Hello there and thanks for wandering in! I would love to get to know you and have the opportunity to get you in front of my Nikon! But before that happens, I’ll give you a little background on me… since that’s what made you mosey in here.
I was born and raised here in Jacksonville, as were several generations of my family before me. I love this city. I was homeschooled, but stayed busy & social with church, ballet, and sports. I earned a B.A. in Comm at Bryan College, situated in the hills just north of Chattanooga.
Shortly after college, I married Phillip - a basketball coach, Christ-loving man, and total goofball - in February of 2007. Our wedding was the best day EVER! Everyone we love together in one place; so much anticipation & joy! We lived in Dallas, Texas and Louisville, Kentucky for the first five years of marriage before moving home. I began taking photos professionally in 2009 when Phillip helped me discover who I was and where I was gifted. He and I grew up together. We changed jobs a dozen times, moved half a dozen times, traveled the world together, and finally settled back home here in Jacksonville in 2011. We love our simple life of good, healthy food, outdoor activity, and quality conversations. We love hosting and hearing stories of joy and struggle that shape the lives before us. We love people.
After MUCH waiting & anticipation (our parenting journey can be seen here and here!), our son, Tripp, was born on February 15th, 2015 and our daughter Evalynn on Feb 1st, 2017. We didn’t realize how much a heart could overflow with love and affection before meeting our babes. And we also didn’t comprehend how swiftly time could pass as when we watch our babes grow and change. Our greatest adventure has been parenting. On the one hand, I can’t wait to see them develop; on the other, I want to freeze time... and that's why I love photography because it makes both possible. I try to capture each new “trick” and the self-satisfied grins that follow. Our photos have become our greatest treasures, and it’s amazingly rewarding to provide such treasures for others.
I continually thank God that my work is something I value and enjoy. I consider it an immense privilege to learn the stories and capture special moments & milestones in the lives of my client-friends. Will you share yours with me?
Love and Light,
Virginia “Ginny” Hobbs