LITTLE HATTERAS BEACH BOX TOUR | Life By The Sea

YAY YOU’RE HERE!!!!! THE LITTLE HOME TOUR finally made it to the blog!!! We are so happy to virtually welcome you into our happy little Hatteras cottage down the road from the sea. Whew, what a journey it took to get here. Amanda 15 years ago in Virginia Beach would have envisioned happiness and success…

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…

Afternoons By The Sea | Lunch on the Outer Banks

From chasing seagulls during all dayers on the beach to enjoying the shade and shopping in the charming town of Duck, we have so much fun on the Outer Banks all year round during our post-morning routines. It’s no secret there’s a TON to do here, but we are also in a stage of life…

All The Wonderful Weddings of 2016! | Amanda Hedgepeth Photography

Summing it up — I have this feeling in my heart that’s hard to bring to life with words. Okay…best description I can come up with…it’s this warm, nostalgic feeling of the year that I traveled my heart out, adventuring from hotel to hotel and venue to venue with my husband, my BEST friend…shooting weddings…

Hans + Nicole | Cape Hatteras Vow Renewal

The best part of this entire experience with Hans and Nicole is knowing how it all started…and that’s with an email from Hans telling me that Nicole knew nothing about this day he was planning! Nicole is this woman who is radiates warmth, kindness and joy and it’s no wonder Hans after fifteen years together…

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…

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…

Our Vow Renewal Preview! | Life By The Sea

HOW I will EVER narrow these down is beyond me! Michael and Carina blessed us with this incredible gift of their ART, their film photography, their sweetness, their talent. I can’t ever thank them enough for being a part of this memory for us!!! 🙂 So, we’ve been married five years, and we wanted a…