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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

G Family {By: JJ & Lindsey/Texas Professional Photographers}

JJ and I more then enjoyed the session with this super sweet family from Weslaco.

I have not seen them their oldest turned one and it was such a joy to see how much he is grown.  He is just precious and full of energy.  Little Noah is just as precious, but was not too sure about me.  He also was pretty sleepy, but I still think he did terrific.

One thing is for certain this family has the most gorgeous eyelashes.

Thank you G family for letting us have some fun with you!

July 7, 2011 - 3:39 pm Andrew - Thank you both. You have captured my beautiful family. We had a great day. Continued Blessings.

Miss K {By:JJ & Lindsey Vavra/Texas Professional Photographers}

What a sweet and beautiful girl Miss K is.  She made our job very easy and fun!

I must say I am a little jealous of her curly hair !

Best wishes to you and your future.  Have fun in South Carolina!

November 22, 2015 - 10:37 pm Tsugumi - Barbours, and will never wear anything else. a0Nothing ages like the waxed coottn of a Barbour, and reproofing keeps it on track for it's nine lives. a0Don't have one yet? a0What are you waiting

Miss B {By:JJ & Lindsey Vavra/Texas Professional Photographers}

We are beyond backed up with posting images for everyone to view.  I’m not certain I will catch up and that is okay!  We like to share all we are up to, because we love what we do.   Anyhow, here are a few images from one of our amazing 2011 Seniors.


It has been a pleasure to work with you over the years!  Best wishes to your bright future!

Keep in touch,

Lindsey and JJ

We are back!

JJ and I just got back from a week of amazing photography education.  We are beyond excited about all that we learned.  JJ learned a ton of wonderful new information about natural light to share with his students at the local college that he teaches at.  I learned a ton of wonderful business information, along with some amazing newborn sesssion tips.

We are so excited for the new changes to come with our business.  As always, we are working hard to become better at what we do for you, our wonderful clients.  I can’t wait to share more… so stay tuned!!

A couple of important things:

1. We are booked for the month of May.  If you wish to be on our waiting list, please give us a call or send us an email.  June is booking up rather quickly, so call us soon to reserve your session date.

2.Coming up in June will be Father’s Day limited edition sessions and our first ever  “Mommy and Me” photography class. Yes, we are finally going to offer classes for mommies or daddies who want to learn to capture better images of their kids, just being kids.  More information to come very soon! Dates and locations to be announced.

Also, while we were away at school we got to meet the newest member of our family, our new nephew, Noah Stone.

Here is a little peek from his session:

Jilly Bean is One Already {By: JJ & Lindsey/Texas Photographers}

Here is a little peak from Jilly Bean’s one year session with her big brothers.  I love these kiddos!!!!

I just love the one on the right with her looking at her shoes.  She is so tiny that her shoes are too big…that does not keep her from moving :)

I loved this tone for these images….she is such a beauty!

Annalynn Rae {By:JJ & Lindsey Vavra/Texas Professional Photographers}

Sweet Baby Annalynn!  We love this baby girl and so lucky to be friends with her terrific family.

Annalynn was not the easiest newborn to shoot, but you would never guess by the images.   She did not like us moving her and was a light sleeper…not fussy..she just did not want to stay asleep. :)

Thank you guys for allow us to capture some memories of Annlynn while she was so tiny!


Lindsey & JJ

Annalynn’s  birth announcement

The G Boys{By:Lindsey & JJ Vavra/ Texas Professional Photographers}

I have gotten so behind on my posting images to the site for everyone to see.  Such a wonderful crazy time of the year with seniors and spring!!!

ANYHOW- Here are two of my favorite boys.  Kai is not sure of  about me, but Nolan loves me and I love him.  They both are growing up so fast and are too cute!

Thank you for letting us capture a few precious shots of them!


Look at Nolan’s beautiful eyes and  lashes…heart breaker.  Kai has the same eyes….and don’t you just love how little ones can fold up so small…so very cute.?!

I cannot believe that I’m posting this image, but I am…without editing.  This was session number four of the day after two soccer games….so I look REALLY rough.  I’m so thankful for my wonderful husband who took this shot of me and my buddy Nolan. JJ does not always get to come to sessions, but it is awesome when he does! That way  I can run and be goofy with the kids to get the posed while he shoots.   And man do I run and get a work out…..I had dirt in places that I have NO idea how it got there after that day full of kiddo sessions.  :)

Love you Garcia Family!!!!!