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St. Petersburg Florida Summertime Styled Portrait Session | Kim

As an artist, it’s sometimes helpful and relaxing to create something “just for you”, without any agendas or specific vision other than the one in your own mind. Luke and I moved here to FL in the fall of 2015, and during the last two years, I haven’t been as diligent as I’d like to be about dreaming up and creating those personal projects. That started to change earlier this summer, though, when I asked my best friend Kim if she might be willing to model for me for a styled portrait shoot that I had in mind, one filled with heaps of warm light, a flowy dress, beautiful, feminine florals, and a few tasty treats. She graciously agreed, and this lovely downtown, summertime St. Petersburg portrait session is the final result!

And now for some #reallife behind-the-scenes confessions from this shoot! 😉

– Almost all of the beautiful landscaping and views behind her are the property of a for-sale home in a neighborhood with reeeaaaaallly great curb appeal and cobblestone streets.

– I made her bouquet the morning of our session and we tried hard to keep it from wilting by carrying it around to all of our locations in a mason jar.

– We were both covered in bites from the crazy summer bugs following us everywhere.

– And last but not least, all the pretty styled desserts at the end were actually photographed on Kim’s back porch!

I can’t tell you how much fun it was to spend time behind the camera just getting to be creative and trying out new posts/angles/shots that I’ve been dreaming of or wanting to re-create. And getting to do it all with my stunning (on inside as well as the outside) best friend who was literally up for anything and SO flexible and patient? Priceless! 💛

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