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Davis Island Beach: Tampa Family Pictures

Davis Island Beach

Tampa Family Pictures

Oh my gosh, this family is so delish. Am I right? It helps that their mama is the gorgeous face behind Shannon Renee Photography. She appreciates photography and getting in the frame at least once year. This mama recommended Davis Island beach for their Tampa family pictures this year. I could not have been happier! It was my first time there and I loved the secret beach aspect to this setting. Especially at a time of year that the beaches are so overrun with people and other local photographers trying to capture families in time for the holidays, too!

 

This family is always so stylish for their photos, and it is always so much fun to see their dynamic as another photographer family! I can’t say how adorable these kids are with each other. Truly, they have the BEST big sister, little brother relationship I have ever seen. They are so close and thick as thieves! I loved these first few shots I got of them just being themselves, without any prompting at all! Plus, the sea grapes just happen to be one of my favorite backdrops ever! They pop against the sunny yellow tones, and greenery with their softer more neutral tones.

 

Davis Island beach pictures, tampa family photographerI love when families are interacting with each other and basically ignoring me the most.  We started with the posed shot, but then quickly moved to my “smoosh” move to get them closer and letting the kids be themselves results in those everyday moments we don’t really get capture when your little ones squeeze your hands or tickle you. The nose crinkles are always my faves to capture, especially when it comes from the parents!
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Who wouldn’t want this scene captured when we live in Florida. I mean, sailboats, squishy hugs and the beach?! Yes, please!Davis Island beach pictures, tampa family photographerDavis Island beach pictures, tampa family photographer

We were so lucky when a few clouds came in to create a cotton candy sky that night! I love how it worked well with the soft pinks, light blues, khaki and gray tones. I love the subtle patterns and soft colors at this gorgeous little beach spot right outside the city!Davis Island beach pictures, tampa family photographerDavis Island beach pictures, tampa family photographer

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Tampa Motherhood Photos: First Birthday

Tampa Motherhood Photos

First Birthday Photo Session

Tampa motherhood photos will always have my heart.  Not only was this a mommy and me photo session, but we were also documenting this little one’s first birthday. Keep in mind, first birthday photo sessions don’t have to be just balloons and cake smashes. Milestones can be captured for where they are now. The little details. Like, their whispy baby hair at one year old. Or, capturing their little hands; which will change every year.

 

Speaking of change, watching this little one grow over the past year has been fun.  See more of her past milestone sessions on the blog. Visit her outdoor newborn session HERE . View her “six” month session HERE.

 

Are you interested in setting up your own Tampa motherhood photos? Click on the tab on the left side of the screen. You can sign up for the newsletter to get quarterly updates! Most noteworthy, information on limited edition mini sessions will be sent out to past clients and newsletter recipients first. Plus, I have a great option for limited edition Mother’s Day sessions this year. You don’t want to miss out!

 

I loved putting together some short video clips with a few of my favorite images as well. The two minute video with baby I’s coos and crawling are too precious. Sessions like these make me want to incorporate more and more video into my sessions. Watch the video fusion slideshow below.

Furthermore, these dreamy black and whites are my favorites. Most noteworthy, even withou the little one’s face showing. Instead, images like these make you feel the love and connection these two have. Pictures do not always have to be a smile on your child’s face to show they are loved, or that they are happy. This to me, is what being  a mom is. Moms snuggle and hold our babies, and let them know we are there. Always.

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However, the crinkle nose smiles and doll time are also my faves to capture, so it makes me happy to be able to do both!
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Noelle - I love the small video clips. Thank you again for capturing these special moments that we can cherish forever now! Dad, Austin, was upset he missed the session after seeing the photos. Thanks again for an awesome session!

Dad - I wanted to come but Noelle said I was too beautiful and would take away her thunder! Next time!

Leah - Love the scrunchie nose. 😍

Allison - The sweetest!

Priss - Beautiful girls. Like all the candid moments, just being a little girl. Great job!

Tori - Absolutely beautiful.

April - Great pictures

Mimi - Makes my heart melt. Love and hugs.

Pat - Beautiful mom and precious little sweetheart. Great photos Hamilton creek

Little Harbor Resort Tampa Birthday Pictures

Little Harbor Resort

Tampa Birthday Pictures

I had the most fun waking up early for sunrise on the beach at Little Harbor Resort a few weeks ago. This client’s heirloom album will be in their hands today! They booked two sessions with me in their short time since moving to the Tampa Bay area. First, I got to meet big sister at the same beach this summer. A few weeks ago, we completed this little ones Tampa birthday pictures at Little Harbor Resort. We wanted to incorporate some of G’s favorites as he turns three, so we brought some trains to play with and he looks so cute in his little engineer outfit. Am I right?

No doubt, the dock is what makes Little Harbor Resort so unique. We were there early and only one fisherman was out. We honestly could not have asked for better sunrise that day. The clouds give the shots a painterly effect. The tones were almost like this straight out of camera and are a definitely unique photo spot in Tampa.

Photographing one child on their own is not common in my photography. Of course, I would love to photograph child sessions more. If you have a moment you want to remember at your child’s age, give me a call! It was so nice to have some time with this guy and just capture him being himself. No one stood over me telling him to smile. That is just not my preferred style.

Instead, I love to capture your kids the way I document and photograph my own children. Which is to let them be, ask them questions and let them play and be themselves. There is less pressure for kids that way, and more of “them” in the photo. Sure, I want a happy smile shot of my own boys. Usually if we are playing and having fun, the genuine smiles will come through. But, you will also get their silly sides. Pictures of their thoughtful moments. The details of “them” in the shots, too. Perfect for this guy and his year three photo album!

 

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Jill - Adorable pictures of such a handsome and cute little guy!!

Joy - These pictures are adorable!

Melissa - Best smile on that sweet boy!

Tina - They are all SO GOOD!!! How do I choose?! Love!

Angie - Amazing pictures of an amazing boy!!!

Vicki Torbert - Too big to be 3. Adorable though!

Tia - Such a cutie!

Vikki - Awwwwww

Jenn - They’re great!!!

Jackie - Awesome pictures. Really captured the beautiful little boy that he is!

Jennifer Hoffman - So adorable!!!

Ramona Carver - Gideon is so handsome! Great pics!

Amber - I love them all! Such a handsome boy!

Laurie Anne - WOW!!!! How precious are these!!!! 💙 Great job!!!

Dan Dobson - Great subjects, make great pictures.

Jamie - So precious so sweet

Kristyn - Absolutely adorable pictures of an adorable boy!!!

Lissa Bradford - Oh my goodness these are adorable!! 😍

Chelsea Carlisle - So incredibly precious!

Ansa - He is so adorable…you can’t help smiling right back to his photos.

Tampa Family Pictures Ft De Soto Beach

Tampa Family Pictures Ft De Soto Beach

Extended Family Photos

The week before Christmas I was so lucky to have a few extended family photo sessions. This is another look at a gorgeous beach session on one of the prettiest skies of  the year. Tampa family pictures Ft De Soto Beach for a perfect setting. This family was celebrating their gorgeous “Nana’s” birthday. I love being able to document families together, and know that these pictures become a part of their story. I loved their traditional clothing options, with fun accessories like a bow tie and differnt colored scarves to stand out a bit!

We started at the fort itself, which I had  actually never been to before. I can’t believe that, after living in the area since college!  Ft De Soto was a great spot to start to allow enough time to get some portraits in before we headed to the beach. Extended family photo generally take a bit more time than smaller family units, so we wanted to start early enough but not blind everyone on the actual beach.  The fort allotted that time to start early enough.  I loved the location so much, I headed back with my own kiddos to explore a few days later!

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The pop of red against the green sea grapes makes a great “non” fully beach look from the same session too! tampa family pictures ft de soto beach, ft de soto pictures, ft desototampa family pictures ft de soto beach, ft de soto pictures, ft desotoOnce the sun was almost down, it was the perfect time to let the family face the sun and the best part of Ft De Soto north beach is that there is an inlet of gorgeous water and natural lands behind them, too. They look sunlit but not sqinty or too hot! This one was a definite favorite of theirs and mine from the night.
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Spring and late fall are a great time to visit Ft De Soto for your family beach session and if you can do a Sunday night or weekday, you are likely to see less crowds! No editing out extra beach guests this entire session! Nice and quiet the week before Christmas!

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Bok Tower Garden: Family Lifestyle Photo Session

Bok Tower Garden

Family Lifestyle Photo Session

This family was a dream to photograph. They knew where they wanted their session. They found me through a good old fashioned “Google” search when they saw a previous ]photo session that I had done at Bok Tower Garden in the past. A hint for families looking for a fun, laid back, and gorgeous setting for their family pictures next fall, this may be your place!

Bok Tower Gardens is gorgeous and I definitely recommend the fall, after daylight savings turns us “back” so you don’t have to be there too late to wait for sunset. The light is spectacular and there are so many niches for great spots. Especially if you are a family that enjoys the outdoors, exploring together and just having fun while taking pictures. Nothing has to be too posed to capture you and your family. I love when family’s just want me to capture them, doing what they love, with the ones they love. To me, that is what family pictures are all about. I am so excited for this family to get their heirloom album of this session and their prints on their wall, and a nice canvas, too. These moments will live on, on their walls, and in their hearts, and every day those babies walk by the pictures, they will know they are loved.

We saw a snake, a big spider, a friendly moth, and lots of gorgeous flowers. Even the biggest leaves I have ever seen. Documenting their wonder, their excitment, and their bonds, best job ever.  So, sit back and enjoy a sneak into our night taking pictures ast Bok Tower Garden. Too many pictures to share, but I don’t care!

Oh, and be sure to check out their fusion of videos and still pictures slideshow.

Bok Tower Pictures from Hamilton Creek Photography on Vimeo.

 

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