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As moms, we want to remember the firsts, the “big” moments and the little ones. The smiles (and tears!), laughter and hugs. To help you capture these moments before they pass by, we’ve put together a Guide to Photographers in the Jacksonville area. From maternity to newborn, family, weddings, holiday photos and more, we hope this becomes your go-to list when looking for all of your family’s photography needs.
Rya Duncklee Studios
Rya Duncklee Studios is an exclusive, full-service studio offering photography and videography services to the Jacksonville and surrounding areas. Specializing in hybrid first-year milestone photography, with specialties in maternity, newborn, baby, and one-year portraits. Rya Duncklee Studios also creates short family films for clients wanting something extra special and unique. The unique, full-service studio offers an end-to-end design service for clients, complete with custom framing and complimentary installation. Rya is an international, award-winning professional photographer who is also an active member of both PPA and NAPCP. Rya is available for commissions worldwide.
Mary Huszcza of 8.08 Photography specializes in births, newborn, and the first year. She also offers milestone sessions for older babies/children and families on a limited basis. Mary has trained, both online and in person, with some of the most prominent newborn photographers in the industry. She received a Master’s Degree in occupational therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina and has spent 15 years working with babies and children with special needs. You can rest assured that Mary has the training and skills necessary to safely handle the most important little person in your life and deliver beautiful images that you’ll treasure forever.
April Peebles Photography
April Peebles Photography is an experienced boutique portrait studio in the greater Jacksonville area which utilizes both natural and studio light. While April has special training with newborns and loves photographing them, she is also known for her maternity, family, and baby’s first-year images. Whether you want a lifestyle session or something more stylized, the studio offers a custom experience complete with a design consultation and in-person ordering appointment to ensure you’re getting just what you envision and any questions are answered. April also makes it a priority to aid clients in displaying their beautiful images around their home or office. She is a member of the PPA and available for commissions worldwide.
Carrie Adams Photography
Carrie Adams is a natural light photographer specializing in newborns and offers convenient in-home sessions. When she’s not photographing newborns, Carrie is busy caring for them in the NICU. Her career as a NICU nurse is what inspired her love for newborn photography. Carrie is extremely comfortable handling newborns and safety is her number one priority. Babies are a true blessing, and she loves to capture the innocence of the newborn stage because they really do grow up fast.
Pink Pelican Photography
Pink Pelican Photography believes that family is to be cherished above all. Children remind us of innocence, goodness, and pure joy, they are treasured beyond measure. A newborn is a breath of new life, an unimaginable love that one could never expect. Recorded family heritage offers self-esteem to every child and Pink Pelican Photography values creating images and art pieces that are meant for generations to hold dear. Remember and cherish this sweet moment in Pink Pelican Photography’s brand-new newborn studio or on location for maternity, family, and children portraits.
Corinna Hoffman Photography
Corinna Hoffman is a photographer for happy people! Specializing in family, maternity, newborn, baby, and children lifestyle portraits, Corinna just loves documenting special moments in life on photos! She loves to go wherever creativity leads her with her camera in tow and believes travel is good for our soul. Studio portraits also available and located in the heart of Riverside by appointment only.
Amanda Dennette Photography
Jacksonville, Florida-based photographer Amanda Dennette Chitwood is one of Jacksonville’s premier portrait photographers, specializing in maternity, newborn, child, family, and senior photography. Being one of Jacksonville’s finest children’s and family photographers, she strives to capture the magic and innocence of childhood and the cohesiveness that is unique to your family. Whether you prefer a session on the beautiful Florida coast, or a cozy session in a park, or at your home, Amanda will deliver beautiful portraits catered to your family’s needs. Although based in Jacksonville, FL, Amanda also is available for travel throughout the Greater Jacksonville Metropolitan area and Orange Park, St. Augustine, Callahan, Yulee and Southeast GA.
A Speights Photography
Ashley Speights with A Speights Photography is a natural light photographer specializing in newborn, children and families. Ashley’s passion for the art of photography combined with her love for little ones gives her insight to capture a raw, natural, soft feel, which aids in showcasing those precious personalities. From the tiniest crinkly baby feet and toes to the wonderment in a babies eyes, her tone exudes warmth and tenderness. Ashley is quick to make people feel comfortable with themselves and works with each family gathering information about personality, color preference and styling in order to give them memories they will value and treasure. Ashley serves clients in the greater Jacksonville area as well as St. Augustine and Southern GA.
MColicho Photography wants to capture you, your children, emotions and moments that may not repeat again. Emotive, soulful photography of pregnancy, your baby and growing family. Outdoor or your cozy indoor, it doesn’t matter, all Monika with MColicho Photography needs is you! MColicho Photography is located in and around Jacksonville/St. Johns, and is published and recognized by multiple magazines.
Hillary Lauren Photography
Hillary Lauren specializes in family portraiture, capturing moments quickly and organically. With previous focus on wedding and engagement photography, she understands that moments with children move fast and are truly precious! If she’s not at home chasing her two little boys around, she is chasing her client’s children on the beach or at a park, bringing a genuine love and true passion for photography to each of her sessions. She recently moved to St. Augustine with her family from Boston, MA and has loved every minute of soaking up this beautiful area behind the lens of her camera!
Megan Soto Photography
Megan Soto Photography is a family centered, family run business. With an emphasis on emotions Megan Soto Photography focuses on lifestyle family photography, striving to capture genuine moments that are a true representation of your present stage of life. With a background in working with children with special needs and three children of her own, you can trust Megan to be patient with your family.