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Holiday Mini Sessions Tampa 2017: Limited edition family photo sessions

Holiday Mini Sessions Tampa 2017

Holiday Pictures Tampa

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It is that time of year again.  Holiday Mini Sessions Tampa 2017: Limited edition family photo sessions. Yes, this is the busiest time of year for family photographers, and the best time of year to look for holiday pictures Tampa!  The holiday mini sessions Tampa 2017 were just announced to clients this week. Now it is everyone’s turn to book a limited edition family mini session in Tampa.  Much like the last two years, there are two options. Weekday sessions will be held early and get an early bird rate. The weekend sessions are set at the following times and locations. These are the only dates and I won’t open other dates/locations as they will be for full family sessions that I am still taking at this time of year. Once a session is booked, it will be crossed out.

 

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!

 

WEEK DAY SESSIONS:

These are great for the early birds of the season, before daylight savings ends. Tuesday evening sessions 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, or I am happy to help you print some special artwork a la carte at the end!  Weather back up dates will be Thursday that same week, weather permitting.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH | Winthrop Town Center | 6:30, 7:00pm BOOKED

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH | Medard Park | Plant City | 5:50 or 6:20pm BOOKED

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3rd | Waterworks Park | Tampa | 6:15 or 6:45 pm BOOKED

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17th | Davis Island Marina area | Tampa | 6:00 or 6:30 pm BOOKED

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24th | Davis Island Marina area | Tampa | 5:30 or 6:00  BOOKED

 

 

WEEKEND SESSIONS:

For weekend dates you may select from the two package options.

  • The petite package is $200 and includes twenty minutes of session time, a gallery of 15 artistically edited images, and you chose your favorite five to keep the digital negatives of. These five images you will be able to download and print for personal use (cards, prints, etc). If you decide you want to download all the images after your session is complete, you may do so for $150 more. Or, you can save $25 by purchasing the full package up front but the discounted price below will not apply after your session date  (see the full package below).
  • The full package is $325. This includes thirty minutes of session time, a gallery of at least 15 artistically edited images, and you will receive the download pin to all the images at the time your gallery is sent. You maintain the digital negatives to the gallery and personal printing rights.

SATURDAY, September 23rd | Apollo Beach Nature Preserve | 6:30 pm or 7:00 pm BOOKED

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7th, evening | Redington Beach | 5:00pm, 5:30 pm, 6:00pm or 6:30pm BOOKED

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21st, morning | Lettuce Lake Park Tampa | 8am, 8:30am, 9am, or 9:30 BOOKED

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21st, evening | Cypress Point Park/Beach Tampa | 5:30pm, 6pm, or 6:30pm BOOKED

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4th, evening | Medard Park Plant City | 3:30pm, 4:00pm, 4:45pm  5:20 pm BOOKED

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5th, evening |  Medard Park Plant City | 3:30pm 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5pm BOOKED

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11th, morning | University of Tampa | 8am, 8:30am, 9am, or 9:30am  BOOKED

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11th, evening | Redington Beach |  4pm, 4:30 or 5pm, BOOKED

***NEW*** SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12th, evening |  Medard Park Plant City | 3:30pm 4pm, 4:30pm BOOKED

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, STUDIO CHRISTMAS SESSIONS.

These are CHRISTMAS themed sessions in the studio (at The Community Roots Collective in Tampa).

 SLOTS: 9:30 am, 10am  10:30am, 11am, 11:30am. BOOKED

Recommended for children or small families only due to the size of the bed/studio space set up.

Choose from one of the two weekend package options!

 

Moreover, other important booking details to consider. Payment is due at the time of booking and once electronic bookings are sent, you will have two days to complete your booking in order to secure you preferred limited edition holiday session. Also, due to the limited time frame of the mini-session, family units are for one family only, not combined with cousins, extended families, or grandparents, etc. Mini-sessions are recommended for families of five or less, but if you have more in your immediate family, of course you are welcome to book, just note the full family session may allow more vareity of images and selection in your gallery. Also, these quick sessions are just a taste of custom photography, and are not for everyone. If your child takes a while to warm up, or you have small babies, you may be better booking a session with more time. Questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

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Tampa Back To School Pictures: Winthrop Town Center

Tampa Back To School Pictures

Winthrop Town Center

Tampa back to school pictures are some of my favorites I shoot every year.  How is it possible we have fourth graders? I honestly don’t know how that happened. It seems like yesterday we were finally bringing both these precious boys home from the NICU…but I digress. Here they are, at nine years old and entering fourth grade this year.

Look back at our little kindergarteners on the blog HERE. Not only have they changed, but my editing sure has, too. Five years means lots of growth for everybody! I promised them this year we would be quick, and we were able to stop and get mini-donuts afterwards! Bonus for doing the Tampa back to school pictures at Winthrop Town Center. They have Remi’s Minis (yes, fantastic mini-donuts out of a cute airstream)!

I had to capture them in “the yellow” desk again this year. Thankfully my friend Reilly, of Reilly Maguire Photography, still has all the set up…I bring the pencils and the apples.  We were both able to get our kiddos pictures this year together and we invited a few friends too.

I will remember this year as the year the boys finally got into reading. They both are devouring the Harry Potter series.  It was hard to get them to stop reading to get some photos other than the tops of their heads. I could not be happier as a sucker for all things Harry Potter and as a lover of books! If you look back to last year’s session HERE, Raleigh has the first book of the series in his hands…but he just could not get into it.

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Hey, remember this “puppy” well (see their photos from last year HERE), now he is a grown up one year old, but they just welcomed baby puppy sister a few weeks before this session, so how could we not do some photos with baby girl this year?

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Rainbow River Pictures: Underwater Photography

Rainbow River Pictures

Underwater Photography Tampa

Ah, summer. Where did you go?  Why is it summer always flys by? We will never know, but for now, we can reminisce about you, dear summer. Here is a snapshot of our adventures at Rainbow River State Park. These Rainbow River pictures are priceless to me. They wouldn’t be the same without being underwater, capturing the true beauty of the tubing experience.

I am so glad I tried the Dicapac underwater bag this summer. I love my old smaller underwater camera and housing, and can’t replace the adventures I took it on. However, the Dicapac bag; which is basically is a heavy duty ziplock bag over my bigger DSLR, has captured some true magic from some of our adventures this summer. When I finally make it through all of our trip pictures, I will share more for sure! Even simple things like water balloon fights in our back yard are more fun with the Dicapac bag!

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Rainbow spring are so clear, so cold and so refreshing.  We had this adventure with our swim friends, and had the most fun. Their kiddos were braver than mine when we started. But by the end, we were all enjoying the fun of the springs.

Here is my advice if you are looking for your own adventure at Rainbow River.  We launched from the Rainbow Springs tubing launch at this address: 10830 S.W. 180th Ave Rd, DunnellonFL 34432. There are many sites that will tell you conflicting information, so best to call the State Park if you need information before you go! The entrance fee for our car was $5, but we kept our receipt because we later drove to the headsprings entrance later and didn’t have to pay again. You should plan on an early arrival because once the lot is full, the park is full.

Find more details here – https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Rainbow-Springs.  We brought our own tubes, which we later realized was silly…and you are better off just getting them from the launch site because the price is the same and our tubes didn’t stay inflated as well as the park’s tubes! Our other advice is to bring a cord to tie your tubes together so you stay together. I didn’t freak about the boys going to far off, or running into the grassy parts on the edge of the river because we had three adults keeping us all together.

However, we also spent most of our time jumping off the tubes or like me, floating sans tube down the river. I just loved being in the water, and I put on quite a show for a few rafters trying to get back on my tube…but I digress! Next time we will alo take goggles as well!

Our last bit of advice, is to pack a cooler. You can leave it in your car, and enjoy it after the tube trip at the headsprings park. The park has covered picnic tables a plenty. You can then enjoy the “swimming area” at the spring.  You cannot take tubes there, but a noodle or life jackets for weaker swimmers is a great idea. It is VERY DEEP! Even just off the dock and the stairs in, you can’t touch. At all. It is exhausting! So worth the exhaustion though! Enjoy the pictures and if you want to take me on your own underwater adventure, you know I would love it. Email me for details!

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Tiny bubbles! Love the pockets of light along the tubing route and all those light bokeh spots from the sunshine and bubbles!

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rainbow river springs, rainbow river pictures, underwater photography, underwater photographer tampaMy personal favorite below <3 especially when they were so timid as we started!
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We even saw a “real life mermaid!”

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Tampa Family Pictures: Farm Travel Session

Tampa Family Pictures
Farm Travel Session

This summer has been so full of travels for our family. I haven’t shared much on the blog. Only a few snaps on Instagram and Facebook. Now that school is back, it is back to work, and I can work on editing some of the photos I took while vacationing. This summer, one of our stops was with my best friend in Illinois.  Yes, this is about Tampa family pictures, but not actually shot in Tampa this time. This sessions was on an actual working farm in Bloomington, Illinois. I would go back in a heart beat, the lower humidity and temps, and gorgeous sunlight, yup, any time!

When I say my best friend, I mean, like lifelong best friend. We have known each other since we were two. We grew up on the same awesome street in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Although her family moved in middle school, we have kept in touch. We both did our things in college, saw each other a few times, but then once we had kids, we were right back to talking all the time. Thankfully, we see each other quite a bit due to their love of Disney and our family living so close to Orlando.

Our kids treat each other like long lost cousins, fight like siblings, and basically we hope will be forever friends, too. Our kids call each of us”Auntie” since we are sisters by choice. I am so grateful I was able to spend a few days with her family this summer. She hasn’t had family photos in a while so of course we had to plan family photos. I did fly up for their youngest’s birth, and did some newborn photos for them, but since then, I am not sure they all have done family photos.

So, without further ado, here is their farm travel sessions and a “few” of my favorites.  Oh, and don’t forget, if you are local to Tampa, now is the time to book your Tampa family pictures for the fall! Limited spots still open for the mini-session dates found HERE, or full sessions available on Sundays through November. Email Brooke@HamiltonCreekPhotography.com today for more details!

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Kristy Hume - These are amazing. The kids look so joyful! Thank you for finding all the smiles!

Tampa Family Photographer: Studio Family Portraits and Film

Tampa Family Photographer

Studio Family Portraits and Lifestyle Film

As a Tampa family photographer, one of the most rewarding parts of my job is watching children grow. In my opinion, the best part of this job is seeing little kids’ personalities blossom,watching them find their more sure steps, hearing their little voices grow, and sometimes, like this girl, they find their comedic side and they just get me laughing more and more!

Two years ago, I photographed this sweet little angel turn one. My, how she has grown.  Now, she is the funniest three year old I have ever met!  As a result, we had the most fun at her studio family portrait and lifestyle film session.

Below, check out this video fusion of our favorite images with a few video clips. I find video helps bring her story to life. Rembember, her voice won’t always be that tiny, so how awesome will it be to look back on this in a year, or two, or ten?  I love my own boys’ videos so much, so it is my joy to share them with families in Tampa.

(music in video from Ben Sound at www.BenSound.com)

You can tell how loved this sweet girl is! She is so happy in all the pictures! I loved her casual outfit showing her personality and style, and I mean, Pink Converse. You know I LOVE those!! I can’t wait to hand deliver all the goodies they ordered from their session. The perfect way for miss A to know she is loved every day is not only to feel it, but to reinforce it by seeing their love in pictures on their own walls!

So, what are you waiting for? No doubt you need your own family pictures, so let’s set up your Tampa family pictures today! Email Brooke@HamiltonCreekPhotography.com!

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Are you interested in adding film to your session, just ask when booking!

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Downtown Tampa Maternity Pictures: Modern & Urban Baby Bump

Downtown Tampa Maternity Pictures

Modern & Urban Baby Bump

I loved meeting this awesomely hip couple downtown. Especially since they brought their adorable first baby, their doggy! They coordinated perfectly with modern black and white clothing.  So not only did their pup match, but also let the color of downtown stand out! These downtown Tampa maternity pictures I shot last week were so fun to capture. The location really captured their style so well.

Downtown Tampa was an awesome way to show off their modern and urban baby bump in a city they love and call home. The thing I love most about Tampa is the diversity of spaces. You can go from lush green “country” spaces, to downtown, to the Gulf of Mexico all within an hour drive. The Glazer Children’s Museum and the Tampa Museum of Art being two central places to start the downtown photo exploration. For full photo sessions, there is a fun walk I take clients on that covers more than the riverfront. However, this mini-session with the museum area as our backdrop, was perfect. Summer being the rainy season, also means the overhangs of the museum allow for a fun way to be outside but also be protected in case of a quick summer storm.

I offer maternity mini’s all year round, the only real mini-session package I offer year round. For this mini-session, I loved being able to pop downtown and capture this adorable couple before their baby arrives. The smaller mini-sessions are perfect for couples like this, expecting their first child. With it just being the two of them (and puppy), we didn’t need extra time for extra shots with children. Although I love to capture families during maternity sessions, the mini-session is perfect for couples expecting their first child in particular.

Oh, and if you missed the holiday sessions coming up, one of the mini-session mornings is at this very location. A favorite for modern families looking for a bright way to start their moring and a modern twist on holiday photos. Find more details HERE – http://hamiltoncreekphotography.com/holiday-mini-sessions-tampa-2017/. Contact me today to pick up one of these limited edition sessions before they are gone!

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