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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

Full Of Joy Photography Important Information! :)

Hello to all of our future and existing clients,


Just to inform everyone, Full of Joy will be closed May 24th-June 11th. We will only be in serving current clients and shooting previously booked sessions during this time.

On June 11th we will open again and we will have a fantastic assistant to help us keep up with your precious emails and phone calls.   Yay! We are so excited to be able to serve our clients, all of you, better!

We are currently booked through June and the first two weeks of July.  We will begin taking appointments, returning phone calls/emails again on the 11th of June.

Thank you all! We really look forward to working with you soon!

Have a joyful and blessed day!


December 4, 2013 - 6:15 pm Lisa McVey - Hello! I am looking for someone to photograph my family. I want a Christmas look to the picture of the family. My family is large..4 boys ( ages 10, 7, 2, 2) and 2 girls (ages 15, 5). If you have any ideas or availability, please let me know.

Sweet Little Sister{By:Lindsey Vavra/Rio Grande Valley Newborn Photographer}

There is no doubt that this sweet baby girl is beyond loved. The entire family is so excited she is here.

Miss Clara was A DREAM to work with at her session.  And her siblings were amazing too for their little session with her.

I truly have been blessed with the opportunity to work with this wonderful family!

Thank you H Family for allowing me to capture sweet memories of your children for you!


Sweet Baby O{By:Lindsey & JJ Vavra/ Mission, TX Newborn Photographers}

What a JOY it was to work with this beautiful baby girl.  She was so sweet. And OH MY, how I love her GORGEOUS hair!

I loved the ideas that mom had for O’s session.  I just love the books they brought and the colors that were selected.

Thank you M family for letting me capture your beautiful daughter! It was such a blessing!

Sweet Little E {By:Lindsey & JJ Vavra/Brownsville Newborn Photographers}


I have been trying to post this session for a while now and kept having issues loading ot my site.  Our facebook page is always the best place to go for our most current work :)

ANYHOW- I loved working with this beautiful girl and her parents!




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

This little guy was the smiliest, sweetest and flirtiest little 2 month old that I have ever been blessed to work with!  I may not have been able to keep him asleep for long, but I LOVE these images!

The first one is being printed as a large canvas for the studio! I can’t wait to get it on the wall and look at this sweet face everyday!



All because two people fell in love {By:Lindsey&JJ Vavra/Brownsville/Harlingen Professional Photographers}

JJ and I really enjoyed working with this beautiful couple.  They are so excited about becoming parents and I think they are going to be great!

I can’t wait to get my hands on their baby girl in the next couple of weeks!!!  I am praying for a safe and smooth delivery.

Thank you M family for letting us capture this time in your lives.



December 3, 2012 - 1:44 pm Jill Hodges - Absolutely beautiful pictures!!! You did an outstanding job!!