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Delaware Beach Photographer

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About Portraits In The Sand


With more than 25 years of experience and training, Master and Certified Professional Photographer David Koster creates family portraits that you will treasure for a lifetime.

David Koster is schooled in photography, and the only experienced Master and Certified Professional Photographer located at the beach in Southern Delaware. But beyond his credentials, he has the patience, knowledge, confidence and training to capture the best images — the first time — all while working the sometimes challenging outdoor elements to his advantage.

Unparalleled industry excellence

David earned the Certified Professional Photographers designation from the Professional Photographers of America after meeting rigorous requirements measuring his artistic, technical, ethical and business competence. Less than a dozen Certified Professional Photographers reside in Delaware.

The PPA designation is held by fewer than 2,500 photographers worldwide. David is the only Certified Professional Photographer located at the beach in Southern Delaware.

David also participates in continuing education programs. This means that he is constantly learning new tools and techniques, renewing his creativity and looking for ways to better serve his clients.

The portraits say it all

The sweet faces of the children, the happiness expressed in the adults’ smiles, the physical connections displayed among the family members – all with clarity, beautiful, natural color, and energized with life.

But there’s more. Portraits In The Sand also offers you:

  1. An understanding of family dynamics to effortlessly capture the love and connection in each family. As a family-focused and family-run operation, we value family and the investment each one is making with us. We honor your trust, and take the time to understand your unique family to ensure that we capture loving connections among family members during the portrait session.
  2. Advanced training in working with special needs children to provide heart-warming results. David Koster is the first and only Delaware photographer accredited by the Special Kids Photography of America.
  3. Superb management of the sunlight, the wind and other outdoor elements to ensure everyone looks picture perfect. We know the best areas for photography, and the best times of day for each area, orchestrating them under varying weather conditions. Our use of advanced satellite and radar monitoring of the weather, guides us to create windows of opportunity to the best portrait session and pictures.
  4. Digital artistry to touch up your portraits so that everyone looks their best. We can use technology to help you look thinner, erase aging or blemishes, and correct any imperfections. Much more than just an "Edit". We’ll keep the changes subtle and natural. That's in addition to your flattering and comfortable poses to start you off right.
  5. Flexibility in locations for those who want something other than beach portraits. There are many options and locations for your portrait including the beach, golf course, home, backyard, porch, boat, studio or someplace special to you and your family.
  6. Guidance and choice for preparing your wall portraits. You will be able to preview, select and order your portraits the following morning in our state of the art studio with David’s help. Email pictures of your walls ahead of time so that you can see how they will fit in your space too. Plus, we offer a wide selection of popular contemporary, and traditional, products, displays, and framing.
  7. The Koster Family Guarantee promises safeguard your investment. We want you to be absolutely satisfied with the portraitures that we create for you for years to come. If, at any time after the sale, anything happens to your portraits due to product performance, we will work with you to replace it at no charge. That’s our guarantee, from our family to yours!
  8. Peace of mind from knowing that you are working with a true professional. We are licensed, and insured and have the required beach photography permits. We’re known in the community and have earned an excellent reputation, benefitting from our affiliation with chambers of commerce, professional photography organizations and accreditation by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.

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How it Works

Step 1: Review the website, pricing, gallery and FAQs

Step 2: Request a Portrait Session date

Step 3: Discuss the details with the photographer at 302-226-9226

Step 4: Schedule and Pay your Portrait Session

Step 5: Email us a photograph of your walls you wish to display your portraits on

Step 6: Preview and purchase prints the next morning in our studio

Step 7: Receive your finished portraits in a few weeks

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