All the feelings! Maternity session from out of this world!

If you know my work already, you know how important it is to me to capture soulful moments in my clients’ lives! This could be any kind of photography: children, family, maternity… but I have to feel all those wonderful emotions when I see them through my camera.
And I am so blessed that I do! My clients are quite wonderful!
As I always do, I met with this mom-to-be ahead of time and from that moment on I knew, this is going to be beautiful and we are going to have lots of fun!
I couldn’t be any more right!
It’s funny, how clients worry about not being natural and not quite knowing what to do and then what truly comes out of them when we simply talk during our session. Probably my excitment and ooing might be lifting them up ;) and confirming that things are going beyond great.
When I am looking back at those images I see more than love, I see simply joy of spending life together and going through this exciting time with perfect person for them. No doubt!
So much closeness, so much connection, so much what we could wish to anybody; finding love of their life and best friend.
Sure I can say, this is what Maternity Photography is about for me. This is why I pick up my camera, this is why I go into the ocean almost up to my butt, this is why I come back home leaving a sandy trail all over, clean up, dry up and l just smile when turn on back my camera to recheck the images.
Fullfilment in this moment is beyond roof!
This is what I want to do as long as I can, and this is how I want to share my talent with as many people as possible.

Maternity beach session, full of love, wind, joy, togetherness…
Not sure if this can get any better.
Ponte Vedra Beach photographer.

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Now Family of 4. Nocatee Family Session.

My favorite part of being a family photographer is not only being able to capture those sweet moments for you, but especially to witness all those amazing changes. There really are no words!
Last time I saw this sweet family it was during their Newborn Session. It’s truly mindblowing how fast those sweet kiddos grew and how their personalities evolved.

I love watching them playing, giggling and going through all the stages of childhood. I often look at them and smile, because as a mom of two children I often understand it all so well.
I also know, that I look back at those times where they were 1… 2… 3 years old, probably until they will be grown-ups, and I want to remember everything even more.

I couldn’t be more grateful to use my talent in such ways and help you freeze time.
So glad I could be here to help you capture them!

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First 48 hours newborn session at hospital. St. Vincents Jacksonville Beach. No words to express this feeling!

Did you ever have that gut feeling that you will be a part of something purely wonderful???

I did.

We waited less or more patiently for this little fellow. He had so many people cheering for him and loving him with all their hearts even before he was born.

I drove to St. Vincent’s Jacksonville Beach hospital to capture First 48 hours session with such excitement and joy. When the door from the hospital suite opened you could feel happiness floating in the air… I felt immediately like a part of the family. NO WORDS TO EXPRESS IT.

Needlessly said, I just became a part of this miracle called “new life” with a camera by my side, documenting every emotional moment I could imagine and believe me… THERE WERE SO MANY OF THEM!

To see grandmothers surrounding him with such care, to see parents thankfully hugging a doctor and then looking at this little human with disbelieve that THEY actually created this truly amazing baby… it’s breathtaking.

It makes my cheeks hurt, brings butterflies to my stomach and tears to my eyes…

First 48hours session demands me being on-call for at least a couple weeks, but oh my goodness!!!! It couldn’t be any more worth the wait!

Hello little fellow… I can’t wait to see all the wonderful things you will do!

 

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Company of three and piles of love! Mom and children session Jacksonville Florida

So this was fun!!!
Dark clouds hung above us and soon rain drizzled a little too much, but thankfully we were able to capture it all almost in between the drops. Agree or not but this hammock shot is just SWEET!!!!
So much love and carefree laugh!
Motherhood is sure not easy and never was but I am so glad I could capture the beautiful essence of it for this mom.
She is the rock for those kiddos, and I sure could see how much she means to them!

Being able to use my talent to create images of children and families that reflect their beautiful relations means everything and no words can express how grateful I am for every opportunity to do so. Starting in 2017 I will not only offer my services to close by families in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, Atlantic Beach etc but I’ve decided that I will be occasionally also travel for it.

Just wait for those photographs!

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Family session in Nocatee.

When capturing families I am looking to get it all: the running, the fuss, the laugh, hug, messy slobber, sometimes even kids not wanting mom+dad to kiss. Hahaha!
But guess what? This is what memories are made of and edititng it out will take a piece out of your life, that one day you might want to remember.

So I am allowing it all because there is amazing beauty in those pictures, and those frames are a huge reason why I love family photography.

How can you not?

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Jacksonville, FL photographer in Discovery Park, Seattle. Because I want to capture motherhood everywhere.

When I get an occasion to not only travel to meet many wonderful photographers, but also to capture one of them, you know I will be 100% on board!
Seattle seems pretty amazing alone, and this, well… that was pretty much a cherry on top!
I followed work of this beautiful talented momma Seattle lifestyle photographer for a long time, and I got to say I was really excited to finally meet those 2 ladies in person!
Time went so fast, but weather was simply amazing and we enjoyed every minute of it, running, climbing and chassing this little firecracker!

Click Away Conference was happening the day after so I knew I would be able to see her once again, but Oh-My-Goodness! I wish I could freeze time because capturing childhood and motherhood for them was simply great!!

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Intimate Maternity Session. Atlantic Beach, Florida.

This session.

Dreamy, soulful, beautiful opportunity to capture love of two people that not only awaiting their first child, but they love each other so deeply that I was afraid images won’t be able reflect on how much.

Session full of intimacy, trust and happiness. Session that I will surely never forget and I am so very much looking forward to photograph first days of those two people becoming parents!

Two locations: home and Atlantic Beach during stormy weather and pure beauty.

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Maternity Shoot Out. Teaching photography.

My first maternity Shoot Out was hosted in Seattle just a couple of weeks ago!

I got to tell you that I wasn’t so sure about this idea at first, but oh, boy!! I am so glad I did it!

There was a lot going on, since while I was there I got news about the possibility of a category 4 hurricane hitting my hometown Jacksonville, FL, where my children and husband were. So you can imagine that my heart was pretty much out of my chest between phone calls confirming that they were fine.

A perfect shoot out for me meant a small group of women, whom I could come to know by name, who’s work I will be familiar with. That was really important for me.

I not only wanted to help them see light and shadows, being able to use small indoor spaces to their advantage, and of course, get beautiful images, but also feel a sense of connection and knowing that I am an open book.

All was ready. Snacks and water on the table. Stunning pregnant lady arranged to meet us at the hotel room where we were shooting. Casual comfortable clothing chosen.

Purposely I did not clean all the space before they came, so I could show them how the “before” looked and what we can do with it. After rearranging some furniture, so many possibilities of light came forward! After closing the blinds, so many new shapes, forms and moods were created… Shadow plays such a huge role in indoor photography for me!

To see excitement in all the ladies’ faces and constant screen sharing was the best, BEST result ever! Each of them were rotating with each different light spot and every single one of them grabbed so many amazing images and showed me a new way to reflect our model’s beauty.

Atmosphere was just amazing!

I was left with a warm feeling and an appreciation for being able to share my abilities with ladies whose talents are simply not deniable!

After this, I know this can not be first and the last time…

Planning Spring workshop in Colorado is already in progress, but I think I found another way  to express myself in this photography world!

More Shoot-outs will be coming!

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LIGHT AND SHADOWS WORKSHOP, JUSTYNA E BUTLER AND MONIKA COLICHIO

Monika Colichio of Monika Colichio Photography and Justyna E. Butler, of Justyna E Butler Photography, master of light, are joining their talent together for one day workshop in the beautiful Colorado.

2 locations, two great photographers, and 2 different ways to use light… either to create soulful illuminate images or create photograph with help of shadows. Great chance for children, family and maternity photographer to learn, get different perspective, create great images and have fun!

Between couple hours of shooting Maternity Session in indoor location, and Family Session in the mountains, we will not only share our knowledge but share our secrets that helped us see world the way you see in our photographs.

COLORADO , NOVEMBER 12th $425 until September 30th!

2 photographers

2 locations: Beautiful house and mountains

2 types of sessions: Maternity and Family

small group of great photographers!

Email to info@mcolichiophotography to register. Limited spots!

Mother and daughter maternity session. Ponte Vedra Beach.

I am looking back at this session and smiling. This little girl’s mom told me that her daughter is quite shy. Pretty much 30 minutes into the session we were chasing each other and holding hands and she smiled with the best toothless smile ever!

So sweet that this big sister was a part of her mom’s Maternity Session!

Connection between mom and a daughter is one of the most beautiful ones and to capture them in such a great moment is just heartwarming, wonderful experience!

Did I mentioned that I am in love with the rainbow flare image of mom??!! Stunning! No editing tricks there, just right lens.

 

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