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Lakeland Newborn Photographer – Outdoor Newborn Pictures

Oh my lanta, this sweet baby boy was the most beautiful baby boy ever. I know, I know, I say that every time I get to document a newborn baby, but seriously. Have you seen a more gorgeous boy? Thankfully this was from a few weeks back, when the world was simpler and I could still help touch and hold this sweet baby boy! The bonus of the most perfect spring weather is being able to be an outdoor Lakeland newborn photographer. This little guy all wrapped up snug was made for the little wooden bowl we placed him in so charmingly. I wish I had more of a pull back of the location because the best part of being outoors is you don’t need much space. You just need some outdoor interest, like trees, grasses and leaves for texture and of course, that beautiful natural light.

I absolutely love that this mama picked this shot below as a lovely canvas gallery wrap as well. The blues and greens pop so nicely with his beautiful skin. And those little hands, my mama heart bursts!

outdoor newborn baby picture

I also loved that this first time mama wanted to document breastfeeding at her session, too. It really does fly by, and it is such a journey for so many mamas that it is just beautiful to capture. These quiet newborn moments are part of the journey for many moms, so why not incorporate a few moments of this bond into your session, too.

breastfeeding lifestyle portraits
breastfeeding mother portraits

The image below with the slightes little baby smirk was one of my favorite shots from the outdoor Lakeland newborn photographer session, too. I love the layers of gray upon gray and the pop of green bokeh from the grasses and leaves behind him. So natural and so sweet!

smiling newborn baby boy
newborn baby boy
outdoor newborn baby boy

I also loved this set up in his own “milk monster” onesie! I love the white and creams with this textured soft basket among the leaves and trees. It doesn’t have to be super fussy, just laying a baby in a basket and getting multiple angles and you have the most darling outdoor newborn photos ever, right?

baby in a moses basket
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Tampa Maternity Beach Photographer: Davis Island Beach Pictures

As a Tampa maternity beach photographer, taking pregnancy pictures on Davis Island will never get old. The beach is small, quiet and so lovely, year round! While we didn’t have a ton of sunshine on this particular night, it worked well with their clothing choices. They went for classic, traditional and bold colors to stand out among the greenery and beach scene. The sailboats make just the sweetest little backdrop, sun or clouds, it really doesn’t matter. Plus, aren’t they about are the most loving and sweetest couple ever!?!

One of the best parts of being a Tampa maternity beach photographer and family photographer in Tampa Bay is that there are so many options for photo locations. Each location can also look so different depending on the time of year your photo session is. However, Davis Island is pretty similar year round. Sure, it may be hotter and stickier sand in the heat of summer, but the sunset across the little bay inlet is pretty year round. My favorite photos were actually when we headed across the street to catch the other side of the island, too. Sure, there aren’t any sailboats that way, but the framing of the greenery made the walk worth it! That is the first image shown below.

tampa maternity photographer, davis island beach pictures
maternity pictures at the beach, couple expecting first baby
beach pregnancy pictures
baby bump with flowers in teh background
tampa maternity photographer, davis island beach pictures

I loved that the sun popped out so we could work in some harsh light images, too. I love when we can get a variety of lighting in a short and sweet maternity photo session.

tampa maternity photographer, davis island beach pictures
maternity photos at beach

Are you currently expecting? Spring time is a great time for a maternity photo session. You can take advantage of my spring mini-sessions for a short and sweet session of your own. More details on this blog post HERE. What could be better than a maternity session amongst the wildflowers? Or, contact me above using the contact form or email Brooke@HamiltonCreekPhotography.com. I am taking maternity sessions through mid-May at this time!

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Engagement Pictures Redington Beach & Pregnancy Announcement

Happy LOVE day! This lovely and sweeter than pie couple was introduced to me by some other lovely and fantastic clients. So, I was thrilled to meet them and help document their engagement and help them get pictures to announce their pregnancy, too. I mean, I think this couple would glow either way, but that pregnancy glow was super real with this mama-to-be! Engagement pictures at Redington Beach really is divine this time of year. Look at the sunset and empty beach? No photoshopping here! I think I may have removed a few fishing pole holders by the water, but that was it!

I loved the quick change of dresses and shirt to give two distinct looks during the full session at the beach. Both dresses were so soft and flowy and have the perfect bit of pattern and textural elements that I am always preaching to my clients about! We talked about wind and the fact that the beach can be a few degrees cooler and a lot windier before the session as well. A bit of planning helped keep her dresses in place because the wind was certainly no joke. I was freezing in pants and a sweater but these two brought enough fire to keep each other warm! We also embraced the windy hair look for the beach. It is a photographers dream really, if you embrace it. If you fret about beach hair, then know a session at the beach probably isn’t for you! I am good either way as long as you do you!

Enjoy this blog post highlighting a fun pregnancy announcement and wonderful engagement pictures at Redington Beach. You can see the dilapidated Redington Long Pier in the background of a few of the pull back shots. Honestly, I still think it is a magical place to do photos in Tampa Bay, so don’t hesitate if you are looking to do a photo session at this iconic spot. Who knows if it will be condemned or destroyed in the comine year.

engagement pictures st. pete
couple at redington long pier
couple snuggling under pier
engagement pictures redington beach
engagement pictures redington beach
announcing pregnancy at beach photo session
pregnancy announcement ideas

Are you expecting? My spring is certainly filling up with maternity sessions. If you are looking for April or May, now is the time to book! I won’t be taking maternity clients for June/July, but if you are expecting this spring, I would love to talk to you! Email Br

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Tampa Spring Mini Sessions: Perfect for Mother’s Day!

Just in time for spring flowers and in celebration of Mother’s Day coming up in May, I am doing some spring mini-sessions for Tampa Bay. The location is limited to one spot in Riverview. This spot currently is a yellow flowers field, for as long as they last. The location works perfectly for morning sessions as well as evening sessions. In fact, this location is the site of my most “pinned” images on Pinterest. Want to see more of that spring mini-session? Click HERE.

The weekday morning times are great for those of you who have flexible morning work schedules. Additionally, these weekday sessions are perfect for babies and toddlers not yet in school!

Or, if weekday evening sessions work for you, those are set up on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings! Most importantly, the time will depend on the date you pick. I am NOT offering mini session dates the week of Hillsborough County Spring Break!

If you missed out on holiday photos, or have a milestone to celebrate these mini-sessions are perfect for you. Additionally, maternity clients, this is a great photo option for you!

family pictures in flower field


Weekday Sessions: $150 includes 30 minute of session time. Plus 15 edited images for your online proofing gallery. You select your favorite five digital images to download and keep personal printing rights to!

Weekend Sessions: $200 includes 30 minute of session time. Plus 15 edited images for your online proofing gallery. You select your favorite five digital images to download and keep personal printing rights to! Date: Sunday, March 8th, 8:15 am or 8:45 am, or Sunday, April 5th, 6:30 or 7:00 pm.

These Tampa spring mini-sessions come with some special priced print and digital options you may add-on after your session, too. Therefore, check them out below this week cutie’s first birthday session.

tampa spring mini session, first birthday photos in yellow flower field

Print & Digital collections:

  • Mini Print Collection 1: small desk print: 1 set of wallets, two 5×7 prints and one 8×10 print and one additional digital negative for download $100 plus tax.
  • Mini Print Collection 2: small desk print add-on with two 5×7 prints and two 8×10 prints and three additional digital negatives for download $150 plus tax.
  • Mini Print Collection 3: Three linen cover mini-accordion brag books with ten additional digital negatives for download $250 plus tax.
  • If you wish, after your session, you will be able to upgrade for $150. That will allow you to download the images and keep personal printing rights up to 11×14 inches to the full gallery.

In order to book your spot, let me know your preferred date. Consequently, I recommend at least one back up date as they may fill up quickly. Email or call me to book. If our session date is open, I will send an electronic booking. Then, half of the payment due at time of booking. The remaining retainer is due two weeks before the session date (or payment in full if within two weeks of your session date).

three kids cuddled on quilt
sisters whisper in field of flowers

As a bonus, HERE is a look back to my blog post about what to wear for mommy & me sessions. I will be updating a new blog post about that subject soon, too! So be sure to check back!

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Lettuce Lake Park Tampa Family Pictures

I loved meeting this family a few weeks ago. We met at Lettuce Lake Park for some Tampa family pictures. We had to move up their session when they found out their beloved dog, Rufus, was ill. I am so glad I was able to move things around for them and capture their fun family with their sweet lab. Oh my gosh, he stole my heart! Here are a few of my favorites from their session. I just mailed off the last of their print order this morning and I can’t wait to see all these sweet shots up on their walls. There really is nothing better than seeing your family up on your own walls. It is so great for your children’s self-confidence and as a mama, nothing makes me happier than seeing images as our family gets older and wiser.

family picture with sick dog

This family incorporated some of my favorite color combos in their clothing as well. The classic dress the mom wore in mustard looked great amongst the greener of Lettuce Lake Park. Blue and yellow is a great combo for most family photos in pretty much any location, too. I love that this sweet, active boy wore shorts as well. Truly, letting your kid be themselves and be comfortable and yet stylish, is the best plan of action for family photos! We did lots of running, climbing and playing and the shorts definitely helped. It also was hot and humid this particular January night, so that certainly helped keep him look cool!

lettuce lake park tampa family pictures

I mean, look at this pup. How happy is he being out in the nature of Lettuce Lake Park? Such a fun spot for furry family members and all kids who love a little adventure and exploration during your photo session. Lettuce Lake is also my favorite spot to capture some fun pockets of light. You can see one of my favorite maternity sessions and some fun pockets of light we found that ended up being some of their faves from the Tampa photo session as well HERE.

family portraits with dog in black and white
family photo at lettuce lake park
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