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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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Valentine’s Day Fun: Riverview photographer Valentines Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Here is my Riverview photographer Valentines Day post. Just a fun post celebrating all the corny things that this commercial holiday brings along with it. Give me all the cheese! All the fun! All the glitter, all the hearts, all of it! I love that these two can entertain each other, even when they are less than enthused with listening to me. They certainly bring their twin-dom out when they are on the same “team” and these images capture that perfectly. So, happy Valentine’s Day to you all. May you get all the chocolate and flowers you can handle! Oh, and details about a session of your own at this special location is linked at the end of this email.

 

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Tampa Family Photographer John Chesnut Park Pictures

John Chesnut Park Pictures

This family’s session at John Chesnt Park cannot help but make you smile. I giggled and squealed the entire time, too. You know when you meet people and just know they are going to be “your” people? This family was like that from the start. Being relaxed and trusting that I was going to get the details important to them is critical for a successful family session. Our focus was just to let them all have fun together. All while I easily documented their family. I find that if we let little kids lead the way, we can all have fun just watching them be themselves. That is part of the relaxing part. If there is one thing they can take away from this photo session, it is that they love each other very much. Plus, give me a dad to photograph with the most expressive face ever and I am feeling like I hit the jackpot!

Also, John Chesnut Park pictures are also awesome. This was my first time making the trek over to this park but I can tell you, I will be back 🙂 With my own family and likely a new spot for holiday mini’s this fall! It was magical and so many greenery, with light filled spots.

I love that they requested to recreate their engagement photos with their kids. We did a few shots taken at the same location as their engagement session. Just, this time with their kiddos at their feet. What a difference a few years makes, right?

Of course, the dramatic light screams for black and white edits, too. 

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Spring 2019 Motherhood Portraits Tampa

Limited Motherhood Portraits Tampa

Spring time is a time for renewal. I can already see signs that spring is coming to Tampa. There are wildflowers starting to poke up at my favorite field. Also, the days are getting longer every week and the light, well, it is magical right now! So, what are you waiting for? Of course, I want to celebrate mother’s everywhere, but families are fully welcome at these sessions, too!

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Weekday motherhood sessions

Do you have weekday flexibility? Luckily, the motherhood field photo sessions are also open from now through April. The session days are only available Monday or Wednesday mornings at 8 am in Riverview*.

Retainer is $250. These thirty minute sessions are perfect for motherhood sessions in an open field of gorgeous light – see more here. A way to celebrate your baby’s milestones; such as turning six months or a year. As well as to document childhood. These sessions include an online gallery of 15 carefully curated and edited images. You will be able to download and print the gallery on your own. The digital images will print up to an 11×14 size. Please order larger prints and professional heirloom prints with my professional assistance.

 

If you prefer to visit the pink & purple flower field, the price is $325 for a weekday session as there is a bit more travel involved, but the same thirty minute session & digital options are available – see more HERE!

 

Additionally, if you are one of my most amazing returning clients who completed a session in the last six months, ask about your booking bonus at time of booking as well! Refer a friend who books a motherhood session and you both get $25 in print credit as well!

 

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