Samantha + Nick | Manteo Waterfront Engagements

Samantha and Nick…we FINALLY got to do this!! Haha! After reschedules left and right from getting rained out, we were able to pull off shooting these beautiful engagements and I am just so glad we finally did. We met by the waterfront in Manteo on a chilly day, Samantha…you’re brave! I always feel bad when…

Jamey + Spencer | Hatteras Engagements

Mike called on his break that day from work…are you still shooting today? He knew I was nervous, the thunder rumbled and the lightening was striking in Kitty Hawk on Friday afternoon and all this little mama wanted was sunshine and warm weather for Jamey and Spencer to be able to have the BEST experience…

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…

Diane + Andy | Magenta + Natural New Kent Winery Wedding

The whole thing..you’re going to fall in LOVE with it, from start to finish this wedding is the most gorgeous thing I could have ever hoped for! And not just the perfect magenta jewel toned purple, the details, the setting from the perfect Catholic church to the New Kent winery…not just that. Diane and Andy…

Shooting For Your Brand | Photography

Last year in June, I was shooting an incredible wedding in DC. It worked out perfectly that a photographer who’s SO sweet needed headshots while we were there, too..and then even more fate set in when Jasmine Star announced her workshop dates and it fell RIGHT when we would be up there traveling! The Jasmine…

Diane + Andy | Manteo Outer Banks Engagements

I pulled up beside their car and jumped out right away to hug Diane. She had assisted me a few times and was part of some of the best shoot and wedding memories I’ve had in the past couple of years and a lot of that had to do with the fact that SHE is…

Christina + Wes | Outer Banks Anniversary Session

A couple of months back, I ran my FIRST couple’s session giveaway! I have to admit, I’m not much into giveaways and I was completely new to it– and it’s VERY nerve-wracking giving away a session for several reasons! One being that you essentially could end up with ANYone…and the way I run my business…

Best Yes Baby Steps | Salt & Sunshine Series

You most likely have heard of this book…and if you haven’t, I’m about to introduce something VERY incredible and helpful to those of you who feel over-booked, over-committed, overly-tired and even emotionally weighed down from the burden of your own self inflicted work load because you feel powerless to say no but dread saying yes. Wow, did that…

Polkadot Sweater & Red Heels Project | Elle Marie ONE YEAR!

We just had her. We just came home from the hospital with our second bundle of joy. I swear, this has to be true, but apparently…that was an actual YEAR ago. The physical part of Ellie’s pregnancy was incredibly rough for me, but the emotional part, it was life changing. Something about this soul was…

One Comment | Photography

Becoming a business owner starts out as a DREAM. It’s a dream bigger than you and bigger than anything you’ve ever done. You want to go into business for yourself because you want to be your own boss, do what you love and live in your own little business paradise forever and ever amen. But…

Ashleigh + Costa | Corolla Engagements

All the way from Singapore comes this BEAUTIFUL couple! I’m talking like insanely gorgeous inside AND out! They not only look incredible as a pair, but they are kind. So kind, so understanding, such great hearts and I’m lucky for that. I’m grateful! I adore this kind of couple and I’ll make sure they know it, too!…

Greg + Alexandra | Kill Devil Hills + Manteo Engagements

It’s so rare I can do anything without a couple months notice..and not for the fact that I’m not technically capable but usually because I’m booked and have all of my corresponding family time booked, TOO! We live in the Outer Banks now as opposed to Hampton Roads so there is travel time to consider…