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…

12 Hours Weekly, 8 Years Later | Salt Air Entrepreneur

I wish I could find a better word than FUNK, but funk’s gonna have to be it. For months I’ve been in the weirdest mental space (sharing this on Instagram stories and finding other moms that are in the SAME season, we are feeling weird together!) and after being a mom for the past almost…

Stephanie + Kyle | Currituck Club Wedding

The week before the wedding was calling for an entire week FILLED with rain, including Saturday. We know we can pull it off if it rains (like the wedding we shot the day before this one!) but we just HOPE it doesn’t, especially when the ceremony is at the golf course on the Currituck Club!…

Lauren + Nick | Virginia Cliffe Inn Wedding

When two photographers who were soaked for 8 hours straight can get in the car at the end of the night and say “that was an AMAZING wedding day” – you know it was above and beyond a TRULY great day!!! From start the finish, there was rain on Friday, June 7 in Glen Allen,…

Gladiators Sharing Joy | Life By The Sea

This world is a very broken place right now. I’m sure it always has been, but the news and social media bring the broken right to our attention front and center daily and it’s hard to see what kind of acts of violence or tragedy have happened since the last one 10 minutes prior and…

Quarterly RESETS + Instagram Breaks | Salt Air Entrepreneur

I have been a business owner for 8 years – and like mentioned on this blog previously, I actually went almost the ENTIRE duration of that without taking more than a week off of social media. Even when all three of our children were born, every few days at least I was still posting and…