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Westchase Baby Photographer: Tampa Family Pictures

Westchase Baby Photographer

Tampa Family Pictures & Maternity Beach Photo Session

If you are looking at the first pictures you may be confused. you thought this was about being a Westchase baby photographer.  Well, last month, I met the sweetest family, originally from France, at the beach. Their accents are the best, and their kids are the sweetest and we just had the most fun at the beach. Their maternity beach photo session at Cypress Point Beach was one of hte windiest nights on record. They did not skip a beat and never let it slow us down from capturing way too many pictures! If you are a photographer, you probably embrace the wind. Well, if you are a photographer like me any way. I love the beauty in the slightly imperfect!

Here are a few of my favorites from their Tampa family pictures and maternity beach photo session. I loved their mixtures of colors and patterns without being too “stuffy” about matching and coordinating. They went together, but still kept their own style and comfort. Perfect if you are planning your own beach session this year!

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Then, this was the family this month!  Welcome baby M. So perfect, so sweet, and certainly the sleepiest of the newborn baby boom I recently experienced!

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When clients have wood floors, I do a little happy dance. The setting is the perfect backdrop without any fuss. Baskets like this round one are the perfect womb-like spot to get lots of sleepy, gently posed newborn baby pictures!westchase baby photographer, tampa family pictures, simple baby pictures tampa

Looking for a laid back newborn session? Then I am your girl and newborn photographer. Booking for late August now if you are expecting, or you know someone else looking for maternity and newborn photos in or around Tampa Bay! Email Brooke@HamiltonCreekPhotography.com.

 

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Riverview Baby Photographer

Riverview Baby Photographer

This is a long time client of mine and I am so glad I was able to photograph their beautiful baby. After welcoming two boys, they welcomed a beautiful baby girl. She is just as perfect and cute as her big brothers! Being a Riverview baby photographer is the best job. I get to snuggle babies, and take their photos the first week or two of their lives and basically freeze time for their parents and them. Often, I get to see them once or twice a year to continue to watch them grow. It is crazy how fast do they grow, am I right?

The best part of photographing families with more kids is there is more love to document. I love the snuggly pictures of this family taken comfortably right on their bed.  My newborn sessions are run in a relaxed way. If a family wants gentle, simple baby led poses for a portion of their session, I leave enough time with my newborn sessions to do that. The sessions are set for two hours in the comfort of their own home. The process of newborn pictures is different for every photographer but here is a bit more about baby pictures with Hamilton Creek Photography.

The Process of Newborn Pictures

First, we let baby decide if they are ready for poses with the newborn sleeping when I arrive at their house. Parents are asked to feed baby right around the same time I arrive, or just before. If baby is  sleeping, we do the baby led poses. I say “baby led” because I don’t force babies into poses. They are usually on their back or side, and wrapped or gently covered and peacefully sleeping. Sometimes they are placed in a basket that is well filled and snuggly, just like mom’s womb.

If baby is awake when I arrive then we photograph baby held poses with parents, family and siblings. I always let parents decide if the other children are able to hold baby safely, and always recommend a parent, or both parents are right next to the kids while these pictures are being snapped. Newborn safety is always my biggest priority.

Most of the session is documenting your love and family.  If we start with family photos, then we usually wrap up baby in a swaddle and put the baby to rest in their favorite spot they usually fall asleep.  That could be a swing, in dad’s arms, wherever they love to fall asleep. Typically, baby falls asleep pretty quickly. We also keep the room we are shooting in warmer, with a space heater and fans off. That keeps them nice and relaxed and usually gets them to stay asleep while photographing them in the sleepy poses, too.

One tip I have for families is to keep baby’s clothing options simple. The first two weeks, typically clothing doesn’t fit baby perfectly. That can turn into time adjusting clothing instead of taking pictures. Instead, I prefer to provide wraps or use simple swaddle blankets you have on hand. Or, just a simple onesie or well fitting outfit.  No matter what you wear though, a smile and being relaxed helps the session stay fun and stress free!

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These big brothers are so proud and happy to have a sister!
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For real, this mama is glowing!!!  If you are here for this sweet family, don’t forget to comment below to help them get a gift print from me! Want to book your own newborn session? I am now taking expectant babies arriving in mid-August or later! Email Brooke@HamiltonCreekPhotography.com.

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Tampa Family Photographer Studio Motherhood Pictures

Tampa Family Photographer Studio motherhood pictures

Remember this “wild thing”?  Well, what a difference a year makes, right? You can see more of his newborn photo session HERE. Tampa family photographer studio motherhood sessions were not only for moms! Celebrating turning one at the studio was a hit, too!

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I love this family! Lucky me, I have seen them four times since this little guy was born.  I will miss seeing them so much this coming year, but hopefully for Christmas, right?  Are you sick of the over sharing this week? Well, after neglecting my blog for way too long. Tampa family photographer studio motherhood pictures were the most fun.Having a controlled environment, no wind, except the fan, and no dirt/mud/bugs or sweat to deal with was a welcome change! I am so thankful Patti let me rent her Collective Roots studio.  It was just perfect for all these cuddles.

Moreover, I hope this mama enjoys her Mother’s Day this year and the motherhood pictures for always! Breakfast in bed and flowers are lovely, but if you know me, you know I want something that will last! This mama’s house is filled with so many of our pictures and canvases from past sessions. I can’t wait to see the artwork from this motherhood and birthday session added soon!

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All it took was a few minutes for a simple cake smash at the end.  They brought the “wild thing” crown he wore for his newborn session which was so adorable! The details shots at any cake smash are always my favorites.  I mean, come on, how cute is that belly covered in frosting!?!

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Are you interested in your own studio session? I am not taking names for an iterest list so I can email you if I open any up this summer while it is still so hot & hopefully rainy out. Sign up for the newsletter on the left side of the screen (tab) or email Brooke@HamiltonCreekPhotography.com.

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Kristin - Thank you for capturing previous moments as always!! I will treasure them for sure and can’t wait to display a few of my favorites!!

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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