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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 B Family

    Tampa Family Photographer

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    This seems like the perfect first session to blog after Irma the terrible hurricane has devastated our beautiful state of Florida. This session was shot after a loooong day of storms, but we took a chance anyway because you know what happens after a stormy day: a rainbow!  We rolled the dice and drove to the beach and our gambling worked completely in our favor.  We arrived to a rainbow!! (Now please don’t take this post as a sign to start gambling and then go to Vegas to play some craps…When you lose, you may NOT come and complain to me and say “Well, you gambled and it worked!”  NO THANK YOU  😉

    Anyway, I digress…back to this session.  Kudos to mom for putting together an amazing wardrobe for her family.  (I love when moms read my What To Wear Guide!)  I mean, look at little mans suspenders!  They are adorable! We were able to capture some really fun family moments and ended our session with little missy modeling the most gorgeous dress from DollCake.  So incredibly perfect for a beach session. Swoon worthy for sure.  Just as we shot the last picture, a wicked storm began to roll in and we literally had to run for our cars.  We made it just in time to keep everything safe and dry.  Whew!  Thank you, B Family for gambling with me and making this one of the most gorgeous sessions of the summer!  Now, I’m off to Vegas…  JK  😉

     

     

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    The G Family

    Tarpon Springs Family Photographer

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    Waking up at 6 AM definitely has its perks.  There are no people on the road, I get to drink my coffee to my favorite music in the car, and the sunrise is AMAZING!  We ventured to Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs for this sunrise session.  I was a bit nervous since I’ve never been there for the sunrise but all I could say is WOW!  The sunrise is equally as beautiful as a sunset except we got to enjoy it by ourselves.  There are no people there that early which is all kinds of awesome in my book.  No one to photoshop out of the background!  Woohoo!  We had so much fun at the beach.  We chased birds, we splashed, and the girls even took a bit of a swim in their pretty dresses.  I will definitely be scheduling more sunrise sessions here in the future!!

     

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    Chellie and David

    Tampa Maternity Photographer

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    I cannot say enough how refreshing it was to shoot a maternity session!  For months I’ve consistently shot families with young children.  While I absolutely love to capture the innocence of childhood, it’s also nice to be able to give direction to my subjects without jumping up and down or making obnoxious noises to get them to look my way.  When Chellie contacted me to shoot her maternity session, I could not have been more thrilled for them!  I actually shot their engagement session a couple of years ago.  I love being apart of families lives and watching them become engaged, married, and then expecting!  It’s the circle of liiiiiife <—- insert Rafiki holding up baby Simba here.  LOL…  We were blessed with pink cotton candy skies this evening which are totally my jam as you may know.  Swoon! And I also have to point out that Chellie is literally a glowing mommy-to-be.  She has the cutest little baby bump!  Why couldn’t I have looked like that when I was pregnant?!  Haha..  Chellie and David:  I’m so excited for you both and I can’t wait to meet your little guy!

     

     

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    The G Family

    Redington Beach Family Photographer

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    Another fun session with some kite flying!  This beautiful family came to vacation here in St. Pete and brought their best friend and her son along.  They were so much fun!  We got a seriously gorgeous sunset that evening, especially when we decided to take the kite out and fly it.  And how cute is the baby’s headband?!  So perfect for a beach session.  If you’re wondering where she got it, you can find it at Birdie Baby Boutique. I’ve been having such a blast with my vacationing clients, probably because they’re in a Florida state of mind.  Amiright?!  Enjoy these pictures, G Family!

     

     

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    The P Family

    St. Pete Family Photographer

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    I cannot say how humbled I am when I have a family that travels an hour or more to come have their pictures taken with me!  This beautiful family came to me from Orlando.  Not only did they drive across the state, but it was also on the night before the first day of school!  Since they sacrificed that night for me, I made sure we had an extra magical session.  We chased seagulls, picked shells and baby clams, and flew a kite!  Coincidentally, I purchased the kite that same day, so I decided to bring it along with me to my session to test out its flying skills.  As you can see, kite flying lessons were a success!  I’ll definitely be bringing my kite along for future family sessions.  So much fun!  Although it started out as an overcast evening, the sun peeked through the clouds for the last 15 minutes of our session and we were able to make some magic.  Thank you P Family for making the trip to the west coast of Florida.  I hope you treasure these family memories forever, and blow them up big on your walls!

     

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    Tampa Mommy and Me Photographer

    The B Family

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    This session definitely takes the cake for one of my most favorite sessions of the summer!  Not only do mommy and me sessions have a special place in my heart, but HELLO!  There was a rainbow!  Can you believe that I drove through a crazy thunderstorm to get to the beach?  Well of course you can, it’s Florida summer and theres a rainbow to prove it!  As soon as I arrived, the rainbow was already out in full force, so we got started right away to make sure that we could capture it!  It actually stuck around for almost our entire session!  Usually, they gradually fade away and are completely gone after 10 minutes.  We got so lucky!  These adorable twins came to vacation with their mommy, aunt, and cousin.  Fun fact, these twins mom is also an identical twin herself.  You know what I call that?  Twinning in life! (just pretend to chuckle) You don’t see their aunt here because she was busy catching a huge crab behind the scenes.  And I mean it was a huuuuge blue crab.  Don’t worry, we didn’t eat it for dinner although I would’ve loved to.  YUM!  It was so nice meeting you all and frolicking on the beach in front of a rainbow.  Thank you for allowing me to capture your Florida beach memories 🙂

     

     

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