To The Boy Who Loved a Beer Tub Girl | Life By The Sea

I was standing at the beer tub, probably dressed as classy as you can imagine. My life was in total shambles at this point, I had no direction, no plans and worst of all, no hope. I hate to admit it but most people knew I didn’t care how tomorrow looked for me. Or three months…

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…

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…

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…

Teal Heels & Gold Sweater Project | 3 Months | Autumn Jean

Autumn 3 Month Gold Sweater and Teal Heels All the can’t evens. This is my third daughter and I’m still completely shocked and blown away at home much they are able to grow and change in such a short period of time. It’s absolutely one of the most amazingly painful yet rewarding experiences of motherhood…

Holding My Hand | Life By The Sea

On 11-11-11, you held my hand while I waited to see if labor progressed. It never did, but the pains and contractions were there. You held my hand when I squeezed and caused yours pain, and when I was resting and begging you for crushed ice and snow cones. You held my hand and took…

Eight Years | I Love You, Mike Hedgepeth!

Eight years since that perfect Autumn back in Norfolk. The temperature was ideal, the air felt fresh and new (which I don’t say a lot of my memories of Norfolk, haha!) … life changed. Not too long before, I had broken up with someone who deliberately hurt me over and over and over and realized my…

Happy Birthday Bestie | Mike is 29! (Still Younger Than Me)

I am breaking a rule of mine, blogging at almost 11 on a Friday night?! But tomorrow, we will be busy traveling and shooting together and I want you to read this before bed 🙂 When Mike and I actually first met, I was dating a butthead. Like literally, so mean to me and broke…

Cate + Neal | Purple + Aqua Coastal Corolla Wedding

A couple of years ago, I decided to have a Q+A in Richmond. I wanted to get together with a few gals and just talk about what we loved. That day, I met the sweetest, kindest and most beautiful girl..Cate, who ended up keeping in touch so well with me over the years and then…

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…

Sachel + Ethan | Aqua Trump Winery Brunch Wedding

There are novels to be written about these two. They have a love story like no other, but take one look at the way they look at each other and you feel like you’re already let in on a little slice of their heaven because love doesn’t often look THIS good, this natural and this…