St Pete Beach Treasure Island Family Kids Photos at Sunset

St Pete Beach Treasure Island Family Kids Photos by Kristen Sloan

My clients traveled from the Orlando area for an evening of sunset beach portraits in Treasure Island St Pete. Treasure Island and  surrounding central Florida was experiencing some rainy weather but we were able to photograph their session with nice overcast light and intense blue clouds for the strobist sunset shots. This session reminds me once again how much I love my nikon 85mm 1.8D lens: sharp eyes, smooth skin tones and beautiful out of focus backgrounds. In my opinion it is the perfect  versatile portrait lens and I use it far more than my 70-200mm as it allows an intimacy with my clients.

St Pete Beach Treasure Island Family Kids Photos by Kristen Sloan

St Pete Beach Treasure Island Family Kids Photos by Kristen Sloan Photography | Treasure Island Photographer | St Pete Beach Photographer |Indian Rocks Beach Photographer |Madeira Beach FL Photographer | Pass A Grille Beach Photographer

St Pete Beach Treasure Island Family Kids Photos by Kristen Sloan

St Pete Beach Treasure Island Family Kids Photos by Kristen Sloan Photography | Treasure Island Photographer | St Pete Beach Photographer |Indian Rocks Beach Photographer |Madeira Beach FL Photographer | Pass A Grille Beach Photographer

St Pete Beach Treasure Island Family Kids Photos by Kristen Sloan

St Pete Beach Treasure Island Family Kids Photos by Kristen Sloan Photography | Treasure Island Photographer | St Pete Beach Photographer |Indian Rocks Beach Photographer |Madeira Beach FL Photographer | Pass A Grille Beach Photographer

St Pete Beach Treasure Island Family Kids Photos by Kristen Sloan

St Pete Beach Treasure Island Family Kids Photos by Kristen Sloan Photography | Treasure Island Photographer | St Pete Beach Photographer |Indian Rocks Beach Photographer |Madeira Beach FL Photographer | Pass A Grille Beach Photographer

St Pete Beach Treasure Island Family Kids Photos by Kristen Sloan

St Pete Beach Treasure Island Family Kids Photos by Kristen Sloan Photography | Treasure Island Photographer | St Pete Beach Photographer |Indian Rocks Beach Photographer |Madeira Beach FL Photographer | Pass A Grille Beach Photographer

St Pete Beach Treasure Island Family Kids Photos by Kristen Sloan

St Pete Beach Treasure Island Family Kids Photos by Kristen Sloan Photography | Treasure Island Photographer | St Pete Beach Photographer |Indian Rocks Beach Photographer |Madeira Beach FL Photographer | Pass A Grille Beach Photographer

CONTACT KRISTEN SLOAN PHOTOGRAPHY TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR PORTRAIT SESSION OR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Sunset In Treasure Island Florida Family Beach Portraits in Coral, White and Navy

Treasure Island Family Beach Portraits by Photographer Kristen Sloan

Summer has arrived in Treasure Island and St Pete Beach Florida and the sunsets can be amazing this time of year. Our clients were two families vacationing together and they hires us to capture some great beach portraits. The summer rain created some nice overcast skies and for the actual sunset the clouds helped create some unbelievable colors in the sky! I really like how their outfits pop from the sand and grasses, and later at sunset the Corals, Whites and Pinks they wore coordinated beautifully with the sunset skies.

Sunset Family Beach Portraits in Treasure Island Florida | Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer Kristen Sloan | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer

Sunset Family Beach Portraits in Treasure Island Florida

Sunset Family Beach Portraits in Treasure Island Florida | Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer Kristen Sloan | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer

Sunset Family Beach Portraits in Treasure Island Florida

Sunset Family Beach Portraits in Treasure Island Florida | Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer Kristen Sloan | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer

Sunset Family Beach Portraits in Treasure Island Florida | Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer Kristen Sloan | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer

Sunset Family Beach Portraits in Treasure Island Florida

Sunset Family Beach Portraits in Treasure Island Florida | Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer Kristen Sloan | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer

Sunset Family Beach Portraits in Treasure Island Florida | Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer Kristen Sloan | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer

Sunset Family Beach Portraits in Treasure Island Florida | Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer Kristen Sloan | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer

Sunset Family Beach Portraits in Treasure Island Florida | Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer Kristen Sloan | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer

Sunset Family Beach Portraits in Treasure Island Florida | Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer Kristen Sloan | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer

Sunset Family Beach Portraits in Treasure Island Florida

Sunset Family Beach Portraits in Treasure Island Florida | Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer Kristen Sloan | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer

Sunset Family Beach Portraits in Treasure Island Florida | Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer Kristen Sloan | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer

Sunset Family Beach Portraits in Treasure Island Florida | Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer Kristen Sloan | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer

CONTACT KRISTEN SLOAN PHOTOGRAPHY TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR PORTRAIT SESSION OR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Dramatic Skies in St Pete Beach Treasure Island Family Beach Session

Treasure Island Family Beach Sunset Portrait Photos with Dramatic Skies in Black and Cream Attire

This session goes to show that we don’t always need a colorful sunset to make great beach portraits. This family is from the Tampa Bay area and I think the summer dark skies completely compliment their attire. I love how their clothing in shades of cream and black and textured patterns creates awesome visual interest. I personally love darker colors at the beach and this session proves that sunset beach session don’t have to be all about pastels and summer brights.

Our clients braved the dark skies and met us in Treasure Island Beach near Bilmar Beach Resort and we walked north through the natural beach to our favorite beach location by Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites and Residence Inn by Mariott Treasure Island. I captured portraits of each kid and mom as we meandered through the grasses palms.

Treasure Island Family Beach Sunset Portrait Photos with Dramatic Skies in Black and Cream Attire

Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer | What to wear to your portrait session

Treasure Island Family Beach Sunset Portrait Photos with Dramatic Skies in Black and Cream Attire

Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer | What to wear to your Beach portrait session | Kristen Sloan Photography

Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer | What to wear to your Beach portrait session | Kristen Sloan Photography

Treasure Island Family Beach Sunset Portrait Photos with Dramatic Skies in Black and Cream Attire

Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer | What to wear to your portrait session

Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer | What to wear to your Beach portrait session | Kristen Sloan Photography

Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer | What to wear to your Beach portrait session | Kristen Sloan Photography

TTreasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer | What to wear to your Beach portrait session | Kristen Sloan Photography

Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer | What to wear to your Beach portrait session | Kristen Sloan Photography

Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer | What to wear to your Beach portrait session | Kristen Sloan Photography | SaberStrip

A behind the scenes of how we light our sunset portraits- two SaberStrips on a boom stand. Probably the only modifier that we could use at the beach on this evening which is wind resistant. Love the softbox-esque light these produce!

Treasure Island Family Beach Sunset Portrait Photos with Dramatic Skies in Black and Cream Attire

Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer | What to wear to your Beach portrait session | Kristen Sloan Photography

Treasure Island Family Beach Sunset Portrait Photos with Dramatic Skies in Black and Cream Attire

Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer | What to wear to your Beach portrait session | Kristen Sloan Photography

Treasure Island Wedding Portrait Photographer | St Pete Beach Wedding Portrait Photographer | What to wear to your Beach portrait session | Kristen Sloan PhotographyCONTACT KRISTEN SLOAN PHOTOGRAPHY TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR PORTRAIT SESSION OR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY!

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.

CONTACT KRISTEN SLOAN TODAY TO BOOK YOUR PORTRAIT SESSION!

Urban SaberStrip Senior Portraits in Denver, Colorado

Art Silk and I photographed Alexa and Shelby at an area of north Denver which featured a railroad tracks and viaduct. The two friends had a blast posing individually and together.

Shot with one SaberStrip, Nikon SB-800 flash and triggered by Radio Popper Jr.

Denver urban senior portraits

Denver Urban senior portraits saberstrip

Portraits of Delila at Mirror Lake Park St. Petersburg FL

I had the pleasure of photographing Delila on a beautiful breezy and sunny Florida winter day as part of the meet-up.com group, the Tampa Bay Strobists and Photoshop Collective. For my lighting, I used one SaberStrip, triggered by Radio Popper Jr’s and powered by my nikon SB-800 flash.

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