The most important aspect to your portraits are the subjects, the background is supplement to your aesthetic and final outcome of your images. The more personal the background can be, the more intimate the photographs will be looking back in years to come. The Brewer's asked me to photograph their family portraits at their new home in Switzerland Florida. This beautiful homestead looks like it walked straight right out of Magnolia Plantation... sadly... my task wasn't to photograph the interior/exterior but rather the subjects. I think they complement the space nicely!
May I introduce you to the two cutest girls in Mandarin! Avery and Addison enjoyed spending time on my Great Great mother's couch. I hope you enjoy these little rays of sunshine.
When you have a best friend as sweet as these two, best friend portraits are a must. These two are inseparable and oh, so beautiful -- inside and out. Jacksonville Beach was a bit windy but these two worked it and had fun walking around the area with me!
Sometimes it is just too cold for Floridians to be outside! Luckily, my sweet clients opted in for a lifestyle family shoot in their home, I am so glad we did! Thank you Ted and Sarah for welcoming me into your home! It was such a pleasure to spend a few minutes with your sweet baby girl.
Meet the newest member of one of my very first clients! Baby Ella is so blessed to be apart of the Patterson family! It is a honor to be apart of this moment in Emily & Tyler's life and love. They've included me in so many special times in their life. I am forever grateful for their love and support.
Good evening friends,
As I am preparing for a studio session tomorrow morning, I was reminiscing on my clients portraits from months ago. These are baby Eva's sweet newborn portraits. I can't wait to counter these images with the updated portraits we do tomorrow. Be on the lookout for another post from beautiful Eva!
Oh, Go Gators.
Ashley & Nathan, a bride & groom of Kim Alexis Studios, LLC, welcomed their perfect son into this world just a week ago! He was the BEST baby to date in a studio session. However, daddy was right there by him, Easton knew he was safe and in good company. I've never met a father more proud than Nathan, every pose or prop we used, Dad was impressed. I was impressed by the sleepiness! A special thanks goes out to this sweet couple for their patience and entertainment (by odd music choices, hehe) during our portraits. we had time for a great variety with baby and then some beautiful lit family portraits at the end. I hope you enjoy Easton's portraits half as much as I enjoyed working with the Horn family again. xoxo -
Tara was my roommate during our study abroad program in Italy. She is one of the sweetest and most genuine people I have ever met! I will always cherish our memories and I am so happy I was chosen to photograph her entering the next stage of her life. Congratulations sweet Tara. Thank you for being my friend. xo
Need a fashion, hair, or mommy stylists?! Here is your post! Mandy did such a fantastic job styling this beautiful Treaty Oak park. This job was made tenfold easier with sweet Mason and his best pal Buddy. Treaty Oak was the perfect setting for our family portraits. Enjoy -
Sweet baby girl. Thank you to the Kennedy family for reaching out to me. They're new to the area and a friend refereed them to my studio. I enjoyed photographing Myla, as you'll see it was was SUPER easy to photograph her too. Momma has amazing style, family, too. Enjoy this lifestyle newborn session in St Johns County Golf & Country Club.
We strolled the streets of St Augustine Florida and it was absolutely perfect! I told Ryan & Melissa to choose their outfits and "just show up"! I love walking my clients around St Augustine to find the perfect, unique spots. Ryan is from Jacksonville so he is very familiar with St Augustine Historic area, Melissa is wander so she's pretty familiar too, however on their Kim Alexis Studios, LLC tour of St Augustine -- they discovered many hidden gems. Here are some of our gems from that day! xoxo
Need a smile? Take a look at Waylon's blog post. Some smiles and a few laughs are GUARANTEED to make you smile! Oh & Mr Mickey did well with posing, won't you say?
Sometimes, I have the chance to invite my clients to our property to use as their backdrop and I am never disappointed when I do. We have some beautiful fruit trees that produce the best bokken backgrounds, but I know the site well and I know when light is best! Here are some images of Waylon on our property. Enjoy -
A true southern baby has their portraits under a beautiful Oak Tree! Georgia is one of my oldest friends. We went to high school together. This is her second child and the first I've got to photograph! The Ponce family sure does have one sweet momma. Special Thanks to Beatrice Couture Designs for allowing us to flaunt your beautiful headpiece, it was the perfect cherry on top of a beautiful session.
What an honor to be able to watch your friends since youth have their own youth! I never take that honor for granted. Oh, dear Miami and New York, meet your future catcher.
Yeap. There isn’t much to say about this one. Wow is plenty! The Cochran Family never disappoints. How beautiful is their new addition? How beautiful is their estate? Thank you sweet family for your time and patience. Sometimes you need a lot of both for an outcome like this.
Watch out boys. Beauty. Lacrosse. Adventure. Future Florida State Student. St Augustine Senior portraits session never disappoints.
Here are a few answers from her questionnaire!
What are your plans after high school?
I am attending Florida State University and majoring in Business but may be switching to Communications. I want to travel abroad my sophomore year and I may join a sorority.
What is going on in school?
I played on Varsity Lacrosse all four years of high school, I am in national English honor society, history honor society, photography club and I have a job.
Choose a unique or random word that best describes your personality?
Wilderness Bohemian theme was beautifully executed by the Trulove family. We began our session series with maternity pictures at my favorite Walter Jones Park. Although humidity and mosquitos were not my friend, sweet Rachel carried herself beautifully. Some people were born, some people are born to be mothers, and she is one of them. Be sure to scroll to the images, you will find our lifestyle newborns portraits. Rachel chose the sweetest outfits and headpieces for Lady Baby Trulove. You will not be disappointed!
Need a little fresh baby’s breathe? Me too! Thank you Mr & Mrs Rose for offering a fun, unique, and different perspective to announcing the birth your soon to be Miss Rose. Treaty Oak was the perfect backdrop to our less than traditional birth announcement portrait session. Special thanks to Lindsay’s friend for the awesome designs! See more of her product here.
Say hello to the office of Dr Sam N. Hanania, DMD, PA! These are the group of ladies that help Dr Hanania keep your mouth beautiful and clean. They're the most professional, knowledgeable, and kind dental group I have EVER met! I would sing the songs of praises all day for Dr Hanania and crew... this is coming from someone with severe anxiety! They, make me better! Thank you Mandarin Dental Professionals!
Let’s all stop and adore these sweet images of my sweet Sutton guys! Mr Anthony, you are such an awesome father! I know Nikki worships your loyalty and dedication to B & B. Thank you for being you. Thank you for being the perfectionist that you are, you always have beautiful photographs to cherish these moments.