Workcation Literally Down The Road | Salt Air Entrepreneur

This past Sunday on the very last day of February 2021, I checked into the most quaint, peaceful and charming little hotel just a couple of minutes from our home called The Breakwater Inn and spent 2:30pm – 9pm working my butt off on emails, course development, answering DMs and more. Checking into a hotel…

Why We Went SMALL, Instead Of BIGGER | Life By The Sea

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…

We’re Moving to HATTERAS! | 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…

YOUTUBE VIDEO: How we find sea glass!

One of the MOST ASKED QUESTIONS of all time on our Facebook and Instagram pages! How do you find sea glass? What does it look like? How can you tell? While filming a tiny little video about Avalon Pier a few months ago, I got to double up on video content & ALSO film a…

Lightroom Edit from BLUE to GOLD | Outer Banks Photographer

One of the BIGGEST CHALLENGES shooting here on the beach is when we have this perfectly great sunny day that should make golden hour shooting a piece of cake… and then… low-lying clouds are sitting right on the horizon. This is tricky if you don’t know to look for it because you may think you…

PERSONAL BRANDING: Is your holdup EMOTIONAL or TECHNICAL?

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…

Emily + Daniel | Maymont Richmond Wedding

Emily was an absolute joy from email one. There is something kind and genuine about her that is readable through emails and I ALWAYS appreciate this! I love when I can hear someone’s tone through their words. I was so excited to shoot this wedding because these two are so head over heels and when…

Jessica + Rob | Kill Devil Hills Engagements

What can I even say – the sweetest and most hilarious moments happened during this engagement session last night in Kill Devil Hills and these two are GOLDEN! The light was, too, and I wasn’t mad about that at all! Jessica and Rob don’t take life too seriously but they are seriously in love. I…

2020 Weddings | Amanda Hedgepeth Photography

Okay, so I’m really posting this finally…I KNOW, I just literally couldn’t bring myself to do it for weeks! Can I have the excuse of the three kids and running the nonprofit and the oil business and this photography business, too? No, I can’t – because I just kept putting this one off on purpose,…

Stephanie + Kyle | Corolla Engagements

In Corolla on literally THE windiest day we’ve had in so long, I got to meet Stephanie & Kyle for their engagement session and we totally braved it together! This part of the island is really narrow and the beach AND sound were both like wind tunnels whipping us around and we totally made the…

Holly + Tyler | Gunston Hall Wedding

Feeling a LITTLE overwhelmed in the moment trying to figure out how to sum these two up. How can we?! They are full of ALL THE JOY. They are contentment and cheerfulness and adventure and faith, they are home to one another. One of my most favorite things in the world is a happy groom…

Sarah + Brian | Cousiac Manor Wedding

WHEW! This was one of those absolutely heartwarming wedding days where everyone in attendance is just so incredibly HAPPY to be there. From baby Ellie stealing the show (everyone is obsessed with her sweet disposition, her cheeks, her contagious smile) to the fact that Sarah and Brian are a perfect fit and so kind and…