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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

Look Who Turned 1{By:Lindsey Vavra/Texas Professional Photographer}

I cannot believe Miss Grace is 1 already!  This year has gone by way too fast!!!!  She is the happiest little girl and such a delight to be around!

I love those precious cheeks, twinkling eyes and beautiful smile!!!!  And of course the wonderful drool too….haha!

Grace was a little sleepy for her session with mommy and daddy.  BUT she was on the move and so very precious!  She loved to wave and tell me hi and then run the other direction.

I am so thankful for the oppurtunity to have seen her grow through my lense over the past year!



Such a sweet family!

I just love the expressions here….so much love!

Daddy and his precious little girl!

Isn’t her smile infectious???

These are my favorite shots….she was so funny…and pretty fast!

There is one more image that would go with these two shots perfectly… and dad bent down and both reached their arms out to her and she put her hands up…. like what do you want from me…there is no way I am letting you pick me up…I have places to see…..SO CUTE!!!!  Grace was in total contol of the session!  Look at mom and dad clapping with her.

One more shot of her running away and the super sweet smile….and I think she was clapping too.    What a doll!!!!

Hope you enjoy the video!

March 24, 2011 - 8:37 pm Omar J. Garza - Wasn't she just a couple of months old just yesterday? Time flies too quickly, but it has been captured in these wonderful pics. Mom looks great too. Daddy's in way over his head ! ! !

Sweet Trina{By: JJ & Lindsey Vavra/Professional Photographers in Texas}

Sweet, sweet Trina is such a beautiful and sweet girl! A true joy to be around!

Although we had to fight the wind, we had a great time and I think we captured Trina’s twinkle.

Thank you for letting us spend some time with you!!!!

JJ and I wish you all the best at Texas ATM!

Here are some more images….I really had a hard time choosing….

This is favorite spot and shot.  Trina is really starting to warm up to the camera here!

She is still a little nervous her, but what a beauty!!!

I love the background…who would have thought a full barn would be a great location.

I wonder if mom ever took a shot of Trina sitiing on the tractor tire when she was little????  I would love to see one!

Love this…she looks like she is having fun!


Yep…this was my favorite location for Trina!

Now we are really having fun!!!

The wind was not working with us, but we still got some fun shots!

Hmmm..maybe this one is my favorite????

March 8, 2011 - 9:36 pm Lisa Jones - Love it! The first photo captures her outward beauty and the second her inward beauty. Can't wait to see the rest!!! :)

March 9, 2011 - 6:57 pm Raymond Ponce - Beautiful and Lovely, Lindsey & JJ, You outdid yourselves as always.......Always a Pleasure to view you alls work.

Eric & Ashley 1

Beautifl couple!  Wonderful day!

Love was just seeping out of both Ashley and Eric for each other and all who sournded them!   I have never witnessed such a joyful couple!  If they were nervous it was not visual on the suface.  These to only showed love and cofindence in one another.  It was so much fun to watch!!!!!    My favorite part of the day was when Eric finally got to see and be near Ashley…he just wanted to kiss her…it was almost painful looking for him.  Bless is sweet heart!

Thank you both for letting us be apart of your specail day!!!


Lindsey and JJ


First we have tranquil.

Second we have Peppy!!

Now please let us know which one you like the most.

Future Aggie{By:J.J & Lindsey Vavra/Texas Professional Photographers}

What can say about Hunter other then he is a wonderful, polite and a kind young man with a great future ahead of him!

Hunter, thank you for letting us shoot your senior portraits!

Best wishes to you,

J.J. and Lindsey

January 17, 2015 - 5:49 am Githa - Whoever wrote this, you know how to make a good arcteli.

Mr. C {By:Lindsey Vavra/Texas Professional Photographer}

What a joy it is to welcome a new baby into this world!  And a new family into our Full Of Joy family!  I just think this family is precious and I cannot wait to capture more memories for them!

Thank you for letting us be a small part of your life!


M Family {By:Lindsey & J.J. Vavra/TX Professional Photographers}

Love is in the air!

Such a fun and sweet family!

Four handsome little boys and one precious little girl, and a ton of energy!

Thank you M family for allowing us to be a small part of your lives!  It has been such a blessing to watch your family grow!

Love These Boys! {By:Lindsey & J.J. Vavra/Professional Photographers}

And yet another wonderful family that I have had the pleasure to work with since the youngest were babies….we are so blessed to know them.  All three boys are so sweet and so full of life.  Their smiles just melt my heart!

This session with the B boys, I think was one of the best sessions yet, just because the boys got to run and have fun(maybe too much fun).  I love it when kids get to just be kids…wind blown hair and all!

It has been a blessing to work with them and I hope and pray I get to work with them for many more years to come.  I know these boys are going to be heart breakers :)

Sorry for not posting your sweet boys images sooner!!  I will have to get a shot of these images up on the wall in the amazing frames mom got!  Simply stunning!!!!!

Thank you for letting us be a small part of your lives!!!