Started With You | Orlando Family Photographer

July 7, 2020

As our world gets crazier by the day right now it felt so good to slide the straps over my shoulders loaded with my gear. What once felt heavy now feels familiar and something I realized that I missed.

Even more I looked over and got to see Tyler doing the same. I have loved him from six feet away for months now and it never gets easier. But somehow gearing up together even though we were still apart felt comforting.

We are off to a slow and steady start here at the studio. As the numbers of covid cases soar we are doing everything we can to stay safe and connect with our families in the same familiar way.

This sweet family stole our hearts the first time we met them a few years ago. They were the perfect session to get our feet wet once again. To capture their love is like a dream for us.

One reason we love them is that when they mention that they would love a beach session and I come back and say, that I just happen to have a special location but we will have to drive three hours round trip, they don’t hesitate!

Let me just say it was worth every single mile.

As a special needs mom I love working with special needs families. I see you, I know you, and I connect with all that you pour into your little ones. While editing this session I teared up and had to stop to write Shauna to tell her what a heartfelt mother she is. I can feel it so strongly in this session.

The love between Shauna and Dustin is equally as inspiring. I would catch them looking at one another and they would smile this smile that steals your heart. When Tyler sent over the song suggestion for their family film I fell in love with the words for that reason.

Over and over anew

Seeen and known

It started, it started with you

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father and daughter walking on the beach during their sweet family beach session
family walking along the beach at their sweet family beach session
family playing on the beach at their sweet family beach session
mom hugging daughter while dad talks with son during their sweet family beach session
a little boy holding his dad's hand at their family beach session
family sitting on rocks together during their sweet family beach session
mom snuggling daughter while dad and son play in the background at  their sweet family beach session
mom playing on the beach with daughter at their sweet family beach session
mom and daughter dancing on the beach during their sweet family beach session
mom talking to son while dad walks with daughter in the background at their sweet family beach session
mom and son talking during their sweet family beach session
son almost kissing mom at their sweet family beach session
mom and son kissing during their  sweet family beach session
family walking along the rocks by the ocean at their sweet family beach session
mom playing peek-a-boo with son at their beach family session
family getting ready to jump of rock onto beach
mom helping daughter to jump off rock onto the beach while family looks on
family walking along the beach
son jumping off rocks with dad's help
little girl walking along the beach with rocks
dad playing with son
family running down the beach
son and dad walking along the beach with rocks
dad chasing son along the beach
dad playing with son
dad playing with son
dad hugging daughter on rocks
mom swinging son at the beach
mom swinging son
mom playing with son at the beach
boy laughing
dad whispering in daughters ear at the beach
family snuggled on rocks at the beach
family sitting on rocks at the beach
family playing on rocks at the beach
sister and brother looking at something together
husband and wife laughing
husband and wife kissing and playing
father and daughter snuggling while dad kisses daughter
little boy wipes sand off feet
girl looking off into the distance on rocky beach
family playing in the sunset on beach

You can really see the glow of the Saharan Dust Plume that was in full effect during our session. The sky was soft without much color until the sunset came into light. What a beautiful session with a beautiful family.

As I edited their session I felt connected once again. Connected to my why and I realized that for me it started with you.

When I started Serena Nicole Studios fifteen years ago it was the first time I felt like my purpose and my profession were two of the same. I had forgotten how powerful that is.

Thank you Cheek Family for reminding me how lucky I am and helping me find a little part of myself that was still in quarantine. This was such a sweet family beach session.

Until Soon,

Serena Nicole

Want to see more? See behind the scenes of this sweet family beach session here.

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