There’s so much to do in Clearwater Beach when you are visiting that you might not think about getting some family beach portraits done by a professional photographer. It’s easy to be so caught up in the vacation… the day-to-day fun and planning for the moment that you don’t stop and think about the memories. It’s the same with my own family. We go on vacation and my kids moan every time I tell them we are going to take a few pictures. Then, a few years later they are so grateful to have those pictures. They don’t groan about it anymore because they finally understand that the memories are just as important as the moment.
It only takes an hour. One hour on the beach at sunset with Clearwater Beach Portraits will get you images that you’ll treasure for generations to come. You’ll capture your family and your vacation in one of the most beautiful beach locations in the world and that’s not something you can do every day. If you’ve got extended family with you, bring them along too! Grandparents are always welcome and no one appreciates family pictures more than grandparents.
Contact us today and get on the schedule for your Clearwater Beach Family Portraits while here on vacation. You’ll be so glad you did!
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.
One of the things that’s different about being a Clearwater Beach Photographer is that you typically are the busiest when everyone else is on vacation. Thanksgiving is no exception. The week of Thanksgiving we are working every day photographing families who have come to Clearwater, Indian Rocks Beach, Treasure Island and the other small beach towns to spend time with family. We met some great families this week and took a lot of portraits on the beach!