On March 2nd, 2019, Andrew and I finally got the chance to take our maternity portraits on Palm Beach! I was 36 weeks pregnant at the time and, aside from my swollen feet, it was still a great time to take our final maternity portraits! I was mainly thrilled that I still fit into this dress! It was the same one I wore for our 5-year anniversary portraits in Fort Myers when we were just 3 weeks pregnant but had no idea at the time! I thought it would be fun to take our last maternity photos in the same dress, this time on the east coast!
My sweet mom, Maritza, captured these photos for us, and they came out just great! My first photography teacher was my mom, and it’s such a blessing to still be in front of her camera! Thank you so much for these stunning photos, mom!
We feel so blessed to be in the final stretch of this pregnancy! There were so many days I prayed to reach this point, growing a healthy, full-term baby. It’s surreal still somedays that we are almost there! We’re thanking God daily for the biggest blessing soon to arrive!
I am currently 37 weeks pregnant (38 tomorrow!!) and am now considered full-term! I can’t believe we are in the final weeks! There have been many times this pregnancy has gone by extremely slowly, but it’s crazy to think I can potentially be holding my baby girl in a few weeks! We are beyond excited, and we truly cannot wait for this new season to begin!
Overall, I am doing great! Baby is healthy and growing! Aside from swollen feet, heartburn, nausea and random pains, I’m feeling good. Sleep hasn’t been easy lately, but my energy has finally increased, and nesting is in full swing!
Aside from a few house projects still left to finish, we are pretty much ready for baby! Her sweet bed is setup right next to my side of the bed, and I just can’t wait to see her in it! Her clothes are washed, the hospital bag is pretty much packed, and the meal prepping has begun! We’re feeling good about where we are at, and if she were to come any day now, I would be good with it.
Maternity leave is about to start! We will be taking a break from portrait sessions from mid-March until the end of May. We will be back to documenting weddings in the late Summer. Emailing will be limited over the next few months, but I plan to still check emails when possible. We are looking forward to this season of getting to know our new little one and have some quality time to recover. Thank you in advance for understanding!
Since this gorgeous pink tree in Worth Avenue was in full bloom, we decided to start with a few shots there! So glad we did! I love the luck I’ve had finding pink trees for my maternity sessions! 🙂 Then we headed to the North end of Palm Beach for some simple sunset beach maternity portraits!
While we were taking these photos a couple approached us to congratulate us on our marriage! They asked, if we had just got married and I immediately said “Nope! Been married for quite a while now” as I smiles and tried to show off my bump even more! They then realized the bump and congratulated us on that!
I’m still shocked at how many people are surprised when I say I’m pregnant! Still till this day I’ve only been openly noticed as pregnant three times.
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On January, 22nd 2019, I had the pleasure of capturing my dear friend’s Palm Beach maternity portraits. Emily was 34 weeks pregnant at the time, and it was her birthday! So we celebrated with breezy maternity photos on Palm Beach! After a few shots, her son, Owen, joined us for a few sweet mommy and son portraits! These came out too cute!
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On November 22nd, 2018, I had the pleasure of working with the Kern family capturing their Palm Beach family Christmas portraits! We captured portraits in some of Worth Avenue’s most iconic spots in Palm Beach. We started along the eastern part of Worth Avenue capturing shots in the breezeways, with the Christmas tree, and with the Clock Tower! Then we worked our way to the beach, finishing our session with some classic beach portraits as the sun began to set!
Kern family, it was a pleasure meeting and working with you! May you enjoy this year’s Christmas portraits for many years to come! I hope to work with you all again! Merry Christmas!
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Palm Beach Lifestyle Portraits on North Palm Beach, FL
On November 17th, 2018, Andrew and I had the pleasure of capturing Athanasios and Jenny’s Palm Beach lifestyle portraits! We had such a wonderful time on the north part of Palm Beach Island capturing couple portraits and photos with their adorable pups. It was a fun-filled session with so many favorites! I hope you enjoy this lifestyle portrait session!
They did so well during their portrait session! Some of my favorites! Those faces!! We wrapped up their session with a stroll by the water! Thank you Athanasios and Jenny, for choosing us to capture your portraits this year! 🙂 We hope to work with you all again!
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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.
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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! 😉
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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!
On July 5th, 2018, Andrew and I had the honor of working with the gorgeous Strong Family. We captured their Palm Beach family vacation portraits while they were visiting the area from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Their session took place on a cloudy summer day in South Florida but their sweet smiles shined so bright. We had such a wonderful time meeting and working with them all! Can’t wait to share their gorgeous Summer family vacation portraits!
Just the kiddos!
Isn’t she a doll!?Those eyes and those curls! We ended their session with a few photos for just mom and dad!
Strong Family, it was such a pleasure working with you all! We hope you enjoy these memories for many years to come! If you are ever in South Florida again, we would love to work with you! 🙂
On Thursday, June 14th, I had the pleasure of capturing Madeline’s Palm Beach Senior photos on Worth Avenue. Her Senior session was filled with lots of smiles and Summer feels! Due to the crazy weather we have had this past month we had to reschedule her session four times! I have never had to reschedule a session that many times (not even twice) but it was sure worth the wait!
Madeline is such a gifted and sweet young woman. She graduated from Suncoast Community High School and will be studying journalism at the University of Florida in the fall! She sings in a band and loves photography. I had such a wonderful time working with her and getting to know her.
Madeline, I wish you all the best in this new season of life! I hope you enjoy this new adventure and seize every opportunity placed in your path! I know you have a bright future!
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On Thursday, April 26th, 2018, Andrew and I had the honor of working with the Mukhatiyar Family again during their vacation in Palm Beach, from Long Island, New York. Last year we had the pleasure of working with them and we enjoyed seeing them again! It was so fun to see how big the boys had grown in just a year!
This year we captured their family vacation photos on the elegant street of Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Florida. Their session took place in the westward parts of Worth Avenue. This sweet little family is too cute for words. We had such a wonderful time capturing their family vacation portraits again this year!
Mukhatiyar Family, thank you for choosing us to document your first and second trips to South Florida! It was our pleasure documenting your Worth Avenue family vacation portraits! We hope to work with you again!
Aren’t they just the cutest little family!? Having fun on the stairs. Cuties! Mommy and son. A few of my favorite silly moments!
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