Shelbie + Taylor | Virginia Beach Engagements

In the beginning of my career, I met this sweetheart Shelbie in Key West at her sister Ashley’s wedding. I will never forget thinking how hilarious the two of them were together when the girls were getting ready and thinking how lucky I was to be around such a sweet group of people. When Shelbie…

Lauren + Nick | Nags Head Engagements

I know both of these wonderful humans from back home…one because he’s my cousin’s cousin and the other because she grew up on the same street as me 🙂 And together? They are SO incredibly sweet…the one thing I kept noticing and totally loving was how they kind of smile the same which is what…

Heather + Ben | Manteo + Nags Head Engagements

This is such a super special one coming to the blog right now…I am like how do I type about this adorable girl and how much I love her and do it justice? Heather, you are hands down one of the kindest girls I know. You are one of those people I can talk to…

Jena + Matt | Intimate Kill Devil Hills Wedding

Although this wedding has already been delivered, it had not yet made it to the blog because of the hurricane last week that clearly this couple missed just by days! Jena and Matt, thank you for being absolutely ADORABLE together, a joy to work with and for bringing Mike and I so much joy on…

Kirstyn + Fam | Avon Hatteras Family Session

This girl Kirstyn and I…we go WAY back 🙂 And Andy. That’s because I was fortunate enough to be their wedding photographer when I was pregnant with Ellie and I will never forget falling in love with these people. They are charismatic, hilarious and full of LIFE. They’ve been through so much together and now…

Courtney + Jonathan | Nags Head Couples Session

These two sweethearts – they are SOOOO head over heels for each other! You would feel such joy within minutes of being in their presence. This kind of genuine love keeps me all warm and fuzzy and thankful to work with couples who can flirt and enjoy the beautiful sea and just be grateful for…

Ellen + Fam | Corolla Family Session

I loved this SO MUCH and Ellen’s family happened to visit on a week where the forecast originally may as well said “HAHA good luck photographers!” LOL! I mean – it was rain every-single-day. And then…it wasn’t. WHEW! When I pulled up, it was sprinkling and I thought, okay, your camera can get a LITTLE…

Jaclyn + Daniel | Corolla Wedding

This sweet pair…you KNOW it’s going to be good when the groom has the most endearing tears in his eyes as his almost-wife is heading down the aisle! WHEW! We were losing it, Mike and I kept looking at each other saying “yay! He’s crying!” LOL! Because we love that. We know you don’t need…

Lory + Mason | Duck Married Couple Session

I love that these two let me document them because they are a DREAM! I pulled up to the vacation home in Duck, NC and met the sweetest group of people and two adorable dogs. Lory has a light about her that is just undeniable and Mason laughed along as she and I just were…

Ashley + Ryan | Carova Outer Banks Engagements

I’ve lived here almost four years and I had not yet been to Carova…UNTIL NOW 🙂 We met and I jumped in the jeep so excited about being able to finally get out on the beach over here where everyone just loves it, and I see what the hype is about. Carova is beautiful. The…

Sarah + Brian | Kill Devil Hills Session

These two (wait, THREE!!) met with me by the sea in Kill Devil Hills at sunrise…not an easy task! Especially when you’re on a little vacation for Spring Break and your photographer should be letting you sleep in, hahaha! 🙂 I am SO thankful for you guys and I can’t wait to meet that sweet…

Meal Prep Magic | Mermaid Meals

If you came here for perfect, organic, fancy or extremely healthy…turn back around friend. Turn back around. This is simple, imperfect but GOLD for us right now. We are grocery shopping at Walmart and Food Lion until we can pay off both cars and life right now is all about doing our best, saving as…