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Cuteness | Jacksonville & Ponte Vedra family and child photographer

As Lobel’s memorable character, Frog, said, “spring is just around the corner,” and I can’t wait for all the warm weather and flowers. I’m excited to take portraits soon showcasing all the lovely blooms.

I have three family sessions to share today. Enjoy!

This first family met with me for a beach session in Ponte Vedra. The little girl was a pleasure to photograph. Not only is she incredibly cute, but she’s also brimming with personality.

Such a sweet moment with her grandmother…

I loved how playful she is with her mom; it’s not hard to see the resemblance between these two!

I met this next family for a park session in Jacksonville. I last photographed them when their oldest was a baby. I enjoyed seeing how much she’s grown and meeting her baby brother.

I love getting pictures that show the everyday fun with parents when our children are little… just look at that grin.

Isn’t he adorable with his little wave and toothy smile?

Fur babies are family too… The next session focused on this warm couple and their two beautiful dogs.

Curtis Benton - February 24, 2015 - 5:32 pm

These are really lovely….wonderful work!

Catching up | Jacksonville & Saint Augustine family and maternity photographer

I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season and happy New Year! I offer a big thanks to all my fabulous clients, and I look forward to another great year for 2015.:)  My poor blog has been very neglected, and I’ll do my best to start catching up. Here are four sessions to enjoy.

For this first session, my clients were vacationing together in Saint Augustine and wanted portraits of their whole family. After all their years of marriage, these grandparents are still as carefree as honeymooners!

With extended family sessions, I always take portraits of all the individual families. And, of course, I also get a classic picture of the grandparents with all the kids: the one that can be elusive for parents to get on their own when tiny tots are involved!

For this next session, I was hired to do maternity portraits in Jacksonville. I loved how sweet these parents-to-be are with each other.

Up next, is another warm family, this time in Ponte Vedra. It was a gorgeous day at the beach.

I always love when clients are ready to have a little fun.

This last session was one in Jacksonville. These children are so sweet together!

Summer Families | Jacksonville & Saint Augustine family photographer

It’s hard to believe summer is almost at a close! I’m already booked through October, but have room for one or two more sessions in November.

Here are three family sessions to enjoy from the summer (more to come). This first session was for a return client, and her family is so much fun to photograph. Her children are lively and full of such warmth; it was hard to narrow down pictures for the blog!

Children certainly keep us parents busy, but who says the chaos can’t be fun, too?

This next family was celebrating their youngest one’s first birthday. Isn’t she adorable? I love that little toothy grin.

This child has such gorgeous eyes.

For this next session, I was asked to photograph three generations of family members who all came together for a beach vacation in Ponte Vedra. The grandparents were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, and it was an honor to help record this special occasion.

April O'Hare - September 4, 2014 - 10:55 am

Oh my, these are all just stunning! I love the colors and your processing. You got so many cute captures for all of these families. One day I’ll have to hire you to take photos of my husband and I at the beach:)

Amber Aileen - September 5, 2014 - 9:21 am

I love all of these! You are so good at beach photography. I really adore the ones of the children running around mom!

Shannon Stroubakis - September 5, 2014 - 9:57 am

Beautiful shots of some gorgeous families! Love this beach location!

Jackie Jean - September 5, 2014 - 1:29 pm

love all of these, beautiful work!

Melissa Klein - September 15, 2014 - 8:57 pm

Fantastic sessions! I just love the beach photos, and the lighting in that second set is so perfect – love her big brown eyes! Beautiful work!

Rhonda - September 18, 2014 - 3:19 pm

3 wonderful sessions .. lucky families! Love the one of mom with the all the kids running around .. fun! And can I say I’m jealous of your locations too :)

Beach & Flowers | Jacksonville & St. Augustine family photographer

I’m still playing catchup on my blog from the spring, so here are three more beautiful families.

I’ve photographed this first family three times now, and they’re always such a pleasure to work with. They know how to have fun, be playful, and just truly enjoy life and each other. For this session, they also brought both sets of grandparents to join them in the portraits.

These siblings are full of laughter, and we were blessed with gorgeous colors at one of my favorite beaches in Ponte Vedra.

They asked to do a family stack, and although I was worried the littlest one might not like it, he didn’t mind in the least bit. I still marvel that we got the stacking picture so easily with such such great, natural smiles from everyone.

One of my favorite extended family pictures… if the tiniest family member keeps running off, flip him upside down!:)

This next family is also a return client, and I’ve enjoyed seeing her family grow (I did maternity pictures for her last). When we went to the park, there were some beautiful blue flowers in bloom that were the perfect complement to their blue outfits.

Love that little tongue sticking out (classic baby!) and his big sister’s easy grin.

This next family drove all the way from Gainesville for a session with me. It was a pleasure working with them, and I loved the little mermaid outfit the mom brought for her baby.

April O'Hare - July 18, 2014 - 2:04 pm

Aaah, I’m dying here. That mermaid outfit on that last little baby girl is so cute! I love it:) Each one of these sessions are so unique and beautifully done. I love how natural your posing is. Each family just looks like they are having a blast.

Jeni - July 20, 2014 - 11:21 pm

Oh my goodness…these are all just so perfect! I love the one in the first set where everyone is stacked on top of each other. So much fun! And I love the vibrant colors in the second set (the one of both kids with mom is my favorite!) And the last set is just gorgeous! What a cute little mermaid!

Alexis - July 22, 2014 - 9:34 am

These are so fun and colorful! I love the variety!!!

Shannon Stroubakis - July 24, 2014 - 5:09 pm

These are just incredibly beautiful! I love your use of light, and your clean and crisp style.

Peggy - July 25, 2014 - 5:44 am

These are all such beautiful sessions! The first family from the beach looks like SO much fun! Love the whimsy and connections and oh my goodness, that lovely sky! The family in the field of flowers is incredibly sweet. I love the tones and how the flowers accent their wardrobe and those gorgeous eyes! Finally, the last family just makes me smile. You can feel their love through these images. You’ve done such a wonderful job capturing the incredible family bond! Beautiful work!!

New Pricing | Jacksonville & Saint Augustine Family Photographer

I’m happy to announce that I’m following my passion and now specializing in family, children, and maternity portraiture. I no longer offer newborn photography, but I offer portraits for babies starting at three months old. My pricing has also changed a little and is effective for sessions booked on or after May 1, 2014.