Enjoy a walk through one of Jacksonville’s best places, the beautiful Walter Jones Historical Park and Mandarin Museum. We did! The natural settings, big oaks with Spanish moss dangling from limbs, magnolia trees and historic buildings make a perfect location for family pictures. Here’s some of our favorite kids and the lovely Lott Family!
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Why do we love being family photographers? Just take a look at some of the pictures from Sadie’s one year baby photo session, and you shall see why! Words can’t express the joy we find in capturing these priceless moments.
Shooting on location has it’s challenges and though we have a studio for the more traditional portrait sessions, you just cannot compare the opportunity to let your little one roam free and explore their natural surroundings. Being outside gives a variety of unique backdrops, colors and lighting for organic, relaxed images. The candid moments and pure expressions make us truly feel the wonder of having a child.
Jerry photographed Rebekah and James wedding, so it was especially nice to be chosen to take their new family photos. What a cute, adorable little daughter they have been blessed with! We know they will cherish these amazing memories and we look forward to watching her grow.
Family’s First Year Photos: Highlights from Maternity, Newborn, 6 Month and 1 Year Photo Sessions
We photographed Tracy and Dan’s wedding in July of 2011 and was so excited to hear they were expecting their first baby two years later. It is always an honor to photograph new families, especially when we’ve had the opportunity to see how their relationship started – from engagement session to wedding day.
Maternity Pictures | Beautiful Outdoor Session
Tracy and Dan’s maternity session last summer was shot at the lovely Washington Oaks gardens and beach in Palm Coast. Tracy looked fantastic in the jewel purple and the rich greens were a beautiful backdrop for their maternity pictures.
I love these belly bump photos on the beach. Tracy and Dan decided not to find out if their baby was a boy or a girl, so they incorporated both a pink and a blue ribbon. Though they did not know the gender of the baby, they had picked out the baby’s name, Jayden, and made adorable alphabet blocks in the color scheme of the nursery.
Newborn Baby Pictures | Favorite Studios Photo Session
Drum roll… it’s a GIRL! Welcome baby Jayden. She was absolutely perfect and had a gorgeous head of hair for her newborn photo session.
Their wedding rings around those cute little baby feet is classic! I also adore the Dr. Seuss props and custom chair with Jayden’s name on it that they brought for the photo shoot. They really add a custom, personalized element to their baby pictures.
6 Month Old Baby Pictures | Mandarin Park Outdoor Location Shoot
Wow, babies grow up so fast! By winter, Jayden was six months old and starting to sit up all on her own. We had a grand time exploring a nearby park for her 6-month photo session.
This adorable baby girl just loved watching the bubbles float by and playing with her mommy and daddy.
Tracy and Dan are loving parenthood! We live for capturing these precious, growing-up moments for their family to cherish and look back on years from now.
1 Year Old Baby Photos | Studio Session
I can hardly believe a year has passed! We recently brought Jayden back to the studio for her one year photo session. Check out their tradition of taking a photo with a photo in a frame, that all started on their wedding day.
All dressed up and ready for fun. During her 1-year photo shoot, she liked rocking in our rocking chair, playing with her balloons and messing around with the tulle and her pretty beaded necklace. The jumbo flower hair piece is so adorable. She is going to be running around driving all the boys crazy before we know it.
Spring is here and we’re enjoying the perfect Florida weather right now. Many spring break vacationers flock to the First Coast to bask on our beautiful beaches and tour historic St. Augustine. It’s a hot spot for families to get some peaceful rest and relaxation. We love meeting and photographing awesome families from around the country and even the world that come visit.
Though Florida is great year round! The Geier Family from Arizona visited last summer. They took advantage of the perfect opportunity to schedule a professional family portrait session.
Vilano Beach was a lovely backdrop for creating these family memories. I especially like how Jerry captured the love and togetherness with casual poses and candid moments. Our family photo sessions are always a lot of fun!
We also work very hard to photograph a variety of pictures, from individual shots to family groupings in a diversity of different poses, as well as the carefree lifestyle photos of truly unposed moments.
The Geier family loved their vacation photos and we hope they’ll come back to visit again soon!
The Hortmans are one of my ‘favorite’ (pun intended) families. I still vividly recall Patty and Matt’s wedding in May of 2008 off the St Johns River. They’re an amazing couple and have three awesome kids.
I had a pleasure of photographing their family pictures in 2010 soon after the arrival of their first boy and again last year which included a new adorable little addition. It also happened to be Matt and Patty’s 5th wedding anniversary! What a great way to celebrate their lives and their family.
This was truly a blessed day and the Florida weather was perfect. Washington Oaks Gardens is a breathtaking location (even though this lovely old fallen oak tree is no longer here).
I have really enjoyed looking back through these family pictures and hope you do to! It makes me appreciate and love my family even more too. “This is our happily ever after.”
We love the coquina rocks on this area of beach in Palm Coast. They make some of the best family beach sessions.
We certainly had a fun-tastic photo shoot and I look forward to the next time the Hortmans visit Jacksonville/St Augustine area again!
I can’t stop smiling every time I look through the Taylor family photo session. They are such an adorable, happy family and their smiles are contagious! Mitch and Melissa are blessed with an amazing family and two great kids.
Every portrait session with Favorite Photography is original and different. There are so many wonderful moments we recall from every photo shoot. This one has a few that stand out. I’ll never forget when the sweetest, cutest little three year old pushed her charming brother into the water fountain. Both kids were so shocked, but I think we can safely laugh about it now. I tell this story because, honestly, these two kids were truly well behaved and had a great time. When you have children (Jerry and I have three), you learn to expect the unexpected and roll with it. The Taylors dried themselves off and came back for round two with great aplomb. I love it!
We enjoy photographing family portraits on location at our beautiful Florida beaches, but if you’re
looking for something a little different, there’s nothing better than
historic downtown Saint Augustine. There is an unlimited number of
unique and beautiful backgrounds all within walking distance.
It was an honor to photograph the Taylor family, capturing the traditional posed photos along with the fun, candid moments. Our little photo journey started at The Lightner Museum and ended near the Bridge of Lions. Such a lovely day full of wonderful memories. Thank you!
Family Photographer – Karen Favorite, Favorite Photography
When Tracy and Greg moved back to Jacksonville they wanted to continue the tradition of having an annual photo session of their kids. We love the fact that they chose Favorite Photography to capture these treasured moments.
Jerry had a blast photographing Kobe and Griff around the historic Treaty Oak and infamous Friendship Fountain showcasing downtown Jacksonville’s skyline. They had been looking for a special location that was unique to Jacksonville and really represented their new home. We think these two spots are perfect, offering a great variety of natural and modern backdrops.
Looking forward to next year’s Jones Family photos… and maybe heading to the beach!
– Jerry and Karen, Favorite Photography
Welcome to baby Connor of proud parents, Charles and Tejal! This adorable boy arrived towards the end of winter and we got to meet him when he was still teeny-tiny.
What an amazing blessing you are to your mom and dad. We know you are already growing bigger, changing and exploring more every day.
Soon you will be introduced to Florida life – playing in the sand,
riding waves, throwing a football and rooting for your favorite team
(thinking it’ll be the “Gators” if your parents have anything to say
Congratulations to the the McLeod family and thank you for giving us the opportunity to photograph your precious baby.
– Jerry and Karen Favorite
Wow how time flies! We can’t believe the first month of 2013 is already over with! This first month was wonderful and we can’t wait to see what is in store for the rest of the year.
Home improvement projects, Karen’s birthday, and a very special event shoot rounded out the rest of our month. We hope you had a wonderful January!
Karen recently had a sweet baby session with little Aubrey and her family.
We love all of the adorable expressions that Aubrey was giving. She is such a happy baby!
Favorite Photography has been there for quite a few special events in the Kirsch Family. Karen has photographed their wedding, son Gavin’s newborn through 1st birthday photos, and now the latest cute addition, daughter Aubrey’s life stages (Mom’s maternity session, one month, and now the four month session). We love watching families grow and being able to capture all the exciting times.
Big brother Gavin wanted to get in on the fun to! We know he’s going to be a great brother for Aubrey, and we can’t wait to see the two of them grow up together.
Just look at those little baby feet! And Aubrey’s smile just melts your heart – such a cutie pie!
One last family picture before we finished the session, and this ended up being one of our favorite shots of the day. We love the interaction of everyone, and the great togetherness this photo brings.
Thanks to the Kirsch Family for bringing such sweetness into our job!
Photography: Favorite Photography