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Redington Pier Family Beach Pictures: First Birthday Milestone

Redington Pier Family Beach Pictures

First Birthday Milestone

 

Redington Pier family beach pictures are the best! I have one slot left for the holiday mini-sessions this year, so if this looks like a perfect way to document your family this year, email me soon!

This little one is almost one and I honestly cannot believe it. How are we celebrating her first birthday milestone already? I think this family will always be super special to me since I was there to photographically document her birth. You can take a look back at that emotional day here.

I was so happy to hear this mama still looks at the pictures every week.  For her birthday she is doing a special theme, but I am keeping those pictures under wraps so they can be used at her special first birthday party. So for now, enjoy these Redington Pier family beach pictures.

My favorite part of Redington Pier is the entrance to the beach is the walkway that ends with sea grapes. Depending on the time of year are really dark and full, or brighter and let more light in. I just love this spot for capturing snug family shots since the walkway is so small. I especially adore the brighter light we had earlier this sunny evening! Can we also make a note of how amazing all their outfits looked, too?

If you are here for this sweet family, please leave a comment to wish K a happy birthday and help them earn a gift 8×10 print from me!

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This little walker face, I die! And see, look at how wet that sand is…it basically blends right into the water itself.

This session was done a couple days after Hurricane Hermine went through just north of us. However, let me tell you, the sand and beach was soaking. I have never been on sand like this before. I laughed when we put down my quilt and I could immediately see the water soak into the hem around the edges…and then ever so slowly saturate the entire quilt. The family graciously sat on the quilt. They tried to look happy and comfortable, but let’s be honest, no body is going to be able to fake it till they make it sitting on a soggy wet blanket.  However, if you look closely at the walking away family picture you can see how saturated Dad’s awesome shorts were. I think the reality of the shot with soaked clothes should be kept for posterity.

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Plus a little video fusion slideshow to enjoy these moments, too –

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Krista Bennett - Brooke you always find a way to not only photograph us but to also capture our personalities and that’s what I will treasure most!!! We are so thankful for these memories. XOXOXO

Sara - Love everything about these, including the reality of the soggy butts 🙂 Y’all are adorable.

Vivian Sparkman - So beautiful that they made me cry (in a good way)! Love them all ❤️❤️❤️

St. Pete Beach Family Vacation Photos

St. Pete Beach Family Vacation Photos

Don Cesar Hotel for Vacation Beach Pictures

Vacation pictures are always one of my favorite things to photograph and provide for families. I even did my own family beach photos this year while we were on vacation! I made the most amazing album of the pictures so we can all look back at the memories and remember the vacation where the boys first caught fish! There is something priceless about having these vacation beach memories to look back on long after the tans fade from the vacation. These St. Pete Beach family vacation photos are no different. This family stayed at the Don Cesar Hotel for vacation and their beach pictures were so much fun to capture. This session was taken during the heat of summer and the summer storms, but we ended up getting their session in on one of the sunny days. As we were leaving the beach, I found a sweet little path of loveliness that makes me long for another session near the resort soon.

If you are looking for your own beach family photos this year, I do have one beach session date on the Tampa holiday mini-session 2016 schedule with two spots left open (see more here).

 

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This last shot as the sun set was definitely my favorite from the session. Even without seeing their adorable faces, you can feel their love and connection and the beauty of the Gulf – a sight they don’t get at home, just makes it all the more special. A way to remember the beach vacation!St. Pete Beach family vacation photos, beach pictures tampa bay, beach photographer tampa

 

One tip I have for you if you are coming to Florida on vacation and getting family photos taken while you are here. Don’t forget to reapply, reapply and reapply the sunscreen the day of the session (or days before)! Also, swimming can cause red and irritated eyes, so don’t forget goggles and/or sunglasses when you are by the pool, too! For those of you who live in Florida and are planning your next family photo session, I definitely recommend the same advice for you as well!

 

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Tampa Holiday Mini Sessions 2016

Tampa Holiday Mini Sessions 2016

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Hello friends and soon-to-be friends! Our Tampa holiday mini sessions 2016 are ready for booking!  Yes, we may be sweating now, but we all know how busy the fall gets and how quickly the holidays will be here. We are already less than 100 days to Thanksgiving!

 

Here is the set up for the Tampa holiday mini-sessions 2016, or limited edition sessions, for fall!  These are the perfect sessions for families of five family members or less, who don’t take long to warm up in front of the camera and for those who just want taste of custom photography.  There are three package options this year. Two packages for weekend dates and one package for limited weekday dates on Tuesdays.

 

These session fill up, so please contact me as soon as possible. All sessions are twenty minutes long and provide an edited gallery of at least 15 images in your online proofing gallery. If you have a larger family (more than five family members), please let me know when contacting me and we can see where your family may fit the schedule.

 

Digital images are $50 per image if you decide to purchase individual images instead of adding on the full gallery add-on, or artwork may be purchased a la carte. Of course, you may order artwork from your session, or pick a package with the right number of digital negatives to print on your own. I offer lovely foil holiday cards you can add on after your session if you want some festive cards, or you can order mini-albums which make great brag books for holiday gifts, too. Artwork is unique, and heirloom pieces will be certainly be more fondly remembered than just seeing them sit on your computer or desk!

 

 

 

WEEKEND MINI-SESSIONS

The weekend mini-session dates and times are listed below. You may pick one of two packages (see below for more details).

  • Package one: Pick your favorite 5 digital images for download with personal printing rights $200

  • Package two: Gallery of images for download with personal printing rights (at least 15 edited images): $325

Back up dates for rain/weather, would be the next day on Sunday same time/place except Nov. 5th, the backup may be another date if needed.  

 

 

***Please note the times/dates that are currently crossed out may change, they are bookings that have been sent out – if for any reason the booking is not completed within 3 days, the times are released back and opened up so please contact me if you wish to be on a waiting list for any of the dates/times. The times crossed out in pink writing are pending payment***

 

Saturday, October 22nd

Morning Lettuce Lake Park

  • 8:30 am
  • 9:00 am
  • 9:30 am
  • 10:00 am

 

Evening Redington Beach Pier

  • 5:30pm
  • 6:00pm
  • 6:30pm

Saturday, November 5th

Morning Curtis Hixon Park

  • 8:00 am
  • 8:30 am
  • 9:00 am
  • 9:30 am
  • 10:00 am

Evening Tampa Waterworks Park & Ulele Riverfront area

  • 4:30 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • 5:30 pm
  • 6:00 pm

SUNDAY, November 6th

Medard Park, Plant City (lush greenery back drop)

  • 4:00 pm
  • 4:30pm
  • 5:15 pm

Saturday, November 12th

Evening Tampa Waterworks Park & Ulele Riverfront area

  • 3:30 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 4:30 pm
  • 5:00 pm

 

WEEK DAY MINI-SESSIONS

If you can set up your family mini-sessions early on in the season, it is a great way to be ready for fall and also save a few dollars. The week day mini-sessions from September – October is $250. Those will be hold on Tuesday evenings only, at specific locations. Once daylight savings ends, this deal will be over. Gallery size will be approximately 15 of the best images and you will be able to download and hold personal printing rights to the whole gallery. Again, families of five or less, or contact me about other options to ensure enough time for your family!

 

Tuesday, September 27, Winthrop Town Center, Riverview (can be more urban or green space available too)

  • 6:30 pm

 

Tuesday, October 11, Tampa Waterworks Park & Ulele Riverfront area

  • 6:00pm
  • 6:30 pm

Monday, October 17, Lettuce Lake Park (Tampa, lush greenery)

  • 5:30 pm
  • 6:00pm

Tuesday, October 18, Tampa Waterworks Park & Ulele Riverfront area

  • 5:30 pm
  • 6pm

 

Tuesday, October 25 Winthrop Town Center, Riverview (can be more urban or green space available too)

  • 5:30 pm
  • 6pm

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS STYLIZED MINI

LASTLY – SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION THEME SET UP FOR KIDS ONLY –

Ho, Ho, Ho Holidays! This year, I am trying a limited edition theme set up for Holiday Minis with a North Pole and more Christmas themed winter holiday setup included. I am planning a Christmas tree with simple, tasteful decorations, a North Pole sign, as well as other more “winter” themed items like holiday mugs and hot cocoa. This will be siblings or children only, not for family sessions. Theme must be used, but I will also provide a few edits of more classic non-themed portraits if requested. The sitting fee is $150 and includes three digital images for download with personal printing rights. Print packages and additional digital packages available, email me for more details on this special mini-session!

One date only, December 3rd at Lettuce Lake Park in Tampa.

  • 3:30 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 4:30 pm
  • 5:00 pm

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Little Harbor Beach Pictures: M Turns 6

Little Harbor Beach Pictures

Sixth Birthday Pictures

These Little Harbor beach pictures are about my favorite from this summer. This rain every night is getting a little old, Florida. Am I right? Fellow photographers, I know you feel me. And those of you trying to set up photo sessions, I know you get me.

This family had just moved here when we were setting up their daughter’s six birthday session. We tried to meet one night at Little Harbor, and although the rain didn’t look like it was going to hit us, it happened to be one of the worst storms we had all summer.  After more and more rain was forecasted every night, we switched things up and tried a morning beach shoot. I am honestly so happy it worked out that way.

The morning light was gorgeous! The trees and lush greenery along Little Harbor beach was just perfect for this sweet girl’s cream lace dress to stand out. We had a great time walking and exploring on the beach. I love when parents trust me and my vision. When they do, I can capture their personality. We get the quiet in between moments. Instead of just focusing on the smiles. We looked for fairies, and I swear this little one would have been a water fairy the way she was able to capture and hold a dew drop. Parents of little ones who love Tinkerbell movies know what I am talking about!

Not only did we get a morning beach walk in but we also did a jump into their pool afterwards. Which was a great cooling relief for me and a great way to wash the sand off before I got in my car! I think some of these underwater pictures are my favorite ever. The black and white of her just walking along the pool worked well with the lines and shadows. I was shooting from just below the water line. That picture was chosen for the top three at the daily favorite at Beyond the Wanderlust. An ever greater honor, they asked to use it for their blog header for the month (if you click quickly, it may still be up HERE).

I can’t wait to hand deliver her own special birthday album and prints later this week! It was so much fun to capture how six looks on you Miss M!

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I am so glad her special first teddy bear still made it to the shoot and even the cover of her custom heirloom quality photo album!
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Brandy - Thank you for your hard work and creativity! I am so pleased how things turned out and your flexibility to make sure we had the best experience possible despite the rain and shy subject. Can’t wait to have the book!

Vicki Torbert - These are beautiful. I can’t believe how grown she looks. How lovely these will be to comapre to her wedding pictures one day.

Melissa Goodyear - these are absolutely beautiful!! So glad you found a great photographer to work with at your new home!

Missy - Beautiful pictures & such a cutie

Toni - Stunning!!

Debbie Calloway - Gorgeous pics !! Marley is beautiful and I love the uniqueness of her photos!!

Julleanna Seely - WOWSERS!!! These are simply fabulous!

Dan Dobson - awesome pictures of Marli!!!

Leona Gerhardt - Only 6?! She looks so grown up! Such unique shots!

Ginger Jensen - These are just gorgeous!

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Back To School Pictures Riverview Florida

Back to School Pictures

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Can you tell that I just adore back to school pictures? The idea of starting a fresh year and having these pictures to look back on is priceless to me. Not to mention the last few years, Reilly (of Reilly Maguire Photography) and I have had the most fun photographing our own kids together.  It started raining on us, and the storm was close, but I am so glad we made time to squeeze in these pictures.  The boys were full of energy, spirit and as usual, the best photos of them are when they are being “themselves” together. I love their sense of naughtiness. I adore seeing them be in cahoots with each other may drive me crazy, but I really wouldn’t want it any other way.

So, today is the day you go on your way into third grade boys. We are so proud of the little men you are becoming. Your sense of humor, style, kindness and courage makes us proud to be your parents. Your swimming this summer shows your determination and desire to get stronger and better at what you love. We can’t wait to see what you do on the first big swim team you are on. You skipped a few levels over the summer and will be swimming daily on the swim team. Which has me overwhelmed and equally over joyed. You are amazing. Twins, but still so different.  Your personality comes through stronger every minute. We can’t wait to see how big you grown inside and out this year!!!

 

This blog post about back to school pictures will also be my what to wear Wednesday blog. The boys picked out most of their outfits on their own, too.  Again, you can see layering is key.  I put a t-shirt over one of the button down shirts. That is my favorite look on boys. I am not usually a huge fan of graphic print shirts, but in this instance I think it works. The textures work, it is not something that will date the picture, and the colors brought a pop to the photos. Our other guy had very graphic pants, so I wanted to keep his shirt a little more subdued.

The outfits definitely don’t match, but putting them together it looks “right” – enough color, enough interest from different layers and tones, so don’t be afraid of color and patterns when picking your next family photo outfits! Knowing the surroundings of the rich bricks and deep ivy wall made it easy to dress them, too. So, don’t forget your location when picking outfits as well! And…I should have ironed the shorts…but this is life, and that is him, so I will let it go.  Hope everyone’s back-to-school is successful!!!

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