family photography

When Pinterest Comes to Life

Guys.  This family.  It's like they stepped off a pinterest board and straight in front of my camera.  

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I'm not sure how this momma has managed to have not just one but two of the sweetest, kindest, and most respectful teenagers out there, but she sure has!  

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The older I get, the more I realize how quickly time flies.  Kids grow and go off to college.  Parents, do yourself a favor and document these moments while you can!   

Parks Family | Lifestyle Session | Jacksonville, FL | Cobalt & Co.

The Parks Family is truly the definition of 'adorable'.  We're talkin' a-freakin-dorable.  Just see for yourself:  

A family that includes their pets is always a winner in my book.  And even though I'm totally the girl that goes to a party and makes friends with the dogs, I have to admit, Hadley totally stole this show.  Have you ever seen such a real life doll?

In-home sessions are always my fave.  Don't get me wrong, I love a good portrait, but there is just something so sweet and intimate about capturing real families in the midst of their real lives.  If my *ahem* thirty years have taught me anything, it's that change is the only constant and life moves far quicker than you expect - and rumor has it, this is even more true when you have children.  My greatest hope is that the images I create will invoke warm memories as families grow and evolve.  

This session was a complimentary gift from Kavie Stahl of Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty. 

Carlucci Family | Lifestyle Session | Jacksonville, FL | Cobalt & Co.

The Carlucci Family is another one that I know through church & just adore.  Lauren was the leader of a lifegroup I was part of & I remember the day she announced she was pregnant with their little girl.  They recently sold their home, the first house they shared as a couple & then welcomed their two children into.  

I was so excited when they wanted to have me over for a lifestyle session in their current home.  Originally we were hoping to have me actually come on moving day but as it turned out I was going to be out of town that day.  As much as I loved the idea of documenting such a big day in their lives, I have to say, I think I'm glad I was able to get some pictures in their home while it still looked like theirs. 

Homes are where families gather & grow.  Each room filled with memories.  I don't have children of my own but I can only imagine that despite being excited for a new house & new adventures, you would have to feel some sadness at leaving your child's first home.

I am so happy I was able to capture these memories in & around their home for them. 

Thank you Carlucci Family for trusting me to document this special time in your lives!