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

Pregnancy Portraits Tampa Bay Florida Photographer Kristen SloanPregnancy 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 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

CONTACT KRISTEN SLOAN TODAY TO BOOK YOUR PORTRAIT SESSION

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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Playa del Carmen Mexico Beach Wedding at Playacar Palace

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Scott Krebs and I traveled to beautiful Playa del Carmen, Mexico to photograph Bronwyn and Chris’s destination beach wedding at Playacar Palace.

Bronwyn and Chris chose to have a destination beach wedding after attending a friend’s Cozumel wedding  at the previous year. They selected Playacar Palace in Playa del Carmen Mexico to host their wedding. Playacar Palace All inclusive Resort offers 4 star accommodations with modern architecture, a variety of excellent dining options in their restaurants, a beautiful pool, sweeping views of the Caribbean, and is conveniently located at the southern end of the Playa del Carmen village.

Bronwyn and Chris are lucky to reside in the mountains of Colorado and as beautiful as a mountain wedding is, they wanted the sand beneath their toes and the gorgeous ocean on the horizon.

We started the wedding day photographing Bronwyn in her suite and on its balcony overlooking the Caribbean. We exposed for natural light, but adding off camera fill light from SaberStrips. We met Chris on the beach before the ceremony to photograph him with his parents in front of the couples custom made ceremony arch, designed by local Playa del Carmen florist Marvin José Ku Kinil of Maya Floral.

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Bronwyn purchased her dress in Denver Colorado at The Little White Dress

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Hair and Makeup by Jalil with Trio Riviera Maya

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Wedding Floral design by Marvin José Ku Kinil of Maya Flora located in Playa del Carmen Mexico

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Bronwyn and Chris selected stationary from Palm Leaf Invitations

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Wedding Floral design by Marvin José Ku Kinil of Maya Flora, a local florist located in Playa del Carmen Mexico.

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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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VW Car Show at St. Petersburg Pier

On March 24, 2012 I stumbled upon the Bugs on the Pier VW Car show setting up at the St Petersburg Florida Pier while I was out for a morning cruiser bike ride.  Unexpectedly, I ran into our former mailman arriving at the show, along with his brothers who are all VW enthusiasts. Raced home to grab my camera and had a blast shooting these details of the Volkswagens on a beautiful winter Florida day.

To purchase and view more of the images from this VW Car show visit my Kristen Sloan Photography website

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