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Clearwater Hyatt Wedding Pictures: Tampa Photographer

Clearwater Grand Hyatt Beach Wedding

Now this is my kind of beach wedding. On the beach, but not on the beach the whole time! Their gorgeous ceremony took place on the rooftop of the Clearwater Hyatt!How gorgeous was the light as they were saying their vows on this roof deck?  Then we went across the street for sunset formal pictures, and finally, partied it up in the Belleair Terrace & room.  I adore this beautiful and sweet couple. Their big day was as gorgeous and laid back as they are. So sit back and enjoy these Clearwater Hyatt Wedding Pictures. It is so fun to relive their special day a few weeks later, after the dust has settled and married life is a wonderful new reality for this couple! Oh, want to relive more memorie? Check out their sweet engagement session from a few months earlier HERE.

 

Of course, this is just the highlight reel and they have many, many moments captured for always to enjoy. For now, let’s say congrats to A&V! Remember, if you are here for them, don’t forget to comment below so they can get a gift print from me!

 

I loved every single wedding detail. The pomegranite favors were so beautiful and elegant and matched so well with their sparkle and blush color scheme. Of course, one of the best parts of the wedding was including their dog as a flower girl. She did amazing!! <3 Another highlight for me was Valentina’s gorgeous non-traditional colored dress. I tend to have brides who don’t wear the standard white, and I love it. From blush, champagne, to slight peach, I just love a hint of color in a wedding dress.  I really think the color changed in the sunlight ever so slightly and made it more dramatic at the beach!  Also, can we also just talk about how lovely the flowers were. Especially her mega-full bouquet. Not once did she complaign about holding those flowers either and I bet by the end of portaits her arm was tired. It was so heavy, but so worth it! Just stunning! If your cheeks don’t hurt from smiling along with this couple after looking at these pictures, you should check yourself!

 

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Who doesn’t love a quick change? Check out the fun dancing dress for the reception part of the evening, too! Their first dance was just as fun as they are!

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Riverview Family Photographer: Motherhood Portraits

Riverview Family Photographer: Simple Motherhood Portraits

Sessions involving moms and their babes, no matter their age, has always been my favorite to photograph. Motherhood sessions that involve play, fun and letting kids be themselves are always a highlight for me. So, getting back to blogging, it is only fitting that this is the first session I am blogging after the incredibly busy last couple of months. I am so lucky to be a Riverview family photographer. A keeper of time. A teller of your story.

 

But let me tell you, it is exhausting to be creative, and still capture families this time of year for the holidays. I can’t stress enough that family photos shouldn’t be limited to just the fall time.  I know you want a great photo for so you can send a great Christmas card. Truly, capturing your family at any point in the year is amazing. Honestly, the photo that graces your card could even be taken over the summer. Especially as your children get older.

 

Our own family session didn’t work out this year because first we were scheduled the same day as a tropical storm rolled into Tampa Bay, and then one of sons was admitted to the hospital two days before our reschedule date. After that, I just let go of getting it done in time for Christmas. Sure, I am lucky and can do my own shots for Christmas if I want…which I did end up doing anyway, but we are going to do ours when the sun starts setting a bit later with another photographer, too.

 

Yet, I digress, back to this sweet session. I mean, redheads, sweet playful kids and a beautifully kind family. It really doesn’t get better for a photographer. Here are a few favorites from the session. Notice the details that I love to document. Their outfits are all different textures. This is something I can’t stress enough when planning your outfits. Don’t all show up in the same fabrics. Incorporate some details, like the lace on this mama’s dress, and the suspenders for her son, and just a bit of sparkle all make these outfits work perfectly. They also have colors that are similar and to keep it a more timeless. Also, the natural feeling is because there are just three main colors and they are more neutral feeling with the combo of navy, cream and gray.

 

These black and white images would grace my walls for sure if this was my family. I would likely do four matted 11×14 inch prints, with a nice two inch white mat and a frame colro that went with my decor.  I just love freckles and textures in black and white. Especially on overcast days. There is just nothing sweeter than these little moments and details! Nothing sweeter than printing them and seeing them every day on your walls, that is! Don’t forget if you book a session with me, I help you create artwork from your session that fits your style and help guide which sizes will work best, too! Contact me today if you want your own motherhood session this coming spring. Dates are already booking up!

 

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Fun Riverview Family Photographer: Winthrop Town Center

Tampa Photo Locations: Fun Riverview Family Photographer

I know, I know. I already blogged once this week and here I go again. What is going on? I usually get so busy this time of year that blogging hits the backburner. Usually, I play catch up once I recover from all the Tampa family photo sessions I do each fall. But, not right this second. I am getting into a better routine of keeping up with blogging. For now. We’ll see how long I keep it going. But, with so many amazing families already getting their family photos done this year, I have to share a few of them. As a fun Riverview family photographer, who knows this area well, I love this location.

 

In fact, I just blogged another session from the same location HERE. Winthrop Town Center is perfect for busy families coming from all over the Tampa area. It is so accessible from I-75, and the Selmon Crosstown that it generally is easy to get to, no matter where you are coming from. Lucky for me, it is super easy to get to!!

 

Oh, and did I mention the light here? Yes, I am pretty sure I did. This session was actually earlier than sunset and the light was just perfect. I love to create dramatic, light filled black and whites and with this light, well, they turned out to be my favorite images. The different clothing textures this family incorporated also works well in black and white. I love when different textures are brought together. Patterns, yes, textures, yes, cohesive colors that are not exactly the same, yes! All my favorite tips for putting together your clothing for your family photos. Oh, and if you are looking for your own family photos this fall, don’t forget to check out what is still open HERE.


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The color though, is just as yummy! And yes, light can trully be yummy, am I right?

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Winthrop Town Center Pictures: Tampa Mini Sessions

Winthrop Town Center Pictures

 

I adore Winthrop Town Center pictures. Not only because it is convenient for me to get to, but also because it is such a quaint little spot to capture families. Indeed, the brick buildings, walkways and easy to get to green spaces makes it a great spot to take family photos in the Tampa area.  Setting up Tampa mini sessions in September can mean it is still hot as heck. Yes, but the light!!! You guys, this is generally when the magic light starts coming out. Espcially, in Winthrop Town Center. This location really does have a great glowy light. Moreover, there are fun and unique buildings as a backdrop, too.

 

Do you get sick of the same spots for family pictures every year? Well, I don’t think you should. Honestly, I love that this family has done their pictures in the Winthrop area several times. Yet, with different times of day and times of year, the pictures generally don’t all look the same! Winthrop Town Center pictures provide so many options! There are even airstreams that make great backdrops for morning sessions, too!

 

Most noteworthy, this family really knocked it out of the park with their outfits and color scheme! I never have to wonder how they are doing for outfit planning. Certainly, this family always looks perfectly put together. The best part, documenting this family year after year, we get to recreate some of my favorite images as they grow. Oh, and speaking of growing…can I just take a moment to marvel at how much these kids have grown the past few years. Here is a look back at baby P’s newborn session – http://hamiltoncreekphotography.com/riverview-baby-photographer/. I seriously can’t believe how mature they are getting. Undoubtedly, I feel like once I photograph families they become a part of my photography family.

 

This family is definitely one of my “originals” who are a huge part of my HCP family!  If you are here for them, leave them a comment below to help them get a gift print on me 🙂 Or, if you are looking for your own family mini-session, check out this post for a few spots left! – http://hamiltoncreekphotography.com/tampa-holiday-mini-sessions-2018/.

 

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I love how they mixed navy, maroon and grays with lots of different textures, patterns, lengths and patterns. Just perfect! Don’t be afraid of putting patterns together. Trust me, the more you mix, the less it looks perfectly matched out of a catalog. The more it looks lilke you are together but not too together.  That’s a thing, right? Do you struggle putting outfits together? Don’t stress! Luckily, my services includes helping you pick the right outfits when you book a session with me!

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Newborn Photography Tampa: Twin Baby Pictures

Tampa In Home Newborn Photos

Newborn photography Tampa, yes please! One of my favorite parts of my jobs is meeting new parents around Tampa. I particularly love when I get to photographrically document twins, being a twin mama myself. I loved meeting these two guys a few weeks after they arrived. Their mama barely looks like she gave birth, let alone gave birth as a super mama of twins! The best part of my job is keeping things simple for my clients and offering in home newborn photos around Tampa Bay. I love that it is a more relaxed environment for everyone. Plus, with their amazing views off their balcony reflected in their sliding doors, it was truly a Tampa newborn photo session with the city reflected. And let’s not forget those clouds that were just perfect additions to the reflection.

These identical twin boys were already over three weeks old when we did their session. They were also full term twins, and just as happy and healthy as they are adorable. How amazing! We captured them alone. Then, together and I think it is clear to see they were happiest in their basket together. I love starting sessions getting awake babies to sleep after being wrapped up snug as bugs in a rug. Then, letting them gently settle into poses on their own. Unwrapping newborn babies so we can see more of their little features and details is so telling. They not only get to relax into poses on their own, but I think some of their personalities come out too. Make sure you play the video fusion below so you can not only see them snuggle in together, but hear their sweet baby noises, too.

Congrats again D&J on the arrivale of L&L! If you are here for this darling family, make sure you comment below. You can help them get a gift 8×10 print from me!

 

 

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