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Tampa Holiday Mini Sessions 2018

Limited Edition Minis Tampa Family Photos 2018

Tampa families, the time has come to get cozy, get snuggly, and get camera ready! Let’s plan the best limited edition minis yet! Hamilton Creek Photography has released it’s Tampa holiday mini sessions 2018 to clients first, and now they are open for everyone!

 

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WEEKDAY Evening Mini Sessions

The weekday options are great for the early birds of the season, before daylight savings ends, I will be offering Tuesday evening sessions. These are incredibly popular and book up first! $250 retainer includes 30 minutes of mini-session time at the following times/locations only. You get an edited gallery of approximately 15 images, which will be yours to download and enjoy and print on your own (up to an 11×14 size), within two weeks of your session date. Or I am happy to help you print some special artwork a la carte at the end!

 

  • Tuesday, evening September 18th @ Winthrop Town Center | Riverview | 6:15 or 6:45 pm
  • Tuesday, evening September 25th @ Medard Park | Plant City | 6:00 or 6:30pm
  • Tuesday evening, October 2nd @Waterworks Park | Tampa | 6:15 or 6:45 pm
  • Tuesday evening October 9th @ Davis Island Marina | Tampa | 6:00 or 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday evening, October 16th @ Davis Island Marina area | Tampa | 6:00 or 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday evening, October 23rd @ Harbour Island Marina | Tampa | 6:00 or 6:30 pm

The back up date for each week will be Thursday at the same time/same location if we need to reschedule due to weather.

 

WEEKEND Mini-Sessions

$200 retainer includes twenty minutes of session time on location at the specified locations below. Then, within two weeks, you will get to proof an online gallery of the 15 best images. You then chose your favorite five images you want to download and keep the medium resolution digital negatives of. These five images you will be able to download and print for personal use (cards, prints, etc) up to an 11×14 size. If you decide you want all of your gallery images, you may purchase additional items a la carte after your session for print, or choose to download the full resolution images after your session is complete, you may do so for $150 more.

  • Saturday evening, September 29th, Apollo Beach, 6:30pm or 7:00pm
  • Saturday, October 6th, morning Armature Works Tampa | 8am, 8:30am, or 9am
  • Saturday, October 6th, evening Pass-a-Grille Beach | 5:45pm, 6:15pm, or 6:45pm (please note, if red tide is still an issue, we will move to another non-beach location)
  • Saturday, October 20th, morning Lettuce Lake Park Tampa | 8am, 8:30am, 9am, or 9:30am
  • Saturday, October 20th, evening Redington Long Pier | 5:30pm, 6pm, or 6:30pm (please note, if red tide is still an issue, we will move to another non-beach location)
  • Saturday, November 3rd, morning Ybor City Tampa | 8am, 8:30 am, 9 am, or 9:30 am
  • Saturday, November 3rd, evening Medard Park Plant City | 4:00, 4:30pm, 5pm, or 5:30pm
  • Saturday, November 10th, morning University of Tampa | 8 am, 8:30 am, 9 am, or 9:30 am
  • Saturday, November 10th, evening St. Petersburg Murals & Central Ave | 3:30 pm, 4 pm, 4:30 or 5pm

The back up date for each weekend will be tentatively set for Sunday at the same time/same location if we need to reschedule due to weather.

 

Ready to book? I hope so & can’t wait to see you, email Brooke@HamiltonCreekPhotography.com to reserve your date/time. Email me the location/date/time you prefer and one alternate in case that is booked! I will update the available slots daily. If your preferred time is crossed out then it is requested, or booked. Although, you can always check to see if anything has opened when you email me. I always recommend a back update and time just in case!

 

Holiday Full Session Special

This year, I would love to tell your family’s story in a new way! This year, Saturday sessions set up in your home November 24th or December 1st have three special packages.

Book by August 31st and take $50 off the holiday full session special on 11/24 or 12/1!!

This could be a great way to document how your family celebrates the holidays! Whether you are putting the finishing touches on your Christmas tree, making holiday cookies together, celebrating baby’s first Christmas, or maybe you just want to wear matching family jammies in the comfort of your own home for the holidays, why not let me document you in your space? This is also perfect for families who children take more time to warm up, or are more confident in their home surroundings. This can also be totally non-holiday themed. If you are looking to do any outdoor photos, you must specify that at booking to ensure the best time for your home.

There will be no more than three sessions each day, first come, first served. The discounted packages are detailed below. All other items may be purchased a la carte. Half of the retainer is due at booking, with the final payment due two weeks before your session date.

 

Package One – the Stocking Stuffer – 45 minutes on location, thirty edited images, you pick your favorite ten images to download as digital negatives, $350.

 

Package Two – Joy to the World – one hour on location, thirty edited images, you pick your favorite ten images to download as digital negatives and three linen cover mini-accordion brag book albums, $400 plus tax.

 

Package Three – Santa’s Sleigh, one hour on location, thirty edited images, download your entire digital gallery with personal printing rights, one 20×30 canvas, $500 plus tax.

 

 

 

 

For our Tampa holiday mini sessions 2018, as always, I recommend mini-sessions for those whose children don’t take long to warm up.  Newborn babies at mini-sessions is also a bit tough as they sometimes can have unpredictable sleep and feeding schedule. No pets please, as I find they often need more time and care and do better in the full session environment. The Tampa holiday mini sessions are also for one family unit at a time. Please, no extended families or additional generations. If you have questions about that, please don’t hesitate to ask!  Payment in full is due at booking to secure your spot, except teh full session specials, those are broken into two equal payments. The first payment at booking & the second payment two weeks before the session date. If payment has not be received and bookings are not completed within the two day window, your time slot will automatically be opened to the next in line. Also, the sessions are going to focus on family pictures first. If time allows, we can try to do individual portraits and siblings. However, the majority of the limited time frame will be spent on family connections first and foremost. If you want more groupings and time, please contact me for full family session pricing or check out these very limited in-home options below.

 

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Tampa Photo Locations: Family Pictures Armature Works

Family Photos at Armature Works Tampa

I love exploring new Tampa photo locations. This location is a fun option for families that may want an indoor option for their family photos this year. Armature Works is not only one of my favorite places to grab lunch but also one of the most stylish places to hang. Clearly, the photo ops are many! Family pictures Armature works are on the holiday schedule this year, too!

 

I loved meeting this gorgeous family there one morning to make sure this spot would work for an option this fall for family photos in Tampa. It helped that this is a fellow photographer, because she got the vibe I was going for immediately. Obviously, their outfits were a perfect match for this awesome photo spot in Tampa! Check out Michelle’s beautiful work here – https://www.michelleluttmann.com/.

 

This is also a good look into what a mini-session may look like for your family this year. Lots of yummy family snuggles, tickles, giggles, and real family moments captured. Yes, maybe one or two family “card” photos, as well. However, for the most part, it is about your connections, not being “picture perfect” in my book. The only difference is since this adorable little guy’s mama is an awesome photographer, I didn’t capture him on his own as much as I will try to with your kiddos. I did capture his many faces and expressive eyes with his parents though. Oh my lanta. Such a sweet boy! Family mini-sessions will still be all about family, so there will be plenty of family images to choose from.

Are you are interested in hearing more about the fall sessi, drop me a line using the “contact’ button above, or email me at Brooke@HamiltonCreekPhotography.com.

I mean, who doesn’t want nose-crinkling smooshy pictures this year? I know I do!

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Riverview Newborn Pictures: In Home Session with Baby E

Simple Newborn Photo Session: Riverview, FL

How adorable is this family? I loved meeting their newest addition, Baby E, who looks almost identical to her beautiful big sister. We did their Riverview newborn pictures comfortably in their home. To me, this always makes it so much easier for the family. Little E slept pretty soundly the entire time but did open her big lovely wide eyes right at the end when her sister laid next to her. I cannot tell you how much I adore capturing siblings with “their” newborns. I just love how each one reacts to becoming a big sister or brother differently. Being able to capture it all is so fun! I also love to do these types of introductions to siblings in the hospital. If you are expecting and want to set up a “fresh 48” session with your family those first few hours after baby arrives, or the day after they arrive and are looking so “fresh” I would love to capture that for your family, too!

Here are a few favorite images from our simple newborn photo session. I love mixing gentle newborn photography poses and the family’s story of real moments and simple family poses as well. These Riverview newborn pictures are no different. Baby E looked lovely in the soft pinks and my favorite round baskets fit her perfectly, too! But, she looked just as perfect in the best spot for a newborn, her parent’s arms! t was hard to narrow my favorites down down, but I did my best!  Thanks so much to this family for letting me document baby E’s first few days! I can’t wait to watch her grow!!Riverview Newborn Pictures, lifestyle newborn photographyRiverview newborn pictures, baby pictures tampaRiverview Newborn Pictures, lifestyle newborn photography

I love seeing how big sister was so sweet and gentle with her baby sister. She still had a ton of personality to show off being almost two years old as well! These are the moments we forget so quickly, so I am glad I was there to document them!Riverview Newborn Pictures, lifestyle newborn photographyRiverview newborn pictures, baby pictures tampaThese cheeks! Am I right?Riverview newborn pictures, baby pictures tampa

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Boca Grande Extended Family Vacation Photo Session

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This lovely family was lucky enough to stay on Boca Grande. One of my favorite places to capture family vacation  photos.  This Boca Grande extended family vacation photo session was so fun. I love big family sessions. This was no different. I loved meeting all of the family members. What an amazing gift for these grandparents, right? Boca Grande is just magical, especially at the beginning of summer. There is a slower pace, less people and just a quiet about the island in comparison to some of Tampa Bay’s area beaches. So, check out this fun extended family vacation photo session on Boca Grande.

This video has a great highlight reel of images as well as a few short video clips that I am sure they will look back on and be thankful for. There is just something about seeing families in motion that I love to incorporate into sessions. With an extended family vacation photo session it isn’t possible to video the entire session, but some short clips help tell their vacation story at this age more than still images can do alone.

 

There is just something about moody beach skies in black and white, am I right? Plus with extended families, it works well to make all the clothing of all different colors just work amazingly together for a timeless beach feel!

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If you are here for this lovely family, don’t forget to comment below to help them get a gift 8×10 print on me! Or, if you are looking for your own family vacation photo session, contact me today! I will be on vacation myself for the next few weeks. However, July and August is a great time for beach photos around Tampa Bay and beyond!

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Tampa Photo Locations with Flowers: Tampa family photographer

Sunflowers at Sunset

Being a Tampa family photographer sometimes things just work out for locations. This particular family booked a session and wanted a “magical” location. I can’t even tell you how many times I have been asked for Tampa photo locations with flowers. I also can’t always predict when wildflowers will bloom, can I? Patterns of wild flowers and locations are similar year after year. However, sometims lack of rain,or too much rain, or just lawn mowers makei unrpedicatble. So, when people ask for flowers and it isn’t really flower season in Florida, it can be hard. However, this field bloomed right at the perfect time for this family. We had another location in mind, and thankfully, they were willing to drive a bit to explore this field of little sunflowers with me.

 

Flower field sunset pictures with your loves, especially your little one turning one, is pretty darn lucky! Sure beats our studio session we had done of our boys when they turned one! Thankfully, I can capture my boys in fields like this, now, too!

 

How sweet are these two liittle ones? Clearly so loved! We got a variety of shots in the flowers. With flowers at this height, it is important to be able to photograph low and from above to capture the vast sea of flowers! I thought the sun was going to stay behind clouds the entire time, but we did finally get some sun rays peek through.  My favorite color combination of yellow and blue worked well for what this family wore for their session as well. And the curls, I mean clearly baby boy gets his darling curls from his mama. I coudl die, the cutest!!!

 

Now that summer is arriving the flowers are starting to fade, but thankfully with this client’s artwork they picked out, they will live on for forever in their home. I can’t wait to see their canvases displayed on their walls, to enjoy the sunflowers and these moments for years to come! If you are here for this Tampa family, don’t forget to comment below to help them earn a gift 8×10 print on me!

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