Posted on October 23, 2014
The humidity has dropped this month in St Petersburg to perfect fall Florida beach weather. But it is fun to look back at some of our late summer beach portrait sessions. This particular family was staying at Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites and walked out their backdoor to meet us on the beach at our favorite location in Treasure Island. The kids were adorable at this family session, and it is so nice to see an extended family vacationing together.
I am often asked what to wear for beach family portrait sessions. This family selected one of the most popular color combinations for beach portrait sessions; white and tans. These outfits were fitting for this warm August evening. I especially like the belt the mom wore to add visual interest to her cute white dress. I like the popularity of white attire for beach sessions, but don’t forget be afraid of bold accessories to compliment the white fabric so it doesn’t fade into pale sand.
These amazing seersucker monogrammed outfits were bought online at Smocked threads by Cecil and Lou, which hosts auctions on their Facebook page of current adorable childrens’ clothes, many of which are perfect for beach sessions.
As expected, my awesome partner Scott Krebs nailed the post-sunset portraits lit using two SaberStrips. These modifiers are perfect for the beach, as they do so well in the breezes which naturally increase around sunset.
How adorable are these proud, involved grandparents?!
And we always allow time for some fun photos; OHIO!
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Posted on October 7, 2014
Our clients selected Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites in Treasure Island FL for their destination wedding weekend. Friends and Family gathered on Treasure Island beach for their beautiful sunset ceremony to celebrate their union.
Posted on August 16, 2014
There is nothing better than combining Lilly Pulitzer and classic St Pete Beach Florida beach destinations. My client loves spending time in Treasure Island St Pete Beach, FL and adores the quintessential Florida resort clothing line, Lilly Pulitzer. So she decided to incorporate some great Lilly Pulitzer fashions into her senior portrait session.
We started photographing her session at the Pink Palace, the Loews Don Cesar Hotel.The rear courtyard faces the beach and was fillerd with gorgeous late afternoon sunlight.
I love this dress; the keyhole neckline, the side slit, the white lace detail. And her Lilly shoes are perfect!
Then we headed over to our favorite beach location in Treasure Island for these gorgeous images with this pretty white cotton strapless dress. I love her accessories; the metallic sandals and headband.
How amazing is this Lilly Pulitzer turquoise dress?! I love how as the night progressed, the colors in the sky picked up the accent pink colors in the dress.
On this particular summer evening, the sunset afterglow was perfect. Scott captured these moon images with two SaberStrips with a great low camera angle.
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Posted on August 2, 2014
For this Senior Portrait session in Pass A Grille St Pete Beach FL, my senior was visiting her grandparents and decided to have her portraits taken while on vacation. Their home is located in the middle of Pass A Grille, and we were able to photograph some images in front of their home garden. The floral black dress looks perfect with the garden foliage. After an outfit change, we walked two houses down to the private access path to the beach. This path had amazing dunes which we utilized as a backdrop for some of the images. On the drive over from St Petersburg, I was very happy to see huge white fluffy clouds and blue sky to the south. As the evening progressed, a storm system appeared on the gulf, which gave us some dramatic skies before sunset and soft filtered daylight.
Once again, my client’s attire totally compliments the beach on this particular day. I love the subtle blues of the water and sky next to the green dunes.
My client had her friend join her on vacation, and I was able to photograph the girls together throughout the session. I’ve noticed the trend in Senior Portrait photography is to include these “best friends” images. I thought the girls looked adorable in their coordinating blue chambray and denim dresses.
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Posted on July 28, 2014
Its the height of summer visitor season in Florida and my clients were able to schedule a portrait session the week they arrived at Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites in Treasure Island, FL. Several of my recent clients have stayed at Sunset Vistas and been very happy with the property and its great location. It was a warm night on the beach and the evening started off with sun filtered light through the clouds. Those clouds later made for an amazing sunset and post sunset sky.
This family chose classic white and khaki attire for their Treasure Island beach photography portrait session and I like how the mom and daughter wore summery white dresses accented with turquoise jewelry and accessories. Plus these neutrals really make their adorable auburn hair and light eyes pop.
Once again, we were blessed with a nice sunset! Clouds really add drama to the sky this time of day. Scott set up two SabersStrips in an inverted L formation to create this beautiful light and you can view how we frequently use this setup on the beach when other modifiers would blow away or be in photo frame here.
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Posted on July 25, 2014
We have been very busy photographing family portrait sessions this summer. My clients visit Longboat Key, FL every summer and were able to meet Scott and I at our favorite beach in Treasure Island, FL. Last summer, we photographed their family in Longboat Key and this year they were able to meet us in St Pete Beach. This year I loved the blues, corals and whites that they chose to wear for their session. Its always fun to see the kids a year later: my how time flies!
What should you wear for your beach family portrait photos? Lately it seems my clients have been doing a great job of coordinating their portrait attire to compliment the sunset colors. While whites, tans and blues are always classic attire for beach sessions, I like to add a third color for POP!
We schedule plenty of time for sunset family beach portraits. Some of our favorite portraits are taken minutes after the actual sunset when the colors in the sky illuminate the clouds. Luckily there are plenty of ice cream shops in Treasure Island and St Pete Beach to keep the kids happy afterwards.
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Posted on July 17, 2014
This beach family portrait session was taken in Longboat Key, FL where my clients were vacationing. Portions of their family stayed at Wicker Inn, while some stayed at the Sea Oats Condos. We usually meet our clients and one and a half hours before the sunset to allow for variations in the weather. This night was a windy evening, with storm clouds rolling in right at sunset. I really like the blues and greens this family chose to wear; the colors remind me of sea glass.
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