The Life of a Beach Photographer in Clearwater is Pretty Great
Being a beach photographer in Clearwater is a great job. Last week I had the great privilege to photograph a family on the beach who happened to have the most adorable 2-year-old on the planet.
One of the reasons that we block out an hour for beach portrait sessions is because with kids, you never know what you’re going to get. If there’s one thing we’ve learned it’s that patience is best. I’m always telling parents, “No worries… let’s just wait a bit and see what happens.” Blocking out an hour for the session means that if a little one gets cranky, we can let them play a bit… they usually come back around to smiles before you know it.
But sometimes you get a child like Hazel.
Hazel was a delight. She was having a blast the whole time and yet still managed to pay attention to me when I asked her to move a little or turn. Directions can be hard enough with adults but kids? Forget it. Not Hazel, she did whatever I told her to do, smiling all the way.
Mom is expecting another baby so they changed Hazel into a Big Sister shirt for a few baby announcement photo’s as well. We also did a few with just Mom and Dad and this was when my favorite thing happened. Trying to photograph parents without the kids can sometimes not work. The kids just don’t want to step out of the picture and who can blame them. But Hazel not only stepped out, she came over to me, stood behind me and said, “Smile!” to her parents while I photographed them. It was the highlight of my week to be sure.
After i was done I showed Hazel some pictures on my camera and she was so cute I actually handed Dad my phone and asked him to take a picture for me. “I want it for my blog,” I said, “because I am definitely writing about Hazel!.”
We delivered 57 images to Hazel and family but these are a few of my favorites. When you get your images, they won’t have our name on them. We only do that for the website.