Sneak Peak! St Augustine Engagement Session { Saint Augustine Wedding and Engagement Photographer | Jacksonville Wedding and Engagement Photographer | The World Golf Village Wedding and Engagement Photographer}

You may recognize this couple from December 2011 and their surprise engagement. Here is a quick sneak peak from their engagement session over the weekend!

Happy New Year! {Saint Augustine Photographer | Jacksonville Photographer | Orlando Photographer}

2011 was very exciting for our family and my business. We recently welcomed a new baby boy just in time for Christmas {making our daughter a big sister for the first time!}, my husband celebrated one year in his {not really anymore} new position, our oldest son joined his first soccer team and started VPK, my husband and I took a trip {just us}, and I continued working on my business. I photographed births, weddings, children, couples and engagements, families, and homecomings. I caught up with clients and met new ones that quickly became friends. 2011 was a pretty good year.

To say thank you to all current clients, and introduce a brand new pricing structure for sessions, I am waiving the artist fee for one session for all current Mady Joe Photography clients. The only  ‘catch’  is that the session must be completed prior to August 1, 2012  and must take place in St Augustine or Orlando.

The biggest differences between last years pricing are the lack of digital images included in the session and that mini sessions will no longer be offered year round. Mini sessions will only be for specials through out the year.

Email me at to set up your session!

A Surprise Engagement! {Jacksonville Engagement Photographer | Jacksonville Wedding photographer |}

Are you good at keeping secrets? Usually, I am pretty good, but this time I was so worried about slipping up and giving the secret away! I’ve known about these plans for months and I was so glad when it was finally time for everyone else to know! Even my children knew a little and keeping a 5 year old and 3 year old quiet about something is hard! Especially when my daughter was playing with my ring and looked at me, completely innocent, and said ‘for Aunt Jen?’

Let me rewind a second. We {myself and my children} went to meet Mr. I for some ring shopping and somehow, little Miss M remembered this weeks later and just a few hours before we were going to see Aunt Jen and completely related my ring with the ones we had looked at for Aunt Jen. A girl interested in jewelry. Her poor future husband should start saving now!

So, finally, my sisters birthday weekend came around, and she had no idea what was in store! She was blindfolded from her house alllll the way to the restaurant. That is dedication on Ivin’s part and trust on Jen’s! It was fun, sweet, and yummy! Enjoy some pics!

Specials! {Saint Augustine | Jacksonville | Orlando Photographer | Mady Joe Photography}



I know it’s only September, but I always offer specials at the end of the year and since this year the end of the year will be a little hectic with a new baby, I thought I would get a head start!

My prices will NOT be increasing in 2012, but the things included in the sessions will be. As of January 1, 2012, a mini session will still be 30 minutes for up to two people and will include 5 images of your choice on a DVD with a print release. As of January 1, 2012, a full session will be one hour with up to five people and will include 12 images of your choice on a DVD with a print release. You are welcome to add additional people to your session; each additional person is $25 plus sales tax.

If you book your 2012 session before December 1, 2011 you will be able to take advantage of this years session prices and the things included. A $100 retainer/deposit is due. The sessions will take place after February 1, 2012 and anytime before September 1, 2012!

Fall Fantasy Bridal Show {Jacksonville and St Augustine Wedding Photographer}


Have you ever done something that you were excited about, but when you got there you immediately nervous and doubting yourself? That is exactly how I felt when we started setting up at Sawgrass Marriott for the Fall Bridal Fantast Show. It was just overwhelming being there for the first time with so many of the top wedding vendors in the area – it’s intimidating! Lucky for me,  I was able to see some of my favorite vendors and be not far from them in our booth. We were right by Kennetic Weddings  {who I love working with! Such great people AND videographers!} and not far from Anything with Plants & Flowers {I love when I get the chance to work with them. I still haven’t decided if the people or the creations are better. We’ll call it a tie}. I was however, very far away from Tabbatha from The Wedding Assistant, which made me sad, but she was so great and helpful to me leading up to the show and after. It’s amazing that ‘vendors’ become friends that you can count on. Brides, you must contact her for help planning your wedding . She’ll be the one that takes all the stress off your shoulders so you can ENJOY your day! She is just a great person and you’ll want her on your side.

Here are a few pictures I got to take of our booth, Anything with Plants & Flowers, and The Wedding Assistant.

Fall Bridal Fantasy {Saint Augustine and Jacksonville Wedding Photographer}


This Sunday, August 28, at 1:00 pm is the Fall Bridal Fantasy at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa. There will be over 100 of the area’s finest wedding professionals, including me!  { I borrowed that phrase from the poster, so I’m not tooting my own horn or anything :)} This is my first bridal show and while I’m slightly nervous, I’m mostly excited. It’s always fun meeting other vendors that I haven’t had the chance to work with yet and meeting lots of new brides and grooms. Will you be taking your groom to be with you, your maid of honor, your mom? All of them?

There will be a fashion show, honeymoon giveaways, tons of door prizes, an authentic casino lounge {fun!}

If you’re in the Jacksonville or St Augustine area and still need a ticket, you can follow the link and get your discounted tickets until tomorrow at 1:00pm. Don’t miss out!

St Augustine Photographer | Mady Joe Photography {}



A little while ago I asked my Facebook fans for some help for a mentoring session to be shot in St Augustine. Ms. C was the first person the email me and her enthusiasm when I said they were the couple was so, so amazing!

She said: ”  SERIOUSLY!!!? How did I outdo all of the young/hip couples? You have made my day! Better than winning a contest! How close is the historic district to say…the beach? 🙂 ……….. I am so excited to FINALLY work with you!”

Really, how could you not be excited to met someone  when they’re so excited about helping you out? And they were great! We had a fun session, even with the bug bites, and got to know each other. What’s better than that?

Here is a quick sneak peak!


One of my favorites. Love his facial expression!


Matt said she was completely on her own to find a ride…..I don’t think she had anything to worry about! 









After the Wedding Session – Disney Boardwalk {Orlando Couple Photographer}

I love when couples choose to have an After the Wedding Session as one of their menu items. I think it’s so fun and takes some pressure off their shoulders for timing everything on the actual wedding day. Plus, you spend a good amount of time, energy, and money picking out the prefect dress, you should get to wear it as much as you want 🙂

I especially love getting to check in with the couple after they’ve had some time to relax, absorb all the things that happened in a short period of time, and we get to shoot at such a fun location! Loved spending some time with my husband Disney Boardwalk before meeting with Natalie and Thomas!