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Here’s just some of what we’ve been up to in April.

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We’re getting ready for another amazing summer at Clearwater Beach! Even May is shaping up to be a very busy month. The month of May is already almost completely booked up. We’re excited about creating awesome Clearwater Beach Photography straight through summer. We still have openings on our calendar for June and July, so be sure to call us as early as possible to reserve your portrait session. We typically try to encourage everyone to schedule their Clearwater Beach Photography earlier in their stay, before you get sun burnt and also to leave some wiggle room aso we can schedule back up days for you in case of a rainy day.

Here’s is just some of the Clearwater Beach Family Portraits we created in April so far!

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We even got the special honor to create some incredible Senior Portraits at Clearwater Beach this month too.

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We look forward to seeing you at the beach next!

Be sure to call us today at 727-793-7828 to get on the calendar.

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Setting the Perfect Scene for Beautiful Clearwater Beach Family Photography

We wanted to share this image created from yesterday evenings family portrait session on Clearwater Beach. These twins were so fun, and never stopped laughing the entire time. We know they keep Mom and Dad on their toes with lots of silliness, giggling, and mountains of energy.

We always start our Clearwater Beach Family Portrait sessions one hour before the sun is supposed to set and shoot straight on till it gets dark. Lots of times, we get many parents who think their kids won’t last the entire time, and perhaps think a shorter session would be better. Often this reasoning stems from past experiences with other photographers. We always insist on an hour long session at sunset. What’s really interesting is we’ve never had children not last the entire time. Actually we think it is crucial to have as much time as possible in a session and start early. This gives us time to build and earn trust with little ones and get them comfortable with the process. From the first moment we meet a new family, we make it all about the kids. Getting down to their level and engaging them with silliness. Showing them that although we may be strangers, we are silly like them, and this is going to be a fun time at the beach.

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We created a wide variety of portraits from each Clearwater Beach photography session. A good mixture of beautiful journalistic images like this one, and a healthy amount of smiley faces looking at the camera. Then of course we throw in all the running images, silly images, and more. We take lots of pictures.

We keep the children moving. We keep them engaged in the process. We keep them stimulated by moving from spot to spot on the beach. That’s how we get them to last the entire session. We don’t stay in one place and make it boring. We don’t force them to do anything. We work around the children, their unique personalities, and moods which can change frequently over the course of a beach portrait.

In this beautiful Clearwater Beach portrait we are sharing here, this is a perfect example of how we set a scene, make the beach photography process stress free, and work with what is going on with the children in the moment. At the point where we set up for this scene at sunset time at the beach, we had already created a TON of portraits. We knew the boys here were starting to reach their threshold of having enough with portrait time at the beach. It was past their bedtime and they were getting hungry. uh oh…. So we did not even attempt any type of classic, looking at the camera family portrait for this scene. Instead. We first place mom and dad in a seated position up against each other at a perfect angle where we knew we would be able to see everybody and grab a beautiful landscape in the background. We wanted to make a romantic portrait interaction between mom and dad, while including the children.  But we directed mom and dad just to play with the kids for a while, pick up sea shells, give them kisses, and just focus on the kids, not the camera. Then in a moment, we saw the perfect scene taking place, and we simply suggested to Dad that he lean over and give mom a kiss. Just like that a beautiful family portrait was created.

We love this Clearwater Beach Family portrait because it has so much going on in it. It shows so much about this young, adorable family. It shows love. You can tell this is a happy family, with so much love between Mom and Dad, with two adorable, energetic, and genuinely happy kids on tow. This to us is what an ideal family portrait communicates. We teach photography every so often to newer photographers. SO many times we see photographers get hung up over gear, and technique like whether to light an image or not, or what kind of camera is best, and other useless knowledge like what f-stop is best. Etc etc. But see, none of that really matters in the grand scheme of things. Because no portrait session is ever the same, conditions are never the same, and equipment matters so little. We photograph family portraits on everything from a Nikon 7100, Nikon D810,  Leica M-E, Fuji X-m1, and Fuji X100t. Sometimes we light our portrait using profoto lighting. But most of the time we just create portraits using nothing but beautiful natural light, and nothing but a standard prime lens. We’ve found equipment matters so little. What matters most is the interaction between the photographer and the people being photographed. Direction and communication matters, and what we don’t mean is posing, we never pose, we just set up a scene and see what happens within the parameters of the scene. There’s no big secret really. It doesn’t matter if you are some Leica Portrait Photographer or a person with an entry level dslr. Equipment matters very little. It is about being a photographer that is comfortable in your own skin, being true to yourself, and being able to communicate ideas effectively.

That’s how we create Clearwater Beach Portraits every day.

That’s the Clearwater Beach Portraits difference, between our work and other work you see around town.

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Flying Kites at the Beach makes for Amazing Clearwater Beach Photography!

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This recent session was all about fun time with Grandma and Flying Kites! Check it out! Kites were a first for us and then kind of like the guy who invented wheels on luggage, we thought…. Why didn’t we think of this sooner! Genius Idea! We loved it, had a fantastic time photographing this session and hope you love it too. Kites + Clearwater Beach Photography = AMAZING Clearwater Beach Portraits!

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Fun times creating Clearwater Beach Photography.

This family was a blast to photograph. When we arrived the kids were already down at the beach splashing around in the water at Clearwater Beach. Laid back good times was what this session was all about. You could really feel the sense of very close bonds this family had with each other. And the couples, talk about some happy couples. Both the couples in this group were so adorable. You could just feel the love. It seemed like every other frame we had during the editing process they were looking at each other with big smiles full of love. That’s an amazing thing to witness. It’s a blessing that we get to share in and capture such moments with countless families every year as we capture their families Clearwater Beach Photography. After photographing hundreds of beach family portraits, I can attest that it really does never get old. Family portraits are never the same experience from one family to the next. We love keeping the kids energized during our portrait sessions on the beach, because we want them to have fun and not feel like getting portraits created is a chore. The kids here were amazing to work with. So full of energy and we’re just really awesome and happy kids. They loved playing at the beach and we loved photographing them. It’s working with the kids which is the best part of the job. It’s always so much fun.

We can’t wait to see you out on the beach next!

We are getting a lot of inquires already for October, November, and even December. So be sure to call us, so we can discuss your family portrait needs at the beach a little earlier this year. Because it is going to be an extremely busy year. We did 93 portrait sessions in June, July, and August alone. So we are preparing for an even busier holiday season. We’re ready for you and your family next!

There’s a reason why we are the busiest photographers at Clearwater Beach. That’s because we listen to our customers needs. We make their Clearwater Beach Photography about them not us. We are silly and crazy, and love getting the kids excited about portraits. We’re very high-energy because we love what we do. We are also experts at communicating our portrait ideas, posing, and creating those journalistic shots.

The biggest reason we hear over and over again from our customers as to why they chose us, was because our work was vibrant and full of life. It had excitement and real enthusiasm in it. We love to hear that. We believe that consistency counts. The Clearwater Beach Photography you see on this website is consistent. We show ALOT of work here throughout all the pages on this website. If you like the photography you see here, then that’s what your going to get. No surprises or excuses with us. That’s the professional difference behind our Clearwater Beach Photography!

We hope to hear from you and your family soon!

Thanks again for checking out our work.

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More great images from recent August sessions.

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