Mixali Media, LLC.: Blog https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog en-us Mixali Media, LLC. cristinah@mixalimedia.com (Mixali Media, LLC.) Fri, 12 Jan 2018 02:50:00 GMT Fri, 12 Jan 2018 02:50:00 GMT https://www.mixalimedia.com/img/s/v-5/u852359807-o220074924-50.jpg Mixali Media, LLC.: Blog https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog 120 95 Sisters_forever https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2017/12/sisters_forever SISTERS

 It's hard to not think sappy thoughts when you look at two little girls and wonder how their lives are interconnected by such an amazing shared bond. 

Sisters grow up together, share clothes, share secrets and crazy conversations.  They rely and confide in one another.

They have each other's backs when the going gets tough.

They share jokes, laughter and sometimes even share tears but a sister is beside you and your biggest fan even when they are miles apart.

“A sister is God’s way of proving he doesn’t want us to walk alone.”

cristinah@mixalimedia.com (Mixali Media, LLC.) https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2017/12/sisters_forever Fri, 01 Dec 2017 20:07:19 GMT
Cesar&Carmen https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2017/11/cesar-carmen CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY INN SECRET GARDEN WEDDING


On a beautiful autumn day, two people celebrated their love for each other with a beautiful ceremony at the Connecticut River Valley Inn.  Here are some images of their day. Congratulations to Cesar and Carmen on this new chapter of your lives, creating new traditions and pledging your hearts to each other.  Best wishes for a happily ever after.

cristinah@mixalimedia.com (Mixali Media, LLC.) connecticut river valley inn elopement wedding https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2017/11/cesar-carmen Wed, 08 Nov 2017 03:23:22 GMT
JESS&KOSMA https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2017/11/jess-kosma HOPE LAKE WEDDING ENGAGEMENT | JESS + KOSMA

A few preview photos from the Hope Lake wedding engagement session with Jess and Kosma. This lake is a very popular fishing spot for local residents but on this beautiful weekend, we lucked out with amazing fall colors.  Jess and Kosma are planning a November 2018 wedding.  Best wishes and happy planning.  Looking forward to another beautiful wedding.




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Baby_Luke https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2017/5/baby_luke May God bless and keep you always,
May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.

May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young

May you grow up to be righteous,
May you grow up to be true,
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you.
May you always be courageous Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young

May your hands always be busy,
May your feet always be swift,
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift.
May your heart always be joyful
May your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young

Bob Dylan

cristinah@mixalimedia.com (Mixali Media, LLC.) babies baptism https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2017/5/baby_luke Wed, 31 May 2017 14:37:45 GMT
Baby_reveal https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2017/5/baby_reveal Bowties or Bows

What will it be?

Nobody Knows!


With twins, John and Cynthia found out pretty

quickly that one of their angels is a boy.

The second was quite the shock for Cynthia.

When speaking with Cynthia's father, the father of

three beautiful girls, he stated he believes he's

earned at least one grandson after raising three girls.


Congratulations to Cynthia and John!

Twin boys will keep you on your

toes for years to come.










cristinah@mixalimedia.com (Mixali Media, LLC.) https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2017/5/baby_reveal Mon, 29 May 2017 01:09:20 GMT
Wondering what we are up to? https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2017/5/what-weve-been-up-to-lately If you've guessed Wedding Season, you are absolutely correct.  


We are gearing up for another beautiful year. I couldn't resist sharing one of Mike at work in his signature gotcha pose. 


One great hit that's been creating quite a buzz is Mixali's Magic Mirror. It's been booking very quickly and we have been getting amazing reviews and complements. We are so very excited to add this amazing experience to our packages and will be showcasing it throughout Connecticut.  


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Angelikasweet16 https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2016/9/angelikasweet16 Happy Birthday Angelika!

How sweet it is to be 16!


I have known this beautiful young lady for quite some time now and watching her become this amazing individual with such a unique and fun-loving personality is just such a joy. She has already accomplished so much in her first 16 years!

I can't wait to see what she's got up her sleeve next.  


One thing I should have known before but was reminded of once again is that this girl knows how to throw down a great party!


cristinah@mixalimedia.com (Mixali Media, LLC.) 16 Angelika Dancing Party Portraits Sweet https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2016/9/angelikasweet16 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:01:26 GMT
Taki&Georgina https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2016/8/taki-georgina Taki and Georgina


It’s not every day that we get to witness a wedding that takes place in the very church where the couple met and fell in love.  They caught a glimpse of each other while sitting on opposite sides and that is how it all started. On a beautiful June afternoon, their family and friends got to witness first-hand how this couple’s happiness is so contagious.  


Only two words can describe the bride’s beautiful wedding gown: Maggie Sottero. Both the gown and the maids’ beautiful summer dresses were found in Julie Allen Bridals of Newtown, Connecticut.


All the beautiful flowers were designed by Flowers by Danielle of Trumbull, Connecticut.

cristinah@mixalimedia.com (Mixali Media, LLC.) The Waterview taki and georgina wedding https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2016/8/taki-georgina Tue, 02 Aug 2016 02:30:06 GMT
Ciena's World of Imagination https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2016/6/cienas-world-of-imagination Welcome to Ciena’s World of Imagination:

This little girl really knows what having fun is all about.  During our shoot, she taught me so much about what little girls are really made of.  Sugar and Spice doesn't even begin to cover it.


This girl has spunk and sass!  All we asked her to do is to have fun and be herself. Well she showed us!  Putting her hair in curlers was not enough, she wanted lip gloss and all the arsenal in her mom's makeup stash. 

She was not done there.  We found her mom’s wedding shoes and wedding day tool.  I never saw someone having so much fun.

cristinah@mixalimedia.com (Mixali Media, LLC.) Children portraits https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2016/6/cienas-world-of-imagination Wed, 01 Jun 2016 15:33:30 GMT
Michael's Baptism https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2016/2/michaels-baptism-preview

Congratulations on the baptism of Michael Joachim!

We were so very honored to be witness to such a special day for Michael and his family. As chilly as it was outside this Valentine's day, Holy Trinity was filled with joy, love, family and warm wishes.  The joyful celebration continued through the evening at the beautiful Floral Terrace, where the music never stopped.  


Michael was such a trooper and always ready to share his beautiful smile with us. Check out the preview of Michael's Baptism ceremony.



We would love to hear from you!

We are Shelton, CT (Fairfield County) based Photographers specializing in weddings, senior, family and newborn photography.  Family is a messy, crazy kind of fun. Have your unique styles reflected in your portrait session.  We are constantly scoping out new locations for beautiful family and senior portrait sessions. We would love to help you turn your family memories into artwork that will be treasured for years.  Please email us at cristinah@mixalimedia.com. – New mommies, it is always a good idea to reserve your spot a few weeks in advance. We do also take last minute booking requests.

cristinah@mixalimedia.com (Mixali Media, LLC.) babies baptism celebration children https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2016/2/michaels-baptism-preview Wed, 17 Feb 2016 04:00:02 GMT
Claudio_Wedding https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2015/12/claudio_wedding David & Vanessa: Hard Rockin WEDDINGAUGUST 22, 2015


This destination wedding is going to be very hard to top.  Family and friends from Canada, Connecticut, and Portugal all gathered to be a part of David and Vanessa's wedding.  Prior to the big day, David and Vanessa got to enjoy their days in the sun and nights under the stars at this amazing piece of heaven.  Old friends made new ones and created amazing memories of a week we’ll never forget with slices of time we may never remember thanks to the 23 bars and lounges.  Mid-way through the week, we were all one huge happy and sometimes inebriated group while we partied it up like rock stars at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana.  

David and Vanessa, I loved seeing you together and enjoying such a beautiful day.  Best wishes for a beautiful future together.  You are one of the reasons I love to capture amazing moments.   Thanks for letting us be a part of your hard rockin wedding.  


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Rene and Nuxa Autumn Wedding https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2015/10/rene-and-nuxas-incredible-first-look Love in Autumn Air

Nuxa and Rene find a moment alone to take in the beauty of their wedding day and truly enjoy a private moment together during their First Look.


cristinah@mixalimedia.com (Mixali Media, LLC.) autumn wedding brandford woodwinds connecticut wedding new england wedding https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2015/10/rene-and-nuxas-incredible-first-look Sat, 17 Oct 2015 17:15:30 GMT
Our Little Angel https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2015/10/our-little-angel Welcome to the world little baby


Born October 2, 2015 at 7:20 a.m.,

6 lb, 14 oz and 19 ¼ inches.

cristinah@mixalimedia.com (Mixali Media, LLC.) Newborn St Vincent's Hospital babies children https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2015/10/our-little-angel Fri, 09 Oct 2015 04:24:35 GMT
Rockin_Bridal_Shower https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2015/6/rockin_bridal_shower Showers of Love

{Vanessa & David}

Vanessa's mom and aunt made the beautiful flower arrangements. Peonies are Vanessa's favorite and some of the peonies came from a plant given by Vanessa's late Grandfather. What a sweet remember a beautiful man.    

Vanessa and David have been inseparable since they became an "official" couple back in the winter of 2011.  It was obvious to all their family and friends that it was just a matter of time before their friendship and love for each other would lead them towards a little island in the Caribbean. 


Hard Rock has no idea what they have in store for them.  These two along with their insane family are planning a destination wedding sure to be talked about for years to come. 


When asked about her proposal on her favorite beach in Saint Augustine, Florida, Vanessa said “The moment was absolutely perfect and breathtaking. Who knew David can be so romantic it was an emotional moment for the both of us. I look forward to spending the rest of my life with

this amazing man.”



Vanessa has a sweet tooth for all cakes created by Sweet Rewards by Kelly, located in Brookfield, Connecticut



cristinah@mixalimedia.com (Mixali Media, LLC.) David Engagement Shower Vanessa Wedding and https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2015/6/rockin_bridal_shower Fri, 19 Jun 2015 21:14:53 GMT
Family at play https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2015/5/family-at-play Watching little Laura and her big brother, Matty, at play was so much fun.  Laura is the sweetest baby and Matty is...  Well Matty is the typical Bigger Brother. Always making sure her sister is happy and having a great time in the process.  They are too cute together and their family is just the sweetest family you ever met!! After a walk in the park, there is nothing better then digging into a great tasting smash cake. It’s pretty safe to say that Laura likes sweets.


cristinah@mixalimedia.com (Mixali Media, LLC.) babies children dinizo portraits shelton https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2015/5/family-at-play Mon, 18 May 2015 11:59:48 GMT
Smash Cake Diva https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2015/4/smash-cake-diva "Little Girls"

Little girls are made of daisies and butterflies and soft kitty cat purrs
And all the precious memories of times that once were.

Little girls are made of angel's wings and giggles and a firefly's glow
And all the happy feelings, deep inside, that we all know.

Little girls are made of cinnamon and bubbles and fancy white pearls
And snowflakes and rainbows and ballerina twirls.

Little girls are made of sunshine and cupcakes and fresh morning dew,
And these are the reasons, little one, why everyone loves you.

 Author: Karen Barnes


This little angel is enjoying her first taste of sweetness thanks to the bakers over at Sweet Rewards by Kelly, located in Brookfield, Connecticut.

cristinah@mixalimedia.com (Mixali Media, LLC.) babies children portraits smashcake https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2015/4/smash-cake-diva Sun, 12 Apr 2015 18:14:17 GMT
Calling all Seniors https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2015/1/calling-all-seniors CALLING ALL SENIORS!


Senior year is fast approaching.  We are looking for unique individuals who would like to take advantage of this offer to be Senior Ambassador for your high school (Trumbull, Shelton, Derby, Masuk, and Emmett-Obrien Technical High School) representing our photography and company.  If you are a Senior or Junior in the neighboring area and are interested in this offer, please call or email us. Ambassadors are entitled to free senior portrait session. 



cristinah@mixalimedia.com (Mixali Media, LLC.) ambassador high portraits school senior https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2015/1/calling-all-seniors Fri, 16 Jan 2015 19:34:50 GMT
David and Vanessa https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2014/12/Forever-Love We are so Happy to announce

David and Vanessa

Soon To Be

Mr. and Mrs.


Vanessa and David met when he was called into her office to fix the computers for TJ’s Auto Sales. What started out as a crush on both sides has led to a lasting relationship based on friendship and love.  Knowing how much Vanessa loves the beach and ocean, David knew he needed to propose when she least expected it while they were vacationing in Florida.


David and Vanessa are finally ready for their "happily ever after" to begin and intend on doing it in a big and fantastic way. 


They are now planning a beautiful beach wedding in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.  Nuptials are scheduled for August 22, 2015, and both their family and friends are all anxiously waiting for the big day.  


Congratulations! We are so proud to be a part of your big day!









cristinah@mixalimedia.com (Mixali Media, LLC.) Destination HardRock engagement love https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2014/12/Forever-Love Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:03:17 GMT
Autumn Fun https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2014/8/autumn-fun Hello Autumn!

Hard to imagine another summer over so soon.  Autumn is just around the corner but the unofficial end of summer is the start of the school year. This season has always been my favorite. I’m always amazed by the transition and couldn’t imagine myself living anywhere else. As we start preparing for another New England autumn, remember to take the time to make big leaf piles (not just for the kids).  Dare yourself to jump in on the fun. Now is also the time to capture beautiful images you will treasure a lifetime. What a great way to escape the typical schoolroom portraits and instead have an outdoor portrait shoot that will capture your children’s unique personalities.  We offer affordable senior portrait packages as well as beautiful family portraits. Call us to book a sitting today. Share them with your family and friends. We also offer the purchase digital images, making it easier to order limitless amounts of holiday cards.  We would love to hear from you. Call us to book your sitting and get a head start on your holiday cards as well.



cristinah@mixalimedia.com (Mixali Media, LLC.) Portraits babies children family https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2014/8/autumn-fun Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:53:21 GMT
Happy 25th Anniversary! https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2014/8/happy-25th-anniversary Congratulations to Irma and Pete Lima on their 25th Wedding Anniversary.  Amazingly enough, these high school sweethearts who married not long after graduation, are still going strong.  These two Bridgeport natives now reside in Florida with their two amazing children, however, found it important to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with family and friends in Bridgeport.  Coincidentally, the celebration took place about a half a mile from the high school where it all began.




cristinah@mixalimedia.com (Mixali Media, LLC.) Lima Wedding anniversary https://www.mixalimedia.com/blog/2014/8/happy-25th-anniversary Sun, 10 Aug 2014 23:33:56 GMT