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…

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…

Autumn’s Birth Video | Life By The Sea

I can’t even begin to describe how it feels when Jeremy and Ashley Mitchell drop one of these videos in your lap. On both occasions, Mike and I had been having exceptionally rough weeks and then Jeremy floats in with a text that says oh here you go pal! And our world is right again,…

Salt Air Motherhood Experience | Outer Banks Workshop!

A pattern started to develop over the past couple of years, and I finally caught on. I was mostly mentoring women who were either thinking about becoming mothers or already were. Not all of them, but most. My favorite thing about this was that we were on the same level of understanding where we knew that we…

Maternity Leave-ish | Business Owning Mamas

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been lucky enough to read some sweet and trusting emails from moms-to-be who own their own businesses wondering how long they need to take for maternity leave when their new little one arrives! Being your own boss is SUCH a blessing in so many ways, but as so…

Teal Heels & Gold Sweater Project | Newborn | Autumn Jean

Another little girl, another series to watch them GROW by! I remember when we announced we were having a third girl, a lot of people said to us..alright so what’s the new heels and sweater project going to look like?! I LOVE doing these and it helps keep me accountable for documenting them as they change…

Extreme Nesting + Preparing for Baby! | Pregnancy

They are not kidding when they talk about nesting being a THING. I’m already a mama bird fluffing up this nest on the weekly, determined to keep things generally neat and organized and manageable…but a new baby coming into our life? WHEW buddy..step aside here come the detail oriented lists and tasks galore. Let’s DO…

Third Baby Final Thoughts, Worries + Hopes | New Mom Series

This isn’t my first rodeo, we all know that by now if you’ve seen my blog, Instagram, “about me” on my website. My life revolves around these girls and always has…and when we just had Cammy, it was like the entire world revolved around her and her needs exclusively for us. We were SO worried…

Your New Life | New Mom Series

In a sea of “get sleep while you cans” and “goodbye to your freedoms!” — I’m gonna be your sunshine today, new mamas 🙂 Almost without a doubt, on every pregnancy announcement, pregnant status, etc on social media..there’s “that guy” — the one who has to write something other than congrats, they have to write…

Adjusting To Our New Dynamic | Life By The Sea

I am SO out of my element right now but I’m getting there. Wait– I can’t have a free open week to schedule my business the way I need to, and just get a babysitter to watch the girls at the house if I need to go out and shoot or work? Nope. This whole “preschool”…