Family pictures at Alpine Groves Park

So many people tell me “anywhere but Alpine Groves, it’s so overdone”  but I personally can’t get enough of it!  It is such a beautiful location with the morning sun coming through the trees.  It’s a great place to consider if you have young children and need a morning time photography session since Alpine Groves offers such a variety of spaces and no danger of a little one running into the street!

I’m often asked what the best time of day is for family pictures.  Well the best time of day depends on the type of images you want.  If you want the soft light of sunset then an hour before sunset is when we would meet, but if you have little kids – that can be one of the worst times of day for them!  The best time of day is the time of day that your little people will be happy!  Grumpy little ones can make mom and dad stress out and that’s not the family picture you most likely had in mind! That’s why I love having a few parks that we can use to do morning sessions as that is often the best time of day for little ones – just after their morning nap!  Don’t worry – you will have plenty of time for a beach sunset session as they get bigger 🙂 I promise!

As kids get older – we often have to work around sports schedules so that’s another great  reason to consider a morning family picture session 🙂

Here is my lovely sister- n- law and her family that I bribed into taking my family pictures in exchange for her family pictures during their visit at Thanksgiving (Yes, I’m way behind on blogging!….I’ll post those here soon).

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Family pictures in your home ~ Julington Creek Plantation

Sometimes the best place for a family picture is simply in your own house!  I love taking family pictures at a clients home simply because I love the memories from seeing your home in your pictures.  For us, we have lived in several different states and in several different homes and it’s nice to have a professional picture of us in our favorite place – our home!  We love seeing the different houses we have lived in and how we had it decorated.  They say home is where the heart is and I couldn’t agree more!

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Morning time family pictures Julington-Durbin Preserve

Twins!  How wonderful and crazy your life must be with twin girls!  I can only imagine!  From a mom of 3 boys – twin girls is like the opposite side of the universe for me!  I definitely think I would go broke on all the cute clothes out there for girls though!

I was so super impressed by the positive attitude this sweet young family had after loosing their home and 2 beloved dogs to a house fire during hurricane Irma.  Luckily mom and babies were away at the store and dad is a volunteer fire fighter who was away helping other families deal with the hurricane.  I can’t imagine the heartbreak they are feeling losing all their pictures and belongings.  Stay strong and hug and love on those babies!

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Fun family photo session at Julington-Durbin Preserve ~Saint Johns, Florida

Thank you so much Katie and family for being such fun test subjects!  This location turned out to be a great space for late afternoon family pictures!

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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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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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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 –

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!