Month: December 2016

The Highlights of 2016

A Review of the Highlights of 2016

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It is so hard to believe that 2016 is coming to a close. Although it has been a year filled with many struggles and challenges, this year has been one of the biggest years for us! We feel so blessed to do what we love while having the opportunity to work with some amazing clients and vendors!

There were so many highlights this year. We crossed off three dream venues on our bucket list! Vizcaya, the Addison and the Flagler Museum were venues we always dreamed of shooting at and this year we did!

With so many beautiful moments at so many incredible locations a blog post sharing the highlights of 2016 was in order. We hope you enjoy a few of our favorite moments in 2016.

From our family to yours, we wish you a very happy New Year!

Here’s to a wonderful 2017!



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First off, our first styled shoot! A dreamy Palm Beach Wedding inspiration shoot:

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Carrie and Matt’s fairytale engagement shoot at Vizcaya in Miami, Florida

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Carrie and Matt’s fairytale wedding in Worth Avenue:

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Kirsten and Tristan’s dreamy rustic wedding in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida:

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Micheal and Frilancy’s Palm Beach portraits:

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Scott and Rochelle’s romantic spring wedding at The Addison in Boca Raton, Florida:

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Kelsey and Ben’s Palm Beach engagement session was just perfection:

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Fall Weddings & Portrait Sessions:


Jennny & Danny’s Summer Palm Beach Engagement:

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Danae and Ricky’s Breezy Bohemian Engagement on Palm Beach Island:

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Robyn and Chuck’s Palm Beach Inlet Engagement:

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Finally, our favorite wedding of the year!! A.J. and Laura’s Flagler Museum Wedding in Palm Beach, Florida:

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Robyn and Chuck’s Singer Island Wedding:

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Lauren and Phillip’s romantic engagement at the Breakers Palm Beach:

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Lindsay and Gyles’ tropical beach wedding Bonita Spring, Florida

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Chelsey and Simo’s joyful wedding day in Lake Worth, Florida:

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Alexis and John’s romantic one-year anniversary portrait shoot at Riverbend Park in Jupiter, Florida:

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Brooke and Mathew’s dreamy fall wedding in Wellington, Florida:

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Kristen and Alex’s North Palm Beach engagement shoot:

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Alicia and Robert’s wedding at the Sundy House in Delray Beach, Florida:

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Jessica and Kasey’s nautical wedding in Wellington, Florida:

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Jasia and Bruce’s elegant rustic wedding:

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Frank and Brooke’s Christmas maternity portraits:

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Credits:

Location: Palm Beach County, Miami and Fort Myers

Photography: Crystal Bolin Photography

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Our 2016 Christmas Portraits

Our 2016 Christmas Portraits

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Even though we are photographers and I grew up having my photograph taken all the time by my mom, we are really bad about getting our photos taken! However, just like my mom always made it a priority, I always try to have Christmas portraits done of us every year. Sometimes I’m on my A-game and have them done by the end of October or other times (Cough* cough*, this year) they don’t get done until the week before Christmas! But one thing, or I should say one person, I can always count on is my best friend Brooke Carter to capture us oh-so-perfectly!

Every year for the past three years, we have dressed up, picked a spot and taken each other’s Christmas photos. We always have a great time and it’s the perfect way to get our photos done quickly. If you want to see Brooke and Frank’s Christmas photos click here. This year they had a special announcement included in their shoot!

Brooke has been one of my best friends for a little over nine years now and over the years I’ve taught her the essentials of photography. She has assisted me in a handful of shoots and has even been my second shooter for a few weddings. When it comes to aesthetics and composition she thinks just like me. Plus she knows her angles too, so I always feel like I’m being captured in a flattering way.

After our shoots, went spend way too many hours gushing over the photos as I edit our favorites. This has definitely become one of my favorite Christmas traditions! Here are a few of my favorite shots!

From our family to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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Details behind our 2016 Christmas Portraits:

Location: Palm Beach, Florida

Photography: Brooke Carter

Editing: Crystal Bolin

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Brooke & Frank | Palm Beach Maternity Christmas Portraits

Palm Beach Maternity Christmas Portraits

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It’s that time of year! Time to snuggle up close with the one you love, share some cheer and have some Christmas portraits taken! These Palm Beach maternity Christmas portraits were special ones because they were for our dear friends Frank and Brooke who have a very precious Christmas gift on its way! As you may remember, back in early November I shared their pregnancy announcement photos. And for this shoot, they are excited to announce the gender of their baby!

Last weekend, they had a Christmas gender reveal party. The theme was “Baby it’s cold outside”! How cute is that!? Brooke and Frank wanted to be surprised along with everyone else at the party so in the weeks leading up to the party Brooke asked if I would be the person to find out, keep the secret and find something Christmas related for them to open at the party that would reveal the gender of their baby. I was so honored to be the first know and couldn’t wait to find the perfect gift! Once I received the envelope from the doctor stating the gender, I immediately went out looking for a Christmas ornament!

After searching at a few places, I found the perfect one. “There is no greater gift than the love of a son”, it read. That’s right, they are having a BOY! When they opened it at the party and read it, their faces were priceless. It was a perfect moment.

The following day, we captured a few joyful Christmas maternity portraits in Palm Beach, Florida. Here are a few of our favorites! Enjoy!


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To see Frank and Brooke’s Christmas photos from last year click here.


Details behind these Palm Beach Maternity Christmas Portraits:

Location: Palm Beach, Florida

Photography: Crystal Bolin

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