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April 20, 2017

Mack’s 1yr Photos | Jacksonville Beach Family Photos | Jessica Lea Photography

Ah, the Pitcock family… where do I begin?! First, Eileen (wife/mom, organizer and wine tasting extraordinaire, in her own words) booked a maternity/newborn package a little over a year ago now. We spoke often, session planning, exchanging ideas, etc etc… THEN at the newborn session she tells me they are moving to New York?!?! I immediately felt abandoned, and told her so! Low and behold, life landed them back in North East Florida, this time for good, and back in front of my camera for Mack’s 1st Birthday Photos. Check out this adorable family session at the beach! 


Although this session was shot in December, (yeah they are in shorts and tank tops, this is Florida!) Eileen chose neutral colors. Colors and casual outfits that she doesn’t mind seeing on her walls year round. This is an awesome tip for when you’re updating your family photos! The biggest concern with the photos for her was her hair, because it’s humid in Florida and my hair has a tendency to poof – I had a bad experience once where a photographer didn’t say anything and I was so disappointed with how wild my hair got – don’t have to worry about that with Jess!

Blog Questionnaire Questions

As I mentioned I had the privileged of meeting this lovely family while Eileen was pregnant with Mack. So this beach session wasn’t our first session together. I have clients fill out some form of questionnaire for their blog feature, it asks questions that are starting points for tips, tricks or blog conversations. This one happened to yield something I didn’t know:

Tell me about your favorite parts of our session, or why you enjoyed the session. Which one?! I think my favorite thing about our newborn session was how you so confidently and naturally handled our brand new baby, I secretly wanted to keep you at our house forever… for Mack’s 1 year/family session I loved how we were grossly late for our scheduled time and the pictures turned our phenomenally anyway.

There is a story here! Apparently, there are a couple of areas named similar things at this particular beach. Eileen and Kyle (husband/dad, pretends to hate photo sessions and turns into a total ham/director once the camera is on) were at one location. I, well, was at another. By the time we managed to figure out who was where and where we would go, the sun was almost set. As fate would have it, the photos were absolutely stunning!! (thank you time change!)

Family photos on the beach

mother and son on the beach

father and son on the beach

cute baby on the beach

Family photos on the beach family walking on the beach

cute baby on the beach

family beach sunset photos

family beach sunset photos

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