Jacksonville Beach wedding

I absolutely love a small wedding and a beach wedding is even better!  Maybe that’s because my honey and I did just the exact same thing but in Hawaii many years ago!  This was honestly my very first time to Jax beach even though I’ve lived here a little over two years.  Florida has so many wonderful beaches to choose from you just can’t go wrong!

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Alpine Groves Park ~ fall family photo session in Saint Johns FL

I simply love this park for family photos!  It’s so big and beautiful with so much wonderful light and beautiful trees with that gorgeous Spanish moss!  We had a great time wandering around just a few of the different areas in this gorgeous park 🙂  Oh and it’s dog friendly too 🙂

 

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Knock knock….. San Marco Fl Family photography

Thanks to my buddy – I now have a new favorite knock knock joke! You have to say it out loud to get it though….. so give it a try! Seriously if you have kids they will love this knock knock joke.  I had to tell it to all my kids the minute I got home and I laugh to myself each time I think about it!

knock knock.  Who’s there?  Smell Mop.  Smell Mop who?  Ha ha hahahahhahahha you just said smell my poo!!!!

I can’t thank my dear friends enough for giving up their Sunday morning to help me explore some of the local areas to see how they would work in photographs.  I’m happy to say that we had GREAT success taking family pictures in San Marco!  The morning started off overcast so we just had the most beautiful lighting by the lions!

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And then we ventured around and found this super cool red staircase 🙂

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and then on we went to try out a few park areas near by 🙂

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and then we decided to reward our sweet little models with some super yummy donuts from Good Dough.  This has got to be the cutest donut (doughnut???? which is it really) shop ever! They had a wonderful craft variety of yummy goodness and people were lined up to try their goodies right at 9 when they opened.  They even have a little wooden play kitchen for the littler kids 🙂  A must try if you are ever in the area!

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I only have a few spots left for Nov/Dec!  I can’t wait to show you all the good things we have in store! Give us a call 904-770-5806 to book your families photography session today 🙂  Next up – I’ll show you a fun family photo session that was done at their gorgeous home in Julington Creek 🙂

 

It’s that time of year! Holiday family photos Jacksonville Florida.

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It’s almost Thanksgiving and what a great time to have your holiday family photos done than when everyone’s in town visiting and getting happy from some yummy turkey!

This is one of the first years we will actually be in town for Thanksgiving so I will be offering two types of sessions.

Limited Time Holiday Photo Session Special

$300 – 30 minute session
30 minute mini photo session for small groups or just your family.
Includes approximately 25 digital negatives via digital download to have and print on your own.

$500 – 60 minute session
60 minute group photo session if you have multiple families getting their pictures taken.
Includes approximately 50 digital negatives via digital download to have and print on your own.

You may purchase additional time if you wish as well.

These can take place at your home or a local park.

Call today as space is limited!

904-770-5806 or you can also catch me at 704-488-9238

Happy Holidays Everyone!

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St. Augustine Beach Wedding – Vilano Beach

I am so happy to have had the opportunity to work with Sun and Sea Beach Weddings these past few weeks.  If you are looking to get married on the beach in Jacksonville, Saint Augustine, Amelia Island (they also do Georgia beach weddings like Jekyll Island) then you should DEFINITELY check them out!  They provide a full range of wedding from something simple and romantic for just the two of you or something larger if you have friends and family that you would like to share your special day with.  They also offer same sex marriage.

I had a great time with Marsha and Sean even though we got rained on by the end! I just fell in love the minute I saw her dress and his suspenders oh and their matching Converse shoes!!!!!!!!! So so sweet! Take a peek 🙂

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I was told there would be treats? Jacksonville Pet Photographer

Hello.  Um, I was told there would be treats and I’ve looked all around and I ah…I ah don’t see any treats.  Maybe someone is out buying said treats right now?  Ah, I’ll be honest…. I really only came for the treats and if there are no treats then I am going home.

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*Aunt Kara, that stink eye is just for you.  Thanks, thanks a lot. I thought we were friends.

I’m considering trying to put together a pet portrait fundraiser since several of our shelters were flooded from Irma – would anyone be interested?????  I’m thinking black and white on the white backdrop similar to this but maybe with some funny photo booth style props or even Halloween costumes?  I’ll need to find a good location –

Happy Friday! My hope…

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend!  For me, we plan on relaxing after all the craziness of getting our 3 boys back to school this week.  Somehow it always seems so hectic and stressful!

I had to make a quick post though to let Mark know that I was working away on his wonderful family reunion photo session and just melted when I came upon these cuties.  I can only hope that Seth and I are this cute and sweet when we get their age!  Don’t you just adore his hat?!?!  I am a sucker for hats!

It’s almost that time again….. BACK TO SCHOOL!

The silver lining is at least we get to see some beautiful smiling faces to greet us as we return like Ms. Erin! I’m so happy we have someone so kind and sweet to help all of our little kiddo’s during the school day! Thanks Erin and I hope you have a great school year!

Goodbye to the beach ~

~Goodbye to the beautiful Florida beaches for this sweet family…. soon they will be headed for new and exciting adventures in a bit cooler climate!

Family photos on the beach can be so much fun and man – can you believe those colors!!!! Seriously this is honestly the true and beautiful color of the sky just as the sun set! I couldn’t make this up if I tried!  Though the wind was not our friend that day – it was worth it just to have a relaxed and fun time on the beach together 🙂

Good luck in your upcoming travels Kelly and family!  I know you will be sorely missed here in Saint Johns!

Can you see the cool moon rise just above them????!!!!????

When you are facing the camera and don’t see the waves coming…. tehehe

I haven’t done many of these lately since they are definitely a bit tricky but there is just something magical about a beautiful back lit image (or at least there is to me!)