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.
I 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!
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!