Jason Scott Photography: June 2018
Jason Scott Photography
Sarasota Wedding Photographer - Siesta Key Beach Portraits


Friday, June 22, 2018

Siesta Key Beach Portraits - Homan Family

Homan Family on Siesta Key, April 2018

  

  






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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Siesta Key Beach Portraits - Case Family

Case Family on Siesta Key, April 2018






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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Siesta Key Beach Portraits - Handley Family

Handley Family on Siesta Key, April 2018





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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Lido Key Beach Portraits - Peyrin Family

Peyrin Family on Lido Key, April 2018





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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Englewood Beach Portraits - Polnac Family

Polnac Family on Englewood Beach, February 2018







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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Siesta Key Beach Portraits - Hester Family

Hester Family on Siesta Key, March 2018




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Monday, June 4, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions: How Can I Get Retouched Digital Files?

Planning to purchase the gallery download from your beach portrait session? It's our most popular item!

Want those pesky beachcombers and photobombers removed from the background of your photos? Here's how to get retouched digital downloads from your beach portrait session:

Step 1: You purchase prints of your favorite images from your session.

We know, we know... Nobody wants prints anymore. You just want to post your photos on Facebook, Instagram, etc.

Unfortunately, digital downloads purchased through our website are instantaneous. When you place your order, there is no opportunity for us to retouch the photos before the link for you to download them is generated.

The same is not true of prints, however. When you order prints, we have a 1 week "proof delay" where we have the opportunity to retouch your photos before they are printed and shipped. THIS is why we need you to order prints if you want retouching.

Important: Please don't order your digital files at the same time as your prints!... Keep reading!



FYI - We use a professional retouching service to fix up your photos and make everyone look his/her best! This costs us around $5 per image (sometimes more, depending on what needs to be done). Once we subtract the retouching cost, the base cost of the print from our lab, and SmugMug's cut, we pretty much break even when you order a 5x7 print... 



Step 2: Your prints ship and you get a shipping notice and/or an email from us saying we have completed your order.

It is very important that you wait for this notice before you order your digital files!

Step 3: You order your digital files, and the retouched images are now included in your gallery.

When you purchase a gallery download of your session, you will receive a link in your email to download the files.



You can also order individual downloads of only specific images if you prefer:

(Tip: Use our "Favorites" feature to keep track of your favorites, and to order your prints and individual digital files.)




We hope this helps! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Longboat Key Beach Portraits - Troyer Family

Troyer Family on Longboat Key, February 2018






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Frequently Asked Questions: Summer Sessions with Small Children

Can you believe it is June already? June and July are two of our busiest months for beach portraits! When booking summer sessions, we often get questions about how to handle the late sunset time with small children (and early bedtimes)!

Here are a few of the questions we are frequently asked about summer sessions with small children and our explanation of why (in most cases) we feel it is better to keep the late session time. Please read all the way to the end for some suggestions on how to make your session go more smoothly with small children! I hope these questions and responses will help you gain a better understanding of why we do things the way we do!

Can we do our session in the morning?

While we do occasionally shoot beach portraits at sunrise (we're talking 6:30am or earlier during the summer months!), we can only do so on the weekends due to our personal schedule.

Besides, are you sure everyone in your party really wants to get up that early on their vacation? 😉

Can we move our session an hour earlier so our child can go to bed on time?

Unfortunately, the lighting any earlier is just too harsh for photos on the beach. There will be hard shadows on everybody's faces. People will squint. Everyone will be hot. Your photos just won't look right. Also, you’ll miss out on the sunset!

Can we do the photos with our small child first, and everyone else later?

This one is best answered with a quick explanation of the sequence we typically follow for a beach portrait session.

Here is an example of our usual timeline for a Siesta Key Beach Portrait session:

1. We meet on the path at Beach Access #7, where we start by photographing individual families, family groups of children, and grandparents with grandchildren.


2. We move down to the beach and do seated photos near the dune grass of individual families, family groups of children, grandparents with grandchildren, and the large group.


3. We walk down to the water for sunset where we do all of those shots again.


As you can see, your child needs to be present for the entire session! AND, as you can see from these photos, it is possible for small children to make it through a whole session! 😊

How can I make sure my child has a great experience at our session even though it is past his/her bedtime?

First, we want to make sure to note that it is VERY rare for a child to have a meltdown at one of our photo sessions. MOST children do fine and have a great time! We have a few tricks up our sleeves to keep them focused and motivated! If you read our reviews, you'll see lots of comments about how great we are with kids!

That being said, here are a few things YOU can do to make sure your session goes smoothly for you and your child:

⏩Make sure your child takes a nice, LONG nap in the afternoon
Don't spend the whole day in the sun/pool/Gulf on the day of your session (results in tired, grouchy children)
⏩Make sure your child has a nice BIG meal before your session
⏩Have a bribe lined up for good behavior (ice cream? something from the souvenir store? iPad time?)
Praise goes a long way with small children at photo sessions. Criticism/threats of punishment usually results in tears. Stay positive and your child will too!

(Psst - these suggestions are awesome for teenagers and adults too!)

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