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.

 

The Phelps Family

This was such a special photoshoot for the Phelps family as they were all together to enjoy Christmas. They made memories that beautiful December evening that will be cherished for generations to come. 

Large extended family sitting in the sand at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Brothers holding pail on boardwalk at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Mom and her four children sitting in the sand at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Large extended family standing in a line looking at the water at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Grandparents with all their grandchildren with the water behind them at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Family sitting on washed up palm tree on the beach at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Three generations of moms on the beach at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

The Brown Family

We love seeing extended families vacation together. There’s just something about all the different generations making memories together that makes it so special.  It was a very foggy evening but that didn’t stop this beautiful family from having a ton of fun at their session.  The memories that were made that evening will be cherished for a lifetime. 

Large family sitting on a washed up palm tree on the beach at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Grandparents with their grandchildren standing by the sand dunes at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Couple standing by the sand dunes at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Mom and dad with two daughters and son  sitting on a washed up palm tree on the beach at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Mom and Dad sitting with baby daughter in the sand at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Family sitting on a washed up palm tree on the beach at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Little girl sitting in the sand at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

The Kellogg Family

We had a ton of fog for this sweet family’s session but that surely didn’t stop the fun they had together.  They made memories that foggy evening that will be cherished for years to come. 

Extended family with grandfather in the sand dunes at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Young couple with their dog sitting on a washed up palm tree on the beach at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Mom with her four young adult children at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Adult daughter with father sitting on a washed up palm tree on the beach at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Brothers holding sister in the sand dunes at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

The Cubit Family

This was such a fun session for me as I met Allison through Instagram, she has an account on Instagram that is called the “Perdido Key Life” it’s all about the laid back, chill lifestyle on the Key. Allison and her family truly love living here and spending time together! They made memories that beautiful evening that will be cherished for generations to come. 

Family with teen children and young children standing next to the sand dunes at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Young brothers looking out at the water while standing on the boardwalk at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Couple with the gulf behind them looking at the camera at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

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

Teen siblings with younger brothers sitting on washed up palm tree at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

The Benedik Family

This session was all about this precious little boy who is every beat of his parents hearts! He had so much fun playing with the bucket and sea shells. They made memories that evening at beautiful Johnson’s Beach that they will cherish for years to come. 

Toddler boy on the boardwalk at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Mom and Dad with toddler son sitting next to log on the beach at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Toddler boy sitting on the beach next to a washed up log at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Mom and Dad holding toddler boy standing on washed up palm tree at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Mom swinging little boy in the air on the beach at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

The Andring Family

It was a beautiful evening out on Perdido Key and once again Johnson’s Beach did not disappoint. This sweet family had so much fun spending time together. They were thrilled to have met Harold the grey heron and have him in their picture. They all made memories that will be cherished for generations to come. 

Family with adult children. sitting on washed up palm tree at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Couple standing on boardwalk looking at each other at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Young Couple sitting on washed up palm tree looking at each other at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Mother and Adult children sitting on washed up palm tree at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Family with adult children standing next to the water at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

Mother and Daughter hugging standing next to the water at Johnsons Beach in Perdido Key

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!