Beach Portraits By Design | About Us

Summer Beach Wall Portrait PaintingSummer Beach Wall Portrait Paintingwatercolor or Oil Paintings created from your favorite beach photo. Leslie will create one with your image and add her artistic flair with her digital pen! WELCOME! 


We sell happiness for your walls. 


We are a full-time, local, beach portrait photography studio. We specialize in professional family beach photography along the beaches of South Walton, Okaloosa and Destin, Florida known as the Emerald Coast. You will get two experienced photographers and our undivided attention. 

We are fully licensed and have a beach vendor permit for South Walton beaches. We are proud to have documented the lives of families from around the country in our Destin beach photo sessions. Our clients are family and we look forward to seeing them year after year.  

Our beautiful, white sand beaches make the perfect background for your next beach photography session. We can be found most mornings and evenings at Seascape near the Whale's Tail or we will gladly travel to downtown Destin, Scenic Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Panama City Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Navarre, Pensacola, Gulf Shores and all along the Emerald Coast of Florida. Your beach is perfect for capturing your vacation memories. 


Professional Local PhotographerWonder!Capturing the joy of summer beach vacation photos!


We are able to capture both classic and candid photography images during our portrait sessions. Together, we capture more of the story and surprise our clients with unexpected moments and photos they never knew we made!

Looking for professionally edited and retouched portraits? As a trained artist, I use a digital pen on your beach portraits making them even more perfect! Our beach photos are enhanced with my digital pen and photoshop talents making you and your family look fabulous!

Contact me today for your next beach vacation!  

We offer beach and other on-location photography sessions for your entire family. Whether it is just the children, a reunion, vow renewals, small weddings, elopements, pet portraits, or your high school graduating senior, we can create something that will make your heart sing!  

The studio that comes to you!


See you on the beach!




Owner and PhotographerLeslie Adams Hathorn owner of Beach Portraits By DesignProfessional Full Time Beach Photography


                                                                 Leslie Adams Hathorn, Owner of Beach Portraits By Design, Destin FL