We’re Moving to HATTERAS! | Life By The Sea

Last week on Instagram, we announced something we had been holding on to for weeks, but we had been hoping for far longer. We let our community know we were moving an hour plus south to live on Hatteras Island, which is truly a dream for our family! We have been head over heels in love with…

Kirstyn + Fam | Avon Hatteras Family Session

This girl Kirstyn and I…we go WAY back 🙂 And Andy. That’s because I was fortunate enough to be their wedding photographer when I was pregnant with Ellie and I will never forget falling in love with these people. They are charismatic, hilarious and full of LIFE. They’ve been through so much together and now…

Amanda Hedgepeth for Small Businesses | Outer Banks

The drive home took about three hours, give or take all of the stops we had to make for bathroom breaks, food breaks, vacationer technical problem breaks. My heart felt fulfilled and broken at the same time because our Richmond, Virginia family had gotten our annual stay on the perfect, salty aired, life changing Outer…

Gypsies Only | Outer Banks

If I get the same message more than once, I usually end up turning into a blog post..and this week I was asked the same question back to back and decided that this NEEDED to be a blog post…so here goes! Here’s our “how to” on moving to the Outer Banks, by the Hedgepeth family!…

Jamey + Spencer | Hatteras Engagements

Mike called on his break that day from work…are you still shooting today? He knew I was nervous, the thunder rumbled and the lightening was striking in Kitty Hawk on Friday afternoon and all this little mama wanted was sunshine and warm weather for Jamey and Spencer to be able to have the BEST experience…

Anna + Chris | Kill Devil Hills Maternity

I’m pretty sure that it was an easy out to blame crying all the time on my pregnant hormones last year, but when I started tearing up at Chris and Anna’s maternity shoot here in the Outer Banks recently, I had no excuse 🙂 The truth is, growing with a client that becomes a friend…

Maternity Leave-ish | Business Owning Mamas

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been lucky enough to read some sweet and trusting emails from moms-to-be who own their own businesses wondering how long they need to take for maternity leave when their new little one arrives! Being your own boss is SUCH a blessing in so many ways, but as so…

Ashleigh + Costa | Corolla Engagements

All the way from Singapore comes this BEAUTIFUL couple! I’m talking like insanely gorgeous inside AND out! They not only look incredible as a pair, but they are kind. So kind, so understanding, such great hearts and I’m lucky for that. I’m grateful! I adore this kind of couple and I’ll make sure they know it, too!…

Brannan + John | Manteo Waterfront Anniversary

This is one of those blogs where I sit down, I take a breath and really think about how I am going to describe this. There is so much more to this one than a blog of pretty images..and they are VERY pretty!! I was so proud of this one, I mean I had only…

Courtney + Bonn | Rodanthe Outer Banks Engagements

This is a sappy one for me, this is MY bridesmaid and friend!! Courtney and I met during our M&E (Max and Erma’s!!) days at MacArthur Mall and we saw each other through it all! I love and adore her and seeing her with a guy like Bonn makes me happier than ever! Everyone knows…