The sounds of a deserted beach at sunrise are some of the most relaxing and soothing sounds (the roar of the waves, seagulls muffled squawking). This gorgeous family agreed to meet me at sunrise when the threat of rain kept increasing for later in the day. As I waited for them at the end of the beach pathway, I started to hear muffled voices walking toward me, those muffled voices turned into joyful and excited chatter. It had not even been 48 hours since this family had been reunited (part of this family lives in Africa!), and you could hear and feel the joy and excitement they had of just being together again. What a joy for me to be able to capture this special time in their family's life. This also was the littlest member of the family's first time at the beach! His first time putting his toes in the sand and in the warm ocean water. What a fun morning it was experiencing all of this with them, I quickly fell in love with them.