Jacksonville FL Child Photographer | What I See

I’ve heard it a hundred times “Why would you go to a photographer? Your camera takes just as good of pictures.” “We don’t need professional photos, our cell phone has an awesome camera app!” And, honestly, that may be true. As a matter of fact, I use my cell phone and editing apps all the time to make my cell snaps look their best. But that’s what they are, snaps.

When you hire a professional photographer, you aren’t just hiring a person clicking a button on the camera. Well, most of the time you aren’t. You are hiring a photographer for their expertise at using their equipment. Their knowledge of ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. Their work in post processing, whether in lightroom, acr, or photoshop, or a combination of all of them.

Mostly, though, you are hiring a professional photographer for their vision. I can look at something that you may look at and think “Why on earth did she choose HERE to take photos?” But trust me, I see something in that weird pile of bushes, or that odd stack of branches, or that wacky forest. I see art. And that is why I love when my clients hire me, because they see that I have a vision. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve taken my clients to super awkward locations where they looked at me like “Here? Really” and I’m all “Yes! Oh isn’t it beautiful” and then I get that look like this chick is crazy.

But that’s okay, because I totally get it! And I know that once my client gets their images, they aren’t going to be thinking about the cemetery beside where we photographed, or the fact that the session was right beside a gas station, or even my yard. I know that they are going to be blown away and in love with their images of their sweet little ones and family.

Tonight I took my oldest daughter out into my parents front yard. Its just a regular front yard, but I saw the azaleas blooming down by the edge of the road and the street light and knew it would be amazing, especially with the sun setting behind her. So I ran home and grabbed my camera, and a summer dress for my daughter and we ran outside for 5 minutes. I put together these comparison shots my dad took with his (super amazing) cell phone camera and then, the shots I took.

This was taken by their large bush. I just added a few old Christmas flowers that were being trashed.
Jacksonville FL Child Photographer

Here’s beside their azalea bushes near their home.
Jacksonville FL Child Photographer

And finally down by the edge of the street and the light pole. Who’d have thought?
Jacksonville FL Child Photographer

Thank you so much to all of my past, and future clients for trusting my vision. I love being able to bring my art to life.
Jacksonville FL Child Photographer

To book with the Jacksonville FL Child Photographer contact Amanda at Amanda.dennette@gmail.com

Jacksonville FL Child Photographer {Holiday Twinkle Mini Session!}

Its that time of year! Its TWINKLE TIME! I love twinkle mini sessions. They are always so fun and so cute. I love seeing all the little ones in the Christmas outfits, whether its their super dressy outfits, the cute little holiday outfits, or special Christmas pajamas! Each little one always brings so much fun into the studio and totally gets me into the Christmas spirit! I walk (limp) away from the day feeling super ready for the holiday season to get here.

I have WAY too many to showcase them all, but I wanted to show off some of my favorites from this year. Enjoy!

Jacksonville FL Child Photographer

Want to work with the Jacksonville FL Child Photographer email me at Amanda.dennette@gmail.com

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