Jacksonville, FL Photography Spotlight with Jordan M Photo

Location Guides

Hey there, milspouse photographer! If you are heading to NS Mayport or NAS Jacksonville, I’m excited for you to check out this location guide. Jordan Smith of Jordan M Photo is sharing her experience in this Jacksonville, FL Photography Spotlight!

What are your top three favorite locations for sessions? Briefly share about each.

Little Talbot Island

This beautiful beach location is 30 mins north of Jacksonville and has tons of driftwood!

Couple holding hands and walking at Little Talbot Island in Jordan M Photo's Jacksonville, FL Photography Spotlight
Little Talbot Island, Jordan M Photo

Alpine Groves Park

This park is in a fruit cove with lots of greenery and Spanish moss. There is a cute white cottage and water views too!

Parents playing with a blanket with their daughter at Alpine Groves Park in Jordan M Photo's Jacksonville, FL Photography Spotlight
Alpine Groves Park, Jordan M Photo

Johansen Park

This beautiful green space with lots of big trees and a cute tree swing is just 5 minutes from the beach!

Pregnant mama sitting with her toddler in Johansen Park in Jordan M Photo's Jacksonville, FL Photography Spotlight
Johansen Park, Jordan M Photo

What should an incoming photographer know about permits in this area?

Permits totally depend on location, but always check for permit requirements for any historical sites or museums. For example, Cummer Museum and Gardens requires a permit for shooting and you can only shoot on certain dates & times!

What is the biggest piece of advice you’d give to an incoming photographer?

Reach out to make friends with local photographers! The photographer community here is generally super supportive!

Where can other milspouse photographers connect with you?


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I've been navigating military life with my family since 2008. In that time, I went from a full-time classroom teacher to an online course designer to a photographer. Actually, I still teach a little math on the side because I just love it too much!

Through it all, I've discovered how passionate I am about connecting with military families. Whether it's taking photos at a retirement ceremony, coaching a fellow milspouse photographer, or just grabbing coffee with a new squadron friend, I love this community. And as a teacher at heart, I'm excited to use this space to share what I've learned about business and life with you.


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