Families – Cape Cod

Cape Cod Family Photographer

Welcome to the Family page!

My name is Alex, I am Cape Cod-based family photographer.  Here you can find all the information about my experiences: favorite places, photography secrets, and more. My main goal is to show the powerful connection between you and your loved ones capturing natural moments, especially working with kids, my advanced cameras have eye detection and face recognition features to work faster and be sure the lifestyle moments are captured properly. Natural moments posed and candid photos are the foundation of each of my photo galleries. In 2019 I was named Top 5 Boston Photojournalistic photographer.

Working all year on the Cape Cod beaches, it’s vital to know the sunset points, tide times, parking options, etc. That’s why it’s important to hire a local Cape Cod Family photographer.

I am happy to travel anywhere my clients are, and my studios’ location provides a large logistical advantage. I can quickly get to different locations around the state and even neighboring states.

As one of the best Local Cape Cod Family photographers in the area, I’ll provide top quality service, the most useful tips and overall the most enjoyable, memorable photoshoot experience.

Can’t wait to see your photos? Don’t worry. In the gallery, you’ll find a combination of individual portraits, group shots, and candids in just three weeks after the photoshoot. Every photograph is edited individually, to ensure that your beauty and joy transcend the lens. All the photos are color corrected, balanced. To avoid your legacy becoming lost on a dusty hard-drive, I always provide my clients with an easily accessible online gallery that features over 100+ high-resolution files. These galleries also include sharing and printing rights, so you can share your beautiful memories easily with friends and family. You will also be able to download the photos in high-resolution right from the online gallery.

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Family Photography Package 1

Up to 10 people
1-hour session

An online gallery, up to 90 high-resolution edited photos, printing rights, a special link for sharing your gallery with friends and families, high-res files downloading for the main clients.

Turnaround time is 1-2 weeks.


Cape Cod Family Photographer

Family Photography Package 2

Up to 20 people
1.5-hour session

An online gallery, up to 130 high-resolution edited photos, printing rights, a special link for sharing your gallery with friends and families, high-res files downloading for the main clients.


The Best Locations & Some Secrets for The Perfect Family Photos.

Family Photos in Cape Cod, MA


  1. Book the date at least a week before your desired photoshoot and coordinate with the whole family to make sure everyone can make it.
  2. Set up a time. We can schedule the photoshoot in the morning or before/at sunset. Capturing the perfect soft and warm light is one of the main secrets for getting stunning shots.
  3. Pick the outfits for the family session, and let me know if you have any questions. I am always happy to help.
  4. Arrive in a good mood, relax, and enjoy the process of taking pictures.


Now you’re probably thinking, but where can we take family photos? When making a choice, it is important to consider your preference of location and the type of pictures you’d like to take. In Cape Cod, almost every beach is perfect for taking photos, but they all have different advantages. I have listed and described some of the most popular places below.

Here are some perfect spots for family photos.

Let’s start from the beginning, when you are about to enter Cape, driving on Route 6/6a near the bay.

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Cape Cod family Photographer


1. Town Neck Beach, Sandy Neck Beach, Mayflower Beach, Quivett Neck in Sandwich and Dennis, MA 

What to expect? Huge parking lots, a calm waterfront with regular tides and white sand. The many surrounding trails and dunes are a perfect complement to this classic Cape Cod beach.

  • On Town Neck Beach, you can take photos on the Sandwich Boardwalk. Imagine you and your family sitting side-by-side, all smiles, with your legs dangling above the deep blue sea.
  • Also, Quivett Neck and the other beaches above have trails that stretch to the Cape Cod Museum Of Natural History, which is a truly amazing place.


2. Old Silver Beach, Chappaquoit Beach and The Knob  in Falmouth, MA 

 If you live in Falmouth or near Route 28, there are many beautiful places around Buzzards Bay. The beaches are stunning, and there are spacious parking lots as well.

  • Old Silver Beach is as large but works perfectly for taking Cape family photos.
  • On Chappaquoit Beach, you can take photos in the dreamy dunes.
  • The Knob is a perfect addition to the classic Cape Cod family photography portfolio – it promises many trails and gorgeous harbor views. As a Cape Cod family photographer, I would recommend going there to look for something different from the typical photos.


3. Woods Hole, Nobska Beach, The Nobska Lighthouse and Town of Mashpee Beach – Falmouth and Mashpee, MA 

  • Woods Hole lets you take a stroll around Eel Pond or capture photos near the Ferry in front of the Cape’s classical buildings. It is one of my favorite places near the town of Falmouth. The location is close to my Cape Cod family and wedding photo studio, so I can always get there quickly. One can also easily drive to Falmouth beach to take photos there or go to the Nobska Lighthouse.
  • The Nobska Lighthouse is a unique spot- it is the perfect backdrop for classical Cape Cod family photos on the beach. The place is also stunning during sunset because the Lighthouse is located on the top of a hill, making for a gorgeous background for any photograph.

There are also many photo-ops on the way to Mashpee: stop by the Town of Mashpee Beach, which promises trails, clean white sand, and national seashore views.

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4. Dowses Beach or Crystal Lake in Osterville, MA 

  • Driving near the Vineyard and Nantucket Sound brings us to Osterville. Nearby, there are two convenient locations: Dowses Beach and Crystal Lake. These lovely spots are close to one another and provide great locations for photos.
  • The Wianno Club is another beautiful place in this area for photoshoots.

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5. West Dennis Beach and Davis Beach in Dennis, MA 


  • On the way toward Hyannis, there are a few options for family photographs. West Dennis Beach is a wonderful place for a shoot, as well as Davis Beach, which is actually one of the longest beaches in the area!
  • West Dennis Beach is a good option for taking photos near the ocean. If one drives toward the end of the large parking lot, there is a tranquil area boasting trails, harbor-views and classic Provincetown dunes, which is perfect if you’re interested in family portraits.

There are many benefits to a spacious parking lot, so keep this in mind when selecting your location.

6. Hardings Beach, Chatham Lighthouse and Chatham Bars Inn in Harwich, MA  


As a Cape Cod wedding and family photographer, I must mention these beautiful locations as well:

  • The first one Chatham Lighthouse – if you want me to capture your family photos with classical Cape Cod views, the lighthouse Is one of the best options for us. Moreover, the location allows us to take photos on the Lighthouse Beach witch located nearby, no need to drive elsewhere or spend time moving between the spots.
  • Chatham Bars Inn beach is another awesome spot and is especially convenient if you’re staying in the hotel. Take photos on the backdrop of long docks, colorful boats speckling the beach, and the quintessential view of ships sailing into the sunset.



7. Nauset Beach or Dune Shacks Trail in Provincetown.

  • This route may be time-consuming and tricky to maneuver- it would entail the longest driving time for you if you reside in the middle of the Cape, but it is truly something special. Upon arrival, you’ll need to walk for a while along the winding trail until you reach the ocean: get ready for your jaw to drop. This location is absolutely worth the challenging journey. Surrounded by dreamlike dunes, infinite sands and a stunning blue sky, you’ll feel like you’re on a different planet altogether! I always recommend this location for romantic, unique engagement photos, but it would also be a wonderful setting for fun and creative family photos.
  • The Provincetown area is full of marvelous places and beautiful beaches like the rest of Cape Cod.

As one of the best Cape Cod family photographers, I would be happy to chat and organize a family, engagement, or wedding photo-session for you.

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Please do not hesitate to reach out and schedule a free consultation today!

Your Cape Cod Family photographer – Alex Gordias. A member of Cape Cod Profesional Photographers Community – PPOCC.

Raman Fedarenka

“Alex is an extremely talented and one of the best Cape Cod family photographers. He was open to our ideas/expectations and gave his professional advice. During our photo session, he was flexible and was guiding us through the whole process and helping us to make the best scenes. He’s very creative in both catching the best moments and post-processing photos. He was very quick in getting photos ready for viewing.”


Anya Kitsis

I had a surprise birthday present from my friends - a photo session with Alex on the most beautiful Cape Cod Island, Nantucket. My family and I loved every minute of it and everything about it - gorgeous day, Nantucket Bay with a view of a marina, historical Lighthouse, and unforgettable experience Alex created for us. The pictures were absolutely wonderful and the memories will last forever.


Kate Hawkins

The day we want to remember forever. And Alex did everything to keep these family memories to us. All the best of it. It is hard to describe all of the emotions and we want to carry them through many years. But with Alex's photos, he captured every emotion, every small detail, which made our day to be so special. We are looking for many other life-changing events in our life and hoping Alex can help us capture these moments to remember forever. Thank you, Alex!!!