Monday, May 7, 2012

Clearwater, Florida Nature Photography Fun

If you ever get the chance to visit Clearwater, Florida, jump at it. Such a lovely area. I shot a family portrait session when I was down there and fell in love with what I'm calling vacationography - documenting a family's memories of a trip with a mix of video and still images put together in a beautiful slideshow. I loved capturing little moments like a child standing in the waves and spinning with his arms outstretched or finding a special treasure and showing it to his dad. Add video clips of the kids digging a hole and watching the water run in or just running up the beach laughing and you have something truly beautiful to share with family and friends back home and to view long after your kids are taking family vacations with their own children.

Between shooting portraits in that magical "golden hour" light on the beach or during the day when the light wasn't as magical, but the location was perfect, I had the chance to do some landscape and nature photography for fun. Here are a few of my favorites:










14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous images! I'm jealous up here in Michigan, lol!

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    1. It was divine. I suspect I wouldn't enjoy it quite so much in mid-summer because of the heat and humidity, but this time of year, the weather is perfect.

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    1. Isn't it awesome? I now want to shoot a family portrait session on a pirate ship.

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  3. These are so pretty! I want to go to the beach!

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  4. Stunning! Love all the pops of color :)

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  5. Wow, these are beautiful! I love the palm tree shot.

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  6. Gorgeous! Makes me want to be in FL right now. I am looking at gloomy rain clouds :(

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  7. I also do Vacationgraphy. Gorgeous places.

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