Spring Portraits

Last winter when I should have been planning outfits and penciling in a date for Christmas portraits, I couldn’t seem to squeeze in the time between Christmas shopping, running races and sick kids. No family Christmas portraits meant there would be no photo for a Christmas card and therefore, no Christmas cards.

As sad as it made me to not have a family photo last winter, for sanity sake, I learned to simply let it go among the Christmas chaos. However, with a little more planning and A LOT more time to make it work, I planned spring portraits for my family.

For time sake, we planned a portrait sitting on a Saturday evening in Downtown Tampa. While I wanted the Riverfront and Ulele as our backdrop, there was an event happening at Waterfront Park. University of Tampa was my second choice.

If I may brag for a bit, I’m quite proud of the color combinations and my photography skills. These photos are straight out of the camera (SOTC) of my Cannon EOS Rebel XS set to manual f/stop 5.6, 1/125 and ISO 800 with no editing. Sure, the photos could do with a little cropping, photoshopping, tweeking and sharpening or the hues could be brighter, richer and the levels could be lifted…

…but sometimes photos are lovely just as is.

You can view more of our spring portraits here.

7 comments

  1. Nichole says:

    I always feel some pressure around Christmas to get photos done, with all the other holiday hubbab happenings…so I am loving the idea of Spring snaps. Beautiful family, Denise!

    • Denise says:

      Thank you, sweetie! Christmas is so stressful, isn’t it? It feels like I finally can breathe after the holidays.

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