St Augustine Newborn Photographer

 

Ahhhh Cora.  What a beautiful and peaceful baby.  She was born just before Christmas and came to see me the day after Christmas.  I felt like her session was just full of the magic of the holiday.  I loved getting to play with her adorable big brother Owen for a few minutes.  It seems like not so long ago that I was doing his newborn photos.  Actually, it wasn’t that long ago.  20 months I think.  His mom and I didn’t have high hopes that we’d get a “perfect” shot of the 2 together because toddlers can’t really be expected to stay in one spot for more than a second or two.  Certainly not without disturbing a newborn sibling right next to them, but Owen completely blew us away and let us get what I think is THE perfect sibling shot.

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Mary of 8.08 Photography is a St. Augustine newborn photographer located in Jacksonville, Florida. Mary creates modern classic images of birth, your newborns, and the families that love them. Serving Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, St. Augstine and surrounding NE Florida communities.

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Jacksonville Baby Photographer

 

I fell in love with Derrick when he came to see me for his newborn session last year so I was really excited when his mom contacted me about doing his 1 year session.  We decided that Sweet Pete’s Candy would be the ideal spot.  I absolutely love shooting there.  The staff has always been so sweet to work with.  I know that there are likely other photographers who like to shoot there as well. If you plan on doing a session please be respectful.  I always call a week ahead to make sure they don’t have any classes or field trips planned.  I don’t bring any bulky props or lighting set ups. I also only shoot during the week as soon as they open so that I’m not in the way of any customers.  And be sure to buy something while you’re there.  I had another session there yesterday and came home with an amazing caramel and chocolate dipped animal.  There may or may not have been some of it left to share with my kids when they got home from school!

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Mary of 8.08 Photography is a Jacksonville baby photographer located in Jacksonville, Florida. Mary creates modern classic images of birth, your newborns, and the families that love them. Serving Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, St. Augstine and surrounding NE Florida communities.

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Jacksonville Family Photographer

 

Welcome to winter Jacksonville! Brrrr.  Too cold for my taste so I’m spending some time this morning daydreaming about summer and warm humid days on the beach. My happy place!  This session was one of my favorites of the season for a couple of reasons.  For one thing, it challenged me.  I’m used to doing sunset sessions.  I know my location.  I know my light.  I know my flow and exactly how to time all of the shots with regard to the light and the colors of the sky.  It’s all pretty predictable for me.  This session was going to take place at sunrise and at a beach location that I don’t typically shoot at.  I was worried about how to time everything.  Once the sun comes up in the morning it gets really bright really fast on the beach and it makes getting certain shots and angles difficult.  I felt like I was going to have to work really fast to get everything we wanted.  Well, as luck would have it we showed up a bit before sunrise and the parking lot was slammed with cars!  No way did I want to shoot in a spot with hundreds of people, so back in the car we got and south we headed.

I was already nervous about not having enough time before it got too bright, but now I was REALLY nervous.  Little did I know that the clouds had it all planned out perfectly for me.  They speckled the sky just enough to let the gorgeous sunrise shine through, but then they filtered out the sun so that I could keep shooting well past sunrise.  This gave the family time to relax and really start having fun.  Which brings me to the second reason this was one of my favorite sessions. It convinced my that I need to stop offering half family sessions when the family has more than one child or when the kids are over the age of one.  I’ve heard a lot of clients say “I don’t need more than a half or a mini session.  There’s no way my kids will behave for the camera longer than 30 minutes.”  Precisely why you need a full session.  I don’t want your kids to behave for the camera.  I want them to have fun and play and be kids.  Yes, I want to get that shot where everyone’s looking and smiling at the camera, but I can usually get all of those shots pretty quickly.  It’s after all that’s done that the kids (and usually the parents too) relax and everyone really starts to interact.  That’s when the emotion and love can really be seen.  That’s when I get the shots that make my heart happy and feed my creative soul.

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Mary of 8.08 Photography is a Jacksonville family photographer located in Jacksonville, Florida. Mary creates modern classic images of birth, your newborns, and the families that love them. Serving Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, St. Augstine and surrounding NE Florida communities.

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Jacksonville Newborn Photographer

 

I met sweet Liam back in August when he was 13 days old.  I know his mom from my “old life” as an occupational therapist.  She’s spent so much time helping other people meet the needs of their babies. It was awesome to be able to spend this time with her in her home with her own little baby boy. Stick around til the end of the post to see a few photos from her beach maternity session.

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Mary of 8.08 Photography is a Jacksonville newborn photographer located in Jacksonville, Florida. Mary creates modern classic images of birth, your newborns, and the families that love them. Serving Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, St. Augstine and surrounding NE Florida communities.

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Ponte Vedra Newborn Photographer

 

I’m so in love with this lifestyle newborn session that I did back in the summer. These handsome little guys were a dream to work with!

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Mary of 8.08 Photography is a Ponte Vedra newborn photographer located in Jacksonville, Florida. Mary creates modern classic images of birth, your newborns, and the families that love them. Serving Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, St. Augstine and surrounding NE Florida communities.

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