Congaree and Penn Maternity Session. Jacksonville, FL

September 2, 2017

The first time I visited Congaree and Penn, I knew I had to do a maternity session there! This place is one of the most beautiful locations I have been to in Jacksonville and is the ideal setting for a maternity photo session. When Dina said she wanted a scenic setting with trees, I had the perfect place in mind! The sunset so golden and beautiful for us. The clouds were few and far between and the bugs got my memo to stay away. This session was just amazing.

Believe it or not, I met Dina in high school! Fast forward a few years and you will find me in zoo school. I was having a particularly hard day, struggling to pass all those chemistry and trig classes while exhausted keeping up with full time classes, an internship, and working a job. I quickly ran to the restroom in between classes on this particular day and there she is. Of all places to be, there was my friend Dina with her smiling face. With pleasant surprise on both of our faces, we both let out an excited “hi!!!”

Fast forward again a few years and I get another pleasant surprise in an email saying she would love for me to photograph her baby girl! God has a way of having people show up in our lives at just the right time. I am thrilled to photograph this sweet time for Dina and her husband. She is such a beautiful person inside and out and I loved witnessing the love that Dina and her husband shared during their session. In just a few days I will get to meet their baby girl and I couldn’t be more excited. I already tell these two will dote on her and love her to pieces.