Family Beach Photo Session | by St Augustine Photographer, Karen Favorite
The Hilling family was a ray of sunshine on this bright summer day. While vacationing in Saint Augustine, they took the time to get their family pictures taken on our sandy beaches.
Vilano Beach, Florida Family Beach Photography
Loved their happy faces and most adorable children! Such a joy to work with and photograph wonderful people.
White and khaki never goes out of style! While we often recommend color combinations for family outfits, there is a classic simplicity with the tried-and-true. If you’re trying to plan what to wear for your beach pictures, white blouses and polo shirts are easy to match with tan capri pants and shorts. Plus little girls always look adorable in a white eyelet sundress and hair bow!
Kids are precious and silly! And they grow up too fast!!! We love looking back at pictures of our children (if only I could freeze time). The Hillings will love and cherish these candid moments captured forever. No matter your budget or type of camera – shoot, shoot, shoot. You can never have too many photos.
This brother and sister duo were so sweet. The gnats were bad, the weather was hot and humid (of course), and these two kids were real troopers! They even had fun.
Family is what life is about. It’s our legacy. And photographing families is a real privilege and joy. Thank you!
Alexis from this photo session left a short and sweet review, “Wonderful experience! Efficient, kind, professional and patient! We love the photos we ended up with. Thanks Karen!”
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“Very professional and quick to respond to emails and phone calls. It stormed on our first try and they were very flexible rescheduling our family. Our proofs were ready for preview very quickly. I would highly recommend and use them again.” – Erin
“Book with confidence! They respond quickly to every question. Work with you on planning. Deliver a superior product in a timely fashion. Go above and beyond basic customer service! Trust them with your treasured photos. We used Favorite Photography for a family photo shoot on the beach. Our family vacation is now a very pleasant memory with many photos to remember the great time we had in St. Augustine. A bonus we found out this family business goes back many generations and your pictures are prepared on site. Karen worked so well with our family and we have only kind words for her!” – Cindy
We had the great opportunity of shooting Chloe’s St Augustine senior pictures.
Ballerina | St Augustine Senior Pictures | Chloe is a talented dancer with St Augustine Dance Academy
These are just a few of our favorite photos! During the photo shoot we walked around downtown Saint Augustine and around the Lightner Museum. She had two different outfits that express her life as a ballerina and a student graduating from high school.
Jerry and Karen Favorite always enjoy shooting senior sessions, but this one was particularly wonderful. Chloe has a natural, relaxed personality mixed in with dedication and great pose. Love those pointe ballet shoes and adorable white tutu!
Favorite Studios is your local Florida family beach photographer. These are pictures of the marvelous McCormick family who gathered in Amelia Island for some fun memories together. Jerry Favorite had the honor to photograph this great group of kids, parents and grandparents.
Amelia Island, Florida Family Beach Photographer + Photo Album
Blues and grays mixed with pretty patterns made for casual yet classy outfits. Florida’s natural environment of warm browns, greens and soft blues are picture perfect.
Trees like this great old oak, sand dunes and the Atlantic Ocean are a timeless backdrop and a perfect place to play and get lots of fun photos.
These pictures were used in their family photo album they received. Our “Favorite Portrait Package” is a great value, the best investment of any vacation. The photo package includes includes the session on location, photo gallery online, all high resolution adjusted images with print rights, plus a premium 20-page 8×8 photo album. An ideal way to always remember those most cherished family moments.
We just love to photograph amazing families all along our East Coast. From Amelia Island, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Saint Augustine Beach to on down to Palm Coast, and everything in between. Vilano Beach and Crescent Beach are two of our favorite beaches for family photos. If you’re looking for a little variety in addition to just beautiful sandy beaches, consider these two options. Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park in north Jacksonville by Mayport Naval Station offers wooded nature trails, a lake setting, a great beach walkover and sand dunes. Washington Oaks Gardens State Park south of River to Sea Preserve by Marineland has a lovely garden side and a beautiful beach side with coquina rocks. These family pictures were taken in the popular vacation destination of Amelia Island, Florida.
The Rodey family from Maryland traveled to Florida for their summer vacation and was looking for a St Augustine family beach photographer. We are so happy they found Favorite Photography and chose us to capture their memories.
Saint Augustine Beach Photos + Family Album
With three children, plus spouses and a total of 5 grandkids all traveling from around the U.S., scheduling a family photo session is a great way to remember this special time. Plus it’s lots of fun taking pictures on the beach!
Blues, greens, pinks and coral colors looked wonderful in the beach photos. Each family coordinated their outfits without being to matchy-matchy. Mixing solids with pretty patterns is a nice way to create balance when picking out the wardrobe for your family portrait. Natural white beach sand, soft greens and tans of the sea oats and blues of the ocean waves and sky are a perfect backdrop.
We love photographing outside, especially during the golden hour. Because as the sun is setting, we get most beautiful natural light on the beach. Plus it tends to be a tad bit cooler in the early evening, with a nice breeze… and we’ll take all the help we can to beat a little summer heat and intense sunshine.
Finally, what better way to preserve these cherished moments at the beach than with one of our premier family photo albums. Our custom made albums are made with ultra thick pages, archival photographic printing and hard bound cover. They are a durable, Italian flush-mount style that lays flat when opened. We have a variety of cover materials used in a traditional book binding process. Made to last for generations. Families love these keepsake albums. Forever reminder of their St Augustine, Florida vacation and precious time with loved ones.
Here is a sample of some of our Favorite Photography photo album cover materials. Either a gray linen, natural linen, soft metallic silver, brown leather, black leather, off-white textured or country-chic burlap.
Jerry had the pleasure and honor to photograph Shequila and Marcus’ lovely downtown St Augustine family photos. The kids are super cute and so much fun… what a blessing!
Historic St Augustine is a photographer’s dream – full of character, textures and colors for the most beautiful backdrops. We enjoy shooting around the big Castillo de San Marcos fort, along the intracoastal waterway on down towards the boat docks and Bridge of Lions, and over to the landmark carousel.
In addition to taking Shequila and Marcus’ family pictures, Jerry photographed their engagement session in Saint Augustine, then together with Karen, captured their beautiful Amelia Island wedding with both photography and videography.
Following a couple’s happy journey is amazing and stays with us forever.
St Augustine Senior Photographer | Jerry Favorite | Natural Light Senior Photo Session
Tristan was such an easy guy to photograph for his senior portrait session. He has such a cool, relaxed style and looked great hanging around downtown Saint Augustine. From the docks, down cobblestone streets, along the scenic intracoastal waterway and ending at the historical Castillo de San Marcos fort. His mom and dad surely cherish these senior photos which document their son’s journey of life. We wish Tristan all the very best!
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Thankfully we have such mild winters in Florida that getting awesome beach family pictures is possible pretty much year-round. And around the holidays is a wonderful time to get the family together to make memories. One of our previous wedding couples, Shannon and Matt, brought their adorable baby boy to the beach along with grandparents to capture these precious moments.
Being a St Augustine family photographer is one of the most rewarding and fun jobs ever!!!
Karen enjoyed photographing the Hicks family at Vilano Beach when they visited Saint Augustine. And we thank them for letting us capture a little slice of their life!
They don’t call Florida the “sunshine state” for no reason! It is generally very bright out on the beach which is why recommend the “golden hour” before sunset for the most beautiful pictures. Morning time, during sunrise, is also an option, but that works well if your family are all “early birds”. With young children, it’s always best to work around their schedule as we want them to be happy and energetic. Trip plans and rainy weather (look out for sudden thunderstorms) can also affect the timing of a perfect family photo session. No matter the day, season or time, we will prevail.
Contact us today to book your family portrait session.
Our adorable test subjects had so much fun during a trial-run with our elegant, paper floral backdrop and cute, “live bunnies” for our upcoming Spring Special. Check a small sample of what you can expect for this year’s Spring Mini Photo Session. We’ve since added even more flowers… perfect for the whole family, with the background in neutral whites – great with and without the added bonus of furry bunny friends. So, here’s our deal this year:
Family Studio Portrait
Saturday, March 28th
limited number of sessions available
- 30-minute studio session
- beautiful backdrop + live bunnies
- online photo gallery + 3 high rez files
- professional prints: 1-8×10 + 2-5x7s
To schedule, please call or text 904-465-4642 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sessions will be held in our studio at: 155 St Johns Business Pl, Ste 203, St Augustine FL 32095
We are located in Starpointe Business Park – off International Golf Pkwy just east of I95, turn south on Commerce Lake Dr (by Roots&Wings daycare), take the second left into Starpointe Business Park (white office center buildings), Terminix will be on the left, we are straight ahead on right in building 155, suite 203
Family Portrait Photographers in St Augustine and great Jacksonville, Florida
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Every summer we get fabulous families traveling from all over the country (and even “locals”) that enjoy vacationing in St. Augustine. They take advantage of our beautiful beaches, relaxing atmosphere and just good old “family time”. These are the moments we love to photograph!
Jerry had the pleasure to photograph the wonderful Teubers and their extended family during their vacation when everyone was able to get together for some R&R. It was the perfect opportunity for a great family portrait session.