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Kaylie | Gentle Beauty

 I admire strong women, passionate leaders and go-getters who make things happen. There are countless I could name that inspire me. Their strength is beautiful. But there is also another side to womanhood that I greatly admire – gentleness. It is often overlooked as weakness, but I don’t think so. There can be so much strength in gentleness. I think it can be one of the most mesmerizing qualities of womanhood. It is a mysterious and natural virtue that brings forth a certain je ne sais quoi. Whatever it is, Kaylie has it. Her beauty exudes from such a sweet and natural place. Her gentle soul is a priceless gem. It also doesn’t hurt that she’s effortlessly gorgeous. I am honored to call her friend.

Biltmore Estate

About this time last year, my sweet friend Ashley and I took a trip to visit the Biltmore. It was a surprise for my birthday. (I know, I lucked out in the friend department!) I realized today that I never shared those images and I wanted to remedy that immediately! It was one of those weekends that you never forget. It was the perfect time of year with the perfect friend. Cheesy, I know…but it’s true. I’m so glad we took a few images before our tour of the estate. I will treasure them forever. I wish I could have taken photos inside because it was all so mesmerizing. Thanks for the trip of a lifetime Ash!

 She couldn’t be more beautiful, right? Love that girl!

 Seriously, such a stunner!

Epping Forest Maternity Session

The Epping Forest Yacht Club is one of my favorite venues in Jacksonville. Of course, any place with beautiful architecture is bound to make my little heart skip a beat. Add a stylish mama to that mix and we have something truly amazing. Lynnell is a girl of style. She has such a keen eye for details and pulling together a fabulous look. Can we just talk about her dress for a moment? How gorgeous!  It was such a pleasure to work with this gorgeous mama and her sweet little family. 

Samantha - October 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Beautiful session! That last image is absolutely magical!
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Lauren & Ryan | Santa Rosa Beach Engagement

Lauren & Ryan are one of the most natural couples I’ve ever met. They are perfectly relaxed together, so effortlessly comfortable. I love getting to see the uniqueness of how each couples are together. It’s one of my favorite things about my job. No one is exactly the same and it is such an honor to showcase each individual love. Pinterest is great, but no one can ever replicate another love. It’s just not doable. You can however, create something beautiful and personal to you. That is my goal.

I’m so looking forward to their sweet South Carolina wedding this Spring! It is such pleasure know these two love birds!

 

Samantha - October 17, 2014 - 4:13 pm

So so pretty! I just love your work, it’s absolutely stunning!

Mother & Daughter | Santa Rosa Beach Film Photographer

I guess it’s because I’m a new mom that this image pulls my heartstrings so much. There is something so special about a mama and her girl. It’s a beautiful bond. These two were the sweetest and I can’t wait to share more of their sweet beach-side session. These two beauties were a dream to create art with by the pastel colored sea waters. It has me longing for my little one to be old enough to explore the beach with me. One thing is for sure, I could photograph mama’s and their babies all day long!

 

Samantha Stortecky - September 26, 2014 - 4:38 pm

This is such a gorgeous capture, so dreamy and precious!