Victoria and Matt’s Engagement

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. Matt surprised Victoria with a very moving foot washing that led right into him asking her to be his wife. 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, they are holding flowers in between them and standing in front of large sand dunes at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, Florida
Couple sitting on a washed up palm tree, they are kissing with the sun flare behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, Florida
Couple hugging with the guy dipping the girl, they are standing on a washed up boardwalk with golden sun behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, Florida
Man kneeling in front of his girlfriend to wash her feet on the beach, She is sitting in a large chair with a rug underneath the chair at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, Florida
Close up photo of man kneeling in front of his girlfriend to wash her feet on the beach, She is sitting in a large chair with a rug underneath the chair at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, Florida
Man kneeling in front of his girlfriend to wash her feet on the beach, She is sitting in a large chair with a rug underneath the chair at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, Florida
Man kneeling in front of his girlfriend to dry her feet off after a foot washing ceremony, She is sitting in a large chair with a rug underneath the chair at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, Florida
Man proposing to his girlfriend and putting the ring on her finger. He is kneeling on a rug and she is sitting in a large chair. They are surrounded by sea oats at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, Florida
Man proposing to his girlfriend and putting the ring on her finger. He is kneeling on a rug and she is sitting in a large chair. They are surrounded by sea oats at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, Florida
Newly engaged couple standing on the beach, she is holding a large bouquet of flowers. There is large sand dunes and the sunset behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, Florida
Close up photo of the newly engaged couple's hands. She is holding a large bouquet of flowers, the water is behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, Florida
Close up photo of woman holding her new fiancé's arm, they are standing at the waters edge at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, Florida
Black and white photo of a young mans back with a young woman's arms around his neck to show off her new ring. They are standing just at the edge of the water at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, Florida
Newly engaged couple holding hands and dancing in the waves at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, Florida
Black and white of young couple kissing while the waves around them are crashing at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, Florida
Couple sitting in the sand with the water coming up around them. The young woman is smiling at the camera and her fiancé has his eyes closed and is resting his head on her cheek at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, Florida
Young couple sitting in the sand with the waves crashing around them, they are kissing with the sunset behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, Florida
Young couple sitting in the sand with the waves crashing around them, the sunset is behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, Florida
Black and white photo of young couple looking down at the ring, there are waves all around them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, Florida
Couple laying down on the sand and kissing as the waves come closer to them, the sunset is setting behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, Florida

Rebecca and Mike

It was such a beautiful evening for Rebecca and Mike’s honeymoon session. As you can see from the photos they only had eyes for each other and they are so in love! Their session ended with a gorgeous sunset and they made memories that beautiful summer evening that will be cherished for a lifetime! 

Husband kissing wife on the head and holding each others hands. The sunset is behind them as well as large sand dunes at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, Florida
Husband and wife holding hands and walking towards the water, their backs are to the camera at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, Florida
Husband and wife walking along the edge of the water at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, Florida
Close up photo of the couples new rings with the sand beneath their feet at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, Florida
Husband and wife kissing with the sunset and sand dunes behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key, Florida

Alyssa + Dalton’s Surprise Engagement

Alyssa thought she was at the beach just to get family photos done but boy was she surprised when Dalton got down on one knee and asked her to be his wife!  Dalton’s family couldn’t be there for their surprise engagement so they FaceTimed with them so they could also be a part of this very special moment! They made memories that warm summer evening that will be cherished for a lifetime. 

Young man proposing to girlfriend down by the water edge, with the ring still in the box at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key Florida
Newly engaged couple with her sister holding the phone so Dalton's family can be a part of the engagement at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key Florida
Whole extended family admiring the ring down by the water at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key Florida
Engaged couple with her hand on his chest with the sunset behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key Florida
A close up of the young lady hugging her new finance's neck and showing off the ring at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key Florida
Couple kissing with the sunset behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key Florida

Austin + Hannah’s Surprise Engagement Session

This was such a special session as Austin proposed to Hannah and it was a complete surprise, of course she said yes!! There was so much love between these two, they are so excited and happy to start their new lives together.  They made memories that special evening out on Johnson’s Beach that they will cherish for a lifetime!  

Surprise Engagement Session, man proposing the girlfriend on one knee with the sand dunes behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key Florida
Surprise Engagement Session, man putting engagement ring on girlfriends hand with the sand dunes behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key Florida
Surprise Engagement Session, man proposing the girlfriend on one knee with the sand dunes behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key Florida
Surprise Engagement Session, newly engaged couple hugging with the sand dunes behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key Florida
Surprise Engagement Session, newly engaged couple hugging with the sand dunes behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key Florida
Surprise Engagement Session, close up photo of newly engaged couple hugging at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key Florida
Surprise Engagement Session, young woman with her arms around her new fiancés neck showing off ring at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key Florida
Surprise Engagement Session, young woman looking at the camera with her hand on her fiancé's chest and young man looking at his new fiancé at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key Florida
Surprise Engagement Session, whole family looking at the engaged couple at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key Florida

Brad + Lucy

It was a gorgeous evening out on Perdido Key and once again Johnson’s Beach did not disappoint. We had golden sun, rolling waves and a gentle breeze. This beautiful couple made memories that they will cherish for a lifetime. 

Couple walking hand in hand on the boardwalk towards the water at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Couple in blue shirts and blue jeans looking at each other on the boardwalk at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Couple sitting on a washed up palm tree at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Couple sitting in the sand at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Couple standing by the sand dunes with the sunset behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

A Night of Celebrations

This was the night of celebrations for these dear friends.  One was celebrating her special birthday, the other couple was celebrating their engagement. They had a ton of fun and made memories that will be cherished for years to come. 

Two sets of couples standing in the sand dunes at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Two sets of couples sitting on a washed up palm tree celebrating with a bottle of Champagne at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Husband kissing wife on cheek while sitting on washed up palm tree on the beach at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Newly Engaged Couple hugging and showing off ring at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Two sets of couples jumping off washed up palm tree on the beach at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

2020 Year in Review

2020 Year in Review for Lashes and Lenses Photography

When 2020 started we were so excited about the upcoming year, little did we know we would be facing a pandemic called Covid and a major Hurricane named Sally. These two things brought many challenges & heartache but through it all we closed 2020 with grateful hearts. Only God can take those two catastrophes and turn it into something good. 2020 turned out to be one of our busiest years yet. With that being said we were able to use a portion of our proceeds to help the Florida Baptist Childrens home. We helped with household supplies, diapers and school supplies. We also had the privilege of providing their Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. We filled many precious children’s birthday wishes that involved cakes, cupcakes and gifts. It truly warms our hearts to know that many children were Blessed this past year through our business.  We are so thankful to be able to do this. 

We also met so many dear families from across from all over who came for photo sessions. We had three surprise engagements, two senior sessions, several special children’s birthdays, celebrations, family reunions and many returning clients that have become our dear friends, we were so happy to see them again and their growing families. 

We are so thankful to have been a part of all our families special memories in 2020 and knowing the memories that were made will be cherished for years to come.  We are so looking forward to 2021 and all the new memories that will be made and the new families that will become dear friends.

 

Basic Invite Simplifying our 2020 Christmas Cards

This post is in partnership with Basic Invite. Content and photos are our own.

Christmas Card from Basic Invite

We are so excited to have partnered with Basic Invite.  It was so fun to create our Holiday cards with such ease and beauty. We tried 5 of Basic Invite’s holiday card designs. Our favorite combination was the Bracket shape and our favorite paper is the Double Thick Matte.

There are many things that separate Basic Invite from other card companies.

Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design, you can change the color of each element on the card. With over 180 colors to choose from, you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it. This is what sets them apart from almost any other online stationery company. This was so helpful in deciding what colors look best with each of the photos we chose.

We love that Basic Invite offers Custom Samples- Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers to order a printed sample of their actual invitation before they place their final order. They can see the paper quality and how it will print in real life and make sure the card is perfect in every way.

With over  40 Different Colors of Envelopes to choose from, this makes just a simple envelope fun and festive.  With all these different  options, customers can make their envelope match the invitation. All of Basic Invite’s envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be closed quickly and securely, no sticky lips here.

We were thrilled with having the option of Basic Invite’s address capturing service that allows customers to share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media to request their friends and family’s addresses. The addresses are stored in the customer’s account and can be selected during the design process. Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all card orders.

To add some holiday sparkle and bling to your cards, Basic Invite has the option of gold, silver, and rose gold foil. Customers can choose flat or raised foil on all of Basic Invite’s foil designs. This feature is great for holiday party invite template.

To get you creating your holiday cards, Basic Invite is offering a 15% off with using this coupon code: 15FF51.  

Happy Creating!

Christmas Card from Basic Invite

Garland Frame Holiday Card

In Smooth Coated Paper

Christmas Card from Basic Invite

Joyful Engagement Holiday Cards

In Premium Shimmer Paper

Christmas Card from Basic Invite

Happy Hand-Lettered Foil Christmas Cards

In Luxe Velvet Paper

Christmas Card from Basic Invite

Great Gratitude Corporate Holiday Cards

In Double Thick Matte Paper

Christmas Card from Basic Invite

Nautical Wishes Holiday Cards

In Premium Shimmer Paper

Before you go be sure to check out Basic Invite’s photo xmas cards.

 

Happy Creating!