Sunday, November 11, 2012

Jacksonville FL Family Photographer: The holiday's are here!

I just LOVE this family! I've worked with them since their little ones first birthdays and enjoy every single time we get together. Their little ones have grown so much!

We met up in the gorgeous San Marco area for some holiday portraits. Enjoy your sneak D family!

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Jacksonville FL Family Photographer: H | Family

I can't even begin to tell you how much of an honor it is when I get an inquiry from a fellow photographer wanting me to do their family photos. That's how it was when Mary contacted me. She's an awesome local photographer that I met on a photography board. It was super fun meeting up with her. Her daughter and my daughter are almost the same age, so I'm sure we'll end up having some fun play dates in the future!

We met up in Arlington and did a gorgeous evening session. They were dressed impeccably and you could just feel the love this family has for each other. I loved being able to capture that and give them beautiful family photos.

Enjoy your sneak H family!

If you are interested in a family session, contact me at amanda@photographybyadennette to book your session today!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Orange Park Newborn Photographer: Adam And Rose

I was so excited when one of my best friends told me she was pregnant. I was even more excited when she told me she was having TWINS! Sweet little babies. I couldn't wait to photograph them.

Meet sweet newborn twins, Adam and Rose. Aren't they precious??

If you are interested in a newborn session, contact me today!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Grace is 1 year! Jacksonville Baby Photographer

I absolutely love watching babies grow. I'm always surprised when I see them at their next session, even though I know they won't be the same. Grace was no different. She's now this amazing little toddler, instead of a baby! I mean, come on, this is what she looked like last time I saw her

so you can imagine my surprise when this gorgeous little girl showed up. 

Anyway, we had a blast doing her one year portraits. We shot at this little area that I love not too far from me in the Arlington area. I love finding little spots that have pockets of light. And Grace just lit it all up. She may not have been all smiles this day, but she made the serious face super adorable! And of course, we had to get a few shots with gorgeous big sis!

Happy birthday sweet girl!! 

If you are interested in a session, contact Amanda at 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Generations | A Red Balloon Challenge : Jacksonville Florida Photographer

I have a friend who issued a challenge to some of her photographer friends. The challenge was to use a large red balloon in a photoshoot and to try and tell a story with it. I was super stoked to get the balloon and try it out. This is not the original story that I had in my head, but honestly I think this worked out much better!

My friend Jamie is an amazing dancer! She teaches dance here in Jacksonville, and you can see her love for dance just emanating off of her. When she talks about dance she lights up. When she's able to dance, she glows. She is a phenomenal dancer and a phenomenal person!

We met up in Riverside last night for a quick session since the light was just so gorgeous. However, this is Florida after all, and it being the Sunshine State of course means that it rains alllll the time. So the ground was super muddy and soggy and well, just not what I had envisioned. However, I really like the look of it. Its kind of a deconstructed dancer type feel and well, I kinda dig that!

I wanted to portray a passing on a love and gift of dance and life to the next generations. Everything we do in life is in turn passed down to future generations. I wanted to portray the beauty of life and the gift of dance between an adult and a child (yes that's my little one <3 p="p">
Thanks again for being my model last night Jamie! And if any of you guys are looking for an awesome dance teacher, let me know! I know of the perfect one for your little ones!

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Ellie | Newbie : Jacksonville Newborn Photographer

Oh how I love this family! I honestly cannot even tell you how much! I met them almost a year ago at their homecoming and then was absolutely elated when Jess called me a few weeks later to let me know to start planning her early maternity (which I just realized I never blogged!) and full maternity sessions! I was also super stoked to find out they were going to be living here in Jacksonville for a few more years at least! Why? Because they are awesome!

We planned and planned this newborn session and finally the day arrived that I was going to meet sweet little Ellie. I'd looked forward to meeting her for months and it was just heaven to finally get to hold her and talk to her. She's such a good baby! I don't think she cried a peep, though she wasn't 100% sold on the sleeping idea either. But, nevertheless we finished the session. I even got to meet Grandma and Grandpa! It was a whole family shindig!

Since Florida is just so hot during summer, we even decided to do some shots outside since we knew Ellie wouldn't get cold. The outside shots are some of my favorite! Theres just something about a newborn outdoors that makes my heart pitter patter.

So, enough rambling on. I know you are just here for the photos!

If you are interested in a newborn session, contact Amanda today!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Dave | Home : Jacksonville Military Photography Homecoming

Oh how I love homecomings! I wish I had the time to do more. They are perhaps one of my all time favorite things to shoot, and I am always 100% honored when families ask me to be with them on their special day to capture all these happy memories!!

K and I have been friends for a few years. We actually met online, which is where I seem to meet all the cool people, ha. She contacted me a few months back because her husband was deployed and she wanted to make sure she had someone with her to photograph his homecoming, because its his final one. Yay for being final. So, of course I said yes. We had a few minor bumps along the way as hurricane season seemed to put a damper on the actual date he was supposed to return.

After 2 set backs, the day finally dawned. It was an absolutely gorgeous day. Honestly, it could not have been more perfect. We got to base super early to make sure we got there on time, and what do ya know, we start hearing the horn of them pulling in. So we rush to the meeting place and hang out for a bit, take some photos and wait until the minute that daddy is finally, finally, home!

It was such a great pleasure being there to witness this awesome homecoming! Welcome home Dave. Thank you so much for your service and sacrifices for our country! God Bless!!

If you are interested in having your homecoming photographed, contact me at

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Jacksonville Newborn Photographer: Jake | Newbie

Oh this little guy is just so sweet I can hardly stand it. I mean, seriously, how cute is he?

And this little guy? Over a month old! He was a rockstar sleeper too. Amazing. 

Jacksonville Newborn Photographer: Jack is here!

It was such an honor to photograph this sweet little man at one week old. I love doing Newborn Portraits. They are some of my favorite things ever! Being able to hold sweet new little ones and snuggle them, its just amazing. This little guy really took the cake. He was extra sleepy and extra snuggly! I had such a blast posing him and doing different set ups with him.

Welcome to the world sweet Jack!

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Jacksonville Family Photographer : Life's A Beach!

If theres one place that just screams Florida, its the beach. It just so happens to be one of my favorite areas to shoot at. Being in Jacksonville, we are lucky to have so many gorgeous vistas at our disposal. There's beaches everywhere!

As its one of my favorite places to shoot, it stands to reason that many of my favorite shots are beach photos. I thought it would be fun to put a bunch of my favorite beach shots all in one post.

Here's some of my all time favorite beach shots!

If you'd like a beach session, please contact me today!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Jacksonville Family Photographer: C & J | Sisters

When one of my past clients contacted me asking for a secret session of her nieces for her sisters birthday, I was totally game! What a cool and awesome gift. Her sister had commented several times on my clients photos she has in her house that I'd done, so my client totally knew what to get her sis. After debating where to do the session, we ultimately decided on the beach. I can't complain, I love beach shoots. That night was no different. The sky was a gorgeous blue and the light was just stunning. The girls were just so much fun to work with and we got some awesome shots that I hope their mom loves for years to come!