As moms, we want to remember the firsts, the “big” moments and the little ones. The smiles (and tears!), laughter and hugs and this time of motherhood and parenting that go too fast. To help you capture these moments before they pass by, we’ve put together a Guide to our Favorite Local Photographers in the Jacksonville area. From maternity to newborn, family, weddings, holiday photos, and even boudoir photos, 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 exclusive, full-service portrait studio located in Fleming Island, FL, and serves the greater Jacksonville area and beyond. In order to create heirloom keepsakes and artwork that you’ll be thrilled to display and showcase in your home, you and April will collaborate in designing your session, and then view your images through an in-person reveal and ordering appointment – which means you’ll have her professional assistance every step of the way! While April is specially-trained in newborn posing and safety, offering a complete photographic study of your newest little addition (including family), she also offers custom on-location or studio portrait sessions, including the newly-added “Girls Day Out” experience for you and whomever you most wish to be photographed with (complete with hair and makeup). April is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and the National Association of Professional Child Photographers, and is listed among the Top Newborn and Portrait Photographers in Jacksonville.
Carrie Adams Photography
Carrie Adams is a natural light photographer specializing in newborns and offers convenient in-home sessions. Her former 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 of A Speights Photography specializes in newborn, children and family. 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 and works with each family, gathering information about personality, color preference and styling in order to give them memories they will value and treasure forever. Ashley serves clients in the greater Jacksonville area as well as St. Augustine and Southern GA.
Hillary Lauren Photography
Hillary Lauren is an international, award-winning, professional photographer who specializes in family portraiture. She earned her Master’s in Education and spent several years as a classroom teacher, therefore, she has a wonderful sense of working with children. Hillary Lauren also has two very active, high-energy, fun-loving little boys and adores capturing candid moments of her family when she’s not found behind the lens photographing her clients with their families. It has been just over three years since Hillary Lauren moved from Boston, MA with her family and she has loved meeting so many wonderful families through her photography business throughout the greater Jacksonville/St. Augustine area!
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.
Photographer Amanda Chapman specializes in newborn, children, families, maternity, engagement, and wedding photography. As a natural light and Lifestyle photographer, she loves to meet new people and share her passion with them through the honor of capturing their special moments. When she’s not chasing around her 3 kids or volunteering at her church or child’s school, she’s out capturing those special memories.
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