lifestyle

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

Matt and Sierra recently purchased their stunning home near the beach with the help of their agent, Kavie Stahl of Caldwell Banker Vanguard Realty.  My husband and I are building a house right now and I would be lying if I said I didn't get some design inspiration from this couple's gorgeous home.    

I mean, hello bright white crisp & clean kitchen!  But as much as I loved their design, what stood out the most to me was the love that filled their home.  So much laughter.  So much cuteness.  So many snuggles.  Talk about #goals.    

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I absolutely love in-home sessions.  I just don't think traditional portraits can capture this level of love and intimacy.  Whether it's a milestone event or just because, I would be honored to do the important work of documenting your life and love.       

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. 

Sean & Raven | Lifestyle Session | Jacksonville, FL | Cobalt & Co.

Do you ever meet people & instantly think "we need to be BFFs"?  Well that was exactly how I felt when I met Sean & Raven!  One of the first things Raven said to me was "I've got scenes planned out for each room.  Is that okay?"  Um, YEA!  I love nothing more than when couples put thought into their session.  

These two were so hilarious.  And SO in love.  For me (totally selfishly) if I get to laugh during a session I am one seriously happy girl.  These two did NOT disappoint. 

They are engaged & starting to plan their wedding. (See giant wedding planning book above.)  With Raven's eye for design, I have no doubts that it will be stunning!  And fun.  No doubt.

While they were looking through their wedding planning book they realized they were due to get engagement photos done.  Obviously we ran out to the lake behind their house and got to work! Here’s a little sneak:

Thank you for a lovely afternoon, Sean and Raven!

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

The Turansky Family recently purchased a new home & then promptly welcomed their adorable daughter.  They were sweet & cute & the exact reason why I love lifestyle sessions so very much.

As clients of Kavie Stahl with Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty their session was actually a complimentary gift from her!  Have you ever heard of a real estate agent giving such a thoughtful & personal gift?  I certainly haven't!

It was such a pleasure to spend the morning with this sweet young family.  Thank you Turansky Family for welcoming me so graciously into your home!  And thank you to Kavie for trusting me with your clients!