Thank you for stopping by! This blog is a place to get a sneak peek into the fabulous world I am surrounded by. I am a wife to an amazing husband of almost 15 years, mom to two perfect kiddos and a photographer of some of the most beautiful people on the planet. Capturing special moments with my camera and preserving them forever is my passion. If you would like for me to capture special moments for you and your family, contact me today! I look forward to getting to know you and your fabulous world.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Beautiful inside and out-Jacksonville Family Photographer

I am absolutely smitten with Miss A! She was so much fun to be around...swapping jokes, 2nd grade stories and a list of past and present pets. She is self confident and sweet, two of my favorite traits in any young girl! In about 7 years I'm gonna need my son to give her a call :) Hope you enjoy your sneak peek Miss A, get ready to sign some autographs!!!











Monday, November 29, 2010

Water Fountain Fun-Jacksonville Family Photographer

You just never know what is going to happen at one of my sessions, lol. This adorable little one is always on the go and the temptation to play in the water fountain was just too much for him! Not that I blame him, I was tempted myself to jump in and splash around! Thanks Mr. E for letting me play match-box cars, you are going to be a great big brother :)






Saturday, November 27, 2010

Just Thankful-Jacksonville Family Photographer

I hope everyone had a joyous Thanksgiving holiday with their family and friends! I personally have so much to be thankful for. I am able to do what I love for a living (thanks to you) and I have a loving family that is supportive and most importantly, healthy. I will not take that for granted!!!
I am excited to share with you all of the fabulous Christmas sessions that I have been having over the past several weeks but I am going to wait a little bit longer to give everyone time to send out their Christmas cards :) It is so much fun every year to receive cards with pictures I have taken (I keep them all cause I just can't throw them out).
I am also excited about some changes I will be making starting January 1. I will be offering a line of exciting products from frames to phone covers...more details coming soon!!!
There will be some minor pricing changes as well so if you would like to take advantage of the pricing as it is right now, please note that you will have to book your session prior to Dec 31.
Lastly I have put together a Facebook page just for my photography...that way you can get updates quicker! Click the link at the top of the blog that says "facebook" and it will take you right there. Contests and sales will be put on my FB page first!
And a post just isn't a post without a pic...my niece Zoe to brighten your day...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Black Friday Special-Jacksonville Family Photographer

You don't have to wait in line at Toys R Us at 12:01am on Black Friday to get the best deal in town...all you have to do is tune in right here!

I'm super excited to offer my first ever Black Friday Special for Wendy Updegraff Photography. Here are the details:

If you book a "Mine all Mine" session for the month of January you will have the choice of one of the following for FREE!




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I will customize either an iphone cover (available for 3G or iphone 4) or a set of 3 mini accordion albums from your session. These are two of the new products that I will be offering starting in 2011...more details on all of the new items are coming soon!

Now here is the nitty gritty about the deal (no exceptions):
1) the actual session must take place between January 2nd and January 31st
2) the package must be the Mine all Mine
3) the Session Fee must be received by December 1st
4) You must contact me on Friday November 26th to book your session

So if your husband is still looking for the perfect gift for you, just tell him to send me an email on Black Friday to book your session!

If you have any questions, just let me know!
email me at updegraffphotography@yahoo.com or call me at 904-708-3864.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Due Date-Jacksonville Family Photographer

I owe a lot to this family...probably a lot more than they know. I first photographed them 2 years ago and I walked away from their session and decided that no matter what I had to do to get there, I was going to eventually be a full time photographer.

Now, in addition to their beautiful daughter, they have an adorable little boy and a little one on the way...so of course we had to stop by the theater who was showing "Due Date" for a quick pic! I really appreciate you guys for choosing me and also for inspiring me...thank you!









Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Miss Z-Jacksonville Family Photographer

Last week I headed over to my beautiful niece's house for her 5 month pictures...she is a natural :)








Sunday, November 14, 2010

My Family-Jacksonville Family Photographer

This year my very talented sister was kind enough to take some family pictures for me to use on our Christmas cards. I'll show you the end result as soon as I receive them but in the mean time...here are the ones we didn't use for our card.

(important foot note- for those clients who know how hard it is to get their kids to behave during pictures...my kids were no exception...fighting in between the shots, threats if there are bad smiles, etc. happened in the making of these pictures)








Friday, November 12, 2010

a Perfect Match-Jacksonville Maternity Photographer

It's always fun to me to meet the couples I have only "known" via email and facebook. This amazing couple was so much fun to be around and I am really lucky to be able to call them my new friends! If we wouldn't have run out of light, I could have photographed them all night. You could sense the love and excitement they both have for what is about to come in their life. I know I've said it before, but I really do have the best looking clients around!!! I can't wait to meet the newest member of the NC State Wolfpack ;)