Adventuring around St Augustine

Whitney Clark

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Well..if I would ever get emotional over a photo session…this would definitely be it!

Not only was this my last photo session before maternity leave, but it was also a senior session for my little cousin, Whitney ❤️I cannot believe she is already graduating and going to college! She has decided to go to USF this coming Fall, and she’s so excited to embark on this new adventure in Tampa.

This last week, Whitney and her boyfriend, Tyler, drove up to Jacksonville (two and a half hours away from home) for her senior session! We decided to head over to St Augustine to hit up some spots and explore the area a little bit. Thankfully Whitney and Tyler were gracious and didn’t mind walking slow for their 34 week pregnant photographer 😂

We had a blast exploring St Augustine…all of the beautiful old buildings and colorful walls made for fun backdrops ✨ Whitney was precious and Tyler helped keep her laughing throughout the shoot- you can tell by some of the photos which times he probably said something crazy to her behind the scenes.

We did all of the fun things: explore the town, eat good food, drink some Kookaburra coffee, and even ended with photos on the beach 🌴After living far away from family for about eight years, it was nice to use this time to catch up with these two and make some memories together!

Check out more of my beautiful cousin below…

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Whitney,

I still remember playing with you as a toddler, and can’t believe that you are now old enough to graduate. I loved every second spent with you on this session, and I’m looking forward to many more visits with you to come (And Tyler too) 💕I can’t wait to see what the Lord does in this next chapter of your life. I’m so proud of you and love you so much!

Until next time…

XOXO, Natalie

Funky and Fresh

Kaitlyn Hood

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Meet Kaitlyn Hood, or you can just call her KK 💕She’s a senior at Creekside High school and is planning on attending Florida State University this fall. You may be wondering where the title of this blog post comes from and why I chose to name it “Funky and Fresh”…well miss KK told me that this was recently chosen as her personal tagline 😂I think that fact alone should show you how fun and carefree this girl is!

We met up for our session at Walter Jones Park, and thankfully the rain stayed away long enough to grab some shots of this beautiful girl! This park is perfect for sessions because of all the fun buildings and backdrops around- not to mention the gorgeous Azaleas that are in bloom right now too 🌺

I absolutely loved spending the afternoon with KK and her momma, Heather 🤗Quickly into our session I realized what a HAM this senior is! Heather said that she has been training her kiddos to pose in front of the camera their whole lives. I just want to say a quick thank you to all the moms out there that do this, because it always pays off when it comes to senior sessions 🙌🏻

Needless to say, Kaitlyn did an amazing job in front of the camera! Check out for yourself…

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Kaitlyn and Heather,

It was a pleasure meeting and working with you both ✨Thank you for making an afternoon at the park so much fun! KK..thank you for making us laugh multiple times throughout the shoot. So sorry I didn’t have better jokes to help you “laugh on command” 😂I look forward to working with you ladies again in the future.

Until next time…

XOXO, Natalie

Dressed to the Nines

Carter Cockerham

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Do you remember my friend Carter Cockerham?! You may not recognize him this time without the beard 😝Carter is graduating is just a few short months from now…three months to be exact! To say he is excited is an understatement 🎓

For the second half of Carter’s senior session, we went to a location I had never been to before. The Cockerham family introduced me to Epping Forrest- and I am forever grateful! This place is absolutely gorgeous…every where you look is the perfect photo spot 👌🏻I felt like I almost didn’t know where to start with Carter’s session because I loved every part of this location.

Last time we had a photo session, Carter was wearing running gear and some casual clothes (not to mention freezing to death). This time he wore a suit and tie, cap and gown, and even some sunglasses…he was one cool dude 😎I love when seniors bring a variety of looks to their photo sessions!

Check out more from Carter’s session below…

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Carter,

Thanks for killing it at the second half of your senior session!! I’m excited to see where God takes you next in life. You’ll do awesome!

Until next time…

XOXO, Natalie


Always Full of Joy

Casey Jackson

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Meet this sweet senior, Casey Jackson 🎓 She is in our youth group, and we have absolutely loved getting to know her this year! As you can probably tell from our photos from the session, she always has a smile on her face and is full of joy.

For Casey’s senior session, Janet (Casey’s mom) said that they were looking for a beach location and a park, so of course we decided to meet up at Anastasia State Park 🌾 That morning was a pretty dreary and rainy start; however, we decided to stick it out. Thankfully, the sun came out and it ended up being a gorgeous day!

We had a blast exploring and using the many fun props they brought ✨ They decided to bring all of the things Casey loves: the bible, Minnie Mouse ears, and even a surf board. This past year, the Jackson family went to Hawaii and Casey found her new love of surfing!

One of my favorite parts of our session, was being able to capture the journey Casey has been on in her life ❤️As a baby, she was not able to walk. She had to wear braces on her feet to aid her in this struggle. As you can see, the Lord has carried her through and she is now walking, dancing, and even running with the birds! We lined up the braces she used to wear, along with her standing on her own two feet 🙌🏻 Matthew 19:26 could not be a more fitting verse for this sweet girl!

Check out more of her photo session below…

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Casey and Janet,

I had a blast with you both (and Chris, too!) 💕Thank you for hiking around this State Park with me and even carrying that heavy surf board. It was all worth it, I’d say!

Until next time…

XOXO, Natalie