In July, we went to New Orleans, LA for the annual PPLA convention. We brought Derek H. and Victoria W. back to Tampa with us. There were a lot of firsts for Victoria, who had never been to New Orleans, Florida, the beach or in an airplane. There were a lot of other 1st for her as well and it was a fun trip for everyone. They also both modeled for PPLA, with Derek posing for Micheal Brown and Victoria posing for Hanson Fong.
On the way drive back, we stopped at Flounders Chowder House in Pensacola for lunch and some Key Lime Pie. Its pretty amazing! Besides, who wouldn’t want lunch on the beach?
We wanted to go to some iconic and beautiful places in the Tampa Bay area. We went to the beautiful Honeymoon Island for a sunset session. We also went to the fascinating Dali Museum and the iconic and magnificent Don Cesar Hotel in St. Petersburg.
On the last day, we went downtown and visited the historic Plant Museum and Ybor City. Then later that evening, we played around with our new background by Backgrounds by Sebastian and some studio lights.
On the last morning, after a few panicked moments (at 4:30 am) when we weren’t sure if we would be able to get all of Victoria’s stuff into her suitcase, we sped off to the airport and dropped them off for their flight. It was an awesome 4 days of fun, friends and photography. Thank you so much to both Derek & Victoria for being willing to adventure with us!!!