I am a professional photographer serving St Augustine, Jacksonville, and all surrounding locations in Florida and south Georgia (travel fee may apply) . I  specialize  in pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and family events including First Communions, Baptisms, Confirmations and weddings. 

I offer a natural, lifestyle, and documentary approach, however I also offer portraiture and posed approaches. Depending on your individual preferences. 

 

 

 

 

Yves & Janelle Wedding | Jacksonville -St Augustine Wedding Photographer

November 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

A few weeks ago I was an assistant shooter with Paul'Luc Chokota aka Reflections by Paul , at a beautiful wedding. They gathered at a loving place on the St johns River called Epping Forest to get ready, and have their first look . Then on to  the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Jacksonville for their wedding. 

I basically hung out in the sacristy area and side transepts .Th views I shot were thru the lovely tall archway doors. 

 

Then back to Epping Forest for an amazing reception party. Yves and Janelle were such a beautiful and fun couple. As were there entire large extended family .

May they have a long blessed marriage !

 

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Why I do not offer Mini Sessions | St Augustine Photographer

October 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

 

Friends it is 11 weeks until Christmas! Time to think about booking those fall photo sessions for Christmas Cards and gifts (grandparents LOVE photos ) I offer CUSTOM packages to best suit YOUR family and YOUR budget. I do not book 'mini' sessions because I feel that makes a family MORE stressed trying to make children perform in a short time frame. I spend time with my clients and do not ever want a child or the family to feel rushed . You spend a lot of time getting ready for your photo session and it should be fun and enjoyable! Not rushed and hurried. 
 
Yes I realize about every photographer is offering "mini" sessions. A mini session is about shooting as many clients as possible in a short available time, say ten or twenty minutes at a 'cheaper' price and just a few images. I am not implying that is bad, it is just not what I strive to offer my clients. 
 
Sure I have in the past offered a mini session to try to book as many clients as possible. But in the end not a single one was a mini session, it took closer to an hour. A  Family can  show up late, due to traffic or little ones that were fussy because poor mom has spent the entire afternoon getting ready for their short session. I simply do not feel it is fair to MY clients that hire me. 
 
I have spent time watching other photographers at the 'popular' photo locations ( I am in North Florida ) they set up in what they feel is their 'spot' and do not move and shoot family after family , often times with screaming, unhappy children, spouses fighting etc. That is just not OK with ME. Being the mother of a Sensory Processing Disorder child (or 2) I know how hard it is raising these special children.  I want to interact and gain the child's trust so he/she is happy and YOU get a great photo. Maybe just one or two. But it is done in a loving, compassionate way. Sometimes posed often just a natural capture .
 
Sure there are those children that DO great with the first shot and are just little photo bugs ! That is a photographers dream! I spend time , talking to my clients before the session so I know what they desire. That is is why I offer custom packages.Some just want or can afford ONE photo! That is ok. I have a price for that ONE special image. Or if you wish to have 5, or 10 .  I offer digital images or photo packages.
 
Give me a call, lets meet up and have coffee or tea, MY TREAT. Allow me to help you create a positive, fun, calm family photo session. To cherish for years! 
 
Photography preserves memories. Photography gives you a way to share your story of life for future generations. Allow me to capture these precious times for you story.
 
~Life is precious...it is worth capturing~
 
Lisa 
 
Take a look at a few families I have had the honor of capturing 

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Keepers of the Coast Fundraiser | St Augustine Photographer

October 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Last night I attended a local fundraiser for Keepers of the Coast  It was hosted by The Kookaburra https://thekookaburracoffee.com a local coffee shop and run by Drifters  https://www.driftersrentals.com  local beach and bike rental place. 

There were fun activities for the children of all ages. A viewing of Smog of the Sea   https://www.thesmogofthesea.com/. a Jack Johnson film about plastics in the ocean . Live entertainment , food, fun and a awesome raffle! 

I actually won a skateboard , goodie bags and a surf camp week! 

 

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Throw Down Under at The Kookaburra | St Augustine Photographer

October 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

On Friday, October 6 there was a Latte Art Competition at The Kookaburra (Roastery) . My daughter is a barista there so I decided to go and watch the fun. Many local baristas came out and competed against one another showing off their latte art! 


St Augustine Lighthouse new hands on exhibit for children | St Augustine Photographer

October 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I took some of my kiddos to the St Augustine lighthouse recently and it was actually not busy with tourists and we could actually enjoy and explore the grounds. I forget I have a membership ! They are So helpful and great at educating us on the rich history . It is great for homeschool families like us. 

 A few of my images were recently featured on their Instagram page and website as well as a few other publications have used a particular image of a brand new exhibit ; Legends of the light .

My images were featured in the Come see Orlando article all about the newest exhibit  http://www.comeseeorlando.com/2017/10/florida-unique-research-conservation.html

It is a new area just for children of all ages, but ideal for the little ones that have not reached the 'height requirements ' to climb the lighthouse. It has etch a sketch stations, hands on activities like a puppet show area and it gives moms a nice cool place to nurse their nursling . AND SO MUCH MORE. 

 

There is also a new cafe serving healthy options and local Ancient City Brewery beers . 

 

Check out their website for everything you need to know to plan a visit http://staugustinelighthouse.org

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