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First Year Moments by Christina Z Photography - Bradenton, FL

Watch Kayleen Grow Part 3 | First Year Favorite Moments

If your just tuning in, you may want to go see part 1 & 2 to catch up to speed… hehe. So Kayleen’s first birthday post turned into a 3 part series, well because I take way too many photos of my little cutie and I want to share so many of them! So I’m ending her grow series with my favorite moments throughout her first year, thanks to my 365 project I captured so many everyday moments of Kayleen throughout the year.

First Year Favorite Moments

In no particular order ( I don’t even think their in sequential order anymore), here are some of my favorite moments from the first year with my little princess.

First Year Moments by Christina Z Photography - Bradenton, FL

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That’s a wrap folks! I hope you enjoyed taking a walk down memory lane with me and my little one. Visit my Facebook or Instagram to see more everyday moments.

Until next time…

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Christina Z Photography is located in Orlando, Florida. Christina Z Photography specializes in High School SeniorsFamilyCouples, and Wedding Photography. I’m a natural light photographer serving Central and Southwest Florida.
East Orlando | Avalon Park | UCF | Oviedo | Chuluota | Longwood | Altamonte Springs | Winter Park | Lake Mary | Ocoee | Hunters Creek | Doctor Phillips | Oak Ridge | Celebration | Walt Disney World | Titusville
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First Birthday Cake Smash by Christina Z Photography - Bradenton, FL

Watch Kayleen Grow Part 2 | First Birthday Photos

As I was writing the first post in this grow series, it started getting really lengthy… so I said what the heck, I’ll just make it a 3 part series!

Kayleen’s 1st Birthday Photo Shoot

Kayleen's 1st Birthday Photo Session | Christina Z Photography - Bradenton, FL

1st Birthday Photos by Christina Z Photography, Bradenton Florida’s High School Senior, Couples, & Family Photographer

Kayleen's 1st Birthday Photo Session | Christina Z Photography - Bradenton, FL

1st Birthday Photos by Christina Z Photography, Bradenton Florida’s High School Senior, Couples, & Family Photographer

Kayleen's 1st Birthday Photo Session | Christina Z Photography - Bradenton, FL

Kayleen's 1st Birthday Photo Session | Christina Z Photography - Bradenton, FL

1st Birthday Photos by Christina Z Photography, Bradenton Florida’s High School Senior, Couples, & Family Photographer

Kayleen's 1st Birthday Photo Session | Christina Z Photography - Bradenton, FL

Kayleen's 1st Birthday Photo Session | Christina Z Photography - Bradenton, FL

Kayleen's 1st Birthday Photo Session | Christina Z Photography - Bradenton, FL

Kayleen's 1st Birthday Photo Session | Christina Z Photography - Bradenton, FL

1st Birthday Photos by Christina Z Photography, Bradenton Florida’s High School Senior, Couples, & Family Photographer

Sock Monkey 1st Birthday Party

We thew Kayleen a sock monkey themed first birthday party, to go with her monthly grow series photos. Of course I took photos of all the little details, and even captured her cake smash. Who needs a cake smash session when your momma’s a photographer? Haha! This was really fun!

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First Birthday Cake Smash

What’s a first birthday with out some cake smash fun?! She was hesitant about it, that’s for sure.

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Stay tuned for part 3 in the Watch Kayleen Grow series… Next up, my favorite moments through out the year. Here’s a peek…

First Year Moments by Christina Z Photography - Bradenton, FL

Until next time…

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Christina Z Photography is located in Orlando, Florida. Christina Z Photography specializes in High School SeniorsFamilyCouples, and Wedding Photography. I’m a natural light photographer serving Central and Southwest Florida.
East Orlando | Avalon Park | UCF | Oviedo | Chuluota | Longwood | Altamonte Springs | Winter Park | Lake Mary | Ocoee | Hunters Creek | Doctor Phillips | Oak Ridge | Celebration | Walt Disney World | Titusville
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The Gift of Memories | Photo Session Gift Certificates | Christina Z Photography - Orlando's Portrait Photographer

The Gift of Memories | Photo Session Gift Certificates Available

Gift Certificates are Perfect for the Holidays

Honestly, what could possibly be better than giving the gift of memories? I can’t think of anything! I’m so excited to share with you my new Gift Certificates, they will make the perfect gift for under the tree. Photo shoot gift certificates also make the perfect gift for birthdays, graduation, engagements, bridal showers, weddings, Valentine’s Day, & so much more. That hard to buy for person on the Christmas list, I have the solution! Oh wait, your not sure what to get Grandma & Grandpa this year? Gift certificates can be used towards professional prints, albums, canvases and more. They really are the perfect gift for anyone.

The Gift of Memories | Photo Session Gift Certificates | Christina Z Photography - Orlando's Portrait Photographer

Gift Certificates available from Christina Z Photography – Orlando, FL

For a limited time you can purchase a $200 or more gift certificate and receive a free ornament frame. This offer will expire on 11/30/13 just mention CZP1105 when purchasing.

Until next time…

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Christina Z Photography is located in Orlando, Florida. Christina Z Photography specializes in High School SeniorsFamilyCouples, and Wedding Photography. I’m a natural light photographer serving Central and Southwest Florida.
East Orlando | Avalon Park | UCF | Oviedo | Chuluota | Longwood | Altamonte Springs | Winter Park | Lake Mary | Ocoee | Hunters Creek | Doctor Phillips | Oak Ridge | Celebration | Walt Disney World | Titusville
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Engagement Photography - Orlando, FL | Christina Z Photography

Danielle & Jason | Engagement Session | Orlando Engagement Photographer

Vintage Styled Engagement Photo Session

Just like Danielle & Jason’s love story, their engagement session was one of a kind. They met years ago, after Danielle denying Jason several times, she finally gave in & her exact words… “The rest is history”. Jason proposed on Christmas morning back in 2011… talk about a long engagement. I’m very glad they waited this long or I may not have been lucky enough to capture their love during their engagement photo session.

Engagement Photography - Orlando, FL | Christina Z Photography

Engagement Photography by Christina Z Photography – Orlando, FL

Planning Danielle & Jason’s engagement session wasn’t as easy as most, she had a unique vision in mind and I was afraid I wasn’t leading her in the right direction. Finally, one night it came to me. I quickly grabbed my phone and emailed Danielle telling her we HAVE to do a styled shoot. That was what all our planning was lacking, a specific style. After sending me a picture of the dress she already purchased, we decided on a vintage picnic style. It couldn’t have been more perfect.

Danielle’s tips to prepare for her session…

“Be comfortable; wear something that won’t restrict any poses. Have fun with it and don’t be afraid to try new things. Think outside the box.”

& think outside the box we did.

Engagement Photography - Orlando, FL | Christina Z Photography

Engagement Photography by Christina Z Photography – Orlando, FL

I have to say, when it came to fiancé cooperation, she is ONE. LUCKY. GIRL. Jason gets an A+! He knew exactly what to do; in fact he took over the shoot. He had so many great ideas and pose suggestions, he seriously made it easy on me and better yet they both looked super comfortable in front of the camera. All Danielle did was tell him which shirt to wear.

Danielle & Jason only wore one outfit, which was just perfect. Danielle’s reasoning was because she wanted to spend more time taking fun pictures and didn’t want to waste precious time changing. Good enough reason for me, he-he.

Engagement Photography - Orlando, FL | Christina Z Photography

Engagement Photography by Christina Z Photography – Orlando, FL

Danielle’s dress was from Target, her adorable shoes were from Macy’s, and her bracelet was a bridesmaid gift from a friend. She did her own hair, but splurged and had M.A.C. do her makeup. “I always gleam with confidence after they work their magic,” Danielle explains. And she looked stunning.

If you have followed my work, you may have noticed I tend to keep it simple. Less props and more focus on the couple. This session was so different though, we styled this shoot to a T. We brain stormed for about a week, I let them know what I had to work with, and they topped it off with a vintage picnic basket. It really brought my vision together. I brought little vintage coke bottles, a blanket, old books, and a vintage film camera that was my Great Aunt’s. I think we all can agree the camera was our favorite prop!

“Props!! They made our photos come to life.” – Danielle

Engagement Photography - Orlando, FL | Christina Z Photography

Engagement Photography by Christina Z Photography – Orlando, FL

After much debate, we decided to do their engagement session at Heritage Harbor. They loved the location, but who wouldn’t? It has a little bit of everything, the lake, pier, beautiful landscape, and of course the light house.

I was ginning ear to ear while shooting with them and then while editing too. I hope their photos put a smile on your face as well. You can truly feel the love that they share. Ahhh it’s perfect.

Engagement Photography - Orlando, FL | Christina Z Photography

Vintage Styled Engagement Photography by Christina Z Photography – Orlando, FL

Enjoy! xo

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Christina Z Photography is located in Orlando, Florida. Christina Z Photography specializes in High School SeniorsFamilyCouples, and Wedding Photography. I’m a natural light photographer serving Central and Southwest Florida.
East Orlando | Avalon Park | UCF | Oviedo | Chuluota | Longwood | Altamonte Springs | Winter Park | Lake Mary | Ocoee | Hunters Creek | Doctor Phillips | Oak Ridge | Celebration | Walt Disney World | Titusville
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4th of July Mini Session | © Christina Z Photography - Bradenton Florida

4th of July Mini Session Event | Christina Z Photography – Bradenton Florida

Happy 4th of July! I hope you are enjoying your day. Take a peek at my 4th of July Minis from a few weeks ago. It’s sure to get you in the spirit! Continue reading

Love by Christina Z Photography ©

LOVE by Christina Z Photography

Happy Valentine’s Day lovely! One of my most favorite thing to photograph is LOVE! It really warms by heart to capture two people in love, and I have had plenty of opportunities to do so. I thought I would share some of them with you on this day full of love! Prepare to say “awww!”

Love by Christina Z Photography ©

Young Couple in LOVE Paint War Photo Session | Love by Christina Z Photography ©

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Christina Z Photography

Valentine’s Mini Sessions

Christina Z Photography

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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Christina Z Photography

McBride Munchkins | Valentine’s Mini Models

When it came time to model the set up for my Valentine’s Mini Sessions, I couldn’t think of a better family to do it! I’ve been photographing these munchkins since 2011! It’s been pretty awesome watching them grow up and learning each of their personalities. I hope to get another family session in with them before I leave Jacksonville!

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Christina Z Photography
Christina Z Photography
Christina Z Photography

And we ended on this note…

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Christina Z Photography

Christina Z Photography

Well the New Year is here, and it’s time for resolutions and goals for the year. I’ve always believed that by writing your goals down it gives you motivation to be more successful in reaching them. I have lots of goals for Christina Z Photography this year. I know it’s going to take hard word and commitment, but I’m ready to take CZP to the next level!

Christina Z Photography’s 2013 Goals:

  1. Capture life’s precious moments, one photo at a time!
  2. Never leave my camera. You never know what opportunities will present its self.
  3. Photo a day challenge. Watch my photography develop over a year’s time.
  4. Get published. Get my photography featured on a blog/website. It’s not about who you know, but who knows you!
  5. Blog regularly. Present my work & share my personality on my own piece of the web.
  6. Be inspired. Remember that photography is foremost my passion. It’s easy to forget how much I enjoy it, so schedule time to find inspiration.
  7. Get organized. Develop a workflow to save time & energy in post processing.
  8. Be Googled. Show up on the first page of Google.
  9. Get Liked. Reach 1,000 fans by the end of the year.
  10. Shoot more! Gain 50% more clients.

While I’m already on a role, I’d like to share some of my personal goals for the New Year.

Christina’s 2013 Goals:

The Tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal, the tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.

  1. Be a Mom & Wife first. “When in doubt, choose the kids. There will be plenty of time later to choose the work.” – Anna Quindlen
  2. Capture growth. Take a monthly photo shoot of my daughter.
  3. Be healthy. Having a healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body.
  4. Keep learning. The people who excel are the ones that are always learning.
  5. Be present. Turn off the phone, computer, TV, etc. and just enjoy life more often

I hope this inspires you to write your goals down & make the best of the New Year! I’d love to hear about your goals for 2013, too! Just remember, the most important thing about goals, is having one.

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