Cat + Ryan | Currituck Club Outer Banks Wedding

This was it… this was the big celebration to roll in 2017 for us as our second year doing the husband and wife team thing and let me tell you one thing, it did not disappoint one-single-bit. Ryan and Cat, I am like wondering how we can EVER show you enough thanks to let you…

900 Hours | Life By The Sea

When that little girl looked up at the sky in Virginia Beach three years ago and told us she wanted to see more stars at night…everything changed. Mike and I kind of had a crazy notion that moving to our favorite place in the world COULD happen…we just needed to know it would be okay…

Laundromat Dates & Walmart Brands | Life By The Sea

This sounds ridiculous…but sometimes I miss the pain of the laundromat and the cheap, mostly not dependable brand items from Walmart we used to have all over our home. Those days were so hard. When I began attending ODU, it became clear my parents weren’t going to be helping me out much as they were…

No One Like Him | Life By The Sea

I know a lot of people brag on their husbands, and of course..they should! There are a lot of good ones out there..I know a bunch of my sweet friends have snagged some of the best and deservingly so. I love hearing about good husbands especially because there was a low time in my life…

Paychecks + Valentines | Salt & Sunshine Series

I used to think that a successful holiday meant BIG presents, flashy, WOW-I-can’t-believe-you-bought-me-a-car/diamonds/etc … in order to be a good holiday. I thought if I could nail the holidays and do things that looked like perfection on the outside, the inside of me would feel better..but it’s NOT how it goes. I know this now…

Having Support | Small Businesses

One of the hardest emails I get from small business owners/dreamers are the ones that include “my spouse/boyfriend/family/etc” don’t support me, they don’t believe in me. They think this is impractical, the investments are frivolous, it’s harder than it’s worth trying for. They feel alone and I don’t blame them, I would, too..and I have.  There was a…

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…

He’s Doing The Dishes | Life By The Sea

It’s 11:28pm, and he has to be up at 5:30am. He put the girls to bed tonight, again, so I could jump on emails. He spent the whole day loving on us, carrying a beach cart up beach access stairs, making sandcastles, bathing the girls, making snacks, telling me my butt looks nice (about 5…

IT’S A GIRL!!!!!!| Our Family

Oh friends– this has been the LONGEST WAIT of my life!!! And it’s been less than TWO days since we KNEW THE NEWS!!!!!!!!! Let me preface with this pregnant sass straight outta the gate….MOST of you were so very wrong hahahaha! And I knew it from the beginning, well, at least that first day I…

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…

Husband + Wife Team in 2016!! | Amanda Hedgepeth Photography

I have to be honest, I’m sitting here slightly shaking. I’m a LITTLE excited about what this blog post will mean for us and for the business! Mike is downstairs, being the best dad ever, as usual. I am utilizing office time and “taking care of business” like I do. It’s Sunday afternoon and we’ve…

I Wrote You A Blog | Personal

You have been stepping in taking care of my heart for YEARS. You have saved my life in more ways than one, you’ve been the reason I can live in the sunshine on the rainiest and darkest days. You are a hero, MORE than a perfect and loving father and I don’t know if I…