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Brand New Baby Owen – Jacksonville Newborn Photographer – Simply Newborn Photography

Brand New Baby Owen Jacksonville Newborn Photographer Simply Newborn Photography

Last fall we participated in the Town of Orange Park’s Fall Festival.  We had a great time sharing our work and meeting LOTS of people!!

This sweet little guy belongs to one of the sweet couples we met at our booth at the festival.

I am so glad they came to the festival and visited our booth…because just LOOK at this adorable babyyyyyy I got to snuggle.  Ugh I could eat him up!

Owen, you were a dream….cant wait to photograph you again when you’re bigger…but don’t grow too fast, ok?

You can view his entire gallery here.  

 

Ready to book your maternity or newborn session?  Email us to book!  

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St. Augustine Wedding – Simply Newborn Photography – Jacksonville Wedding Photographer

I had the honor of photographing a stunning St. Augustine wedding recently.   This ceremony was located at the beautiful Lightner Museum in their atrium and gardens.  I was amazed at how many onlookers just stopped to take in all the love!

Funny story, this bride received a message not long after the wedding that one of these onlookers was actually a distant relative!  When their wedding photo was posted to a family genealogy Facebook group congratulating them this relative said “Hey! My wife and I saw this wedding and had NO idea it was a relative!”  Small world huh???

I am sure you’re probably thinking…but wait…hang on.  Simply Newborn does WEDDINGS?  Well we do not specialize in weddings by any means but we do take a few smaller intimate weddings each year.  We also offer engagement and bridal sessions.  We have had so many inquiries lately that we made a dedicated page just for weddings! Check it out here!

If you are getting married and need Ceremony and Formal Portrait coverage contact us to schedule your consultation. We do not offer reception coverage at this time.

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Have you heard? We were named one of the 20 Best Newborn Photographers in Jacksonville!

YOU GUYS!  We were named one of the 20 Best Newborn Photographers in Jacksonville, again!

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What an honor!  We have had the privilege of being a part of this list for the past three years!  Really, I’m not crying, you’re crying!!

We could not have even dreamed of this without all of you!  So please accept our deepest thanks!

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Studio Newborn Session – Jacksonville Newborn Photographer – Simply Newborn Photography

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I had the sweetest baby girl in the studio a few weeks ago!   Meet Brylee. Sweet, adorable and brand new.  <3

She was full of snuggles and sweet grins.  Keeping with our timeless classic style I selected neutrals and soft pinks for her session. I am currently having a love affair with shadows…just look at the last 4 shots!  How dreamy!

 

During her session we made it a point to recreate the Army Froggy photo we took of her big sister a few years ago.  Some of you may recognize it from the display in our studio!

 

This is just a small sampling of Miss Brylee’s session, view her entire gallery by clicking here.

 

Are you currently looking for a Maternity and Newborn Photographer?  We would love to meet you and share what we have to offer!  Schedule a consultation by sending us a quick email.

Just price shopping?  You can view our prices on our Portrait Pricing Page.

 

Here is a little throwback to her big sisters session just 2 years ago!  I am so excited to see her as big sister!

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Once Upon a Cake, A sweet tale of how a photographer became a baker – Jacksonville Children’s Photographer – Custom Cake Baker – Simply Newborn Photography

Once Upon a Cake,  A sweet tale of how a photographer became a baker  - Jacksonville Children's Photographer - Custom Cake Baker - Simply Newborn Photography

Once upon a time there lived an incredibly talented cake goddess.  I could text her a jumbled idea of what I waned and she would magically created exactly what I had envisioned.  One day the cake goddess moved far far away to the land of the frozen tundra that is Minnesota.  This left me sad and seeking another baker, but who?

Much to my dismay my search for another baker proved to be difficult.  Many of the ones I had to choose from simply lacked the talent and attention to detail that I was used or they were just difficult to work with.

So what is a girl to do?  Well I am a firm believer in the old adage “If you want something done right, do it yourself.”  So that is EXACTLY what I did.

Over the course of the past 2 years I tasked myself with the goal of becoming a cake master. I have a VERY long way to go but I do truly enjoy creating beautiful things…and what’s better than a beautiful thing you can eat???

I typically only bake for my cake smash clients and family, but if you need a slightly crooked cake made with lots of love I am your girl!

I will say I have always had an appreciation for any creative business, but I am here to tell you that making pretty cakes is HARD.  Each of the cakes pictured in this blog took anywhere from 4-12 hours, yep you read that right HOURS, to create. So kiss your baker and don’t ask for discounts…oh and a tip is probably a good idea too!

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Pancakes and Plaid! – Jacksonville Cake Smash Photographer – Simply Newborn Photography

It is not every day your favorite nephew turns one!  Shhhh….don’t tell the others!

When my sis told me she wanted a lumberjack themed cake smash I knew exactly what we needed…PANCAKES!  I think you might agree when I say that this session is everything.  From his scrunchy nose to the face first shot!  The level of cute is off the charts!

A lot of people ask where I get my cakes…well because my favorite cake person moved *pout* and since I have very high expectations of what I want a cake to look like, I decided I needed to learn to make them!!  At some point I will write a blog featuring all the tasty cakes I have made.

You can view his entire gallery here.

 

Ready to celebrate your little one, for a limited time only when you book your child’s 1st birthday cake smash your Birthday bash upgrade (including coordinating decor and the cake) is FREE ($59 value)!!  Contact us to book your cake smash!

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Emma Class of 2018 – Jacksonville Senior Photographer – Simply Newborn Photography

I was beyond honored when I was asked if I would take Emma’s senior portraits.

Seniors are not my typical forte but I absolutely loved working with Emma.  I adore the images we created.

We originally planned to use a private stable but when we went for our location preview the owner informed us they were closing for good that weekend!  She wasn’t sure if there would be any horses when we returned in a few days.

Well we decided to take advantage of the outbuildings and field and we were pleasantly surprised that there WERE a few horses there!   One horse bust be looking for a modeling contract because he knew how to work the camera. Or maybe I am a horse whisperer?

 

You can take a look at Emma’s complete gallery here.

If you are in the Class of 2018 or 2019 contact us to discuss your session.  We are also looking for 2019 Senior Reps.  Email for details.

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Flower Field Sessions

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Did someone say FLOWER FIELDS???

It is that time again to book one of our most popular locations!  This year we will be offering Family Sessions and Children’s session in the field.  Sessions will take place on two seperate weeknights.  The field is located approximately 45 minutes from my home in Green Cove Springs.  Directions will be sent 48 hours prior to your session.

Because of the seasonality of this location dates & times will not be set until the flowers begin to bloom.  When booking please ensure can be flexible with dates, last year the flowers only bloomed for about a week and a half!

Session fees are non-refundable.  In case of inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control alternative dates will be selected.  In the off chance that the flowers do not bloom (drought, storm damage, etc) we will offer an alternative location or session credit.

Sessions have a $199 session fee.  Please follow the PayPal “Buy Now” link below to book.

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Prints, products and files are NOT included in your session fee and require additional purchase.  Contract link will be emailed to you upon submitting your session fee.  Session times will be assigned based on order session fee AND contract is received.  If you cannot access the contract please contact us for a new link.


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4K Giveaway – jacksonville newborn photographer – simply newborn photography

4K Giveaway - jacksonville newborn photographer - simply newborn photography

Have you heard???  We are ALMOST to 4000 Fans on our Facebook Page!  That mean that when we hit 4K we will be hosting a giveaway!  One lucky fan will win a Family Session to use in 2018!

To enter, first make sure you “like” our page.  Then share the giveaway post on your newsfeed asking your friends & family to like us as well.  Then come back to the post and let us know you have liked and shared.  *Make sure the post is public or your entry is invalid. 

Winner will be chosen at random once we hit 4000 fans.

Winner will win a Family Session (session fee waived, all prints, products and files require additional purchase.).  Please see photographer for full details.

Click here to go to the giveaway post.

 Good Luck!!

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Booking timeline -simply newborn photography – Jacksonville photographer

The question we are asked most frequently is “When should I book my session?”.  Below you will find a general guideline explaining booking timelines when working with a professional photographer.  

In general, for Maternity, Family and Children’s milestone sessions we recommend starting your search for a photographer 4-6 months prior to when you would like the session to take place. 

This will give you plenty of time to ask questions, compare services offered and really figure out what you want from the session as well as your budget.  Remember the old saying “You get what you pay for”. It’s really so so true.  

Once you’ve decided on the perfect photographer,  we would recommend contacting the photographer a minimum of two months ahead of time. Most professional photographers books months and months ahead, depending on whether they are a full time or part time photographer. We even know of a few local photographers who are booking 10-12 months out!! 

It is also important to know that some photographers only take on new clients only during certain times of the year and some open their calendar to current clients first, allowing new clients to book if there are spots left. So be sure to ask about booking policies and procedures when you are doing your initial search. 

 If we are your perfect photographer, our calendar typically books 2-3 months in advance for Maternity, Family and Children’s session. We only take 1-2 newborns a month, so newborns should definitely book at the beginning of the second trimester or 4-5 months before your due date.  

When it comes to holiday and Christmas themed sessions. Think October, yes we release and book our holiday and Santa session in the fall. If you wait until December it will be too late.  You may get lucky if it’s only Thanksgiving… maybe!

We would love to discuss your next session, schedule a consultation now!