the best shots they could. The evening was windy and they made sure to incorporate that in to get the best shots possible. Ryan made my boys laugh with his jokes and Maggie was efficient with the way she jellied with our poses. Will use them again in the future. Thanks to Maggie & Ryan for our wonder family photos. More...

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Jane H.

14 June 2019

Maggie & Ryan were AMAZING! I found them via google search along with a few other local photographers. Upon reviewing their work, we narrowed it down to them and one other. What sealed the deal for me was their great pricing AND the fact that they actually interact with people via social media. That's huge for me. A week or so before our arrival I was freaking about pairing outfits for my husband and me. They quickly responded on a weekend and I was so grateful. We had our photos done Friday evening. They suggested cute poses for us and even took a few solo. Maggie was nearby and fixing my crazy hair (it really has a mind of its own) and my accessories so everything looked together. My link came over quick with access to see them all and OMG I'm in love. I haven't been able to message them yet (sorry guys) to tell them how happy we are, but I sure will be ordering their digital release as soon as we are back on the ground. I recommend them to anyone. We had a fantastic experience and I seriously am in awe by their work. Thanks Ryan and Maggie! PS - Book one of their boat outings too. We didn't because we ran out of time, but it's on the list for next time! More...

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Taylor McGee

2 June 2019

Ryan and Maggie were great with our two year. The pictures turned out amazing! Would highly recommended them.

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Lita Ehemann

30 May 2019

We used Sun shots photography and are very satisfied with our experience! From the very first step to the very last! Sweet couple that are personal and great at what they do! Highly recommend using them if your in the gulf shores area looking for family portraits! Will use them again for sure! More...

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Diana Wiles

24 May 2019

This sweet couple were amazing to work with. They worked very hard to get a smile out of our not so cooperative 2 yr old Grandson. The results were fabulous. Will use them again when back in the area! More...

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Sarah Migues

15 May 2019

They were great to work with and we got wonderful pictures! We had 6 adults and 5 children under 5 and they were patient and wonderful! Highly recommend.

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Amy Kmiecik

8 May 2019

Highly recommend Sun Shots! Ryan and Maggie are fun, professional and take beautiful photos! Also very responsive and have great communication.

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Michelle Goodwin

8 May 2019

We had the best experience with Ryan and Maggie. They were so willing to work with us in all aspects of our photo shoot from mother nature to finalizing my order. I could not have asked for a better experience! It was an amazing afternoon. I hope to have the opportunity to visit the beach again and get more photos in the future. I will definitely cherish our experience! More...

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Kyle McGee

8 May 2019

Did a wonderful job. Great quality pictures. Great with a 2 year old who did not want her picture taken. Got the puppets out to get some smiles.

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Diana Wiles

4 May 2019

This sweet couple is a joy to work with. They were so patient with our not so cooperative Grandson. Their patience and hard work paid off with some great family shots! I highly recommend them!

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Susan Caver

3 May 2019

Awesome photographers that work as a team to make art!

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Jane Ogden Engbrock

1 May 2019

We loved our photo shoot with Sun Shots! They were very patient with our toddler and got wonderful shots of the whole family!

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Janell Hollister

30 April 2019

Maggie & Ryan were AMAZING! I found them via google search along with a few other local photographers. Upon reviewing their work, we narrowed it down to them and one other. What sealed the deal for me was their great pricing AND the fact that they actually interact with people via social media. That’s huge for me. A week or so before our arrival I was freaking about pairing outfits for my husband and me. They quickly responded on a weekend and I was so grateful. We had our photos done Friday evening. They suggested cute poses for us and even took a few solo. Maggie was nearby and fixing my crazy hair (it really has a mind of its own) and my accessories so everything looked together. My link came over quick with access to see them all and OMG I’m in love. I haven’t been able to message them yet (sorry guys) to tell them how happy we are, but I sure will be ordering their digital release as soon as we are back on the ground. I recommend them to anyone. We had a fantastic experience and I seriously am in awe by their work. Thanks Ryan and Maggie! PS - Book one of their boat outings too. We didn’t because we ran out of time, but it’s on the list for next time! More...

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Claire Chesser

29 April 2019

Ryan and Maggie did a great job we had a large group and they were very patient and professional. We love our pictures!

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Kelsey Hart

29 April 2019

They were amazing and so patient with our little ones (Two 6 year olds and an almost 3 year old). We will DEFINITELY be booking with them when we return to Gulf Shores whenever we want vacation pictures done!

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Maribeth Howard

29 April 2019

Ryan and Maggie are the best! They have photographed us and family members over the years and they never disappoint. My husband and I were needing some updated professional photos. Ryan and Maggie gave good advice as to the best day and time for the pictures. We were at the beach, where there is always wind to contend with. As Ryan did the photo shoot, Maggie stayed close by to position us and to keep our hair and smiles in check. Having our pictures made was actually a fun experience. A few months earlier they photographed our baby grandson. The pictures are gorgeous and such a treasure. I wish I could give them ten stars! More...

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Zach J.

23 April 2019

I contacted a number of photographers in the Gulf Shores area to help me with a surprise proposal, but Ryan at Sun Shots was the only one of them to give me his personal number to call and discuss options. I called immediately and he was incredibly personal and helpful. He offered insight and advice on the setting and timing to make for great photos (something that I was clueless on). He made our special day one that we will never forget by taking us out on his boat to a little secluded island in the bay under the ruse of a dolphin cruise. He staged it so that I popped the question with perfect timing, lighting, and backdrop. We would 10/10 recommend to anyone for any situation! More...

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Sarah Belmar

30 March 2019

Beautiful Work! Ryan and Maggie were amazing to work with. It was clear from the beginning they knew what they were doing. Ryan was making sure he was getting all the right shots and Maggie was hustling making sure we all looked perfect. They were so nice and were cracking us all up, which was especially helpful for my kids. These are the kinds of people I would be friends with. We had an absolute blast and as an added bonus, got some beautiful pics to remember our trip. I would highly recommend them! More...

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Harvey Zimmerman

30 March 2019

Ryan and Maggie Caver were very professional and very patient while photographing our group of 6 adults and 5 children. On the day they came for the shoot it was very windy so one can only assume the weather posed a big challenge setting up the poses on the beach. But all the pictures are keepers. Seriously - everyone in our large group thought each photo was awesome! We also all agree they deserve the FIVE STAR rating........we highly recommend Ryan and Maggie for your beach pictures. Thank you both for pictures we will treasure forever. More...

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Kelsey Zehner

27 March 2019

They were so great with our family!!! When we return for vacations they are our 1st call for our next beach photo sessions!!

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Sarah Belmar

24 March 2019

Ryan and Maggie were so great to work with! They made the experience so fun for my 2 kids who hate having their pictures taken. They were careful to help me choose the best day during our vacation with the best weather. They don’t want to take your money just to take it. They truly care about giving you a good experience and beautiful photos. I would recommend them to anyone looking for professional photos! More...

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Brenda Johnson Sims

27 November 2018

Ryan & Maggie are fun to work with and kept our family of 12 (including several small children) entertained while capturing memorable photographs. We heartily recommend them!

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Alicia Keeton Eldridge

16 October 2018

Ryan and Maggie are amazing with small children. We had family photos last night and they took a lot of time to get good shots of my twins and our family. I highly recommend scheduling family photos with them during your next trip to Gulf Shores. More...

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Tasha Rae

10 October 2018

We had a wonderful experience having our pictures taken. Very energetic couple and has fun interacting with their audience. I would definitely use again and recommend to anyone. Our pictures are awesome!!! Thanks guys! More...

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Leanna Davis

10 October 2018

Maggie and Ryan do amazing work! We had our pictures made last week with our 1 year old- who acted terrible and I was convinced they weren’t going to be good pictures...wrong! They captured such beautiful pictures of her and our family, I highly recommend! I will def use Sun Shots in the future. More...

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Cassie Henderson Hall

30 September 2018

Maggie and Ryan were absolutely amazing with my 20 month old! Our family pictures turned out even better than I imagined! I would highly recommend them!

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Rachel White Pippen

18 September 2018

My family and I recently took a private excursion. It was so relaxing and enjoyable. I have 3 boys and they loved it as well. Ryan was super with my boys. He took the time to let each one of them drive the boat. He was also very informative of the surrounding areas we were boating by. Next vacation we will definitely be looking them up again. More...

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Brooke Couch Ward

7 September 2018

Absolutely amazing photographer and family to work with. Enjoyed our time with both of them. Will do it again for sure!

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Jordyn Hammontree

2 September 2018

Ryan helped my fiancé plan a surprise proposal and he did an amazing job. He took us on a boat ride to see dolphins and took us to Robinson Island where my fiancé proposed and Ryan took some perfect pictures so that we could remember that moment forever. He is a super nice guy and we really enjoyed talking with him and getting to know him. More...

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Lesa Stivers

7 August 2018

I can’t thank Maggie and Ryan enough for the wonderful family pictures they did for us. They are fantastic with children and capture beautiful pictures of our entire family of 14! We will treasure these always.

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Jeannie F.

3 August 2018

Ryan was an awesome captain for our family on the private charter! He is extremely knowledgeable about the history of the area. We were able to see dolphins and even get out of the boat on the neatest underwater island and walk around too see the fish and hermit crabs. The boat was built by Ryan and was super cool with a smooth ride. My teenagers even got to drive the boat! We opted for the additional photo package and the photos turned out amazing!!! Get the photo package....you won't be disappointed!! The entire trip was worth every penny!! More...

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Sarah Grizzard

30 July 2018

Maggie and Ryan are absolutely amazing!! They work so hard to get wonderful smiles and to make everyone feel like their friends. We had our second session last night and included 8 other family members. They handled all of us like the pros that they are. I highly recommend them to anyone taking pictures in the area. We hope to make this annual thing! �� More...

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Kim Meaux Hollier

30 July 2018

Maggie and Ryan were a delightful couple to work with, and made our whole family feel comfortable while taking our sunset photos, which turned out beautifully. They were very professional from the initial signup to the quick delivery of our photos. We are so grateful we discovered them and would highly recommend booking with them! The photos came out exactly as we hoped and we will treasure our family beach photos for a lifetime. More...

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Emily Kathryn Brannon

26 July 2018

We had such a wonderful experience and the pictures are amazing!! I could not be happier and will definitely use Sun Shots again in the future!

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Donna Mitchell Thomason Grannie

26 July 2018

Ryan and Maggie are absolutely amazing, we met at 5:45 AM with a 4 year old and they had him posing and smiling in no time. The knowledge these two have shows on ever photograph they take. More...

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KC David DiStefano

26 July 2018

I LOVE all the photos! They are fabulous with my children and get the most beautiful shots! We have had 2 sessions with Ryan and Maggie and will definitely schedule with them for next summer!�

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Haley Branum

26 July 2018

Ryan & Maggie are the best photographers in the Orange Beach area! My fiancé popped the question during a session with them! We got an AMAZING video made out of all of our pictures from our special day and it was perfect all because of them. Our pictures were also so so pretty! My fiancé could not have chosen a better business to help with the biggest surprise ever! We LOVE Sun Shots & definitely recommend to all in the Orange Beach area or near for their photography needs. We enjoyed our day on a boat ride with Ryan and Maggie & ended it ENGAGED at sunset. They go above and beyond for anything you need or want!! More...

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Crystal Peden

26 July 2018

Maggie and Ryan were absolutely fabulous!! We had 6 kids, and 3 adults. They took the time to capture totally stunning pictures. Now just to wait to get them on my wall!!
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Lannie Moore

26 July 2018

When you go searching and looking at reviews for family portraits you can’t go wrong with Sun Shots. Maggie and Ryan are amazing. They made the whole family comfortable and the way they handled my grandkids was great. Not to mention how good all the photo shots were and it also was Ryan’s birthday.
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Johnny Armstrong

26 July 2018

Ryan and Maggie are incredible! The whole boating and photography experience is truly one of a kind! The only people on the island that offer this service! The best way to capture precious moments and spend time as a family! Thank you Sun Shots and Ryan and Maggie! More...

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April King Adams

26 July 2018

I will use Sun Shots again. Pur family pic experience was amazing. The session went so quickly and smoothly! The results were amazing pics. Definitely recommend anyone to use Sun Shots if in orange beach area! More...

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Jessica Lewis

26 July 2018

Amazing photographer! They were wonderful with our two toddlers and got awesome photos of everyone. Very pleased with our session and the outstanding results. Will definitely use them again.

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Heather Saenger

26 July 2018

So glad that Maggie and Ryan were up to the challenge of getting my twin 12-year-old twin sons and 15-year-old son to participate! We finally have a family photo from this decade where everyone looks happy. I love the colors that come through in their photos--sky, water and skin colors look great. More...

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Jennifer Noah Bright

26 July 2018

Our session was all we imagined it to be and more. These two are very personable and worked diligently with us all to make sure the pictures were flawless!! We will definitely use them for future sessions. More...

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Tina Conn-Giancola

26 July 2018

We had a blast taking our pictures on the beach and would recommend Sun-shots photography to anyone! Ryan and Maggie are awesome peeps!!! My husband is usually saying.. Are we done yet? How many more do we have to take lol but not this time.. we both had a great time with Ryan and Maggie and we will definitely contact them again when we visit Gulf Shores again! Thanks again, Ryan and Maggie for making our photo shoot a fun and relaxing time!! More...

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Lisa Stewart

26 July 2018

I found Sun Shots on the Web and choose them because of their great photos, but we got a whole lot more, this team is great they were fun and made it easy to relax and enjoy our shoot , they made our special day even more special, looking forward to seeing them again next year for our family photos , oh we got engaged durning this shoot , they helped us make lasting memories!!!

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Logan Houser

26 July 2018

We travel to Gulf Shores every year for our family vacation. We decided to finally get family pictures this year, and absolutely enjoyed working with this lovely couple! Our pictures turned out beautiful, and Maggie and Ryan made it such a fun experience for everyone. Thanks for capturing beautiful memories! Our family will definitely refer Sun Shots to anyone and everyone that travels to the area. Can't wait to come back and get more pictures taken! More...

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Tiffany Greenfield

26 July 2018

If you are thinking about vacay portraits...DO IT! We loved ours from our spring break trip last year.

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Ashley Bunn DeLoach

26 July 2018

What a great experience! They did so great with our daughter! Wonderful photographers!!!

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Misty Williams

26 July 2018

We really enjoyed chasing the sunrise with you guys. Don't waste precious beach time searching for a photographer, Ryan and Maggie are the best in the Gulf Shores area. They are very responsive to all questions and needs and make the photo shoot entertaining for children and not so stuffy for dads. I can't thank you enough for all the beautiful photos and memories. More...

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Jocelyn Edwards Godsey

26 July 2018

Top notch service and photography. Boat excursion Is the way to go. My pics were fabulous!

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Bridgit Copeland Gosa

26 July 2018

Ryan and Maggie, thank you for the beautiful pictures! You two are a pleasure to work with. I could not be happier with Jessica’s senior pics!

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Melissa Young

26 July 2018

All the way from Louisiana �
We had an awesome experience. Very professional and friendly. I cannot wait to see our pictures.

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Kimmie Gurganus

25 July 2018

We had wonderful time taking family pictures with this lovely couple! They made it fun for our kids ages 1,2,&3. Highly recommend taking pictures with them!

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Ryan

24 July 2018

Very professional photography team that makes art!

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Tanya Murphy

9 July 2018

Ryan and Maggie, of Sun Shots Photography, were so great to work with. They communicated quickly and completely. In addition, our original day was rained out, so they traveled to where we were on their day off, July 4, to take our photos. They were very personable and very responsive whenever I had a question. In addition, Ryan got the photos up on the site so quickly! I would highly recommend them!! More...

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Melanie Owen

23 June 2018

I really need 10 stars for recommending Ryan and Maggie and Sun-Shots Photography. They photographed 5 of my grandchildren during Spring Break ‘17, and the shots were fantastic! They captured each child’s personality perfectly, and kept everyone engaged and happy. This summer, we booked a family session for 15! Unfortunately, due to a travel cancellation, 9 of our party were detained for 2 days. We contacted Ryan and Maggie, and considered an option of photos of the 6 people present. Knowing that I had hoped to have photos of all my children and grandchildren while we were together, and despite the fact that Ryan and Maggie were not available on the night we needed to book a new appointment, Maggie gave me the contact information for another photographer who could schedule our shoot. I have never had such a positive experience with a business who was so focused on fulfilling our personal wishes at the expense of their own revenue. Maggie even refused to charge us a cancellation fee since the travel delay was out of our control. Feel confident in booking any of your photography needs with this amazing couple! You will be extremely pleased! More...

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Noah Smelcer

14 June 2018

Ryan and Maggie’s professionalism and proficiency at photography is on point and flawless. Every aspect of their sessions is done with high standards, from the time you call them to when you receive your photos. They are up to date, making everything so very easy! The photography session was quick and painless, we are not a photogenic family, but they made us photogenic with ease. They use top notch equipment only, you can tell! Family friendly and cool! With their years of experience, there is no comparison. 11 out of 10! More...

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Lindsay Clark

6 June 2018

Maggie & Ryan were awesome to work with! They worked so quickly, even with our large group (12 people). We were impressed with how well they were able to get our 2 year old to smile and stay engaged, and we couldn’t be happier with how well they captured our entire family. We will cherish these photos forever ❤️ More...

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CD Land

29 May 2018

After researching photographers in the area on Google, we found Sun Shots. There were several in the area, but we chose this one based on their reviews out of their Gulf Shores location. I couldn't be happier that we found them! We are a family of 6, with 4 children.. all boys. All but one absolutely hates having their picture taken. But that wasn't the case with this photo shoot. They had all of the boys laughing, even us parents. Our photos reflected some of the most natural smiles, out of even our most stubborn boys, that we have ever captured. I would recommend Sun Shots to anyone wanting quality family photos at the beach. More...

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Candice Morgan

10 May 2018

Best photographers ever!!! We have had several sessions with Ryan and Maggie and have never been disappointed. Not only was every photo frame worthy (I may have ordered an oversized canvas or two also) but they have helped create memories that will last forever. I have very active children that will not always cooperate during photography sessions. But Ryan and Maggie both have fun, playful personalities that captivate my kids’ interest and attention and puts beautiful, genuine smiles on their faces that only they have been able to capture on camera. Love them and highly recommend!!! More...

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Oliver C.

13 February 2018

Great professional photography experience. Artwork is beautiful, so glad to have a family beach picture now!

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Ryan C.

22 December 2017

Awesome Gulf Shores professional photographer. They really made our family portraits a fun experience, and we got some awesome art to boot!

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Ashley Poole Montgomery

17 July 2017

These guys were amazing!!! Love our pictures and they did amazing work making our four year old smile!!!

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Mike M.

20 July 2016

This was our second time to have family portraits made by Sun Shots. The photographer Ryan and Maggie, had a great location picked out for our shoot. Our youngest was fussy and uncooperative, but he was great in working around it. In the end he got everyone smiling, including little Mrs. Contrary.  This is the only photographer couple we will use for our beach photos. He has a great eye and finds shots most photographers might miss. That shell eating frog puppet was genius Maggie! More...

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Nate and Justine B.

24 February 2016

We contacted Sun Shots because my grandmother, who is in hospice, was declining and we wanted to have photos done with her.  I described the situation to Maggie and Ryan, and that she wasn't able to go far and the lighting might not be great where we were.  They were fabulous, and flexible, and wonderful with her and with us.  All of the photos were excellent, and the poses that we took with grandma were beautiful and intimate.  Then the rest of the family headed to the beach and we had a more traditional photo shoot there with our 15-month old.  They were great with him, they used puppets to get his attention and were patient when he needed a break.  We could not have had a better experience, and I would recommend them to anyone! More...

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Shelley Lee-Dammann

17 October 2014

If you are in the gulf shores or orange beach area and you want excellent beach photos please use sun shots. They do an amazing job.

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Heather Lee Hill

17 October 2014

We have used Sun Shots the last two years while on vacation... They are the perfect team and make the session fun and entertaining...will see them again next October!

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Anna Stuart

2 October 2014

The best job on my family pictures! Great with kids!

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Sarah Bryant

5 August 2014

Had an amazing time with Sun Shots we highly recommend them if you want amazing shots handled by a great team.

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Nick Cantrell

26 July 2014

You do GREAT work, Maggie!

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Ben Cassat

24 July 2014

I for one am not a huge fan of taking family photos, but these two do it right. Fun energy that keeps everyone involved and happy. Well played you two. Good business and good people. More...

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Amanda Ryder Gildersleeve

5 July 2014

Awesome Job guys!! Ava is still taking about the turtle! Thanks for also putting up with our Grouchy people who hate pictures.

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Jami Duren Hamby

14 April 2014

Had a great time! And loved the pics! Please tag me in some!

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Sarah Ellis Lemons

18 September 2013

What a great duo! We throughly enjoyed our time with you guys. Love-love-love the pictures, made my day.

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Sara D.

30 August 2013

We recently had pictures taken of our family of 11 while at Gulf Shores. The kids ranged from 3-9 years old. Ryan and Maggie were amazing! They were  very good with the kids and captured amazing photos of the big group as well as our immediate families.  I couldn't have been more pleased with Sunshots. From the photo shoot to the finished pictures, Sun Shots is top notch! More...

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Sarah Lindsey Harrison

31 July 2013

Got my pictures today! Made me so happy!

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Nancy Carlton B.

6 July 2013

Fantastic experience and beautiful pics!  We couldn't have asked for a better beach photo session.  Ryan & Maggie were great with our 2yo, as well as the rest of the family.  We are looking forward having them take our family beach pics again this summer! More...

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