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Tampa Holiday Mini Sessions 2019: Family Photos Tampa

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Tampa holiday mini sessions

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Time to book your limited edition short and sweet petite mini-sessions for Tampa family photos 2019.


Weekday session retainer $250, thirty minutes on location on select dates and times listed below. Moreover, the session retainer includes a gallery of at least 15 edited images which you will be able to download and print on your own for personal use up to an 11×14 inch size.

Fall Weekday Mini Session Dates/Times/Locations:
  • Tuesday, September 17th Winthrop Town Center | Riverview | 6:15 or 6:45 pm
  • Wednesday, September 25th Medard Park | Plant City | 6:00 or 6:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 8th, Waterworks Park | Tampa | 6:00 or 6:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 10th, Waterworks Park | Tampa | 6:00 or 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, October 15th, Davis Island Beach | Tampa | 6:00 or 6:30 pm BOOKED
  • Thursday, October 17th, Winthrop Town Center & Green Space | Riverview | 6:00 or 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, October 22nd Cypress Point Beach | Tampa | 6:00 or 6:30 pm BOOKED
  • Thursday evening, October 24th Winthrop Town Center & Green Space | Riverview | 6:00 or 6:30 pm




Early bird fall weekend session dates retainer $175. This includes twenty minutes on location at the locations, times and dates below. The session includes the time of your session and an online proofing gallery of at least 15 images to select your favorite five digital images to download and print on your own (up to an 11×14 inch size).

Also, you may purchase the entire gallery online for an additional $150 when your proofing gallery is available (digital negatives will be made available to download in a zip file).

Fall Weekend Mini Session Dates/Times/Locations:
  • Saturday, September 21st, Winthrop Town Center | Riverview 6:00, 6:30 or 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 5th, morning Armature Works Tampa | Tampa | 8am, 8:30am, or 9am, 9:30am BOOKED
  • Saturday, October 5th, evening Lettuce Lake Park | Tampa | 5:30pm, 6 pm, or 6:30pm BOOKED
  • Saturday, October 19th, morning Studio Sessions | Tampa |  8:30am, 9am, 9:30am, or 10am
  • Saturday, October 19th, evening Davis Island Beach/Park | Tampa | 5:30pm, 6pm, or 6:30 pm  BOOKED




Holiday weekend session retainer is $200. This includes twenty minutes on location at the locations, times and dates below. Additionally, the session includes the time of your session and an online proofing gallery of at least 15 images to select your favorite five digital images to download and print on your own (up to an 11×14 inch size).

Also, you may purchase the entire gallery online for an additional $150 when your proofing gallery is available (digital negatives will be made available to download in a zip file).

Holiday Weekend Mini Session Dates/Times/Locations:
  • Saturday, November 2nd morningYbor City | Tampa | 8am, 8:30am, 9am, or 9:30am
  • Saturday, November 2nd, evening John Chesnut Sr. Park | Palm Harbor |  4:30, 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm, or 6:00pm BOOKED
  • Saturday, November 9th, morning University of Tampa | Tampa | 8 am, 8:30 am, 9 am, or 9:30 am
  • Saturday, November 9th, evening Redington Long Pier | Redington Shores | 4 pm, 4:30 or 5pm
  • Saturday, November 16th, morning Winthrop Town Center | Riverview | | 8 am, 8:30 am, 9 am, or 9:30 am
  • Saturday, November 16th, evening E.G. Simmons Park & Beach | Ruskin | 4pm, 4:30, or 5pm



Keep in mind, half of your non-refundable retainer is due at time of booking for all mini-sessions. That helps secures your prefered time and date. Additionally, your electronic booking will be sent within 24 businsess hours of request and you then have two days to secure your booking before the requested date/time is released. Final payment of the retainer is due two weeks before your session date.

Locations are subject to change if needed (ie. red tide, event calendar conflicts, pending permit approvals). To view more samples of photos take at these locations, or inspiration for colors that work well together, visit my fall newsletter HERE.  Don’t want to miss out on first dibs on booking next year? Make sure you sign up for my newsletter! Email Brooke@HamiltonCreekPhotography.com for more details!

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Fall What To Wear Family Photo Tips

Happy Friday! I know we are still sweating in Florida, but fall is actually right around the corner. Inspired by fall, here is a what to wear guide for fall focusing on fall neutrals. The fall is definitely different from spring neutrals. In spring, neutrals brings to mind soft pastels. Moreover, fall neutrals are different from winter neutrals; which are just softer whites and creams and no dominant color other than neutral neutrals.


Fall neutrals pull from “fall” inspired colors, like rust, brown, mustards, and other colors that the leaves turn in the fall. They are still natural looking and neutral in that they will coordinate with gray, cream, beige, natural wood, ivory, etc. Although we are based in Florida and our palm trees don’t really change colors with the seasons, fall still is a season everyone can fall for, right? I mean, who doesn’t embrace all things pumpkin and apple cider!?!


Fal in Florida definitely usually is in the 80’s. So, that may mean family photos don’t require jackets and sweaters. But, you can still layer in different ways. Different textures for each family member is a good idea. You should be looking to mix fabrics when planning your family photos . Not everyone has to be in stiff fabrics, in fact, I recommend the opposite. Comfortable fabrics like jersey material and cotton, maybe a bit of soft sweater materials, just not too heavy. These little sweater jumper/rompers for the littles available at Target this year are to die for! And your little one shouldn’t be sweating in it either.


Layering is a great idea, too. You can bring a jean jacket, or blazer and then take them off after a few minutes, too. It is a great way to get varied looks in one small change. You don’t have to go out and buy new either, pull from your closet when possible! Most moms have a scarf or cardigan in their closet. Dad’s may have a jacket they can bring to dress it up for a few shots, and take it off to be comfortable and ready to play and interact with their kids in other shots. A fun hat is also a fun way to incorporate different looks easily into your sesison. One of my favorite sessions that definitely brings in some fallish colors and neutrals was this fun family session and you can see more images on their blog post HERE.

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This family also incorporated fall neutrals perfectly last year too. This looks great in an urban setting as well as relaxed on a comfy quilt.

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Again, if you are looking for more inspiration or want to see where the clothing is from in the picture below, head over to Pinterest. Here is my fall what to wear family photos board specific for 2019 looks (https://www.pinterest.com/HamiltonCreek/what-to-wear-families/fall-2019/).  If you are still looking to set up family photos, you can see more details about mini-sessions open for Tampa HERE (http://hamiltoncreekphotography.com/tampa-holiday-mini-sessions-2019-family-photos-tampa/).

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Fashion Tip Friday: What to Wear Family Photos Tampa

Let’s get inspired, shall we?



I love this time of year. I am busy booking Tampa family photo sessions and preparing for sessions! Helping clients find the right outfits for their locations, or their right locations for their outfits is part of the Hamilton Creek Photography experience. It is one of my favorite parts of my job! Picking new Tampa photo locations every year, espcially for my long time clients, can be hard. Especially when we have to book so early in the season. But, hopefully this planning time helps make things less stressful for everyone.


I made a Pinterest board last year for clients to look at with clothing from several websites, with direct links to actual clothing they could buy. This was super helpful for clients. Instead of looking for inspiration on Pinterest and seeing a pin and finding it is from over 10 years ago doesn’t help. This year, I have done it again! I tried to hit several different price points, stores, and styles. I will also continue to add to the 2019 what to wear board as the weeks go on as more stores get more fall and holiday clothing in!


So, for the next few Friday’s I will highlight a few current 2019 fall clothing inspiration ideas. These will center around different local Tampa Bay photo locations. This what to wear family photos Tampa edition will help not only clients, but also anyone getting photos done and just needing a bit of inspiration.  If you haven’t yet booked your family session, I do have limited edition mini-sessiosn for the Tampa area still open. Some locations are booked up, but several weekday sessions are still open and a couple weekends, too. I will do a studio specific post next week since I am offering holiday minis indoors at a Tampa photo studio this year, too.


First off, let’s talk green spaces! If you know my work, you know I love a good green space to photograph families. My biggest recommendation for green space is stay away from too much green in your clothing options. This includes turquoise and teals that have green undertones. If you are going to bring in some green to the outfits, make sure you stand out. You don’t want to blend into the setting. This can be with accessories, or prints, or just different tones of greens than the lush backdrops. Greenery spaces in and around Tampa that I will be at this year for fall and holiday mini sessions include: Medard Park, Lettuce Lake Park, John Chesnut Park, Davis Island and the green spaces around Winthrop Town Centre.  Want to see what is still open, head over to the blog post about fall & holiday mini sessions this year – http://hamiltoncreekphotography.com/tampa-holiday-mini-sessions-2019-family-photos-tampa/.


Okay, so for green spaces,how do you really pop in your family photos? Colors like red, yellow, blue, orange, purple and brown all go well with the color green. But, let’s not just pick all those colors in solid color outfits. Let’s first start with a fun print that will work with green. I particularly love mustard mixed with maroon as another colrful accent. Or you can go more bold with fuschia/magenta tones. You can then add in neutrals, like cream, gray or navy/dark jeans. Below, all of the images are current clothing and you can find them on my Pinterest board and follow the link to the store to find out more – https://www.pinterest.com/HamiltonCreek/what-to-wear-families/fall-2019/.


Need your own family photos? Yes, let’s do it! Email me today to get set up for 2019! Brooke@HamiltonCreekPhotography.com.

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Valrico Maternity Photographer

Family Photos & Pregnancy Portraits Tampa

Being a Valrico maternity photographer, I truly love to incorporate families into these pregnancy focused photo session as much as possible. Plus, when you have an adorable little one to capture at the same time, it is always more fun! This gorgeous lady is an amazing person who touched our kiddos lives and I was so thrilled to capture her in her pregnancy glow. While pregnancy isn’t always easy, it is nice to document that adorable baby bump before baby arrives. Because we all know, that after they come the real chaos comes.

Speaking of chaos. A lot of moms are hesitant to do maternity photos on their second or third child. Or course, it doesn’t matter what baby number you are on, each bump is special to document. I love to also focus on the family dynamic you currently have before another member of the family joins in. Plus, it is a great way to get a few updated photos of your other children, too. I don’t only photograph mama, it is everyones turn to be photographed. Perhaps with baby number two, or three, or four, just set up your session a little earlier in the pregnancy. Your energy can sometimes get zapped a bit quicker if you have other toddlers toddling around!

Or, if you are expecting in the heat of summer, again, I would recommend setting up your maternity photos a bit earlier than normal. The heat can just zap your energy. My other maternity photo tip is to drink so much water the week of your session. Well, that actually goes for all photo sessions. Trust me, your skin will thank you! Make sure you moisturize your hands and arms more than normal, too. Your hands are usually photographed a bit closer up during pregnancy photos. Schedule a manicure or maternity massage. Both are a great way to feel pampered before your session!

Oh, and yes, this Valrico photo location was phenomenal. How gorgeous does this mama look, bathed in sunshine and surrounded by beautiful landscapes and love from her family? I mean, I could photograph here every day! . I know my most commented question on blog posts is “where were these taken?”  It is a private location, so alas, I can’t give the location away. However, for this family, it really worked so perfectly!



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Riverview Senior Photos: Winthrop Town Center

Stylish Senior Session at Winthrop

Riverview senior photos at Winthrop Town Center is definitely a trend for the class of 2019. I have one more that we had to reschedule due to this crazy rain and I can’t wait. This senior was special because I have known this guy since he was about the age of our own boys! I seriously can still see his little boy face, but don’t tell him that! It really is surreal to see him about to graduate. I can’t even imagine what his parents are feeling right now. Seriously, I know how much I am freaking out about having almost middle schoolers!

This guy has his own style and I love that. Much like our own boys. Our kids will most certainly have all the input into what they will wear for senior pictures some day, too. His high school senior session was even more personaly styled with his own custom shoes. I mean, I am so lame I didn’t even know this was a thing. Maybe he is a trend setter for Riverview senior photos? So enjoy these photos of this handsome, happy, and kind young man. Supposedly he is loud, like that was his senior award, and that he gets from his mama.  I love his personality comes through in these pictures.

If you are here for this guy and his family, don’t forget to comment below on the blog post to help them get a gift print from me. After all, the best part of getting the photos done is printing them so you can enjoy them as you walk by the photos on your wall every day! Do you have a soon-to-be high school senior? Contact me to start planning yoru Riveview senior photos for 2020!

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And as you can see from the above shots, this guy is a model. He was one of the easiest seniors I have photographed to date. But that smile, that real laugh smile, I mean, my mama heart about melted, too!


The best part of senior pictures to me is having the parents join in the photos. I mean, this is a big deal guys! Why wouldn’t you want to celebrate your child’s graduation with them!

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