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Don Cesar St Pete Beach Intimate Wedding Portraits and Ceremony

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My clients opted for a small intimate wedding ceremony at the Don Cesar Hotel in St Pete Beach. Along with a few friends and family, they gathered in St Pete Beach to celebrate their nuptials. The weather report had been predicting afternoon storms for a few days and as luck would have it, a rainstorm blew into St Pete Beach just before we were scheduled to start photographing our couple. We quickly switched gears and went inside the Don Cesar Hotel for some pre ceremony portraits of this gorgeous couple. Luckily the rainstorm only lasted about 30 minutes and we were able to continue with the portraits and ceremony on the beach. As you can see by these images, we had a great time photographing this wedding!

Don Cesar St Pete Beach Wedding by St Petersburg FL Photographer

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Don Cesar Beach Wedding | Don Cesar Wedding | Pass A Grille Beach Wedding Portriat Photographer | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer

Don Cesar Beach Wedding | Don Cesar Wedding | Pass A Grille Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer

Don Cesar St Pete Beach Wedding by St Petersburg FL Photographer

Don Cesar Beach Wedding | Don Cesar Wedding | Pass A Grille Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer

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Don Cesar Beach Wedding | Don Cesar Wedding | Pass A Grille Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer

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Residence Inn by Marriott Treasure Island St Pete Beach Family Portrait Photos

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Our clients gathered their extended family for a vacation at the Residence Inn by Marriott in Treasure Island beach for a vacation and we were able to capture them enjoying the gulf waters in Treasure Island. The newest member to this family was adorably outfitted with Pink Toms’s and I could not resist photographing her cuteness! The weather was overcast, but we were able to have some nice light blue clouds with a little bit of pink for some pre-sunset photos. The ever-changing weather patterns make for unique photos every time we photograph portraits at the beach; never the same look twice!

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Residence Inn St Petrsburg Treasure Island | Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer |Family Beach Photos Florida | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer

Residence Inn St Petrsburg Treasure Island | Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer |Family Beach Photos Florida | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer

Residence Inn St Petrsburg Treasure Island | Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer |Family Beach Photos Florida | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer

Residence Inn St Petrsburg Treasure Island | Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer |Family Beach Photos Florida | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer

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Postcard Inn St Pete Beach Family Morning Portrait Photos

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My clients attended a wedding at the Postcard Inn in St Pete Beach Florida and scheduled me to photograph their entire family on a Sunday morning. The wedding took place at sunset on a Saturday, so the portrait session was scheduled for early on Sunday morning which worked great for the young children and everyones travel departures. Morning beach portrait sessions offer amazing blue sky and blue gulf waters and the dunes just north of Postcard Inn gave us some nice shade once the sun was higher in the sky.

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Postcard Inn Photographer | St Pete Beach Portrait Wedding Photographer | Pass A Grille Photographer | Sunset Beach Photographer

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Postcard Inn Photographer | St Pete Beach Portrait Wedding Photographer | Pass A Grille Photographer | Sunset Beach Photographer

Postcard Inn Photographer | St Pete Beach Portrait Wedding Photographer | Pass A Grille Photographer | Sunset Beach Photographer

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Sunset Beach Lands End Condos Family Beach Photos in Treasure Island Florida

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I really love photographing beach portraits on Sunset Beach at the southernmost end of Treasure Island, right in front of the Lands End Condos. My clients have been vacationing at Lands End for a number of years and their children booked us to photograph the family. This section of Sunset beach features nice dunes, a jetty and a quiet stretch of beach. The area can also be accessed by a short walk at the southern unpaved public parking area on Sunset Beach.

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Sunset Beach Treasure Island Portrait Photographer | Treasure Island Wedding Photographer | St Pete Beach Family Portrait Wedding Photographer | Saint Petersburg FL Portrait Wedding Photographer

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Sunset Beach Treasure Island Portrait Photographer | Treasure Island Wedding Photographer | St Pete Beach Family Portrait Wedding Photographer | Saint Petersburg FL Portrait Wedding Photographer

Lands End Sunset Beach St Pete Beach Family Senior Portraits byThe sweetest part of this Sunset Beach Treasure Island family portrait session was that the kids hired me to surprise their parents on their 25th wedding anniversary. I was honored to commemorate the day!Lands End Sunset Beach St Pete Beach Family Senior Portraits by CONTACT KRISTEN SLOAN PHOTOGRAPHY TO BOOK YOUR PORTRAIT SESSION OR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

St Pete Florida Beach Senior Portraits at Sunset in Treasure Island

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We have been fortunate to photograph some recent High School Portrait Sessions and this session certainly was fun and fashion forward. My client and her family drove from the Orlando area during their vacation from Iowa to have these portraits taken in Treasure Island Beach, just minutes from Saint Petersburg. I am so thankful that they hired us and gave us the opportunity to create these photos.

How much fun are these yellow heels and top paired with her white skinny jeans?! Sometimes we arrive at the beach on a sunny day with clear blue skies and  it is fun to shoot some images with sunglasses while the sun is bright.

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St Pete FL Beach Senior Portrait Photos at Treasure Island

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St Pete FL Beach Senior Portrait Photos at Treasure IslandThis coral dress totally compliments my clients great red curls. She brought along the gray hat and it always fun to create a different look!St Pete FL Beach Senior Portrait Photos at Treasure Island RedSt Pete FL Beach Senior Portrait Photos at Treasure IslandSt Pete FL Beach Senior Portrait Photos at Treasure IslandA perfect pastel sunset to pair with our high school client’s cute southwest miniskirt and tank.Sunset St Pete FL Beach Senior Portrait Photos at Treasure Island

I really like blending natural light with strobed light at our portrait sessions, especially at the beach.

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Casa Monica St Augustine FL 1955 Chrysler Imperial shot on Hasselblad 500C with Ilford BW Film

955 Chrysler Imperial by St Petersburg FL Photographer Kristen Sloan

I love Cars and trucks. My instagram feed is full of them. The older, the better. We traveled to St. Augustine Florida in 2012, and I packed my grandfather’s Hasselblad 500C, bought some Ilford 120 film in St Petersburg at Zebra Color and decided to bring the Blad on vacation. I used to be a Kodak TMAX girl, but Zebra Color recommended the Ilford.

After walking around town, I spotted this beauty. Casa Monica Hotel. 1955 Chrysler Imperial. Just lovely. Well photographed I’m sure, but who’s counting?

1955 Chrysler Imperial by St Petersburg FL Photographer Kristen Sloan

1955 Chrysler Imperial by St Petersburg FL Photographer Kristen Sloan

I love the sound of the shutter when it releases and the crank of the film advancing on the Hasselblad. I was very proud to shoot this camera in college, as it had belonged to my grandfather who purchased it in 1958, the first year the Hasselblad was available in the United States. He had the Zeiss 60mm, the 80mm and the 150mm, along with a beautiful leather case, glass filters in every color you would desire, a polaroid back, film backs and a prism focus viewfinder. Nice setup for a college freshman at CU Boulder. I put a ton of Tmax 100 through this camera and usually printed on Ilford Multigrade glossy fiber base.1955 Chrysler Imperial by St Petersburg FL Photographer Kristen Sloan

1955 Chrysler Imperial by St Petersburg FL Photographer Kristen Sloan

1955 Chrysler Imperial by St Petersburg FL Photographer Kristen Sloan

So in response to the recent BW challenges posed by fellow photographers, I decided to finally show these images. BW film is still my all time favorite photography medium, especially when printed on fiber base paper. And Zeiss lenses are amazingly sharp. When processing my digital images, I hand select images which I think would look great BW and then apply a warm tone BW effect in Lightroom.

Northshore and Flora Wylie Park Sunset Family Photos Saint Petersburg FL

Northshore Park St Petersburg FL Baby Family Photos by Kristen Sloan Photography

It is fall in Saint Petersburg Florida and we are enjoying the weather! The humidity has dropped, temps are in the 70’s to  low 80’s and outdoor activities have become enjoyable again. Scott and I took Ana on a walk to Northshore Park this weekend and enjoyed the perfect temps and sunset. I had recently upgraded my 50mm nikon 1.8 lens from the D series to a G and wanted to test the lens. We walked along the bay through Northshore Park and arriving at Flora Wylie Park for these casual photographs of our family.

Scott helped Ana sit up, while I quickly got a few shots of her. I wouldn’t say she can sit up on her own quite yet, but we have been practicing with her at home. Most of these images were shot between F2.5; I rarely shoot at 1.4 so I decided the Nikon 50mm 1.4 wasn’t a necessary upgrade. This lens tends to be used more when I photograph weddings, but comes in handy sometime when I am taking photos of Ana. For an amateur photographer, this is the first prime lens I would buy to get away from the kit zoom with variable apertures and at $200 isn’t a major investment. I shoot this lens a lot on vacation… lightweight, decent for impromptu portraits and nice for low light details.

Ana and I happened to be wearing matching greens, which I think makes this photo of us look nice. Thanks Scott!

Northshore Park St Petersburg FL Baby Family Photos by Kristen Sloan Photography

Northshore Park St Petersburg FL Baby Family Photos by Kristen Sloan Photography

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