These boots were made for…

These boots have seen their fair share of work, and now they are being retired… to marigold heaven. Marigoldilocks

Marigoldilocks

Spring is in the air and beauty is everywhere.

white-peacock-butterfly  Just ask this White Peacock Butterfly, who is neither white nor a peacock.

Official scientific info found here: http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Anartia-jatrophae

New Year’s Camping Adventure @ Florida Caverns State Park

When I booked our campsite at Florida Caverns State Park months in advance, I had no idea that something called a “polar vortex” might actually be afflicting the sunshine state. When I checked the weather a week before our trip, I got excited about the ultra cool forecast. As the week continued on into the cold, the warm-blooded southerner inside of me became a bit apprehensive about the impending “primitive” camping situation. It turns out that a little cold weather is no match for four fiendish friends and three dastardly doggies!

Frieda & Junior

Frieda with her dog, Junior

Despite the sub-zero temperatures (on the celsius scale, because as Porkchop would say, “what does zero on a Fahrenheit scale mean? NOTHING!”), we not only survived, but we had a great time doing it. FYI, zero on the fahrenheit scale is actually based on the temperature at which brine (salt water) freezes. NOW YOU KNOW.

I say “sub-zero” and “polar vortex” like it’s a big deal, when anyone from Minnesota or Michigan would laugh at my survivalist mentality despite it being just a couple nights of barely below freezing weather.

I hope that sharing these photos inspires some adventure seeking in you. Enjoy.

St. Pete Pier @ Night

I went fishing in St Pete and was hoping to get some good sunset photos but I wasn’t really in the best view of it from our fishing spot. No worries though because I got some sweet shots of the lightning storm instead! OctoZeusIf you are interested in booking photography or videography services anywhere in Tampa, St. Pete, or Clearwater, give us a call, we would love to come and shoot any event! Call 813.433.0999 and ask for Jessica.

 

Cicada Killer!

These ground wasps are pretty huge and also pretty awesome! Despite looking quite menacing, they are actually very docile and they never bother me or my pets. If my dogs get too close they just buzz away. This one was making his (or her) home in an agave plant on my back porch. I got some great video of it too, and you can view some of it on a demo I put together of recent shoots: YouTube-Demo2013 

Gentle Wasp

Cicada Killer Photo

Did you know that male cicada killer wasps spend an average of 6 seconds trying to insert their penis into a female? Find other fun and completely useless facts on Professor Chuck Holliday’s webpage: http://sites.lafayette.edu/hollidac/research/biology-of-cicada-killer-wasps/

Katie & Tom’s Wedding

Loving HandsI had a great time shooting Katie and Tom’s wedding at the Postcard Inn on St Pete Beach. The celebration was beautiful, the band was great, and good times were had by many that day. Congratulations to Katie and Tom! If you have an upcoming wedding and would like to discuss wedding photography or videography needs, please give me a call at (813) 433-0999

Fun at Sunken Gardens


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Jump Jump! If you want some creative photos of you, your friends, your family, or your ugly dog Ralph, you know who to call… obviously not ghost busters: 813.433.0999

 

Fishy Photos

RIP Henry V. Winkle, you were a bully but I still loved you.

Bully Badfish

RIP Henry V. Winkle

Kiddos!

02Mia-small.jpgKids- one of our favorite subjects! For a limited time you can schedule photographs of your family and/or children at Sunken Gardens and pay no admission fees! (Up to $32 value)

Included with Sunken Gardens admission you will also receive
(1) 8×10, (4) 4×6 and (8) Wallet sized prints of your choice as well as the option to purchase additional prints or the whole set of photos on CD.

1 hour is $60
2 hours is $90 and includes double the prints!

Call us today to schedule a time! (813) 433-0999

Jared @ Bodyshapers Fitness

Jared

Jared on the ropes!

I was happy to work with Jared at Bodyshapers Fitness in Tampa FL. The guy is a natural!

If you need portraits, including family portraits, glamour shots, headshots, etc, visit the contact page and shoot us an email!

 

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Jared Flexin