The Thornhill Family | Maternity & Family Photography Session | Camp Milton in Jacksonville, Florida


It was a beautiful summer evening when I met Emily, Zach and Lucas at Camp Milton for their maternity + family photography session. Emily knew she wanted a location that would give off fall vibes and not scream Florida and boy did this location deliver! You’d never know that it was 90+ degrees with humidity so high it smacked you in the face the instant you walked outside.

Emily, Zach and I seemed to hit it off immediately, talking about motherhood, life in Florida, being a Navy wife, etc. but Lucas wanted little to do with me or my camera. I tried pulling out all my usual tricks but nothing seemed to warm him up until his Mom mentioned that he liked to dance and ‘Trolls’ just happened to be his favorite movie at the moment. Well, hot darn! That just so happens to be a favorite in my house too - I quickly pulled out my phone to blare some songs from Trolls in an attempt to get Lucas to connect with me boy did he bust out the dance moves. It was the sweetest thing to see him giggle, wiggle and shake his little body to the beat of ‘Hair Up’.

The mid-session dance party was definitely a highlight, but getting to know this sweet family was my favorite part. I hope you enjoy this maternity + family session as much as I enjoyed photographing them!