This has been the hardest thing to keep quiet about, because all I wanted to do was share how proud I am of my oldest. I wanted desperately to share how I already see the beautiful gift he was given and even more so, the pride that swells when I watch him love what he does.

For he gets just as excited as I do. For he sees emotion the way that I do and HE is always in my way because he already knows where the sweet spot is!

You may be wondering what on earth I am talking about.

Serena Nicole Studios is officially becoming a family business. Tyler is joining our team full time as our lead videographer. We have been working for months behind the scenes to create a seamless session experience. So while I am shooting and working with your family he is also creating this at the exact same time:

My long time Serena Nicole Studios friends, do you see what I mean? He gets it. He sees connection and love just the way I do. My heart is so filled with pride and love. Oh and here is a glimpse of what I get to see at work! He is so happy!

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It is so amazing to have someone I love so much, love what I do so much that he wants to be a part of it! Tyler is going to college full time for a degree in Accounting in order to get his CPA and then we plan to continue working together far into the future. I feel blessed to have him on the team. I cannot wait to see where we grow this business together.

I really love our clients reactions so far…here is a little of the love mail we have received.

Wow!! You two are an amazing team – these are beautiful images and I really think we will just keep the video on a loop in our living room … forever! It’s just gorgeous! I cannot wait to share it with my family! Thank you both so very much! – Jessica James

Thank you again for a wonderful day! So excited to see what you captured!! You and your son make a great team! – Amanda Nichols

You have such a gift when it comes to capturing people on film. We felt lucky to get to work with you and Tyler. Seems like the videos are going to be a great addition to the business. We have watched the video at least a 100 times already! – Emily Kruckenmyer

We can’t stop watching our video! We have watched it over and over. We even watched it while eating breakfast this morning! Thank you so much for creating such a treasure. – Shelley Easter

Please join me in welcoming Tyler to Serena Nicole Studios! I am so glad he is here.

Until Soon,



The beauty of Florida has stolen my heart. For years I have felt such peace in the woods. It is my haven, the place I connect back with all that is important in my life. I breathe differently in the presence of towering pine trees and I feel the stress, whatever it may be, melt away.

After nearly twenty years away it was amazing to find the source of that peace. I never made the connection before now.

As a little girl in the hot summer sun, my Aunt Sheila would take us for a walk in the woods. We would travel down the wooden pathway to the little stream along the trails that were nesteled next to her lake home. As a girl scout, I spent many nights singing by the campfire underneath the canopy of these same trees that I now walk under once again.

As I moved around the world I was always quick to find the nearest trail, to hike with the family as often as we could and every single time I felt the same way.


It is funny though, the woods around the world that kept me connected to my childhood are now cherished as I am back home, walking the trails from long ago. It has come full circle for me. I have a new level of love for the trails now that I am older. I see them differently. For now I see how the light falls, how the texture of brush grows, the layers of trees…. I now see them with a photographers eye.

How lucky am I to get to capture the beauty of my clients mixed with the beauty of Florida…last night was no exception. This gorgeous couple is about to meet their new little boy in just a few weeks. I was lucky enough to get to capture their love.

We headed out to one of my favorite trails….they were amazing to work with! Here is a sneak peek for you.

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There are so, so many more. These I just happened to see as I was downloading their files. I cannot wait to get to work on the rest…

Until (very) Soon,



Yesterday on our fan facebook page I announced that I was going to tuck a little cutie into this cute little boat. And today I am here to share this sweet one all tucked in.  He is a beautiful ten pounder with the sweetest of cheeks! Oh and look at that hair, I just cannot get enough!
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Here is the link to the before picture from Facebook HERE in case you are curious!

Until Soon,



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We here at Serena Nicole Studios want to help every mom get better pictures of their little ones. We love that you come and let us capture your love each and every year, but what about the in between? Those sweet moments that you want to capture on your own.


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Come learn along with Serena Nicole as she shows you hands-on how to get better pictures of your little one, with your little one!! This mommy and me class is a fun way to learn with ANY camera! Yes, even your cell phone camera is welcome. Need a little mommy timeout? Leave your little one at home and come to class, you will still learn the same hands on techniques while we practice them together.


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It is really easy to reserve your class. Simply find the date below and choose if you would like to bring your little one (mommy and me) or if you would like to come alone (mommy timeout) and click the button!


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Come join us on Monday, February 23rd @11:00 am:

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Come join us on Saturday, February 28th @11:00 am:

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Come join us on Monday, March 23rd @11:00 am:

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NEW DATE ADDED!! Come join us on Wednesday, March 25th @11:00 am:

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Come join us on Saturday, March 28th @11:00 am:

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** Each class has 3 mommy and me openings and 5 mommy timeout openings. If your date specifies that it is sold out, you may choose to attend as a timeout student or request another date. If you have a group of friends that are taking the class and you would all like to be together, and your choice is sold out, connect with Serena Nicole and we will do our best to accomodate you. **

Classes will take place in the Orlando East area. The mommy and me class was designed to accomodate a mommy and one child for the best learning experience, if you would like to bring more than one child, please connect with Serena Nicole. Would you like to have a mommy and me party with your friends? Connect with Serena Nicole to learn how! Questions? Call Serena Nicole 609-529-7121 or click connect in the menu!

  • February 24, 2015 - 2:01 pm

    Anne Jackson - I would like to do the mommy time out class, but need to find a sitter. How long does the class last, and where in East Orlando?

  • February 24, 2015 - 2:09 pm

    Serena Nicole - Anne, we would love to have you! The class usually lasts about one hour. You may want to leave a little time on the end of that for visiting after class. The class location depends on the date, which date are you looking at? I will message you privately too!

    Thanks for checking in!


Tomorrow is the big day at the Studio! The invite emails go out and spaces are filled FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE for all of the travel locations.

But first let me tell you where Serena Nicole Studios will be in 2015! We are so excited to visit:

Little Rock, Arkansas 3/7
Destin, Florida 4/11
Kaiserslautern, Germany 9/5
Leesburg, Virgina 9/19
Dayton, Ohio 10/17
San Antonio, Texas 11/14
Phoenix, AZ 11/15

Is your city not on the list? Wish it was? Message me and let me know!

Watch this page tomorrow and if you would like an invite, please message me your email address today!

Until Soon,