Jennifer Wenzel || Glitter and Sun

I started the morning off with some tunes from The Beatles and as “My Guitar Gently Weeps” started playing, I knew this was going to be a gorgeous day to shoot. Jennifer and I decided to go out and play with light, glitter, and plastic bags at the ‘golden hour’ after sunrise on the beach.
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Banana Bread Baby Spring 2014 Collection

When Brittany asked me to photograph her latest collection from her children’s spring 2014 clothing line, I couldn’t be happier to spend the day photographing happy little girls running around in her vintage/retro inspired dresses dolled up in “soda pop” pastel colors, lace, and playing with cupcake and candy cane props. On top of all
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Isla Rose || One Year

Happy 1st Birthday Isla Rose! We’ve watched this little one grow over the last couple of months and she has one fun personality. We couldn’t have asked for a better(secret) location and lighting here in St. Augustine. Isla is modeling the fabulous Matilda Jane clothing line if anyone was curious:) At this point, the balloons
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Arnold Family: St. Augustine South

I love everything about this session. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect, the sun shined gold, the dogs were smiling and this beautiful couple were glowing. I think all those adjectives aptly describe the “GLOW factor”. I’m just going to deem that as my new phrase. I had the privilege of photographing Misha and
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Before & After || Post Processing 2

I’ve been taking some tutorials and developing some new ideas over the last couple of days. I’m determined to check off my list of “tips to learn” for 2014. Model: Tara and Seth Ferreira

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Newborn || Gabriel || Columbus,GA

I told you we were behind on blogging:) While we were in Columbus,GA on our Christmas vacation to see family, we had the opportunity to take sweet Gabriel Best’s newborn pictures. Between these glowing parents, a rustic nursery theme and those little feet, you will fall in love with their little family. Congratulations Matthew and
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Fall Mini Sessions || Best B&W of 2013

We had such a great year of mini sessions and I had to share some of my favorite black and whites from last year:) I know…I’m usually a color junkie but I’ve fallen in love with B&W as of lately. I picked out 2 or 3 of my favorite “moments” from each session. Thank you
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A Letter to my Former Self || Motherhood

      This is a letter to the person that birthed a beautiful soul one year ago. Hi there, I kind of know who you are. I DO know this….you’re about to birth a stunning being into this universe and she will change not only you and your husband but the world. I have
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The Year That Changed Everything: 2013

We moved to Florida when I was about 7 months pregnant which meant we moved our BUSINESS to a new location as well. Scary, yes. Exciting, yes. January 7,2013- Shiloh Marion Wallace was born and changed our world. In a way, I think she changed the way I look at photography. As I look over
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Before & After: Post Processing

I’m sure some of you wonder what a picture looks like BEFORE you put it through post processing? Here’s a sneak of a before and after picture of one of my lovely brides Julia at Washington Oaks State Park. She’s already gorgeous without having to do ANYTHING to the picture but I popped the contrast
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COMMERCIAL WORK: TRESTLE DESIGN CO

I’m so proud of this latest project we got to photograph and be a part of! Trestle Design Co Loren’s artistry shines through his attention to detail in each piece of furniture. I expect to see his designs in a magazine very soon..they’re THAT GOOD. With an industrial feel to each piece, Loren takes his
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Headshots: Danielle Brooks Photography

Imagine photographing someone that utilizes the same weapon you do:) Now, imagine doing that…then turning the weapon around and using it on yourself. THAT is how Danielle and I felt in the beginning. Most photographers aren’t used to being in front of the camera because they spend most of their time behind. She pulled it
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Pumpkin Baby: Fall 2013

Happy Fall! Am I the only one that drowns myself in pumpkin spice lattes this time of year…I’ve located a PSL within a radius of 50 miles and drink them as much I can before they go out of season(they never go out of season in my book) Anywho, here’s a lovely picture of our
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Direction: A ____ in the Making

I know I said I’d blog more..write more…but time sure does have away of passing quickly. Β I always have something to say but it’s figuring out what to say, when to say it, and who to say it to. As a business owner, I don’t want to say the wrong thing and lose a listener
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St. Augustine Fall Mini Sessions

I’m trying to update our blog more and updating Facebook less so you’ll find more pictures and goodies here:) This last weekend we had our FIRST FALL MINI at the Castillo De San Marco Fort in downtown St. Augustine with the Batzel family and I have to share some of my personal favorites. Between Kate’s
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COLLABORATION: “MAD MEN” THEME WITH RCB FASHION

I’ve had the opportunity to work with Erin at RCB Fashion 2x now and absolutely love her designs!! If you didn’t get a chance to see her boho chic wedding dress, go to this link to see our gorgeous model, Brooke workin it:) I’ve been obsessed with the styling on “Mad Men”Β ,the TV show,and even
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Birthdays and Babies

My in-laws came to visit us last week and we were so excited to see our nieces and nephews since we haven’t seen them in many months. I was beyond ecstatic to photograph Brooks for his one year pictures AND to announce that my sister and brother- in -law are expecting their third bundle of
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Fall Mini Sessions: Sept-Nov in St. Augustine,FL

Hey ya’ll!:) I feel like being as Southern as possible today and showing you my GA roots so “ya’ll” just feels appropriate for the moment. lol We’re offering Fall Mini’s here in St. Augustine through November and only have a couple of slots available. You can email us at info@daybreakstudios.net for more info. $100 includes
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A Walk in the Park: Colors All Around Us

It took me awhile to figure out how to title this session because there are so many elements combined into one. This was also one of those moments that I found myself detracting from black and white photos.(That never happens!) I’m a LOVER of all things B&W but how can you do that when there
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The Supermom Ideal

I’ve been getting this itch to write more and this morning, I just picked a topic weighing on my brain. Yes…I said brain..sounds more interesting than my mind. I used to write poems, letters, and journal entries all the time when I was younger, single, and quite frankly, in a deeper state of mind. I
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Brothers: Maxx + Gideon in McDonough,GA

We just got back from a whirlwind GA trip to see family and friends and while we were there, I got to photograph this special little family. Rebecca drove an hour out to my grandparent’s house in the pouring rain and that not only showed me how special of a friend she is but how
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Rock Paper Scissor Salon and Color Bar: Headshots

Anyone that knows me knows that I love to change up my hair color and style:) I found this St. Augustine hot spot and couldn’t give enough compliments to this awesome staff of stylists. Fun, talented and up to date with all the latest and greatest hair styles, color and makeup artistry. I had so
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Summer Special: Beach Portraits

I love shooting on the beach ESPECIALLY around 7 or 8 pm in the summer when the sun is going down. I’m offering a special running through August that includes the sitting fee and 10 high-res downloads of your choosing for $100! The first 5 to book get a free 8×10 so email us at
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Banana Bread Baby: St. Augustine Fountain of Youth

Banana Bread Baby I met Brittany at the St. Augustine’s Old City Farmer’s Market one Saturday morning and I was so drawn to her children’s clothing designs which included dresses covered in lace, vintage buttons, some of my favorite colors including mustard yellow, mint green, slate grey, etc…and who could resist the starfish laden hair
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Rouse Family: St. Augustine,FL

Around this time, I start hearing about the EPIC snow trip in Montana being planned between Brad and Scott. Brad was unable to go last year so we got to have Scott and Jessica’s little family visit us in sunny Florida this time around:) This was my first time meeting Austin who is 19 months
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For the Love of Photography

You know…I haven’t posted anything personal lately but I thought I’d muse a bit about where I’m at and how I’m looking forward. First, I got this call one morning when I was in a rut about photography and my photography friend Katie Weber(Katie Weber Photography) simply said, “Let’s take our cameras downtown and just
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“Floridian Weddings” feature: Nick + Nicole

  We’ve been so excited about our features lately:) For the longest time, I got so tired of the batch email that would say, “Sorry, but we cannot accept this submission for our magazine or blog.” NOW, I’ve opened 2 emails in a row that say, “CONGRATULATIONS on your feature!” It’s been amazing to see
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Prior Family: Vilano Beach + Mission of Nombre de Dios

I had such a great time photographing this family. Noriana and I both still, to this day, can’t remember if we met, how we met and through who but either way, we have been friends and followers through Facebook for over a year now. She lives in Savannah but made a trip down to see
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