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!

Amanda + Saajid’s Surprise Engagement

She said yes a million times over to Saajid and made him the happiest man on earth!! There was so much love and happiness at this surprise engagement. It was perfect in every way.  We were truly honored to be a part of their special evening! This beautiful couple made memories that gorgeous evening out on Johnson’s beach that will be cherished for a lifetime! 

Young man proposing to girlfriend on the beach at Johnson's Beach in Perdido Key

Couple hugging after getting engaged on the beach at Johnson's Beach in Perdido Key

Newly engaged young woman looking at her ring on the beach at Johnson's Beach in Perdido Key

Fiancee kissing her new fiancé's cheek on the beach at Johnson's Beach in Perdido Key

Close up of couple holding hands showing off the ring at Johnson's Beach in Perdido Key

Couple posing on the beach at Johnson's Beach in Perdido Key

Engagement Ring in seashell ring box at Johnson's Beach in Perdido Key

Newly Engaged couple in the water looking back at the camera at Johnson's Beach in Perdido Key

Couple walking on the beach at Johnson's Beach in Perdido Key

Couple almost kissing on the beach at Johnson's Beach in Perdido Key

 

Sam + Michael Surprise Engagement

This was such a special session as Michael proposed to Sam on the Nature Trail at Johnson’s Beach. It was a complete surprise and of course she said yes! There was so much love between these two and they are so excited and happy to start their new lives together.  They made memories that gorgeous evening at Johnson’s Beach that they will cherish for a lifetime!  

Young man proposing down on one knee to girlfriend on nature trail at Johnsons Beach Perdido Key

Young man proposing to girlfriend on nature trail at Johnsons Beach Perdido Key

Young woman kissing fiancé on cheek on nature trail at Johnsons Beach Perdido Key

Whole family celebrating the newly engaged couple on nature trail at Johnsons Beach Perdido Key

Engaged couple on nature trail at Johnsons Beach Perdido Key

Engaged couple dancing in the sand at Johnsons Beach Perdido Key

Closeup of couple highlighting the ring on the beach at Johnsons Beach Perdido Key

Young man holding girlfriend up in the air at Johnsons Beach Perdido Key

Young woman with hands around her fiancés neck at Johnsons Beach Perdido Key

Young couple posing with water behind them at Johnsons Beach Perdido Key

Engagement pose at Johnsons Beach Perdido Key

Newly engaged couple on the beach at Johnsons Beach Perdido Key

Closeup of couple at Johnsons Beach Perdido Key

Lance + Bailey

This was such a special evening because what started as just a family photoshoot turned out to be a surprise engagement!  Lance asked his sweet beautiful girlfriend Bailey to be his wife and she said yes! There was so much love, tears and joy that evening and they all made memories that will be cherished for generations to come. 

Large family standing in the sand at Johnsons Beach Perdido Key

Couple right before the proposal at Johnsons Beach Perdido Key

Man on one knee proposing to his girlfriend at Johnsons Beach Perdido Key

Engaged couple kissing in the sand at Johnsons Beach Perdido Key

Couple hugging and showing off ring at Johnsons Beach Perdido Key

Young woman and grandmother hugging at Johnsons Beach Perdido Key

Young woman holding onto her fiancés arm at Johnsons Beach Perdido Key

Close up of couple with water behind them at Johnsons Beach Perdido Key

Couple hugging and facing the camera at Johnsons Beach Perdido Key

Young man dipping his new fiancé at Johnsons Beach Perdido Key