Romantic Couple Portraits – Sunset Beach

The weather was SO not cooperating when we went out to try for some romantic sunset shots of Paul (the dear hubby) and I a couple days ago.  But Tim managed to capture a few lovely images before the storms chased us off the beach..

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Boga Ciega High School Senior Portraits – Anik

Today I’d like to introduce the first of our new crop of Beachcomber Ambassadors for the 2013/14 school year, Anik!  (cue fanfare)

Among other things Anik’s big on fashion so we decided to go for a high fashion vibe with his first Beachcomber portrait session.  Can you guess who the designer inspiration for this shot was?  *grins*

Boca Ciega High School senior portraits

Anik was amazing to work with, a natural in front of the camera, and we captured TONS of fabulous images.  Our Tim was on fire!  (Unlike the one special effects shot we tried that failed miserably despite my herculean efforts.)  There’s so much gorgeousness here I can’t bear not to share it all…so I’m just going to have to do more than one post.  ;p

p.s. No, we didn’t leave his sunglasses on the whole time, lol!  Just wait til the next installment…

Hot makeup tips for beach portraits

Hey y’all!  We’ve been so busy lately I haven’t had time to sit down and do a written post in a few weeks.  Hope you’ve been enjoying the pretty pictures instead!  But finally today I have a bit of time to write and I wanted to quickly share with you a couple of my favorite items for beach makeup.

The thing about going to the beach (or really anywhere outdoors in Florida) is you WILL get sweaty.  You’ll get sweaty, and any tendency you may have toward oiliness will be increased, and you might even get water from the ocean or the sky in your face.  All of these are death to normal makeup, amiright ladies?

One approach to this is to keep the makeup to a minimum.  The less you’re wearing the less of a runny mess it can become.  But going completely without makeup isn’t what most of us want either.  Makeup helps define the features, especially the eyes and lips, and make them ‘pop’ in photographs.  Not only do we look better but we FEEL better, more confident in front of the camera, with good makeup.  And I’m happy to have found a few products over the years that I count on to really stand up to the ‘salt life’. Continue reading “Hot makeup tips for beach portraits”

Redington Shores Family Portraits

It was little Cameron’s first time ever at the beach, and he wasn’t quite sure what to do with that white stuff..

Redington Shores family beach portraits from Beachcomber Photography

But big sister Katelyn was there to show him the way..

Redington Shores family portraits

And we even got some gorgeous romantic beach portraits of mom & dad..

Redington Shores family portraitsIt was a blast capturing these Redington Shores family beach portraits of this fun family!

Redington Shores family portraits

Candice & Emma – Flamingo Resort

We met with these lovely ladies down at the Flamingo Resort in St. Pete, where they were staying for a weekend getaway.  Knowing they’d be game for a walk on the wild side we suggested a little something different for their portraits.  (Imagine me doing my best Beavis impression “Fire! Fire!”)

lesbian couples portraits at the Flamingo St Pete FL

Pass-a-Grille Beach Family Portraits – 3 Sisters

With its delicious variety of different backdrops it’s no wonder Pass-a-grille Beach is a popular place for local photographers.  It seems like every time we go out there we see several, hehehe!

On the evening Tim captured these images of three Pinellas county sisters we were graced with thick cloud cover.  I was totally digging the way the colors of sea and sky reflected in Shawnee’s eyes..

stunning portraits of sisters at Pass-a-Grille Beach


While sister Dakotah was workin’ it like a supermodel..


stunning portraits of sisters at Pass-a-Grille Beach


Youngest sister Sierra was busy being distracted by her bff who was along for the ride so we didn’t do many solo shots of her. But we’ve already scheduled a best friends photo safari for just the two of them so we’ll make up for it later.  And we did capture some really stunning images of the sisters together..

stunning portraits of sisters at Pass-a-Grille Beach

Pass-a-Grille Beach sunset sisters portrait



Adventures in Networking

A couple weeks ago Tim and I went to the ‘grand opening’ celebration for  Shoreline Island Resort on Madeira Beach.

Ribbon-cutting at Shoreline Island Resort in Madeira Beach

Well, they called it “Grand Opening” but the thing being celebrated was really a change in ownership.  The resort’s recently been re-acquired by the family who originally built it five decades ago.  It’s kind of a cool story actually; the original Mr. Marsh not only designed the first buildings but worked on the construction himself.  And ever since he and his descendants have lived on the premises while managing the resort.

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