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 ūüôā

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!)

 

So last year….. my crew from last Thanksgiving

While I have been working away on some beautiful beach family photos I realized that I never shared my cute crew from our visit to Virginia last November to Grandaddy’s house. ¬†So here you go – a quick snap of my crew and our entire crew together for the holiday (done with a tripod and a remote trigger for those big group shots).

Love at first sight ~Julington Creek Family Photographer~

I’m sure you are guessing that I’m referring to how much in love these two are….but NOPE! ¬†When I say “love at first sight” I mean for me! ¬†(well I’m sure for the two of them too). ¬†I just have to tell you all how much I LOVE this woman. ¬†If anyone could be a super hero in disguise – it would be this woman right here!

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Meet my youngest son’s 1st grade teacher. ¬†She is just the most wonderful human being. ¬†Her heart is clearly two sizes too big and I am fortunate enough to reap the benefits.

For those who know me personally, you already know that poor sweet D has seen countless speech therapists since he was about 3.  We have had an uphill struggle with his speech/articulation/annunciation and since he has started school we have had to add on reading and writing therapists as well.  We had an educational evaluation done this summer that shined a light on the evidence of dyslexia and dysgraphia.

I’m telling you this because we feel like we have hit the lottery by getting Mrs. L as his teacher. ¬†She has helped us navigate through all these learning issues and calls me (with out me requesting) to keep me in the loop on how my little guy is progressing in school.¬†I am fortunate enough to get the opportunity of spending every Wednesday morning helping in her classroom and seeing first hand her patience with all these energetic and affectionate children ūüôā

To say that she goes above and beyond is an understatement! My little guy just had to have his tonsils removed and guess who shows up with ice cream and a bag full of get well cards from his classmates Рyep!  Not fibbing Рshe really took time out of her day to stop by and personally wish him well.  Wow. right?  WOW!

I am over the moon happy that I was able to give her and her family their first ever family photo session. ¬†I can’t express how wonderful it feels to give even something tiny back to someone who does so much for others. We are so lucky to have you Mrs. L. ¬†You have a beautiful family!

And to all of the wonderful teachers that have graced our lives – thank you for all that you do!

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Family portraits~Saint Johns Florida ~ Portrait Photographer

It’s been a minute or two since I’ve posted any portrait work – though I have taken it slow since our move – I did do a bit of family portrait work this year ūüôā ¬†Here is a beautiful session of a wonderful family.kelly-t_family_01 kelly-t_family_02 kelly-t_family_03 kelly-t_family_04

Happy photo day!

Whew – what a year! ¬†Yep, it’s been just over a year since we moved from Charlotte, NC to Saint Johns FL! ¬†Crazy doesn’t even begin to cover it! ¬†I am happy to report that O has been doing great and has been released from all his various doctors! ¬†Whoot whoot! ¬†Turns out that they feel his arthritis was illness induced and no reason to think he should have any future problems! ¬†After a month of gluten free he seemed to be free of stomach aches so he’s now back to eating gluten and doing fine. ¬†Placebo effect or not – who knows but I’ll take it!

I’m planning on ramping back up this fall with some family photo sessions now that our life has some resemblance of normalcy! Yay! ¬†So to start things off I’m going to honor national photo day with a little post¬†featuring some dear friends who were all dressed up for his Navy¬†commission. ¬†That 4 o’clock Florida sun made for a very short and quick session but a successful one all the same!

Hopefully more to come soon. ¬†Wish ¬†me luck! ¬†It’s hard to rebuild!

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Happy New Year! New site on the way!

 

I hope everyone out there had a wonderful holiday season! ¬†Have you set your 2015 goals yet? ¬†I say go big or go home ūüôā ¬†Ha! ¬†Well we are definitely making some changes around here and to start – we are having the wonderful Ash of Laynie and Belle design us a new site. ¬†So until then, we will not have an active website. ¬†In the mean time I have added a LOT of new content to the menu (see above) to help answer questions about pricing etc that you would normally find on our website. ¬†Oh AND I added some other new goodies as well. I’m certain¬†that some of this new content is riddled with grammer and spelling errors as I am a horrible word smith. ¬†Please email me when you find them so I can correct them ūüôā ¬†Muchos gracias mi amigos!

Here is a quick little share of my wonderful fall family photos that my AWESOME friend/assistant Chaeli did for me ūüôā ¬†Isn’t she the bestest! ¬†XOXO Love you Chae!

Caligirl steals the show ~Family photos with a cute dog!

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I’m telling you this has been the year of the dog for us this fall! ¬†So many wonderful families have chosen to include their dogs (or dogs) in their family photos and we just LOVE IT! ¬†Yes, you heard me right….we love having your dog in the photos too! ¬†Seriously – how cute is this little baby named caligirl!!!! ¬†Oh and the family is really cute too ūüôā

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Beautiful fall family photos with the Sutherland’s ~family photographer Lake Wylie~

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If I were to say what my specialty is or what I enjoy photographing the most, it would be families. I really enjoy interacting with kids of all ages (especially when they aren’t mine!) and I honestly feel that a nice family portrait is truly important. ¬†I love seeing everyone together, smiling and enjoying each other. ¬†I truly believe that a nice family picture has a true place in this crazy overwhelming digital world where we are so bombarded with selfies. ¬†Find the magic that is a real picture, a printed picture….and one that you are ALL in!

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Family photos with Alexis’s family ~Charlotte area family photographer~

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I am just in LOVE with this gorgeous green background from Alexis’s family session! ¬†The blue outfits looks so good against it! ¬†I’m so happy that I had the chance to see y’all again this year! ¬†I can’t believe how much the kids had grown! ¬†Hope you all have a wonderful Holiday! ¬†Sorry I was so late to blog this session – in my mind I have already done things that much later I realize I have not!

 

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Baby’s 1st year pictures

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It’s so fun to see just how much a little one can change in the matter of a year! ¬†They start out so stinking tiny and end up with loads of personality by the end of the 1st year! Oh and I have to include some of Joy’s maternity images simply because I love them soooooooooooo much! AND of course I had to share their super cute family Halloween costumes because they are such a fun family! ¬†Honestly we had so much fun during every single one of our sessions that it was really hard to figure out what images to share (as if you can’t tell by the visual overload below!). ¬† Thank you so much Joy for allowing me to capture the 1st year of your sweet baby boy! ¬†I look forward to seeing you all again soon!

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