Anna Maria Island Photography

Anna Maria Island Photography | DFW Family Photographer

It is such a joy to visit my home state of Florida. The powdery sand and turquoise water quickly flood my memory of my childhood and young adult years spending time at the beach. The salty breeze and balmy air are so vivid.

Bean Point Anna Maria Island Beach Photography
Bean Point Anna Maria Island Beach Photography

Anna Maria Island is a popular location for local Floridians to take a staycation, yet it also attracts travelers from around the world. This area of Florida is well know for some of the world’s best beaches. The remote location of Anna Maria Island, west of main land Bradenton and north of Sarasota, is a slower paced off the beaten path beach vacation area that attracts low-key visitors. While staying here, I had the opportunity to photograph a long time college friend. The Tampa family enjoys Anna Maria Island very much and were excited to have their family portrait session at secluded Bean Point.

Bean Point is a unique area, because it is a public beach nestled between private beach rental homes. Narrow alleys with palm tree canopies lead to a large sand dune area with a meadow of seagrass, followed by an extra wide white powdery beach. The sky provided perfect hues of pastel colors that reminded me of cotton candy! The magic in Bean Point is that it provides a multitude of opportunities for photos. Start in the alley with filtered light, then venture onto the sand dunes with the sun rays beaming through the grass. The night is wrapped up on the shore as the sun sets, and the clouds light up with spectacular color.

Bean Point Anna Maria Island Beach Photography
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DFW Destination Family Photographer Bean Point Anna Maria Island Photography Tampa Sarasota Bradenton
DFW Destination Family Photographer Bean Point Anna Maria Island Photography Tampa Sarasota Bradenton
DFW Destination Family Photographer Bean Point Anna Maria Island Photography Tampa Sarasota Bradenton
DFW Destination Family Photographer Bean Point Anna Maria Island PhotographerTampa Sarasota Bradenton
DFW Destination Family Photographer Bean Point Anna Maria Island PhotographerTampa Sarasota Bradenton

I always love great black and white images. Here is a look at my favorite black and whites! They tend to portray emotion in a more vivid way.

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Flower Mound Children’s Portraits

Flower Mound Children’s Portraits

A few weeks ago I set up a new lighting system in my studio, and my sweet neighbor brought her children over for spring portraits! She has four beautiful children who listen and worked with me ever so patiently! Let me also add that I try to work fast with children! Their attention has an expiration!

It just so happened the baby was celebrating her first birthday that DAY! She is such a doll and share the same beautiful eyes as her siblings.

The girls are wearing clothing provided from Jennifer Carley Photography’s client wardrobe. Various sizes and colors are available as part of the complimentary photo session service. Special boutique brands are offered such as Dollcake!

Flower Mound Children's Portraits
Flower Mound Children's Portraits
Flower Mound Children's Portraits
Flower Mound Children's Portraits

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Hello Spring | Texas Tulips Dallas Photographer

Hello Spring! Texas Tulips Dallas Photographer

What better way is there to welcome spring than with a visit to a tulip farm? My daughters and I made a one hour drive north of Dallas to a quaint tulip field located in Pilot Point. Texas Tulips is a family enterprise operated by folks from the Netherlands. The family dates back to growing tulips for over 40 years, initially in Holland. Eventually, the family moved their business to Pilot Point, Texas starting the first tulip field in the area. The beauty of the fields attracts many visitors!

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Texas Tulips Pilot Point Dallas Photographer
Texas Tulips Pilot Point Dallas Photographer
Texas Tulips Photographer
Texas Tulips
Texas Tulips Dallas Photographer
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When we visit, we are careful not to step on tulips and we also purchase whatever flowers my girls pick. It requires a lot of self control not to pick 50 tulips! There is such a lovely variety. We also enjoyed our visit last year.

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First Birthday Flower Mound Photographer

First Birthday Flower Mound Photographer

I first met this sweet baby girl when I photographed her family for fall photos! She was adorable in her white fluffy teddy bear winter hat and white sweater suit. When her mom contacted me for first birthday photos, I was delighted! Since it is February, we opted to use my indoor natural light studio in Flower Mound. The balloons and cake were perfection. We managed to keep the session fast paced since one year olds are curious and have short attention spans. In that time, we managed four outfits and a cake smash! Two outfits were provided from Jennifer Carley Photography’s complimentary client wardrobe closet! It was a pleasure to help the client plan her session to allow it to run smoothly!