Month: August 2017

The Chua Family | Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits

Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Beach


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On Tuesday, August 22nd, Andrew and I had the pleasure of capturing the Chua family’s Singer Island family vacation portraits. They were vacationing on Singer Island all the way from Canada!

Where do I begin with this family? They might have been the sweetest family we have ever worked with! Not only were they always ready for the camera, looking picture perfect, but they also brought us the sweetest gift of organic maple syrup from Canada! How sweet is that!? I seriously love my “job”!

Their session took place at Ocean Reef Beach & Park on a breezy afternoon. The tide was high and the waves were crashing into the rocky shore. It was a gorgeous day to capture photos at this beach.

Chua family, Thank you so much for allowing Andrew and I the pleasure of documenting your South Florida vacation memories! You all were a wonderful to work with and we hope you enjoy your vacation portraits! Thanks again for the delicious maple syrup!


Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (2) We started by capturing a few quick portraits on the deck that leads to the beach. The light was too dreamy not to!Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (3) Then we headed to my favorite part of the beach–the coral rock! Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (4)Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (5) Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (6)Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (7) Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (8) Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (9)His smiles were the best.Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (10) Momma with her kiddos.Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (11) Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (12)Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (14) How cute are they!?Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (15)Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (16) Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (17) Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (18)Those smiles! Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (19) Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (20) Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (21)Check out the way the waves were crashing against the rocks! Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (22) Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (24)One of my favorites! Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (23)Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (33)Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (34)Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (36)Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (35)How sweet is this shot!?Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (37)Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (26) Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (27)Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (28)These crashing waves were just awesome!Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (38) Another favorite! Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (30)Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (32) Our session ended overlooking this dreamy pastel sky! Singer Island Family Vacation Portraits at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island (40)

Chua family, thank you so much again for choosing Crystal Bolin Photography to capture your Singer Island family vacation portraits! We hope to work with you all again!


The details that brought these Singer Island family vacation portraits together:

Location: Ocean Reef Beach & Park

Photography: Crystal Bolin Photography

 

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The Carter Family | Palm Beach Family Portraits

Palm Beach Family Portraits at Bethesda by the Sea


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On Saturday, August 19th, Andrew and I had the pleasure of capturing the Carter’s Palm Beach family portraits! The Carters have been our dear friends for nearly a decade and in April of this year, they added a new member to their family–Clayton James! He is such a joyful baby and they are the cutest family! You might remember their Christmas portraits from last year when Brooke was rockin’ a cute bump! Now C.J. is here and we were honored to capture their first family portraits!

When Frank and Brooke asked us to be C.J.’s godparents we were, and still are, so honored! He is such a fun little one and we love this excuse to spoil him a bit! I think he already knows that when he comes to Rina & Rino’s (our official nicknames) house my camera is bound to come out and he smiles for me almost everytime!

If you’re wondering how our nicknames came about… Well, Brooke and I came up with them because they are short for madrina and padrino which is the name for godmother and godfather in Spanish and Italian. Since I am Cuban, speak Spanish and we were in Italy when he was born we thought the names were fitting! Plus it’s fun to have a unique nickname! Now let’s see if C.J. actually uses it when the day comes!

Frank and Brooke, thank you for being our dear friends! Watching you both step into this new season as parents has been such a joy and privilege to witness! You both are amazing parents!! We are so thankful for you guys and we hope you enjoy your first family portraits with C.J.!


Bethesda by the Sea


Palm Beach Family Portraits (2) Our session began at Bethesda by the Sea in Palm Beach, FloridaPalm Beach Family Portraits (3)Palm Beach Family Portraits (4)The first set of smiles from C.J.Palm Beach Family Portraits (5) Palm Beach Family Portraits (7) Palm Beach Family Portraits (9)Palm Beach Family Portraits (10) Palm Beach Family Portraits (11)


Second Location


After capturing a handful of lifestyle family portraits at Bethesda by the Sea, we hopped in the car and just drove North until we found our next location! The first set of photos brought out my favorite smile from C.J.
Palm Beach Family Portraits (14)The look on his face in this next one was like, “Uhh Rina, why are you in the bushes?”  LOL.
Palm Beach Family Portraits (17) But this location though!!
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The details that brought these Palm Beach family portraits together:

Location: Bethesda by the Sea

Photography: Crystal Bolin Photography

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Elisa & Brian | Red Reef Beach Engagement

Red Reef Beach Engagement in Boca Raton, Florida


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On Saturday, August 12, 2017, Andrew and I had the pleasure of documenting Elisa and Brian’s Red Reef Beach Engagement in Boca Raton, Florida. Their session was filled with sweet smiles and gorgeous beach scenes! They chose Red Reef Beach and Park because it has been a special place to them, for a while. They will also be tying the knot here in May 2018!

Elisa and Brian are such a sweet couple! They were referred to us by a mutual friend of ours (Thanks, Sheri)! These two were constantly laughing and beaming! It is always nice having a joyful couple in front of my camera!

Elisa and Brian, thank you so much for allowing Andrew and I the pleasure of capturing your engagement photos! It was so nice meeting and working with you both! We are so excited to document your wedding next year!



Red Reef Beach Engagement in Boca Raton, Florida (2) Our session began along the upper deck at Red Reef Beach and Park.Red Reef Beach Engagement in Boca Raton, Florida (3) Red Reef Beach Engagement in Boca Raton, Florida (4)Red Reef Beach Engagement in Boca Raton, Florida (5)One of my many favorites!
Red Reef Beach Engagement in Boca Raton, Florida (6)Red Reef Beach Engagement in Boca Raton, Florida (7) Red Reef Beach Engagement in Boca Raton, Florida (9)A spot where they have watched many sunrises together. Red Reef Beach Engagement in Boca Raton, Florida (10) Red Reef Beach Engagement in Boca Raton, Florida (13) This is the spot where they may be saying “I DO” in MAY! Red Reef Beach Engagement in Boca Raton, Florida (14) It was such a gorgeous day! Red Reef Beach Engagement in Boca Raton, Florida (15)Love these joyful smiles! Red Reef Beach Engagement in Boca Raton, Florida (12)Red Reef Beach Engagement in Boca Raton, Florida (17)Red Reef Beach Engagement in Boca Raton, Florida (16) Then while they changed into their second outfit it was time for some ring shots! Red Reef Beach Engagement in Boca Raton, Florida (18)Red Reef Beach Engagement in Boca Raton, Florida (20) Red Reef Beach Engagement in Boca Raton, Florida (21)Next, we walked down to the beach for a few casual portraits.
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Thanks again Elisa and Brian! We hope you enjoy your engagement photos! See you in May!


The details that brought this Red Reef Beach Engagement together:

Location: Red Reef Beach & Park in Boca Raton, FL.

Photography: Crystal Bolin

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