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    I'm Dana, a natural light photographer in Tampa, FL (and the surrounding areas). If you're looking for someone to capture your moments and not your forced, cheesy smiles then you've come to the right place! 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!

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    Tampa Newborn Photographer

    A New Family of Four!

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    I absolutely adore these moments.  The moments where you just sit and stare at your new baby.  Her tiny hands, toes, and belly button.  The smell of a newborn baby is intoxicating.  Add a new big sister to the equation and watching them interact with one another just takes this special time to a whole different place. We spent this entire session in babies new nursery!  Did you see those signs hanging up on the wall?  Mommy makes those herself!  Big sissy was taking her role very seriously as she held her and gave her gentle kisses.  And how about their matching shirts?!  Too adorable!

    Thank you for having me in tour home to document this very special time wither new family of four!  I can’t wait to watch her grow!

     

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    The R Family at Philippe Park

    Tampa Photographer

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    Mini session season is upon us!  This session was one of the cutest!  Philippe Park just has so much to offer as far as backdrops.  This was my first time shooting and staying in this specific part of the park.  It’s located on an old Indian Mound!  And because of the height, I was able to get that golden sun glowing though the Spanish moss hanging on the enormous oak trees.  Yep, it’s safe to say I’ll be shooting in this spot again (and again and again!)  Also, check out that view of the bay!  Swoon!

    Anyway, little man wasn’t in the mood to stop being a busy toddler and look into the camera, so we got some amazing candid images with mommy and daddy.  Check out how adorable he is when he cuddles up to his mommy! I absolutely adore when my kids put their little heads on my shoulder, so this gives me all the feels.  And then the photographer gods signaled to him to sit and pose himself on the stairs!  Yes, you read that correctly.  He did that himself!  I think it’s safe to say that he has modeling in his future!

    I always enjoy photo sessions with you all, R Family!!  I hope you blow up that posing image and put it on your wall!! I’ll be coming over to check!

     

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    The D Family

    Lutz Family Photographer

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    Love love love this session!  These girls were so adorable in their matching pink outfits!  This session was actually just a mini session, but I ended up shooting for a whole hour anyway because of all the special moments we captured.  We shot this bright and early in the morning at Lake Park.  Every time I shoot at Lake Park, I wonder why I don’t shoot here more often.  The light is incredible and there;s so much open space for the kiddies to play in!  Makes for the perfect mini session location. 🙂  Anywho, I hope to see you all again soon, D Family!

     

     

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    The M Family

    St. Pete Beach Photographer

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    Another gorgeous beach session in the books!  This mama contacted me to do a beach session for her and her family.  Later I came to find out that her daughters go to the same dance studio as mine!  Not only that, one of her daughters is actually in my daughters class!  Such a small world!  Anyhow, we all met at the beach and had a blast!  I am in love with the color palette that mom chose.  The shades of pink complimented the beach sunset so well!  I have always envisioned the image with all the girls twirling with their mom and dad for my own family, and haven’t been able to execute for myself with my tripod.  So I decided to do it for this beautiful family.  It’s not everyday that I get to do a session for a family with three daughters like mine!  We finished off our session with some kite flying and an epic splash fight under a colorful sunset.  So pretty and so fun!!

     

    I’ll be seeing you all at the dance studio!!  Enjoy your images, M Family!

     

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    The D Family at Redington Beach

    Tampa Beach Photographer

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    The D Family definitely came dressed to impress!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE when my families take their wardrobe seriously!  Mom loves DollCake dresses so much, that she decided to bring two for each of her daughters!  I’m a huge Dollcake fan and recommend them anytime clients ask me for wardrobe suggestions.  I even have a few of my own hanging in my daughters closets.  I wish they made them in my size!!  We were worried all day that it was going to rain and when we arrived, the sky could only be described as pastel.  This happened so many times this year that I lost count.  We celebrated with some dancing, laughing, and flying high through the beach air!  This is easily one of my favorite beach sessions to date.  Everything just worked so well together: this joyful family, their wardrobe, the light and pastel sky 🙂  It’s sessions like these that make me pinch myself when I think that this is actually my job.  So so grateful to be a Tampa beach photographer!

    I can’t wait to see which dresses you choose next year, D Family!

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    Jessica and Matthew’s Mommy and Me Session

    St. Pete Photographer

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    Oh Mr. Matthew.  He’s been such a busy boy ever since I started photographing him for this first birthday!  But the trick to photographing busy toddlers is to embrace it!  You CANNOT slow down a curious toddler.  Nope.  But you can find tricky ways to get them to look your way.  Jessica, Matthew and I explored the beautiful Sunken Gardens in St. Pete. She cleverly brought all of his favorite things.  A fire truck, his lovey, and most importantly: a big box of cookies!  LOL  As we walked around, we found some cool spots to play in and I was able to sneak in a few shots of him doing what he does best.  Playing!  He especially loved playing in the koi pond.  I love love love how these came out!  Sunken Gardens is so gorgeous and I need to shoot there more often!!

     

     

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