Our Favorite Local Photographers in Jacksonville

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Guide to Jacksonville Photographers

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 videography, we hope this becomes your go-to list when looking for all of your family’s photography needs.

Ryaphotos

A Florida native, raised in a small city along the Gulf Coast, Rya Duncklee of Ryaphotos is honored to document family narratives through films & photos. Specializing in coastal portraits, Rya’s purpose is to create bespoke & captivating films and photographs for families in the St. Augustine and surrounding areas. Rya is an internationally recognized, 26x award-winning child and family photographer with over 10 years of experience as well as an active member and educator of both the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and the National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP).

“I have used quite a few photographers for my family over the years, but have never found anyone of quite the caliber of Rya. She brought my visions into fruition, and she takes such an artistic and beautiful approach to photography. I can not recommend her highly enough; she has captured memories and emotions my family and I will truly treasure forever. Side note… I have 3 kids and told my husband after the photoshoot that there was absolutely no way anything great could’ve come out of the session (because, well, they were being active and not entirely cooperative kids). I actually cried tears of joy when I received over 40 pictures that were truly outstanding. The hardest part was narrowing down which ones I could put on my walls…”

— The Copeland Family, Texas

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8.08 Photography

Mary Huszcza of 8.08 Photography magically preserves your most treasured moments in life. Specializing in maternity, newborn, and milestone portraits, she provides a full-service, tailored client experience that has been carefully crafted over years of working with families. With nearly 2 decades working as a pediatric occupational therapist you can feel confident that she will safely handle your newborn and comfortably interact with all of your little ones. At the end of your session, 8.08 Photography provides you with only the finest art pieces designed to last over lifetimes.

“Mary is a baby whisperer. As a fellow photographer, I cannot compliment her patience with newborns enough! I love every single image in our gallery and will be forever grateful to have these memories!”

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AZ Photo Jax

AZ Photo Jax is a full-service portrait photography studio specializing in contemporary headshots, High School Seniors, Family, and Pets. AZ Photo Jax is passionate about creating vibrant and empowering portraits for our clients. There is no time like the present to celebrate the accomplishments, people, and pets in your life. Collaborate with AZ Photo Jax to create something truly special for your family, business, or brand. Sessions are available in-studio, outdoors, or on-location. Professional wardrobe styling, hair, and makeup services are available to enhance your experience. Abra Zawacki, the owner of AZ Photo Jax, has an MFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art & Design and has spent the last fifteen years working in portrait photography and college art education. Her services extend to the greater Jacksonville and Beaches area.

“”Abra listened to our needs and the results are beautiful! My entire family came in from out of town for our session. I thought a photo shoot would be stressful, but Abra put everyone at ease, with pre-planning tips and easy prompts for the whole group to follow. Best of all, everyone had fun! She captured everyone’s natural smiles and genuine expressions. I can’t express how much it means to our family to have these memories displayed in our home.” 

— Jennifer King

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MColichio Photography

MColichio Photography is owned by Monika, a maternity, newborn, childhood, and family photographer located in Jacksonville, Florida. She is serving Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, and Ponte Vedra areas and is also open for travel. Documenting your life, your soul, and your precious ones, big or small, is what she loves the most. She sees emotions, raw details, and simple beauty through her lens, and with the help of natural light, she wants to capture them for you. Her work is recognized and awarded in many photography blogs and magazines all over the country and Europe. Life is full of beautiful moments. I promise I will not let them pass through your fingers.

“My wife and I cannot say enough how fantastic it was to work with Monika for our maternity session. We waited a little longer than we should have to schedule things (maternity session almost became newborn pics!) but Monika was responsive and flexible to get us set up on short notice. The day itself was very relaxed, and Monika definitely has a gift for keeping things light and enjoyable. I would say she did a great job balancing giving direction to us when needed, with also standing back and letting us express ourselves naturally. We have worked with photographers who went a little too far to either extreme, but Monika has a knack for striking the right balance. Overall we are very satisfied and would recommend her to anyone.”

— David

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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.

“Where do I begin? I met Corinna when she was the photographer for my best friend’s wedding, where I was a bridesmaid, and instantly loved her. When I got engaged, I knew immediately who I wanted as our photographer for our engagement and wedding. She is such a sweet person, always a professional, and is so good at making her clients feel at ease. I treasure all the moments she has captured for us and have them displayed all over the walls of our home. My husband and I just had our second child and did a newborn session with her for our new baby, just like we did with our first son because Corinna is our forever photographer, there to capture every milestone.”

— Beverly C.

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B.Lovely Photography

Jen Beasley of B.Lovely Photography is a storytelling photographer, specializing in families, motherhood & newborns. If you’re looking for someone to capture the goodness of this age, this stage; whatever that looks like for your family, Jen is your girl! The in-between, un-posed moments during a session; the messy, full of love, goodness that you’ll never want to forget, that’s what BLP focuses on. You can usually find Jen chasing the sun on the beach for sessions, but on-location in your favorite spot is always a good idea! Looking to book your next family session or milestone moment? Reach out! Creating beautiful galleries for families just like yours would be so much fun!

“Absolutely loved working with Jen from B.Lovely Photography! She was so helpful in all points leading into things with the scheduling process, styling, and overall communication. As a photographer, she is an amazing storyteller with the camera during the shoot. Her ability to capture our energy exchange, moments of magic, and overall emotions were truly exceptional. She made it fun for us all and the shoot itself now holds lots of happy memories for us as a family. The turnaround time on the photos and the quality of her work was just FANTASTICstoryteller!”

— Katie Robinson

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Tracy Lynn Photography

Tracy Lynn Photography specializes in family, lifestyle newborn, and children’s portraits. Tracy strives to make photography sessions fun for the whole family. Your session will feature a combination of traditional portraits and intimate candid moments. Tracy is recognized as a Master Family Photography with the National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP). Tracy Lynn Photography serves Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, and all NE Florida locations.

“Well, you’ve done it once again Tracy. I’m over here with tears in my eyes looking at these photos. As always, you have genuinely captured the faces and personalities, and souls of WHO WE ARE. I don’t know how you do it, but I am so grateful for you.”

— Suzi

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Rina Coker Photography

Rina Coker is a published boutique photographer serving all areas of Jacksonville. Rina specializes in helping parents cherish this sweet season of their life through timeless, authentic, and joyful artwork that can be treasured for a lifetime. Specialties include maternity, newborn, milestone, and family sessions. Your session can take place outdoors or in the comfort of your home. By providing a stress-free experience, parents are able to just relax and enjoy the process. Her lifestyle approach is perfect for families who are looking for unposed, untraditional images filled with joy and love. Playing, hugging, butterfly kisses, and having fun are highly encouraged in your session!

“Rina was an absolute joy to work with! She definitely has an eye for photography. She has a way of capturing the moment! She keeps everyone involved and the atmosphere light (including those disgruntled husbands who are only there to keep the peace lol).”

— Cathy

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Dunlop Photography Studio

Year after year, families come back to Dunlop Photography Studio for their signature style . . . Photography to Celebrate Life.
Deanne believes portraits belong on walls, communicating to our children that they are loved and cherished. A professional family portrait is a work of art, a celebration of motherhood and family life, a treasure to last a lifetime. The studio’s focus is on building relationships and caring for clients as their families grow and change – from maternity to newborn, family sessions on the beach, and high school senior portraits. Stop by their Beaches Town Center portrait studio for a complimentary consultation and learn about the studio’s concierge service and the wide variety of portrait products they offer.

Dunlop Photography

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ReAnna Nicole Photography

ReAnna is a photographer in Jacksonville, FL focused on maternity, newborn, baby, children, and family photography. She currently serves Jacksonville and the surrounding areas of Northeast Florida. She also provides one of a kind beach sessions during the golden hours, specializing in natural light photography that captures an authentic moment in time. A photograph shows not only what we look like, but also our true personality and who we are. ReAnna’s hope is to create beautiful images for you and your family to cherish forever! Contact her today to book your session!

ReAnna Nicole Photography

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Erin Elyse Photography

Erin specializes in beautifully capturing your timeless memories and turning them into luxurious works of art. Through in-home studio newborn sessions and on-location maternity and family portraits, she will help you preserve your family’s legacy in photographs that will be treasured now, and for generations to come.
As an internationally published and award-winning photographer, Erin dedicates herself to creating a genuine, fun, and memorable experience for her families. She is both a mom of 3 and a former elementary school teacher, who knows the importance of capturing the intimate moments and details that make your family so special. From the first inquiry to the delivery of heirloom quality artwork, Erin Elyse Photography provides a luxury one-of-a-kind experience to families in Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine, and the surrounding areas of Northeast Florida.

Erin Elyse

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Born in Jacksonville and raised in New Orleans and Houston, Megan attended college in Knoxville, then worked in Nashville. From her nomadic lifestyle grew a love for the beach, as well as a fondness for Cajun food and jazz, Texas BBQ, Tennessee football, and everything Music City. She is a work-from-home mompreneur with a passion for business, fashion, fitness, community, and all things mom. Having fallen in love with her parents’ hot plumber Mike in 2007, she married him two years later in her parents’ backyard. After their spunky curly-haired charmer Kingsley was born in February 2010, Megan decided not to return to her job. While spending time as a stay-at-home mom, however, she realized that Jacksonville was lacking some important resources for moms–so in August 2012, she asked her friend Vicky to join her in starting Jacksonville Moms Blog, now Jacksonville Mom. Megan loves learning more about her city; connecting with other moms, as well as connecting moms with one another; and discovering new local businesses. As the blog has grown, so has her family: in May 2014, she and Mike welcomed a spirited baby boy named Britton. When she’s not working on Jacksonville Mom, you can find Megan sweating it out with other moms, shooting skeet with Mike, or running around on the beach with her energetic duo!

9 COMMENTS

  1. We love mcolichio photography. Monika is so sweet but creates such beautiful, powerful images. We can’t recommend her more highly!

  2. Love the list, however, I would certainly suggest including Crystal Hicks of Dawning Focus Photography, LLC! She has a unique eye in capturing the emotion of the moment, and beauty of the subject!! She has been fortunate enough to be published in several publications. Check out her facebook page!

  3. Would highly recommend Ariel Rose Photography be added! She’s magic with babies and her photos are always stunning. She has a studio locally.

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