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…

Kellie + Matt | Kill Devil Hills Maternity

It was such an honor to shoot their engagements and wedding day…but now I am getting another HUGE honor documenting this baby bump with little boy Grayson on the way and I can NOT be happier for these two loving human beings!! Kellie is a doll, she’s funny, she’s got a really good sense of…

White Sweater & Glittery Heels Project | 5 Years | Cammy Mae

Every time I shoot this– I’m blown away by how big she is but also by how hilariously CONFIDENT she is, haha! Cammy..you have no problem in front of the camera. I gotta say, I kind of LOVE that…being a photographer and all, but I hope that this confidence translates into other areas of life…

New Every Morning | Saltwater + Grace

This season. I am currently existing as 90% shell of human and 10% living human. Ever since the hurricane weekend, things have been such a whirlwind and we’ve been having the most incredible sessions and weddings and loving our business but it’s the laundry, the dishes, the upkeep of life that is currently bogging us…

Sticky Note Jerk | New Mom Series

I have this daughter that is virtually a clone of me…and that’s not always such a cute thing. Camryn Mae Hedgepeth was born extremely Type A, high achieving, free spirited and creative and with a work ethic that tops anything I’ve ever seen before. She has tasks to do, things to make and she’s very…

Planes + Pumping | New Mom Series

Key West, New York, Georgia, British Virgin Islands…I’ve lugged a breast pump and these hard working ladies on a LOT of trips, haha! I’m feeling seasoned in the traveling-pumping-mom department enough to be able to share a good blog post worth of ideas and tips for those who needs to hop on a plane and…

Three Reasons Mamas Need A FitBit! | Mermaid Mama Gets Fit

When I first learned about what a FitBit was…it was at the Pursuit Conference with my friends Amanda and Erika while we were on our way hopping planes to get there. When they explained to me what it tracked and why they liked it, I was SOLD. Honestly for me, living in this overly technological…

Bending Down | New Mom Series

We just got back from a really surprisingly successful trip to Front Porch Cafe with some of our favorite people, the McKeag family! They have two little girls our girls ages and a new baby on the way and we are so so happy for them!! We also appreciate people we can hang out with…

All The Last Firsts | New Mom Series

I have to admit although we are doing great lately, feeling really well adjusted (except the usual colds, allergies, etc going on) — I am slightly having a hard time with something. Every time a milestone is reached with Autumn, I’m so so so proud, and then I just burst into tears. She’s grabbing things and…

28 Hours In A Week | Photography

No, there are not 28 hours in a week….maybe I shouldn’t have typed the title of the post that way, hahaha! We DROVE 28 hours in ONE WEEK this week. From Kitty Hawk to Annapolis, back home, and then from Kitty Hawk to Franklin to Cleveland/Statesville NC back to Franklin back to Kitty Hawk. Now…how…

Three Ways Baby Three Changed Our Dynamic | New Mom Series

So yes, we were SUPER brave in saying “let’s have three kids, back to back, and raise them close together in age and just make this happen somehow” … our life is WILD here at this little condo in Kitty Hawk, NC…let me tell you! It’s the kind of day where by 9am I’ve been…