Lisa Olschewske Photography: Blog https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog en-us (C) Lisa Olschewske Photography lisaophotography@hotmail.com (Lisa Olschewske Photography) Tue, 06 Apr 2021 00:38:00 GMT Tue, 06 Apr 2021 00:38:00 GMT https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/img/s/v-12/u237223893-o820724357-50.jpg Lisa Olschewske Photography: Blog https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog 120 80 Blessing of the Fleet 2021 | St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2021/4/blessing-of-the-fleet-2021-st-augustine-photographer On Palm Sunday every year there is a tradition called The Blessing of the Fleet . 2020 was the first year it was canceled ( you know why) 

It is a procession from eh Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine to the St Augustine Marina, where the locals parade by for a blessing from the Bishop . 

I participate pretty much every year. 

Below is a slide show  (over 600 images ) You may also purchase prints right here on the website !

 

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lisaophotography@hotmail.com (Lisa Olschewske Photography) Blessing of the fleet Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine catholic Jacksonville Photographer Lisa Olschewske Photography SaintAugustine St Augustine Family Photographer St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2021/4/blessing-of-the-fleet-2021-st-augustine-photographer Tue, 06 Apr 2021 00:37:25 GMT
Ella's Birth Story |Jacksonville FL Birth Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2020/9/ellas-birth-story-jacksonville-fl-birth-photographer  

The Birth Story of Ella Adige. Every birth is different and unpredictable . Morgan contacted me during the Covid19 pandemic .She hired me over the phone! We did meet in person as well. She knew my long time birth and photographer expertise were what she desired . 

Labor began  on the morning of August 19, 2020 we kept in touch that day and shortly after midnight August 20 I joined them in their home. I remained with them the entire  labor , birth and postpartum. She chose to transfer to St Vincent's Southside . And Baby Ella was born at 8:06 am on August 21, 2020. 

 

I will blog more details of her birth story over on my Doula website when mom is ready to share more details. http://gracefulbeginningsdoulaservices.com

 

For now enjoy this beautiful video fusion as her labor and birth unfolds.....

 

 

 

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St Augustine Nor'easter Sept 21, 2020 | St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2020/9/st-augustine-noreaster-sept-21-2020-st-augustine-photographer Today I drove down to Summer Haven after I photographed the extreme high tide due to the Nor'easter and Hurricanes out in the Atlantic. The flooding is sad and concerning . It is like we had a approaching hurricane offshore.

 

Here is a slide show of photos I took today , 

Also here is the direct link to th photos https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/staugsept212020

 

Be Safe 

Lisa 

 

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Sea Pearl Weddings| St Augustine Wedding Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2020/9/sea-pearl-weddings-st-augustine-wedding-photographer  

Looking for a NEW  beautiful Beach Wedding Venue in ST AUGUSTINE FLORIDA ? The premiere  destination wedding location! I recently attended a open house and also am a partner photographer for the venue with Paul Luc Chokota . 

Check out this KNOT link for more on this location Click Here

 

Take a look at this place !!

 

 

 

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Hurricane Isaias Surfing in St Augustine https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2020/8/hurricane-isaias-surfing-in-st-augustine August 2, 2020 Hurricane / TS Isaias off the East Coast of Florida.  Local Surfer Joel Luteran , local news crew and more. 

Slide show below 

 

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Social Distancing Photoshoots | St Augustine Family Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2020/4/social-distancing-photoshoots With these uncertain times due to the current pandemic our lives have changed . Everyone has been affected.

Jobs lost, schools closed now until the fall. 

I have been doing small photography sessions for close friends to document special times. I even participated in a VERY small church wedding at the end of March. 

Like the  prom dresses your teen has and was robbed of their prom , let me freeze time for them. 

Let them get all dressed up and I photograph them. 

Children are still growing! I can still photograph precious moments with my professional lenses ! AT A SAFE DISTANCE ! I already do documentary style sessions using my 70-200 mm 2.8 Lens. 

Some ideas for you all :

Maternity Sessions

Senior Sessions

Family Sessions 

Prom Dress Sessions 

Private Weddings in your yard.....

 

I am offering special pricing for these "Distance Sessions " Lets chat ! I am offering sessions starting at $225.00 for your choice of 5 digital downloads from a private link of all your session. More are options available . 

These times are difficult financially , mentally and emotionally . As a professional photographer, Birth Photographer and Birth doula I have lost my sole income to provide for my family . 

 

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St Augustine Newborn + Lifestyle Sessions https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2019/10/st-augustine-newborn-lifestyle-sessions Today I wanted to share a brief blog about how I do newborn sessions . I have trained online with the renowned Ana Brandt in newborn posing. I love babies and children. I am a mother to 6. I have been photographing my own children now over 26 years. I have found over the years that I need to be very flexible when it comes to a newborn session.

As a past breastfeeding mother and one that did not use a pacifier I knew early on I wanted to do things different than others. I follow baby and mothers lead when it comes to a session . I also bring everything I need to your home. Lets face it babies hate car seats and just need to nurse and often in the early weeks and months. It is not pleasant trying to leave for a session. Need help getting ready? No problem . 

So I approach things naturally. If baby needs to nurse or is fussy, don't fret. I love documenting REAL LIFE  baby nursing in your arms . Laying in your bed . Littles running around the house. 

If your baby is settled  after nursing then I will work on some of those cute outfits and poses. Here are a few various lovely sessions . 

Newborn Sessions
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St Aug Beach Surfing before Hurricane Dorian https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2019/9/st-aug-beach-surfing-before-hurricane-dorian This is a quick post to share the photos from some brave strong surfers this morning at St Augustine Beach as we wait for Hurricane Dorian to move 

Here is the Full gallery 

Link to Gallery

 

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Brad + Pauline Wedding | St Augustine Wedding Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2019/7/brad-pauline-wedding-st-augustine-wedding-photographer On St Patricks Day ( 2019) Brad and Pauline had planned their destination wedding to be at the Marin House at Vilano Beach in St Augustine Florida.

Mother Nature is unpredictable here in Florida. And that day there was a strong Nor' easter. It was windy, drizzle and in the lower 50's  . 

Their beach wedding was moved to the Bayfront . At the Bayfront Marin House. It was not what she planned but we made it a joyous day and I assured her my eating skills would show a much less grey day. 

Congratulations and Thank you for trusting me with your special day . 

Here is a Video Fusion I put together for them : 

 

Pauline and Brad Wedding March 17, 2019 from Lisa Olschewske Photography on Vimeo.

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RJ's Birth | Daytona Birth Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2019/7/rj-birth-daytona-birth-photographer I seem to have fallen off my blogging wagon! My apologies , I have had a very busy year and will be slowly or quickly posting some of what I have been blessed to photograph . 

Back in February I attended my first Daytona birth. It was at Halifax Hospital. With Dr Pamela Carbiener. First let me just say I was a little worried attending a birth there, I was her birth doula and birth photographer. I had heard horror stories in the past . There are not many local doulas in that area either. 

Dr Carbiener was so supportive of Amanda and her 'prodromal ' labor. When mom seemed to stall for hours at 7 cm again Dr C left us alone. Never rushing, labeling her etc. Many hospitals and care providers are known to label a mom failure to progress and push for pitocin and other interventions . Not Dr C . 

This birth was very special. I KNEW she would achieve the natural birth she wanted. A first I as told in her family . 

RJ decided to come fast and furious in the end. Dad had ran out to get the dinner as mom seem quiet and was at 7 cm as she had been all day. However after he left I noticed a change in her . And some grunts. I text dad to hurry back that I had a feeling things were changing. 

Well as dad returned, Dr came in and went to check and sure enough mom was 10 cm and baby was RIGHT there. 

Her expression says it all! Thank you Dr C and Halifax Hospital for a wonderful birth experience . 

 

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Ashley+Rick Wedding | St Augustine | Jacksonville Wedding Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2019/1/ashley-rick-wedding-st-augustine-jacksonville-wedding-photographer I had the extreme honor of photographing Ashley and Rick Hipsher's beautiful wedding at The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Jacksonville) on November 17, 2018 . The reception was held at the Diamond D Ranch out near Cecil Field. It is also where the ladies met to get ready. 

Large Catholic weddings are one of my absolute favorites, being a Catholic myself. I was working with Paul Luc Chokota as well. We often shoot together especially Catholic weddings because we are known for our respect and reverence  when shooting in a Catholic Church. 

 

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Lunar Eclipse January 2019 | St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2019/1/lunar-eclipse-january-2019-st-augustine-photographer Sunday January 20-21 was a beautiful Lunar Eclipse that began around 10:30 pm lasting until total Eclipse around 12:15 am Jan 21. 

I pulled over in Davis Shores near this cool "castle " to photograph the initial Moonrise. And took a few other locations. I stayed outside for the entire Lunar event , here in North Florida ( St Augustine Beach) it was in the 30's with 20-30 mph winds. It was COLD TO ME. Don't laugh my northern friends. I grew up in North GA. 

At least I do have good cold weather attire . 

Enjoy! 

 

 

 

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Surfing Swell Hurricane Florence | St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2018/9/surfing-swell-hurricane-florence-st-augustine-photographer I wanted to make an official blog to make it easier for others to find the surfing photos I am shooting during the Hurricane Florence "Swell: on the east coast of Florida.

I am heartbroken that this hurricane will cause so much devastation . We have been thru two major back to back hurricanes here in St Augustine and the surrounding areas. So it is 'healing' for many to just escape and surf the swell and not have a direct hit. 

I met several today at the pier that have evacuated from the North and South Carolina . The guys said hey we want to surf here even though we know our homes may be destroyed. It is healing for them in sense conquering the waves that may very likely flood their homes.

AS you surf and look at these photos keep that in mind. That these waive bring fun and devastation. 

You have my prayers!

 

Here is a slide show click for link to images .

 

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Heather & Tommy Wedding | St Augustine Wedding Photographer + Florida Destination Wedding https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2018/9/heather-tommy-vow-renewal-st-augustine-wedding-photographer I had the sweet honor of documenting Heather and Tommy's wedding vow renewal a few weeks ago on St Augustine Beach. They flew down for a few days just for this special day. She chose Anastasia State Park because of its natural beauty. Her brother was also present as he was deployed when she married. 

Her music of choice was Ruelle "I get to love you" 

Congratulations Tommy & Heather! 

 

Here is a little video fusion I did for them .

 

Tommy & Heather Vow renewal from Lisa Olschewske Photography on Vimeo.

 

 

 

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Athena's Homebirth | St Augustine + Jacksonville Birth Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2018/9/athenas-homebirth-st-augustine-jacksonville-birth-photographer Athena Isabelle was born in June and was welcomed by THREE big brothers. Her momma is also a birth doula and I was her doula and birth photographer. Not that she really needed much doula love. She made her home water birth look so easy and labored silently . Her midwife Shea was right there with her and her husband. Her boys woke up just in time and right after she was peacefully born in the water. 

 

Welcome Athena!

 

 

Athena Isabelle- from Lisa Olschewske Photography on Vimeo.

 

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Sophie's Homebirth Story | St Augustine Birth Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2018/8/sophies-homebirth-story-st-augustine-birth-photographer June was a BUSY birth month locally thanks to Hurricane Irma in the fall of 2017. Kelly called me last minute and decided to hire me as her birth photographer AGAIN. 

This was the third birth I was her doula and photographer twice before. This time she chose a Homebirth ! Her last birth was very fast and I had suggested it.

She txt me at 8:20 pm June 12 that she was having some surges. That her midwife, Jacinda Golden, was on her way over. So I said I would leave as well. Knowing she had no pattern prior and went fast. She also lived about 50 minutes away. Her husband txt me again "surges are 3 minutes apart " 

When I arrived I went right in and HEARD her making pushing sounds. I got my camera out and started shooting, as I touched her back to let her know I was there (she is slightly hearing impaired so needs to read lips ) she had such relief on her face. Baby Sophie was born 5 minutes later! 

 

She weighed TEN pounds ! The look on the midwife's face is priceless! 

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St Augustine Surf School | St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2018/7/st-augustine-surf-school-st-augustine-photographer This past week my youngest and my second oldest, were blessed to be at a surf camp! WE one a week last fall from a raffle that Keepers of the Coast had

 ST Augustine Surf School donated a week! They are such a cool family and my daughter plays soccer with one of their daughters. 

I stayed a few days and decided to shoot as much as I could. Cause you know surfing is FUN! 

 

Enjoy the photos! Share with others. There are over 500 images! A slide show follows the few images I will share!

 

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Connor Joseph Birth Story | Jacksonville Birth Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2018/6/joseph-connor-birth-story-jacksonville-birth-photographer On June 25, 2018 I had the honor of being with Ashely and Daniel and family as she labored and birthed their third child, a boy after two girls. 

Connor Joseph was born just after sunrise and weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces. Her water had broken over 29 hrs prior and she had to be transferred to UF North to deliver due to Florida midwifery laws and birth centers. 

Ashely was so strong during her surges . She also was given pitocin and anyone that knows birth knows Pit is not fun. UF North is a great hospital as far as hospitals ! They now have Nitrous to help mommas cope as well. And she definitely gave it a try. 

I will write more over on my doula website about her labor and birth . 

Enjoy a video fusion of his labor and birth .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birth Story of Connor Joseph from Lisa Olschewske Photography on Vimeo.

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Amaya's Birth Story | St Augustine-Jacksonville Birth Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2018/5/amayas-birth-story-st-augustine-jacksonville-birth-photographer This is the  birth  story of Amaya . I was blessed to be her mother's birth doula and photographer. Amaya's father is currently deployed and sadly was not able to be  present at  her birth . 

Her mother and grandmother were also with us. Beverly was such a strong, laboring woman. A true warrior. I  especially love being present and holding space at birth when dad ca not be there when serving our country. It is such a difficult time for families during deployment. And when I can give back these memories the last a lifetime in print. It is the least I can do. 

Following a few images are the video birth story. It is not the entire birth but mom and dad have the full private  birth story .

Amaya's Birth Story EDITED VERSION from Lisa Olschewske Photography on Vimeo.

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Surfing the dredge | St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2018/4/surfing-the-dredge-st-augustine-photographer It has been some pretty RAD surfing (as the surfers say) this week in St Augustine and much of the east coast fo Florida. We have had several Noreasters and Low pressure systems off shore and that helps . 

But locally there its another reason for some good surf at St Augustine Beach. See they are dredging AKA Beach renourishment  project where they have large pipes going deep in the ocean and sucking sand from other areas. Many locals say this is destroying the ecosystem . Essentially yes it can as it alters the natural course of things. Then there are the beach front hotels and homes etc that need protection. The dredge headquarters is what we locals call yankee beach , at pope road. IN FRONT OF THE NEW EMBASSY SUITES that is being built. at the south end of  Anastasia State park. 

You can see in the photos what it look like. There are over 600 images in this album. Hey I love shooting surfers . 

Also sadly there are photos of a newborn dolphin we rescued a few days ago I spotted near the dredge. We believe it was deceased already. We do not know what the cause is yet. WE called the FWC and Marineland. I will post more details later. 

So if you are surfer or recognize anyone please share. All my images are copyrighted and I often share freely but ask if you like any please purchase prints you are supporting me , a local single mom and this is my livelihood. 

 

Below are a few and a slide show follows and here is the link : Surfing St Augustine Dredge

 

Have a great one. 

 

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Love Your Mother Eco Fashion Show | ST Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2018/4/love-your-mother-eco-fashion-show-st-augustine-photographer The Love Your Mother Eco Fashion Show was March 31st in Ponte Vedra, Florida at the Marsh Landing Country Club. This fashion show was entirely made of recycled materials. 

Quote From Old City Life: 

"Twelve designers and design groups and more than 50 models are participating in this year’s event. The designers include the opening show designer Lucero Gleaton, 9-year-old Ayla Gray of Ayla’s Industrials, the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Jennifer Mcmanaway, Donna McCarthy, Halle Elizabeth, Laura O’Neal, Robin Hottinger, Erin Healy Designs, the founder of St. Augustine Fashion Week Brittany Alphonso, Ejo Fox, Colleen Loughlin, Susan Cafiso, and Juliana Koutouzakis.

This exciting evening will include not only a fashion show but dance performances from the Ignite Arts Collaborative. Honoring the beauty and wonder of nature, Ignite Arts Collaborative (IAC) brings together dancers from Ponte Vedra Ballet and local professional dancers to premiere “Mother Earth/ Heart Beats” a dynamic contemporary dance piece choreographed by the Ignite Artist-in-Resident at the Ponte Vedra Ballet & Dance Company, JoAnna Ursal."

 

 

 

Just a few from the show, please visit the gallery for the entire fashion show. 

 

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St Augustine Surfers- St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2018/3/st-augustine-surfers--st-augustine-photographer This past week along the east coast of Florida we have seen some amazing surf thanks to a nor'easter , named "Riley" 

My kids surf, I do not . But I most definitely can photograph surfers. My past in sports photography helps too. If you see anyone you know please share. I will be adding to this collection of images. 

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Flagler Beach Surfing | St Augustine- Daytona-Jacksonville Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2018/1/flagler-beach-surfing-st-augustine--daytona-jacksonville-photographer On my way home tonight I stopped by Flagler Beach Pier and as luck had it MANY surfers were out surfing! It was foggy and rain began but got a few cool shots and. met a sweet young man named Dylan that saw me taking photos and asked to see them . He was pleased and I have shared a few on instagram. Here are the rest in a slide show. Click on slide show for the single images. 

 

 

 

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Surfing in St Augustine Beach | St Augustine - Jacksonville Florida Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2018/1/surfing-in-st-augustine-beach-st-augustine---jacksonville-florida-photographer This past week surfing on the east coast  of Florida has been pretty awesome ! I went out to the pier to photograph over a few different days .

 

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Amanda & Chris Wedding | St Augustine Wedding Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2018/1/amanda-chris-wedding-st-augustine-wedding-photographer Five years ago today I had the pleasure of photographing Amanda and Chris' wedding . They were married on Ormond  Beach and it was a beautiful, joy filled day! I had recently made the big switch from film photography to digital photography and had a digital Nikon d5000 . Not a full frame but I had good lenses. I have learned a LOT since then about editing in Lightroom and Photoshop. SO I decided to re edit them . I do not have the original images so I edited JPEG's . 

 

Happy 5th Wedding Anniversary you two !!!

 

I will have a slide show  following a few select images, But if you click on the album you can see them all. 

 

 

 

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St Augustine Beach Blast off | St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2018/1/st-augustine-beach-blast-off-st-augustine-photographer Happy New Year everyone ! My family went out to the St Augustine Annual Beach Blast off on New Years Eve. It was a fun night full of Family Friendly activities. I spent most of the night chasing my 8 yo around in the Kids Zone. Bounce Houses, Climbing walls, face painting and more. I had to force him out to the beach area so I could take a few photos of the Fire works . Of course they were visible from the parking lot too . He just doesn't like the noise .....I explained to him that no matter where he was he would still hear them. We had ear plugs but he would not wear them. 

The fire works were sent off from the via the St Augustine Beach Pier. 

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Tracz Family -St Augustine -Jacksonville Florida Family Photography https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/12/tracz-family--st-augustine--jacksonville-florida-family-photography I have been photographing the Tracz family since their second born, Kate, baptism as an infant. I absolutely love this session and the spunk of each of the children's personalities. 

 

Their favorite place is the Shrine and Mission grounds of Our Lady of La Leche. I hope you enjoy them! Leave a comment !

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Yves & Janelle Wedding | Jacksonville -St Augustine Wedding Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/11/yves-janelle-wedding-jacksonville--st-augustine-wedding-photographer 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 https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/10/why-i-do-not-offer-mini-sessions-st-augustine-photographer

 

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 https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/10/keepers-of-the-coast-fundraiser-st-augustine-photographer 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 https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/10/throw-down-under-at-the-kookaburra-st-augustine-photographer 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! 

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lisaophotography@hotmail.com (Lisa Olschewske Photography) lisa olschewske photography st augustine st augustine birth photographer st augustine family photographer st augustine photographer the kookaburra coffee shop https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/10/throw-down-under-at-the-kookaburra-st-augustine-photographer Sun, 08 Oct 2017 23:55:41 GMT
St Augustine Lighthouse exhibit for children | St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/10/st-augustine-lighthouse-new-hands-on-exhibit-for-children-st-augustine-photographer 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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Bernadette Lacey | St Augustine + Jacksonville Newborn Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/9/bernadette-lacey-st-augustine-jacksonville-newborn-photographer Welcome earthside beautiful Bernadette Lacy! You were born one week ago on Sept 11, 2017 at 10:49 pm weighing in at 7 pounds 11 ounces and 19.5 inches in length .Your beautiful momma worked hard to keep you inside safe during Hurricane Irma. I was  your momma's birth doula and birth photographer but Hurrincane Irma was in the way of me leaving our island due to the bridges being closed.

 

And then  4 days fresh I  captured the moment your grand parents and Aunt and Uncle met you! I love documenting families together loving on the newest little blessing! 

 

 

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St Augustine Beach after Hurricane Irma | St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/9/st-augustine-beach-after-hurricane-irma-st-augustine-photographer I went out to the beach tonight for a few minutes after day two of post hurricane Irma cleanup. Took a few photos at the beach and pier. The dredged sand is gone and the rocks are exposed again. I will add more in the coming week to this album. 

 

Edit: Added more images from Downtown St Augustine tonight. The Mission , Tolomato Cemetery and the Castilo De San Marcos. 

Sadly the FAMOUS Cedar tree I fondly call the "Joshua tree" did not stand to Irma's power. So many photo sessions were done there. 

 

 

 

 

Sunset at the Pier looking west 

 

 

 

The Dance Company's boarded up windows telling Irma she can not dance ! TONS of these gorgeous shells on the beach tonight  Debris and surfers not really safe to surf yet the water is gross 

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Solar Eclipse 2017 | St Augustine-Jacksonville Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/8/solar-eclipse-2017-st-augustine-jacksonville-photographer The day all the media has raved about. The Great Solar Eclipse 2017. I am in St Augustine Florida. It was pretty cloudy here all day . SO I loaded up my children and drove a whopping 10 miles to Fort Matanzas . 

The clouds parted and opened up like heaven JUST in time. We had around 90% here but IDK. They ran out of the free glasses but some kind folks literally let us try theirs it was cool. Like I recalled as a child in 1979. 

I used my Nikon D750 with my 105mm lens mostly shot at ISO 80 I did not take many as I also used my old canon ae-1 with bw film . 

NO I did not use a filter. I broke all the rules lol. The cool pat was really the present shadows on the ground throughout the trees. Which you will see. We did not have total darkness. IT was HOT like more than usual . 

 

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Nicholas' Newborn Session | St Augustine-Jacksonville Newborn Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/8/nicholas-newborn-session-st-augustine-jacksonville-newborn-photographer I am happy to share this newborn session I did last week. I have been photographing this precious family since their second born was a newborn . I first photographed his baptism and have done several family sessions . I did a Christmas session last December and little did mom know she was already growing baby Nicholas. Though they did not know his gender until his home water birth. 

I also did her maternity session and I had a feeling she was carrying a boy! 

For their newborn session I did a combination of some posed and some lifestyle . But it was mostly a lifestyle session since Nicholas whom was just 8 days old needed to nurse a lot and was not a sleeping baby . 

I will also be photographing his baptism in a few weeks.

 

 

This was around Christmas 2016 their family session and though she did not know it then , there was a baby growing inside her. 

 

We tried a few posed but he just did not enjoy being out of mom's arms , so being a attachment parenting family , most photos were in arms. 

 

At mom's request I tried to mimic a few image styles she had previously when her others were newborns. Mom was very pleased with the result.  

 

 

 

This couple is so loving. I just adore them 

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Baby R | St Augustine Birth Photographer-Jacksonville Birth Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/8/baby-r-st-augustine-birth-photographer-jacksonville-birth-photographer Baby Ryan was this sweet family third boy. This was such a wonderful fast birth. What us birth workers call fast and furious. Mom had been txt with me that she had some back pain and went to bed early since she had already been told she was 3cm the previous week . We both knew if labor kicked in it would be an all nighter. 

Mom txt around 12:30 am her bag of water had released in bed. But she got up and cleaned up and laid back down , or tried too. Around 1:53 am she txt she felt sick and the pain was more intense her lower belly (insert a English accent ) a few minutes later she txt me to come over. I called her to listen to her breathing and decided that she should meet me at Flagler since this was her 3rd and there was no real pattern. 

She met me at the hospital around 2:50 am and we walked to LDR together . Triage was slow! She was checked and she was 9 CM! Mom hit transition and was asking for a epidural . She wanted the low intervention room but since she 'verbally asked for a epidural" they wheeled her to a 'regular " room. Things went super fast as she was in the room we helped her onto the bed and I heard pushing sounds. Baby Ryan was born quickly after a few pushes at 3:15 am! He weighed 8 pounds and 9 oz.

Mom achieved the natural birth she wanted! After two previous medicated births. 

 

I was also her birth doula and photographer but dad was serving as main support as he desired too and did a wonderful job! 

 

 

Just after mom was helped into the bed she grabbed the bar as she was pushing.

A few pushes and Baby Ryan was pulled up to her chest with dad's help

The first realization that SHE DID IT NATURALLY  Dad  holding his newest son. LOOK AT THOSE LIPS

 

 

First Latch Lisa Olschewske , CD DONA Birth Doula , Owner of Graceful Beginnings Doula Services Checkup time I returned the next day for a FRESH 12 hour session as the brothers, friends and family met baby Ryan

 

 

 

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Baby L | St Augustine- Jacksonville Birth Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/8/baby-l-st-augustine--jacksonville-birth-photographer Sometimes birth does not go as we desire. This mother never once said "I can't do this". She never complained. She went 42 weeks and the entire week prior she experienced off and on surges . Her care providers wanted her to induce but she made her educated choice to decline. 

Technology can suck honestly. Wireless monitors can fail. And when they fail Drs panic. 

Baby Logan was born via a belly birth  and he weighed 7 pounds and 8 oz. Covered in vernix. 

 

I served as mom's birth doula and birth photographer  and was so very proud of her! 

 

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Bryson is ONE | St Augustine Family Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/7/bryson-is-one-st-augustine-family-photographer On July 1st Bryson turned ONE! His party was a week later. If you go here http://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/7/welcome-bryson-st-augustine-jacksonville-birth-photographer you can read his birth story. 

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Junior Lifeguard Regional Competition | St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/7/junior-lifeguard-regional-competition-st-augustine-photographer On Saturday, July 15th I got up at 2:40 am to drive my kids to Delray Beach . It was a almost 4 hour drive south. I am used to getting up in the middle of the night for birth so luckily I was ok with it. I prepared the night prior , had everything packed and in the SUV. SO when I got up I made coffee and warmed the GF egg and English muffins. 

The kids slept while I drove. 

It was a hot day in the sun. IT was a first time for Ethan (14) and Felicity (11)  competing in the Junior Lifeguard Competition. 

Felicity and Ethan were the only two representing our county, St Johns. They did their best against some brutal competition. Clearly south Florida is all about swim team. And VERY competitive. Felicity took SECOND place in the Beach flag race. She is the cute blonde in the Red swimsuit. With the face of determination .

We will go on to the Nationals in a few weeks that will be closer to home , in Daytona. 

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lisaophotography@hotmail.com (Lisa Olschewske Photography) delray beach fire rescue florida photographer jacksonville photographer lisa olschewske photography saintaugustine st augustine birth photographer st augustine family photographer st augustine photographer st johns county fire rescue https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/7/junior-lifeguard-regional-competition-st-augustine-photographer Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:16:25 GMT
Sister Grace Profession of Vows | Sisters of St Joseph | St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/6/sister-grace-profession-of-vows-sisters-of-st-joseph-st-augustine-photographer On Sunday, June 4, 2017 on the Pentecost Sunday, Sister Varada Grace Ford made her Profession of First Vows. This is the first time in over 20 years a Sister has professed First Vows with the Sisters of Saint Joseph http://www.ssjfl.org/

It was such an honor to be asked to photograph this day. 

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Here is a slide show:

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HMS Bounty | St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/6/hms-bounty-st-augustine-photographer In April 2012 I took my family to tour the HMS Bounty in our hometown , St Augustine Florida.  In the fall Hurricane Sandy struct and the HMS Bounty sank off the coast of Cape Hatteras http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224706/HMS-Bounty-Hurricane-Sandy-path-Captain-dies-vessel-smashed-pieces-Superstorm.html the Captain was never found and another died after being pulled from the sea. The rest of the 15 survived . 

It was in several movies including Mutiny of the Bounty and two of the famous Pirates of the Caribbean films.  

 

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lisaophotography@hotmail.com (Lisa Olschewske Photography) Florida Photographer HMS Bounty Jacksonville Photographer Lisa Olschewske Photography SaintAugustine St Augustine Birth Photographer St Augustine Family Photographer St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/6/hms-bounty-st-augustine-photographer Fri, 02 Jun 2017 23:10:46 GMT
J & G Wedding | St Augustine Wedding Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/5/j-g-wedding-st-augustine-wedding-photographer A few months ago I photographed a wedding for a a beautiful couple I had never before met in person.I was interviewed and hired by their cousin whom got my name from a past client of mine (love word of mouth ) . They were flying in from another country to be married here in St Augustine. Which is a very popular Destination Wedding town . 

St Augustine is our Nations Oldest City. 

I met Justin and Guntare the day of their wedding and it was as if we had known one another for a long time. I escorted them thru the beautiful ancient streets and photographed them natural. 

Their little wedding ceremony was that Lightner Museum garden. We did a few posed photos in the little chapel at sunset. 

 

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lisaophotography@hotmail.com (Lisa Olschewske Photography) Ancient City Photographer Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine First Coast Photographer Florida Photographer Jacksonville Photographer Lisa Olschewske Photography Northeast Florida Photographer Saint Augustine Photographer St Augustine Birth Photographer St Augustine Catholic St Augustine Family Photographer St Augustine Photographer Wedding Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/5/j-g-wedding-st-augustine-wedding-photographer Mon, 22 May 2017 01:06:00 GMT
Confirmation Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine| St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/5/confirmation-cathedral-basilica-of-st-augustine-st-augustine-photographer On April 30, 2017 my son along with his peers received the Sacrament of Confirmation as a full Catholic. If your loved one was at this mass please view the entire album and you may also share and purchase images.

 

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lisaophotography@hotmail.com (Lisa Olschewske Photography) St Augustine Catholic Ancient City Photographer Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine Catholic First Coast Photographer Florida Photographer Jacksonville Photographer Lisa Olschewske Photography Northeast Florida Photographer Saint Augustine Photographer St Augustine Birth Photographer St Augustine Family Photographer St Augustine Photographer Wedding Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/5/confirmation-cathedral-basilica-of-st-augustine-st-augustine-photographer Sun, 21 May 2017 20:52:05 GMT
First Holy Communion | Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine 2017| St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/5/first-holy-communion-cathedral-basilica-of-st-augustine-2017-st-augustine-photographer On May 7 at The Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine my youngest child, along with others, received First Holy Communion! If your child was at the 9 AM Mass please feel free to view this entire album and you can purchase images as well. 

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lisaophotography@hotmail.com (Lisa Olschewske Photography) St Augustine Catholic Ancient City Photographer Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine First Coast Photographer Florida Photographer Jacksonville Photographer Lisa Olschewske Photography Northeast Florida Photographer Saint Augustine Photographer St Augustine Birth Photographer St Augustine Family Photographer St Augustine Photographer Wedding Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/5/first-holy-communion-cathedral-basilica-of-st-augustine-2017-st-augustine-photographer Sun, 21 May 2017 20:44:50 GMT
Baby Registry for birth photography- St Augustine Birth Photographer-Florida Birth Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/5/baby-list-registry-for-your-birth-photography  

So you are pregnant ?! Congratulations! There is a new baby registry available you all! A baby registry that you create and can add any store you want. Hang with me! 

You want beautiful maternity photos but it just is not in your budget , you want your baby's birth story documented but it's not in your budget . You want and need a birth doula but ..... I know it's not in your budget This new Baby list registry allows you to add all of these to your baby registry. Allow your friends and loved ones to help you obtain what you really want and need . It's so easy and there is an app just for you  !

Start here :

Babylist registry

 

Create your baby list registry and add items from my website like various photo sessions or from my doula website 

http://gracefulbeginningsdoulaservices.com/

 

VOILA! 

In the future I will have a custom registry on my website . But for now give this a go! 

 

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lisaophotography@hotmail.com (Lisa Olschewske Photography) Babylist registry Birth Doula Jacksonville Jacksonville Birth Photographer Jacksonville Photographer Lisa Olschewske Photography North Florida Photographer SaintAugustine St Augustine Beach St Augustine Birth Photographer St Augustine Family Photographer St Augustine Photographer lifestyle photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/5/baby-list-registry-for-your-birth-photography Thu, 18 May 2017 03:12:00 GMT
Hampton Flower Field- St Augustine- Jacksonville Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/4/hampton-flower-field--st-augustine--jacksonville-photographer Today I stopped by the Hampton Flower Fields.  A local FAVORITE for photographers. They ONLY bloom once a year. It is the property of a kind man that allows the public to freely come and explore and photograph. 

I took a few of my kids to explore (after a dentist appt hence the unhappy little boy that had a tooth extracted )

The flowers are not in full bloom yet. I say another two weeks and they will be more lush and filled in. They are great for photos now as well.

I am currently booking sessions for the flower field. So give me a call to talk about a day and time that will work.  I am offering a few packages. 

Call or txt 904-806-3778 

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lisaophotography@hotmail.com (Lisa Olschewske Photography) Central Florida Photographer Florida Family Photographer Hampton Flower Field Jacksonville Photographer Lisa Olschewske Photography St Augustine Birth Photographer St Augustine Family Photographer St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/4/hampton-flower-field--st-augustine--jacksonville-photographer Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:34:59 GMT
Fundraiser for the Thiel Family https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/3/fundraiser-for-the-thiel-family  

Most of my posts are about birth. Today I am sharing the most heartbreaking  unimaginable news about one of my  friends.  I was her doula and photographer and was SO blessed to witness his birth and his older brother, Owen's birth. I have no words. I am so sad and heartbroken .   And she is also a photographer  Five Loves Photography

On March 6 , 2017 little  Lukas fell and sustained a head injury . He stopped breathing . He fought 48 hours in the ICU at the Children's Hospital. 

His mother words :
"After fighting so hard for 48 hours our sweet sweet beautiful little boy passed away in our arms last night. Surrounded by love. 
Please don't ask me what happened I can't bear to keep repeating it. Our hearts are in a million pieces." 

I created a you caring fundraiser for them here http://www.youcaring.com/tiffanyandjasonthiel-771379


All the funds being raised will be used for any medical expenses, bills and funeral arrangements. Please donate if you can. Please share! 
Please continue your prayers for the Thiel family as they mourn and grieve the passing of sweet Lukas .

If you would like to read his birth story go here Birth Story of Lukas

 

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lisaophotography@hotmail.com (Lisa Olschewske Photography) Doula Jacksonville Jacksonville Birth Photographer Jacksonville Photographer Lisa Olschewske Photography Lukas Thiel North Florida Photographer SaintAugustine St Augustine Beach St Augustine Birth Photographer St Augustine Family Photographer St Augustine Photographer photographer thiel family fundraiser https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/3/fundraiser-for-the-thiel-family Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:12:12 GMT
Best Maternity Photographer in Jacksonville Award https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/2/best-maternity-photographer-in-jacksonville  

                                                       Best Maternity Photographers in Jacksonville

A few days ago I opened an email that at first was going to skip over as I thought it may be spam mail. To my great surprise it was an email telling me I had been selected as one of the top 20 Maternity Photographers in Jacksonville.  I also have a sweet Award Badge for my website! Of course I am MORE than a maternity photographer . But this is such an honor and will no doubt help others in my area looking for a Maternity Photographer find me! 

Here is a copy of the email :

Hi Lisa,

Just a heads up, we've mentioned you as one of the best maternity photographers in Jacksonville! 

As you’ll see on the award page below, we highlighted the top 20 experts out of hundreds of maternity photographers that we reviewed:

www.expertise.com/fl/jacksonville/maternity-photographers

We’re creating lists of the best local professionals in each US city to give our readers the confidence they need to make the right choice. To do so, we analyzed and scored each business across 25 criteria. 

 Hope you like the feature and looking forward to getting your feedback.

Best,

 

Forrest

 

                                              

   
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lisaophotography@hotmail.com (Lisa Olschewske Photography) Best Jacksonville Family Photographer Birth Florida Maternity Photographer Jacksonville Maternity Photographer Jacksonville Photographer Lisa Olschewske Photography North Florida Photographer Saint Augustine Photographer St Augustine Birth Photographer St Augustine Family Photographer St Augustine Maternity Photographer St Augustine Photographer lifestyle https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/2/best-maternity-photographer-in-jacksonville Thu, 16 Feb 2017 02:14:26 GMT
Washington Oaks Post Hurricane Matthew | St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/2/washington-oaks-post-hurricane-matthew-st-augustine-photographer It has been four months since Hurricane Matthew tore through the state of Florida. And up the east coast. The hardest areas were in and around St Augustine. One of me and my kids favorites little quiet beaches is Washington Oaks Coquina Beach. 

The beach side suffered extensive damage as did the surrounding areas, and had remained closed. As you drive south on A1A the damage is still very evident and heartbreaking. While many think all is back to normal , it is far from it. To some it is a new normal . What ever that may be. Our town took on the name St Augustine Strong. And we are and have been. 

Our area still has a long way to go in the rebuilding process. 

Today I took the short drive with a few of my children whom had not yet seen the extensive damage along A1A south. I had read in an email from The friends of Washington Oaks http://www.washingtonoaks.org/ that the coquina beach side had reopened! I videoed with my iphone the short drive there. And of course took many photos of the park to share with you all what it now looks like. 

Driving into the park you see the trees and palms are all dead due to the ocean water that flooded. The new look of the parking lot was a surprise, half of the parking lot collapsed and there was still  water to one side. The boardwalk,that was new was gone. The dunes and vegetation were gone. They put up a rubber like path as a short beach access. 

The beach was totally changed. There were small pieces of coquina everywhere . But the large coquina rocks were still there. It is so much fun but you need to be careful and mindful of the incoming tide. The rocks are dangerous and slippery. My kids are accustomed to the coquina and I am right there with them. 

There are many photos I hope you enjoy this beautiful place. Please look at the slideshow .  Then take a look at this link from 2016 of the beach http://www.zenfolio.com/lisaolschewskephotography/e/p77417538

 

 

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St Augustine Rainbow Birth | St Augustine Birth Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/2/st-augustine-rainbow-birth-st-augustine-birth-photographer        So honored one of my birth story documentaries was featured over at    Birth Becomes Her  < click the link to go read it! 

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lisaophotography@hotmail.com (Lisa Olschewske Photography) Birth Florida Birth Photographer Jacksonville Birth Photographer Jacksonville Photographer Lisa Olschewske Photography North Florida Photographer SaintAugustine St Augustine Birth Photographer St Augustine Family Photographer St Augustine Photographer lifestyle https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/2/st-augustine-rainbow-birth-st-augustine-birth-photographer Fri, 03 Feb 2017 03:29:33 GMT
IAPBP 2017 Birth Photography Image Competition | St Augustine-Jacksonville Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2017/1/iapbp-2017-birth-photography-image-competition-st-augustine-jacksonville-photographer Each year since 2011 the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP), which I am a proud member, holds a birth photography image competition check it out here Image Competition site

I entered last year and again this year! Sure who would not love to 'win' one of the amazing  prizes. It is more about showing through photography, the true beauty of birth. To change the views of what movies and television portrays birth as. There will be over 600 images entered. 

Here are the rules of the birth image competition from the website official rules

Photograph must have been taken within the 2016 calendar year, January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. Members may enter one image per category: Labor, Delivery, Postpartum and Birth Details. For the purposes of this competition, the end of delivery and the beginning of postpartum is determined once the placenta has been delivered during the birth process. Postpartum images should be photographed within the first 48 hours of birth to qualify. The new Birth Details category has been included this year to feature the many beautiful details of birth that are often overlooked. This includes, hands, feet, umbilical cords, etc. 

 

To see all the entries visit the website linked here http://birthphotographyimagecompetition.com/

 

The four images I entered are:

Labor   "Breathing Baby down"

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Birth: "Welcome Bryson; A Rainbow Baby

 

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Details: "Tree of life, true knot , nuchal cord, Oh My!

 

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Postpartum: "Taking in the view"

 

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St Augustine Christmas Parade 2016 | St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/12/st-augustine-christmas-parade-2016-st-augustine-photographer Today was the 63rd annual St Augustine Christmas parade! Just two months ago our beautiful town was flooded by hurricane Matthew ! IT was so amazing and healing for our community to be able to have the parade! And Santa Clause  arrived on a huge Ladder truck! 

We are St Augustine Strong!

 

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lisaophotography@hotmail.com (Lisa Olschewske Photography) Hurricane Matthew Jacksonville Photographer Lisa Olschewske Photography North Florida Photographer St Augustine Birth Photographer St Augustine Christmas Parade St Augustine Family Photographer St Augustine Photographer lifestyle https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/12/st-augustine-christmas-parade-2016-st-augustine-photographer Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:08:54 GMT
Welcome Nathaniel Xavier~ St Augustine-Jacksonville Newborn Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/11/welcome-nathaniel-xavier-st-augustine-jacksonville-newborn-photographer I had the honor of capturing these precious first moments as this family of 5 meets their newest baby brother! I was their doula for their last baby 5 years ago! I have been their family photographer for many years. 

Nathaniel Xavier was born on November 2, the Catholic Feast Day of All Souls Day! 

Enjoy a few images and a slideshow 

 

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Hurricane Matthew | St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/10/hurricane-matthew-st-augustine-photographer On October 7 Hurricane Matthew Cat 4 (a category 5 at one time ) made its destructive path up the east coast of Florida (after ripping thru Haiti and the islands). Like MANY in my area we evacuated,I was in tears not knowing what we would return too.  We were so lucky to return home to only two trees on the back of our house and the fence down. The least of my worries! 

So many of dear friends lost almost all they owned in up to 6 feet of flooding! My island is in such devastation . But we have such a strong loving community . #staugustinestrong has become our motto!

As many of you know me and my older kids have been doing our best to help friends and many who flooded . Removing precious belongings to the curb. Cleaning debris, removing downed trees, making meals and so on. 

This is normally the busiest time of year as families book their holiday sessions. But understandable not on the minds of those that lost their belongings and homes. 

Photography has ceased basically which is part of my livelihood as a single mom ( and doula ) I want to give back to those that lost everything or almost everything. I will be offering photo sessions to those that suffered such losses . That I will verify . 

It will be DONATION only . I will give my time and love to you . You will receive 1-3 (more depending on family needs) digital images . You can then, when back in your homes or new locations , order beautiful discounted prints from my website!

I am still booking fall sessions for the holidays . I still have special locations that are still in good shape to hold sessions. Sadly my favorite place is still closed . 

I also have gift certificates available if you know of anyone you would like to bless with a photo session. 


Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for his own interests, but (also) everyone for those of others. Philippians 2:3-4

 

CALL LISA AT 904-806-3778 to book a time with me

~Photography preserves memories.
Photography gives you a way to share your story of life for future generations. Allow me to capture these times for your story.
~Life is precious...it's worth capturing~

 

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Copy Cat Artists | St Augustine Photographer | Florida Birth Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/10/copy-cat-artists-st-augustine-photographer-florida-birth-photographer

I've been debating doing this  specific blog for a while. It concerns all the competition out there, let's  face it there are a lot of photographers in the world and most certainly locally where I live.

 

We have websites where most everything is for  public view. So people can see and  admire your artistic work.  It can be  flattering and pretty cool when someone mimics your ideas, or  mimics your composition or even goes to specific location that you have shared images of.

 

And then you'll see an image Facebook or Instagram and think "oh wow that looks kind like some of the photos I've done for someone."

 

I see a lot of this and I am a good person and assume good in everyone. I don't go and confront people unless I've seen someone point-blank still my images and remove my watermark, that's only happened a handful of times and then they promptly removed it and apologize . Cool.

 They didn't know what they were doing, or so they say. Again , I will "assume good intent" 

 

 Recently I removed my birth photographer and doula fees from my website because I was doing interviews with potential clients and they would bring it to my attention that oh this person is the same price if you or this person is less than you or someone a would actually show me some the competitors in the area and the prices. 

 I've been in photography for a long time I've been doing this over half my life. I started out in film and switched to digital in 2009. I use Lightroom and Photoshop like many. However I like to keep images as they appear to my eyes. I will edit and remove what my clients ask, like blemishes . 

 

 Birth Photography is a competitive thing right now and it's a very popular thing but it gets really frustrating when you try to do good and assume the best of your competitors when they are bad mouthing you to the public or to people you interviewed and you find out that they have said things about you. That is a sign of true un-professionalism (and I got hired).

 

 I guess my point with all of this is be careful this is the business world and we all know that and I try not to take things personally because in the end I know what I'm doing is my own creative style, I don't need to copy anyone because I have a lot of experience and in this town pretty much the most experience of in birth photography.  I am also a certified birth doula, and that is a huge plus because I know birth! I have been a "volunteer breastfeeding support person " since 1997 , so breastfeeding images are also a long time passion.

 

But we have to face it in this world there are dishonest people,  a lot of insecure people, a lot of people with passive aggressive behaviors. I've seen it first hand. I read about other photographers across the world that also deal with it. I am on several birth photographer FB groups, and a few share the same stories, and worse! 

 

 I'm just going to keep doing what I'm doing, do my best like I always have and do my own work and if someone copies my 'art' I guess I need to look at as a compliment that I am better than they are in their eyes. 

Be creative. Be genuine . 

 

 

Photography preserves memories. Photography gives you a way to share your story of life for future generations. Allow me to capture these times for your story.
~Life is precious...it's worth capturing~

~Lisa O

 

 

 
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St John's PAL Football | St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/9/st-johns-pal-football-st-augustine-photographer This will be a bragging blog tonight! My son is playing St John's PAL football. He played three years ago and has been playing soccer . I will be honest we are not a football family, we are more of a soccer family. But my son did not play soccer this fall because I failed to registered in time for him to be placed on a team.....So PAL Football it is. 

My son will 14 in Oct. He is taller than me (and I am not exactly short at 5 foot 11 ) I would guess he is 6 foot 1 or 2.  He wears a size 14 cleat.

The team he is placed with is called the Buccaneers, and they have played a few games with no wins. He is in the red\orange colors and number 66. Tonight my boy scored his very first touchdown! I cringed a LOT. Seeing the many boys it took to bring him down. I prayed a LOT too. 

He may have more of a future in football than I prefer, because after the game, the head coach at the local catholic high school approached us . WE had a nice discussion. They want him to come playwith the team......next year . I shared he is homeschooled.... I have much to think about. 

 

 Here are some photos from the game...

 

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Why I do not offer Mini Sessions | St Augustine Photographer | Florida Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/9/why-i-do-not-offer-mini-sessions-st-augustine-photographer-florida-photographer

 

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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Huffington Post First Latch | St Augustine Photographer | Florida Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/9/huffington-post-first-latch-st-augustine-photographer-florida-photographer Pretty Stoked to have been published and featured TWICE in the last month in The Huffington Post! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/18-striking-photos-that-capture-the-beauty-of-a-babys-first-latch_us_57bdcadfe4b0287a6e731ec3?

“Going in for the first latch! This family suffered the unimaginable losses of five babies in the womb and three stillbirths.”

 

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Padre Pio Relic | St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/9/padre-pio-relic-st-augustine-photographer                    September 23 is the Feast Day of Saint Padre Pio as many of us refer to him as. Our very own Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine has a First Class Relic of Saint Padre Pio, it is a piece of a cloth containing his blood. Saint Padre Pio suffered , happily with the Stigmata. Meaning he has bleeding wounds that were the same as Jesus Christ. Please read here to learn more about this amazing Saint:

 http://www.padrepiofoundation.com/padre_pio_path_pietrelcina.htm

 

Here are few photos I took tonight at a prayer service 

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Recently one of my birth images was featured in a Huffington parent article about strength in birth! My image is number 39 with the quote from the mother

This mom told me: “I was so thankful when our baby came out crying. It’s a sound I longed to hear from Paisley and Brody — my two previous stillbirths. I also had four miscarriages. My initial thoughts were, that hurt and I’m glad it’s over. But then it hit me: He was here and he was alive. We were bringing a baby home from the hospital! It still seems like such a dream.”

 

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Kelly's Maternity Session - St Augustine - Jacksonville Maternity Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/7/kellys-maternity-session---st-augustine---jacksonville-maternity-photographer This was such a very special maternity session. Because this is a 'rainbow baby' I have previously shared about this precious family here http://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/8/heaven-sent

We had so much fun making this a family session as well as just mom having one on one private photos.

We did a few different looks from a mermaid tale  to mom splashing in the ocean. Even dad posed pretending he was pregnant. Notice in a couple of the photos a meaningful butterfly tattoo. The butterfly and each heart honors each one of their babies that have "flown away too soon". 

Kelly prefered I NOT over edit her pregnant belly because her beautiful belly reveals what she had to endure 9 months . Daily heparin injections ( a blood thinner ) on her abdomen. Those faint purple spots you see are but a reminder of just how selfless a mother is. 

These are natural, real pregnancy photos. 

 

Kelly is such a stunning momma inside and out! (update to add birth photos ) here http://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/7/welcome-bryson-st-augustine-jacksonville-birth-photographer

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Welcome Bryson-St Augustine | Jacksonville Birth Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/7/welcome-bryson-st-augustine-jacksonville-birth-photographer I am so beyond happy to be sharing this very special birth story with you. I am so blessed and honored to have been alongside them. On Friday, July 1 at 10:27 pm Bryson Kenneth was born very quickly after giving his momma several days of off and on surges. He came on his time. Welcome earthside beautiful boy , you have been longed for ! 

If you remember a previous blog post about my friends Kelly and Mike whom have suffered the unimaginable losses of 5 babies in the womb, 3 still births please read here: http://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/8/heaven-sent

This is their Rainbow baby I posted their sweet pregnancy announcement here :  http://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/2/lynn-family-a-rainbow-baby-announcement-st-augustine-jax-family-photographer

Here in Kelly's words are her birth story ( after her story there will be a slideshow and photos ) Grab a tissue !

Bryson's birth story!

"Friday was quite the whirlwind. After seeing the midwife at 9 and finding out I was dilated 5 cms, we thought for sure things would start and Bryson would arrive. Having had contractions on Friday and Wednesday with no baby to show was frustrating. I did my best to stay busy and not get discouraged when it seemed like labor was not on the horizon. Some inconsistent and painless contractions came and went throughout the day. We stayed in Jacksonville at my moms until Mike was off and we could make sure I wasn't in labor. At dinner, I was having some mild contractions every 6 mins. We decided to stick around for a bit to see if they intensified before heading home. My dear friend and doula, Lisa, suggested I go for a walk to see what they did. I left my parent's house for a quick walk to the end of the street around 8:00. Within 10 mins, I was telling Lisa that she must hate me. She has so much love for our family so this is far from the truth. All I knew was that she encouraged my current painful surges because she knew what I needed to get my body into active labor. They went from pesky to intense and 2-3 mins apart. I kept reminding myself of Lisa's truths spoken to me in preparation for this time, it's pain with a purpose that ultimately has a beautiful end result! I extended my walk to take me around the block while she remained on the phone with me, helping me breathe through each surge. When I got back inside, I figured we would see if they calmed or if it was really time. Lisa already knew it was time but I was in denial. They didn't taper in intensity or space out. It was go time! By this time, they were 1 1/2 mins apart and getting stronger. At 9:00, I called the midwife to let her know we were heading into the hospital. The surges had become very intense so the car ride and walk to L&D were no easy feat. I'm pretty sure the valet attendant and security check in were concerned about me and ready to get me to labor and delivery ASAP. After many stops for contractions along the walk, we made it to L&D admitting at 9:45. Thankfully, my midwife arrived and had already done pre-admission preparation which made the process smoother. We got into the room and I changed my clothes. The other midwife arrived and so did my mom and doula. She checked me and told me I could push whenever I felt ready. I leaned over my birth ball and made it through a few more contractions when my water broke. I knew I needed to push with the next contraction but I didn't think I had the strength to do so. The next contraction came and within 3 pushes, he was here. So thankful he came out crying as it's a sound I longed to hear from Paisley and Brody. My initial thoughts were, that hurt and I'm glad it's over. Then it hit me, he's here and he's alive. We are bringing a baby home from the hospital! Still seems like such a dream. He was born at 10:27 pm and weighed 6 lbs 13 oz and was 19 in long. This was my first unmedicated birth and I am so thankful to have had the support of my amazing husband and doula during the process. Uncharted territory is always scary but they gave me the confidence to keep going even when things seemed impossible. 
Yesterday afternoon, I had my tubal ligation done. As "easy" as this pregnancy was physically, it was an emotional roller coaster that we aren't equipped to face again. Our hearts are full! Mike has struggled more than me with the permanency of closing the door on our childbearing years. I reminded him that it's only closing the door on traditional childbearing. For now, we are blessed to be a family of 6 with 6 angels watching over us. 
As for his name, both his first and middle hold a special place in my heart. When I was in nursing school, I did a rotation in pediatrics. While working the floor, I met a teenage boy named Bryson. He had a disease that altered his immune system and he developed a rare infection. I didn't spend much time with him or even know much about him. He was one of the first patients I encountered that didn't make it out of the hospital alive. Over 15 years later and I still think about him so we felt the name was special enough for our son. His middle name comes from my dad's side of the family. Every year, we spend the first weekend of April at family reunion. Every year, we look forward to seeing Uncle Kenneth, my great uncle. He knows how to light up a room and has one of the kindest hearts I've ever known. Uncle Kenneth has a special touch when it comes to kids. It doesn't matter how shy or hesitant a kid might be with strangers, he always wins their hearts in the end. So thankful for the impact of those we honor with our son's name."

 

 

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Mermaid Maternity Sessions | St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/6/mermaid-maternity-sessions-st-augustine-photographer I am so excited to now be offering mermaid sessions, for either Maternity shoots or mommy-baby breastfeeding sessions! Take a look at Kelly my first "model" she was almost 38 weeks here.

This particular Mermaid tale is a size small-medium and will fit a size 6-10 . As you can see it is very stretchy on my model and seems to be a bit too loose . I *could photoshop the image drastically but being a natural photographer that just is not my style. 

However if there is a huge demand in the future for Mermaid Sessions I can photoshop the images, which will require hours per image. In the meantime enjoy this beautiful mermaid mom! 

Please contact me to schedule your own mermaid session! 

 

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Teodoro's Birth Story | St Augustine Birth Photographer | Jacksonville Birth Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/6/teodoro-luciano-st-augustine-birth-photographer-jacksonville-birth-photographer Three years ago I attended the very special home water birth with a dear friend. I was her birth  doula and photographer.

It was such a peaceful calm water birth with the smell of her husband cooking the post delivery meal . It was so sweet.   Just a few moments before his birth I called her husband in because I knew it was time. Her birth was the first time I had seen the "purple line" which I blogged about over on my doula website here http://gracefulbeginningsdoulaservices.com/2014/05/checking-dilation-without-being-checked/

Teo was born on December 7, 2012. He was 9 pounds and 4 ounces! He has a big brother named Massimo. 

I have been photographing their family for several years. Enjoy some special moments from the last three years in the slideshow after these photos

 

 

 

 

 

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Corpus Christi Procession Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/5/corpus-christi-procession-cathedral-basilica-of-st-augustine The feast of Corpus Christi is one time when our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament is exposed not just to faithful Catholics but to all the world. This is a time when Catholics can show their love for Christ in the Real Presence by honoring Him in a very public way. It is also a wonderful way in which we can show our love for our neighbors by bringing Our Lord and Savior closer to them.

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Father David Keegan; Mass of Thanksgiving | St Augustine - Jacksonville Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/5/father-david-keegan-mass-of-thanksgiving-st-augustine---jacksonville-photographer On the Feast of Pentecost, on May 15, 2016 I was blessed to be invited to attend and photograph newly ordained priest, Father David Keegan's "Mass of Thanksgiving" . His first Mass as a newly ordained Roman Catholic Priest. 

The Mass was at Assumption Catholic Church in Jacksonville, Florida. My family has been blessed to know him since he entered the Seminary.  

One of the most moving moments was when he presented his mother and father with two special gifts. One was called a Maniturgium ;

MANITURGIUM: A fine linen cloth, often embroidered with fine lace or some insignia, used by a newly ordained priest after annointing with holy oils. It was removed from the Rite of Ordination but is often still used by the newly ordained when they return to the sacristy to clean their hands. This MANITURGIUM is then put aside by the priest to be used to place in the hands of his deceased mother before burial. Often two were used, one for each parent. ("The Church Visible" by James-Charles Noonan, Jr.)

Here is a slideshow documentary of the entire Mass . 

 

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Prenatals at the St Augustine Pier | St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/5/prenatals-at-the-st-augustine-pier-st-augustine-photographer On the First Friday of each month Growing Families Birth Center and Midwifery Services offers prenatal appointments at the St Augustine Beach pier. While awaiting your appoint time Belly Luv Yoga offers prenatal yoga on the beach. What could be more relaxing and and amazing?! 

Please visit their website http://www.growingfamiliesbirthcenter.com/ or Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/Growing-Families-Birth-Center-and-Midwifery-Service-158590450854734/?fref=ts  for the most up to date information. 

Last year I attended one of the prenatals with Misti Balzer, CPM as she performed a prenatal exam on her birth assistant Sunny who was pregnant . I have also attended several home births with Misti. 

Enjoy these beauties at work.....

 

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Our Lady of La Leche | St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/4/our-lady-of-la-leche-st-augustine-photographer I have had many recent requests for images of Our Lady of La Leche so others can purchase them . Living in St Augustine is such a blessing being the Nation's Oldest City. So I have decided to put up specific Our Lady of La Leche images suitable for either purchasing the digital image to be able to print your own banner for a pilgrimage or you may order prints directly from my website and they will be printed by a professional lab and shipped to you. The purchased images will not have the transparent watermark. But will have a my website in the corner. 

A brief history of OLLL from the website:

In the early 1600s, the Spanish settlers of St. Augustine established the first Shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary in the United States. The original chapel and several reconstructions were damaged by storms and attacks. The chapel was rebuild in 1875 by Augustin Verot, first bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine. It too fell to the ravages of a major hurricane.

The present chapel was reconstructed in 1915 and enshrines a replica of the original statue of Nuestra Señora de la Leche y Buen Parto – Our Lady of the Milk and Happy Delivery. Throughout its existence, the Shrine has remained a comforting place of prayer for mothers-to-be, for families, for special intentions and for those seeking to strengthen their faith.

As you walk through the historic grounds at the Mission, you will be retracing the steps of America’s first founding fathers more than 400 years ago. It was here that Spanish explorers founded our nation’s first permanent community and pioneer priests first planted the cross of Christianity. This is the site where western culture and Christian faith took root in our country.

We ask that, while enjoying the grounds, you kindly respect the fragile conditions of the gravestones as well as the quiet, prayerful atmosphere of the Shrine Chapel. A form is available in the Gift Shop for any comments or suggestions you may have. God bless you on your way.

Novena Prayer to Our Lady of La Leche                                                                                                  

Lovely Lady of La Leche, most loving Mother of Jesus, and my mother, listen to my humble prayer. 

Your motherly heart knows my every wish, my every need.  To you only, His spotless Virgin Mother, has your Divine Son given to understand the sentiments which fill my soul.  Yours was the sacred privilege of being the Mother of the Savior.

Intercede with Him now, my loving mother, that in accordance with His will (mention your request). 

This I ask, O Lady of La Leche, in the name of your Divine Son, my Lord and Savior.  

Amen

V. O Mary, conceived without sin.                                                                                                                   

R. Pray for us who have recourse to you.                                                                                                      

Our Lady of La Leche pray for us.

 

Here is the link to the gallery and a slide show 

 

 

- See more at  http://missionandshrine.org/

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Don't forget the dads | St Augustine Birth Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/4/dont-forget-the-dads As many of you may know I am also on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lisaolschewskephotography/ . I posted a special photo from a birth , it was a random photo I captured as the father kissed the mother of his newborn son. It was really simple and sweet yet the love evident. After a very long difficult labor. 

My photo was shared on another Instagram page (actually two to be exact )  HERE :https://www.instagram.com/p/BDmL-Hsx91A/?taken-by=dontforgetdads by Fatherhood Without Fear aka Don't forget the dads (BIRTH WITHOUT FEAR owner's husband ) I was pretty stoked! 

 

My quote from instagram "When a man/husband becomes a father it is so beautiful to see the love grow for the mother of his child"

 

When a man/husband becomes a fatherLisa Olschewske Photography "When a man/husband becomes a father it is so beautiful to see the love grow for the mother of his child"

 

 

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Holy Chrism Mass 2016 | St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/3/holy-chrism-mass-2016-st-augustine-photographer  

 

On Wednesday March 23, 2016 at The Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine there was The Mass of Holy Chrism. The Celebrant was The Most Reverend Felipe Estevez, Bishop of St Augustine. 

From Wikipedia a brief explanation of what Chrism is: 

 

Chrism is essential for the Catholic Sacrament of Confirmation/Chrismation, and is prominently used in the sacraments of Baptism andHoly Orders. Those to be confirmed or chrismated, after receiving the laying on of hands, are anointed on the head by the bishop orpriest. In baptism, if the person baptized is not to be immediately confirmed or chrismated, the minister anoints them with chrism. Newly ordained priests are anointed with chrism on the palms of their hands, and newly ordained bishops receive an anointing of chrism on their foreheads. It is also used in the consecration of objects such as churches and altars.

Before the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, chrism had to be used to consecrate patens and chalices as well. The Sign of the Cross would be made with the chrism on the interior parts the chalice and paten where the Eucharist would rest; the Cross would then be smeared to cover the entire interior parts. The chalice and paten would need to be consecrated with the chrism again if they were re-gilded. This ritual could only be performed by a Bishop or a priest with the faculties to do so. According to the rubrics, a simple blessing suffices. However, it is still permitted that the bishop performs the consecration with chrism.

Chrism is made of olive oil and is scented with a sweet perfume, usually balsam. Under normal circumstances, chrism is consecrated by the bishop of the particular church in the presence of the presbyterium at the Mass of the Chrism, which takes place in the morning of Holy Thursday. The oil of catechumens and the oil of the sick are also blessed at this Mass.

These holy oils are usually stored in special vessels known as chrismaria and kept in a cabinet known as an ambry. When the oils are distributed to a priest for him to use in his ministry they are kept in a smaller vessel with three compartments, known as an "oil stock". There is also a type of oil stock that is shaped like a ring, to make the anointing easier. The "jewel" of the ring is a container with a removable lid.

The Holy Ampulla or Holy Ampoule (Sainte Ampoule in French) was a glass vial which, from its first recorded use by Pope Innocent II for the anointing of Louis VII in 1131[4] to the coronation of Louis XVI in 1774, held the chrism or anointing oil for the coronation of the kings of France. Said to have been discovered by Hincmar the Archbishop of Reims when the sepulcher containing the body of Saint Remi was opened in the reign of Charles the Bald and identified with the baptism of Clovis I, the first Frankish king converted to Christianity; it was kept thereafter in the Abbey of Saint-Remi, Reims and brought with formality to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Reims at each coronation, where the emphasis was on the anointment rather than on the crowning.[5] Some remains of the content of the ampoule, destroyed in 1793 by French revolutionaries, were placed in a new reliquary made in time for the coronation of Charles X[6] and are kept since 1906 at the Archbishopric of Reims.[7]

 

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Palm Sunday ; Blessing of the Fleet 2016 | St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/3/palm-sunday-blessing-of-the-fleet-2016-st-augustine-photographer Sunday March 20 was Palm Sunday. The beginning of Holy Week to Christian's and Catholics. Mass began in the West Courtyard at the Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine. With Bishop Estevez presiding. Two of my own children were altar servers at the Mass. IT was a beautiful day even though the weather originally called for rain. After mass (usually around 12;30)  the annual historical procession to the St Augustine Marina for the Blessing of the Fleet.

Blessing of the Fleet in St. Augustine is a historical ceremony dating back to the city’s earliest days of Spanish colonial occupation. This event invites all vessels, commercial and pleasure, to receive a blessing from the Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine.

This tradition has roots from the Spanish Colonial days when seafaring vessels would be blessed so as to have a safe journey.  Each vessel is encouraged to decorate with flags and bunting as well.

Please enjoy the slideshow.  And after the slide show a brief video of the laying of the wreath. 

 

Blessing of the Fleet; Laying of the Wreath Blessing of the Fleet; Laying of the Wreath 2016

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Mason is one | St Augustine Family Photographer | St Augustine Birth Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/3/mason-is-one-st-augustine-family-photographer-st-augustine-birth-photographer  One year ago on March 9 (2015) I was blessed to be the birth doula and photographer for Mason's momma.

 

I love getting to watch babies whom births I have been present at , grow up that first year especially. And I was so very honored to be invited to Mason's First birthday celebration. I did not go intending to take photos because his father is a local amazing videographer go check out his and Melissa's work here http://www.jonnoethvideography.com/ but I never go anywhere without my camera. I snapped a few at his celebration at the park. 

Enjoy the slideshow :

 

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St Augustine Fashion Week 2016 | St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/3/st-augustine-fashion-week-2016-st-augustine-photographer  

On March 4-6 our nations oldest city had its first FASHION SHOW! St Augustine Fashion Week to be exact! AND two of my daughters were IN the fashion show that was to benefit local charities. Please visit their website to learn more about the charities, designers and MUCH more!

http://www.stafashionweek.com/

 

On Saturday March 5, I attended the fashion show, and of course brought my camera to capture candid moments . Those in attendance were asked to remain in our seats so the angle I had was not great. 

It was so much fun seeing my daughters on the runway and brought back memories of my modeling days in the early 90's. After the few photos I am posting I am sharing a slide show of the event. 

Thank you! 

 

 

Enjoy the slide show!!

 

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Lynn Family; A Rainbow Pregnancy Announcement | St Augustine-Jax Family Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/2/lynn-family-a-rainbow-baby-announcement-st-augustine-jax-family-photographer On Friday, February 26, I had the blessing and honor of being present (though hiding a lot till the end ) of following a dear friend around St Augustine on a family scavenger hunt. This was no ordinary scavenger hunt , it would end in with a very special rainbow baby pregnancy announcement to their three living children.  I was literally in tears as I captured the moments in the store where the children received the gift that contained the ultrasound photo.

If you have followed my blog I posted last year, click here to read their story  http://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/8/heaven-sent the bereavement stories of my friend's the Lynn's and their  6  losses. 

 

Some may ask, "What is a rainbow baby?" 

" A 'rainbow baby" is a baby that is born following a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss. 

In the real world, a beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope of things getting better.

The rainbow is more appreciated having just experienced the storm in comparison"

 

The rainbow has deep Christian roots taken from the bible Genesis 9:13-16

"I will set my bow in the clouds; and it shall be the sign 

of a covenant between me and between the earth.

And when I shall cover the sky with clouds, my bow shall appear in the clouds:

and I will remember my covenant with you, with every living soul that beareth flash;

and there shall no more be water of a flood to destroy all flesh.

and the bow shall be in the clouds and I shall see it, and shall remember the everlasting

covenant, that was made between God and every living soul of all flash which is upon the earth."

 

Anyone that has suffered a loss and subsequent "rainbow pregnancy' knows the extreme fear and anxiety that follow. This is a wonderful read http://www.huffingtonpost.com/heather-spohr/to-the-mother-of-a-rainbow-baby_b_8399400.html

I am so happy and excited, yet also having been by there side during their losses, I am also anxious . I am looking forward to sharing Bryson's birth with you in July! 

This is the video Kelly made and shared on FB :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNMt8BeKPh4&feature=youtu.be

 

Here is the video I made from my point of view for the Lynn family :

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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St Augustine Photographer | March For Life St Augustine 2016 https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2016/1/march-for-life-st-augustine-2016 On January 16, 2016 was the March for Life St Augustine. This year was the tenth year St Augustine has hosted a March for Life http://www.marchforlifestaugustine.com/ I have attended them since the beginning. I am so proud of our city and the turn out. The local media often does not cover the March and many will say there are not many that show up . But there were MANY . 

The day began with Mass at the Our Lady of Leche Mission, http://www.dosafl.com/shrine-of-our-lady-of-la-leche/

Please enjoy the photos from the day, toward the middle my camera started to malfunction sadly. 

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Christmas Tableaux 2015 | St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/12/christmas-tableaux-2015-st-augustine-photographer On December 12-13 2015, The St Augustine Community Chorus along with the St Augustine Youth Chorus and Chamber Orchestra performed Christmas Tableaux featuring choruses from Handel's Messiah. Directed by Michael Sanflippo. 

The beautiful performances were at The Cathedral Basilica Of St Augustine. Not only did I photograph I also had one of my children in the chorus and was helping with  children. They had three performances last weekend.

 

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Knights of Columbus Presentation to the Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/12/knights-of-columbus-presentation-to-the-cathedral-basilica-of-st-augustine On Sunday December 6, 2015, the Knights of Columbus Council 611 presented Father Tom Willis, pastor, a check for 30,000 for the parish. I was asked to cover this presentation. 

 

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Closing Mass for St Augustine Relic | St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/12/closing-mass-for-st-augustine-relic-st-augustine-photographer This is the closing Mass for the Saint Augustine Relic, at the Cathedral basilica of St Augustine. 

 

 

 

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Dedication Mass for Our Lady of La Leche Shrine | St Augustine Photographer | https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/12/dedication-mass-for-our-lady-of-la-leche-shrine-st-augustine-photographer On Sunday, October 11, 2015,  Bishop Felipe Estévez dedicated the Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at the Mission Nombre de Dios. The mass was open to the public. Our Lady of La Leche is very special to me and many. 

The Prince of Peace Votive Church at the Mission has been under renovation since February 2015, with 2,500 square feet added to the church, which now serves as the Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche. A chapel has been added to the shrine dedicated to Prince of Peace and the intercession of Our Lady of Fatima.

A new altar configuration features a large statue of Our Lady of La Leche and smaller statues depicting St. Joseph, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Katherine Drexel, and St. Kateri Tekawitha, all of whom have been influential in the history of St. Augustine, America's first parish.

October 11 was approved in 2012 by the Vatican as an annual diocesan feast-day to honor Our Lady of La Leche.

 

Enjoy this slide show of the photos I took during the special Mass:

 

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Lunar Eclipse 9-27-2015 | St Augustine Photographer | Jacksonville Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/9/lunar-eclipse-9-27-2015-st-augustine-photographer-jacksonville-photographer In case you missed it, tonight was a big Lunar event. A "Red Moon" and Lunar Eclipse. Sadly MANY of us on the east coast were covered in heavy clouds and rain. 

I did get a few later as the Lunar Eclipse was ending. IT was still hazy and overcast, so these are not as clear as I hoped for. 

I hope where ever you may be you got a better view!

 

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Autumn in Florida Mini Sessions | St Augustine Photographer | Jacksonville Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/9/autumn-in-florida-mini-sessions-st-augustine-photographer-jacksonville-photographer Today is the FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN ! Autumn in Florida is my favorite time of year. The weather is perfect, the beaches are less crowded and sometimes it is a tad cooler.....

For a limited time I am offering Autumn Mini Sessions! 

30 Minutes         3 Digital Images      1- 8x10 Print   $129 

 

 

St Augustine Beach 

 

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Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine 450th Celebration | St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/9/cathedral-basilica-of-st-augustine-450th-celebration-st-augustine-photographer This past week there have been many celebrations leading up to the founding of our nations oldest city, St Augustine. On Tuesday September 8, Our Blessed Mother's Birthday, as with previous years,there was  a re-enactment of the day 450 years ago Pedro Menendez and 800 Spaniards landed on the shores of St Augustine, followed by a procession through the historic streets and a  Mass commemorating the first Catholic Parish, Here is some news coverage:  http://www.news4jax.com/news/special-mass-for-st-augustines-450th/35164784

The entire Mass is here http://www.catholictv.com/shows/americas-catholic-television-network/mass-thanksgiving-saint-augustine

 

I am so blessed to live in St Augustine and my family are active parishioners at the Cathedral Basilica Of St Augustine. I was even more blessed to have won a  drawing for two invitations to the special mass. So as always I brought my camera and reverently took photos of the Mass. I did not use a flash nor move around to take these so they are not my best work. 

 

 Please enjoy this slide show. you may also click and view the gallery. 

 

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Welcome Lukas | Jacksonville Birth Photographer | St Augustine Birth Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/9/welcome-lukas-jacksonville-birth-photographer-st-augustine-birth-photographer Welcome Lukas Elliot! You were born at home in the water on August 26th, 2015 at 7:13 PM. you weighed 8 pounds and 4 oz  and were 20 inches in length. Your mommy was such a warrior during the over 24 hours of off and on contractions. But when your bag of waters released just a few minutes later and few strong pushes you were born in the birthing tub. 

Your home water birth was the second HBAC (homebirth after cesarean ) I had the honor of attending as your mom's birth doula and photographer  when your big brother Owen was born!

After a few photos , there is a sweet slideshow.  Scroll slowly and enjoy ! 

 

Momma in her favorite place

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St Augustine Photographer | Knights of Columbus Ceremony https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/9/st-augustine-photographer-knights-of-columbus-ceremony Back in August the Knights of Columbus, 611 Council  held their annual Installation Mass and Ceremony.

It was at the beautiful  Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine, the presiding Priest was the Pastor Father Tom Willis.

Here are a few photos and slideshow  of the ceremony :

 

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St Augustine Photographer | Live Love Latch! St Augustine 2015 https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/8/st-augustine-photographer-live-love-latch-st-augustine-2015 Live, Love, Latch! is a National Breastfeeding Month celebration presented by La Leche League USA and hosted by LLL Groups throughout the country. 

This is the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LiveLoveLatchStAugustine/info this event  benefits local area women and families by being dispersed directly to the local La Leche League of St Augustine.
The event took  place on:
Saturday, August 29, 2015 10am-1pm at

Belly Luv Maternity Studio 
900 C Anastasia Blvd. 
St Augustine, FL 32080


All exhibits and sponsors must be compatible with LLLI principles and policies and in adherence with the WHO/UNICEF International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes. Exhibits and ads accepted previously may become unacceptable due to changes in LLLI policies and/or philosophy. The Event Coordinator will have final approval of all exhibitors and sponsors. All advertisements shall be factual. LLL does not guarantee sales to any exhibitor.

 

 

Enjoy this slide show of the event :

 

 

 

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Jacksonville Photographer | St Augustine Family Photographer: Live Love Latch! Jacksonville 2015 https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/8/live-love-latch-jacksonville-2015-jacksonville-st-augustine-family-photographer Yesterday I  participated in  the Live Love Latch! Jacksonville. Live Love Latch! Is a National Breastfeeding Month celebration presented by La Leche League USA and hosted by LLL Groups throughout  the country.

 It was a spectacular day of vendors, raffles, door prizes, local awards, and family centered activities to celebrate the  community of lactation support in Jacksonville!

The event was for all supporters: women, men, those breastfeeding, those who have never breastfed, those who have weaned, grandparents, friends, moms who have dedicated themselves to exclusive pumping, those who give breastfeeding assistance, and their children!

 Check out the Facebook page here:  https://www.facebook.com/LiveLoveLatchJacksonville?fref=ts

For those that would like to view and order prints click here : http://lisaolschewskephotography.com/livelovelatchjacksonville2015

 

ENJOY THE SLIDESHOW!

 

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St Augustine Lifestyle Photographer | Jacksonville Photographer: Heaven Sent https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/8/heaven-sent Time heals all wounds they say. But guess what ? It just is not true, Loosing a child is like losing a  piece of your heart, and you never get  it back. A part of you is always missing and you actually never completely move on from it. This is a very special blog post today. One I have been praying about the last year. The title "Heaven Sent" is from my friend's blog name and seemed the fitting title. 

On this day last year, August 6, 2014, I was with my friend Kelly as her daughter Paisley Jane whose soul was  born into heaven. Her little 8 inch body weighed just 4.8 oz at 18 weeks. She joined Curtis, Aubrey,and Maverik. And as heartbreaking as this already is after Paisley two more children, Carly and Brody were born into heaven. I was also with them when Brody was born (just 6 weeks ago) If you ask them how many children do they have, they will tell you 9, 6 are in heaven and 3 are here . 

I first met Kelly at a local breastfeeding event and took photos of another of their children as she carried him on her back in one of her beautiful wraps. Knowing the pain I felt with my losses, I wanted to be there for them as a bereavement doula and photographer.I knew it would not be easy, but I prayed silently in my heart to be able to console them. A year later (with Kelly's permission) I am sharing photos from Paisley and Brody's (whom passed just 6 weeks ago) birth. 

I want those that have suffered losses no matter what age to know your baby IS your baby YOUR grief IS YOUR grief. 

 Every life is precious from conception to death. In our society most do not talk about pregnancy loss (especially early miscarriage ) 

Kelly and Michael Lynn both have blogs about their losses I encourage you to read them and any fathers , read Michael's blog as well.This is Kelly's blog http://angelsremembered.blogspot.com/?m=0 and Michael's is https://michaellynn2002.wordpress.com/

 

 A Grieving Parent’s Prayer 
© Bernadette Zambri 
(Written June 13, 1993)

I feel unable to pray - I need Your insight in new ways to pray.

I feel abandoned - I need Your warmth.

I feel isolated from You - I need courage to take steps closer to You.

I feel hurt – I need Your healing..

I feel so sad – I need Your closeness and humour.

I feel anger, resentment and bitterness – I need Your Peace.

I feel afraid – I need Your strength.

I feel anxious – I need Your patience.

I feel that I can never trust You again – I need to feel Your Love.

 

 

These are true love and raw emotion and may be difficult to see but something everyone needs to see.

After these photos there will also be a slide show of Both Paisley and Brody. 

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Here is a slide show of Both Paisley and Brody :

 


 

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St Augustine Breastfeeding & Birth Photographer | Live, Love, Latch! St. Augustine https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/7/live-love-latch-st-augustine-jacksonville-photographer Live, Love, Latch! is a National Breastfeeding Month (August 1-31) celebration presented by La Leche League USA and hosted by LLL Groups throughout the country. This is the second year for this annual event.

Live Love Latch! is an event to celebrate breastfeeding and to highlight breastfeeding support. Everyone is invited to attend and sign the declaration of support. You do not need to be breastfeeding to be included. Family, friends, doctors, lactation consultants, midwives, businesses, legislators, and anyone else who supports breastfeeding in our community are welcome.

The key goal of Live, Love, Latch! is to raise awareness of how a supportive community can help nursing dyads breastfeed successfully. The secondary goal is to break the previous year's record for breastfeeding supporters attending. Last year's national record was 9,028! In the spirit of the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding, this celebration provides an opportunity to educate everyone about how they can be supportive to breastfeeding families and how this natural way of parenting effects the community as a whole.

Join the Jacksonville community on August 22, 2015 at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum.  Here is the Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/LiveLoveLatchJacksonville?fref=ts

 

Join the St Augustine community  on August 29, 2015 for the Live, Love Latch! St Augustine, 10 AM- 1PM at Belly Luv Maternity Studio 900 Anastasia Blvd Suite C, St Augustine, Fl 32080. Open to any member of the community who wants to show support, whether or not they have breastfed a baby themselves, are a father, grandparent, etc. We will have great raffles, silent auctions, and a fun atmosphere with plenty of family friendly events.

Any businesses interested in sponsoring the event through a donation are welcome to contact Lisa at 904-250-0918 Or message our Public Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/LiveLoveLatchStAugustine

 

 

Enjoy some images I took last year! 

 

 

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St Augustine Photographer | Jacksonville Photographer : St Augustine Beach Solar Eclipse https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/7/solar-eclipse-st-augustine-photographer-north-florida-photographer This was from a Solar Eclipse a few years ago taken at sunrise on St Augustine Beach. IT was a cold (for us) November morning.

 

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St Augustine Photographer | Savage Swim Grand Opening Bash https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/7/savage-swim-grand-opening-bash-st-augustine-photographer Today I attended the Grand Opening Bash of Savage Swim! A local custom made swim wear shop read this article about who and what Savage Swim is:

http://www.staugustinesocial.com/the-story-of-beth-reeb-and-the-launch-of-savage-swim/ It is a interview with the owner and creater, Beth Reeb, a local St Augustine mom. You will be inspired for sure! Her custom swim and athletic wear is top quality. Check out her website here: http://www.savageswim.com/

 

IT was a lot of fun and while some may not think an opening bash of a custom bikini shop would be a family thing, my kids had a blast playing with many of their local friends and made new ones.  

Shop local! 

 

Enjoy this slideshow! 

 

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St Augustine Photographer | Reception of the Relic of Saint Augustine https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/7/reception-of-the-relic-of-saint-augustine  

I was so blessed to be able to attend Solemn Vespers at the Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine tonight as our parish held the Reception of the Relic of Saint Augustine. My son was one of the altar servers, the Cross Bearer.  I did not use a flash tonight in order to uphold the reverence of this vespers so the photos may appear 'grainy'. 

With the 450th anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine and the establishment of Catholicism in the United States being celebrated this summer, the Diocese of St. Augustine announced , after talks with the Vatican and Italy, a relic of Augustine of Hippo, the theologian the city was named after, will be featured on the First Coast. 

Father Thomas Willis, the Pastor of the Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine, held Vespers on July 7th at 7 PM welcoming the reliquary, part of the Vatican Treasury, to the diocese:

“What a wonderful gift this is to have a major relic come to the city, parish and cathedral that bears the name of one of history’s most notable and intellectual people,” said Father Willis on Wednesday. “Augustine of Hippo is known among Christians as the ‘sinner turned saint.’ His story of conversion to God is so relevant to our contemporary era.

“To have this significant relic on loan to the diocese and the Cathedral Basilica during our Jubilee Year, celebrating the 450th anniversary of the founding of America’s first parish, is, indeed, a blessing,” added Father Willis. “I hope that many people will come and make a pilgrimage to the cathedral, ask our patron for his intercession and be renewed in the beauty of the Catholic faith that Augustine taught so well.”

Please enjoy this slideshow from tonight:

 

 

 

 

 

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St Augustine Photographer | Jacksonville Photographer :Installation Mass at Sacred Heart https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/6/installation-mass-at-sacred-heart-jacksonville Today I attended a special Installation Mass for Father James at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Jacksonville.

Fr James is a wonderful, Holy Priest that was at our Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine. I took some photos as best I could having a busy boy beside me :) 

Hope you enjoy ~

 

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St Augustine Photographer | Jacksonville Photographer : Fraternus Ceremony 2015 https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/6/fraternus-ceremony-2015 A few weeks a go I photographed the Fraternus end of the year ceremony at the Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine . My son participates as well . If you wan to learn more take a read here . http://www.fraternusbrothers.org/

FRATERNUS MISSION: TO MENTOR BOYS INTO VIRTUOUS CATHOLIC MEN.

 

SINCE 2007, WE HAVE LED THE EFFORT TO EMPOWER MEN IN THE PARISH TO BE MENTORS. THANKS TO OUR MISSION PARTNERS AND COUNTLESS VOLUNTEER HOURS; BOYS ARE BEING MENTORED INTO VIRTUOUS CATHOLIC MEN.

 

 

 

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St Augustine Photographer | Jacksonville Photographer : Live Love Latch! St Augustine https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/5/live-love-latch-st-augustine Last year (2014) I participated at the Live Love Latch! Jacksonville and St Augustine. 

Live Love Latch! Is a National Breastfeeding Month celebration presented by La Leche League USA and hosted by LLL Groups thoughout the country.

I also organized and photographed the Live Love Latch! St Augustine check out the Facebook page for St Augustine . We are in the process of organizing another event for THIS AUGUST! Keep a watch out on our Facebook page : 

  http://https://www.facebook.com/LiveLoveLatchStAugustine?fref=ts

 

 Here is a slideshow of the photos I took at the 2014 events :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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St Augustine Breastfeeding Photographer | Live Love Latch! Jacksonville and St Augustine https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/5/live-love-latch-jacksonville-and-st-augustine Last year (2014) I participated at the Live Love Latch! Jacksonville.  Live Love Latch! Is a National Breastfeeding Month celebration presented by La Leche League USA and hosted by LLL Groups thoughout the country.

Check out the Facebook page here:  https://www.facebook.com/LiveLoveLatchJacksonville?fref=ts

I also organized and photographed the Live Love Latch! St Augustine check out the Facebook page for St Augustine here:  http://https://www.facebook.com/LiveLoveLatchStAugustine?fref=ts

 

 Here is a slideshow of the photos I took at the 2014 events :

 

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St Augustine Photographer | Spring Dance at San Sebastian https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/5/swing-into-spring-dance-at-san-sebastian A few weeks ago I was asked to come out and photograph a fundraiser for San Sebastian Catholic Church. Called Swing into Spring. Here is the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dancers-for-a-Cause/144772349038753

 

Here is a slideshow of the photos I took : 

 

 

 

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St Augustine Photographer | First Holy Communion Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine 2015 https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/5/first-holy-communion-at-cathedral-basilica-of-st-augustine-2015 This weekend across many Catholic Parishes, the Sacrament of  First Holy Communion was celebrated. We are parishioners at The Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine, I happened to bring my camera (as usual haha) even though I did not have a child receiving a Sacrament this year. I did have a several friends whose sweet children did. 

I served as a Extra Ordinary Eucharistic Minister so I did not take photos of them Receiving their First Holy Communion. But I captured a few precious moments before and after . I was also approached by a beautiful family that asked me to take their family photos after Mass. Apparently they had hired another professional photographer that did not show up! I was so sad for them and agreed to capture precious family moments.  

I did not use a flash during the Mass to keep the Reverence and respect due . I did use a flash for  the group shots after the Holy Mass. 

I am so happy I grabbed my camera bag today! 

Enjoy!  Have a Blessed Week!

 

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St. Augustine Photographer | Jacksonville Photographer : 2015 Senior Sessions https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/4/it-is-time-for-senior-sessions  

It is time for those Senior Sessions! We live in a beautiful town with so many options for sessions. Downtown or beach ? Farm or horse stable? I help you choose the best locations that best fit your personality! 

Here are my top three popular Senior Session packages. If any of these are not something that fits your budget please call and let me work out a session that best fits your budget

 

Congratulations CLASS OF 2015!!

 

Senior Session

$1000 | Premiere Includes a 10×10, 24-page (12 spreads) album with leather cover; custom disc or flash drive and case of your edited images (high-resolution with printing rights and low-resolution for online sharing); a minimum of 50 professionally edited images in an online gallery; an online slideshow to share with friends and family; a 4×6 print of each image in an image box;  

 

$700 | Digital Includes a custom disc or flash drive and case of your edited images (high-resolution with printing rights and low-resolution for online sharing); a minimum of 50 professionally edited images in an online gallery; an online slideshow to share with friends and family; and a 4×6 print of each image in an image box.

 

$450 | Standard Includes a minimum of 20 professionally edited images in an online gallery, an online slideshow to share with friends and family, and a 4×6 print of each image in an image box.

 

 

 

 

Here are just a few from the Class of 2014 /2015 

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St Augustine Photographer | Jacksonville Photographer : We were Published https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/4/my-photography-was-published   A few months ago I was asked by The Sisters of Life up in New York to take photos of two people here in St Augustine that were in the Cenacolo Community . A man named Ryan and a young lady named Erin . They were doing a article about them . And how the community has helped them.

Thanks to a dear catholic friend of mine she got me in touch with the Sisters of Life. I wnet out to the men's and women's residence to photograph them. and too photos of the things they did but that was not published . They just used the head shots . I am so honored to have my work published in a catholic magazine!

Here is the link to the Cenacolo Community http://www.comunitacenacolo.org/



Here is a link to The Sisters of Life PDF of the Magazine where my work is published http://www.sistersoflife.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/imprint-spring-2015-for-web2.pdf

 
 
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St Augustine Birth Photographer | Jacksonville Birth Photographer: Homebirth of Cassandra https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/4/the-homebirth-of-cassandra In the wee hours of the morning of March 16 I got the call from Leah that she thought she was in early labor. Being a birth doula also, I got up and prepared to head to her home. Because she was a fast laboring momma with her previous babies. 

This was the first birth I was just the birth photographer and not doula . However I have been to many births as a doula/photographer. 

I arrived close to 3 am. And Leah did not appear to be in active  labor . Even when she was silently pushing we could not tell! She was beautiful and amazing! Here baby was born around 5:30 am.

The gender of their baby was a surprise also. You can see in the photos the look of surprise. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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St Augustine Photographer | Renovated Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/3/newly-renovated-cathedral-basilica-of-st-augustine After over 3 months of being away from our home parish, The Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine, www.thefirstparish.org Due to major renovations . Here is current local news coverage http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/news/local/renovations-finished-cathedral-basilica-st-augusti/nkgG8/

My son altar served this morning at the  9 am Palm Sunday Mass and I took a few photos. I will do another more detailed photoshoot asap. But wanted to share a few photos . Mostly of the choir loft. And the new beautiful statue of Our Lady of La Leche. Locals know that the Mission and Shrine grounds has a very special to place, The Chapel where Our Lady of La Leche is . 

Enjoy a sneak peak :) 

 

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St Augustine Family Photographer | Jacksonville Family Photographer : Felicity is 9 https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/3/nine-years-of-felicity I can not believe today my 5th born child is 9 years old. Felicity Agnes was born at home on this day. I woke up at 3 am feeling 'crampy' and knew this must be the time. I did not wake anyone but got up and walked around. I decided to call my midwife, Sharon, at Fruitful Vine . She had been at birth all night and said she would head my way because my labors were fast.

My midwife arrived around 6:30 am. She told me I was "complete" but left me alone because oddly for me I had not urge to push. I hung out in the tub, then walked and walked the neighborhood. 

My other children were all up puking it was so sad to hear them. The sweet birth assistant Tanya was taking care of their needs. 

This went on for almost 4 hrs I recall. Then Sharon had me lay on my left side and pull my right leg up ....well that got her in position. I began to feel the urge to push. She was born quickly "facial presentation to the left"She was born at 10:42 am and  was 9 pounds 8 oz and 22 1/2 inches long. 

Her first year was rough, she was very high needs and colicy. I learned when she was a year she had Sensory Processing Disorder.  Anyone with a SPD child knows what I mean I have two actually.

She has always been homeschooled. She is now very active in academy soccer (her thing)  locally and just started violin lessons . However this week she fractured her wrist so that is all on hold.

 

Here is a slide show of various photos from various cameras (not all professional of course) 

 

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St Augustine Photographer | Jacksonville Photographer: Surfing At St Augustine Beach https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/2/surfing-at-st-augustine-beach We  are so blessed to live in such a beautiful place. My big kids  are longing to surf without wetsuits.....Still warmer than most parts of the country today. Yet my younger kids still get in the ocean year round. 

I decided upon hearing from my oldest daughter that there was "east swell" to head out with my kids and hopefully take a few surf action photos. 

The water is pretty cold right now! But it was a beautiful day and the surf was pretty narly ! 

 

 

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St Augustine Photographer |March For Life St Augustine 2015 https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2015/1/march-for-life-st-augustine-2015 On January 17, 2015 I participated in the local March for Life and was asked to photograph the event. My family has been helping and participating in the local March for Life St Augustine since it began here in 2007. We are active in our parish at the Cathedral basilica of St Augustine. 

The local newspaper used to cover the March however this year not a word !

Same goes for the local news they showed up after it was over at the town square . Reporting s 'low' turn out. As you will see in the 200 plus photos I have posted ( I took over 500) the March was HUGE. Stretching all the way south on  San Marco Avenue to the beginning of St George Street all the way north to the Mission grounds, where it began. 

I did also include photos of the VERY FEW Pro choice protesters because I believe in honest accurate reports.

We had people from Miami and the panhandle . IT was a peaceful March. Here is the link and also a slideshow.

 

http://lisaolschewskephotography.com/marchforlife2015

 

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St Augustine Birth & Family Photographer | Jacksonville Birth & Family Photographer : Amazing 2014 https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2014/12/thank-you-for-an-amazing-2014 I wish all of my friends and clients from this past year a very Happy Blessed New Year!   Thank each and every one of you for allowing me into your lives as your photographer!

Please enjoy this very special year in review slide show of just some of my work. 

~Lisa O

 

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St Augustine Photographer | Jacksonville Photographer : Ariano Family https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2014/12/ariano-family-photoshoot This family is always so much fun. I have been blessed to know them for several years now. I met mom at our local Big Latch On in Jacksonville, where I was also photographing the breastfeeding event. 

Two years ago I was Doula at Teo's home birth, which I also captured with my camera. Since then I have taken photos for birthdays and even her parents photos. 

 

This was a dreary, drizzling day in St Augustine, but we still managed to get some great photos. Even though the winds by the water really picked up. 

 

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lisaophotography@hotmail.com (Lisa Olschewske Photography) Augustine Beach Birth Christmas Family Lisa O Olschewske Photographer Photography SaintAugustine St StJohns family lifestyle light photographer sessions https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2014/12/ariano-family-photoshoot Mon, 29 Dec 2014 01:45:40 GMT
St Augustine Family Photographer | December Holiday Mini Sessions https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2014/12/december-holiday-mini-sessions WE are almost to the middle of December! Two weeks Until Christmas Day! I am going to be offering a few more mini sessions the next few weeks. SO even if are waiting for family to arrive go ahead and contact me to book your slot. I have a few spots available and will be offering slots during Christmas week to capture family together! 

If you have large families and many children you may wish to book a regular session, which is up to an hour or more for $250.00 and includes at least 25 (or more) high resolution digital images. 

 

December Mini Sessions:

$125.00 for a 30 minute session which  includes 5 professionally edited digital prints 

 

 

 

GIFT CERTIFICATES  are an option as well!

 

Have a Blessed Holiday Season and Merry Christmas (to those that celebrate) 

Lisa @ 904-806-3778

 

Here are a few of the locations I am offering :

 

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lisaophotography@hotmail.com (Lisa Olschewske Photography) Jacksonville Family Photographer Lisa Olschewske Photography St Augustine Birth Photographer St Augustine Photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2014/12/december-holiday-mini-sessions Thu, 11 Dec 2014 06:20:53 GMT
St Augustine Photographer | Jacksonville Photographer : November Mini Holiday Sessions https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2014/11/november-mini-holiday-photo-shoot-specials Can you believe it is already NOVEMBER?! The holidays will be here before you know it! A time to gather with friends and loved ones, a time to capture those moments together. 

I do not normally offer mini sessions as I feel it takes an hour or more to get children comfortable for photos, but I have had a huge demand so here goes! This is basically half price! I will still gladly book my regular hour plus photo shoots that are $250.00 with a minimum of 40 (or more) high resolution digital images! 

 November Mini Sessions:

 $125.00 for a 30 minute session, which includes 10 digital prints and a 8x10 . OR

 $150.00 for a 30 minute session, 10 digital prints, a 8x10 and 20 holiday cards!!

LIMITED SLOTS ARE AVAILABLE ( on weekends but I can book during the week also) This special is good until November 30.

call Lisa @ 904-806-3778 

 

Here are just a few of our locations and families 

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St Augustine Wedding Photographer | Caswell Wedding Jan 2013 https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2013/3/caswell-wedding-jan-2013  
In January I was asked to photograph a beach wedding. Anyone whom has done a beach wedding knows how challenging it can be. Wind, lots of white. But I am happy they are beautfiful.
 
















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St Augustine Family Photographer | Twins January 2013 https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2013/3/twins-photo-shoot-january-2013 These adorable twins are possibly going to be models! I took photos of their baptism, they are below. A few posts. They were so fun!
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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lisaophotography@hotmail.com (Lisa Olschewske Photography) lisa olschewske photography st augustine birth photographer st augustine family photographer st augustine photographer https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2013/3/twins-photo-shoot-january-2013 Mon, 04 Mar 2013 16:31:00 GMT
St Augustine Photographer | Jacksonville Photographer : HMS Bounty https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2012/11/hms-bounty HMS Bounty on Facebook. The link will tell you all you need to ever learn about The Bounty..I am SO glad I had took my family to see this beautiful ship this past spring.






















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St Augustine Photographer | Jacksonville Family Photographer : Jacksonville Zoo https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2012/2/jacksonville-zoo Took my children to the zoo this past week.....
 
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St Augustine Family Photographer | Jacksonville Family Photographer : Priscilla Bland Baptism https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2011/3/priscilla-valentine-bland-baptism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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lisaophotography@hotmail.com (Lisa Olschewske Photography) Baptism https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2010/12/john-henry-craig-baptism-oct-2-2010 Fri, 03 Dec 2010 09:04:00 GMT
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lisaophotography@hotmail.com (Lisa Olschewske Photography) Fraternus Lisa Olschewske Photography SaintAugustine St Augustine Birth Photographer St Augustine Photographer lifestyle https://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2010/12/fraternus-event-photo-shoot Fri, 03 Dec 2010 08:57:00 GMT