Family Outdoor Session | Family Photographer | Sarasota, Florida
I had photographed this family last year during the Covid lockdown as part of my Front Door Project in my neighborhood. After they received and loved their images, they mentioned how they would love for me to take their family photos later in the fall.
We scheduled the session for just after Thanksgiving. I took them to one of my favorite outdoor locations, the Celery Fields in Sarasota during the golden hour - my favorite time to photograph families outdoors. After we had to reschedule once because of high winds, the day we had the session turned out to be a beautiful, gorgeous golden hour day.
I mean, look at that couple. Doesn't this photo show just how much in love they are with each other? It's all about capturing emotion and connection. This is why I love lifestyle photography.
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Family Outdoor Session | Family Photographer, Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Catching up here. In the last month, I had nine sessions within three weeks of each other. With preparing for Thanksgiving and Christmas during that same time, I'm a little behind in posting my sessions, so be prepared to be inundated here on the blog with highlights from those sessions over the next several weeks and beyond.
First up is this beautiful family that lives in my own neighborhood and contacted me to take their family photos. After having to cancel two times because of weather, third time was the charm.
We took these photos right in our neighborhood on a beautiful morning. The grandparents joined in for some shots as well. Wearing color-coordinating clothing really makes the images pop and not distracting to the eye.
Capturing their story and creating their legacy is what makes me happy. Get in touch with me today and let's create your legacy.
My Ideal Family Client | Sarasota Family Photographer
Family | Outdoor
One of the benefits of living on the west central coast of Florida is we have an abundance of outdoor locations perfect for family photos.
When I first began, I only specialized in photographing newborns indoors because I thought that was the only place that would be best for them as well as my style at that time was only posed photography. After a couple of years, I found I really preferred more of a lifestyle approach where I capture natural and raw emotions, real connection between family members and just fun moments.
As I started photographing more lifestyle images, I found there are certain things that attract my ideal client for these type of photo sessions. I have outlined them below to see if we would be a good fit for your next family session.
If you have been yearning for photos showing true emotion, love and connection, let's have a quick chat to see if we are a good fit.
A local landscaping nursery has graciously set up five different Christmas backdrops again this year that they are allowing photographers to come and take photos for families. This is fantastic and the setups are amazing! Really puts you in the Christmas spirit.
Wouldn't you love to have gorgeous images with different Christmas backdrops to print and share with your friends and family? I would love the opportunity to be your photographer and take professional photos of your family in front of one or more of these backdrops.
Click on the "Book Here" button below, but hurry! The nursery opens up for the Christmas photo areas the weekend after Thanksgiving. Limited dates available. I only require a $50 non-refundable deposit to reserve and hold your date.
Below are examples of the photo backdrops as well as the red truck as shown in the above announcement.
Maternity Photoshoot | Shaw Orchards, Mason-Dixon Line
I had the pleasure of photographing this growing family. Mom is expecting a boy this winter!
While my husband and I were in Maryland to visit family and friends, I was able to arrange to take these maternity photos while there. We drove just over the state line of Maryland into Pennsylvania to take the photos at a local apple orchard - Shaw Orchards. I had been wanting to take photos at an apple orchard and the time finally presented itself.
It was a beautiful, cool morning and we had a great time. I can't wait to go back and photograph their baby!
Ready to have your maternity session? Drop me a line here. I'd love to hear from you.
Baby Number 3 Newborn Family Photos | Frederick, Maryland
I love to have repeat families. It warms my heart when I hear another baby is on the way. I photographed their first baby at just a little over three weeks old and their second baby when she was just three days old.
Since this was an out of state session, the timing didn't work until the baby was one month old. Which is okay. For lifestyle type of photography, you can take photos anytime. It's all about real, natural moments.
This session was a little crazy at times because the two-year old girl just wasn't having it. But, that's okay, too. That's real life. We were still able to capture fantastic, memorable moments.
Enjoy some of my favorites here.
Would you like to have your own newborn session with me? Get in touch with me here.
There is no better way to end a beautiful day than enjoying a Bradenton/Sarasota sunset! As a photographer, I'm always looking for the perfect spot for sunsets to capture images during the golden hour, so enjoy my list of some of the most beautiful Bradenton/Sarasota sunset locations!
Best Bradenton, Sarasota Sunset Locations | DreamWorld Photography
1| SIESTA KEY
Siesta Key is continually ranked the #1 beach in the nation by Trip Advisor. One visit here, and you'll know why and will absolutely fall in love with it. With its massive real estate of wide open powdery white quartz sand, you can't go wrong. It's simply the best!
2| ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Anna Maria Island is a large barrier island stretching seven miles with several white sand beach areas - Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Bean Point, Coquina Beach and Bayfront Park just to name a few along Anna Maria Island. Any of these areas will provide gorgeous sunsets.
3| BRADENTON RIVERWALK
The Bradenton Riverwalk is located along the Manatee River. This five-acre park features a skatepark, 400-seat amphitheater, playgrounds and a splash pad. You will also find fine dining, many with outdoor seating with the opportunity to watch the beautiful sunset while enjoying great food and drinks. You may even see dolphins. While there, grab some dinner or enjoy happy hour at Pier 22 or the new Oak & Stone.
4| CELERY FIELDS
This wetlands site edged by oaks, willows and pines has an observation mound, trails, ponds and is on the Great Florida Birding Trail. I had my first opportunity to photograph here back in June and absolutely loved it! There are so many great spots to take golden hour and sunset photos.
THANK YOU FOR ENJOYING SOME OF MY FAVORITE BRADENTON/SARASOTA SUNSET LOCATIONS!
Patti specializes in lifestyle Maternity, Newborn and Family photography. If you are ready to book or chat about your photo session with Patti at DreamWorld Photography, click the "Inquire Here" box below or call Patti directly at 941.405.3309. Patti only takes a limited number of clients each month. Will you be one of them? She hopes so. Patti looks forward to hearing from you soon.
Back to School Outdoor Portraits - Sarasota School Photographer
Are you worried you may not be able to have school portraits taken of your children this year because you may be doing hybrid or full blown homeschooling?
Worry, no more. In light of the current Covid-19 situation, I am now offering my boutique school portraits this year for individual families. I will take photos of your student(s) outside at a local outdoor site. Your student(s) will now have a natural outdoor background instead of the standard black background. It will be the same style as my indoor school portraits capturing children in a very relaxed, natural way. No awkward, stiff, or boring poses.
This will be a FREE 10-minute session with the option to purchase various packages, digitals and a la carte items. All proofing, ordering and payment are completed online. Within two weeks of photo day you will be sent an e-mail with a link to your private gallery.
Sounds like a win-win situation to me.
September 12 & 19
by appointment only
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Your Baby Is In Charge of the Photoshoot | Sarasota Newborn Photographer
Did you know your baby is in charge?
When I photograph babies, I know that they are the ones that set the mood.
If the baby wants to sleep, they sleep. If they want to eat, they eat. If they want to be held, you hold them.
Just like us, they are unique and should be captured in all their perfectly imperfect emotions.
Ready to have perfectly imperfect baby-led photos? Get in touch. I would love to capture these ever-changing raw, natural emotions of your newborn.
The Differences Between Editing and Retouching
Have you ever wondered what is involved or what it means when a photographer edits and/or retouches the images after your photoshoot? Simply stated, below is a short explanation of how I use editing and/or retouching for images after a photoshoot.
Editing basically could involve correcting lighting, exposure, colors, cropping, even just converting a color image to a black and white image as well as creating my own signature touches to the images.
First, I will cull the images. I go through each and every image and determine which images are worthy of delivering. Those that won’t pass my test could be images with eyes closed, out of focus, etc.
I probably can speak for all photographers that we try to get the perfect settings at the time we are taking the photos to save time on editing; however, that may not always happen because of the environment we may be in or the lighting is not the best, etc. and, therefore, will need to edit and/or retouch the images.
If editing won’t correct what I want in order to create the most gorgeous images, I may do a little retouching. Retouching may involve removing blemishes, whitening of teeth, smoothing out skin or removing a distraction that may be in the background, such as a pole or wire.
Editing and retouching could mean different things to different photographers. From my perspective as your photographer, I just wanted you to understand that it’s important to know that what I will be delivering to you will be absolutely perfect and the most gorgeous images you will cherish forever.
Patti specializes in lifestyle Maternity, Fresh 48, Newborn and Family photography. If you are ready to book or chat about your photo session with Patti at DreamWorld Photography, click the button below or call Patti directly at 941.405.3309. Patti only takes a limited number of clients each month. Will you be one of them? She hopes so. Patti looks forward to hearing from you soon.