Jacksonville Christmas Card Photos: Garcia Family
Tis the season… for Christmas card photos!
I’ve been doing Christmas card sessions for the Garcia family for the last several years and it’s been so much fun. I’ve literally been able to capture the girls growing up and changing year to year, but mom Lisa is also a creative director, meaning that each shoot has a concept and color palette. I love her eye and creativity!
Our previous shoots were downtown Charleston (the family wore wintery pastels) and Magnolia Plantation (they went glam for that one!), but Lisa wanted a totally different look for their 2018 Christmas card photo.
The problem this year, however, was that scheduling was a bit of an issue with their family’s travel plans. Fortunately, both Lisa and I used to live in Jacksonville, Florida, so we scheduled the shoot down there. Any chance to hug my mom and dad (and con them into feeding me and doing my laundry) and do a shoot is fine by me!
Then guess what happened? Hurricane Florence happened. We all ended up not only evacuating down to Florida several days early, but a ton of my Charleston friends also evacuated down to Jacksonville. Naturally, we had everyone - including the Garcias! - over to my parents’ house for a taco dinner after the shoot!
Anyway, Lisa had her eye set on Jacksonville’s beautiful, riverfront Friendship Park for their Christmas card shoot, and lucky for us Hurricane Florence provided a pretty epic backdrop of clouds.
The family looked amazing as usual and while their youngest was very sweet and patient during our shoot, a full photoshoot can really take it out of a 4-year-old. Fortunately, right as Camila was getting tired of taking photos, Spiderman visited the park! I have no idea who that guy was, but if Spiderman makes the baby smile, he’s welcome to crash my photoshoots all day long!