The big question when it comes to booking family photos is where do we go?! So far I'm learning that clients are either adamant about going to the beach, or anywhere BUT the beach. Usually this means a lot of emails back in forth combined with them scrolling my social media pages to see what appeals to them. I thought it would be fun to do a blog series where I share some of my favorite locations - to help current and prospective clients decide where to go. Or maybe you are a fellow photographer looking to mix things up - hi!
Disclaimer - you'll notice most of these locations are close to my home, Nocatee. With the stage of life I am in with parenting young kids and being a wife to a husband who works and all that jazz, it works best for me right now. AND a lot of my clients are fellow neighbors who live in Nocatee so I think they appreciate the convenience as well. That's not to say I won't travel to other areas of greater- Jacksonville and welcome all clients from around the area.
Anyway, first on my list is Twenty Mile in Nocatee. I hosted mini sessions and a variety of family sessions here in the fall. I think it is a nice alternative to other boardwalks in Nocatee as it tends to have less golf cart traffic.
The session I am sharing below was actually a mini session, believe it or not. Their boys were just SO sweet and photogenic that I was able to capture so many genuine moments and deliver a ton of photos. Love when that happens! Scroll down for lots of goofy and sweet moments!
Next on my list is to share photos from the Nocatee Greenway, another popular location the community!
As a side note - since moving to Florida last year, it has been a fun adventure to explore new locations and be creatively inspired by all of the beauty Florida has to offer. I won't lie that there were times I felt like I was in a creative rut in Ohio as all of the outdoor locations tend to look similar - think trees (with leaves only half the year, haha), tall grass, etc. I knew those locations like the back of my hand from shooting there all of the time. On one hand it was super nice from a lighting perspective, but as a creative it is such a breath of fresh air to mix things up and I am loving exploring all of these new (to me) locations. As always, thanks for reading :)