Want more Boneyard Beach? Check out Sheriann + Will’s engagement session.
Senior photos off-campus? Yes, please! And the beach was just what we needed to showcase our gorgeous girl, Katelin.
She embodies the definition of people who feel like sunshine. She brings the smiles, hugs and encouragement that inspire you to be a better, bigger person. She shines from the inside out and I was so happy that the sun gave us some time to shine down on her.
Enjoy some of my faves from this PERFECT, glowy, beachy day. Thanks for shining for us, Katelin! xoxo
Sheriann said “Yes!!” to Will!! And I said “Yesssssss!!! Woohoo!!!!!” when they asked to do their engagement photos at Big Talbot Island State Park’s Boneyard Beach. My first time here, and I would not of had it any other way! These two are so much fun and have the most incredibly funny stories to share. When I asked how they met, they responded with “which time?!” The first time, they both were working at TGIFridays restaurant and the second time..well you have to ask them. Because it’s the BEST story and honestly, they are better storytellers than me. Call it fate or call it Jesus (mmhmmm), these two were destined to be together!
The photos I share here are my first time at Boneyard Beach, and I have been back a BILLION times since. Why not just go to our beloved Ponte Vedra Beach or Jax Beach? I’m glad you asked, and who better to set up this visual than our very own Florida Department of Environmental Protection:
“No skyscrapers are in sight, because the beach tucked into Big Talbot Island State Park is within the bounds of the federally protected area of the Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve. Sculpted by nature, this shoreline boasts 30-foot bluffs and a striking beach peppered with massive driftwood trees that recall images of an elephant graveyard. Appreciate firsthand the power of Mother Nature and discover the benefits of wild coastal ecosystems and their role in storm mitigation and resiliency for the city. Perhaps most importantly, climb a driftwood giant and feel like a kid again.”
Boneyard Beach, I am obsessed with you. Get used to my face or take out a restraining order because I’m gonna keep coming back. Sheriann + Will, I cannot wait to be a part of your very special day!! Venue 841 is going to be overflowing with LOVE and tons and tons of laughter. xoxo
Want to see Boneyard Beach stirred up Family Style? Check out the Zambo Family with their sweet little babe.
This was my first time on UNF’s campus for a Senior Portrait Session and I can’t imagine it any other way! I got to see this place from the eyes of Alex, a recent graduate of Brooks College of Health. Our entire session felt like a walk down memory lane. We were able to capture moments in some of her favorite spots. From the Student Union to the building she spent the majority of her time as a senior AND all the best spots for a skate with her board Maui. There were so many fond and fun memories – I left that day feeling my own attachment to this place. Alex, Thanks for sharing your piece of UNF with me. “No one like you. No place like this.” -University of North Florida
One beautiful mama in Treaty Oak Park with her two babies snug in her womb. This maternity session was a gorgeous evening in downtown Jacksonville, FL to pause and reflect. Maternity photos will always be a favorite moment for me to capture. Because that’s just what they are in our lives, a moment. If not captured, the sweet bump and belly kicks turn into a faint memory, a dream that you try to hold onto. Pregnancy feels like forever until it isn’t, and the baby (or babies!) are here in your arms. The days are long, but the years are short. Cherish the days, capture them.
And now, after everything, I know this: there is a reason I am here, and that reason is bigger than me. So I will carry on with great faith beyond what I can see, in pursuit of bold courage, on the adventure of the journey.Morgan Harper Nichols (favorite quote from our senior, Morgan)
This senior portrait session was SO MUCH FUN! I’ll set the scene for you: three girls cruising around downtown Jacksonville looking for the hottest wall murals to spice up Morgan’s senior portraits. If you were driving by in your car or walking past us in San Marco, Riverside, or Five Points, you would have felt like you were witnessing a legit COVERGIRL photoshoot! : ) Well, that’s how it felt for us! Our star graduating senior was ready to take off that face mask and let her beautiful face shine! This girl sparkled. She is not only beautiful, but also funny, kind and positively optimistic. Her senior year has had an unusual start, but girlfriend is holding her head high!
Dear Morgan, 2021 may not hold the senior year you had imagined. I am confident you hold that BOLD COURAGE to take on whatever life brings you after high school. Cheering for you.
oh hey. here are some fun facts about morgan.
favorite songs: “let it all out” by coin & “midnight city” by M83
favorite movie: the chronicles of narnia
favorite tv shows: the office & supernatural
favorite face mask print: cow print
and then there were three!
The world has another West on the way!! If you don’t know Maria and Kyle, let me introduce you to them here. If you do know them, you will agree that the world needs more of these kind of people. Maria and Kyle having a baby is a win for everyone! : ) I am so excited for the love and joy that is about to fill their hearts. AND I am personally very excited to add another West to the group of people I know and love.
We found a fun place (Cradle Creek Preserve) to capture their beautiful baby bump AND we scored some AMAZING “where did this come from?!” weather. We couldn’t stop commenting on how beautiful it was. Temperatures had been reaching the 90’s every day that week, so to NOT be sweating felt like some kind of supernatural phenomenon. Miracle weather, miracle growing in Maria’s belly… it was a good day to capture this growing family.
Au revoir, West Party of 2! See you next time with your little dude!