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Parenthood is like building a puzzle without that little picture on the front of the box. As my little ones have grown I have done my best to help nurture each piece that they will need to be successful one day. Along the way I would dream of all the possibilities of who they might […]

Puzzle Pieces | Oviedo Family Photographer

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We have been so careful. Since the first buzz of this crazy time hit the headlines, we hunkered down and kept our heads down. I couldn’t stand the idea of sharing this awful illness with my dad who is battling cancer without an immune system. So we went above and beyond to keep our little […]

From the Inside |Oviedo Family Photographer

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I’m bored, bored, bored. That’s okay Jack, great things have been born out of boredom. Oh yeah like what? Hmmmm. One minute later. Hey Mom look, I made a self portrait out of these three things. Case in point!! Thanks for bailing me out there Jack! Until Soon, Serena Nicole You know by now that […]

Bored, bored, bored | Oviedo Family Photographer

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Today I vow to just be present and still. Let go of the fear and savor the little moments that in the rush of the life I knew before this, I may have missed. I posted this on my personal FB today along with this picture and felt that maybe I should share it here […]

Let Go | Oviedo Family Photographer

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There is this vulnerability that consumes parenthood. Despite the notion that we wake up each day and vow to do our very best, there are these moments. Moments that test our spirit unlike anything else. Moments when we are so invested that we are surrounded by the pressure to do just the right thing, in […]

Return to This | Oviedo Photographer

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As I scrolled through my newsfeed in disbelief, I tried to shake it off. This feeling of immense sadness rushed through me as I saw the flames shooting out of the top of the Notre Dame in Paris, France. Our family has spent countless hours in the very spot that was now covered in flames, […]

This Just Happened | Orlando Photographer

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Like many of you I am behind the camera most of the time. Well, let’s be honest, all of the time. It seems like almost a sin to think of how few pictures I have of me and my children together. It makes my heart ache a little and is why I became passionate a […]

My Heart | Winter Springs Photographer

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The trunk closed and my husband who woke way before he usually would leaned over to kiss me. My heart was churning with a slurry of emotions. I felt paralyzed and all I  truly wanted to do was run back inside, bury myself under the covers and wake up to my every day. Yet, I […]

The First Mile | Oviedo Family Photographer

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At first when I read the note that was placed on our door by the city I was a little excited. New paved roads would be a dream for my long boarding teenager who always goes a little bit farther than I am comfortable with in the hopes of finding new and smooth pavement. As […]

Trust | Oviedo Family Photographer

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It came from the other room and I stopped. Then I heard it again, a crash this time followed by a loud and grumpy protest of I can’t. I walked into the room to find Jackson playing with an old toy that I haven’t seen for months. I remember when we first got it. All […]

Balance | Oviedo Family Photographer

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In my world the one place I feel the most centered, peaceful and still is on the trail. Our family hikes hundreds of miles a year. It is the one place I have taught my boys to find refuge. Refuge from the busy demands and busy screens that take up most of our world. A […]

Happy Trails | Oviedo Family Photographer

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The thunder rumbled outside and the music played on the inside. The dice were rolling and the smiles were contagious. Finally, several moments of pure bliss and I had no idea what was coming next. After our game, while Jonathen hunted for our next game, you came to me arms up high and asked me to dance. I […]

Sunday Afternoon

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Most days I just crave a glimpse. A glimpse into your world. Your eyes tell a story like none other. When our eyes meet, even for just one minute I melt right in. I study, I treasure, I feel giddy within. For a minute in your world is worth a million in mine.

A look within

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Every morning you stand at the top of the stairs and say “Good Morning” as you wait for someone to answer. Then you start your way down the stairs where I always seem to meet you half way. You greet me with the sweetest smile and it starts my day off smiling too. Good morning my […]

Good Morning Sunshine

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I am certain it doesn’t get more real than this.

real life

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I can hardly believe you are four years old today and at the same time I can barely believe you have only been in our life for four years because it feels like you have always been. You have grown so much this year. You continue to show me what love really is. How life […]

so much to celebrate

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This school year I followed my heart. I couldn’t find the right school so I created one. I wrote a special social emotional curriculum and converted our garge into a full-on preschool. It has been an amazing journey with you. I was able to be there with you each step of the way. Helping you […]

last day of our school

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Cross country season is long gone but the benefits, they still remain. You learned so much during that season. I watched as you learned to push yourself, to not give up and to go farther than you thought you could. It will always be something I remember. It was a big time for you and […]

tie it on

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These two were my very first subjects as a little girl. It is so surreal to still be able to capture their connection all these years later and with all that I know now. It was the last day of their visit when the snow started to fall. We had so much snow this year […]

snow day

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I love it when you are here, you always find a little project to help with. These days there are many little projects around the house that are getting overlooked during our busy day-to-day life, so knowing one of those gets checked off is the best gift. Thanks for being you!

when dad is here

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It doesn’t get much better for you. A chocolate chip cookie and a story from Nana.

cookies and nana

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