Alicia | Modeling Portfolio

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. T. E. Lawrence

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Bridal Portraits| St. Augustine Wedding

There are times when some would rather get married at the courthouse and have their bridal portraits taken in our beautiful city. I, of course, had to take this lovely coupleΒ down to Magnolia St. and Aviles St. where the golden light filters through the moss covered trees and the cobblestone roads of Aviles make you
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Fall Mini Sessions | St. Augustine,Florida

This year we are offering fall mini sessions and have space available for November 8th at Alpine Groves State Park. These will be great gifts for family or Christmas cards:) Limited space available! 15 minutes 10 high res downloads If you’d like to reserve your spot, please email me at dawn@daybreakphoto.co

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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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Women Entrepreneurs | Just Make Things

I’m a mom boss, a creative type, work at home/stay at home photographer, and passionate soul so whenever I’m asked to photograph someone doing what they love best in the comfort of their own home, I feel so humbled and honored. I got to do just that with Jamie Galley, a brand strategist and designer
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EMBER & IVY BOUTIQUE | FASHION & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY

Women’s Bohemian-Chic Clothing Boutique I’ve recently had the pleasure of photographing for the new and trendy boutique Ember & Ivy. Anyone that knows me knows that I love shooting fashion so when I’m asked to do so, I jump in with all my heart and soul. A couple of years ago, I was able to
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BANANA BREAD BABY | SPRING 2015 FASHION

I’m always excited to photograph the latest and greatest from Banana Bread Baby’s newest collection for spring and summer. Look at these beautiful children(first and foremost),fabrics, and vibrant colors. We were able to shoot within one hour before the noseeums(because you literally can’t see them here in Florida) devoured us. If you haven’t already, check
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DEVINE 40 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

These 2 lovebirds celebrated their 40 year anniversary by visiting Amelia Island and spending the day with me at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. I asked them if they had any marriage tidbits they’d like to share and these are two best responses I’ve heard yet: “Forgive earlier.” “Instead of asking what you can do
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PACETTI FAMILY PORTRAITS | ST. AUGUSTINE,FL

We’ve been busy preparing for our own bundle of joy due at the end of April so I haven’t been able to update the blog as often as I’d like but here are some of my favorites from the Pacetti family’s portraits in downtown St. Augustine,FL. Β They are expecting theirΒ 3rd beautiful little girl in April:)

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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 gorgeousΒ 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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Newsom Family | Crescent Beach,FL

I love both sunset and sunrise sessions but I do believe my FAVORITE if you want the beach in the background would have to be sunrise. This sweet family was on their way to Disney after family portraits so I was so thrilled they asked me to capture their excitement with their cute 2 year
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By Your Side Books | Victoria and Kiara

These 2 beautiful women with infectious laughter and smiles are writing and illustrating a line of children’s picture books and I’m so glad I got to be a part of their launch. You don’t want to miss these inspiring and imaginative stories from By Your Side Books. If you’d like to help them out, go
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Summer Family Sessions 2014

Since I’ve been trying to catch up on my ‘blogging’, I thought I’d share all of the lovely families that I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this summer. They all have such personality:) From St. Augustine to Atlanta, GA, these all range in location.   Stay tuned for info on fall mini sessions in October
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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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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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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 Retrospective Look || Shiloh’s First Year

There is SO much I’ve wanted to say so I split it up into 2 blog posts. You can read “A Letter to My Former Self” here. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart…..” Jeremiah 1:5 First, this is a CELEBRATION. I went into
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Nick & Nicole | White Room Wedding | St. Augustine,FL

On March 23,2013, Nick and Nicole Linser said their vows while there were tornado warnings popping up on every iphone in the building that day and THIS is why I am so happy to be sharing their wedding with you. Between the warnings,transportation in a ghost tour van,cancellation of their original venue for the ceremony
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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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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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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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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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