Month: July 2017

Singer Island Lifestyle Family Portraits

Singer Island Lifestyle Family Portraits


On July 25th, we had the pleasure of documenting some Singer Island lifestyle family portraits and some senior portraits as well! Half the session was dedicated to family vacation portraits and the other to Alison for her high school senior portraits! Their session took place at Ocean Reef Park and Beach in Singer Island.


Alison’s High-School Senior Portraits


Singer Island Lifestyle Family Portraits | West Palm Beach Photographer (2)


We started the session by capturing Alison’s Singer Island destination senior portraits! The weather was gorgeous and there were just enough clouds to create perfect lighting!


Singer Island Lifestyle Family Portraits | West Palm Beach Photographer (3) Alison wore a gorgeous black dress that really stood out against the pastel background.
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Family Beach Portraits


Singer Island Lifestyle Family Portraits | West Palm Beach Photographer (1)


Then it was time for some Singer Island lifestyle family portraits! They are such a great family and it was such a pleasure working with them!


Singer Island Lifestyle Family Portraits | West Palm Beach Photographer (12)We started on the upper deck before heading down to the beach! Singer Island Lifestyle Family Portraits | West Palm Beach Photographer (13) Then we got our toes in the sand for a few dreamy golden-hour family portraits! Singer Island Lifestyle Family Portraits | West Palm Beach Photographer (14) Ocean Reef Beach never disappoints! Singer Island Lifestyle Family Portraits | West Palm Beach Photographer (15)Just a few more portraits of mom and dad! Singer Island Lifestyle Family Portraits | West Palm Beach Photographer (16) Singer Island Lifestyle Family Portraits | West Palm Beach Photographer (17) Singer Island Lifestyle Family Portraits | West Palm Beach Photographer (21) Some of my favorites! Singer Island Lifestyle Family Portraits | West Palm Beach Photographer (22)Just because candids are my favorite.Singer Island Lifestyle Family Portraits | West Palm Beach Photographer (24)When I asked them to pause and look at me, this is what I got… 🙂 Fun photo to end their fun session! Singer Island Lifestyle Family Portraits | West Palm Beach Photographer (25)


The details about these Singer Island Lifestyle Family Portraits:

Location: Ocean Reef Park & Beach in Singer Island, Florida

Photography: Crystal Bolin

 

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The Parks Family | South Florida Family Vacation Portraits

South Florida Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island

 


West Palm Beach Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island | Crystal Bolin Photography (1)


On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017, we had the pleasure of capturing some family portraits of the Parks family while vacationing in South Florida! Their South Florida family vacation portraits took place on a bit of a stormy day at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island. The Weather Channel said there would be clear skies but storm clouds were definitely coming. This weather, however, made for some amazing beach photos! The light was incredible and this may be my favorite family portrait shoot to date!


West Palm Beach Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island | Crystal Bolin Photography (2) We started our session with a few portraits on the boardwalk that leads to Ocean Reef Beach.West Palm Beach Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island | Crystal Bolin Photography (3) West Palm Beach Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island | Crystal Bolin Photography (4)West Palm Beach Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island | Crystal Bolin Photography (5) West Palm Beach Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island | Crystal Bolin Photography (6)Then we walked down to the beach for a few more portraits in this rustic beach scene.West Palm Beach Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island | Crystal Bolin Photography (7) West Palm Beach Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island | Crystal Bolin Photography (8) West Palm Beach Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island | Crystal Bolin Photography (10) West Palm Beach Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island | Crystal Bolin Photography (11) How cute is he!? West Palm Beach Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island | Crystal Bolin Photography (12)West Palm Beach Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island | Crystal Bolin Photography (13) West Palm Beach Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island | Crystal Bolin Photography (14)Walks on the beach with mommy and daddy.
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The details that brought these South Florida Family Vacation Portraits together:

Location: Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island

Photography: Crystal Bolin Photography

 

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Trip to Italy | Part III: San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca

San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca


After traveling through Orvieto and Siena we continued to head north along the West Coast of Italy. Our next stops were: San Gimignano, the town of towers, Greve, for wine tasting and Lucca, for an amazing dinner! Every one of these cities had its own charm and incredible history. We witnessed some of the most breathtaking views during this part of our trip and I am so excited to share more from our trip to Italy!


San Gimignano, Italy


San Gimignano, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (2)


San Gimignano, also known as the “city of beautiful towers.” At one point in time the town had 72 towers but now only 14 remain. The towers rise above Tuscany’s Elsa Valley and make the town look like a medieval dreamscape.


Photos of San Gimignano, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (4) San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (5) San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (6)The views from the edges of this town were amazing! Photos of Tuscany, Italy | San Gimignano, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (7) San Gimignano, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (8) San Gimignano, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (9)San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (10) San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (11) San Gimignano, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (12)Old lady walking in San Gimignano, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (13) San Gimignano, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (14) San Gimignano, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (15)The city of towers -- San Gimignano, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (16) Thanks again for these portraits, Alexa SedgeSan Gimignano photosSan Gimignano, Italy romantic couple photosDreamy portraits in San Gimignano, ItalySan Gimignano, Italy views | Crystal Bolin Photography Andrew climbed up the 177-foot Torre Grossa and captured these amazing views! He actually captured me in the photo below—I’m the white spec with the hat in the bottom right corner! 😉View from 177-foot Torre Grossa tower in San Gimignano, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (23) View from 177-foot Torre Grossa tower in San Gimignano, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (24)View from Torre Grossa tower in San Gimignano, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (25) Torre Grossa tower in San Gimignano, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (26) Views of San Gimignano, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (27)Then it was time for some amazing gelato!Gelato in San Gimignano, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (28) Coconut + dark chocolate. Gelato in San Gimignano, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (29) Eating gelato in San Gimignano, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (30)Colors of Tuscany–breathtaking.Colorful Tuscany photography of San Gimignano, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (31) Tuscany photography of San Gimignano, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (32) Tuscany views of San Gimignano, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (33)This walkway along the edge of the town gave an incredible panoramic view!Colorful Tuscany photography of San Gimignano, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (34) San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (37)San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (38)San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (40)San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (35) San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (36)Colorful Tuscany photography of San Gimignano, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (39)We often forgot to grab food during our free time in every city… So as we would be running to get back to our meet up point in time, we would grab a quick slice of pizza!

Cheese + Prosciutto. Delicious. San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (41) Laundry hanging in San Gimignano, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (42)San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (43) San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (44)San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (45)


Greve, Italy


San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (3)


After visiting San Gimignano and its magnificent towers we made our way to Greve in Chianti for a tour of the Castello Vicchiomaggio winery! We learned how they craft and store their famous wine—The Chianti Classico. Afterward, we had a delicious wine tasting while overlooking a breathtaking panoramic view of Tuscany.


 Greve in Chianti, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (48) Greve in Chianti, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (47)I really wanted to stop for a photo in that field of yellow flowers! Field of Yellow flowers in Greve in Chianti, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (46) San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (49) San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (51)San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (52)  Greve in Chianti, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (53)  Greve in Chianti, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (54)San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (55)  Castello Vicchiomaggio winery in Greve in Chianti, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (56) This is where their wine is kept. Castello Vicchiomaggio winery in Greve in Chianti, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (57) Castello Vicchiomaggio winery in Greve in Chianti, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (58)  Castello Vicchiomaggio winery in Greve in Chianti, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (59)  Castello Vicchiomaggio winery in Greve in Chianti, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (60)Sneaking off for a second to get this shot was totally worth it! Castello Vicchiomaggio winery in Greve in Chianti, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (61)  Castello Vicchiomaggio winery in Greve in Chianti, Italy Then it was time for some VINO!  Castello Vicchiomaggio winery in Greve in Chianti, Italy | Crystal Bolin Photography Castello Vicchiomaggio winery in Greve in Chianti, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (64)  Castello Vicchiomaggio winery in Greve in Chianti, Italy | San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (65) Wine tasting at Castello Vicchiomaggio winery in Greve in Chianti, Italy | San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (66)Amazing wine!Vino at Castello Vicchiomaggio winery in Greve in Chianti, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (67)San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (73)Glass of wine at Castello Vicchiomaggio winery in Greve in Chianti, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (72) While everyone stayed inside sipping their wine, I immediately took mine outside for this view!! Tuscany views at Castello Vicchiomaggio winery in Greve in Chianti, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (71)Views of Tuscany | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (68)  Castello Vicchiomaggio winery in Greve in Chianti, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (70)Then I dragged Andrew out for some portraits of course! Thank you for these shots, Ange Sedgwick!
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Montecatini, Italy


We stayed in a lively town called Montecatini Terme for two nights while we explored the surrounding cities of Tuscany. Montecatini Terme is a more modern town established in the early 1900’s. It is known for its Thermal Waters which have been known to help relieve arthritis, rheumatism, digestive problems, and a few other ailments.


Montecatini Terme, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (79) Hotel Settentrionale Esplanade in Montecatini Terme, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (80) We stayed at the Hotel Settentrionale EsplanadeHotel Settentrionale Esplanade in Montecatini Terme, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (81)It was a gorgeous hotel! Hotel Settentrionale Esplanade in Montecatini Terme, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (82) Tuscany was filled with these extremely fragrant purple flowers! I want these here in Florida! Hotel Settentrionale Esplanade in Montecatini Terme, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (83)And look at that rosemary!! If only my rosemary plant would grow like that! Hotel Settentrionale Esplanade in Montecatini Terme, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (85) All ready for a yummy dinner! Hotel Settentrionale Esplanade in Montecatini Terme, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (84)Hotel Settentrionale Esplanade in Montecatini Terme, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (86)


Lucca, Italy


Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (1)


After a fun-filled day in San Gimignano, Greve and Montecatini, we headed to Lucca for a farm-to-table dinner at Fattoria il Poggio! We learned that, Lucca is actually the town that the movie Pinocchio was based on. It’s a quaint little town filled with some gorgeous scenes!


San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (87)Fattoria il Poggio is a Farmhouse in Montecarlo in the province of Lucca.Dinner at Fattoria il Poggio in Lucca, Italy The grounds are gorgeous!San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (89) First, we had an informative tour of their vineyard.  San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (90)San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (92) It was almost golden hour and the field seemed to glow! San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (93)Needless to say, all I wanted to do is get some photos taken! San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (94) Alexa Sedge offered to take some photos of us again! We were and still are so thankful for her willingness to document so many sweet moments in Italy! San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (95) San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (96)San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (98) San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (99)San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (100) San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (101) Then they showed us where they made their cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil! Their olive oil was so good that I brought some home! San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (102)San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (103) Then it was time for dinner! San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (106) Four courses of deliciousness. I was so busy enjoying the food that I forgot to capture the other two! San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (107) Tiramisu, my favorite!!
San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (108)Fattoria il Poggio in Lucca, ItalySan Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (109)

We finished the night walking around Montecatini Terme! It is a very lively and beautiful town at night!
San Gimignano, Greve & Lucca, Italy | Italy Photography | Crystal Bolin Photography (111)


More from our trip to Italy will be posted soon!

 

See more from our trip to Italy by clicking the names of the cities below!

Rome

Orvieto & Siena

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