Tampa Mommy and Me Pictures
Southshore Beach Mini Session
This location is fabulous, stunning and just about perfect, even though they close before sunset. I am already itching to photograph another family there! I did my Tampa Mommy and Me pictures at this Southshore beach the weekend before Mother’s Day. While the water of Tampa bay may not look great, the greenery and mangroves on the beach are perfect additions to family and motherhood pictures with the texture and playful light they let in.
All the moms got their Mother’s Day mini-session galleries before Mother’s Day and some have already completed their selections and that means I can blog them and share more from this gorgeous session with you all. Since family photography is where my heart is, I knew although I was focusing on motherhood portraits, dads were of course, welcome, too. This family does photos with me at least once a year, so how could we not include the whole family since we know each other so well. And, just for one minute, sit back and enjoy their style for a moment. I love that they got to reuse Easter outfits for the session, but it did not come off as stuffy or too Easter-ey, it fit right perfectly for the beach. Their original outfits did not fit right, and I can’t even imagine anything looking better than these laid back, yet, still well fitting, coordinated clothing, that did not match too much. Even the twins who do dress the same, don’t look the same with their own style coming through. The fact that J has his own style and rocked his hat the whole session really helped solidify their styles, too. Mom dressed more casually in cargo inspired but well fitting pants, paired with a soft t and a statement necklace, was just about perfection for me and a “beach style” hit. For more beach inspiration, check out my Pinterest page for beach what-to-wear inspiration (https://www.pinterest.com/HamiltonCreek/beachy-what-to-wear-and-other-inspirations/)!
Can you feel the love oozing from this family? I hope so, they definitely embody the casual spirit I look for when photographing families, that point when you relax and just focus on the love your family has for each other instead of smiling at the camera the entire time.