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Tampa Motherhood Storytelling Pictures

Tampa Motherhood Storytelling  Pictures

Tampa Mother’s Day Studio Session

 

Oh man, how I adore this family, these family friends who started out as clients over four years ago.  They are always a trip to photograph because their girls are full of spunk and movement, and they certainly have some animated faces. Meeting their grandma and great-grandma, and knowing their parents, it is not hard to figure out where they get it from! These Tampa motherhood storytelling pictures are more of my favorites from the limited edition Mother’s Day studio sessions.

 

First, you can see the girls with their mama spinning and spinning for days, and jumping and just being happy. Happy girls are always the prettiest! Although they look stunning even when rolling their eyes at my silly jokes, too!

This is Us from Hamilton Creek Photography on Vimeo.

 

Our limited edition session that spanned four generations of gorgeous ladies made me work fast to capture as many moments and more traditional portraits in our limited time. I think the variety was perfect. The best part of doing these type of sessions in the studio I rented was we are not all worrying about sweating, makeup melting off, hair frizzing up or bugs. A win-win when creating family heirloom portraits. Am I right?

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Remember the animated faces comment, I mean, check out the center shot…you can see where the latest generation gets it from, right? Tampa Motherhood Storytelling Pictures, tampa family pictures, studio portraits tampa fl, hamilton creek photography

Are you stopping by the blog for this family? Make sure you leave them some love below to help them get a gift print from me.

 

Interested in your own generational portrait session? Contact me today at Brooke@HamiltonCreekPhotography.com. I am now scheduling for late-July and fall!

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Tampa Motherhood Pictures: Studio Sessions

Tampa Motherhood Pictures Studio Sessions

The “Tampa motherhood pictures studio sessions” are probably some of my favorite sessions I have ever done. Seriously. I never in a million years would have thought it would be that way. I am so in love with lovely lush settings or shooting on the beach. Those are my comfort spots, my niche. But being a Tampa photographer for almost six years, I sometimes get tired of the same spots. These motherhood portraits in my friend’s amazing studio in Tampa were the perfect break from the norm for me.

I have to say, the Tampa motherhood pictures studio sessions may also be my favorites because all of the families are returning families. Families from Tampa who have grown with me. How lucky am I to photograph these kids with their mamas, and each time, I swear they come back so much older, even if I have seen them in the last year, or last few months!

I loved that everyone who booked decided upon the motherhood mini that included the small film with their session, too. Moving films really get me in the feels. The little laughs, and this little girl singing her favorite “Frozen” songs in her wee voice that will only be this small for so long just get me every time I watch. And they are not my kiddos and I tear up watchign this!  I mean, the sweetest, right?

 

I loved their classic, preppy outfits, it fit with the simplicity and classic look of the studio sessions. Each family that came had their own style, and each of them worked with the setting, so I can’t wait to blog all the sessions in the coming weeks!

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Riverview Maternity Photos: What to Wear Spring

Riverview Maternity Photos

What to Wear for Spring Pictures

These Riverview maternity photos taken at my favorite March/April location are like a “what to wear guide for spring pictures!”  I love the fun, wildflower location that pops every spring this time of year. What a super sweet husband to buy the session to surprise her for Valentine’s Day! What a great idea and gift!

She knew right away she wanted to do them at my favorite greenery spot that happens to be very close to my house. I was thrilled with that location, too! I recommended we start at the yellow wildflowers since they only last a little while. Just days later the wildflowers were all mowed, so we were fortunate!

Remember how I said these maternity pictures serve as a what to wear guide for your spring pictures. I am not lying! If you are planning a session in the greenery that is so plentiful in spring time, or if you are like us, in Florida, it really is year round, then picking a royal blue will never be wrong. Royal blue alway pops against the greenery like no other color. This family added pinks and other spring colors, and it worked out well. You could also pair royal blue with yellows and creams!

Heck, I loved the bold, colorful spring pattern on her dress so much I bought a non-maternity option for myself!  Take their cue and my advice for “what to wear Wednesday.” Looking at a lush green setting for your own family pictures? Then go for a royal blue main color. Simply bring in other patterns, without matching the blue too much. All blue would have been boring. The pink flowers, pink shoes and pink the girls’ shirt patterns helped them stand out and still be cohesive in look!

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Ladybugs were a plenty and the girls had a ball running wild and free! Although, maybe not so much at the end when one little one ended up a bit muddy…but it was fine since we had plenty of gorgeous pictures by then.riverview maternity photos, tampa family photographer, hamilton creek photographyriverview maternity photos, tampa family photographer, hamilton creek photography

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Downtown Tampa Senior Pictures

Downtown Tampa Senior Pictures

Urban Senior Photos

I met this young lady a long, long, long time ago. I have had the pleasure of photographing their whole family since they moved to Florida a few years back. It is so hard to believe we just did her downtown Tampa senior pictures and in a few short weeks, she will be graduating! What a fun time we had.

We met near Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa. Then we took a few block stroll around and with a few creative quick changes, we were able to do a few looks during her session. If you are tired of the same look every year in your family photos, I love downtown Tampa for photos, too. You just need to make sure your family is of the right age to make the walk feasible and make sure crossing roads isn’t more work than you want during your photo session!

These urban senior photos are some of my favorites. The light was perfect that night, it wasn’t too hot yet. Plus, M and her family made it more fun. She brought her batons along as well. I loved watching her work and incorporate her passion into the photos as well. Make sure you watch the video of her doing her thing!

Graduation 2017 from Hamilton Creek Photography on Vimeo.

 

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St. Pete, Florida, has some of my favorite uban photo niches for sure, but we stumpled upon a few awesome backdrops in downtown Tampa instead! I loved seeing the city a bit more colorful and artistic!
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Can you belive the little secret urban garden pictured below is in downtown Tampa? Me neither. Pure dumb luck on our account! I bet you can’t guess what this location really is!?!?!Downtown Tampa Senior Pictures, Tampa senior pictures, newsome high school senior pictures, urban senior photos, tampa photographer

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Are you here for this family? Feel free to comment below, and help them earn a gift print on me for commenting!

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Tampa Wedding Photographer: Avila Wedding

Tampa Wedding Photographer

Avila Wedding

As a Tampa wedding photographer, I get to photograph all over Tampa. Whether, small, or big, the wedding size doesn’t really matter to me. What matters is the people I get to meet.

I love this bride and her family. When her big sister got married two years ago, I was there, too (click here to see that gorgeous day). Now, two years later, it was Alicia’s turn to be wed. I am so glad she met Daniel. Honestly, they seem so perfect for each other. Do you remember their amazing engagement session a few months back? Click here if you don’t.

Of course, there are way too many photos to share from their Tampa wedding. The hardest part of being a Tampa wedding photographer is cutting images down…is that just me? We began getting ready at the Avila Country Club. The threat of rain loomed the entire day; which can be stressful if you let it be. As we loaded up to head to St. Lawrence Catholic Church the rain finally began. Unfortunatley, the rain almost cancelled our “first touch” part of the wedding day. However, we stuck it out and I am so glad we did! Those brief moments together before walking down the aisle just gave a minute of quiet in a hectic day.

So, sit back enjoy the look back at their gorgeous day.

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Here you can see the rain falling as they had their wedding first touch outside of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Tampa. Loved all the windows and doors!
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After a short drive back to Avila, we were back to wedding details and I loved the signs the couple incorporated into their day! These were wonderfully made by Pallets and Planks (https://www.instagram.com/palletsandplanks/). They are great for added wedding decor. More importantly, the signs can be reused as art in their home!

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Don’t you love the simplicity of the cake by Alessi Bakery? the colorful roses from The Potting Shed set it off for a traditional and beautiful wedding cake.

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Tampa wedding photographer, Avila wedding tampa, formal bride and groom portraitsThis couple made their own sunshine, and the dramatic black and whites were my favorites from the day by far!

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I can’t help but look at these father-daughter dances and get teary!  I love weddings so much when I get to capture emotions of the day!

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Honestly, this is one of my highlights, and the couple’s highlights, from their Tampa wedding was the traditional greek dance, the Kalamatianós. Tampa wedding photographer, avila wedding picturesTampa wedding photographer, avila wedding pictures, sparkler exit wedding

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Laura Santos Photography - What a beautiful wedding! I love the couple shots with all the green in the umbrellas!

Jennifer Schwarzschild - Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous couple!!!! Love, love, love! <3 <3

Jaclyn Hall - Such a beautiful couple and such beautiful photography! What a gorgeous collection of pictures to remember this special day!

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