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Tampa Child Milestone Portraits: 6 Month Pictures

Tampa Child Milestone Portraits

6 Month Pictures

Tampa child milestone portraits, what a treasured gift to have the first year of your little one’s life. I do offer grow with me packages for clients who do newborn sessions with me, to add a 6 month and 12 month mini-session milestone on to document the changes that happen seemingly overnight. I bet the next time I get to do her Tampa child milestone portraits at one year, she will be walking or running all over the place! This little sweetie, where has time gone? Click here to see her outdoor newborn session.  I actually just had a session last night on Boca Grande, a few miles from where her parents got married, one of the prettiest winter beach weddings I have ever seen, and now you are here and already six months, sitting up all alone, and your parents, well, they couldn’t look happier. Even if we had to meet at the crack of dawn to get this session in. I think it was worth it for this gorgeous back lit session among the yellow wildflowers. I know mama has already seen the one picture of sweet baby R with daddy, and I know he even feels it was worth it to get up so early for that moment captured for always. What a great way to kick off Father’s Day week.  Did you see my Facebook page link to the printables for Father’s Day that make the perfect addition to a gallery wall? A great idea is to have one frame that you switch out printable word art for depending on the holiday or season. These printables are free to download from Simple As That (http://simpleasthatblog.com/2015/05/inspirational-quotes-for-fathers-day.html) and would make a great addition to a Father’s Day gift this year or your own gallery wall at home.  I hope to offer a few more wall art ideas this summer so be sure to check back for some great art display ideas to incorporate your pictures in your home. We all know how much I hate to see your pictures sit on your computer. If you have had pictures taken in the last year…where are they? Need help with ideas, make sure you follow the blog this summer and check out my Instagram feed (https://www.instagram.com/hamiltoncreekphotography/) for other easy ideas!

But for now, back to this six month milestone picture session among the flowers. Get ready for the best baby thighs ever, people! Looking for your own milestone sessions, email me today! It is summer, so I may take a little longer to answer between trips to the pool, but I promise to get back to you soon, at Brooke@HamiltonCreekPhotography.com.

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and can we just talk about her most beautiful baby legs and belly for a quick second? I mean, I pretty much die. Her parents must want to eat her up on the daily!Tampa child milestone portraits, six month pictures, six month baby girl ideas, tampa child milestone pictures

 

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Fishhawk Ranch Child Portraits: Flower field Pictures

Fishhawk Ranch Child Portraits

Yellow Flower Field Pictures Friendship Photo Session

I loved taking these lovely girls pictures. It reminded me of my own childhood with my best friend Kristy, who is still my best friend today even though we are miles apart, we will always have our childhood memories and funny, sometimes unbelievable stories to tell each other. Now we commiserate in motherhood struggles, and laugh over wine and Disney vacations and will always be connected. I hope  these girls have a friend as amazing as Kristy, for life. I can’t say our parents ever let us dress up and run among the wildflowers together, but we have our pictures of every first day of school together until she moved away, and of course, those amazing 80’s outfit pictures!

Any way, back to this session. This Fishhawk Ranch child portrait session was a chance for me to try some new things, and edit some of the session in a more film look. The film look is something I have been wanting to try, but not wanting to really do too much on a full photo session, but if you look below, some of the edits have a bit of nostalgia to them with more grain, less saturated greens, and a film vibe to them. I won’t be an always style for me, because I do love my moody edits with deep colors and warmth, but it was fun to try out on this session with some overly saturated greens and yellows because the sun and location were so bright! Any way, I had fun, the girls did too. I made their flower crowns with flowers from my garden again and stuck some of the yellow wildflowers in when I got to the field. I loved how they turned out so perfectly for them. I let the girls take the crowns home and one of them even wore theirs to school the next day because she felt so beautiful. I love that. I hope she always feels beautiful!

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Lifestyle Film Project: April & May Films

Lifestyle Film Project

Okay, okay, school gets out in a few days for us, and then summer can begin. I am so ready for the fun to begin, not to have to wake up and pack lunches, and getting out of the house for adventures instead of being behind my computer screen all day! And then the next moment I am freaking out about keeping these boys happy, entertained and still on track for starting third grade in a few short weeks! Please tell me I am not alone in that feeling!!!??!!

June will mark the half way point in my year long film project, Project 12, with Everyday Films. I haven’t started that film yet, but I have been really diligent about trying to learn new things, to keep pushing myself in film clip growth this year, but alas, I have been behind in blogging the finished product. I mean, this is a pretty personal film journal of sorts about our boys after all, and I want to be able to soak these clips up for always, and having them online makes it so much easier to share with family and when I just need to see them smile. So with that, here are the films form April and May…which by the way already feels so old and I can see how much the boys have changed since we did these clips!

April was a black and white theme. I wanted to focus on more harsh light than what I normally film or photograph in because I wanted to focus on shadows and more contrast that black and white looks amazing in.  I am happy with this one because I was able to use so much of their voices and capture the essence that was April…hockey, street hockey, all day if I let them!

So sit back and enjoy a look into our lives and the impact films can have. I dare you not to smile watching these! If you are interested in your own film story, I am happy to capture a few families for test productions in August and September, so contact me for some portfolio building rates!

April with the Boys: Everyday Film Project 12 April from Hamilton Creek Photography on Vimeo.

May’s theme was slow motion; slow motion captured in camera, not in post-production. I used my Nikon 1, an everyday camera, not really for professionals so that I could capture our time away from home for a quick vacation and not feel bogged down with my bigger DSLR, which honestly, on vacation can be a distraction to my mom life. The camera does amazing little slow motion films and it was perfect for water splashing, making waves, belly flops and the like. It was also a great practice with underwater films, and I definitely need a lot more practice with it, but for the first time, I am so happy to have this sweet little slice of our vacation to look back on. Plus, I mean, underwater photography is my happy place, and anytime I can get in the pool and play while taking fun picture memories it is a win-win for all of us!

May {Underwater} from Hamilton Creek Photography on Vimeo.

Here are a few still lifestyle pictures from the same time I was doing the lifestyle film project as well.

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Tampa Newborn Photographer: Outdoor Baby Pictures

Tampa Newborn Photographer

Outdoor Baby Pictures

Sometimes the stars just align. This session was such a session. A gorgeous yellow wildflower field that happens to be in bloom when this beautiful baby girl arrives. This family who loves the outdoors just happens to live close by and they even are willing to get up before school starts one weekday to meet me; we are talking 7:30 am people. I mean, that is kismet. Truly! Not every family who just has a baby is going to be able to get out the door, let alone look like freaking J Crew Models a few days after baby sister graces them with her presence. Am I right? Can I get an AMEN?!?!

I knew my gift to this family was going to be a newborn session. I adore Miss B’s spirit, her kids spunky fun and smiles, and after loss, this rainbow baby is nothing but perfection and completes them so. I know her love of photography would mean I could do me and she would just appreciate it so much. This session took less than 40 minutes. 40 minutes people…you don’t even want to know how many pictures we ended up with, but I know wherever this family goes, they will take these memories with them. I will miss seeing them at our son’s school pick up every day, but wish them nothing but happiness on their next adventure in their new state next year. I hope when they settle in their new home they blow these images up so big you can see them from Florida!

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These big brother and big sister pictures make me smile so big. You can see their bonds and fun personalities come out, right? I also think mama will love to have these, because as a mom of two and a sister to a brother myself, I know how much fighting can seem to take over on the daily, so here is proof they do love each other 🙂
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Fishhawk Ranch Pictures: Newborn Photographer Tampa

Fishhawk Ranch Pictures

Newborn Photographer Tampa

Meet sweet baby girl, baby N. She may look like the most peaceful sleeping baby ever, but don’t let that sweet sleepy face fool you. She made me WORK for any sleeping shots. That is okay, I am patient. I think she made the waiting worth it. Her big brother sure did. I mean, just press play on the video below and watch his pride and happiness kissing his new sister!

That cream was truly made for her, am I right? I cannot speak more highly for the Indy Cottage Prop Shop’s wraps and stretch headbands. They are truly the softest and most versatile props I use. I don’t use a lot, but when I do, they are usually hers! If you have a newborn portrait session with me, definitely check her out for ideas!

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When the outdoors look like this, we had to use them for a more natural backdrop for some of the family pictures, right? Fishhawk Ranch pictures in Ibis Park is where we met this family a long time ago, so it was sweet to go back to where I first got to photograph big brother when he was only six months old! Their new canvases they ordered from their session will blend in with their gallery wall of photos from years ago so nicely!
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Remember when I said I was patient? That is because these sweet moments were happening literally right next to me while we waited for baby sis to finish feeding and fall back asleep! How cute are they?lifestyle photography, Fishhawk Ranch photographer, Fishhawk Ranch picturesTampa newborn photographer, the indy cottage prop shop, fishhawk ranch pictures

See their maternity session downtown for a completely different look before miss N joined the family HERE.

If you are here for this gorgeous Fishhawk Ranch family, make sure you leave a note below to help them get a gift print to go along with their artwork they already have planned from our session!

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Tonia Shearer - I was there when you were taking the pictures. You did a wonderful job!!

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