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…

Catherine + Ryan | Yorktown Beach Engagements

Well this golden light is PROOF it’s not a terrible thing when you initially get rained out! Rain and rescheduling sessions, it can be stressful. As photographers we feel pretty darn bad about it and it drives us crazy to have to put you guys through it! But, it will happen! One of my couples…

Kellie + Matt | Kill Devil Hills Maternity

It was such an honor to shoot their engagements and wedding day…but now I am getting another HUGE honor documenting this baby bump with little boy Grayson on the way and I can NOT be happier for these two loving human beings!! Kellie is a doll, she’s funny, she’s got a really good sense of…

Five Waves Newsletter! | Outer Banks

Happy happy Friday from a temperamental Kitty Hawk, NC! We woke up to sunshine and it’s been going in and out all day, just like the Outer Banks to toy with our emotions through weather…but for some reason, we love it regardless of rain, shine, hail, hurricane or muggy summer day. We love it here…

Goal Amnesia | Salt + Sunshine Series

Have you ever wanted SO badly to reach a goal, a number, a figure, an amount of money..that you just become fixated and stressed beyond recognition? You project this anxiousness by yelling at someone you love, being impatient, acting panicky. Everything is a big deal all of sudden, even if it’s really not. It’s not some…

I’ll Never Be Cool | Life By The Sea

I feel like that title alone makes people say…okay, what’s your point? Tell us something we don’t know. It’s not news, I’ve NEVER been “cool” and it makes me slightly go into giggle fits when people say anything of the sort to me. That snort laugh kind of a thing you expect from a Drew…

Occasional Buddies | Raising Seastars

Because of the fact that I’m a straight up girl mama for life and never going to be anything else…I think it’s a great idea to have a series dedicated to raising daughters and what that dynamic and relationship looks like for us! It didn’t dawn on me until recently when we started to see…

Katie + Billy | Outer Banks Engagements

One of the hardest things to do in the beginning of your business is market for the client you want. You feel like you don’t have enough portfolio, content, criteria, etc..and you know WHAT you want but you know you have to work to get there. Five years later, it’s the KATIES of my business that…

Two Weeks with Three, Four and Under | New Mom Series

Was that title confusing!? Well, so is life right now! And routine, and problem solving, and not having enough hands to handle all situations occurring in this household all at once! Or occurring in public places like grocery stores, ohhhh what have we gotten ourselves into!? I have to say first of all I am…

Welcome to the World, Autumn Jean | Hedgepeth Family

I can hardly stand to write this without BURSTING into tears…she is PERFECT. She is a perfect angel, she’s beautiful inside and out equally and her soul is the most amazing little soul we’ve ever met. There’s no more of a perfect addition for this family than her, we are SO happy to have you…

Heather + Chris | Kill Devil Hills Anniversary Session

I love when people are married and they still get their portraits done…seriously…you guys it’s not just about the wedding and then the babies!!! There is a friendship turned fiery romance there at the root of it all and it’s WORTH celebrating! It’s so important to continue to document your love because it’s a worthy…

Shooting For Your Brand | Photography

Last year in June, I was shooting an incredible wedding in DC. It worked out perfectly that a photographer who’s SO sweet needed headshots while we were there, too..and then even more fate set in when Jasmine Star announced her workshop dates and it fell RIGHT when we would be up there traveling! The Jasmine…