I just HAVE to get this off my chest… if someone wants a beach sunset session… there are two ways to do this… you can shoot with your subject facing the sunset, meaning THEIR background does not have the sunset in it… and alternatively you can shoot with the actual sunset behind your subject, expose for the background and then light your subject with flash which means you can see your smiling face and also see the lovely colors of the setting sun.
I honestly feel that when someone wants a beach family session at sunset, they want to see/keep/have a photo of themselves with that beautiful Florida sunset behind them to remember what they saw (hopefully everyday) while they were on vacation.
When you consider hiring a photographer to photograph your beach family sunset session… ask yourself if you want that beautiful setting sun as the background in some of your pictures? Knowing how to take that type of image requires technical understanding of how a camera works and how to use off camera lighting. When you go for the least expensive session price on the beach… will you get what you really want?