Same Day Slideshows at Weddings | Photography

I can’t believe we haven’t shared this one yet?! We’ve been doing this for YEARS! If you aren’t sure what a same day slideshow is – allow me to be the first to explain 🙂 A same day slideshow during a wedding is when we quickly choose and edit a few images (anywhere from 5-12)…

FREE VIDEO: Creating a RELATABLE brand using your own life!

Last week we released a video that was quite literally created on a whim during Friday of the nor’easter here on the Outer Banks due to a HUGE wave of inspiration. After getting through some work on Friday morning, I felt compelled to just share this content, out of nowhere, and as a creative that…

Before & After: Reception Pop Edit

I don’t share about editing too often…not because I’m hiding some big incredible secret but because it’s usually something I save for my workshop and mentoring girls! Today I’m sharing a quick and easy Lightroom edit to give your reception images a good, natural but effective POP! For receptions, I use 600’s (everything I own…

Seaside Sessions Video Blog: Where Do You Start?

We have so many blog resources we’ve shared over the years, but here’s a MORE personal way (with more details!) to share how to start your photography journey if you are absolutely brand new and maybe even haven’t picked up that “official” camera yet! Enjoy! 🙂   xoxo, Want to keep up with an Outer…

Quick Info & Help Obligations | Photography

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you can probably tell that I am a big sharer of INFO. Business advice, systems, software, camera settings…you name it! I give SO much away and it’s because I love to spread the joy of learning and growing in technical and business growth with others,…

Planoly Just Changed This Mama’s Life | Salt Air Entrepreneur

I won’t name the app but I was previously using something else when it came to Instagram scheduling and I think my mind has been so absolutely blown in the last four days that I can hardly contain my excitement. When I discovered PLANOLY this past weekend, I realized that yet again, I have found another…

8 Things To Remember When Shooting at the Beach | Photography

It’s become SUCH second nature for this girl to step into the sand, photograph people til she’s content and end up coming home covered in sand and saltwater and with the fullest heart. But getting to the point where beach sessions were EASY and effortless started with me figuring quite a few things out to…

Prioritizing Gear Purchases | Photography

It’s asked often enough via email, mentoring and workshops to need to have it’s own little home on the blog now 🙂 When you’re starting out with your photography business, what do you need to invest in first? What comes next? How MUCH do you invest in per lens, per camera body? And lighting…don’t even…

Back Into The Swing | Wedding Photographers

Four weeks ago today, I was in and out of consciousness, terrified that my life would never get back to what it used to be. The impact of what I experienced on my face especially made me think I may not even be able to see again, or hear again. Right after the crash, I…

Open Positions for Amanda Hedgepeth Photography | Team

We’re hitting the seven year mark — how in the WORLD!? I was just pregnant with Cammy shooting that first wedding season, right? I can’t even believe how recently that feels like it was. I remember the first baby kicks happening while bumping receptions were going on and how I felt so thankful to be…