White Sweater & Glittery Heels Project | 8 Years | Cammy Mae

I mean honestly – she’s almost my height. The other day (around Thanksgiving) she did ALL of her extra credit homework and then made popsicle sticks with compliments on them for her class at school because this girl is an above and beyond overachiever if I ever saw one! GIRLFRIEND YOU ARE A GEM!!!!! You…

NEW from Carter’s: Sizes for KIDS!

This was probably one of the things that totally made our summer. Our friends at Carters let us in on a little secret…they were officially going to bump up sizing to 14 so that we could CONTINUE to grow with them!!!! 🙂 If you know me, you know I have been happily putting my girls…

Vacation Marriage | Life By The Sea

We hear it all the time (and I’m sure you have, too) … “marriage is work”. And, I get what most people mean by this. It’s tough to combine your things and your life and your time with another person and it’s not going to be seamless. It’ll require some (lots of) compromise, communication, etc….

The Thing That Took Our Marriage To Another Level

Hi, I am an extremely Type A girl married to an extremely Type B boy. I knew that going into this and had NO idea what kind of a ride that would truly take us for. We’ve been together ten years, married for over seven and we have three beautiful little girls who make our…

The Island Time Series is now available! | Five Waves Shop

Who we were turning into? A couple that argues THIS much over teeny tiny little things that keep adding up and feeling so big. So much bigger than us. We were slipping into becoming a couple I didn’t recognize anymore and I felt something I never wanted to feel toward my best friend and husband…resentful. Another…

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,…

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…

Krystal, Alex + Charlotte| Kill Devil Hills Family Session

What makes my job fun is connecting with people and watching/documenting a part of their story, usually the wedding day, and then staying in touch and connected with them through social media after the event…and in some cases, I’m lucky enough to be a part of MORE of their life events and memories! Krystal has…

Eight Years | I Love You, Mike Hedgepeth!

Eight years since that perfect Autumn back in Norfolk. The temperature was ideal, the air felt fresh and new (which I don’t say a lot of my memories of Norfolk, haha!) … life changed. Not too long before, I had broken up with someone who deliberately hurt me over and over and over and realized my…

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”…

From First Kicks At Weddings to Preschool | Cammy Mae

I know I know I know…get a GRIP Amanda she is just going to Pre-K! BUT….there are mamas out there who get it. Mamas who totally have all the feels when it comes to milestones for their kids. When I started this business, I wanted a baby. We couldn’t get pregnant and couldn’t figure out…