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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.

Spring | Jacksonville & Saint Augustine family photographer

Spring is upon us, and it’s been wonderful to bring the pretty blooms into portraits. As usual, I have catching up to do on my blog .:) To start with (more to come), here are pictures from a maternity session and two family sessions to enjoy.

This maternity session features a lovely mother-t0-be expecting her first child.

We were lucky to have such a lush background of azaleas in bloom: the perfect complement to her stunning smile.

This family is so full of warmth and was a pleasure to photograph.

I love that baby grin…

This next session was for a return client. I last saw this adorable boy as a baby. It’s always fun to watch my clients’ children grow!

Just look at those stunning eyes…

Jeni - May 1, 2014 - 9:13 am

Wow! These are gorgeous. I love that very first maternity shot. You have the most gorgeous locations to work with, don’t you!? Amazing!

Shannon Stroubakis - May 1, 2014 - 10:50 am

So gorgeous! I love how you expose your images to showcase the beauty of the sky and get deep rich colours. That’s crazy talent!

Claudette - May 1, 2014 - 8:31 pm

Beautiful light! I love how you got such cute expression from everyone!

April O'Hare - July 18, 2014 - 2:06 pm

Again, 3 incredible sessions! I really love that silhouette shot on the beach of the pregnant mama. I’m loving the pretty colors!

Three Families | Jacksonville & Saint Augustine family photographer

I’ve been having so much fun with my clients this year, and in fact, 2014 promises to be a busy one. I’m currently booking in May, so please reserve your dates early.:)

And now on to more catching up on my blog with three more beautiful families…

This first family has been coming to me for the past four years, and it’s always a pleasure. I love how they know just how to make each other laugh!

Next up, I enjoyed meeting this family and their adorable little boy. Doesn’t he have the sweetest smile?

For this third family, I’ve had the pleasure of photographing them for two years now. They’re always so full of warmth.