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Smyrna Dunes Park, New Smyrna Beach, FL Family Portrait Photographer: The Maxwell Family

Last Monday, I had a great family photo session with the Maxwell Family.  They were visiting New Smyrna Beach for vacation and had seen some of my photographs taken at Smyrna Dunes Park with  the Ponce DeLeon Lighthouse, and Ponce Inlet in the background, and they wanted to try to get some photos for their family.  I shot at a few location around the inlet to make sure to get shots with the Ocean, the Dunes, and the Inlet and Lighthouse in the background.  I also tried some special lighting techniques on some of the light house photos as the sun was starting to set, there was a lot of clouds blocking the sun, so it did not work out quite as I was thinking, but I do like the results that I got.  Here are some of my favorite shots from the family portrait session.

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New Smyrna Beach Engagement Photographer: Ashlynd and Morgan

On Saturday I met with a really fun couple and their dog to shoot their engagement photos.  The photo session was scheduled to make the most of the time just before sunset, the "golden hour"as photographers call it.  The photo session was shot at Smyrna Dunes park on the North end of New Smyrna Beach, FL.  The photo session started with a walk along the boardwalk where I had a chance to get to know Ashlynd and Morgan as we walked and talked and I shot photos.  We made our way to the South jetty of Ponce Inlet on the beach which is where their wedding ceremony will be.  These shots are just a sample of the whole shoot but they are some of my favorite ones.

Their dog Timber was a great addition to the photo session.  He was really well trained and seemed to pose on command when needed.  He will also be the Ring-barer for the upcoming wedding.

We had some great light right before sunset.  We even ran into another photographer along the boardwalk who seemed to be shooting some senior portraits.

This is one of the shots where Timber seemed to pose right on command.

On of the shots I really like was this one which I just got just after I put my 50mm lens on my camera.  I really like the way this lens can really blur the background out completely so you focus only on the subject of the photo.

This photo session was a lot of fun.  Congratulations to Ashlynd and Morgan!

Thanks for letting me capture your love for each other.

-Peter Arnold Photography

New Smyrna Beach Wedding and Portrait Photographer

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