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I am Rashad

Meet your photographer...


Rashad Pleasant is a 17 year veteran of the United States Air Force and has served as an award-winning professional photographer for the last 7 years. Rashad started with photography as a hobby in 2007 with no intention to ever pursue it as a business. The photography market thought differently and by 2010 he left a comfortable job in New York City to engage full time in the business of photography.

Rashad has traveled the globe taking photos in 5 countries and 24 of our great United States. Aside from numerous awards as a portrait and wedding photographer, Rashad has worked on assignment with organizations like NAACP, USO, and The Pentagon as well as notable personalities like Chopped champion Timothy Witcher, International Chef Lucman Pierre, and industry music producer Robert “Big Bert” Smith.

“My overall passion in life is people…”


My overall passion in life is people.

I love making sure people have what they need to meet their personal mission.

For me, that means making sure we are equipped with the tools we need to overcome obstacles and ensuring we have the confidence it takes to address the day.

We all have a brand. Intentional or not, we are all thought about with an idea or a set of values by others when we aren’t around. As a photographer, I want to help show the world the you that you want to be known as.

Because my passion is people, my business is built on both service and art. Neither of those is more important than the other.

I hope to learn more about your passions soon.


Rashad is currently based in the Tampa Bay area and frequently travels to New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Atlanta. Rashad also serves locally as a photographer in Ybor City, Hillsborough County, Charlotte County, DeSoto County, Hardee County, Manatee County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, Polk County, Marion County, Osceola County, Okeechobee County, Sumter County, and Sarasota County depending on scheduling availability.

For Rashad’s travel schedule and to find out when he is in your city, please click here.

To learn more about how Rashad can help you build and market your brand, book your complimentary 15-minute phone consultation through the button provided below.

The Barefut photography experience is for the individual that enjoys the freedom from external barriers, confidence in personal choices, and the wisdom of expression. Someone who has an appreciation for attention to detail and finds beauty and interest in simple things.