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Sarasota Senior Pictures by Christina Z Photography | Riverview High School | Sarasota Fl, Siesta Key, Beach, Beach Senior Pictures

Featured: Jazlyn | Sarasota Senior | Riverview High School Senior

Sarasota Senior Pictures

Meet Jazlyn, class of 2015 Riverview High School Sarasota Senior! Her ultimate session was super fab. We utilized several locations around the Sarasota & Siesta Key Area, including a private beach, the public beach, and downtown Sarasota area.

Sarasota Senior Pictures by Christina Z Photography | Riverview High School | Sarasota Fl, Siesta Key, Beach, Beach Senior Pictures

Sarasota Senior Pictures by Christina Z Photography

Jazlyn had such fun outfits for her senior photo session! She started with some friends, they all wore jean shorts, white tops, and plaid button ups. This is a really trendy, casual look right now and it was so fun shooting with all of her friends on a private beach in Sarasota.

Sarasota Senior Pictures by Christina Z Photography | Riverview High School | Sarasota Fl, Siesta Key, Beach, Beach Senior Pictures

Sarasota Senior Pictures by Christina Z Photography

For Jazlyn’s second look we explored a little bit in the downtown Sarasota area. She wore a fun pink dress, with a floppy hat, and perfect accessories. It totally worked with the fun colors and brick of Downtown Sarasota.

Sarasota Senior Pictures by Christina Z Photography | Riverview High School | Sarasota Fl, Siesta Key, Beach, Beach Senior Pictures

Sarasota Senior Pictures by Christina Z Photography

Sarasota Senior Pictures by Christina Z Photography | Riverview High School | Sarasota Fl, Siesta Key, Beach, Beach Senior Pictures

Sarasota Senior Pictures by Christina Z Photography

Another look Jazlyn chose was a comfy knit sweater over her bathin’ suit. Another other time of year and she would have been melting, but it was actually the perfect cool day for a sweater on the beach. We scored a perfect sunset on Siesta Key for her senior pictures.

Sarasota Senior Pictures by Christina Z Photography | Riverview High School | Sarasota Fl, Siesta Key, Beach, Beach Senior Pictures

Sarasota Senior Pictures by Christina Z Photography

Sarasota Senior Pictures by Christina Z Photography | Riverview High School | Sarasota Fl, Siesta Key, Beach, Beach Senior Pictures

Sarasota Senior Pictures by Christina Z Photography

Sarasota Senior Pictures by Christina Z Photography | Riverview High School | Sarasota Fl, Siesta Key, Beach, Beach Senior Pictures

Sarasota Senior Pictures by Christina Z Photography

We finished Jazlyn’s Sarasota senior session on her private beach access, and she wore an adorable maxi dress that worked perfectly with the sunset on the Sarasota beach.

Sarasota Senior Pictures by Christina Z Photography | Riverview High School | Sarasota Fl, Siesta Key, Beach, Beach Senior Pictures

Sarasota Senior Pictures by Christina Z Photography

This was such a fun session, I really enjoyed all the looks and locations in Sarasota.

Sarasota Senior Pictures by Christina Z Photography | Riverview High School | Sarasota Fl, Siesta Key, Beach, Beach Senior Pictures

Sarasota Senior Pictures by Christina Z Photography

Until next time…

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CHRISTINA Z PHOTOGRAPHY IS A NATURAL LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER SPECIALIZING IN HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AND THEIR FAMILY PORTRAITS. CHRISTINA Z PHOTOGRAPHY CONDUCTS HER PORTRAIT SESSIONS ON-LOCATION. BASED IN EAST BRADENTON, FLORIDA, SHE SERVES THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AREA.

 

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2 Year Anniversary | Photography Business

November marks the 2 year anniversary of Christina Z Photography and I couldn’t be more proud of my “baby”. While November is also a time to give thanks, it really means so much more. I really want to thank all my wonderful clients that have had the opportunity to get in front of my camera. I have enjoyed so much capturing all your smiles, laughter, smooches, and memories and I wish to do it for many many years to come.

I’d also really like to thank my husband and my family. Without the love and support of my wonderful husband I would absolutely not be where I am today (especially because he purchased me my first “real” camera). I’m so thankful for a family that has encouraged me to follow my dreams, and let me stick my big ole’ camera in their faces time and time again. And of course, I want to thank my little baby girl. She has been the absolute perfect model the past year and is the real reason my passion for photography has grown oodles, not to my mention my business has allowed me to spend my days at home with her.

Within the year, I have zoned in on my true passion within photography – high school seniors, couples, and families. I have really began to brand my company and transform it into the dream I’ve always had.

But of course, I would be nothing with out my very first paying client, whom I wish wasn’t so dang far away. The McBride Family trusted me with their family photos year after year, even when I had just purchased my first camera. I’m so grateful. Putting a dollar value on my product wasn’t easy back then, which leads me to also be so thankful for all the ones who stepped in front of my camera before I had the confidence to call myself a professional. Practice makes perfect right? Also, a huge thanks to my returning clients, who must have loved their experience as much as I did, to want to come back and do it again!

I’ve come a long way and only have the biggest hopes and dreams for the future. I appreciate each and every one of you that support my little dream. Let’s make it another great year!

Here’s a little walk down memory lane…

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Your engagement thru Life – The importance of your Photographer relationship |A REBLOG

Your Engagement thru Life

Establishing a Photographer Relationship

Christina Z Photography | Central Florida Wedding Photographer | Five Things to Look for in a Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photography by Christina Z Photography © Orlando, FL

Here is an awesome blog from my former mentor and fellow photographer, Kelly, owner of Creative Imaginations Photography. I just love how she explains the importance of choosing a photographer that fits into your lifestyle. Because, honestly, the last thing you want to do is spend 8 hours of the most important day of your life with someone you don’t get along with. Choose wisely, my friends. 😉

Enjoy her blog post.

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Top Five Things to Look for in a Wedding Photographer | Christina Z Photography – Central Florida Wedding Photographer

I was a guest at a wedding for some close friends this weekend. This is the second time I’ve attended a wedding with photographer goggles on. There are so many things I pick up on that I make sure I do or don’t do when I’m the photographer. So for your knowledge, I have compiled a list of things you should look for when choosing your professional wedding photographer.

  1. Experience. While every photographer, including myself, have to start somewhere. Be sure that your photographer is experienced with weddings. It is very important that your photographer knows how wedding day goes, as well as being experienced with their equipment.
  2. Speaking of equipment, make sure you find a photographer that has the appropriate equipment for your wedding day event. While asking a family friend to take your photos may be the easy and cheaper option, a professional will be prepared with the proper camera, lenses, flash, batteries, etc.
  3. Will there be a second photographer or assistant? Depending on the size of your event, having multiple photographers or help is necessary. For instance, capturing the groom while he is getting ready is only possible when there is a second photographer. Also, covering the cocktail hour and reception details while the other photographer is doing formals with the Bride & Groom.
  4. Coordination ensure that your photographer will be able to capture your photos in a timely manner.
  5. Post Production. Choose a photographer that has experience and talent in editing photos and choose one that uses top of the line professional programs. Also, make sure you have taken a look at their portfolio to gain a sense of their editing and photography style. You cannot expect your photographer to create images outside of their style, so be sure you are in love with their style.

The Bottom line: You get what you pay for. Your wedding day cannot be re-done. There are no do-overs. You need to trust that your photographer is professional and experienced.

Ask yourself this questions:  Is hiring a professional photographer that will capture my wedding day photos and keep them safe, worth it?
If you answered yes, you are making a wise decision. If you have answered no, please keep in mind the risk of losing those precious moments forever.

Until next time… xo
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Gary + Jenni-Marie | ENGAGED | Christina Z Photography – Bradenton FL Engagement Photographer

Gary and Jenni-Marie have a August Florida Wedding planned. Guess who gets to photograph it? Yours truly! I’m thrilled. We had such a fun time during their engagement session. They were so relaxed with each other, I just love when couples make my job easy. Although, there was a challenge. 2 hours earlier I photographed Jenni’s sister’s engagement session and a month ago I photographed their littlest sister’s Senior Portraits at the same location! Yeah.. I had some work cut out for me! But lemme just say, I’m glad they chose me! Take a peek at some of my faves… Continue reading

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Christina Z Photography is making some changes! | Orlando Senior Portrait Photographer

Since starting Christina Z Photography in 2011, I have not changed my prices at all. I’ve made minor adjustments and added some things but nothing major. It is about time for some change! What better time then in my new city, Orlando! Are you with me? I hope you’ll stick around. Trust me, it’s only to better serve you, the client. This is not simply a price increase, I’m working to offer better service and products! More importantly, I am going to focus on what I truly love and strive to be the best at! No more jack of all trades, master of none!

Christina Z Photography specializes in High School Seniors, Family, and Couples Photography.

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First, let me clear something up. All current sessions that have paid deposits will not change, this includes baby planners, children, events, weddings, etc. You will even get the old print pricing for up to a month after your gallery is posted. Going forward, beginning June 1st, the new pricing structure will be in effect. Also, I will still hold seasonal mini session events so make sure you keep an eye out for those. If you have any questions feel free to shoot me an email. Okay, on to the good stuff…

You know those photos that have the creamy, sunshine-y goodness in the background? It is referred to as the “golden hour”. Every photographers favorite hour to shoot in. Going forward, all sessions will be held during this time. Amazing, right?

ALL of the new packages include a print credit! I’m so excited about this! I love nothing more than walking around my home and seeing family photos, like artwork, all over my walls. I’m sure you will agree, nothing brightens your day more than seeing the smiles of those you love. Those smiles should be displayed all over your home. Most people take the digital images from their session and put them all over Facebook or they sit on the disc and never get printed. All my hard work just sits in a drawer, the money you spent goes wasted. Not anymore! I will help you choose the best photos to be displayed in your home. How fun, right? I hope you are as excited as I am. So what are you waiting for? Book your CZP Photography Experience today!

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Marissa & Dalton | PAINT WAR

What’s more fun than throwing some paint at your boyfriend? Taking pictures while doing it! DUH!! I saw this idea going around on Pinterest and just had to try it out. Of course I had to volunteer my beautiful little sister and her boyfriend! So when I was visiting in Bradenton, Florida we set it up and it was a great time! Lots of paint, giggles, smiles, a big mess & beautiful photos, it’d say that sounds like success! hehehe. Enjoy!

Couples Paint War Photo Session by © Christina Z Photography

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Couples Paint War Photo Session by © Christina Z Photography

Couples Paint War Photo Session by © Christina Z Photography

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Couples Paint War Photo Session by © Christina Z Photography

A paint war photo session would be awesome for engagements, families, or a rock the dress photo session. If you love this, contact me to book yours! I promise you, it’ll be loads of fun!

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Christina Z Photography 1k Fan Giveaway

1k Fan Giveaway WINNERS!

Christina Z Photography 1k Fan Giveaway

Thank you to everyone that participated, I hope you’ll stick around. If you participated and are interested in booking a photo session with yours truly, Christina Z Photography,  please contact me to book your session for 20% OFF! Thanks to all the vendors for the fabulous prizes!

Now for the winners…

Christina Z Photography‘s Free Photo Session & $20 Print Credit
Bonnie Logan Ping

Knit Picky Mama‘s Grape Fizz Textured Bonnet, fits 0-3 months
Candace Paquin

Framed by Skantz‘s $25 Gift Certificate
Carly Wilson

Heather Hazard Design‘s Custom Wedding Invitation Design
Emily Smith

Zaaby Crochet‘s Meadow Headband, size newborn-3m
Kelli Whitfield

Zaaby Crochet‘s Little man bow tie, size newborn-3m
Aftyn Marie Smith

Twirly Girly Tutus‘ Tutu Skirt of choice, up to 3 colors
Kimberly Ann Castellion

Sewing by Lori‘s 35″ x 48″ Handmade Quilt
Miranda Perkins

~countitalljoy~‘s $25 Gift Certificate
Amanda Pate

Lovely Cakes by Mel‘s Dozen Cupcakes or a 6″ Cake
Ashley Turner

If you are one of these lucky winners, please contact the vendor directly within 48 hours to claim your prize. Thank you for participating!

LEGAL STUFF: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook. Winners will be announced via this blog, you are responsible for checking back here to see if you have won. You MUST be 18 to participate. By entering this giveaway, you are providing information to Christina Z Photography and not to Facebook. There will be no returns/exchanges on any of the items, some vendors may require you to be responsible for shipping charges.
*The 20% off a photo session offer cannot be combined with any other offer or special & excludes scheduled mini session days, and all previously scheduled sessions. Expires 2/28/13.

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Valentine’s Mini Sessions

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I’m excited to announce that Christina Z Photography will be doing Valentine’s Mini Sessions which include:

15-30 Minute Session at an Outdoor Location
5-10 Retouched Hi-Res Images w/ Personal Use Release
Online Gallery – for instant download, sharing, and ordering

Open to Children 6+ Months Old (up to 4 children per mini)
OR
Lovebirds (2 adults)

ALL for $35.00!!!

Availability is limited, so be sure to book ASAP!
To book email christinazphotography@gmail.com

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Mommy & Photographer

Being a mom & photographer is easier said than done! Let me tell you how glamorous photographing my daughter’s newborn session was. NOT! Multi-tasking at its finest! Cleaning up pee, poop, feeding, keeping warm, changing set ups… eeekkk! Not an easy task, and did I mention she didn’t sleep at all.

This little monkey was much easier to shoot! 🙂

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None-the-less, I captured some amazing little moments of my precious little girl.

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After photographing my daughter’s newborn photos and everyday moments, I’ve realized I absolutely LOVE lifestyle photography! So you can expect to see more of this type of photography from me!

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