Natalie + Ryan | Jacksonville Beach Wedding

Having workedย predominately St. Augustine and destination weddings, this was our first Jacksonville wedding in awhile and it was so refreshing to work with these amazing vendors and such a lovely laid back couple. Their church Ocean City(and reception site) is directly across from Jacksonville Beach where the ceremony was held so it was a perfect
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Taylor + TJ | Alpine Groves Engagement

Have I told you how much I enjoy engagement pictures? It sets the stage for a lasting relationship between YOU and your photographer so that on the day of your wedding, you don’t feel as nervous in front of the camera. I enjoyed this beautiful couple immensely as we laughed through Alpine Groves and enjoyed
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Justin + Allison | River House Events

Justin and Allison rented a house by the inlet waterway for their first look and getting ready photos and as you can see from Justin’s awesome ring, there were a couple of avid fishermen that loved that spot as well. This was a beautiful DIY wedding and I hope you enjoy looking through every gorgeousย detail
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Jason + Elyse | Washington Oaks Gardens Engagement

It doesn’t matter how many times I visit Washington Oaks Gardens State Park; I am always amazed by it’s beauty and add these two to the mix and well, you can see for yourself. I had the hardest time culling through images because I wanted to keep them ALL. They couldn’t take a bad picture
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Kevin + Melissa | Bentonville, Arkansas Wedding

Some may ask HOW we were asked to shoot a wedding in Bentonville, Arkansas when we live in St. Augustine. First of all, we WELCOME destination weddings as we both love to travel and secondly, Melissa and I go WAY back. High school doesn’t feel like it’s been that long ago yet it’s been almost
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Milana | Newborn Lifestyle

Congratulations to this beautiful couple on their baby girl, Milana. I loved everything about this session and meeting this sweet family. Beautiful light filtered through their home as I photographed Milana in her ombre colored swaddle blanket and between the mint and cream tones in her nursery and her calm and peaceful spirit, this was
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Caleb + Hannah | Captiva Island,FL

As most know, I’m a traveler at heart and I jumped at the chance to photograph Caleb & Hannah’s wedding in Captiva Island,FL. It was 2 hours of an intimate ceremony, beautiful family,sunset over the ocean, and one gorgeous DIY bride:) Congratulations to this sweet couple and enjoy this gorgeous buttery light::always chasing the light::
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McNally Maternity | Vilano Beach

I can’t tell you how thankful I am to have met this family since we moved here to Florida. I remember the 1st time I met Brooke and it was after our first babies had a yoga class together:) A couple of us gals decided to start walking and getting together once a week and
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Bookhout Maternity | St. Augustine,FL

Jenny & Dan are getting ready to meet their precious baby girl and I am IN LOVE with her name. Anyone that knows me KNOWS that I am obsessed with Lord of the Rings so let’s hear it for a drumroll… Her name is Arwen. These parents couldn’t get any cooler but they DID when
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SAXON FAMILY PORTRAITS | GAINESVILLE,FL

It is such an honor when I’m invited into someone’s home and asked to simply take pictures of their family laughing, playing and loving on each other:) I know you need the few posed family portraits for tradition’s sake but I’m a firm believer in capturing those few seconds or milliseconds of laughter, cuddles, and
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BROWN FAMILY PORTRAITS | WASHINGTON OAKS GARDENS STATE PARK

I have to say one of my favorite locations in St. Augustine for weddings and family portraits HAS to be Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. This sweet family of 6 was so stylish with their blue, yellow, and white outfits and just look at those cute bow ties:)

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Bridal Boudoir

I don’t often share images from our bridal boudoir sessions because it’s such an intimate and private experience that I think are for HIS EYES only:) ย Sara was gracious enough to let me share a couple of these gorgeous portraits of her during our shoot at Matanzas Inlet. I absolutely LOVE offering bridal boudoir sessions
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Fall Mini Sessions 2014 | St. Augustine,FL

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful location. Mrs. Theresa Mathis offered her property for us to use on our fall mini weekend and between all the greenery, back light, and gorgeousย trees, I’m pretty sure we were all pleased:) Reminder to parents during family portraits: 1) Relax and know that I’m used to kicking,
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St. Augustine,FL Engagement | Chris + Kira

I love engagement sessions and let me tell you why:) Of course, I love everything and everyone that I photograph but this is a time of extra connection and what I like to call the ‘guard down’ moment. When most people find us and meet us, I’d like to say they are not only hiring
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Arnold Maternity | St. Augustine Beach

I just realized this is my second blog post in a row with dog babies in it!:) Let me count the ways how much I love this sweet family. When I was asked to photograph Misha’s maternity session at golden hour, I was out the door and ready with my new Nikon D800. For those
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Lori & Jeff | Atlantic Beach Club Wedding | Middletown,RI

Good morning!We love destination weddings:) ย Since we are in the process of redesigning our new website and blog, I thought I’d share just a few sneaks from Jeff and Lori’s Atlantic Beach Club wedding. We’ll share the BIG PICTURE once our new blog launches:) Hair and Makeup: Jo D’alan Salon Florist: Broadway Floral Designs Cake:
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Alpha-Omega Miracle Home | Family Portraits

I first approached Alpha-Omega to see if there were any volunteer opportunities for me and before they could even answer my question, I answered it myself. I KNEW that these beautiful women and their children would LOVE family portraits before the holidays. They have touched my life probably more than I’ve touched theirs.

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Sneak Peek | Spring Mini 2014 at Princess Place Preserve

I had so much fun on our first weekend of spring mini sessions at Princess Place Preserve! Here are a couple of sneaks from our families that attended. We still have openings for the weekend of March 29th and 30th! March 29th 8:30(booked) 9:15 10:00 10:45 11:30 3:00 3:45 4:15 5:00 March 30th 2:00 2:45
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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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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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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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Daybreak Studios Investment Guide

We have been on a mission to do something different for 2013…to set ourselves apart and to also help you better understand us, who we are and what we provide. This is why we created an investment guide or some would call it a “price list”. We tell you a little bit about Daybreak Studios,
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