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Medard Park Pictures: Colorful Family Photo Session

Medard Park Pictures

Colorful Family Photo Session

I love meeting new famillies. This family was no exception. They had not done family photos in a while, and with their little one turning one, it seemed like a great time to do this colorful family photo session.

Medard Park pictures are always some of my favorites. Mostly because you can’t beat the lush greenery for a perfect, laid back setting. Plus, it is a wide open location. You have to think about safety and comfort level for little ones when picking a location for your family pictures. Medard Park provides plenty of freedom to let little ones run and explore. It feels a bit wild, but there is still manicured grassy areas, too. That is great for little ones. They may be just learning to walk, and providing a soft place to land and shorter grass to allow them ease of walking helps, too. Keeping parents stress-free during a session is my goal. Thinking of these safety concerns before we meet up is part of the custom photography process.

 

Another big part of the photography process for family photos is deciding what to wear. This is definitely a great example of a what to wear for a colorful family photo session. The greenery means when we were planning, that was the main color I said to stay away from too much of. If they all wore tones of greens, they would blend in. You can see how they pop, especially the pinks/fushia and purple tones. Little man’s reddish tinted hair certainly helped him pop, too. Gah, don’t you just love it??? They didn’t match every single person, brought in plenty of texture and were still comfortable during the session. All great tips for planning your next family photo session.

 

Check out more of their session in this video film fusion of our hour together below.  Spring is a great time for Medard Park pictures, with limited May session dates available now before summer vacations, make sure you contact me today for your own family photo session!

 

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As much as the color is perfect, the shadows and light in addition to all their clothing textures made black and white just perfect, too. Medard Park pictures, Medard Park Plant City, family photos tampa, best locations for family photos tampaMedard Park pictures, Medard Park Plant City, family photos tampa, best locations for family photos tampa

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Laura Santos Photography - Love the colors- darling session!!

Tampa Motherhood Pictures: Simple Studio Session

Tampa Motherhood Pictures

Motherhood Portraits in a Simple Studio Session

If you have not heard yet, I am offering Motherhood portraits in a simple studio session in honor of Mother’s Day this year. The Tampa motherhood pictures will be simple, full of snuggles, laughs and real loved moments.

Contact me for more details of the limited sessions. First of all, sessions will take place one day only: Sunday, April 23rd, 2017. Two packages are available for booking. The Tampa motherhood pictures can be for mamas-to-be, moms with just their kiddos, or adult children and their mamas, and of course, grandmas are welcome at your motherhood session, too!

These images were taken in the studio the sessions will be held at. Even better yet, the mama in the pictures is the photographer of the studio I am renting for my mommy and me pictures this spring.  She is the gorgeous and kind Patti, of Sweet Plum Photography. I love her and her family. Her twins are merely six months older than my own identical twin boys. Consequently, I love watching the girls grow and being able to capture their true personality with their mama in photos was my pleasure. Lucky for me, she did the same for my boys and I!

Actually, I already printed a few special items from our session. The wooden photoblocks are my favorite. Especially in the round shape because it is so unique (check those out at the end of the post). Gah, they are so perfect to add to my every growning gallery wall of artwork of our own family story! I absolutely love the photos she took and already treasure them so much.

As a result, I can’t wait to do more of these sessions for a few Tampa mamas this April. However, one spot for that date is still open! Contact me if you have been thinking of doing something nice for your own mama, or your wife this Mother’s Day!

I could go on and on about the black and white moments of motherhood, but instead, I will just show you a few of my favorite shots of our sweet mini session.

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photos on the blocks by Sweet Plum Photography <3 

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Lakeland Newborn Photographer: Lifestyle Simple Baby Pictures

Lakeland Newborn Photographer:

Lifestyle Simple Baby Pictures

There is no better place for your baby than in your arms! That is why I love lifestyle newborn baby pictures so much. As a Lakeland newborn photographer, I get to meet many new families. This sweet and gorgeous family is from just outside the Lakeland. I loved spending a little time with them and their first baby girl. The best part of our day was watching them interact while Dad played the guitar. I am so thankful I have video capabilities on my DSLR, because these moments are pretty priceless. Make sure you catch those videos along with a few more favorite still shots in the video below. How I wish I could go back and document the boys at this stage.  Parents, it doesn’t matter if you use your iphone, or a DSLR, just don’t forget to capture the videos along with the pictures. You won’t regret. Everytime I hear the boys speaking at age three, to now, it is night and day. Their little squeaky voices were delish. So, when they are driving you crazy on those long days, just remember, the days feel long, but they pass so fast. Am I right?

Meet Baby C from Hamilton Creek Photography on Vimeo.

As baby C was sleeping when I got there, we were able to do some very simple, baby led poses on their guest bed shortly after I arrived. I love letting baby sleep, capturing the sweet details, like her flakey newborn skin, the sweetest baby toes, and how she placed her fingers around her chubby sweet cheeks.

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The shot below on the bed, in the center was one of the first shots as a family. Can you believe all those smiles?  Lakeland newborn photographer, auburndale photographer, simple baby picturesLakeland newborn photographer, auburndale photographer, simple baby pictures

A little humble, or not so humble brag, is that this week I also happened to be named one of the top newborn photographers in Tampa. Read more about that in the review below.

https://www.expertise.com/fl/tampa/newborn-photography

 

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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