A Joyful Family Portrait Session | Clearwater, FL

Hey there, BIP Fam! Today, we’re excited to share a heartwarming tale of our recent joyful family portrait session with the delightful McNaughton family right here in beautiful Clearwater, Florida. As the leaves began to fall and the air turned crisp, we had the pleasure of capturing their precious moments on a gorgeous autumn day.

A Familiar Bond

The McNaughtons have become a part of our extended photography family, having graced our lenses several times before. Their familiarity with the process and their warm, friendly demeanor made this session particularly special. It was like reuniting with old friends, ready to create beautiful memories once again.

Picture-Perfect Weather

The weather couldn’t have been more cooperative. The sun cast a golden glow, illuminating their smiles as we ventured into picturesque Cliff Stephens Park in Clearwater. The vibrant hues of autumn provided a stunning backdrop, adding a touch of magic to every frame we captured. Clearwater truly embraced fall that day, with the leaves creating a vibrant mosaic above our heads.

Family under an arcing oak tree branch during golden hour
Relaxed Vibes and Genuine Smiles

One of the keys to a successful family portrait session is ensuring everyone feels comfortable and relaxed. The McNaughton family effortlessly exuded these qualities. Their laughter resonated through the air, creating a lively atmosphere that translated beautifully into the photographs. It’s always a joy to work with a family that knows how to have fun and be themselves in front of the camera. For newbie families, we spend time walking a bit, talking more and finding the perfect rhythm for their session. Kids may take a bit of coaxing (and even some adults!), but I’ve had 17 years to earn pro level “loosen-upper” status.

Unforgettable Moments

From playful candid shots to heartfelt family embraces, every moment was a treasure to capture. The kids, in their innocence, brought an extra layer of charm to the session. We chased after giggles, caught spontaneous hugs, and froze those precious expressions that parents want to remember forever. These moments are what make family photography so special – preserving the genuine love and connection between family members.

A Learning Experience

Behind every photoshoot, there’s a wealth of knowledge and skills that contribute to creating stunning images. For aspiring photographers, sessions like these offer invaluable lessons. The importance of building rapport with clients, understanding lighting, and embracing the natural dynamics of a family are all aspects that elevate the art of family photography.

Wrapping Up

As the sun began to set, we concluded our session with a heart full of gratitude. The McNaughton family, with their warmth and openness, made this experience not just a photoshoot but a memorable day spent in good company. We left the session with a sense of fulfillment, knowing that we had captured moments that would be cherished for generations to come.

We hope this little peek into our day with the McNaughtons has brought a smile to your face and perhaps inspired you to capture your own family moments. Remember, it’s not just about the poses or the setting; it’s about the love, laughter, and connections that make a family truly extraordinary.

Until next time, happy clicking and may your frames be filled with love and laughter, just like the McNaughton family’s.

You’re always welcome to reach out with any questions or to book your session!


Family under an arcing oak tree branch during golden hour

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