For this family session we had beautiful sun and so many smiles! (Scroll and keep scrolling for so many lifestyle family pictures!) Grandparents came along and I loved including them in a few of the images. While the baby needed a bottle, Dad and older brother played a bit of Frisbee. I'm finding more and more beautiful photography locations around St. Pete. This was at Coffee Pot Bayou - and I loved loved all the flowers!! It is so close to Tampa that I think I'm going to start bringing Tampa families over the Gandy bridge for their family photography sessions!! I've been working with this family when Tara was pregnant with her oldest son! I love watching her family expand and the boys grow like weeds!!
Saying goodbye to the beach....it hurts! It does, but this family has an adventure ahead of them as the move out of state. So, Sarah asked for us to do her family photo session with grandparents at a local beach in St. Pete and of course I said Yes!
Our two our extended family beach photo session was full of locations and fun - but of course I'll let the images and a few words do the talking....
While the sun was still high in the sky we started off in a little park which added some mangrove greenery to the first part of our Florida beach photo session. I started with some more traditional portraits so that when we hit the beach it would be all FUN (meaning I could direct less and shoot as things flowed)! These grandparents where super relaxed and love their families so very much! (See another grandparents beach session here)
On our way back to the beach we needed to cross a beautiful boardwalk, which offered another unique and "florida vacation" type background. The kids were more than willing to run some laps along the bridge!
The bubbles came out and you can really tell how windy it was! I love capturing the color and texture and patterns of the florida beach sand and this was the perfect opportunity during this part of our St. Pete Beach family photography session! (see my personal images on St. Pete beach here)
Look at these amazing grandparents during the family session! These grandkids will cherish these images now and in many years! I think more grandparents should be in family photography sessions!
Last but not least, we headed to and in the water (it was windy and a tad chilly) so after some fun beach family playing they went inside for a quick change to warm up and then we closed out our St. Pete beach family photography session with guitar playing at sunset.
Welcome to Florida! So many beaches, so little time! Even though I live in Florida, my favorite summer vacation is visiting one of our local beaches...Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach, St. Pete Beach, Clearwater Beach, and so many more. Sometimes after school we explore new beaches for a few hours before quick showers, hurried homework and salty dreams.
We accomplished this session in a short amount of time.....it was beautiful weather with a gorgeous sky and of course an amazing family! Between the purple flowering bushes, mangroves, rocks and sand we used lots of textures in this family session.