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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!

South Tampa Engagement Pictures

South Tampa Engagement Pictures

Davis Island Love & Hyde Park

Last week I met with this gorgeous, fun and clearly in love couple for their engagement session. For their South Tampa engagement pictures we shot at not one, not two, but three locations. I was so glad we did because we got a lot of variety in not a lot of time.

We met at Hyde Park Village and shot at the lush Kate Jackson Park. When we met it was cloudy and HOT, so we decided to get closer to the water to cool down a bit! Thankfully, the clouds meant we could hit up Bayshore Boulevard where this active couple likes to spend a lot of their free time together and we stopped for a few shots before we headed to the beach. A quick outfit change and change of location to Davis Island beach, and we were there the rest of the night. i loved seeing these two just relax with each other, and their smiles were unstoppable, really!

The breeze and hazy sky made for a sweet setting in both color and black and white. I could not decide which I liked best so you can see more of the shots in their quick video fusion slideshow of still images and film clips from the beach at the end of the blog post!

Seriously, I can’t wait to document their wedding and love at their late November wedding. We will have a couple of locations that day, too! I adore them and would love them to get a gift print on me, so if you are here for J&J, please comment on the blog post below. This South Tampa engagement picture session is too sweet not to, right?

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See more from our session here!

J&J Engaged from Hamilton Creek Photography on Vimeo.

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Peggy Robbins - Gorgeous photos. Thank you for capturing their personalities and love so beautifully. I look forward to meeting you at the wedding!

Diane - Love all of the pictures, they are awesome. They do bring out their love and closeness for each other. They are blessed to have found each other.

Lakeland Family Photos Lake Parker

Lakeland Family Photos

Lake Parker Park

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Looking to do your Lakeland family photos? Well, if you are morning people, I definitely recommend Lake Parker Park. What a gorgeous location. We met on a weekday morning and were greeted by the most gorgeous sunrise over the lake, and then walked around just letting this gorgeous two year old be herself and have fun. I love relaxed family sessions and this one definitely was just that. I have been photographing this darling family since this sweet girl was just a bump in her mama’s tummy. You can see her maternity and newborn session here on the blog.  I can’t believe how much she has grown.

 

We did this session a few months after her actual second birthday, but that was okay. She is still two and full of two year old wonder. I loved capturing her inspecting everything. She definitely took the lovely surroundings of Lake Park Park all in! I think everyone had the most fun just watching her run and play. This would be more of what I consider a lifestyle photo session. We may get a few portraits, but the focus is not on posing you, having your two year old sit still, and yelling “smile” behind me. Instead, we may do some gentle posing, but for the most part, we let the kids be them, and I think that is where the magic happens!

So, if you are looking for a fun, bright, Lakeland photo spot, this is it. It gives you another option to the standard Hollis Garden, Circle B Ranch or Lake Mirror. All of which are great, but this gives you another option!

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I have some serious hair envy of her too! Can you believe she has all this gorgeous hair at two year’s old? Look at her hair bounce as she runs! Lakeland family photos, lake parker pictures, family pictures lakelandLakeland family photos, lake parker pictures, family pictures lakeland

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