Mid-August in Florida means the kids are back in school, summer thunderstorms pop up every day around 4pm and Hobby Lobby is already displaying holiday decorations. This is the time of year when I start thinking of all the fun families about schedule their beach photo sessions! Over the last few years I've had many questions and funny things happen that I feel it's time to write down some tips!

Here are a few tips on booking your next session!

MUST DO'S:

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It's cold here in Sarasota. I'm talking in the 50's! This Florida Girl is dressed in leggings, doubled-up on sweaters and yes, boots. But you know what warms my heart right up? Valentine's Day! This year I'm going full speed into Mini Sessions and I can't wait work with couples, families, kids and even some doggo friends! 

Siesta Key is quite obviously my favorite spot to photograph families, so I'm holding the minis from February 1st-2nd during sunset hours 4-...

Summer is coming to an end but our storm season has just begun. After a long day of storms on Siesta Key we were finally courageous enough to head out to the beach and begin a memorable anniversary session! 

Jason & Natalie were celebrating 4 years of marriage on this day. The thing that stood out to me the most about this session was not only their effortless love for one another but their creative way of commemorating each anniversary! See below!

 Beautiful su...

September 11, 2018

Siesta Key just endured probably the most devastating seasons of Red Tide to date. Luckily the beaches had cleared for a few weeks and family sessions were back ON! Yay! I had the pleasure of working with this wonderful, laid back family on their vacation. We photographed right on Siesta Key Beach without any dead sea life in sight. :) One of the crafty Mama's of the group made these AWESOME custom shirts for her family to wear and remember their trip by. 

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 Thank you, Rogers Family, for an amazing photo session on Siesta Key! We braved the storms and have gorgeous photos in returm for our courage. :) 

 

 

 

 

June 17, 2015

Sometimes a family photography session at sunset just won't cut it: family could be flying in, the kids could be on sleep a schedule,  or crazy Sarasota weather washes away any chance of us shooting that evening!

 

Whatever the reason, a morning photography session could be for you. During the summer months we typically start these sessions no later than 7:45am and they're still a blast! 

 

Gather the kids, grab a coffee and head to the beach....

Happy 1st Birthday Genevieve! The Kiene family looked incredibly sharp with their aquamarine shirts and white bottoms for their family photography session on Siesta Key Beach! This color combination, along with their fun-loving personalities, are what made the evening so much fun. I love when families make my job so easy! 

 

January 15, 2015

The holidays were a hit with beach family portraits this year! We were booked solid at Stacey Marks Photography and have been working our butts off ever since. Thank you to everyone who booked with us. 

 

Here are some highlights of our beach family portrait sessions that took place on Sarasota's #1 Beach, Siesta Key!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 17, 2013

Planning a wedding can be an exciting and fun time for all involved. But for some couples, the idea of planning a wedding just isn't for them. Meet this awesome couple in the photo: Heather and Tyson. 

 

Heather and Tyson decided that planning a wedding was going to be a hassel. So what did they do? They emailed their favorite photographer and told her they were heading down to the Sarasota Courthouse! 

 

With only a weeks notice I was excited yet anxious. I had n...

October 31, 2013

Summer was an amazing experience. SMP was booked solid with family and engagment photoshoots on the beach and a great time was had by everyone!  Thanks to everyone who booked with Stacey Marks Photography. 

 

It is now October 31st, Halloween and I thought it would be a great idea to start posting for Fall!

 

This is a GREAT time of year to get school pictures taken. The kids are growing up quickly and instead of the standard: sit, smile, "next" photography y...

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