Lightroom Edit from BLUE to GOLD | Outer Banks Photographer

One of the BIGGEST CHALLENGES shooting here on the beach is when we have this perfectly great sunny day that should make golden hour shooting a piece of cake… and then… low-lying clouds are sitting right on the horizon. This is tricky if you don’t know to look for it because you may think you…

Favorite Beauty Products from AMAZON

I am the least beauty expert person out there … SO, if you can relate, MAYBE just maybe I’m the perfect person to share these things with you! Sometimes I like hearing about things from people who aren’t experts because I know I will be able to use and handle whatever they are sharing better…

Office Supplies are My Love Language

I know I’m not alone. I see the way the double taps soar and the comments roll in when I talk about a good pack of pens or the perfect Wite-out or the most vibrant washi tape. Office supply nerds unite – THIS POST IS FOR YOU!!!! I’m sharing my FAVORITE office items in this…

Technical Holdups | Personal Branding

The timing is just…crucial right now. There has NEVER BEEN a better and more important time to suck it up and OWN a personal brand. With all of this coronavirus stuff going around, small businesses are panicking and I get it. A lot of people have been dealt a horribly difficult hand BUT on a…

Emotional Holdups | Personal Branding

Let’s just start with being COMPLETELY HONEST and FORWARD: Because of the audacity I had to create a personal brand… Our family lives on the Outer Banks I have consistently doubled OR tripled my husband’s income yearly  I get to call the shots on when and where I shoot and be a little picky I…

PERSONAL BRANDING: Is your holdup EMOTIONAL or TECHNICAL?

I opened up a conversation I was SO READY FOR weeks ago on Instagram… but it’s a heavy one and I think all of us involved in this conversation literally held hands and jumped into the deep end of the pool together, not knowing where the bottom was. I can’t believe I’m about to say…

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…