Shelbie + Peter | Kitty Hawk Pier Wedding

What a freaking day. I keep looking back on it (it was less than a week ago as I blog this and I still can’t get over it) and I’m thinking to myself…how did a wedding day filled with crazy and wild wind actually go this smoothly?!?! The answer is that the people there make…

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…

Jena + Matt | Intimate Kill Devil Hills Wedding

Although this wedding has already been delivered, it had not yet made it to the blog because of the hurricane last week that clearly this couple missed just by days! Jena and Matt, thank you for being absolutely ADORABLE together, a joy to work with and for bringing Mike and I so much joy on…

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…

Rachael + Fam | Kill Devil Hills Family Session

We had one of THE toughest and most potentially awkward windows of time to shoot on the beach…two hours post sunrise! When the sun rises over the ocean…it reflects off the water and almost serves as a really powerful flash pushing light aggressively in our direction, but when I pulled into the parking lot…perfect cloud…

Courtney + Jonathan | Nags Head Couples Session

These two sweethearts – they are SOOOO head over heels for each other! You would feel such joy within minutes of being in their presence. This kind of genuine love keeps me all warm and fuzzy and thankful to work with couples who can flirt and enjoy the beautiful sea and just be grateful for…

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…

Kelli + Fam | Nags Head Outer Banks Family Session

Before I even finished editing these, I emailed Kelli in tears. I felt like this family session came to me on a day when I needed it most and their joy and kindness was SO incredibly contagious! Five beautiful children and a couple that has absolutely no problem holding hands and squeezing each other and…