Megan + Kevin | Kill Devil Hills Outer Banks Engagements

Awww man… here it goes! I can’t even BELIEVE that I am the lucky person who gets to document my cousin’s engagement and wedding to this incredible girl. Kevin and Megan, it means so much to me that I get to do this for you and THANK YOU for coming to the Outer Banks and…

Samantha + Nick | Pirates Cove Manteo Outer Banks Wedding

Samantha….MY SAMANTHA!!! What can I even say – this wedding is pure gold and you’re about to see it. How can two people make a chilly November day look SO good? Simply put – this wedding is beyond heartwarming, cheerful and Nick it makes me SO happy to see Samantha glowing with such joy and…

Five Things Outer Banks Brides Should Know | Outer Banks Weddings

Since before moving to this incredible sandbar, I started shooting weddings down here DREAMING of the day I could drive┬áhome down the road at the end of the nights. Now having Mike (my husband!) be my second shooter and make that drive with me, I can assure you that after stopping for 711 nachos and…

The Bun Tutorial | New Mom Series

Wanna make fine hair look bigger in a messy and EASY bun? After years of messages asking – I finally did this video to show you how I do it and I’m so sorry I didn’t do it sooner! ­čÖé I’m not a hair blogger at all. You’ll see that. It’s so obvious…but some of…

On The Other Side Of Mom Breakdowns | Saltwater & Grace

During busy season, I tend to get very short with my kids during weeks where I just feel like I lack control. Post snapping on the other side of the mom breakdown, I feel guilty. I feel like I lack control and maturity. I feel like a bad mom. In the moments leading up to…

Don’t Walk, Run From Negativity | Salt & Sunshine Series

It’s not often I pop into this series but I love it because it’s dedicated to staying real and positive.┬áSo many people have their demons, have had horrible life experiences and feel more of a natural pull toward darkness, negativity, complaining and generally just not liking anyone because it’s easier for them to be mad….

Five, Three and One | New Mom Series

This is an interesting life season. And by interesting I mean Autumn, where are your pants? Cammy why are you so freaking smart and I can’t spell things out because you can basically read and Ellie why did you just throw a temper, tell me I’m not your mom and then grab my face and…

Why Family Formals Lists Are Crucial | Weddings

Thankfully, a lot of photographers are doing this now…but it’s something I learned about 3-4 years ago the hard way! I kept asking myself on a wedding day…where are we seeing a disconnect in the joyful, carefree mood of the day? Where do we start feeling stress even with the most lighthearted and laid back…

Niki + David | Hatteras Outer Banks Wedding

When it comes to this pair, I have so much to say but I will have to make sure I give you the best of it. I could write a blog paragraphs long but let’s just sum it up this way: they are golden, they are genuine, they put others first, they are team, they…

Mary Claire + Ari | Tuckahoe Woman’s Club Richmond Wedding

Mary Claire and Ari light up the people around them. YES, they light up each other, but you absolutely can’t help looking at them and not thinking loudly inside “gosh I am SO so happy for them!” Mike and I said it so many times that day and we’ll say it again…they’re the real deal….