Sunset Senior Portraits at Treasure Island Beach Florida

St Pete Beach Treasure Island Senior Portraits by Kristen Sloan Photography

Sometimes the summer rains in Florida allow for some amazing light and clouds. For this senior beach portrait session, my clients rented a house close to our favorite section of Treasure Island Beach, Florida. On this particular evening, a rain storm started at 7pm and we waited till it cleared at 7:30PM before we braved the beach. We were rewarded for our patience; the natural sunlight after this rain was  beautiful soft, warm cloud filtered light. At sunset we were treated to some spectacular colors and cloud formations. Plus, this senior selected some great outfits and I truly appreciated how great she looked after having her hair and makeup professionally done before our session. She is such a beautiful young lady and we had a blast capturing these portraits.

St Pete Beach Treasure Island Senior Portraits by Kristen Sloan Photography

St Pete Beach Treasure Island Senior Portraits at Sunset | Sunset Vistas Treasure Island

St Pete Beach Treasure Island Senior Portraits by Kristen Sloan Photography

St Pete Beach Treasure Island Senior Portraits at Sunset | Sunset Vistas Treasure Island

St Pete Beach Treasure Island Senior Portraits by Kristen Sloan Photography

St Pete Beach Treasure Island Senior Portraits at Sunset | Sunset Vistas Treasure Island

St Pete Beach Treasure Island Senior Portraits by Kristen Sloan Photography

St Pete Beach Treasure Island Senior Portraits at Sunset | Sunset Vistas Treasure Island

St Pete Beach Treasure Island Senior Portraits by Kristen Sloan Photography

St Pete Beach Treasure Island Senior Portraits at Sunset | Sunset Vistas Treasure Island

St Pete Beach Treasure Island Senior Portraits by Kristen Sloan Photography

St Pete Beach Treasure Island Senior Portraits at Sunset | Sunset Vistas Treasure Island

TradeWinds Island Grand Resort St Pete Beach Senior Portrait Session

TradeWinds Resort St Pete Beach FL High School Senior Portraits by Photographer Kristen Sloan

My client was vacationing with her family for a week at the Guy Harvey Outpost at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort in St Pete Beach FL and booked me to photograph her senior portraits. This section of TradeWinds Resort has been recently updated and offered some great interior courtyard spaces for photos.  We started with my client wearing a fun black and white stripe dress with great wedge heels. I love that she had her hair and makeup done for this session; it really makes a positive difference in the photos.

TradeWinds Resort St Pete Beach FL Senior Portrait Photos by Photographer Kristen Sloan

After changing into a simple white tee and adorable dark jeans, I photographer my client along the dunes on the north side of the Guy Harvey Outpost.

TradeWinds Resort St Pete Beach FL Senior Portrait Photos by Photographer Kristen Sloan

My client is a dancer and I think its adorable that she had 2015 on the bottom side of her tap shoes, in ankles crossed formation. Very cute idea and these couches by the outdoor fire pits at Guy Harvey Outpost were an ideal location for these shots.

This evenings sunset was subtle since the skies were relatively clear night, but produced a nice soft color band in the sky.

TradeWinds Resort St Pete Beach FL Senior Portrait Photos by Photographer Kristen Sloan

CONTACT ST PETERSBURG FL PHOTOGRAPHER KRISTEN SLOAN  TODAY TO BOOK YOUR PORTRAIT SESSION OR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

 

St Pete FL Senior Portrait Session at Treasure Island Beach and Downtown Saint Petersburg

st pete fl beach high school senior portraits photos

This senior portrait session was so much fun!  It was a thrill to photograph Lily, the sister of one of my previous senior portrait clients. Lily lives in inland Florida and decided the beach would be a great location for her session. I had her stop by the house so I could help select outfits; one of my favorite parts of designing a senior portrait session. Lily is a natural beauty (like her sister) and I love how her hazel eyes and warm medium brown hair pop in these senior portraits.

We headed out to St Pete Beach Treasure Island on for a sunset shoot on a beautiful warm night. Scott and I started out shooting these first portraits  of Lily in her blue dress with natural light.

Treasure Island St Pete Beach Senior Portrait Photos by Kristen Sloan Photography

 

For a few images while the sun was quite bright, I utilized  off camera high speed synch fill to allow me to shoot at 2.8 at 4000th of a second with my Nikon D800 in commander mode with our Radio Popper PX triggers.

Treasure Island St Pete Beach Senior Portrait Photos by Kristen Sloan Photography

We walked out towards the water and took advantage of the gorgeous dunes this beach offers. Mom’s favorite dress was this cute red strapless and I think it looks amazing in this beach setting. Typically at this time of day we photograph our strobist shots with an Einstein and  a 50 inch soft box. Scott likes to add a neutral density filter to get to nice portrait aperatures. When the sun was covered by the clouds I turned off my triggers and photographed Lily in natural light.

Treasure Island St Pete Beach Senior Portrait Photos by Kristen Sloan Photography

Treasure Island St Pete Beach Senior Portrait Photos by Kristen Sloan Photography

Closer to sunset we moved towards the waters edge where I like shoot a few remaining moments of natural light.  At this time,  Scott prepares two Saberstrips on a boom stand. Lily’s sister loaned her the cute colorful top and I love how it compliments the soft pastel colors of the sky at sunset.

Treasure Island St Pete Beach Senior Portrait Photos by Kristen Sloan Photography

Treasure Island St Pete Beach Senior Portrait Photos by Kristen Sloan Photography

Treasure Island St Pete Beach Senior Portrait Photos by Kristen Sloan Photography

On the drive back into St Petersburg, I had Lily change into this cute black dress and Scott suggested this location near the Green Bench Brewing Co. Scott handheld one SaberStrip for me while I quickly captured these images with my 85mm at 2.8. It was fun to give Lily another look  and setting to her senior portrait session.

st pete fl high school senior portraits photos by kristen sloan photography

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