St Pete Beach Summer Family Sunset Portraits at Treasure Island

St Pete Beach FL Family Portrait Photos By Kristen Sloan Photography

I have noticed that many evenings, my clients attire will compliment the colors of the sunset. For this family beach portrait session in Treasure Island St Pete Beach, the sunset colors were soft and subtle. I love how my clients clothing choice of soft pale peach, light grays and navy feel modern blends well with the natural beach environment at sunset.  The kids had a great time playing at the beach….

St Pete Beach FL Family Portrait Photos By Kristen Sloan Photography

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St Pete Beach FL Family Portrait Photos By Kristen Sloan Photography

St Pete Beach FL Family Portrait Photos By Kristen Sloan Photography | St Pete Beach Photographer | Treasure Island Family Beach Photos |Treasure Island Photographer | 33706 Photographer

St Pete Beach FL Family Portrait Photos By Kristen Sloan Photography

St Pete Beach FL Family Portrait Photos By Kristen Sloan Photography |St Pete Beach Photographer | Treasure Island Family Beach Photos |Treasure Island Photographer | 33706 Photographer

St Pete Beach FL Family Portrait Photos By Kristen Sloan Photography

St Pete Beach FL Family Portrait Photos By Kristen Sloan Photography | St Pete Beach Photographer | Treasure Island Family Beach Photos |Treasure Island Photographer | 33706 Photographer

St Pete Beach FL Family Portrait Photos By Kristen Sloan Photography

St Pete Beach FL Family Portrait Photos By Kristen Sloan Photography | St Pete Beach Photographer | Treasure Island Family Beach Photos |Treasure Island Photographer | 33706 Photographer

St Pete Beach FL Family Portrait Photos By Kristen Sloan Photography

St Pete Beach FL Family Portrait Photos By Kristen Sloan Photography | St Pete Beach Photographer | Treasure Island Family Beach Photos |Treasure Island Photographer | 33706 Photographer

St Pete Beach FL Family Portrait Photos By Kristen Sloan Photography

St Pete Beach FL Family Portrait Photos By Kristen Sloan Photography | St Pete Beach Photographer | Treasure Island Family Beach Photos |Treasure Island Photographer | 33706 Photographer

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Thomas Center Gainesville Florida Pregnancy Portraits

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Pregnancy Portraits Tampa Bay Florida Photographer Kristen Sloan

Couples pregnancy portrait sessions are becoming popular with my clients, and this pregnancy portrait session showcases this jubilant time in an expecting couples life. Photographed on location the Thomas Center in Gainesville, Florida, we returned to the location where this couple were married. A very sweet, sentimental gesture and the Thomas Center’s grounds are very pretty with mature oaks and spanish moss.

Raindrops did not slow us from photographing this session, and the umbrellas became fun props.

Pregnancy Portraits Tampa Bay Florida Photographer Kristen Sloan

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Pregnancy Portraits Tampa Bay Saint Petersburg Florida Photographer Kristen Sloan

Pregnancy Portraits Tampa Bay Saint Petersburg Florida Photographer Kristen Sloan

Pregnancy Portraits Tampa Bay Saint Petersburg Florida Photographer Kristen Sloan

Pregnancy Portraits Saint Petersburg Florida Kristen Sloan

Pregnancy Portraits Saint Petersburg Florida Kristen Sloan

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Couples Pregnancy Portraits  Saint Petersburg Florida Photographer Kristen Sloan

Couples Pregnancy Portraits  Saint Petersburg Florida Photographer Kristen Sloan

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Vinoy Park Beach and Coffee Pot Boulevard Saint Petersburg Florida Portraits

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I photographed portraits of Ann in along scenic Coffee Pot Blvd in Saint Petersburg Florida. Coffe Pot Bayou provides a beautiful backdrop, and I especially love the white stucco spanish style park structures which featured bougainvillea in bloom. As the afternoon light progressed, we sought the golden hour light on the Vinoy Park beach.

During this shoot I mixed available light with fill light provided by two SaberStrips in an upside L formation. The SaberStrips in this formation create a soft box look, and allow space for me to photograph my subject. At times I used the fill light, at other times I just shot available light.

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Longboat Key Family Beach Portraits

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The Johns family traveled to West Bradenton Florida over the Christmas holiday for a family reunion. They asked me to photograph their extended family in Longboat Key, a beautiful section of the Sarasota Bradenton beaches.

Now is the perfect time to schedule Kristen Sloan to photograph your family portrait session, whether its on the gulf beaches, along the bay in Saint Petersburg or your favorite Tampa Bay urbanscape.

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Ybor City Tampa Florida Natural Light Portraits of Amber Osborne aka Miss Destructo

I photographed Amber Osborne, social media extraordinaire, while photo assisting Scott Krebs’ portrait session in Ybor City, Tampa Florida. I grabbed Scott’s Fuji X-Pro camera with a 60mm lens and captured some natural light shots of Miss Destructo in the late afternoon light. These images were taken a few days before Amber relocated to Seattle, WA.

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Hollywood Glamour Lighting Studio Portraits, Saint Petersburg Tampa Bay Florida

It had been quite some time since I had photographed a studio portrait session and I wanted to emulate the dramatic, elegant and flattering light of old Hollywood portraits of the 1930’s and 1940’s. I kept the lighting very simple: continuous light from my Visatec modeling lamps with barn doors. Camera was my Nikon D700 with the 85mm lens, with most aperture settings at F4 or F2.8. Very little post production in Lightroom was needed because this lighting setup is extremely flattering to skin tones and my model Megan has amazing porcelain skin.

Natural Light and Strobed Portraits at Vinoy Park and North Shore in Saint Petersburg Florida

After a rainy and cloudy day, the sky let up for some late afternoon portraits of Fritzi. The wind on North Shore beach in St. Petersburg Florida was fairly intense and I was not being kind to my subject’s hair. We moved off the beach to a grassy area of the park, and then mother nature intercepted with some beautiful cloud diffused sunlight.

I lit the scene with two SabersStrips in an inverted L pattern as main light and then eventually as the sunlight increased, as hair light and side fill.

Shooting in Florida presents its own set of challenges; windy beaches, sand and high humidity.  But what I love about photographing in Florida is the soft diffused light that  lingers at sunset, many times described as the golden hour.

In many parts of Colorado, the sun dips behind the mountains and our overall daylight can be a little more contrasty in full sun. This week I am in Calgary,  where the Alberta blue skies are warmed by 9:55PM sunsets which slowly fade into twilight. Photographers are always chasing the light and its fun to see the nuances of every geographic location.

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