Cozy + Coastal Office In A Salt Box By The Water | Life By The Sea

UPDATE: Shortly after this post, we invested in a Lindsay Letters Quarterly Calendar and replaced the futon with the most comfortable coastal loveseat in the world! Scroll to the bottom to view the NEW office set up and new items! Also, I’ve linked Lindsay’s calendar below as well! It is SUCH A BEAUTY! When we first bought…

Peter + Shelbie | Kill Devil Hills Engagements

Oh my freaking gosh. I can’t even deal. You get in the water and you have my HEART! HAHA! Peter and Shelbie got a golden day but their sweetness together was the most golden part of these engagements. I loved the way that perfectly squeeze and laugh and go with the flow so naturally, relationships…

Alicia + Levi | Intimate Corolla Wedding

I showed up and Alicia…you greeted me with absolute sunshine. No wonder you are so adored, I can’t even believe I have had the luck of connecting with such perfect brides and grooms when it comes to these intimate Outer Banks weddings with only close friends and family by the sea for a joyful ceremony and celebration….

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…

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…

Lory + Mason | Duck Married Couple Session

I love that these two let me document them because they are a DREAM! I pulled up to the vacation home in Duck, NC and met the sweetest group of people and two adorable dogs. Lory has a light about her that is just undeniable and Mason laughed along as she and I just were…

Ashley + Ryan | Carova Outer Banks Engagements

I’ve lived here almost four years and I had not yet been to Carova…UNTIL NOW 🙂 We met and I jumped in the jeep so excited about being able to finally get out on the beach over here where everyone just loves it, and I see what the hype is about. Carova is beautiful. The…

Therese + Matt | Nags Head Maternity Session

What a joy to be with these three on a slightly chilly but beautiful Nags Head day documenting this part of their story, baby on the way and getting so close to meeting them being due in just a few short weeks! Therese and Matt told me that they hadn’t done this before (a session),…

More Than He Bargained For | Life By The Sea

Mike Hedgepeth wasn’t ever a ladies man. Like really. He didn’t have many girlfriends and when we started dating, that became his first serious relationship, EVER! I however had a lot more experience in the long term relationship department and I thought to myself for the first couple of months – is this guy real?…

Health Changes + Miracle Abs | Mermaid Mama Gets Fit

You may have read this blog post from a few months back about how Mike and I have lost a crazy amount of weight since starting Dave Ramsey. We started last July and by fall had lost over FIFTY POUNDS with no new weight-loss program or routine…just LITERALLY budgeting! How crazy is that?! Even crazier…

Daycare Improvisations | New Mom Series

For seven years, I’ve run a business that has grown so beautifully and served some of the most incredible couples and families and small businesses. I have also grown three little girls and raised them to be joyful, wild and completely hilarious and maintained a deep and loving relationship with my BFF Mike Hedgepeth. We’ve…