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    I'm Dana, a natural light photographer in Tampa, FL (and the surrounding areas). I'd love it if you stayed a while, clicked around the website, and check out my work in families, children, maternity, and lifestyle newborn sessions!

    The L Family

    Tarpon Springs Photographer

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    It was a cold, windy day…a blustery kind of day.   Nope, it doesn’t look like it from these images (well, most of them) but it was CHILLY was us Floridians!  But we were there and the beach was empty to we shot the session anyway.  And you know what?  We experienced true magic. Never in my beach photographing life have I seen soon many sea birds at the beach!  I feel like we were witnessing some kind of once in a lifetime migration or something. So what do you do with a once in a lifetime opportunity?  You make the most of it!  To get the girls warmed up, I suggested they run around the beach a bit and chase the birds.  Well I didn’t have to tell them twice because off they went!  We may have ticked off some nearby bird watchers, but it was totally worth it in my book!  These bird images were EPIC!  We spent the rest of our session running up and down the beach and keeping our bodies warm.  And because it was so windy, I brought out my kite to add a tiny bit more of magic 🙂  The girls loved it, but I think they need some more kite flying lessons in their future. LOL

     

    It was so great seeing you all again, L Family!  Until next year!!

     

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    The H Family

    Pass-A-Grille Photography

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    I couldn’t believe it when Stella’s mommy contacted me and said it’s time for her first birthday session!  Has time gone by that quickly?  I feel like it was just a short time ago that I photographed her newborn session.  So bittersweet… But on the more sweeter side of things, we shot at a private property on Pass-A-Grille beach that had an amazing view of the pink palace, The Don CeSar. And it worked out perfectly that Miss Stella came in her prettiest pink dress.  Stella’s grandma and grandpa also happened to be visiting them all the way from Brazil, so we made sure that they got in on the action too.  Stella was entranced by the ocean, but even more entranced by the shelly sand.  So much so that she decided to see how they tasted…again and again and again.  LOL  It was so great seeing you all again.  I can’t believe how much Stella has grown! Until next year  🙂

     

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    The M Family

    Tampa Family Photography

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    While everyone else in this country is enjoying jumping into big colorful piles of leaves, were here in Florida still wearing tank tops and flip flops!  Oh yeah, and shooting family sessions at the beach too!  This family of 6 was joined by their grandma, aunt, and her boyfriend.  Lots of love is given to these 4 kiddos!

    This extended family session was a blast…literally.  A blast of water definitely came at me during the kids epic splash fight.  Don’t worry, my camera was not harmed in the process.  LOL..  Enjoy these images, M Family!  I had so much fun with you all (and I think the kiddies did too!).

     

     

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    The O Family

    Tampa Family Photography

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    Oh my goodness.  Talk about reflection heaven!  When we arrived at the beach it was blah and overcast, but as soon as that sun came out it illuminated the sand and it reflected like glass!  If you know me at all, you know I drool over reflection images!  So of course we took advantage of it and wow.  The results were just breathtaking.  We ended our session with some kite flying, even though it wasn’t the least bit windy.  But little man made his own wind by running super fast and letting the kite drag behind him.  LOL  Whatever works, right?! It was a pleasure getting to know you all!  Enjoy!

     

     

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    Brooklyn’s Cake Smash

    St. Pete Family Photographer

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    Happy first birthday Brooklynn!  I’ve been photographing this little one since she was in her mama’s belly.  I was actually supposed to document her birth too, but as you can see from the images above, she came earlier than what the doctors predicted.  She was a little preemie just like my Emmy.  And look how happy and healthy she is on her first birthday!  So of course we had to celebrate with some mermaid cake by the ocean.  The light that evening was SWOON WORTHY.  When I see light rays streaming through the clouds like this, it calls for what I like to call  a “Lion King Moment.”  C’mon…you know what I’m talking about.  That scene in the beginning of Lion King where Rafiki the baboon is presenting little Simba to his new kingdom.  Yep, we did that!  And little miss cake eater just went to town on her beautiful cake, which called for a little rinse off in the ocean.  We had to keep the pearls on, because what accessory goes better with a birthday suit?!

    It was so great seeing you all again! I hope all of her birthday wishes come true <3

     

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    The C Family

    Safety Harbor Photographer

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    This was my first time seeing Miss Dakota since I photographed her newborn session.  Oh my goodness has she grown!  And just look at those crystal blue eyes and long eyelashes!  She’s going to be a heartbreaker one day.  Of course, it rained all afternoon all the way up until our session.  At the last second, the clouds parted and allowed that golden sun to shine through!  Seriously though, six month old babies are my absolutely favorite to photograph.  They’re still so little, but their big personalities start to shine through.  i think you can tell by the pictures that she’s got such a happy and dynamic demeanor.  Even though we were up past her bedtime, she showed no signs of crankiness.  All smiles and bight eyes!

     

    Happy half birthday Miss Dakota!  I can’t wait to see you again for your first birthday!

     

     

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