Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Why It's Worth Hiring A Destin Photographer For Your Next Family Portrait


Over the past several years, TripShock has sold thousands of beach photo packages along the coast. Although the price can be more than most families can afford, the real cost is losing the opportunity of taking home a vacation memory that lasts a lifetime. I go to the beach often and always see families trying to get the perfect group shot without professional help. I'm not an expect by any means as my photography knowledge is limited, but its unfortunate that these families will not achieve their desired results using timers, make-shift tripods, and my most favorite - asking the guy walking by to snap a few photos.

Hiring a photographer may seem like an expensive service, but it's really not. Most photographers have a variety of options that fit almost any budget. On TripShock, Destin photographers offer packages starting from under $99, which is no more than a nice meal for 4 at a local restaurant. If this next vacation or getaway is a rare occasion, it's even more of a reason to make sure the moment is captured just right.

Here is what the photographers have to say.

1- Hire a photographer to find the best landscapes for your photos
Locations like Destin and Panama City Beach have beautiful beaches, but local photographers can find the best locations that offer incredible backdrops.

2- Hire a photographer for their expertise and capture techniques
A photographer will make sure everyone in the group is posed to perfection. It's also good to consider the candid moments during a photo session, which a great photographer will capture.  

3- Hire a photographer because they can edit photos
A photographer spends more than half of their time editing photos. Don't let a strand of hair or a bird flying by ruin another photo.

4- Hire a photographer because you're on vacation!
This is my favorite point of all. You are on vacation so let someone else do the work! Some people will get very upset if their photos don't turn out right since they only have limited time to get it right. There is no need to have this added stress.







Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Military Museums On the Gulf Coast

Next time you're visiting the Gulf Coast, stop by one of the many popular military museums. There is so much history to be told about how the Gulf Coast helped shape the wars of our past. From New Orleans to Fort Walton Beach, there is story to be told in each city. Here are a few stops that you can't miss on your next trip.

Pensacola Naval Air Station - Pensacola, FL


Fort Pickens - Pensacola Beach, FL


Air Force Armament Museum - Fort Walton Beach, FL


World War II Museum - New Orleans, LA


USS Alabama - Mobile, AL



Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Destin Real Estate Tours Turn Tourists into Locals

Bluewater Bay in Niceville

Have you ever wondered what it's like living on the Gulf Coast? Is owning a beach condo a dream of yours? TripShock has partnered with a local Realtor to offer a glimpse of what home ownership can be like. Take a trip down 30A where life is a little slower or go West to the Destin Harbor where lively entertainment happens nightly.

The most interesting part of the tour is seeing the latest trends in Florida home architecture. Most people would think of Florida architecture as stucco and tile, but it has come a long way from that. Depending on what tour area the customer prefers, the agent will take guests into several homes and condos. Towards the end of the tour, lunch is even included at some of the areas best local restaurants.

We recommend booking the real estate tour in advance on TripShock. Rates start at $79.95 and includes transportation and lunch.