I have been fortunate recently to photograph friends and repeat clients. Well, this time I had the chance to photograph both, so I was very pleased to receive a phone call asking for a Father's Day present portrait session. We chose Vinoy Park as our shooting location and it was thankfully a not too warm evening in St. Petersburg, nor too windy as that far out park often is.
The 30-minute portrait session went by very quickly. The star of the show, young Brooke, was all smiles most of the time, as most of my shooting focused on photographing her with her grandfather and fellow classic westerns fan Paul, whom I first met a few years ago at the dog park.
The above shot was actually the first one of the session as I prefer to shoot the group shots first, then move on to ever smaller groups and pairings. Featured in the background is The Pier, a doomed structure that is supposed to be torn down next year, but I will believe that when it actually happens. If it is, then it will serve as a nice time stamp for when this photograph was made.