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.
Rya Duncklee of Ryaphotos offers an exclusive, full-service photography experience in Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding areas of Ponte Vedra and Saint Augustine Beach. Specializing in maternity, newborn and baby photography with a concentration in making films for families, Rya includes a special video service with every portrait session. This unique product lends to a signature style Rya is known for. Rya is an internationally recognized, 16x award-winning child and family photographer with nearly 10 years of experience as well as an active member of both the Professional Photographers of America and the National Association of Professional Child Photographers. Phone: 904-878-4234
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 PHOTOGRPAHY
Carrie Adams is a natural light photographer specializing in newborns, offers convenient in-home sessions and has a love for outdoor photography. 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 PHOTGRAPHY
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.
WILD OLIVE PHOTOGRAPHY
Ashley Speights of Wild Olive 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.
MColichio Photography is owned by Monika Colichio, a maternity, newborn, childhood and family photographer located in Jacksonville, Florida. She is serving Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach and Ponte Vedra areas and also opened for travel. Her work is recognized and awarded in many photography blogs and magazines all over the country and published in the UK. Documenting your life, your soul, 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.
SAMANTHA MCBRIDE PHOTOGRAPHY
Samantha McBride is an award-winning photographer based in Jacksonville, FL. With a playful approach, she guides families through poses and games to create a beautiful photo session to remember for years to come. A former writer and advertising firm owner, Samantha’s passion for storytelling comes through in her work, which has been featured in leading magazines and publications around the world. In addition to being a family photographer, she is an industry speaker and educator. When not working, Samantha can be found with her husband and 4 children, getting out on adventures with them as often as possible!
AZ PHOTO JAX
Classic Portrait Photography for the Lighthearted & Adventurous! Specializing in one of a kind portrait sessions for families and kiddos, Abra Zawacki loves to photograph clients in settings that convey a bit of who they are and what they love, with the end result being beautifully crafted artwork. Abra has an MFA in Photography and has spent the last decade working in college art education, portraiture, and documentary photography. Her services extend to the greater Jacksonville and Beaches area.
CHRISTINA BLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY
Embodying emotion and feeling, Christina’s photography captures intimate moments and the beautiful simplicity of day-to-day life. She developed her striking style over a lifetime spent behind the lens, receiving her first camera at a young age from her father. Her joie de vivre extends beyond the camera. When she isn’t shooting, she’s visiting local galleries, discovering new scenic landscapes, and laughing with her son.
AG Videography is a Jacksonville, FL based cinematography company. A husband and wife team that loves the creative process of capturing memories in the most engaging form, video. With their recently launched new service “Little One Films” AG Videography offers a unique and timeless way to keep the memories of who your child is now forever.
Stacy Snow of SnowBlessed Photography loves all things bold, bright, and colorful. She loves all genres of photography but really has a passion for children and families. Stacy strives to provide a personalized, fun, and stress-free experience to all of her clients, and as a mom to 4 wonderful and crazy children, you can expect her to be energetic and patient with all of your kids. Serving the greater Jacksonville/St. Johns area.
NINA LOUVIER PHOTOGRAPHY
Nina Louvier specializes in children, families, maternity, engagement, and wedding photography. Her work incorporates a dreamy whimsical feel mixed with some artistry and a little surrealism. Coming from a multicultural background she easily connect with people from all over the world. She have been fortunate enough to have shot onsite in some of the most beautiful locations including Canada, New York City and Puerto Rico to name a few. Now she is very excited to be part of the Jacksonville/St. Johns area. Nina is a mom, a coffee lover, a traveler and a memories collector.
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