Family In-Home Photo Session

In home photo sessions are ideal because it is more relaxed and you are in a space that inherently has a lot of meaning for the family. I loved doing this photo session with my neighbors, whose kids are arguably among the cutest they come. Every photo session has an interesting story or mishap, and this one was no exception. As I sat them down on patio furniture, I asked them to lean close together so their faces were touching. As the daughter leaned close to her dad, her hair pin hit his face and caused a deep gash. He went inside for 10 minutes to clean up the blood but couldn’t get it to stop bleeding. Finally, his wife went inside and helped him put on a bandaid – which I had to edit out of the subsequent of the pictures. We laugh about it now–and it didn’t negatively affect the pictures, but it goes to show that anything can happen in a photoshoot!

I was ringing a bell around my neck and for a split second, both dogs looked. It was perfect.
We were careful not to cut any faces in this shot.

Family Photography at Treaty Oak Park

The weather is getting cooler and the early morning sun is gentle and sparkling at Treaty Oak Park. I had the pleasure of meeting with a beautiful family and playing under the trees. Their daughter had so much personality that I had fun capturing her different expressions.

Gotta loved the tongue out. I love this age.

Want to book a session at this park? Feel free to contact me!

Family Photo Session at Jacksonville Beach

Sunset at the beach is my favorite time and place. I was honored to capture the Stacey and her family’s photos. We met on Jacksonville Beach and sat close to the dunes, then played in the water. They good-naturedly knelt in the wet sand and splashed in the water and looked stunning the whole time (not something easy to pull off).

To make things more fun for their son, I had the father put him on his shoulders and I love the natural joy that came to his face. Just a moment in time for this beautiful family.

1-Year Old Family Photoshoot at the Docks (Walter Jones Historical Park)

It was a hot day, and there were beads of sweat running down our faces, but we sat on a bench with our popsicles until the sun turned from white to gold. As we stepped out onto the docks, it was worth it!

Happy to capture this milestone for this young family and their smiley baby. Can you believe in almost every picture he had a wide mouth smile? It made things so easy for me. My favorite was when he would look at his parents and laugh. You could tell he was a big fan.

Love the tongue smile.

Until next time–see you at sunset!

1-Year Old Photoshoot at Losco Park

Playing under the trees, chasing leaves, hiding in a wind-blown tent – all in an afternoon to celebrate this little boy and his family! I loved his goofy smile – all thanks to ticking and chasing from his mom. One year down and many to go.

I have to admit, I was a little winded after this shoot. Being with kids keeps you young!

Christmas Minis 2020 – Camp Milton

Are you ready to see all the beautiful families I photographed in November? Over two weekends, I met with eight families and I loved to see the dynamics of each one. Most of them had young children, and the parents and I had to get creative to get those smiles out, but we had a lot of fun.

The Lofgrans

The Donovans

The Garcias

The Carusos

The Daniels

The Bennetts

The Robinsons

The Lasseters

Thank you everyone for a wonderful time in the most wonderful time of the year! And I’m already thinking of ideas for next year’s Christmas minis….

Kids at Alpine Groves Park

With the end of summer, I wanted to capture one last glimpse of my baby’s first year. It has gone by so fast! In this quick photoshoot, I captured him standing, pointing with his one finger, and smiling with his goofy, toothy grin. Big brother and sister love to hug him and play with him (in between complaining about the heat).

Here is to treasuring the little moments:

I will always love his one-eye-bigger-than-the-other-smile.
The farmhouse has seen better days and is slated for renovation. I, myself, like the aging wood and growing vines, but I know it will be safer after the restoration.

In the next couple months, I will be gearing up to do Christmas Minis again! Hope you are excited to capture your family and have proof that you survived 2020. Let’s end on a good note.

Love,

Enge

2019 Christmas Minis are Coming!

I think what every mom/wife wants for Christmas is a good family picture. You would be surprised how hard that is to deliver. With grumpy husbands, underwear-flashing daughters, raspberry-blowing sons, crying babies, it’s a miracle we come out alive. I guess I’m just talking about my family, but if you feel the same way, let me make it easy for you. Come to my indoor studio and put a star on the tree, throw some cotton snowballs, and hug each other while smiling (only naturally, of course). I promise you’ll come out of it alive and with beautiful memories of the ones you love most!

Christmas Mini Sessions are just around the corner…

Date: Saturdays, November 16th & 23rd, 2019

Place: Indoor Studio (close to Losco Rd. in Mandarin area). Jacksonville, Florida

Times: Mornings, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

What: 20 minute mini-photo session (perfect for kiddos, quick family pictures, and Christmas cards).

Investment: $75

You get: 10 edited digital files/print release.

You can set up a time through here. You can also check out 2017’s Christmas Minis here and 2018’s Christmas Minis here. See you there!

Pumpkin Newborn Session

Fall and babies! This one is my own baby, so whether he likes it or not, he will now be my photography model. I bought some mini pumpkins with visions that he would hold it or lean against one but he thought them strange and cold. So here he is, dreaming among them.

My oldest two love their baby brother so much, it’s all I can do to keep them from smashing him. As they were holding him, he made bubbly butt music, which of course elicited the best smiles.

Don’t grow up too fast, little one.

Ocean Vista – Jacksonville Fishing Pier

While visiting my sister in Maui, I looked at the pictures on her walls and loved the beautiful vistas she had shot and edited personally. Her family could be seen in the distance. It seemed more like a visceral memory than portrait or a landscape. I strove to mimic that the next time I went to the beach. It happened to be with my other sister –who was visiting from Utah with her son and my mom. It was the end of the day, but the kids were loving the water, especially my nephew. It was his first time to see the ocean, and his laughter could be heard wafting over the white surf. I hope these pictures have a certain feeling – different from my other pictures. Perhaps it’s just a quiet moment in time in a place that is important to me.