You’ve never seen Clearwater Beach Photography like this before…
Taking things to a whole new level.
Every once in a while, you get a phone call that really makes the wheels start spinning in your head. This particular session started with one such phone call from a wonderful woman named April. She wanted to have some very special Clearwater Beach Portraits created of her Husband Chad, Herself, and their two dogs. They had recently moved to Clearwater Beach and wanted to make some extra special portraits for around the house and to share with family and friends. She wanted a completely custom session, that really showed who they were and how they lived their day to day lives.
So… We did what we do best and got to work.
The session started with an amazing ride on Chad’s boat. We embarked about an hour and a half before sunset on a 20-minute ride which would take us to a small private little island just off of Clearwater Beach. It was on this island, that we would create some of the most special Clearwater Beach Photography we have ever made.
Carolyn and I, began first off by scouting the island. First circling it with the boat, and then walking the perimeter. This session wasn’t about keeping it super high-energy like we normally do, and firing off a ton of frames in order to keep up with kids. This portrait session was about isolating five to six spots on the island to make every image we clicked a masterpiece. We wanted knock this Clearwater Beach Portrait Session of the park, and we were methodical about every detail.
It was also important to consider the anchoring position of the boat itself. Because, aside from island, we also wanted to create a couple portraits of April and Chad on their boat too.
We needed to be able to get on and off the boat and be ready to shoot both on the island and aboard the vessel, effortlessly without taking up too much time and missing out on the sweet light.
On the island itself we started, we started off with some cool images of the dogs running towards the camera. We knew the dogs where a bit older, so we wanted to start off with the running shots early on, before they got tired. This shot of the dogs running was the very first image we snapped on the island. Of course, we like a lot going on in our portraits, and this portrait was just as much about our wonderful couple we were working with and not just the dogs, so we incorporated them into it too.
After that we walked to another corner of the island to create a more traditionally approached portrait of April and Chad, as well as per Aprils request firing of a few shots of just him with the dogs too.
We love creating panoramic and scenic journalistic portraits. It is one of the things that sets us apart as Clearwater Beach Photographers.
But, we also have a great love for a more time honored traditional approach, but we always do the traditional with a bit of modern flair.
The two images on the left here and below were photographed in this fashion.
Next we shot a series of images as the sun was starting to descend from the sky. I think these next images where some of the most amazing from the series. Very photojournalistic, very powerful, and simply stunning.
Finally, I had everyone board back on the boat as it was time to go. Carolyn is ducked down hiding inside the boat assisting with keeping the dogs in place. This is the final shot right before we left. We had an amazing time photographing this portrait session on Clearwater Beach. Going out on a boat to a private island off of Clearwater Beach to make couples portraits was a first for us in the many years we have been doing this. If the opportunity every presented itself in the future, we would be there in a flash! Thanks so much to April and Chad for the experience and entrusting us with their memories.
This little note from April really made us feel great too. The best reward for us is knowing that we made people happy. That’s what it’s all about for us.