Emotional Holdups | Personal Branding

Let’s just start with being COMPLETELY HONEST and FORWARD: Because of the audacity I had to create a personal brand… Our family lives on the Outer Banks I have consistently doubled OR tripled my husband’s income yearly  I get to call the shots on when and where I shoot and be a little picky I…

Tracey + Jesse | Nags Head Wedding

Tracey made the right call burying the bourbon because what was projected for this day was not good at all when it comes to weather, and what they got? Golden hour on the sound in Nags Head with the perfect October temperature – a freaking miracle we ALL prayed for! This day was nothing short…

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,…

2020 Weddings | Amanda Hedgepeth Photography

Okay, so I’m really posting this finally…I KNOW, I just literally couldn’t bring myself to do it for weeks! Can I have the excuse of the three kids and running the nonprofit and the oil business and this photography business, too? No, I can’t – because I just kept putting this one off on purpose,…

Heather + Ben | Richmond Virginia Wedding

WOW. Where can we start, how do we write all of our feels out properly for these two, WHO in the world can summarize a day like this and do it well!?! This day was golden. From start to finish – a sunny March day with this big group of friends and family who are…

Stephanie + Kyle | Corolla Engagements

In Corolla on literally THE windiest day we’ve had in so long, I got to meet Stephanie & Kyle for their engagement session and we totally braved it together! This part of the island is really narrow and the beach AND sound were both like wind tunnels whipping us around and we totally made the…

Up at 4:30 A.M. | Salt Air Entrepreneur

I know people who would shudder at this blog title, HA! But they are also the night owls who outdo me in staying up late. What do you MEAN you were up until 11pm!?!? LOL! I can’t even. I used to be a night owl and after Cammy started elementary school – we had to…

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…

Lauren + Nick | Nags Head Engagements

I know both of these wonderful humans from back home…one because he’s my cousin’s cousin and the other because she grew up on the same street as me 🙂 And together? They are SO incredibly sweet…the one thing I kept noticing and totally loving was how they kind of smile the same which is what…

Holly + Tyler | Occoquan Engagements

I pulled into the little town where I once spent a day SO long ago with friends and instantly felt the warmth and charm again…Occoquan is SUCH a gem located in Northern Virginia and when I saw these two lovebirds walking down the street toward me, I was JUST a little excited and even yelped…