Fall Family Portrait season is here and I have loved catching up with families and capturing their love, connection and joy.
I have known Kara for a few years now. We met when her son Aydan was 6 months old...we captured Milestones along the way, including her wedding. Where she gained not only a husband, but two more sons. Her heart was full.
They drove all the way to Jacksonville to meet me for a quick session. Afterwards, little A even said it was, "fun" which is a huge compliment from a 6 year old.
So, enjoy a late night blog post. Family love. Happiness and joy.
P.S. I only have TWO session spots remaining for Family Portraits in 2017. CONTACT ME for more information!
Welcome Little One | Jonas :: 11 days New | Lifestyle Newborn Portrait Story | Jacksonville FL Newborn Photographer
It's finally Fri-Yay! And though I do have 3 session this weekend, I also have family fun planned, which pretty much means one weekend of work/life balance.
It's not secret I simply adore Lifestyle Newborn Portrait Sessions. I love being able to capture images and video of a new little life with their family.
So, a little something to make you smile today as Jonas Welcome Little One Newborn Photography session is on the blog! Enjoy the slideshow and some of my favorite images from this wonderful family.
P.S. Want more information about a Welcome Little One session? CLICK HERE
P.P.S. Know someone expecting a new addition this December thru April of 2018? Share this post.
Fall Family Portrait Tips | What to Wear | Family Photography | Jacksonville FL Family Photographer | St Augustine FL Family Photographer
"I have no idea what we should wear."
First, let me say, this was going to be a "What to Wear Wednesday" post, but apparently the allergies are rough right now and I got vertigo yesterday. Taking my entire day with it. Ugh. But, it's a new day, feeling better and ready to make today amazing!
So, a common question all photographers get is, "what should we wear?". I've done posts in the past on this. We should all know by now, that under no circumstances SHOULD YOU MATCH YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY (ok, unless its matching pajamas). No white shirts with jeans, or black shirts with khakis.
Just. Say No.
We are now in the age where as long as the items look good next to each other on the bed, you are good to go! Coordinate, not match is the name of the game.
I was at Target on Tuesday looking for some stuff for myself and came across entire racks of AMAZINGNESS for family portraits. Well, for moms, but I saw adorable clothes for the kiddos as well (and let's face it, dad is the easiest to dress) They have a brand called, Knox Rose. The tops and dresses. Jackets, all of it screamed out to be photographed. I even snapped a few with my phone that I loved.
"The Bell Still Rings for those who believe." | Keeping the Spirit Alive | Tips and Tools for Parents | Getting Ready for Christmas | Family Photographer
"Santa Claus! I know him! I know him!"
If you're a Christmas movie buff like myself, you know where both those lines came from.
You probably LOVE Christmas and keeping Santa around for as long as possible. My girls are 8 and almost 10. I know that I may only have a year or two left where they fully believe in Santa. And maybe it's selfish, but I can't let Santa go. I will be "THAT MOM". The one that tells me teenager Santa is real, even if it's just to spread Christmas cheer ("The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.").
When my girls were little, and when I taught Kindergarten, I let Santa help me. I reminded my kids, Santa is watching.
I got the Elf (this I kinda regret as moving that bugger is exhausting). My elf brought letters from Santa. And I did the Santa videos to my kids.
Now, if your kids don't believe anymore, you can stop here. You don't need all this info. But if your little one still believe. Still pray to hear reindeer hooves, dream of what Santa has brought. And you want to keep that for as long as possible. Then this post is for you. All my apps, websites, stationary and more. That I use.
**Note: Yes, I realize this is a lie. Yes, I teach my kids not to lie, but if you (like me) believe that Santa is a mascot for all the Christmas kindness, cheer, generosity and all the good things that come with the season. And yes, I will have to apologize about the Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny at some point too.
Welcome Little One | Miss Charlotte :: 6 Days New | Jacksonville FL Newborn Photographer | Lifestyle Newborn Photography
I absolutely adore everything a new life. I love capturing gorgeous glowing mamas for their Maternity Portraits, meeting little ones so fresh and so new at a Fresh 48 Portrait Session and of course a Lifestyle Newborn Photography session in their home. Surrounded by their family, their nursery. Surrounded by love.
I can't help by feel like I have the best job in the world when I capture and edit these perfect little lives. So pure, so innocent. They do not know the word hate. Only love. Pure, unfiltered love. Oh, it's beautiful. Being a Photographer for families in Jacksonville and St Augustine, FL is one of the biggest blessings (after my family of course). So as you wind (or wined) down this Wednesday, check out some adorable newborn sweetness and remember...
A new baby is God's way of saying life must go on.
P.S. To find out more about booking a Maternity, Fresh 48 or Newborn Portrait session for your little one in the making CLICK HERE.
To see what session spots I have left in 2017 (NOT including for Newborns, Fresh 48 and Maternity sessions), CLICK HERE.
It's the first Monday in October! And though I am getting ready for a sweet newborn and a awesome Senior Portrait session later today, I wanted the first blog post of October to be filled with sweetness.
Remember this gorgeous Beach Maternity session?
Shortly after Hurricane Irma, they got a sweet surprise. A perfect baby girl. And I was blessed enough to meet her within her first 48 hours of life. Even capturing a few images with Grandma.
So, keep scrolling and enjoy favorite images from this sweet Fresh 48 Session.
Want to know more about booking a Fresh 48 session for your newest little one? CLICK HERE for more examples, pricing and to book your Fresh 48 session.
"Family isn't an important thing, it's Everything" | Family Photographer | Ponte Vedra FL Family Portraits | The Arnold Family
It's Family Portrait Season! And I have to say this family started it off perfectly! As a Family Photographer I tend to travel all around Jacksonville and St Augustine. Capturing Family Portraits on the beach, at their home and at the many beautiful parks and preserves that the area has to offer. Nocatee has gorgeous trails and parks that always make for wonderful family portrait sessions, so I knew when we decided on that location it would be perfect.
Multi generational family portraits are always wonderful as I know how much it means to everyone. So capture the love of your family, together. Thank you Arnold family, for starting Family Portrait season off right and for allowing me to capture the love and connection of your family.
Want to know more about booking a Family Portrait Session? CLICK HERE to contact me! I still have a few available dates left for 2017 Family Portraits.
Who doesn't love sweet, chubby faced adorable babies? And oh, this sweet little nugget had rolls for days and at 4 months, they are ADORABLE!!!
Remember this adorable Newborn?
Watch Me Grow | Look who's 9 Months | Jacksonville Baby Photographer | Cameron: 9 Months | Jacksonville FL Photographer
I've blogged! With the hurricane and all the craziness, blogging last week was impossible. But, my girls are in school and I am getting back into routine, which means some baby sweetness for your Monday!
Keep scrolling and check out Cameron's 9 Month Lifestyle session from his Watch Me Grow plan!
Nursery details, blue eyes, happy smiles and just one of the sweetest little babe's you have ever seen.
Ok, he's my nephew so I'm biased on his cuteness, but come on. You can see all this sweetness and not smile. So, make Monday a little better with your daily dose of cuteness!
P.S. Want information on a Lifestyle Milestone session to capture the nursery and details of your little one? OR expecting a new little life and need more information on Capturing their first year? CLICK HERE to find out more or CLICK HERE to book now.
Waiting is one of the hardest things to do...
But when you're waiting on a new little life. It's worth it beyond your wildest dreams.
So, take a moment from Hurricane tracking and check out favorite images from a recent Maternity Portrait Session in Atlantic Beach, FL.
Want to learn more about booking a Maternity session? CONTACT ME or New LifeClick Here to find out more.
Melody is a wife, mother of 2 girls, lover of God, family, connection and love. A series case of Wanderlust and a bit of a foodie, Melody seeks to capture the truest image of each family, each milestone, each moment that her clients can cherish.