Sand Key Park, Clearwater

Best time one hour before / after sunset / sunrise

Setting: Beach

1060 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767

Fee: $5 Parking Fee


Description of Location:

Sand Key Park is one of my most popular spots. Many of my families visiting Clearwater end up here because of close proximity to their hotel or condo. This location has a nice red colored lifeguard shack and I will bring you to the rock pier area for many shots. Great location to watch the sun go down and get your photos taken.

Honeymoon Island State Park, Dunedin

Best time one hour before / after sunset / sunrise

Setting: Beach

1 Causeway Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698

Pet Friendly

Fee: Entrance fee to park. $4 for one person in vehicle, $8 for multiple people in vehicle.


Description of Location:

Honeymoon Island State Park is a great place for your sunset shots especially if you want to bring your pet along for the shoot. The park offers a dog friendly beach. Further to the north is the Oasis Beach area with more pristine beaches to photograph your sunset shots.

*note - For AM shoots, bring bug spray. Mosquitos can be very nasty at this location.

Fred Howard Park, Tarpon Springs

Best time one hour before / after sunset / sunrise

Setting: Beach and Park Location

1700 Sunset Dr, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Fee: $5 Parking Fee


Description of Location:

Fred Howard Park is a great location in Tarpon Springs. The drive out to the beach is simply beautiful. A narrow road surrounded by ocean takes you to the beach parking spot. This location has bathroom and changing areas right on the beach making a great spot for sessions requiring lots of wardrobe changes.


The Park is 10 minutes from the Sponge Docks, a popular tourist attraction in the middle of Florida's Greek Enclave.

Philippe Park, Safety Harbor

Best time two hours before sunset / one hour after sunrise

Setting: Park

2525 Philippe Pkwy, Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Pet Friendly

Fee: No fees


Description of Location:

Philippe Park offers a great location that is pet friendly and free of parking fees and park entrance fees. Its a great location at the top of Tampa Bay. It offers quite a bit of variety with the landscape including mossy trees for beautiful backgrounds and a very popular huge oak that many like to visit.

Postcard Inn on the Beach, St. Petersburg Beach

Best time one hour before / after sunset / sunrise

Setting: Beach

1060 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767

Fee: Parking fee at the Hotel, or side streets. Sometimes you are able to park here free depending how crowded the beaches are.


Description of Location:

Postcard Inn on the Beach is a nice little hotel I've discovered in my forays along St. Petersburg Beaches. I pick this location because there is not a ton of traffic and its simply a beautiful location. The hotel is U shaped with a nice courtyard used for weddings and a pool area plus bar right at the start of the Beach. The place does have a party atmosphere. On the beach are some oats which make a great background, some sand dunes and finally the beach itself. It offers quite a bit of variety for a beach session.

Bahia Beach, Ruskin


Best time one hour before / after sunset / sunrise

Setting: Beach

611 Destiny Dr, Ruskin, FL 33570

Fee: No Parking fee


Description of Location:

Bahia Beach is a nice location near Ruskin and Riverview in the south area of Tampa. It offers a nice beach location facing St. Petersburg. There is a pier near the Restaurant which the address points to.

Ybor City Historic District, Tampa

Best Time depends on Project

Setting: Urban

1722 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Fee: Standard City Parking fees


Description of Location:

Ybor City Historic District is located near downtown in the artsy district. The buildings used to host the Cigar making buildings which were converted to art spaces and studios. The place does have a "bohemian" kind of atmosphere. I love the look of this area for urban landscapes and it offers a bit of variety for photo sessions. I love using this location for model shoots.

Lettuce Lake Park, Tampa

Best time two hours before sunset / one hour after sunrise

Setting: Park

6920 East Fletcher Avenue Tampa, FL 33637

Pet Friendly

Fee: $2 per vehicle. Up to 8 people per vehicle.


Description of Location:

Lettuce Lake Park offers a great location that is pet friendly. It is located near USF Campus and offers a variety of park oriented scenes including a canoe boat ramp and wooden boardwalk.

Coquina Beach, Bradenton


Best time one hour before sunset / one hour after sunrise

Setting: Beach

Gulf Dr S, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217,

near Lifeguard Shack #7


Fee: $25 Travel Fee added to invoice. No Park or Parking fees,


Description of Location:

Coquina Beach is located in Bradenton Sarasota area. The beaches are beautiful and pristine with fine white sand. There are high sand dunes near the tree lines and the water is usually a nice shade of blue.

Special Note


Pier 60 and surround areas in Clearwater Beach near the Rotunda will incur extra charge due to the high cost of parking. This charge will be $40 to cover parking fees in this area. If you can get your hotel to waive parking fee for me to park there, I will waive this fee. Thanks for your understanding.