Amanda + Ben | Corolla Outer Banks Engagements

It was love at first sight…with Amanda and I ūüôā hahaha! I just really needed that intro to happen because it is SO TRUE! I knew we were a great match from the start, but let’s actually not focus on me and Amanda today but the couple of the hour..Amanda and Ben! It all started…

The Vegetable Bin | Outer Banks Small Businesses

This little gem was stumbled up by complete accident earlier this week by yours truly¬†in the POURING rain. The truth is, I actually had¬†another farmer’s market in my GPS and when people kept slamming on their brakes on bypass I decided to ride from my house at Mile Post 4 in Kitty Hawk down toward…

Sandspurs | Personal

Okay I guess I can take some pretty obscure personal life situations and ALWAYS turn them into a blog post. Here goes a wild one but it actually has a great point and some of you fellow over thinkers and philosophers in a past life like me will GET IT! We moved to somewhere we…

Why Year Four Tops All | Personal

Here it is..our 4th wedding anniversary! I just sat in bed next to my two year old who’s bawling her eyes out because she looked at our wedding images and she is DEVASTATED that she wasn’t a part of it. “ahhhhh I wanna go to that wedding! AHHHH!!” I just asked her to officially be…

Location Creativity | Photography

I think we’ve all seen some images pop up in our news feed where we think..THAT location is amazing! Where is this¬†gem?! I’ve had SO many people ask where locations were..and I shared all of them EXCEPT private property ones that belong to my clients or their family. When I shot earlier this week in…

Our First Hurricane | Outer Banks

It’s been a little over a month since we moved from Hampton Roads to the gorgeous Outer Banks. And it’s been a whirlwind..literally, because last week we went through our first hurricane together! A category 1 moved up to a category 2 and all the locals who saw me out the day before asked if…

Grant + Ashley | Jockey’s Ridge Outer Banks Proposal

It was one of the best emails I could ever have asked for. Someone that I knew from¬†my hometown¬†in Glen Allen telling me he had found the one and wanted to capture the moment where he asked her to be by his side for the rest of their lives together. I gasped at the email,…

I Tried | Personal

I’m not kidding that I have EIGHT saved blog drafts from yesterday. I had an idea (and coffee first, which is probably why I had so many ideas) and would write– get halfway through a blog..and then say nah, this isn’t enough right now. I need more. I tried to blog all morning yesterday and…

Breathing | Personal

Some of you poor, poor souls– you’re over it I’m sure. This transition of moving for us is something I’ve been sharing constantly with the world because it’s been HUGE for our life. It’s the story of a boy and a girl who met, fell in love, got married (here, where we now live!), had…

Downgrading Materials & Upgrading Happiness | Personal

This past Sunday, we eagerly RAN out the door of our Kempsville Virginia Beach neighborhood. The girls were packed, we were ready to pick up the key.¬†THE KEY to¬†our home in the place of our dreams, the Outer Banks. Mike still hadn’t seen it, but he trusted me. I told him¬†several¬†times¬†that it was definitely¬†not the…

Defining HOME: Moving To OBX | Personal

I just keep bursting out into little crying spells..the happiest kind. I haven’t felt like I had a home since my parents divorced and sold the house I grew up in in Glen Allen near Richmond, Virginia. And that was the last place, 14 years ago…that I ever felt home. Sort of. I spent the…