We met up with Janna & Aaron a few months ago to capture their everything Gainesville-themed engagement session. Started in the SWAMP aka Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (Go Gators!) and took time around the beautiful campus. These two tailGATORS were precious and we LOVED the backwards hat in the back of her man’s pick-up truck photos! Then we moved onto ‘The Social’ where they first shared their first kiss, formerly known as ‘Gator City!’ We absolutely LOVE how these images turned out and we cannot wait to capture more pretty pictures and memories for them on October 20th of this year. . the Gators BYE week of course! ;) Janna & Aaron are getting married at Daughter’s Barn in Folkston, GA.
Enjoy a little Q+A as well as their love story through photographs.
How did you two meet?
When did you two meet?
How long have y’all been together?
How did you know he was the one?
How did you know she was the one?
When was the first kiss?
How did he propose?
What is your favorite thing about each other?
What are you most looking forward to at the wedding?
Now you see why we absolutely ADORE this couple! The countdown is on for October 20th! See you guys in Folkston, GA so soon!
These two are a couple of Southern Studios favs! Brittany photographed their proposal last year and what a sweet story it was! Fast forward to their fast approaching wedding in August (next month! ahh!) a pretty engagement session in St. Augustine was a must! Sophia + Bo are getting hitched on August 11, 2018 at Crosswater Hall in Nocatee. Below, enjoy a little Q+A along with their so super sweet engagement photos. . .
How did you guys meet?
How long have you guys been together?
How did you know he was the one?
How did you know that she was the one?
Tell us about the first date!
What is your favorite thing about Sophia?
What is your favorite thing about Bo?
What are you both most looking forward to when anticipating the wedding?
We are so excited for you two & cannot wait to capture your wedding day!
Brittany + Whitney
Introducing 2018 Lake Butler High School Senior, Hayley Elise Shadd! Hayley is so beautiful inside & out. She is extremely active at her school; She is a LB Cheerleader, FFA, BUSA, FBLA & TARS Member. She is currently attending Florida Gateway for general studies of her AA. but plans to transfer to University of Florida School of Dentistry upon graduation. Hayley your future is bright & we wish you the best in your future endeavors. We know you will accomplish BIG things!
Southern Studios loves capturing each and every milestone in life! This Snow White themed 1st birthday shoot is absolutely perfect! Her Mama put so much thought and detail into these pictures and it really made all the difference. We love the apples, the Snow White book, and even the little red bird on her shoulder. PLUS, those pretty in pink princess pictures! Alllll the heart eyes for Miss Maisyn! Happy 1st birthday, sweet girl!
As 2017 comes to a close, we are reminiscing back on all the wonderful images we have had the pleasure and honor to photograph this year. The memories we've created through our cameras will truly last a lifetime & then some. We are so thankful and feel so blessed to be able to call this our dream job! From engagements to weddings, from maternity to birth stories, and everything else in between, we truly LOVE what we do.
Let us take a walk down memory lane. . . Here are our Top 20 Favorites from 2017:
From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU! Cheers to 2018!
Brittany + Whitney
Saturday, September 30th at 7am ShiAnn & JB said 'I Do' - this sunrise Kingsley Lake wedding was filled with love & laughter. Guests enjoyed a hot breakfast, served with mimosas & coffee. It was a beautiful day to celebrate Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Best! It was an honor capturing your love story, we wish ya'll a lifetime of happiness!
-B & W
baby- (n) a little bit of Heaven sent down to earth. On July 13, 2017 at 9:04AM the Ward Family grew by two little feet. Tate Thomas Ward entered the world weighing 6lbs 12oz and 20.5" long. What a Blessing! Thank you for allowing Southern Studios to capture his Birth Story. Welcome to the Southern Studios Family, Tate
At 5:50am on June 10, 2017 after 22hrs of labor, Hunter made his grand entrance into the world. A precious 7lbs 10oz & 19.5" gift from God to Kaylyn and Dillan Clemons 'For this child I have prayed and the Lord has granted the desires of my heart' | 1 Samuel 1:27 Thank you for including Southern Studios in this moment. Welcome to the world Hunter Eston Clemons & to the Southern Studios Family! -B & W
Every good & prefect gift is from above | James 1:17 June 8th, 2017 at 8:43am, God blessed Heather Hinds & Samuel Hinds with a beautiful healthy baby boy 9lbs 1oz & 21.75" long. "No one will ever know the strength of my love for you. After all you're the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside." Thank you for allowing Southern Studios to capture this moment in time. Welcome to the world Sawyer!
This sweet family is expecting another baby boy very soon! So excited for you all. Can't wait to meet Coby Scott! He will be the perfect little addition to your sweet family. Thank you for allowing Southern Studios the honor of photographing your maternity session!
Introducing Miss Olivia Archer | 2017 BHS Senior
Olivia, Southern Studios was honored to capture your Senior portraits! Thank you for spending your afternoon with us. From your outfits, hair & makeup, to your prop ideas, your creativity helped bring these photos to life! Thanks for also risking your life with me down in the creek! And yes, we RUN from snakes! These photos are gorgeous and we are in LOVE! Can't wait to see your Graduation announcements. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors! Shoot for the stars and DREAM BIG!
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."
Thankful this family braved the crazy Florida weather with me on this cold Sunday afternoon! Our first session together was when Alexis was pregnant with their oldest. I have loved photographing them over the years! Now I cannot wait to meet this newest little addition, Kainen. Wishing you all the best!
Southern Studios hosted their annual spring mini's forecast for beautiful clear skies, true fashion Florida crazy weather quickly changed & dropped to the 50's with high wind! You would never know how cold these babies were because they all ROCKED their photos. Thank you to all the Families that participated, SS can't wait to see all your babies again!
B + W
St. Augustine, Fl is at the top of my list of places I love to photograph at. The city is so romantic! Every street is filled with beautiful colorful buildings & live music. Here are a few of our favorites from the golden city.
-B & W
One thing is for certain babies do not keep! I wish they would. I was just photographing his birth story & now he is 6months old. Hold back the tears Momma! Here are a few of our favorites from his session.
-B + W
Southern Studios was invited into the home of Jaxx Crawford to photograph his beautiful nursery. We love our Lifestyle Newborn sessions, here are a few of our favorites from the day.
-B & W