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!

Sneak peak! Saint Augustine Maternity Session {Saint Augustine Photographer | Jacksonville Photographer | World Golf Village Photographer}

To say a lot has happened since my last blog would be an understatement…. and to say I have a lot of catching up to do would also be an understatement.

As I slowly come back from maternity leave and adjust to life as a mom of three, my first session back was with this lovely couple who have been on my blog a lot! Engagement, wedding, an after the wedding session at Disney, a couple of sessions just for fun, and now….their maternity session! Can’t wait to meet their new addition when he arrives in just a few weeks!




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!

St Augustine Maternity Photographer { | Mady Joe Photography}

So, I have a confession to make….. I’ve never really had maternity pictures done. That’s kind of sad considering this is our third child! So, I caught my husband totally by surprise  one evening when he just walked in the door from work and in the less than 10 minutes we had in our backyard while our children watched a very brief show, we captured these! Which I am completely beyond happy about because I am NOT an in front of the camera person. So, he captured me pregnant without me having to look directly at the camera or feeling pressured to look ‘perfect’. I’m a big fan of these poses because I feel like it takes pressure off, but that might just be me 🙂

Turning Point Fall Festival {Saint Augustine Photographer | Mady Joe Photography}



A few quick pictures from the Fall Festival at our church. Our son has been wanting to go since they started setting everything up and they started talking about it at school! He’s gotten to the stage where the things you want to do seem so far away and like the days crawl by. October was a very long month for him between waiting for his birthday, the festival, and halloween!

The bounce houses and the petting zoo were his favorite parts. He loved talking to the sheep; literally talking to the sheep! He kept asking ‘what did you say?’ and the sheep would ‘baaaahhh’ right back. I WISH I had thought to video this ‘conversation’ but the pictures make me laugh, so those are great too. And for the record, my husband and daughter were there too, but Miss Shy was not impressed with any idea of pictures of her, so our son became the star of his post.  And of course, we had to get pictures of the jeeps, which our son called Monster Trucks, since my husband is a jeep driver and apparently a lover of all things jeep!



















Happy Birthday! {St Augustine Photographer}

I remember finding out I saw pregnant with our son. I remember finding out at 14 weeks it was a boy. I remember the frantic ultrasound tech running out of the room at 34 weeks because my amniotic fluids were WAY too low, I remember how scared I was to be induced at 37 weeks, and how I stopped in the parking lot at the hospital refusing to go any farther because I was so scared and nervous. I remember being told not to worry about the epidural, it would be fine. I remember when the epidural wouldn’t work. I remember the NICU team being in the room while I was in labor and the oxygen mask annoying me even though it was helping the baby. I remember how everyone else seemed to get sleep the night before I was induced and the night I was in labor and I did not get any sleep. I remember briefly seeing our son before he was taken quickly away to make sure he was okay. I remember being left completely alone for a brief period of time while my husband and son made their way to the nursery and the doctors and nurses were done with me for a few minutes. I remember my dad insisting that I get to be taken by the nursery before going to the next room because he knew I didn’t get to see my son or hold him for very long. I remember waking up from my very short nap very ready to finally see the little boy I had given birth to.  I remember holding him for the first time and being so thankful that he had made it into the world without anything bad happening to him.

Fast forward five years and now his favorite question is ‘why?’, his favorite thing is construction, his favorite color changes on a daily basis, and his favorite thing to play with is his sister. He always asks for pictures or a video of the new baby when I come home from the doctor. He frustrates my husband and myself with all his questions, determination  and stubbornness to get his way, but at the same time makes us laugh and is so sweet.  Even right now, he desperately wants to share the cookies left over from school this morning with his daddy. He’s so proud that he carried the cookies all by himself into school and shared with his friends! Last week he held the door open for the little girl behind him, obviously he’s getting a lot of the things we’re telling him. For the most part he’s pretty happy, sweet, and polite. He has his moments of tantrums, telling us no, and just plain bad days. But who doesn’t.

I’m posting some pictures as a quick look back over some of the things he loves the most and some of the pictures I love. Most of these are recent pictures, but the newborn pictures are all courtesy of Root Photography. Nate was our wedding photographer and we were lucky enough that he also captured newborn pictures of our first born. I actually cried when looking at these pictures to choose some of my favorites. I’ll blame it on my pregnancy hormones for now!