Month: January 2017

A day at Ross Witham Beach & the House of Refuge on Hutchinson Island

A day at Ross Witham Beach & House of Refuge

A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (24)


There are many reasons why I love Florida. On any given day you can take a short or long road trip north or south along the coast. Breathtaking views surround you as you cruise along A1A. Even though I have lived in Florida my entire life, I have come to realize I have yet to discover all of the many treasures that make up this place that I like to call, paradise.

On Martin Luther King day, since Andrew and I had a day off, we decided to take a drive north up the coast. We found ourselves at Ross Witham Beach on Hutchinson Island in Martin County. Teal waters crashing against the rocky shoreline filled the scene. The view was perfection.

Just when I think I have seen all Florida has to offer, I come across absolutely stunning slice of paradise. Take a trip with us to the the rocky seashore of Ross Witham Beach! An unexpected gem just behind the historic House of Refuge in Martin County.

History about the House of Refuge

Built in the early 1900’s, The House of Refuge at Gilbert’s Bar is the only remaining House of Refuge. Built as one of ten along the east coast of Florida, it is the oldest structure in Martin County and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Houses of Refuge were designated as havens for shipwrecked sailors and travelers along the sparsely populated Atlantic coastline of Florida. Run by the United States Lifesaving Service, the Houses played a critical role in a time when sailing ships dominated the world commerce.


Teal waves at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (23) These teal waves were incredible! A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (22) A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (21)Tripods are awesome for capturing moments like these! 🙂A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County | Palm Beach Photographers: Crystal and Andrew Bolin A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (44) A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (17) A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (16)A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (15) A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (31) The House of Refuge.A Day at the House of Refuge Beach in Hutchinson Island, Florida (13) A Day at the House of Refuge Beach in Hutchinson Island, Florida (12)Then we took a coffee break at the Blue Door Coffee Bar which was the perfect “pick me up”! Coffee Bar Blue Door in Stuart, FloridaThe Blue door Coffee House in Stuart, Florida (10) Lastly, we ended the evening watching the sun set back at Ross Witham BeachA Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (9) A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (8) The beach looks so different only a few hours later.A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (7) A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (6)A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (5) A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (1) Dreamy seashore at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (2) Just moments before an unexpected wave crashed and got me soaked! But these photos were worth it! 🙂 A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (3) A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (4)


Details about this day at Ross Witham Beach and The House of Refuge:

Locations: Ross Witham Beach, The House of Refuge and the Blue Door Coffee Bar in Stuart, Florida

Photography: Crystal Bolin

History about the House of Refuge Source: http://houseofrefugefl.org

 

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Chloe’s Palm Beach Senior Portraits

Palm Beach Senior Portraits

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On Wednesday, January 11th, I had the pleasure of capturing Chloe’s Palm Beach senior portraits. Joy and laughter filled this session. We strolled the street of Worth Avenue together capturing lifestyle photos along the way.

When Chloe and her mom, Kelly, first reached out to me I was quite flattered. Kelly told me that they had been following my work on Instagram for over a year and Chloe had dreamt of  her Senior portrait session in Palm Beach with me! However, I felt even more flattered when she told me she lives in North Carolina and would be making the trip to Florida primarily for this! Needless to say, I was very excited to meet and work with them both.

Just as I thought, we instantly connected. Right away I felt like I had known them for years! I love how this passion of mine that I get to call my “job” allows me to meet new friends all over the country!

Chloe was such a pleasure to work with and her radiant smile filled every frame with so much joy. The session took place on colorful Palm Beach and Chloe’s Lilly Pulitzer outfits fit the scene perfectly. This shoot was one of my favorite portrait shoots to date and you’re about to see why!

Chloe and Kelly, thank you so much for choosing me to capture such an important season of   life! It was a complete honor working with you both! I look forward to working with you again! I hope you enjoy your portraits!


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The details about these Palm Beach Senior Portraits:

Location: Worth Avenue and Palm Beach beach

Photographer: Crystal Bolin

Outfits: Lilly Pulitzer

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Emily’s Palm Beach Lifestyle Maternity Photos

Emily’s Palm Beach Lifestyle Maternity Photos

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Since the first day of preschool, Emily and I have been best friends. We were there for each other on those scary first days of school, throughout middle and high school mission trips, on each others wedding days and now as we set into a new seasons of life.

After Emily married the love of her life in July of 2015, she and her husband moved to Texas. Even though we don’t live in the same city anymore, we still get to see each other two or three times a year and when we are together it’s like nothing has changed. During her time in town for the holidays, we decided to capture a few maternity photos on Palm Beach Island!

Emily’s maternity session took place on the dreamy seashore of Palm Beach Island. Her lifestyle maternity shoot was a simply perfect reflection of my best friend in her favorite place–Palm Beach.

This is such an exciting season and I feel so blessed to walk through these sweet moment with her. I cannot wait to welcome little Owen Hitchcock to this world in April 2017! Here are a few of my favorite photos from her session.



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The details that brought these Palm Beach Lifestyle Maternity Photos together:

Location: Palm Beach, Florida

Photography: Crystal Bolin

Dress: Rose Gal

Sandels: Palm Beach Sandals

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