Treasure Island Sunset Beach Family Portraits with Elizabeth

Elizabeth & her family on Sunset Beach Treasure Island, it was actually freezing! - Nikon D300 Tamron 17-50mm @ f/8 ISO 200 1/250th - Strobist: SB-800 to frame left & SB-600 to frame rightOn perhaps the coldest evening of the year, I met Elizabeth and her family on Sunset Beach on Treasure Island for a family beach portrait session.  Not only was it cold, but it was also very windy with clouds of sand at times sweeping down the shoreline.  However, her family was great and braved the cold.  As for me, I was fine . . . inside my windproof Mountain Hard Wear jacket!

Teen romance on Sunset Beach Treasure Island portrait photography - Nikon D300 Nikkor 80-200mm @ f/5.6 ISO 200 1/250th - Strobist: SB-800 to frame right & SB-600 to frame leftYou can see the sand at their feet blowing in the wind.  I never experienced that before on Sunset Beach or any other Pinellas County beach.  I thought though it made for a cool photo effect shooting with a long focal length.

Watching the sunset on Treasure Island Florida family beach portraits - Nikon D300 Tamron 17-50mm @ f/5.6 ISO 200 1/160th - Strobist: SB-800 frame left & SB-600 frame rightThough it was frigid and windy, at least Mother Nature also provided a great sunset as a backdrop to our family beach portrait session.