Tampa Family Pictures Ft De Soto Beach
Extended Family Photos
The week before Christmas I was so lucky to have a few extended family photo sessions. This is another look at a gorgeous beach session on one of the prettiest skies of the year. Tampa family pictures Ft De Soto Beach for a perfect setting. This family was celebrating their gorgeous “Nana’s” birthday. I love being able to document families together, and know that these pictures become a part of their story. I loved their traditional clothing options, with fun accessories like a bow tie and differnt colored scarves to stand out a bit!
We started at the fort itself, which I had actually never been to before. I can’t believe that, after living in the area since college! Ft De Soto was a great spot to start to allow enough time to get some portraits in before we headed to the beach. Extended family photo generally take a bit more time than smaller family units, so we wanted to start early enough but not blind everyone on the actual beach. The fort allotted that time to start early enough. I loved the location so much, I headed back with my own kiddos to explore a few days later!
The pop of red against the green sea grapes makes a great “non” fully beach look from the same session too! Once the sun was almost down, it was the perfect time to let the family face the sun and the best part of Ft De Soto north beach is that there is an inlet of gorgeous water and natural lands behind them, too. They look sunlit but not sqinty or too hot! This one was a definite favorite of theirs and mine from the night.
Spring and late fall are a great time to visit Ft De Soto for your family beach session and if you can do a Sunday night or weekday, you are likely to see less crowds! No editing out extra beach guests this entire session! Nice and quiet the week before Christmas!