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Family Vacation Beach Photo Session

Sandpearl Resort Clearwater

There is just something about being there to document your vacation with a family vacation beach photo session. When families travel together, there are so many moments to capture. Taking an hour out of the vacation for priceless family memories is just about the sweetest way to make sure the vacation never ends. Cheesy? Probably, but I really do love documenting families who come to visit Tampa Bay!

I loved meeting this sweet family while they visited Clearwater Beach a few weeks ago. The weather was perfect. Not too hot, not too cold, just right. As my other family knows from that same week in a different beach location, we were so lucky the love bugs were not in full force yet in Clearwater! We met at the gorgeous Sandpearl Resort on Clearwater Beach. I have done a couple of photo sessions here and it really is beautiful. The public beach access is close by, but honestly, the beach wasn’t too full of people at all. Even during spring break time for much of the country!

This family kept their beach wardrobe simple with creams, whites, hints of blue and even a bit of pink. They all had different bits of texture to really stand out even in their perfect beach simplicity. The eyelite lace details, linen shirts and stripes and tiny  details on the babies outfits were not too matchy-matchy. Just the right amount of cordination, in my opinion. They all worked together for some group photos, but they also looked great in their smaller family units.

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Are you heading to St. Petersburg, Clearwater or Tampa this summer? I want to document your family, too. I am now taking bookings for mid-July and beyond! Use the contact link at the top of my website menu, or email Brooke@HamiltonCreekPhotography.com

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Sisterhood Portrait Session: Tampa Family Photographer

Sisterhood Portraits Riverview, Florida

I have known these little ones for quite some time. It was so great to see them and photograph their sisterhood bonds again. The field and their darling dresses were a perfect match, right? I love the bold patterns among the nature. As a Tampa family photographer, the environment I shoot in is always a big part of my photography. The first thing I want to focus on for my Tampa families is the connections I can capture. Secondly, I want my clients to wear something that is their style, clothes they are comfortable in, but also photographs well.

The other thing to think of when choosing clothing is where you want to hang your pictures when you are done. If you have bright colors in your house, maybe find clothing that matches your happy style. If you are in a house of neutrals, then you cannot go wrong with planning photography outfits that are neutral as well. The last thing that really helps bring all of these other things together is the location of your session.

This was definitely a fun Tampa family photo session for sure. The girls even enjoyed my hats as much as I do. Somehow, I think they make look cuter, but I still love them for bad hair days!  Want your own family photo session among the field to celebrate your daughters? Call me today, I am starting to book sessions for the fall already! This location will hopefully be available for full sessions and weekday evenings sessions, too!

 

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Riverview Senior Pictures: Family and Senior Photos

Riverview Senior Photos: Family Welcome

How adorable is this family? I love when Riverview senior pictures becomes a family affair. In reality, this may be the last time you take family photos for a few years. Maybe even until you are celebrating their wedding day! So, I always encourage my families who come to me to document their senior graduating to do some family pictures at the same time. There is no need for additional time for most kids. We do a few outfit changes, or in this case, just a couple simple shirt changes, and voila, they are done!

 

Honestly, as long as you pick a senior picture location around Tampa that is pretty diverse, you don’t need a ton of time. Just a few different options for a vareity of backdrops. I love using environments as my backgrounds over stuffy indoor senior photos! This Riverview senior pictures session was set in Winthrop Town Centre, which definitely has a lot of backgrounds to work for most senior outfits. We even snuck over to my favorite backdrop of full on sunset and greenery to really make the location not all urban! Plus, we ended up with a few of my favorite images from the session with the siblings just having a great time and we would not have captured their bonds without welcoming the whole family to the senior photo session!

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These last images just have my mama heart exploding. I love how these boys loved on their beautiful mama and each other, and even little sister. This family is obviously doing something right in raising some sweet boys! Oh, and that shot of dad with his daughter, I mean, how can that not make you happy, too! If you are looking for sweet, real, and relaxed family photos, you know who to call! Use the contact form on this site, or email Brooke@HamiltonCreekPhotography.com for your own senior or family photos!

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Valrico Family Photographer: Field Session full of Light & Love

Valrico Family Photographer

Oh guys, as your local Valrico family photographer, I am so lucky we have so many lovely locations so close by! This one I have had my eye on for a while. I finally found the perfect family to test out the field at recently. They had booked a flower field session but alas, our yellow flowers got mowed.  I love seeing families come back year after year but the challenge of coming up with new locations can be daunting.

 

Just like getting new outfit ideas can be daunting for famlies who do come to me annually or semi-annually. I love that this family drew from their own closets and kep things simple this year. We let the environment being our biggest “prop” to set their photos apart. They also wanted to document the girls’ biggest phases right now.  I really thought was a fun way to bring movement and personality to their session. I am not a big proponent on props, but meaningful items for your family are always welcome.

 

However, rest assured, the biggest thing I want you to see when you look at your images when we are done is “man, I was loved.”  Therefore, connection and love will still be the first thing I capture. Add some beautiful light and magic fields, well, the rest is easy. Plus, this family is just stunning to look at. Honestly, even if you put them in a fluorescent light box, they would look great together! But no fluorescent lights needed when are lucky enough to be outdoors for family sessions this spring. I am so grateful to live in Florida when I see snow still haunting other photographers across the country!

 

Are you looking to capture your family in this location. Don’t delay. The light is perfect right now and I am offering weekday specials, so email me for more details! This is perfect for my clients or hopefully soon-to-be clients living in Brandon, Valrico, Fishhawk Ranch, Riverview or LIthia! Email me at Brooke@HamiltonCreekPhotography.com.

 

 

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I have been dm’d on Instagram a few times about this mama’s hat. It is actually mine, so I can always bring it for your session (after I spray it down with some oils to keep it fresh & clean of course), but you can also find a similar one from The Buckle by Billabong here.

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Tampa Photographer: Spring Motherhood Session

Motherhood Mini Sessions

Oh my lanta. The best part of being a Tampa photographer is enjoying this amazing Florida springtime weather! While the rest of the country is under snow or freezing, we are enjoying the wildflowers popping up all around. Achoo…well, except for all the pollen that comes with the amazing springtime weather, right?  This family has been so good to me. Their dad gifted his lovely wife a session last year in the flowers. Then, again we got together this fall. Honestly, they had one of the most spectacular sunsets of record this year. Now, we met to do their spring motherhood session this past week and were graced again with the most beautiful sunset and one day of cooler weather!

They hit it out of the park with styling again, too. Again, this family kept things simple, just a few t-shirts for the boys, in neutrals, and a main pattern for their littlest babe in a great flower dress that tied in the boys colors and their mama’s dress. Don’t they looked great together? Honestly, it is just right because it is not too matchy! Plus, it let the light and setting among the flowers stand out more than their outfits. Dad even popped in for just a few shots and his neutral clothing didn’t take away from their outfits either. Just an overall style win!

 

Don’t forget, March is for mamas, and I am running springtime specials and a studio session date for mini’s as well. These are great for getting family portraits and celebrating motherhood. You don’t have to wait until the fall to do family pictures. You can do them now and not stress or add to your “to-do” list in the fall when the holidays hit one after another. Before the humidity hits, too! More on the blog post here about mini’s – http://hamiltoncreekphotography.com/spring-2019-motherhood-portraits-tampa/. Trust me, this was a mini session and it is plenty of time to capture a few posted shots if that is your goal and then let the kids play so we can focus on what matters. Your love for each other and hopefully a bit of your children’s true personalities in the photos as well!

 

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