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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Family pictures at the Lightner Museum

I am so lucky to have such gracious and willing friends to help me explore my new city!  Many thanks to Dana and her fantastic crew for venturing around Saint Augustine with me!  I loved visiting the Lightner Museum , so many beautiful structures in this building to explore! The streets of Saint Augustine are always so interesting and beautiful!  The bridge of lions was a bit harder to photograph even though it was overcast but we got one good one at least! I am really looking forward to exploring all that this wonderful city has to offer!  I just love how wonderful these family pictures turned out!  Thanks for thinking outside the box Dana…. and pushing me outside my comfort zone of local parks 🙂

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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 🙂

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 – yep!  Not fibbing – she 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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Kitchen renovation by Romans Kitchen and Bath ~Saint Johns/Jacksonville kitchen remodel photography

I love a beautiful kitchen and this one was stunning!  The wonderful Tanya with Romans kitchen and bath did a fantastic job!

I was able to see some before images when I visited this site and wow – I wish you could see the before!  They removed a wall on photo right and really opened/updated the kitchen.

Tanya is the one that did my kitchen remodel and I loved working with her and her crew!  Definitely hit her up if you are interested in updating your kitchen or bath!

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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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