{Bright Lights, Big City} Perdido Key Travel Photographer

I’m trying to find the words to convey how this feels to have my image on a billboard. Where I live, work and play. The fact that it happens to be one of my favorite photos of my youngest son? Priceless.

In a way, it’s a testament to a lot of long hours, lost sleep editing til 2am, racing to sessions, shuffling kids to sitters, soccer practice…trying to get that perfect balance between work and family…all of those moments, make this that much sweeter. I. AM. OH. SO. HUMBLED.

Thank you all so much. I am only as good as the people who surround me and support me everyday.  I’m blessed that not only in my family life, but in my business, my clients, the friendships I’ve made…this statement couldn’t ring more true than right now.

Feeling on cloud nine.

AND…stay tuned. I’m just getting started.

{A VERY special THANK YOU to the Ideaworks team}

 Driving home from the Blue Angels Practice this morning…

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HIS REACTION? I think he blushed…:)

Emerald Coast Images Travel & Tourism

How could we not?!

Emerald Coast Images Travel & Tourism Perdido Key, FL

Emerald Coast Images is going places. Stay tuned.  Until our next adventure…

xo,

Christina & Mikey

Emerald Coast Images Travel Photographer
P.S. Right after this last shot was taken…Mikey B. found a lucky penny. We kept it of course.:)

Lucky Penny

Find a penny pick it up, all that day you’ll have good luck. <3

Leigh - SO excited for BOTH of my friends!!! <3 You are so talented and deserving of any all recognition sweet girl!! Keep up the good work!

{Tasha & Co.} Perdido Key Maternity Photographer

Living in a military community, we say good bye to great friends more often than I would like.  When we said good bye to our friends and neighbors a few years ago, little did I know I’d be lucky enough to meet a new family who I would soon call my friends as well.   A couple of years ago (YIKES. I can’t believe that much time has flown by already!) I did a beach themed shoot with Reese and EJ- just for us and just for fun. Little did I know at the time, that one of the images from the session would be a 2 page feature in the 2013 Perdido Key Visitor’s Guide.:)One of the best moments ever, to make that call to them to let them know their kids were published. :)  Still a treasure.

This year, this sweet family was blessed to get the news that they are expecting baby number 3.  On a perfect spring day, we met again.  This time with a sweet baby bump.  Tasha, you are absolutely radiant. I can’t wait to meet your sweet baby girl.

xo, Christina

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Fairhope Mural | Emerald Coast Images

Our Saturdays and Sundays are most often not filled with soccer. Tournaments. Packed lunches. Little one running around with his friends while all the “older” siblings play on the field.   Last Saturday was no different.  With a few hours in between games, I piled the kids in the car and told them we were going to get some ice cream (insert devilish laugh here…I really had an ulterior motive).

What I really wanted to do was get back to this amazing mural wall I just barely glimpsed on the last (and ironically, first) time I drove thru Fairhope.  I can’t say enough about how much I love this town, so I’ll just have to have you take my word for it (I could write paragraphs…), but once you go, you’ll know.

Thankfully, it was the perfect day. Temps in the low 70′s, sunshine, crowded sidewalks, flowers at every street corner. Perfect. We walked around for a few blocks and found Mr. Gene’s Beans on De La Mare Avenue.  The line snaked out the window. I see why. Fabulous ice cream, super affordable and coffee to keep you shopping for hours.

After the kids got their cones, we JUST HAPPENED to walk past my wall.  It’s painted on the side of the hardware store (how cute is that) and takes up half a city block.  An obviously appropriate “under the sea” abstract work of primary color goodness.  A total feast for the eyes.  Not to mention THE perfect backdrop for pretty much every urban kid themed photo shoot I have in my brain at the moment.  It’s like my photog mecca.  I reached for my “real camera” and OH. MY. GOD. I was an hour and a half away from home and didn’t even have my memory card in.  It was sitting in my laptop just where I left it.  The kids had lunches, extra clothes, charged tablets, snacks…but I forgot to take ONE thing for me.  But it didn’t even matter. The sun was out, I was loving my mint chocolate chip cone and I still had two happy kids.  A few quick phone snaps later and I realized I didn’t even care that I left it.  I had my kiddos. They were getting along. I was smiling. And life was good.
xo

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Emerald Coast Pet Photographer | From Caesar, with Love.

What does this girl do when it’s pouring rain and cold enough to feel like I’m in some other place besides my sunny home in Florida??

THIS.

And it lasted for all of 2 minutes (and I’m being generous with that figure).

But…those EYES. That look. I don’t ever want to forget it. He’s such an old soul.  My shadow.

Caesar Agustus… The Portrait.

Caesar Agustus
And he really didn’t like that tie…

The After...

The After…

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