We have lost cell service FOUR TIMES recently here on Hatteras Island. Apparently, this is something I’m going to have to address with my clients moving forward JUST in case it happens on a session day! Now.. you may not have to worry about this, but is there something that seems to be a … More [FREE DOWNLOAD] 8 THINGS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR FAM SESSION GUIDE
I’ve been a photographer for THIRTEEN YEARS! And boy have I seen it all. I’ve come home soaking wet with salt water, bleeding from running into a rose bush, with what I thought were real contractions but were Braxton Hicks, I mean… it’s just been an intense experience. VERY many lessons learned, and because I … More Five Non-Photography Things I Bring To Sessions | Family Photography
Almost exactly one year ago, all of the balls I had been juggling in the air came crashing down. The collective sound of them coming down was so piercing, it literally shattered me. I can’t even describe how bad it was, but it was just so, so bad. I had been going, going, going and not … More The Reason My Business Still Shined During My Illness & Recovery
I am really glad I thought of this when Cammy was 2 months old… but, I am not going to lie. This one has me bawling. Camryn is now in the double digits and oh my gosh, the little woman she has become is almost too much for my heart to take. I am so … More White Sweater & Glittery Heels Project | 10 Years | Cammy Mae
Before we show our new home in an upcoming blog post, we wanted to share WHY we seem to be going backwards compared to the masses. It would seem, for most, you have more kids.. you get a bigger house. More rooms, more bathrooms. More SPACE. Some people are completely adamant on their kids having … More Why We Went SMALL, Instead Of BIGGER | Life By The Sea
Last week on Instagram, we announced something we had been holding on to for weeks, but we had been hoping for far longer. We let our community know we were moving an hour plus south to live on Hatteras Island, which is truly a dream for our family! We have been head over heels in love with … More We’re Moving to HATTERAS! | Life By The Sea
I opened up a conversation I was SO READY FOR weeks ago on Instagram… but it’s a heavy one and I think all of us involved in this conversation literally held hands and jumped into the deep end of the pool together, not knowing where the bottom was. I can’t believe I’m about to say … More PERSONAL BRANDING: Is your holdup EMOTIONAL or TECHNICAL?
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For seven years, I’ve run a business that has grown so beautifully and served some of the most incredible couples and families and small businesses. I have also grown three little girls and raised them to be joyful, wild and completely hilarious and maintained a deep and loving relationship with my BFF Mike Hedgepeth. We’ve … More Daycare Improvisations | New Mom Series
Voxering with my friend Elizabeth Henson last week I kept mentioning to her I was feeling frustrated. I was just having this off day and I couldn’t pin point the freaking problem. Then, the more frustrated I became, the more I started to feel ungrateful. Ick, I don’t like that feeling because ungratefulness snowballs into … More The Beat I Skipped | Life By The Sea
We really should have them lay in their beds at night and get better at falling asleep in their own space. Yeah, we REALLY should. It’s what you’re supposed to do. Sometimes we do, most of the time lately though…we don’t. I wonder if I’m making the “right” decision. If having your child not fall … More Moms That Break Rules | New Mom Series
On January 1, some time after 6pm…I officially logged off of Instagram and Facebook for a period of time that wasn’t pre-determined. My first goal was a week, then it turned into TWO…then…THREE?! I mean…for a girl that hasn’t been off social media for more than a few days in seven years, this was quite … More The Magic of January 2018 | Life By The Sea