Mornings By The Sea | Breakfast on the Outer Banks

We are realizing more than ever this season of super high inbox messages and emails that we are called to share about this beautiful place with so many people on an even more detailed and personal level. Nothing connects us better to others than sharing our heart, our vision, how this island moves our souls….

The Number One Way We Made Life Easier | New Mom Series

Life is absolutely like swimming in the ocean. It’s still sometimes. So still that you can think so clearly, you can dream, you’re level-headed and you’re really able to keep up with the tides. Then it gets a little choppier, but you kind of hang on and adjust because you know it’ll be still again…

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…

Front Porch Cafe | Outer Banks Small Business

We have a problem, a really good one 🙂 We’re fairly simple when it comes to what makes us happy in life. We love going to the beach (free), collecting sea glass (free) and swimming in the ocean (free)…which inevitably leads to lots of salty kisses (free depending on the mood, Ellie will make you…

Salt Air Workshop Fall 2017 | Photography

When I went to create the NEW website, and I wrote that this is the fourth time we’ve hosted a Salt Air Workshop…I couldn’t believe it! We moved here on a dream…I mean, a little girl said she needed to see more stars in the sky at night and months later we’re throwing our lives…

A Year With Three Girls Four and Under | The Biggest Challenges

Please believe me when I say I love my girls before you dive into this post…because I, truly from the bottom of my heart, love and appreciate the heck out of them, but talking about my personal struggles as a parent with three of them so close in age and having a rough year may sound…

Goal Setting with Powersheets | Life By The Sea

Over the past year, I would see these posts about Powersheets and I didn’t know fully what they were because I was so busy scrolling and scrolling along on social media. Mindlessly, halfway paying attention to that and halfway paying attention to real life in front of me. It’s ironic that here I am today blogging…

Advice For Fighting With Your Mommy | Cammy Video Series

Okay so this is mostly ME talking because she wanted to sit in my lap and make faces at the camera — HAHA, but I love what she says at the end about Ellie! I love that these videos you can’t edit and can’t prep her to say anything because kids will be kids and…

Five Waves Print + Downloadable Shop! | Outer Banks

If you signed up for the newsletter, you already know!! :):) We are SO excited to announce that after a little while of collecting and collecting…we have a brand new online print order and downloadable shop! It’s called Five Waves Print Shop named after the five “waves” or members of our little family 🙂 Ever since we…

Five Waves Newsletter! | Outer Banks

Happy happy Friday from a temperamental Kitty Hawk, NC! We woke up to sunshine and it’s been going in and out all day, just like the Outer Banks to toy with our emotions through weather…but for some reason, we love it regardless of rain, shine, hail, hurricane or muggy summer day. We love it here…

Amanda + Matt | Kitty Hawk Engagements

When I came up with the word cheerful to describe my brand, my clients, the way I felt photographing clients…it was because of couples just like Amanda and Matt. The contagious cheer in this session is what I live for, it’s what pushes my creativity and boundaries and makes me want to be a better, well, everything! Not…

Kirsten + Matt | Wanchese + Pea Island Engagements

I’ve been talking a lot about the weather lately, and I think most of us here in the NC/VA area can agree on one thing. May is VERY confused. Like not the normal “it’s a little cold” here and there confused, but like freezing, then burning up, then stealing April’s showers left and right because…