Sarasota Florida Family Photographer | In Home Family Photojournalism Storytelling Documentary Photographer | On location and beach vacation photography » Jessica Thomason is a storytelling lifestyle photographer specializing in family photojournalism or documentary style family sessions in home or on location. Serving Southwest and Central Florida - Sarasota + Anna Maria Island + Orlando or Disney area

A Beach Vacation with the W Family {Anna Maria Island}

If there is a legal limit on how many images you can blog in a session I am definitely over it! I just loved this session so much! Anna Maria Island has long been one of my favorite beaches – so laid back, so beautiful, it’s just perfect!

Alison (a talented family photographer from Tampa) wanted a lifestyle session of her sweet family while on their beach vacation in Anna Maria Island. They rented the coolest beach house just a short walk from the beautiful white sand beach and Alison quickly scouted out the room with the most gorgeous light! ­čśë

Her little girl is the sweetest, cutest, friendliest and smartest little two year old ever! Her almost one year old brother just adores her. They really are some of the cutest kids you will ever meet <3

We started the shoot in the gorgeous master bedroom just letting the kids jump around and read stories. Can all 2 year olds read well as this little girl?? Then we took a short walk to the beach and enjoyed playing in the sand and surf!

It can be awkward to be photographed just “being yourself” but this family was so relaxed, so in love, they were just a complete joy to be around!



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  • July 31, 2013 - 12:52 am

    Rebecca Wells - Amazing. Incredibly amazing. Really beautiful job, Jessica Thomason!ReplyCancel

  • July 31, 2013 - 1:03 am

    Maria Gernert Conover - OMG. SERIOUSLY OMG. THESE ARE GORGEOUS. It took me forever to finish looking at all the pictures because I just wanted to gawk at each one and soak in every detail. I love the lighting and all the pastel calm colors in each picture. I love that you captured such a happy family. these are so beautiful. I love these so much I want to print them and frame them and display them in my house. No one will realize that this isn’t me or my family, right?ReplyCancel

  • July 31, 2013 - 1:09 am

    Nina Zagrebelsky Mingioni - these are seriously beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • July 31, 2013 - 1:20 am

    Amber Michele Shankland - Jessica Thomason!!!! OMG what a beautiful family! Your pictures always amaze me! It’s like you’ve been doing this your whole life. I want to go to AMI immediately and live in that green house. I have to go buy 4 million cans of diet coke right now!! <3ReplyCancel

  • July 31, 2013 - 1:42 am

    Jules Clark - Wow, Jessica! So many gorgeous shots! Beautiful family! You did a stellar job!ReplyCancel

  • July 31, 2013 - 5:48 pm

    Amanda Bergantino - These are SO good! I wish they were numbered so I could easily (lazily) tell you the ones that I absolutely adore.ReplyCancel

  • August 2, 2013 - 3:34 am

    Amber Michele Shankland - Yay!ReplyCancel

  • August 2, 2013 - 5:14 am

    Ashley - Now that I’ve finally gotten caught up on your blog, your photos are AMAZING! You should totally do this for a living, I have a friend up here that quit her job to do photography full time and she loves it. I’ll give you her number. The way you capture your families and the lighting really tell stories. And I of course love the pics of Isla!ReplyCancel

  • August 9, 2013 - 7:04 am

    A Week At The Beach- Part 1 | Alison Winterroth Photography | Tampa FL Newborn Children & Family Photographer - […] husbands and my sister. It was heaven! We had our own photo shoot done by the seriously talented Jessica, we had family dinners every night and watched the sun rise and set almost every day. It was heaven […]ReplyCancel

  • August 21, 2013 - 12:23 am

    Martha Ann Winterroth - Incredible pictures! You captured their love and the fun times they have together.ReplyCancel

  • August 19, 2014 - 12:36 pm

    cloudy with a chance of meatballs | Sarasota documentary photographer {in-home lifestyle sessions} | Sarasota Florida Family Photographer | In Home Family Photojournalism Storytelling Documentary Photographer | On location and beach vacation photography - […] Winterroth family – one of my all time favorite sessions ever was their beach session last summer. But no matter how pristine┬áthe white sand beaches are, to me,┬áthere is┬ánothing more beautiful […]ReplyCancel