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The Hill Family!

simply newborn photography jacksonville newborn photographer It is always a pleasure catching up with this family for their annual family portraits.  Like usual they rocked it!

Little Miss M was one of my first newborns waaaayyy back in 2012 and I love getting to watch her grow up from behind my lens.

As always mom did not disappoint on their attire, they always look so perfect for pictures!   I may need her help when I plan my own family portraits!

Take a look at their previous family session below!

Want to view their entire gallery?  Check it out here.

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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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Mr. A is TWO!

I don’tjacksonville children photographer cake smash simply newborn photography normally schedule cake smashes for kids older that one, but when this handsome fella’s mom asked if I would do one at two since we weren’t able to do it on his 1st birthday I said SURE!  You may remember this little guy from his 6 month portraits, how could you forget those cheeks?!?

Mr. A was full of mischief and once he touched the frosting…it was all over!  He was clearly not into the cake and let us know.  I may be weird but sometime the crying pictures are my favorite.

View the rest of his gallery here!

We attempted to make a Facebook Live video
of his session and I am glad we did…it isn’t all glamour this life of photography.  I always giggle a little to myself when someone says “I have a friend with a nice camera who is going to do our pics”.  Because there is SO much more than a camera required.  Your memories are worth the investment in a professional.  Who knows, your child may scream the entire time, will your friend with a camera still get good quality images?  You invest in more than an expensive camera when you pay for professional photography.  Ready to plan your session?  Contact us today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Miss C is One!

jacksonville photographer simply newborn cake smash first birthdayMiss C is One!  I have had the pleasure of photographing little miss C since she came to the studio for her newborn sessions when she was just a few days old.  She is one of the most photogenic kids I have ever worked with….even if she mean mugs me half the time!   I was really excited when her mommy contacted me about planning a cake smash session for her.  Even if I cannot wrap my head around her being one already.

Miss C’s mommy made this adorable cake and her awesome banner too!    Much like her newborn session Miss C played hard to get…thankfully we were able to get some adorable images of her 1st birthday milestone.  I mean…the one of her looking at her newborn portrait..COME ON, stop the cuteness!!!  Even when she’s giving me her serious stare she is just a doll face! <3

Well, it seems Miss C isn’t a big fan of cake.  I cannot relate, at all!  However we were able to capture her sweet little spirit despite her distaste for cake.

 

Take a peek at her complete gallery here!

 

Ready to plan your child’s 1st year cake smash?  Contact us today to begin planning this fun and delicious milestone.

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Carousel Horse Sessions

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Session Times
Date
Name of Child/Age



Each session includes:

10 minute session

3 digital images with print release

1-16×20 wrapped canvas

*additional items are available for purchase from our al-a-cart menu

You will also have the use of our dress collection or bring your own.  Hair and makeup not included.  However we will have headbands and halos available for use.


Please email us with any questions prior to booking
.  Due to the nature of these sessions no refunds will be granted. All sales are final.

Due to size of horse sessions are limited to children under 60 pounds.  We apologize to anyone who cannot participate.  Keeping our clients safe is our number one priority.

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Limited Edition Milk and Cookies Children’s sessions | simply newborn photography | Jacksonville children’s photographer 

 

Back by popular demand…Children’s Christmas Sessions!!

This year I selected a Milk and Cookies theme.

Check out my goofball kiddos trying out the setup, which is ALMOST complete.  Still a few more pillows to find.

We are only offering FIVE time slots for these sessions!  Get them while they’re hot!!

Portrait package details can be found on our storefront page where you will go to book your session.

You can reserve your session here!



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Alice In ONEderland Cake Smash | Jacksonville Newborn Photographer | Simply Newborn Photography

When Miss K’s mommy contacted me about her cake smash I was ECSTATIC!!  Alice in Wonderland is one of my all time favorite stories!  I immediately started searching for the perfect props to make my vision come alive.  there were a lot off Alice in ONEderland themed mins on Pinterest, but I wanted something unique.  When my cake goddess, Liberty of Creative Cakes by Liberty,  moved away I knew no one would ever be able to meet my expectations like Liberty did.  So I challenged myself to learn to make and decorate cakes….this is BY FAR my favorite.   Miss K. wasn’t too impressed with the cake but she surprised both her momma and me with tons of adorable images!  Can I take a moment to brag on mommy for this adorable Alice inspired tutu outfit!  Come on, how adorable!!!!  You can view her entire gallery here.

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Do you have a little one who is getting ready to turn one?

Let me help you create memories you will cherish forever and ever!!

Contact us to begin planning your first birthday cake smash session.

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Back to School Minis!

If you are anything like me, then Back to School time is a busy time for your family.  Before the new school year dust settles we are inundated with homework, rules, paperwork fundraisers, and fall school portraits.  If you are anything like me you forget your child has picture day and they end up in an old t-shirt with bedhead!!   I always feel obligated to buy the terrible photos anyway because, well,  because it is my baby!!  I can’t just let them throw pictures away of my baby!!  Not to mention keeping the tradition alive of keeping a school photo each year and comparing growth from one grade to the next.  Well after a few years of less than stellar school pictures I decided to be proactive this year and take my kiddos back to school photos, Simply Newborn style!

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They ended up being adorable and I decided to open them up to all of you!  I am thrilled with the results!!!  If you missed out, don’t worry I think this will be an annual affair.

Need updated photos of your kiddos?  No need to wait until next year, contact us to set up a Children’s session today!

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Squishy newborn baby girl | Simply Newborn Photography | Jacksonville Newborn Photographer

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This adorable and squishy baby girl was in the studio a few weeks ago!  Is there really anything better than a squishy baby?????

She made me work HARD for these shots, but I am ridiculously patient.  Babies…fair warning, I ALWAYS win!!  Lol.

I really love how these images turned out.

When I made the decision to eliminate bold colors in my prop stash and use only neutrals I KNEW I was going to love it!!!!  What a timeless, classic gallery this lucky momma gets. 🙂   I want to have them in MY house!

Serious props to her big brother, he was so well behaved and really set the bar for sibling shots!

If you are expecting, make sure you book BEFORE you deliver.  We are almost booked for the year.  It makes me sad to turn people away because we are booked and they didn’t book ahead of time.

You can view their entire gallery here.

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