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Jacksonville | Florida


I absolutely love when I get to be part of family and be there for all their special moments. I think its the coolest part of being a photographer. I first had the privilege of shooting the couple at Chris’s homecoming for his military deployment. If you look close enough, you’ll see one of the photo in Katie’s nursery. I later shot their engagement and wedding. I was thrilled when I learned that they were expecting a little girl and even more excited when they asked me to take her newborn pictures. Miss Katie Belle was born March 30, 2017; 8:30 am, 6 lb and 3 oz. She was 37 weeks & delivered at St. Vincent’s Southside.

About a week or so later I meet the Walker family at their home. Katie had the most adorable pink and grey nursery with little woodland animals. For the shoot, I had splurged at Michaels and picked up a tin bucket and flowers. Thankfully, they had just laid hardwood flooring and had some extra panels. They made the perfect backdrop and I think really made the difference. I am so happy for Chris and Kari and can’t wait to see how their family grows. I asked Kari what her favorite part about being a new mom was and this is what she had to say,  “My favorite part about being a new Mom? Wow that’s hard! Katie completes our family. I am loving the days I’m getting to spend bonding with her right now and am enjoying every moment of her being little. I’m trying not to blink because I know it’s going to go by so fast! I love getting to share this with Chris also because I already knew he was an amazing father, so getting to see him with a daughter just completes everything!”

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Historic Downtown | St. Augustine, Florida


I shoot in St. Augustine a lot and sometimes think I should move there. There is so much about the city to love. There is a rich history that can be seen and felt. I think that is why so many people want to have their picture taken there. You feel like you are somewhere special. Today was very special for Keena and Nemiah. Today was their wedding day. Wanting something intimate, the couple married at the court house and then meet me for photos. I knew it was going to be a great session when I arrived at the Lightner Museum to find Keena in a silver sequin dress – she looked amazing!! Then, the couple, myself and their two closest friends walked and laughed through some of my favorite cobblestone roads, taking advantage of the soft golden hour light. Everything went so perfect I almost didn’t want to stop shooting, but I didn’t want to make them late to the party. Their friends and family were at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse for a reception dinner.
But before any cake was cut or toasts made, Nemiah was actually Keena’s personal trainer.  The couple developed a friendship that later blossomed into a relationship. They saw each other daily and before we knew it they were in love. The proposal was a huge surprise. Nemiah tricked her by saying they were meeting a new client to sign a contract at Ovinte. To her surprise after waiting on the “client,” two men walked over with their hands behind their back. One at a time they revealed canvas signs that read “Will You Marry Me.” When Keena turned to look at Nemiah, he was on one knee with the ring. All of their family and friends were gathered around cheering. I was actually there. One of Nemiah’s clients is a friend of mine and she was there to video the big moment. Having never meet either of them, I was there to help sell her cover story as an ordinary dinner guest at the restaurant (and I’m a sucker for proposals). Now, I feel like I have made two new friends and so happy that I was there to witness the happiest days of their lives. When I asked what their favorite part of the wedding day was they answered, “it would be after the ceremony and looking at each other with joy that we did it and would be spending the rest of our lives together.”

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Treaty Oak Park | Jacksonville, Florida


I was truly delighted when Samantha reached out to me about doing family photos. Sam and her husband Stephen were one of my first wedding couples. I also felt a little old because their eldest son, Sawyer was one of my very first newborn sessions! I’m always grateful to those gave me the opportunity to become the artist I am today. And now after 6 years, I get to capture this sweet, energetic family again. When planning their shoot, Sam had sent me a few Pintrest ideas and Treaty Oak Park fit them perfectly. The Treaty Oak is a large Southern live oak in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. The tree is estimated to be 250 years old and may be the single oldest living thing in Jacksonville. It is also a great space for the boys, Sawyer and Swede to run, throw leaves and climb the immense branches. I wish I had pictures like this of my sisters and I at this age. I had so much fun with the Daigle family and as always laughed the entire time. I think my favorite quality is their ability to be spontaneous and silly.

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Alpine Grove Park | Fruit Cove, Florida


One of my favorite parts of being a photographer are the opportunities I have to meet new people and capture the special moments in their lives. Nicole and Steven are expecting their first child. Today we celebrated this exciting time with a maternity session at Alpine Grove Park. I like shooting at this park and my favorite space is the old plantation house with the wrap around porch. The white home created the perfect reflector. It allowed us to shoot in low light and still get those light and airy images. I loved Nicole’s navy dress and accessories. As we walked around the park we laughed and I think Steven’s sense of humor will make him a great dad. I am excited for them both and can’t wait to meet their little boy, Cameron.

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The River House | St. Augustine, Florida


When shooting a wedding you like to have good weather, a great location and an amazing couple. Autumn and David’s River House wedding in St. Augustine had all three!! From the moment I arrived at the Casa Marina to capture all the getting ready excitement Sam and I were instantly treated like family. That is how I would describe the entire day. Both families were warm and welcoming and you could see that this was truly a blending of two families becoming one. There was so much happiness and I even caught myself tearing up when Autumn’s dad delivered his reception speak. It was a honor to be part of their day and know they have forever to look forward to. When writing my blog, I like to share the couple’s love story. Below is Autumn and David’s story in their own words.

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