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Model call! 

Looking for a family or young couple to model in a lifestyle type session. 

Can include Mom or Dad (or both) with their children (age 2-12). 

Must be willing to use your home for the photo shoot. 

Areas in the home may include the kitchen and the living room. 

To apply to be a model please send a photograph of you and your family as well as a photograph of your kitchen and living space. 

Models will be compensated with a mini album of images from your session.  Additional prints, products, and files will be available at a discounted rate for purchase at your reveal appointment. 

Anyone interested should email photos simplynewborn.nicole@gmail.com 

All entries must be received by February 15, 2017. 

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The T Family!

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What can I say about the Trainor family?  I mean besides the obvious adorableness!  I have had the privilege of watching them blossom from a young couple anticipating the arrival of there first child to a beautiful family of four!

Their faces say it all…pure happiness.

But, how could you not be happy raising these two adorable little fellas?

View their entire gallery here!

Here is a peek into their past sessions with us.

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Want to celebrate a milestone or document your growing family? Contact us today!

 

 

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2016 what a year!

Last year at this time I sat utterly exhausted, ready to quit and so incredibly sad I had missed what seemed like every event and milestone my children had in 2015.

I have to say, those of you who stuck through it with me will forever be “my people” and thoes who have joined our Simply Newborn Family this year, thank you!  This year I shot the least amount of sessions I have shot in the past 3 years and I couldn’t be happier!  While the changes to my business were hard I knew something had to change or I was going to have to quit.

I started this thing back in 2010 to have a way to destress and help pay for vacations and Christmas, what have you.  It swiftly became a full time job to my already full time job!  So I sat down and made some drastic changes to my schedule, prices and my life!

2016 came with pricing overhaul, SET schedules, and saying NO!  <— that’s hard.  When someone who used to come to you for $100 with all the files wants the old deal, learning to say no and value yourself is not fun or easy.  But in business you have to separate your emotions from business decisions, which is difficult when you’re a creative spirit. There have been many tears and heartaches when I see “my clients” book with other and most certainly cheaper photographers.  That’s when I realized, they weren’t really “my clients”, they were here for the deal.  While that may sound harsh, it is reality.  It is the reality all small business owners face.  Never the less these changes were necessary not only to still financially provide the extras for my family but to still be a PART of my family.  Learning to value my craft and my time and stop being afraid to charge what I am worth has been a heck of an adventure and a learning experience.

I had one of my long time clients, talking back to 2012 when I didn’t even use photoshop..said to me at her consultation “It is about time your prices reflect your talent.  You have undervalued your work for too long!” <3

So here is to MY people!  Lol, 2016 in review <3 I love you all and hope to see you in 2017.
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The always fabulous Hooper Family <3

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It is a yearly tradition I have come to cherish, my session with the Hooper family! Every year I am amazed at their ability to nail their session in record time.

This year we were met with some extra challenges.  Our original session date was postponed by Hurricane Matthew.

So we set another date only to arrive at the preplanned beach access point to find several photographers and their clients who had their cars broken into and a park ranger who was “going to lock us in”…so needless to say…we hurried to find another nearby beach access with only minutes to spare before sunset.

In pure Hooper fashion these four cranked out smiles and delight and we completed there session with only minute of daylight left.

 

You can view their entire gallery here. 

To say I am thankful for those who continue to support this little business of mine year after year would be an understatement.   Even as I evolve and change my business there are so many of you who continue to allow me to capture your memories.  While I know you could easily go to someone who is offering slightly out of focus images for $30 sessions, you choose my art and trust my vision.  I am eternally gratefully for you all!

Scroll below to view a quick trip down memory lane and enjoy this family’s past session highlights! <3
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A Mother’s Day Surprise Family Session – Jacksonville Family Photographer

 

It is always wonderful when a newborn client returns for a Family Session, but when they contact you wanting to surprise their wife with a family session for Mother’s Day,  I mean come on, how sweet is that, epic right?!?

Guys don’t get me wrong, I know we give you a hard time, but it is usually the wives who make contact and set everything up for these sessions.

Screen Shot 2016-08-01 at 12.30.26 PM_edited-1What a perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Husbands….are you taking notes?

Check out a small preview of their Family Session below.  Like what you see, click here to see the gallery?

Want to surprise someone with a session for book your own?  Contact us!

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Family Session

The Z Family

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I have had the honor of photographing the Z family since little mister’s newborn session.  This Momma shares my love of photos and makes sure to schedule family photos each year.   In the summer we usually start planning the next session for their family so they are sure to get updated portraits for their home and of course some in time for holiday cards.

This year I got to see them a little earlier then normal, as Daddy will be gone on deployment for the next 11 months.  I, admittedly, had a difficult time trying to “keep it together” preparing for this session….being an Army wife myself I know how hard deployments can be.  I knew I had to get these portraits perfect for them…so I scoured the internet for inspiration, spent hours chatting with Mom discussing details and sharing ideas…..every Pinterest board and planning session left me a sniffling mess.

In the end we opted for a traditional family portraits instead of pre-deployment style photos and I am happy to report I held it together for the session…lol.  I hope that when they are missing one another that they can look to these photos and remember the giggles and happiness shared this day and look forward to making new memories when Daddy gets home.

Be safe and come home quick.

We are so very thankful for your sacrifice Z family.

 

 

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