Ashley and Travis, along with their sweet girls, Nora and Mila meet me the Castaway Island Preserve for a family mini session. I was so thankful for a nice evening without too many bugs. It’s Florida! You never know what your gonna get shooting by a marsh. If you’ve never been out to this location, I recommend it for a smaller shots where you can get a few variations in one location. The boardwalk gives great texture and you can’t miss going out and getting the tall grass and moss covered trees. It has all the charm of Jacksonville’s intercostal. I had so much fun with the Long family and look forward to future sessions as their girl grow.
I’ve known Hannah since she was five years old and have watched her grow into a beautiful young lady. When it came time to take her senior photos, I wanted them to have a cool, urban vibe. Downtown was the perfect place. It has so much character and also has a new wall mural I discovered that I was super excited about. It’s always nice to shoot in a place that holds special meaning to the person. Hannah not only worked in Hemming Plaza doing voter registration as a senior, but also enjoyed visiting the area’s museums, attending monthly art walks and visiting Chamblin’s Book Mine with her friends. She was amazing in front of the camera and I’m jealous that I can’t pull off her soft, but serious look. Hannah began attending University Florida this summer and plans to earn a degree in psychology. I am so proud of her and know that she will take on life with enthusiasm. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for her.
See Hannah’s full session HERE
I get to shoot and meet new families every day, but it was a special day when I got to capture the smiles of my sweet nephew, Tyler’s one year portraits. Trying to create out own “Pinterest” moment, my sister and I brainstormed to do a beach session at Anastasia State Park in St. Augustine, Florida with a homemade raft. I’m a crafty person, but had someone better for the job. My brother-in-law, Grant made it and it was perfect (insert emoji with heart eyes here)! The last item was a blue denim romper with a little anchor from the Janie and Jack outlet – seriously cute.
The day we went out had been dark and rainy. We thought about canceling, but figured it was worth a try. Thanks to trusting my gut. It was beautiful and the lighting was a dream. I was actually thankful that Ty wasn’t walking yet because it made it easier to set him on the raft without having to chase him down. Every smile was my favorite and those little teeth were too much to handle. I can’t believe how fast the year went and I can’t go a few days without seeing him. I look forward to the next year. He has mom and dad down, just need him to say Bec now 🙂
See Tyler’s full Session HERE
I think the absolute favorite part about my job is meeting new people. I especially love when someone refers me. It means so much that someone was happy with not only their photos, but the experience. Kristen and Jonathon reached out to me about shooting a couple session. I was super excited and even more pumped that we would be shooting in San Marco. I love how the tree lined parks on Arbor Road make you feel like you are somewhere like Savannah.Kim and Jonathon are friends with Jessica and Chris, a couple I shot an anniversary session of last year and also just happen to be neighbors with Emily and Blake. I shot their family when they welcomed their first son, Finn. What a small world. But the craziest connection was at the end of the session, when we were talking about what they do for a living and found out that Jonathon works at the same place as my sister, Sam. These connections made it seem like we had already know each other for years. It was an easy day and enjoyed learning more about this sweet couple. Kim and Jonathon meet in college and have a love of a theatre. I hope someday to be able to go see them preform on stage.