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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

Christina Z Photography | Orlando FL photographer

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.
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Whitfield | FAMILY | Bradenton Florida Family Photographer – Christina Z Photography

This family photo session was so much fun! I love that I get to capture my friend’s families grow. I’ve known Kelli since elementary school & her husband, Matt, since high school, and their little Emily is just a few days younger than my daughter. Remember their maternity photos?

Maternity Photos | Christina Z Photography

Well Emily is here… Check out the Whitfield’s! This family is the cutest!

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ANTHONY | 2014 Palmetto High School | Bradenton Florida Senior Portrait Photographer – Christina Z Photography

Anthony is another awesome 2014 Christina Z Photography Senior Rep! He is a Senior at Palmetto High School! He chose to have his session done at his home away from home, the island. He is an awesome skim boarder, so we decided to end his session doing what he does best, well actually that’s a toss up.. he was a pretty stinkin’ good model.  Take a look at some of my faves…

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Wagner | MATERNITY | Christina Z Photography | Bradenton FL Maternity Photographer

The Wagner Family is expecting another little boy! This is the first of a years worth of photo sessions with them. I can’t wait to meet their new little one, who is due very soon! Here are some of my favorites… Continue reading

Scott + Jessica | ENGAGED | Christina Z Photography – Bradenton Engagement Photographer

Ready for a sweet country engagement? This was my kind of session! Jessica & Scott are planning a December wedding, and contacting me months ago about their engagement & wedding photos. They are such a sweet country couple! My kind of people. I planned their session at Hunsader Farms in East Bradenton, FL. At the last minute, I asked them if they would like to go to a flower field nearby and of course they were game! So we did half the session on the farm and half at the flower field. Oh & they brought their dog, Bella, along too! She was such a good girl. Here are some of my favorites…

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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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JORDAN | 2014 Lakewood Ranch High School | Bradenton Florida Senior Portrait Photographer – Christina Z Photography

Meet Jordan, most know him as Shorty! He is a Lakewood Ranch High School 2014 Senior and Christina Z Photography Senior Rep!

This session has to be one of my favorites, we have been planning it for months. The Rogers’ are practically family so when Gena mentioned me doing Shorty’s Senior Portraits I was ecstatic! So the planning begun. Shorty is big into fishing and most weekends he can be found on his boat. So instead of making him (yes, making him – he does not like pictures) do his session on land I figured lets take it to the water! All that excitement wore off when the day before his session his dad told me what a disaster it would be, how Shorty isn’t a morning person, and hates his picture taken, and on and on… I had my work cut out for me. 5:45 AM rolls around, and I’m headed out the door for his sunrise session, hop on his boat and head to the island. He must have known I meant serious business, because it was anything but disastrous. I even got TONS of smiles from him! Although I had to bribe him a bit towards the end for multiple poses on his boat, he cooperated and I have to say every photo turned out amazing!

Take a peek at some of my favorites…

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The Anderson Wedding | Bradenton Florida Wedding Photographer – Christina Z Photography

Jessica & Travis were my first Bride & Groom, and I couldn’t have hand picked a more perfect couple for my first wedding. Although I was extremely anxious and nervous, that all disappeared when I arrived and met Jessica. They had a small wedding party, that just included their daughters. They were surrounded by family and friends, on a perfect Florida afternoon. The ceremony took place at Water Leaf right by the water and the reception followed in the clubhouse. It was gorgeous! The colors were the ever so popular Tiffany blue and gray. Every little detail was thought through. It was a perfect day and surely one that will forever be in my heart. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Anderson!

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Adriana | 2013 Palmetto High School | Senior Portrait Photographer – Christina Z Photography

Meet Adriana! She is a stunning, trendy, senior that def should do some modeling! She has the legs for it.. oh and the facial expressions too! Adriana is a 2013 Palmetto High School Senior. She is originally from Puerto Rico – hence her gorgeous skin tone, although it could be from all the time she spends on the beach too! Anyway, we had a great time walking up and down the Bradenton Riverwalk.

Adriana was a wonderful  model and I enjoyed spending the afternoon with her. Here are some of my favorites from her senior portrait session.

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4th of July Mini Session Event | Christina Z Photography

4th of July Mini Session Event | Orlando Children and Family Photographer – Christina Z Photography

I know it’s hard to believe we are already this far into the year… but The 4th of July is right around the corner and it is time to book your photo session. Come dressed to celebrate or just to update those family photos.

4th of July Mini Session Event  | Christina Z Photography

The Fine Print:

  • Advanced payment is required via Paypal to reserve your mini session.
  • Up to 4 people per mini session. (additional $10 per extra person OR book 2 minis)
  • MINIMUM of 3 booking for Bradenton Location. (Payment will be refunded if minimum is not reached by 6/5/13.)
  • You do not have to use the themed props, you may utilize this opportunity to update your family photos.

To book your mini fill out the form below.