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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!

    Indian Rocks Beach Family Photographer

    The F Family

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    It was so great seeing this family again!  I first met the F Family three years ago when they came to vacation here from Ohio and we did a family session at my beloved Redington Beach Pier.  Fast forward to three years later and they came back, this time to Indian Rocks Beach.  They were staying at the Reef Club Condominiums  , so I came and met them there.  I highly recommend checking it out if you’re not from Tampa!  Cute little condos that are perfect for a beach vacation.  Of course, it had rained all day but the rain eventually cleared and left a beautiful diffused sky in its wake.  And how perfect did their wardrobe match the sunset that evening?!  Kudos to you mom for coordinating those clothes!  I had so much fun with this family because you can really feel that they truly enjoy one another.  We joked most of the time and ended our session with a splash fight in the warm gulf water.  It was so great seeing you all again!  Hopefully it won’t be another three years until next time!

     

     

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    Tampa Family Photographer

    The N Family

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    Little boys, rolled up jeans, and toy trucks and bulldozers were all present at this beach session!  When mom and I were chatting before our session, she let me know that her oldest son could be very wild and crazy and most likely wouldn’t smile for the camera, let alone look my way.  I came prepared with bubbles and she came prepared with bulldozers!  Before each session, I usually make a list of shots that I’d like to capture and for this particular session it was my goal to get at least one image of everyone looking AND smiling.  I call it the image to frame and put on the mantle.

    Once we got started at the pier, little man was more interested in throwing sand than anything else, so I just went with it!  We had some fun throwing sand into the ocean and he was able to warm up to me.  Then BINGO!  We got the shot!  Not only did we get the mantle shot, we captured so many more great candid shots! I strive to do this for all of my clients, so this made my heart happy.  And we need to also take a second to praise baby E!  He might be the smiliest baby I have ever worked with!  I didn’t even have to pull out one trick to get him to smile.  And is it not the most adorable little smile you’ve ever seen with that little tooth sticking out of his wide gums?!  Ah!

    I hope to see you all again soon!  It was so fun working with you all!

     

     

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    Tampa Family Photographer

    The S Family

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    Thank you for all the fun S Family!  I hope to see you all again soon!

     

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    Tampa Child Photographer

    Jaxon is One!

     

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    I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve shot at the beautiful Honeymoon Island State Park.  Jaxon just turned one, so we celebrated with some balloons, cake, and some naked swimming in the warm ocean! I also must say that I am so incredibly grateful for clients who go with the flow. I had the nerve to ask this sweet family to travel through a trench to get to a beautiful spot in the middle of the water all because of the pretty reflections I saw there! We were more than knee deep in water, but they were totally up for it. Thank you for letting me go with my vision. It was totally worth it! An epic Florida summer storm began to roll in just as we started smashing his cake, so we had to move quickly.  But you know what we did?  We turned lesson into lemonade and used those dramatic clouds as a backdrop.  I love the drama they bring to the background of the last few images!  And just as our luck would have it, it began to monsoon just as we got into our cars to go home.  Thank you rain for holding off until we were finished shooting!!  Happy First Birthday, little man.  I hope all of your wishes came true!

     

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    Cake By The Ocean

    Tampa Family Photographer

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    Cake by the ocean?  Yes, please!  Miss Elliana has just celebrated her ONE-derful birthday with a cake smash at the beach!  After a full day of rain threatened to cancel our session, we took a chance and met at the ocean.  “Life is better at the beach” has never deemed to be more true because we were greeted by soft light, pastel colors, and a still ocean.  All of my favorite elements worked together to make a truly gorgeous family session that ended with some yummy cake.  To be honest, babies who cake smash for me usually don’t like the cake!  But Elliana knew better.  She dove right in and ate almost the entire cake!  It was the cutest thing EVER!!  This has truly been one of my most favorite sessions of the summer so far.  I hope you frame some of these, A Family!!  Enjoy!  🙂

     

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    Summertime Session

    Tampa Child Photographer

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    Summer, summer summertime!  I cannot tell you how excited I was to be shooting my two of my favorite kiddies at the splash pad in Ballast Point Park!  Of course in true Florida summer fashion, it rained allllll day and threatened to cancel our session.  But also in true Florida summer fashion, it stopped long enough for the sun to peek through the clouds and allowed us to have some fun and get soaked!  We started our session with some portraits overlooking the Tampa skyline and were able to capture some sweet sibling images.  Then it was time to change into bathing suits and get wet!  Ben had THE BEST TIME EVER while little Madeline decided otherwise.  But come on, how adorable is she in her little bumblebee bathing suit?  Ben and Madeline, I love seeing you both grow up before my eyes!  I can’t wait to see you all again in November!

     

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