Month: December 2019

Gabby’s First Christmas 2019

Gabby & Family Christmas Photos in West Palm Beach, Florida


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It’s hard to believe Christmas is upon us and we have a 9-month-old already! These last 9 months have flown by, but probably because they have been the best months of our lives! Gabby is our little angel, and this season has been our favorite so far! It has been so fun to see her light up every morning when she sees her Christmas tree! Naps under the tree have become a regular thing, and it might be best view ever! The spark of Christmas magic is in her eyes every day, and it’s my favorite thing!

She is growing so fast! At her recent 9-month appointment, she was 17lb. 12oz., in the 43rd percentile and a whopping 29 & 1/2 inches long, in the 98th percentile! Fun fact, I looked at my baby records recently, and I was exactly 29 & 1/2 inches long at 9 months too! I was also very close in weight too, at 17lb. 8oz.! I thought that was neat!

She loves to sit up, crawl and jump! The simplest little thing lights up her world! “Dada,” seems like it’s her first word! I say, “Mama,” sometimes to her, and she just giggles and says “Dada.” Ugh, lol! Recently, she started repeating some sounds after I make them, and it’s so cute! She caught her first cold after our trip to Tennessee for Thanksgiving and just got over it this past week. It was a little rough for a while, but we’re so thankful she is better!

With Christmas being my favorite holiday and always taking way too many photos, Gabby has been having Christmas photos done since November! Yes, I know, that’s a lot! But this is me, and I knew I would regret it if I didn’t! This is just one of the ways I make Christmas special: I take ALL the photos!

Be sure to check out the best “Funny Faces of Gabby” at the end of this post! Pretty sure you don’t want to miss them! ūüėČ

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Love, the Bolins


36-weeks! Baby photos in West Palm Beach, Florida (7)Bow by the talented Dawley Mama Threads | Outfit from Target Baby Christmas Photos in West Palm Beach, Florida (8)Bow: Little Poppy Co. | Outfit: H&M

37-Weeks! Baby girl Christmas Photos in West Palm Beach, Florida (14)Bow: Little Poppy Co. | Outfit: H&M

38-Weeks! Baby's first Christmas Photos in West Palm Beach, Florida (15)Outfit: Cracker BarrelBaby opening Christmas present in West Palm Beach, Florida (18) Baby "ho-ho-ho" Christmas Photos in West Palm Beach, Florida (16) This adorable outfit is a special one because I actually bought it two years ago, after our miscarriage. I brought it with the hope that one day my daughter would fill it. Two years later, here she is, 9 months old and the exact size of the outfit (the only size available)!

God is so good! He knows my heart and knew how much I needed this angel. The best answer to our many prayers. We just love her so much! Thank you Lord for the BEST Christmas present EVER! Baby girl in red Christmas Plaid bow in West Palm Beach, Florida (17) Baby and Christmas ribbon in West Palm Beach, Florida (19) Our 2019 Family Christmas photos: Lifestyle Family Christmas Photos in Palm Beach, Florida (20)

Thank you mom for capturing our beautiful family Christmas photos for us!

Bow: Little Poppy Co. | Outfit: H&M  | Blanket Scarf: ZaraFamily Christmas Photos in Palm Beach, Florida (21) I realized this after, but I unintentionally chose the same place we took our 2016 Christmas photos, the same Christmas we had our miscarriage. It was another sweet reminder this Christmas that God is SO good and He will see you through the storm. Palm Beach Family Christmas Photos in Palm Beach, Florida (22)It was so sweet to be in the same spot again at Christmas, this time with our little angel!

See our photos from three years ago, here.¬†Palm Beach Family Christmas Photos in Palm Beach, Florida (26)39-Weeks:¬†This was a special week because she was born exactly at 39 weeks, and she turned 39 weeks the day these were taken! It’s crazy to think she has been on the outside longer than she was on the inside! But time does fly when you are having fun, and we sure are having fun!¬†9-month-old Christmas Photos in West Palm Beach, Florida (2) Bow: Little Poppy Co.¬†| Outfit: H&M
Baby girl Christmas Photos in Palm Beach, Florida (4) Can I make cozy warm naps under the Christmas tree a Bolin family tradition!? I think YES! Baby girl sleeping under a Christmas tree in West Palm Beach, Florida | Crystal Bolin Photography

And now, what you’ve been waiting for! It’s time for the Funny Faces of Gabby! Enjoy!

Funny baby face at Christmas in West Palm Beach, Florida (10) Funny baby girl at Christmas in West Palm Beach, Florida (9) Surprised baby girl at Christmas in West Palm Beach, Florida (11) Baby making surprised face at Christmas time in West Palm Beach, Florida (13)Baby girl making funny face in West Palm Beach, Florida | Crystal Bolin Photography Baby Christmas Photos in Palm Beach, Florida (24) Funny mother & daughter photo in Palm Beach, Florida (1) And… my favorite! Haha!! I really need to caption these! Feel free to leave your captions in the comment section below!¬†Shocked baby face at Christmas in West Palm Beach, Florida | Crystal Bolin Photography

Have a wonderful holiday season everyone!

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Mckenzie’s Palm Beach Lifestyle Senior Beach Photos

Lifestyle Senior Beach Photos


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While visiting Palm Beach, Mckenzie had her lifestyle Senior beach photos taken with us! We had such a great time capturing some lifestyle portraits on Worth Avenue and the beach! It was a gorgeous day with a perfect ocean view! The waves were big enough for the surfers to be out yet it wasn’t very windy! The water was the perfect shade of teal, a stunning backdrop for this whimsical senior portrait session!

Mckenzie, it was a pleasure working with you! I had so much fun capturing your joyful personality! I hope to work with you again one day! Enjoy your senior year!


Senior Portraits at the Clock Tower on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach | Crystal Bolin Photography We began her session on the east side of Worth Avenue. Palm Beach Senior Portraits on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach (5) Her black jumpsuit stood out against the bright Palm Beach backdrop! Palm Beach Senior Portraits on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach (6) Palm Beach Senior Portraits on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach (7) Palm Beach Senior Portraits on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach (8) Palm Beach Senior Portraits on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach (9) Palm Beach Senior Portraits on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach (10) Lifestyle Senior Beach Photos on Palm Beach, Florida | Crystal Bolin Photography Then we got our toes in the sand and captured some fun breezy senior photos! Lifestyle Senior Beach Photos on Palm Beach, Florida | Crystal Bolin Photography (13) Breezy High-School Senior Beach Photos on Palm Beach, Florida | Crystal Bolin Photography (14) Lifestyle Senior Beach Photos on Palm Beach, Florida | Crystal Bolin Photography (15) Whimsical Senior Beach Photos on Palm Beach, Florida | Crystal Bolin Photography The ocean was as stunning as it looks! Lifestyle Senior Beach Photos on Palm Beach, Florida | Crystal Bolin Photography Palm Beach Senior Portraits on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach (19) Lifestyle Senior Beach Photos on Palm Beach, Florida | Crystal Bolin Photography (20) Some of my favorite shots! Lifestyle Senior Beach Photos on Palm Beach, Florida | Crystal Bolin Photography (21) Palm Beach Senior Portraits on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach (23) Palm Beach Senior Portraits on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach (24) Palm Beach Senior Portraits on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach (28) Palm Beach Senior Portraits on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach (31)Palm Beach Senior Portraits on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach (30) Kenzie, you are stunning!! Palm Beach Senior Portraits on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach (32) Palm Beach Senior Portraits on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach (34) Fun Lifestyle Senior Beach Photos on Palm Beach, Florida | Crystal Bolin Photography (35) Kenize, I hope you soar and achieve your dreams! Thank you for choosing us to capture your high-school senior photos! Palm Beach Senior Portraits on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach (36)


The details the brought these Palm Beach senior photos together:

Location: Worth Avenue and Palm Beach beach

Photography: Crystal Bolin

 

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The Bolin Family | Thanksgiving in Tennessee

Thanksgiving 2019


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This Thanksgiving was spent in Tennessee with Andrew ‘s family. This was our first road trip as a family of three and Gabby’s first Thanksgiving! We try to spend Thanksgiving with the Bolin side every year, but last year with being pregnant and moving into our new home, it just wasn’t possible. It was a very special yet hard year. We welcomed a few new members to the family since the last time we had all been together, but we also lost one very dear to us all—Andrew’s grandfather. The patriarch and center of our family went to be with Jesus just a few weeks prior. He was so excited and ready to meet Jesus, but of course, not having him there this year, was still hard on all of us.

We chose to focus on the blessings God has given us this year! There sure were many! In March, we welcomed Gabby, in May, Andrew’s younger sister, Amber, got married, and in September, Andrew’s older brother, Van, and his wife welcomed their second child, Trey! Plus, Andrew’s youngest brother, Nathan who is in the Marines, was able to be with us this year! There was so much to be thankful for!

Every year, my main goal is to rally all the Bolins (who are not big on photos) and get a decent family portrait! Let’s just say it’s always a fun challenge. Like when Andrew’s dad said he was wearing a¬†striped shirt, plaid pants, white shoes, and argyle socks! Oh yes, the Bolins‚Äô humor. There is never a dull moment. With two more babies this year, it took a bit more effort, but we got one good family portrait! It‚Äôs all I can ask for!

But this year, photos were also much easier because I feel like I have gained an ally on the photography side! We‚Äôre so grateful to now have Curtis as a part of the family! He is not only a great guy and makes our dearly love Amber so happy, but he has photography skills, too! He has a natural eye and pays attention to details! I so appreciate this, as you can imagine. It’s so nice to have someone in the family to¬†pass my camera to and get a great photo of Andrew and I.¬†Plus, I didn’t have to even ask him, he offered! Thank you so much Curtis! I appreciate you! So happy to have you as a part of the family, and thank you for making Amber so happy!

During this trip, Gabby was 36 weeks old (8-months) and gabbing a lot! Some of my favorite moments were watching her with her cousins! She hadn’t really met any of them, just her older cousin, Emmy. But that was when she was only 2 months old. She would light up, smile, talk and reach for them every time she saw them! It was unbelievably sweet! When she was with Emmy it was my favorite. They both would gently hold each other, and Emmy would kiss Gabby. I didn’t think Gabby was old enough to react this way to family she isn’t around much, but right from the beginning she was laughing and smiling with everyone!

It was definitely a sweet trip, one we won’t ever forget! Here are a few highlights from the trip!


Family Thanksgiving in Tennessee (1) I wanted to see some foliage on this trip and we did! On the way, in North Georgia there was some pretty colors!¬†Family Thanksgiving in Tennessee (2)Thanksgiving Day¬†Family Thanksgiving in Tennessee (7) Family Thanksgiving in Tennessee (3) Family Thanksgiving in Tennessee (6)Our sweet girl’s first Thanksgiving.Family Thanksgiving in Tennessee (8) Family Thanksgiving in Tennessee (10) Cousin love with baby Trey and Emmy!¬†Family Thanksgiving in Tennessee (11) Family Thanksgiving in Tennessee (12)Family Thanksgiving in Tennessee (5)Family Thanksgiving in Tennessee (13) Curtis and AmberFamily Thanksgiving in Tennessee (17) Family Thanksgiving in Tennessee (18) Trey and EmmyFamily Thanksgiving in Tennessee (19) Sweetness¬†Family Thanksgiving in Tennessee (20) Andrew’s older brother Van with his beautiful familyFamily Thanksgiving in Tennessee (21)Family Thanksgiving in Tennessee (15) Family Thanksgiving in Tennessee (14)Thanks for capturing this family photo Curtis! Love it!Family Thanksgiving in Tennessee (16) The original four: Van, Nathan, Amber & AndrewFamily Thanksgiving in Tennessee (23) Mimi and TreyFamily Thanksgiving in Tennessee (24)Papa with his angelsFamily Thanksgiving in Tennessee (22) Three generations¬†Family Thanksgiving in Tennessee (25) Family Thanksgiving in Tennessee (26) All the handsome men.Family Thanksgiving in Tennessee (27) The girls.
Family Thanksgiving in Tennessee (29) The whole Bolin family! Family Thanksgiving in Tennessee (30)

Family photo from two years ago:

Thanksgiving in Ohio 2017

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