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…

Polkadot Sweater & Red Heels Project | Elle Marie 4 1/2 Years!

I can’t believe how much this little buttery biscuit has changed and turned into SUCH a big girl with tons and tons and tons of personality! Ellie is kind of everyone’s spirit animal in so many ways…from her “carry my corn” video to her “pancake” video to her “I DONT LIKE PEOPLE” video, HAHA! She’s…

Teal Heels & Gold Sweater Project | 2 1/2 Years | Autumn Jean

This girl is outta CONTROL, haha! I mean really, to call her “wild” is such an understatement. Autumn is so incredibly animated and hilarious and goofy and being her mom is such a joy. We all laugh at her constantly and she’s in this intense independent stage where she doesn’t want anyone to do anything…

A Quick Solution | Saltwater + Grace

This could potentially seem like such a basic concept but if you dig DEEP, you’re going to have a revelation. Like, A BIG ONE. If you take your wall down and get a little vulnerable, if you choose to be brave and face hard truths in this moment…it could change you. Let’s start with this….

Easy Lemon + Garlic Crockpot Chicken | Mermaid Meals

Welcome to a post by a wedding and portrait photographer, shop owner and mom of three that has NO idea how to cook. AT ALL. And it’s never been a natural skill of mine and I’m finding out that there is a¬†slight possibility I may not be terrible at it after making it one of…

Elizabeth + RJ | Nags Head Couples Session

There is ONE type of day around here I love more than anything. It’s literally magical. It’s usually in the 70’s, occasional wild gusts of wind, really orange and yellow WARM sunshine and something else that makes it sparkle…super salty air. NOT fog, but like salt and mist dancing around everywhere. I mean… I can’t…

Staci + David | Nags Head Engagements

When I don’t have to write too much to explain to you how much two work together and make love look more beautiful than the average couple…they’ve given me an AMAZING set of images to work with! Some couples, they just¬†really got it going on..they are simply kind and sweet with one another and their…