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Featured Studio Photographer: Christy Whitehead Photography

July 17, 2019

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I’ve been wanting to feature Christy Whitehead Photography on my blog for a while. She was one of the first photographers to take me under her wing when I moved to Jacksonville and helped shape me into the full-service photographer I am today.

One of the things I’ve always admired about Christy is her dedication to printed media. As a photographer who specializes in newborns, families, maternity and headshots she owns a fantastic studio on Chaffee and 10 where she offers a wide variety of printed products.


What lead you to opening your own photography studio?

I was a journalist first. I started doing photography along with my news stories. I used to do a lot of work for police publications–the trade publications for law enforcement that taught them different things and talked about new technology. It could get crazy out there on the street with them. I had to stop when I got pregnant with my daughter. I’d been doing family photography as well and that side just took over.

What is your favorite part about your photography studio?

Having a studio def. Has its advantages. For one, I don’t have to worry about rain! I have TONS of props and outfits right there, ready to go. I also go on location, but having the studio is super nice.

What do you specialize in?

Newborns, families, cake smashes, pets and headshots.

What is your favorite part about your photography studio?

Having a studio def. Has its advantages. For one, I don’t have to worry about rain! I have TONS of props and outfits right there, ready to go. I also go on location, but having the studio is super nice.What do you specialize in? Newborns, families, cake smashes, pets and headshots. 

Tell us a bit about what we can find in your studio!

We have a surprisingly large studio, 2400 SF. On one side is the studio with LOTS of different background options from simple white to complex backgrounds that look like bricks, etc. We have a nice sitting area for our clients, which gets used a lot during newborn sessions. It has a fridge and snacks. On the other side is the Ordering Room, where I show clients their images on the big screen.

What’s your favorite way to display photos?

Metal is super fun, modern and durable. Plus, the colors really pop.

What else do you want people to know?

I am licensed, insured and create a custom experience for every client. Like Disney? No problem! In the military and want to use your uniform, no problem!

Fast Fun Facts:

What is THE thing you would recommend to do for someone new in town?

Go to St. Augustine? LOL. Not sure. I like history and cultural stuff. I hope Jax gets an aquarium soon. I’ve been surprised by other cities and how much more they have to offer than we do. I was in Okla City and they had an AWESOME museum, right next to their zoo and they had a river area with kayak rentals. They had splash pads in the neighborhood parks. I wish our city council would take notice. 

What’s something you can’t live without?

Sadly, my cell phone. If I was on an island or on Survivor, I’d need my chapstick.

What’s your current obsession?

Game of Thrones was a recent one. I know, it has just ended and all, HATED the ending. That just felt like a hack job that was rushed through and didn’t make sense. Haven’t found my next obsession yet.

What’s your favorite food?

Depends on my mood. I used to LOVE Carino’s spaghetti. I love a good pizza. Chocolate covered strawberries. Cake batter. Puerto Rican food.

Favorite restaurant?

Probably Bahama Breeze. Their salad dressing is soo fresh. Love their fruit in sorbet. And their fried chicken is fantastic.

Favorite  staycation in the area?

We love going to Crystal River to swim with the manatees. A hotel near St. George Street in St. Augustine is always fun. Savannah is a good, quick little jaunt. 

Get in touch with Christy Whitehead Photography:

www.Jaxphotographer.com

904-891-0359

christy@jaxphotographer.com

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