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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!

Victoria | Maternity | Jacksonville, FL | Cobalt & Co.

Victoria gave birth to their sweet little baby boy just a couple of weeks ago and I've been going back through and swooning over her maternity pictures ever since.  

We had so much fun during this maternity session.  Despite being super close to her maternity date, Vic was still up for adventure...and some dancing!

Isn't she absolutely stunning?

I was actually supposed to be there for baby Joe's birth but I came down with a terrible flu.  It was so devastating to miss because in addition to wanting to be able to give Joe & Vic pictures from such a special day, I selfishly have been dying to do a birth session!  Note to self: ALWAYS get the flu shot!

I can't wait to get over to their house and meet baby Joe.  I know with Joe & Vic for parents he is sure to already be one hilarious, happy little dude!