Client Spotlight – February 7, 2023

It’s always such a special and fun evening when I get to spend it with the Rutherford family. We had a beautiful evening for their session.  The kiddos are absolutely adorable and have really grown up in the past year! They made memories that beautiful summer evening that they will treasure for generations to come! 

Brother and sister walking up the boardwalk, they are holding a bucket in between them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Close up photo of mom and dad with their son and daughter on each side at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Brother and sister sitting on a washed up palm tree at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Family of four standing by the edge of the water at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Close up photo of mom holding her toddler daughter and going into to kiss her cheek at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Young brother and sister blowing bubbles by the edge of the water at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Dad holding toddler daughter and looking at her while little girl is looking at the camera at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Mom kneeling in the sand with her young son at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL

Client Spotlight – February 2, 2023

The sweet Rankin family had a beautiful evening for their session ! Their adorable little girl, is every beat of their hearts, and completely stole mine! She had so much fun, making her wishes on her starfish and playing on the palm tree! They made memories that beautiful summer evening that they will treasure for generations to come!

Toddler girl walking on the boardwalk towards the water but is turned around to look the camera at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Mom and Dad standing on either side of toddler daughter who is walking on a washed up palm tree at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Toddler girl holding a starfish with the sun flaring behind her at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Mom and Dad standing on the beach with mom holding daughter with the water behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Close up photo of toddler girl with the sand dunes behind her at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Family of three standing on the beach with the sunset behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL

Client Spotlight January 30, 2023

This session was all about this adorable little boy who is every beat of his parents hearts! He had a ball out on the beach, swinging through the air and snuggles with Mommy & Daddy. This dear family made memories that will be cherished for generations to come! 

Toddler boy walking on boardwalk and holding a bucket with the water behind him at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Close up photo of dad holding toddler son up with mom behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Family of three walking on the beach with the sunset behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Mom kissing her son on the cheek at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Family of three standing on a washed boardwalk at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Close up photo of toddler boy smiling at the camera at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Mom and Dad swinging their son in between them while they are walking along the waters edge at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL

Get to Know Us

Thank you for visiting Lashes and Lenses Photography. We are a Mother & Daughter Team that is very thankful to call Perdido Key home. We count our blessings everyday to be able to live here.  I (Michelle) have been taking pictures ever since I could hold a camera, so a long time!  When Allison suggested I start a Instagram account to share my sunsets & beach photos never in a million years did I think it would turn into a Photography Business. With Allison’s background in marketing, I said let’s jump in and try it. Our quote for our business is “Better an Oops than a what If” 

Allison created and designed our website and we jumped in with both feet. Then that very hot evening in May of 2016 we had our first ever Family Photo Session and our hearts were so full of gratitude for this dream of mine ( Michelle’s) coming true!

I (Michelle) am the “Lenses” part of our Business so I take the photos/edit. Allison is the “Lashes” and she handles all of our marketing and Adminstration.

Our work has been featured by Southern Living, Coastal Living, Share a Little Sunshine and Featured in Designer Child Magazine. 

Allison’s background includes working for the Pensacola Children’s Chorus as their Artistic Operations Manager and Social Media Management.  Allison also has an adorable Mini Teddy Bear Golden Doodle named Lulabelle Rose and a precious kitty named Rosa Maria, we rescued her from Johnson’s Beach right before Hurricane Sally, they are both every beat of her heart! 

We think it’s very important to give back to our community, so with Foster Care/Adoption being so near and dear to our hearts we always give a portion of our proceeds towards this. Thankfully every year since starting our business we have been able to do this by providing birthday gifts, cakes, food & household supplies. Providing Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter Dinner and many other things for Foster Children and their families across Escambia County. We are completely humbled and thankful for how God has Blessed our Photography Business so we can be a Blessing to others. 

When not in Perdido Key photographing families and sunsets you will find me (Michelle) enjoying our boat with my hubby and Allison enjoying furniture painting and walks with her puppy.

Engagement Session in Perdido Key, Florida

It was such a gorgeous evening for Victoria and Matt’s engagement!  If you didn’t know better it was like they were the only two on the beach. They have so much love for each other and they are so thankful that God brought them together. They had a very moving foot washing that had me in tears. They shared such special and sweet moments out on Johnson’s Beach that they will cherish for a lifetime! 

Couple looking into each others eyes, the woman is holding a bouquet of flowers. They are standing in the sand with sea oats behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Couple sitting on a washed up palm tree with the sun flaring behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Black and White photo of man washing woman's feet, they are on the beach at at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Man washing feet of girlfriend, she is smiling down at him. Behind them is sea oats and the Gulf of Mexico at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
After proposing man is putting ring on finger of new fiancé, she is sitting on a large chair surrounded by rugs and a bouquet of flowers at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Close up photo of a couple with their hands on each other, the woman is holding a bouquet of flowers at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Couple standing in the waves and hugging, while showing off ring at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Couple sitting in the sand with waves crashing around them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Newly engaged couple sitting in the sand, the woman is looking off in the distance with the man looking at his new fiancée at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Couple kissing in the water at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Couple sitting in the sand with the sunset behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL

Client Spotlight: January 11, 2023

It’s always such a joy for me when I get to spend the evening with the sweet Spangler family! This one was no exception, the kiddos had so much fun blowing bubbles and making wishes on their starfish. They made memories that beautiful summer evening that will be cherished for generations to come! 

Close up Black and White photo of family of four with sand dunes behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Close up photo of little girl standing on the beach with a large sand dune behind her at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Mom holding toddler daughter and kissing her on the cheek at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Mom and Dad swinging their daughter in between them with dad holding toddler daughter at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Dad kneeling in the sand with his little daughter sitting on his knee and his older daughter standing with large sand dunes behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Black and White photo of mom holding her kindergarten daughter at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Grandma and Grandpa standing at the waters edge with their granddaughters at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL

David and Edith

David & Edith are such a fun loving couple. They came all the way from Ohio to celebrate their 35th Wedding Anniversary! They made memories that warm winter evening that they will cherish for a lifetime! 

Couple sitting on a washed up palm tree, they are looking and laughing at each other at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Couple sitting in the sand with sea oats and the water behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Husband down on one knee re-purposing to his wife for their thirty fifth anniversary at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Couple standing on a washed up boardwalk, they are looking in to each others eyes at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Close up photo of couple sitting in the sand, they are looking in each others eyes at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Couple dancing at the edge of the water at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Couple sitting in the sand with sand dunes, sea oats and the water behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Couple sitting at the edge of the water and looking at the sunset, their backs are to the camera at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL

The Henschen Family

The Henschen family had such a beautiful evening for their session. Their kiddos are every beat of Mom & Dads hearts! They had so much fun together making memories that will be treasured for generations to come! 

Mom and Dad standing on the beach wit their so and daughter at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Young girl standing on a washed up boardwalk with large sand dunes behind her at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Mom kneeling in the sand with her son and daughter standing next to her at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Close up photo of late elementary age boy with large sand dunes behind him
Sister kissing her brother on the cheek, they are both sitting in the sand at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Family of four holding hands and walking on the beach at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Dad twirling daughter around on the beach at the edge of the water at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Brother and sister looking at the sunset with their arms around each other at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL
Mom and Dad kissing with children covering their eyes at the edge of the water at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, FL