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It’s always an honor to be able to create images for another photographer, especially one as talented as Alison Epps. Alison had direction early on and started her career at a young age when most of us (meaning me) are just trying to stay out of trouble. If you live anywhere in Florida, especially the Tampa or St. Petersburg area, you should certainly invest in a session of her beautiful work.

This session was special for many reasons. Obviously the interaction between Alison and little Miss Hadley June was a gift to observe in itself. Beyond this I realized that every parent deserves a such an experience with their child, so I’m going to offer exactly that. Sessions will be mornings only, because they are more intimate and you two will have the option towards the end of your session to immerse yourselves to splash and play in the wave-free and warmer backwaters of the south beach.

Please look under my faq for more details soon about the new “Me & My Child” sessions I will be offering. For now, please enjoy these two as they play in the morning light.

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I first connected with Melanie on Instagram. When she booked the session Melanie and her husband James thought they wouldn’t even be in the photos. Rather they assumed my focus would soley be just the adorable CeeCee and Jay Bird, as they affectionally call their son. I encouraged them to get in there and have fun with them as well and I’m glad they did. I hope they are too.

These four and the way they relate were a dream to work with. Jay bird won the award for remaining almost entirely immersed in the ocean for most of the session. Amazing to see such a young boy have such an intimate connection with the ocean. The sunset photo was also Jaybird’s request, so I included it here. He also had the best quote of the summer for asking me if the sun smiled after I made it’s picture.
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The Bannwart family literally left me out of breath, but smiling. Once these guys got going they didn’t stop. A low tide and plenty of beach gave them the freedom to run yet have intimate moments with each other being so far from other beach goers. Thank you all for being so beautifully wild and for challenging me.

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