Brad & Kristan | Orange Beach Engagement Photographer

A couple weeks ago, Brad called me to enlist my help. He was planning on proposing to his girlfriend and wanted to capture every moment “because”, he told me, “that’s what she has always told me she wanted, so I’d like to make it special for her.” I KNOW. SO. SWEET, RIGHT??!! There were just a few catches. I had never met them and only had a heads up on the outfits (a blue shirt for him and a flowery outfit for her) AND had to make it so Kristan wouldn’t or couldn’t see me- while capturing every moment of the impending proposal. So, I brought my family for decoys…just a “Mom with a camera” as far as anyone knew. I spotted them walking down the boardwalk (I won’t tell you how far I was, but it was FAR) and prayed that I was following the right couple. Blue shirt? Check. Flowery dress? Check. Heart pounding? CHECK. The sun was setting, the sky was glowing and the moment the sailboat passed by…Brad got down on one knee and asked her to be his wife.
SHE SAID YES!!!
The moment Brad pointed me out to her (you know, the girl now plopped in the sand pointing my camera at you) she was so surprised. Seriously made me smile so ridiculously. I was so ecstatic for them. Hugs, congratulations and more hugs & congrats from my husband and kids…followed by an impromptu engagement session. Loved every minute of this and so thrilled to give you these memories.

Congratulations, Brad & Kristan!!
xo,
Christina

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This is a first… | Perdido Key Beach Photographer

I don’t recall EVER posting previews from a session (that just ended a few short hours ago) to my blog…but here ya go. I just can’t resist. Maybe it’s the fact that they were from “up North” like me…maybe it was the fact that their daughters were so adorable, funny and totally willing to bear hug me when we said goodbye (and asked where I lived…I invited them for tea. Or tea party. Whatever girls do hehe.) Maybe it was the fact that their Mama kept reminding me of India Hicks (if you don’t know who she is look her up. Pronto.). I am aware I’ve met the quota on parentheses, so I digress…the previews, ladies and gentlemen. Full, “official” blog to follow.;)

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Melissa Goad - We are visiting in September and would love to get information about a beach session.

{Cindy & Co.} Perdido Key Family Photographer

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Michelle Hanavan - I love your style and am visiting Perdido Key from July 25-Aug 1 2015. Short notice, but would love information on a possible photo session for family. I am a photographer in Ohio and my kids are used to getting their portraits taken! Please let me know if you are available and package options. Thank you so much! -Michelle

Stay With Me. Perdido Key Lifestyle Photographer

Every night these two jockey for space in a twin sized bed. When you are a 90 lb. Doberman, chances are, you may win.

Mikey never seems to mind. They talk to each other without saying a word. They have been inseparable since the day we brought home Mikey home from the hospital after he was born. Caesar is 10, almost 11 this year. His nose is covered in age spots, his face is slowly turning white and sometimes he walks a little slower than he used to.

I treasure these moments. Freezing the moment gives me the gift of looking back and being there…with these two. Just they way they are at this very moment.

5 minutes with Caesar & Mikey. #caesarandmikey #caesarthedoberman #rescue

“A boy and his dog make a glorious pair, no better friendship is found anywhere, for they talk and they walk and they run and they play, and they have their deep secrets for many a day. And that boy has a comrade who thinks and who feels, who walks down the road with a dog at his heels.”
– Edgar Guest

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Leigh - This is wonderful and precious and beautiful! ❤️

Regina - very cute. love lifestyle images and memories like these!

Sarah Chase - This is so sweet! <3

Aimee - These are such sweet moments! Love it!

Melissa - Such a cute connection to capture! Beautiful!

Erica Williams - How sweet is this!? Love the connection between the two:)

Megan - Oh I love these!!!

Somewhere over the Rainbow.

I was making dinner tonight…when the light in my house changed instantly. Seemed a little…off.  I walked outside.  And there was this. I’ve never seen anything like it before.

All of my neighbors were out, snapping pics on their phones.  We all joked that it seemed a little, what’s the word, eerie?  Maybe we’ve all just seen too many Armageddon movies. ;o)

 

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