We get asked all the time, “Where’s the best place for family pictures on Clearwater Beach?” It’s a great question because the gulf beaches in Clearwater, Indian Rocks, St. Petersburg, Treasure Island and so on are varied and different and you want to be at the best place for your family pictures. Here are a few things to consider:
- How big is the beach?
Some of the beaches are quite shallow. You want enough room to be able to move around and try different things if possible.
- How crowded is the beach?
A tourist beach (like the pier at Clearwater) is packed with people and umbrellas that will add unnecessary clutter to your pictures.
You don’t want to have to drive around for 30 minutes looking for a space!
This is especially valuable if you have small children.
Clearwater Beach Portraits has worked on every beach in the county and we know where the best spots are for family pictures. Plenty of parking, a clean bathroom and a beach that isn’t too crowded with lots of room to move around and do different things. Trust the professionals. 🙂
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.