Polkadot Sweater & Red Heels Project | Elle Marie 5 1/2 + 6 Years!

We’re not supposed to say there’s a favorite mermaid of the mermaid mafia… but if we were FORCED TO, we would say that most people mention Ellie, LOL! Even her sisters would agree and tell you – she is an angel, she’s perfect, and even when she’s mad… she’s an angel just with a furrowed…

Teal Heels & Gold Sweater Project | 3 1/2 + 4 Years | Autumn Jean

We totally skipped blogging the 3 1/2 year old images but I GOT THEM DONE! 🙂 It was in the middle of our whirlwind summer of disconnecting more from the digital world and shooting a ton of family sessions, and enjoying ALL the beach days possible. THIS LITTLE FIRECRACKER – WOW – has she totally…

White Sweater & Glittery Heels Project | 8 Years | Cammy Mae

I mean honestly – she’s almost my height. The other day (around Thanksgiving) she did ALL of her extra credit homework and then made popsicle sticks with compliments on them for her class at school because this girl is an above and beyond overachiever if I ever saw one! GIRLFRIEND YOU ARE A GEM!!!!! You…

Jess + Rob | Half Moone Norfolk Virginia Wedding

I don’t know how to sum up this day except for the fact that it was from start to finish amazing, sweet, hilarious and these two are SOMETHING ELSE!!!! One thing I kept saying and even DM’d to Jess was that I loved how proud Rob was to be marrying her. They are couple goals…

Tracey + Jesse | Nags Head Wedding

Tracey made the right call burying the bourbon because what was projected for this day was not good at all when it comes to weather, and what they got? Golden hour on the sound in Nags Head with the perfect October temperature – a freaking miracle we ALL prayed for! This day was nothing short…

Shelbie + Peter | Kitty Hawk Pier Wedding

What a freaking day. I keep looking back on it (it was less than a week ago as I blog this and I still can’t get over it) and I’m thinking to myself…how did a wedding day filled with crazy and wild wind actually go this smoothly?!?! The answer is that the people there make…

Emily + Daniel | Maymont Richmond Wedding

Emily was an absolute joy from email one. There is something kind and genuine about her that is readable through emails and I ALWAYS appreciate this! I love when I can hear someone’s tone through their words. I was so excited to shoot this wedding because these two are so head over heels and when…

How I Use My Simplified Planner(s) | Salt Air Entrepreneur

YES QUEEN! Here we go! I love my planner(s). I have to pluralize that because I have a weekly academic year planner (August 2019-July 2020) for the girls and their life priorities and my big mama daily calendar year planner for all 654 of my jobs, LOL! It was SUPER freeing to me to be…

Accessories I Love! | Simplified Planner

It’s no secret that this is my favorite business/life tool EVER. After years of using planners that didn’t bring me joy or were crowded up with designs and quotes and all the things – this simple, clean and high quality planner has been a GEM. I value it, I use it daily and I have…

Cozy + Coastal Office In A Salt Box By The Water | Life By The Sea

UPDATE: Shortly after this post, we invested in a Lindsay Letters Quarterly Calendar and replaced the futon with the most comfortable coastal loveseat in the world! Scroll to the bottom to view the NEW office set up and new items! Also, I’ve linked Lindsay’s calendar below as well! It is SUCH A BEAUTY! When we first bought…

Digital Minimalism Biggest Lessons | Salt Air Entrepreneur

Let me start by pompously proclaiming something important to know: I have been killing it this year. I say that as an Enneagram One who thrives on being perfectionistic, but has realized she can’t be perfect and knows that what she is already doing and accomplished is good enough 🙂 Being a One is HARD, but it’s…