salt run series • photos by evergold

I am completely speechless. The Salt Run Series release was more than I could’ve ever imagined! Thank you so much for showing up, purchasing art, and sharing in the excitement. I’m approaching my fifth year in business as a full time artist, and Thursday night was confirmation that I’m on the right path. It’s funny that I didn’t think this path was possible (several times in my life), but now, I feel like this is just the beginning of a very exciting journey. So, I want to say thank you. You are not only supporting my dream career as an artist, but you’re supporting our family. We are forever grateful for you. Four original paintings are on display and available to purchase at Gray 1908 + Juniper Market, right outside my studio door at 73 San Marco Avenue, Saint Augustine, Florida. These paintings are also available to purchase online, along with a variety of prints on my website, jenna-alexander.com. The next series and release date will be announced in a few weeks!

– Jenna

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Photography : Evergold

Location : Gray 1908 + Juniper Market

Hair : Braid Bar STA

Necklaces : Gee Jewelry + Southern Shell Co

Dress : Declaration

betsy + dalton | kansas city wedding

betsy and dalton, y’all. it’s hard to find words to describe how special this wedding is, because this girl is so dear to my heart. i had the privilege of growing up with betsy’s family in kansas city, and man, the best childhood memories came from spending time with the blessen family. including the time they stormed into my room banging pots and pans at 5 am to kidnap me for a surprise birthday outing at krispy kreme donuts. heart of gold, family of gold, and dalton, well he fits right in! i’m obviously biased, but this wedding definitely makes my top 5 list. i hope you enjoy the photos, and get ready to see a bride mooning her bridesmaids during her dress reveal. yep. that happened. enjoy!

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canon 5d mark iii | 85 l, 35 l

christmas mini sessions | 2017

florida can do a white christmas, too! it’s just inside, in front of a white wall, with cotton balls strung from the ceiling. we try, but let’s be honest, this is the closest we’re getting to a white christmas. i am SO excited to announce this years’ mini sessions. this year, drum roll please, the sessions will be held INSIDE at my studio in uptown st. augustine. feather + bloom will be making the beautiful eucalyptus + pine garland, as well as the mistletoe prop and mini wreathes (perfect for your littles to hold). along with those green pops, a white basket will be filled with other props including a cute wooden nutcracker, pine cones, cotton (real from the field), and cotton balls (for tossing in the air!). for seated poses, a woven black and white rug as well as a faux fur rug are available. the set is intentionally neutral so you can wear whatever tickles your fancy! and please, feel free to bring any additional props to complete your christmas photo vision! oh, and the best part? juniper market is right outside my studio door for mom and dad’s coffee and your little’s cookie! if you’re interested in booking a session, please email me at jennaalexanderart@gmail.com, or inquire in the “get in touch” section of the website.

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the deets:

15 minute session

15 + edited / retouched images

online gallery + print release

friday, november 10th + saturday, november 11th

73 san marco avenue

parking behind the building

free AC (only a joke)

$175

the strickland family

leather german overalls, ice cream sandwiches, and avilles street? yes please! what a great time shared with the strickland family last week! katrine contacted me for a family shoot and i was super excited to pair these awesome german outfits with the perfect backdrop of cobblestone roads in downtown st. augustine, for that old world feel. the ice cream sandwiches, which made for a great prop, totally cooled off the kids in the 90 degree weather, too! katrine is working on a super cool app that organizes your personal photos and thoughts and stores them – think like a treasure box or a scrap book, but on your phone! it’s called soulments, and it will be released soon! so excited for her endeavors, and happy i got to meet her and her sweet family! enjoy the photos!

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canon 5d mark iii | 35 mm

baby rosie | newborn

guys. really, i think this is my favorite newborn session yet. all the stars aligned for this shoot, and even more, for this sweet carolyn rose, aka, rosie! welcome to the world, sweet baby! brittany and sean, welcome to parenthood. it’s the best thing in all of time.

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canon 5d mark iii | 35 mm

jamie + royce | st. augustine engagement

 

 

these two! man, i try to convince all of my clients to do a sunrise session, and these two were brave enough to accept the challenge! with the sun rising over the fort, it was a no-brainer to get that back lit gleam for their engagement photos. i love jamie, because she walked into my studio knowing exactly what she wanted: photos at the fort and a vine wall. the fort was a piece of cake. the vine wall, not so much. the famous one by casa monica (all you photographers out there know about it), had been hacked off when we pulled up! fortunately, we had a back up vine wall on orange street close to downtown. i am so happy with how all the images came out and excited for their venture as husband and wife in the near future! congratulations, love birds!

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canon mark iii 5d | 35 mm

maggie + geoff | st. augustine wedding

old florida themed. stunning bride. handsome groom. kind people. white trolley. kumquat arrangements. magnolia avenue. river house. st. augustine. talk about a beautiful wedding in every aspect. congratulations, maggie + geoff. you made my job hella fun that day.

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canon 5d mark iii | 85 l, 35 l

amy | maternity

um this stellar yogi mama is amazing! amy owns a local yoga shop, 8 limbs boutique, on the island in st. augustine. this is her third baby and so she knows how to rock pregnancy, but i mean come on, she’s gone way above and beyond (you’ll see when you scroll down and check out all her amazing yoga positions). i had a great time photographing these fun yoga poses along with her family who joined us later! congratulations, amy!

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canon 5d mark iii | 35 mm

geoff + maggie

love these two! geoff and maggie are having an ‘old florida’ themed wedding so we decided to take their engagement photos at the foot of the lighthouse with all the beautiful greenery and the shrimp boat dock near downtown st. augustine. both locations were stunning, but my personal favorite was the shrimp boat dock, mostly because it was such a unique setting: rustic metal, weathered wood, and calm waters. i am so excited to be apart of this lovely couple’s wedding in late spring! congratulations and enjoy!

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canon 5d | 35 mm

navy grace’s nursery reveal

designing my daughter’s room has been such a fun project for me. i wanted her room to feel sophisticated, warm, alive (hence all the plants) and something she could grow into (we can do without pinks and purples for now!). the inspiration for the entire room came from the idea of painting a mural on her wall. i knew i wanted one accent wall navy, after all, that is her name, and some type of “nap time botanical” as the mural. our little florida neighborhood is filled with kumquat and magnolia trees, so that’s how i chose the plants—plus those pops of white and orange are so fun! i used acrylic paint (ew…not a fan) on the mural and that took couple months of short painting sessions here and there, mostly while jensen napped (which means i’ve held true to my “nap time botanical” theme). i’m really not sure how long the entire project took me, but i am happy with how it turned out. really! y’all know patterns and colors is new for me – usually everything is white! the rest of her room (which is white) pulled together quickly after the mural was finished. we had most of the large pieces of furniture from jensen’s nursery including the crib and rocking chair while the dreamy white bookcase came from my childhood home! we salvaged the gold mirror when we bought our cottage and the bar cart (as a makeshift changing table) was a fun addition to the room because za and i have been wanting one for awhile (once she’s potty trained, there will definitely be liquor on that cart)! all of the decorations / fun knick knacks were given to navy from loved ones. i hope you enjoy the photos (below the photos is a list of shout outs)!

bar cart : joss + main

gray glider : west elm

letter board : letterfolk co

organic cotton crib sheet : little unicorn

wooden camera : craffox kids

unicorn stuffed animal : land of nod

letter “n” : anthropologie

hanging planter : ikea

floor planter : west to east

blue + white checkered swaddle : declaration & co

pacifier : natursutten

rose pacifier clip : ryan & rose

gold polka dot changing cover : land of nod

wooden rattle : bannor toys

edison bulbs : world market

navy felt bins : land of nod

moccasins : minnetonka