Hysterectomy + PCS | Life By The Sea

If you had asked me last year if the word hysterectomy would EVER be in my conversations, referring to MYSELF, I would said “what the heck? no way!” – because I am 34 years old and I literally never saw this coming. I am, however, going to have a hysterectomy and in this post share…

Disney with the Mermaids 2018 | Life By The Sea

WOW. This was WAY harder than in 2014 with just baby Ellie (9 months) and Cammy (almost 3) ,haha! And we needed MORE stuff then because the tinier the child, the more gear required… but this was tough. We were SUPER hot, lines were long for characters, the girls ALL wanted to ride in the…

Sarah + Brian | Cousiac Manor Wedding

WHEW! This was one of those absolutely heartwarming wedding days where everyone in attendance is just so incredibly HAPPY to be there. From baby Ellie stealing the show (everyone is obsessed with her sweet disposition, her cheeks, her contagious smile) to the fact that Sarah and Brian are a perfect fit and so kind and…

Christabel + Andrew | Intimate Williamsburg Vow Renewal

On a chilly but incredibly sunny Sunday in Williamsburg, Virginia – I saw two people I have adored for years standing together, chalkboard in hand, waiting for me so we could get started on a sweet, long awaited moment. Christabel and Andrew are one of those couples that don’t even realize how much they move…

Tracey + Jesse | Manteo Engagements

Okay between the avocado socks, flossing and puppy love – this is too good. TOO GOOD. I loved spending time with Tracey and Jesse and I distinctly remember them being the ones to catch the bouquet and garter at Samantha and Nick’s Manteo wedding and the fact they are now my couple brings me so…

2019 Powersheets Launch Day! | Cultivate What Matters

If you haven’t yet been connected to the gem that is Lara Casey… I’m encouraging you to now. This woman has changed my life… from her books to her posts to her heart and her message. She is the creator of the Powersheets Goal Planner as well and I could say so much more but…

Four Reasons We LOVE Our Sienna(s) | Life By The Sea

If you’ve known us since the beginning of last year, you may have seen our car accident that happened in March of 2017. We were heading down a dark country road, it was raining, and a girl ran a stop sign plummeting into an SUV, we were hit by both of their cars and it…

Courtney + Will | Rustic Riverside on the Potomac Wedding

At the end of the night… Mike and I drove down the foggy dirt road and said over and over, “that day was perfect”. I mean – you guys, even with the unexpected slight heat wave on an October Sunday wedding day in beautiful Leesburg at this top notch venue… this wedding couldn’t have gone…

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)…

Peter + Shelbie | Kill Devil Hills Engagements

Oh my freaking gosh. I can’t even deal. You get in the water and you have my HEART! HAHA! Peter and Shelbie got a golden day but their sweetness together was the most golden part of these engagements. I loved the way that perfectly squeeze and laugh and go with the flow so naturally, relationships…

Shelbie + Taylor | Virginia Beach Engagements

In the beginning of my career, I met this sweetheart Shelbie in Key West at her sister Ashley’s wedding. I will never forget thinking how hilarious the two of them were together when the girls were getting ready and thinking how lucky I was to be around such a sweet group of people. When Shelbie…

Alicia + Levi | Intimate Corolla Wedding

I showed up and Alicia…you greeted me with absolute sunshine. No wonder you are so adored, I can’t even believe I have had the luck of connecting with such perfect brides and grooms when it comes to these intimate Outer Banks weddings with only close friends and family by the sea for a joyful ceremony and celebration….