Cypress Point Beach, Tampa, Florida
Hello, baby! To me, there is nothing more amazing than a newborn in the lovely natural light we have in Florida, but add a newborn at the beach, well, to me that is just so perfect. I love beach baby sessions. This one was too early in the evening to get down to the beach. The light would have been too harsh, but we had this lovely spot near the beach full of tiny yellow beach flowers and the most gorgeous sun to backlight this family just perfectly. He may look familiar if you saw his little face on Beyond the Wanderlust’s Weekly Favorites a few weeks ago – http://beyondthewanderlust.com/weekly-favorites-oct-4th-oct-10th-inspiration-beyond-the-wanderlust-inspirational-photography-blog/.
This little guy also slept the entire time, which was amazing. The session was a gift to this family from another Hamilton Creek Photography client, and it was set up for a family mini-session and I don’t normally do newborns for mini-sessions, but for family sessions with a newborn, I can do them. I definitely discussed the fact that I may not be able to do sleeping baby poses with an outdoor mini-session, but thankfully, my advice to keep the baby up for two hours (if possible, they are babies after all) before our session, seemed to really work. We were also very blessed with some perfect weather that afternoon, not too hot and not too cold! Plus, I had the perfect pumpkin hat that worked so well with this setting, too, perfect start to fall photographs! His big brother was too cute in his jersey and mohawk, right? Congrats to this lovely family and if you are here for them, please leave a comment below to help them earn a gift print from me!