On Saturday, October 20th, 2018, Andrew and I had the pleasure of capturing the Destefano family’s Ocean Reef Beach family vacation portraits! Their family vacation photos took place on Singer Island at Ocean Reef Beach and Park!
Destefano family, thank you so much for choosing us to capture your family vacation memories this year! You all were an absolute pleasure to work with! We hope to work with you all again!
We began our session on the upper deck at Ocean Reef Park. Picture perfect smiles!
Those smiles and giggles! The kiddos had lots of fun on the beach! Then it was time for some portraits for just mom and dad! What a little model! Such cuties! Their sweet family portrait session ended with warm snuggles in the sand.
The details that brought these Ocean Reef Beach Family Vacation Portraits together:
Chiara Family 2018 | Palm Beach Sunrise Family Portraits
On Saturday, October 20th, 2018, Andrew and I had the pleasure of capturing the Chiara family’s Palm Beach sunrise family portraits! Their Christmas family photos took place at the beach on Palm Beach Island! It was a gorgeous morning! The light was soft, and the breeze was peaceful. The family wore white outfits making the colors soft and light. Their classic look was beautiful on the softly lit seashore!
Chiara family, thank you so much for choosing us to capture your family memories this year! We hope to work with you all again, soon! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas, Buon Natale! 😉
The details that brought these Palm Beach Sunrise Family Portraits together:
On Sunday, October 14th, 2018, Andrew and I had the pleasure of working with Amy and Alan again! We captured their engagement photos back in 2016 and their dreamy Jupiter wedding in 2017. This year, we captured their Palm Beach Christmas portraits on Worth Avenue on Palm Beach Island. They even brought their pup, Bella, along! We had such a wonderful time working with these friends! Here are a handful of our favorite shots from their session!
Amy and Alan, thank you for choosing Crystal Bolin Photography to capture your portraits again! We love documenting your love! We can’t wait to work with you both again!
Autumn Pregnancy Announcement | Baby Bolin Arriving March 2019
Fall is in the air, and we have big news to share! In the Spring of 2019, we will be welcoming a new addition to our team! Our third little shooter is estimated to be joining us around March 29th, 2019! We are beyond excited to be welcoming our first little one! Fun fact: the due date is the day before our 6th wedding anniversary! We did not plan this! I am currently 18 weeks and we will be finding out the gender next week!! WE CANNOT WAIT!
As some of you know, this little one will be our rainbow baby. We shared on the blog back in 2017 the reason we finally took our dream trip to Italy. We had miscarried our first baby in December of 2016 and decided it was time to get away on a dream adventure! It was the best thing we could have done! After one of the roughest seasons of our lives, this was the sweetest time. We are still so grateful we took that time for us. Now we have a new adventure in sight, and we know this one will be the best yet!
This pregnancy hasn’t been easy. Aside from being extremely sick at the beginning, and a bit still, we have had to work through fears and emotions that seem to sneak in from time to time. The one thing that has helped us feel at peace is Jesus. We have been praying for this little one since before conception. Nightly prayers have been our strength!
Having a baby after a miscarriage definitely steals away the innocence and some of the joy. At the beginning, I remember feeling guilty for not feeling as excited as I felt I should be. It was hard. There are so many unknowns and fears. Like the time my midwife couldn’t find the heartbeat for over 10 minutes. Or when the ultrasound technician took way too long staring at the screen and not saying, “Everything looks good,” right away. During both moments, I felt so fearful. But I knew God had this little one in his hands from the beginning. Andrew and I made it a point at the beginning that we would be excited and joyful for this blessing, no matter how much time we had with him or her. That simple change in mindset helped us feel at peace.
It’s been a wonderful yet crazy season. A lot happened all at once. We found our first home just a week after we found out we were pregnant! We closed on our home just a month later! Even though this was our fourth move in the past five years, it was the hardest because I was pregnant. We are still unpacking and fixing up our new home, but we could not feel any more blessed for what the Lord has done. God is good, even when times are crazy and uncertain. And His timing is always perfect.
We announced our pregnancy on social media a few weeks ago and wanted to announce it on the blog sooner, but life is really busy these days! We are also in our business’s busiest time of the year! Through all the craziness, the Lord is so faithful. He is probably just preparing us for our new normal pace of life! 😉
We know things will be different, but we cannot wait! We ask that you keep us in your prayers! Our hope is that this little one feels and knows the love of Jesus! Thank you for supporting us and being a part of our family! Here are our favorite photos from our Autumn pregnancy announcement photo-shoot! A special thank you to my dear friend, Brooke Carter, for capturing these maternity photos for us!
Our sweet friends and now neighbors, the Carters came over to our home to capture these for us! These were taken in our back yard!! I’m loving the lighting and trees in my own yard! These were taken just before I was 15 weeks when I had just popped! We just cannot wait to welcome our little pumpkin home.
We have never been so grateful to own a business that allows us the flexibly we sometimes need in life! We will still be capturing weddings and portraits like normal, but we will be taking some time off for Maternity leave. Maternity leave for weddings will be from mid-February until June. Portrait sessions will most likely be from early March till mid May. Inquiries are always welcomed and can be submitted through our Contact tab!
On Sunday, October 7th, 2018, Andrew and I had the honor of capturing Marissa and Calvin’s dreamy Frenchman’s Forest Engagement session! Their session took place in the afternoon of that fall day. The light was peeking through the trees, and the quiet breeze swayed the tree ever so gracefully.
Marissa and Calvin are just about as sweet as it gets! I’ve known Marissa since she was a toddler, and capturing her happiness gave me such joy. To see her now—so in love and nothing but smiles—was a beautiful sight. Their love is a beautiful reflection of what a God-honoring relationship looks like.
Marissa and Calvin, thank you so much for making the trip down so we could capture your engagement photos! We had such a great time working with you both! We can’t wait to capture your big day!!
We started their session with some of my favorite shots! That light was so dreamy!! How stunning is her engagement ring!? Those curving trees!!
They are seriously the cutest!
The details that brought this Frenchman’s Forest Engagement session together: