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Hamilton Creek Photography Fall Newsletter

Hey guys! If you are like me, it is back to school time for you and you are already dreaming of FALL!! You know I am such a basic girl, I love pumpkin smells eveyrwhere, even in the heat of Florida. After spending some time in the southern hemisphere this summer, I am looking forward to getting some sweaters back on! Who knew it could be so cold in the deserts of Australia?!? Of course now we are still feeling the heat of summer, but if you have been a long time friend, you know this is the time to start planning for fall photo sessions. I hope you are as excited to see me as I am to see you guys this year.

Fall mini-sessions are open as of this newsletter reaching your in-box today! The weekday sessions happen on select weekdays until the clocks fall back and the sun sets too early for most people to get to a location on a week night.

Weekend minis are on Saturdays around various locations in the Tampa Bay area, both morning and evening sessions. There will be fall specials for the early birds in the bunch and then holiday pricing goes into effect for November sessions!

Bookings go fast, see what spots/dates are left any time by visiting https://wp.me/p3QjuR-1y4.

Mini session Options:

WEEKDAY Evening Mini Sessions

These are great for the early birds of the season, before daylight savings ends, I will be offering a couple options this year. Bonus, these won't be held only on Tuesdays this year! These early weekday dates are incredibly popular and have historically booked up first!

$250 retainer includes 30 minutes of mini-session time at the following times/locations only. You get an edited gallery of approximately 15 images, which will be yours to download and enjoy and print on your own up to an 11x14 size. Or, I am happy to help you print some special artwork a la carte at the end! The back up date for each week will be the following Monday if we need to reschedule for weather. The location is subject to change for various reasons, especially if we need to reschedule!

If you prefer to set up your own location and week night, you may set up a session on a weeknight (Monday - Thursday) at your favorite location within 15 miles of the 33578 zip code for $350.

Tuesday evening September 17th @ Winthrop Town Center | Riverview | 6:15 or 6:45 pm

Winthrop Town Center (green space also an option)

Wednesday evening, September 25th @ Medard Park | Plant City | 6:00 or 6:30pm

Perfect green backdrop for lush fall jewel tones to pop against!

Tuesday evening, October 8th Waterworks Park | Tampa 6:00 or 6:30 pm

Thursday evening, October 10th Waterworks Park | Tampa | 6:00 or 6:30 pm

A mix of urban and a sweet riverfront, weekends are too busy, so the week night is perfect!

Tuesday evening October 15th @ Davis Island Marina | Tampa | 6:00 or 6:30 pm

Best of the Bay! Greenery, sailboats and lovely bay & city views

Thursday evening October 17th @ Winthrop Town Center & Green Space | Riverview | 6 or 6:30 pm

Perfect location that has green space or urban!

Tuesday evening, October 22nd @ Cypress Park & Beach | Tampa | 6:00 or 6:30 pm

Purple grass heaven in October

Thursday evening October 24th @ Winthrop Town Center & Green Space | Riverview | 6 or 6:30 pm

Love this spot I even did our family holiday photos here with a timer last year <3

FALL WEEKEND

Mini-Sessions

  • Early fall special! $175 retainer includes twenty minutes of session time on location at the specified locations below, within two weeks, you will get to proof an online gallery of the 15 best images. You then chose your favorite five images you want to download and keep the medium resolution digital negatives of. These five images you will be able to download and print for personal use (cards, prints, etc) up to an 11x14 size.
  • If you decide you want all of your gallery images, you may purchase additional items a la carte after your session for print, or choose to download the full resolution images after your session is complete, you may do so for $150 more.

Saturday evening, September 21st, Winthrop Town Center 6:00, 6:30 or 7:00 pm

Town center brick backdrops and gorgeous ivy walls as well as lovely backlighting

Saturday, October 5th, morning Armature Works Tampa | 8am, 8:30am, or 9am

The morning light and fun indoor spaces works for modern, boho inspired & of course fun family adventures!

Saturday, October 5th, Lettuce Lake Park evening | 5:30 pm, 6 pm, or 6:30pm

Perfect for families looking for a woodsy location

Saturday, October 19th, morning Studio Sessions Tampa | 8:30 am, 9am, 9:30, or 10 am

Perfect for holidays and air conditioned! You can do Christmas jammies, or glam it up! Perfect backdrop for any look!

Saturday, October 19th, evening Davis Island Park & Beach | 5:30pm, 6pm, or 6:30pm

Beach vibes with greenery and sailboats in the background

HOLIDAY WEEKEND DATES

  • Holiday weekend retainer fo $200 includes twenty minutes of session time on location at the specified locations below, within two weeks, you will get to proof an online gallery of the 15 best images. You then chose your favorite five images you want to download and keep the medium resolution digital negatives of. These five images you will be able to download and print for personal use (cards, prints, etc) up to an 11x14 size.
  • If you decide you want all of your gallery images, you may purchase additional items a la carte after your session for print, or choose to download the full resolution images after your session is complete, you may do so for $150 more.

Saturday, November 2nd morning, Ybor City Tampa | 8am, 8:30am, 9am, or 9:30am

Gorgeous New Orleans vibes in the city and quiet in the morning

Saturday, November 2nd, evening John Chesnut Sr. Park | Palm Harbor | 4:30pm, 5, 5:30, or 6:00pm

Lovely park with lots of shade and space to run and cuddle

Saturday, November 9th, morning University of Tampa | 8 am, 8:30 am, 9 am, or 9:30 am

Traditional & iconic Tampa photo spot for families!

Saturday, November 9th, evening Redington Long Pier | 4 pm, 4:30 or 5pm

Perfect way to capture "Florida" in fall

Saturday, November 16th, morning Winthrop Town Center | Riverview | 8 am, 8:30, 9, or 9:30 am

Charming town and city feels

Saturday, November 16th, evening E.G. Simmons Park & Beach | Ruskin | 4, 4:30, or 5pm

Bay views and palm tree lined dirt roads, quintessential Florida

The Details

Half of the non-refundable session retainer is due at the time of booking; whether doing a weekday mini, fall mini or holiday mini-session. The only way to secure your preferred time and location is to book in advance. Your final payment is due two weeks before your scheduled session date and a reminder will be automatically emailed to you.

Back up dates for weather reschedules for the weekend sessions will be the following day (Sunday) if possible. The weekday reschedules for weather will be Wednesday for Tuesday sessions, or the following Monday for Thursday nights. Locations cannot be guaranteed if you reschedule for any reason! Also, due to environmental and permit approval, some locations may change after booking. Weekend dates will be rescheduled at our earliest convenience and may fall on a Sunday.

Clients and prospective clients have first dibs on this information, but don't wait because the schedule goes out to everyone soon! Email Brooke@HamiltonCreekPhotography.com with your first location/date choice and time preference. Please provide one back up time/date/location!

See what sessions time slots are already taken by visiting the BLOG HERE (copy & paste this into your URL if needed https://wp.me/p3QjuR-1y4)

What's Hanging: Artwork Client's Homes <3

Memories like these deserve to be off your computer & on your walls! Thanks for sharing these in home displays! As a bonus, all these clients get a gift 8x10 print from their next session just for sharing the artwork with us!

Fall Inspiration to get you started!

Pinterest may be my favorite source of inspiration most days. I am sharing a link to my "what to wear families board" below! Here are a few of my favorite tips to get you started dressing your family for photos this year.

1. Start with a color scheme and get shopping! I always say to start with the most challenging person in your family to dress first, and then build your family outfits from there. Also, think about where you are doing your session and what your home decor looks like when planning so when you hang your photos, your decor and your outfits don't totally clash!

2. I love a bit of texture and pattern in your clothing, too. I mean, everyone showing up in solid polo shirts is boring, right? Add depth to your pictures by adding a textured sweater, or scarf, or just a simple dress with soft texture mixed with crisp button downs or harder textured jeans for variety. But, make sure everyone is comfortable. If they aren't, they will look uncomfortable in the pictures.

3. Don't look like you just woke up! Make sure you can move and sit comfortably without wrinkling. Don't pick something that WRINKLES EASILY! You will be likely driving to your session so to cut down on wrinkles and seat belts interfering, you can always change at your location, but allow plenty of time! I can't adjust the time if you are changing after our session time starts! We will be moving, sitting and standing, so again, pick carefully! I can only edit wrinkles so much and extra edding time can be costly if it is for vanity edits (exessive winkles would fall into the "vanity" category).

4. Patterns can add interest into your photos as well. Just don't over do it! One main pattern for every three family members is great. That doesn't mean everyone else in plain solids though. Add a little pattern with a button down under a sweater, or a pair of tights with pattern or textures.

5. Speaking of patterns, be extra careful when selecting small patterns or small ginham checks. They can cause a moire pattern effect. When odd stripes and patterns appear in your digital images, this is called a moiré effect. This visual perception occurs when a fine pattern on your subject meshes with the pattern on the imaging chip of your camera, and you see a third separate pattern. Mens dress shirts are often the biggest culprit of this effect, so please send me a photo of the shirt/outfits before the session just to be safe!

4. Don't forget the shoes! Don't go through all this work and then forget shoes. Make sure they fit well and are clean. Nobody wants blisters the day of or to be walking and have your baby's shoes fall off... Oh, and did you know? Baby wipes can do magic on scuff marks.

5. Be yourselves. Don't try to be something you aren't just to look good in photos! Be yourselves. Bring your own style. Maybe just skip the large cartoon shirts and settle on a soft t-shirt if that is your kid's fave.

Color Inspiration

Fall color palette inspiration!
Created By
Brooke Hamilton
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