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Welcome to Full of Joy Photography

Welcome to Full of Joy Photography where our specialty is photographing Joyful people.

Lindsey Vavra owns and operates her boutique studio located in Harlingen, TX.  Lindsey's passion for the art of photography started when she had her first child.  She remembers taking her old 35mm camera and snapping away constantly to preserve that memory.  She has since studied through the New York Institute of Photography and continues to attend many workshops and seminars taught by prestigious photographers.  In 2005, Lindsey started her business out of her passion for creating art and life long memories through photography.

Lindsey is a wife and mother of two awesome little boys ages 8 and 4.  She understands deeply how important it is to capture those memories of your precious little ones before they grow and the sweetest moments have passed.  Lindsey's passion is to capture precious memories for you while providing a Joyful experience.  We promise to cherish these fleeting moments with you.

Hugs to you all!

"Let those also who love Your name be Joyful in You" -
Psalm 5:11

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Mr. L {By:Lindsey & JJ Vavra/Harlingen, TX Professional Photographers}

Loved, Loved, Loved working with this precious little man and his sweet parents.  We were honored to be able to capture this cutie while he was here visiting.

I have to say he did great, especially for being almost three weeks old he tolerated me longer then most babies his age would.

Thank you S family for letting us be a small part of your life.  We hope to meet your entire family the next time you are here for a visit!


Lindsey and JJ

He loved being wrapped up!  It helped get him to sleep!

Sweet Little Bunny.


March 27, 2012 - 10:44 pm Jackie Andrews - The pictures are priceless!! We welcome this lttle one into our "extended" family, and our hearts. You have captured the joy we all feel toward this wonderful family, and thier newest addition!

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Preview of Easter Sessions{By:JJ & Lindsey Vavra/ Rio Grande VAlley Professional Photographers}

Here is our sweet Colin helping us set up for our Easter Mini Sessions.  Of course he is wearing a hat due to his terrible hair cut, but I really LOVE the hat!

We still have some openings available and will be open for booking on Monday.  Our Full of Joy team member Christine will be returning calls and emails to help get sessions scheduled.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Have a GREAT St. Patrick’s Day!

Spring Break

Dear Clients!  I have been getting LOTS of phone calls, emails and text the last few days and have too busy to reply to all of them.  My kids are off for Spring Break and I have been playing and doing lots of projects with them.  And my husband had surgery of Tuesday.  On top of all of that I have been working in several extra sessions into this already full week so there has not been enough hours in the day to do it all. SO please be patient with me!  I will get back with you SOON!

November 22, 2015 - 10:31 pm John - - Jess this is sooooooo icebndirle! Seeing the video and pictures reminds me why doing weddings is so much fun. You captured every emotion and detail that you often miss in the midst of working or even being the bride. I totally agree working with Ashley was much more like working with a friend than a client. What a great pair and great family. Brian+Ashley+Jessica= Pure Awesomeness!!!!(Ashley's word). *tear*

Easter Mini Sessions With Live Bunnies {By:Lindsey Vavra/Rio Grande Valley Professional Photographer}

We are SO excited for our Easter Mini Sessions!  We adopted two new additions to our family that will be participating in the Spring Mini Session. Precious, fluffy, lop-eared bunnies! They still remain nameless; we are debating between Sir Hops Alot, Snowy, Thumper and Mr. Fluffers.  Our boys are beyond thrilled and so are we!  There were other big beautiful bunnies that we wanted, but we bought two brothers(how appropriate for our boys)who are 5 weeks old.  We wanted them young enough to adapt to our kids and yours.  They are being treated like kings and have a huge bunny palace to live in.    They will be very furry and fat for their sessions at the end of March.  :)

We will be posting sample photos of our boys with their bunnies soon.  Well, at least one of the boys will model for us, our youngest got THE WORST hair cut this weekend :(

Call us to book your Easter Mini Session!

March 6, 2012 - 2:31 am Diana Garcia - I would like to see about setting up an appointment for a 4 yr old boy! I can be reached at 956-778-0626 or by email thanks Diana

March 16, 2012 - 2:39 am Jared Young - Just saw your Easter post and was hoping you still had spaces available or would be able to squeeze us in (4 month old and 9 yr old). Please contact me at 956-433-1498 and/or my email above. If you're unable to book an appointment, I would still appreciate it if you could contact me for more information with a future session. Thank you.

February 28, 2013 - 6:26 pm Nancy Nguyen - I would like to see about scheduling a mini session for my children and grandchildren 2 sons, 1 daughter in law and 2 grand daughters (5 and 4) and 1 grand son (4). I live in Houston so I would have to let them know when and where. That is totaly if you have spaces available. My contact number is 281-961-2144. FYI you just photographed my grand daughters at RGVAS.

March 2, 2013 - 2:19 am Lindsey Vavra - Nancy-I need you to email me. I don't have contact information for you :)

March 12, 2013 - 4:20 pm Mini - I would like to schedule an easter mini session for my kids with bunnies. Please call me at 832-228-6264. Thank you.

Rock The Love – KEEPS ROCKIN’!

February 23

Thank you to all who participated in the “Rock the Love” fundraiser.  Praise the Lord that with everyone’s efforts we were able to raise $750 just in donations. With all the package orders, we are able to donate even more for these two precious families.  I hope to get final information to you once all orders have been received.  I thank Journey Preschool and all the families that gave so generously for the blessing that we were all able to share in.

Here is the latest information with both families:

Logan Baugher: This past December the family received bad news. Logan’s leukemia was back. And this time, it was even worse than the first go-around.  When they took him back to St. Jude’s, they found out that it was spreading throughout his body like wildfire, according to family.  They started chemo on Logan once again but it didn’t work this time.  “The leukemia was winning, it was just spreading rapidly. The doctors basically said there was not a lot more they could do for Logan.”  Even though the doctors have no hope and weren’t expecting him to make it to his 12th birthday last week, Logan continues to amaze and baffle all.  His mother is hoping for a treatment where he can receive her “killer cells” soon.  Logan was baptized on his birthday weekend.  He says he has a peace inside of him like he has never had & that his “insides” feel great.

Lorissa Gonzales: This year has brought joy and disappointment for this family.  After nearly a month of clinical trials of chemotherapy and traveling to and from Houston numerous times, her local doctor has determined that the state of her cancer has remained unchanged.  Beginning this week, she will begin yet another month-long round of new chemotherapy, locally.  Pray for Lorissa as she endures the many aspects of pain involved with treatment. Also, pray for her family as they persevere.  On the other hand, Lorissa believes and loves the Lord and knows His love, as well as the love of her many friends.

I hope you enjoy seeing all these amazing kiddos!  Thank you so much for your help and continued prayer.