Coquina Beach Photographer

Coquina Beach Photographer DFW Family Photographer

Snippets from several beach sessions in Anna Maria Island Beaches. We ventured to Coquina Beach as well as a hidden beach on the northern end of the island. I was born and raised in Florida. Many summers I try to make a visit to the Tampa area to spend time with family and friends. This year did not disappoint. My children and I met up with their grandma, cousin, and aunt. We had a great “girls trip.”

We started off with a sweet mother and daughter beach session. The two of them had a great time walking on the beach and enjoying the spectacular sunset. It was really quite something!

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To grandmas request the cousins matched in their Lilly Pulitzer rompers. It is a tradition to dress the girls in Lilly while visiting Florida. I love shopping at The Island Cabana on Anna Maria Island. They have tons of tropical clothing, including Lilly.

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Last, we wrap up this blog with my kids exploring sand dunes.

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Interested in sessions in the Tampa / St. Petersburg area? Get added to my Florida list! I am planning on compiling contacts in Florida. When in the Tampa area, I would like to offer petite session options that are inland and also provide possibilities for full length beach sunrise or sunset sessions. Because of the rapidly changing light on the beach, full sessions are only possible. It would provide the best images for clients that way.

Coquina Beach Photographer – Jennifer Carley Photography Dallas Based Native Floridian Photographer

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.

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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 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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Southlake Family Photographer

Southlake Family Photographer – Summer Nights in Historic Grapevine – Main Street Grapevine Historic District

This family of five wanted the classic red brick style at Main Street Grapevine, along with the greenery and rustic features of the area. In a short distance there are always many options for portraits. I like to start at the classic archway at city hall. Then we use the white pillars followed by the city lights in the background blur. Next I like to walk around the corner where there is lush ivy and beautiful sunlight. Take a walk across the street, and the back of the log cabin as well as the brick walls of Messina Hoff Winery are also wonderful features in portraits.

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Main Street Historic Grapevine Family Photos Southlake Photographer
Dallas Family Photographer Main Street Historic Grapevine Family Photos
Southlake Family Photographer Main Street Historic Grapevine Family Photos
Southlake Family Photographer Main Street Historic Grapevine Family Photos
Grapevine Family Photographer Main Street Historic Grapevine Family Photos
Main Street Historic Grapevine Family Photos

This family paired their wardrobe wonderfully. My personal favorite is blue, and they pulled it off so well! Notice they used different shades of blue along with complimentary yellow tones. Each family member was comfortable and happy to wear their outfit. That is really an important part of a successful session, because it helps bring out the person’s genuine personality. In addition, I could not be happier about their clothing choices as they fit well with the different areas of Main Street.

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Coppell Extended Family Photography

Coppell Extended Family Photography – Extended family photo sessions are always a great challenge, and especially rewarding! The end results are always wonderful to see. Usually, the family has gathered together for an important occasion. This family just celebrated the baptism of the youngest family member. Aunt, uncle, and cousins flew in from out of town to join in the joyous occasion. With family members living out of state, it is rare to have everyone together!

Coppell Extended Family Photography

I have photographed families united together for events like a newly wedded couple joining the family, as well as armed forces service men preparing for deployment. I also photographed the extended family of a high school graduate and families in town to celebrate a holiday! Every time, a family member is usually visiting from out of state. Whatever the occasion, it is always fulfilling to see the final images.

Coppell Extended Family Photography
Coppell Extended Family Photography
Coppell Extended Family Photographer

When large families are together, there are always family dynamics. Most often the person coordinating the photos fills me in on any special directions. Many times there are requests for certain groups, whole groups, individuals, and anything else. I am sensitive to special requests, and desire to make the entire experience fun and memorable for every person.

Coppell Extended Family Photographer

View another extended family session that took place in Denton!

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