When Emily contacted me from Missouri and wanted me to take some family portraits during their first family trip to the beach, how could I resist? Having lived in Florida my entire life, it’s hard for me to imagine not living close to a beach, so I absolutely love seeing others experience the beauty of it for the first time! Little Theodore unfortunately was feeling a bit under the weather, but that didn’t stop us from getting some cute smiles on his face! With every child it’s different: some kids laugh when you fake sneeze at them… others laugh when I pretend to fall on the ground…Theodore laughed when he smelled mommies feet! Whatever works, right? I hope you three had the best time on Clearwater Beach, it’s the perfect beach for your first family vacation!