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Tampa Photo Locations at Apollo Beach Nature Preserve Pictures

The Gorgeous H Family

Oh Tampa, how I adore living here! Who’s with me? Coming from Green Bay, Wisconsin, where it is almost always gray and we don’t have springs like this. Therefore, it is such a treat to live in Tampa. While we aren’t super close to the Gulf of Mexico, we do have Tampa Bay, and that makes for a quick trip to enjoy water views. I am always looking for fun, versitile Tampa photo locations. Well look no further for the perfect spring Tampa photo locations at Apollo Beach Nature Preserve is the place for sure!

 

I had my own family photos take at Apollo Beach Nature Preserve this past fall. We definitely did not have sun on the day we did our family photo session. No worries, though, the location has enough beauty it doesn’t need the sunshine to be just as beautiful. Thankfully for the lovely H family, we had sunshine a plenty! I think I have said this recently, but I will say it again. I love beach photos that are not all taken at the beach. It can get boring to me. I just love the texture of the greenery and the added beauty of light filtering in through the trees when I am at the beach photographing families.

What makes Apollo Beach Nature Preserve special is the size of the beach. It is very small and intimate. You may find an occassional fisherman, or a few families braving the water, but for the most part, it is a sleepy local beach. The rocks that line the shore to protect the beach from erroding also makes a beautiful backdrop and added texture that speaks to me in photography.  So, want to try this Tampa photo location out? Contact me today for a late summer session, or early fall session. Weekdays at Apollo Beach are even slower, and I offer a 10% weekday session retainer discount.

Are you here for this family, don’t forget to leave them a comment on the blog to get them an extra gift print on me!

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Riverview Family Photos Welcoming Baby

Fun Family Outdoor Photo Session

Meet the T family. We met at a local park in Riverview. Furthermore, this was a new location for me and I was so excited to find a little green oasis at the beginning of the park. We were close to their new house and they wanted to document their beautiful backyard they are lucky to enjoy daily. It was a gorgeous spot and a spectacular sunset so I was happy to oblige. These Riverview family photos welcoming baby brother was the perfect way to document both boys and their new adventure of brotherhood.

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Additionally, photographing a four week old and a two year old can be a challenge, but you would never know it look at this shot of a super happy big brother with his new baby brother!

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Also, if you are here for this family, don’t forget to comment below and help them get a gift print from me! I can’t wait to see how their canvas gallery wrap collection looks up on their walls! Printing your images from your session is my passion. How awesome is it to have your children see how much they are loved every day. Seeing their own family images up large in their home is the best! Part of my Tampa family photography business is the full service I provide as a custom photographer,. I am there to give clients artwork ideas, actually mocking up what different size prints look like in your own home! I love helping my clients get to enjoy their artwork starring their own family in their homes!

 

Contact me today to set up your own Riverview family photo session. I am now booking July forward and would love to explore some beaches or other fun locations this summer!

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Anna Maria Island Vacation Family Beach Photos

I was so happy to have this family contact me for family photos again this year. This time they wanted vacation family beach photos. I photographed them two years ago at another favorite photo location of mine, Bok Tower. Check out more of that session HERE. This year, Anna Maria Island vacation family beach photos was our plan. It could not have worked out better! I got to spend a few hours with my own kids down there as we had a day off of school, too, and then finished up with a gorgeous sunset playing and chasing their sweet girls. We worked hard to find the right clothing for the beach. I think this mama did an awesome job! I loved her simple, yet stunning print maxi dress. The sweater added a bit of texture and then of course the matching tulle skirts were perfectly girly and beachy!

 

I loved getting there and finding a little gem next to their vacation spot, which I should have done a pull-back shot of. It was actually a little driveway of some beach houses next to public beach access, and the light coming in before we headed to the beach was stunning. I love a good bit of flare and warm yummy light. I always recommend for families with little ones to start photographing them off the beach first. It helps get some more traditional shots, where we can get the kids so sit and snuggle for pictures and portraits. All before we lose them to the lure of the beach. I also love playful, real kid moments, too, so the beach is wonderful for those candid moments, too.

 

Sorry, not sorry for the overload of pictures. This family is taking their Anna Maria Island vacation family beach photos into an album again this year. What a treasure to be able to look back at all this happiness any time they want. If you are here for this family, don’t forget to leave them a comment below so they can earn an extra gift print from me, too!  Or, if you are looking for your own vacation beach pictures this year, I am now taking booking for July and August! Use the contact button above, or email Brooke@HamiltonCreekPhotography.com to capture your own vacation memories!

 

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Riverview Baby Pictures: Sweet In Home Newborn Session

Baby J

How sweet is this little one? I could do in home newborn sessions every week.  Seriously, call me! I love coming to parents, keeping things simple for them and their newborn babies! For these Riverview baby pictures, the parents really wanted lifestyle pictures, which makes me so happy. I really love capturing parents with their newborns so much.

 

Don’t get me wrong though, getting the details of baby on their own is so much fun, too. These parents wanted a few things incorporated into the pictures, so it was great to allow for half of the session on just baby and half of the session for parents and baby.  Most of my newborn sessions are done in less than two hours, so it is plenty of time to capture both. We plan things out beforehand so we are ready when I arrive and it really helps the in home newborn photo session run so smoothly!

 

My absolute favorite newborn pictures from the session is this black and white “bird’s eye view” shot of her sleeping on her tummy. I adore adding lots of textures to my basket images. Adding the high contrast black and white edit and I would honestly hang this on my own wall. This is what people mean when they say “sleeping like a baby!”

baby in basket, newborn pictures tampaThis gorgeous girl was born right before Easter, so the bunny was a cute way to incorporate that into her session. I am not usually a big fan of the knitted sets, because they generally never fit right. I had to eat my words on this one through, it fit her perfectly!

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Mom’s smile could not have been bigger. I love how happy they look and her looking up at her dad, I mean, I die, right?

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Are you expecting? Contact me to set up your own Riverview baby pictures! I am now taking on expecting moms for August and later. Of course, I also travel to all parts of Tampa, and Lakeland, and Pinellas County, too! Give me all the babies!

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Lakeland Baby Pictures: Newborn In Home Photo Session

Lakeland Photographer

I love seeing clients come back to me when they have new babies. I mean, seeing parents become first time parents is awesome. Seeing clients return to see them add new babies to their families is the best! Lakeland baby pictures featuring the now “big sister” in the exact same spot we did her own newborn pictures, lets me continue telling their family story. See more of her maternity and Lakeland baby pictures on the blog HERE.

 

Now, meeting their newest baby, she was one of the tiniest babies I have been able to photograph. So tiny, so precious, and so sleepy! Baby S was happy to sleep away in my little wooden bowl. The bowl is just too darling to put sleeping babies in. I keep them layered in nice soft, textured wraps and “bumps” to keep the newborns off the wood itself. This bowl has become a staple of my newborn photo work. I super love putting creams and soft neutrals together for newborns. The soft colors are timeless and photograph your baby with them being the feature, not what they are wearing.  Of course, adding some pinks or soft colors addds a bit of personality, too, and I am not afraid of that either!

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I love the family photo portion best of my newborn sessions though. Getting the real interactions between new siblings is so fun. You just never know how kids are going to react to new babies in the house. This big sister was so sweet, she mainly wanted to play with me. However, we did coax her into a few with her newborn sister. I love her little hands, with their painted nails sweetly touching her new sister! These moments when the days seem so long and tiring, will be fondly looked back upon soon enough. The years really do fly by, am I right?

 

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