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…

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…

Christine + Mike | Virginia Beach Married Session

A couple of years ago, I had the absolute honor of working with a couple who treated me so well and did the best job making my job SO easy for me. Mike and Christine have a beautiful dynamic and it’s really fun to watch them just be around one another, there is always giggling…

Christa + Scott | Nags Head Couples Session

Oh Christa and Scott…you made it a breeze. In the salty air on a warm and sunshiny air day in Nags Head…y’all showed up with the sweetest smiles, made the posing look flawless and you spent a window of time with me that I’m SO thankful for. You’re amazing company and cute to boot! I think one of the…

Katie + Trey | Alexandria Engagements

One of my favorite things that couples do is make their wedding all about having a TEAM dynamic. Katie and Trey have a wedding email address that is completely adorable and combines their names, but the first word of it is team…and it’s made me literally start calling them this name in my mind ALL…

Kristina + Mike | Kitty Hawk Couples Session

I love shooting these sessions for so many reasons…but one is because I know that this may be the only time that day or week or even month if they’re crazy busy that they’ve been able to slow down and celebrate their relationship and their love! Sometimes you’re so caught up in the every day…

Lisa + John | Nags Head Couples Session

Creative at Heart brought Lisa and I together I just could NOT be more thankful! Wait until you see her perfect smile, the golden glow and the way she is home in John’s arms! I feel thankful when I time after time I pull up, greet my couple and see that they have found a…

An Actual Gift For Six Years | Happy Anniversary Mike!

Let me start by saying, this is not at all how I would expect to gift my husband for our six year anniversary. Gosh, I mean I just can’t think of any point in my life where I thought something like this would be the way to gift someone at all, and I feel really exposed…

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…

Amanda + Joe | Nags Head Couples Session

Do you remember a couple weeks ago when we had an insane Nor’easter here!? Like– sideways wind, rain, mist…it got SCARY! But the couple I had come down for a shoot on the first day it got bad, they just made it look WAY better than it actually did out there because they braved the…

Ashley + Justin | A Surprise Proposal + Session!

When Ashley first asked me about shooting for them during their OBX getaway months and months ago, I was so honored because she’s a photographer I adore and love working with so much, I’ve admired her sweetness and her spirit for YEARS since she came into my life! She is one of those people I’m…

4 Tools That SAVE My Business! | Photography

The thing about this blog post is that I’ve pretty much written about ALL of these before on this blog, but just separately! In order to save the people who email and ask some time, I wanted to share the things that SAVE my business and changed the entire dynamic of how I organize, how…