What To Do If Your Family Session Isn’t Working Out | Family Photography Education

It wouldn’t be honest to tell you that every family session is 100% guarantee if you can “just figure out how to make the kids happy”… don’t we know by now that things are not 100% in our control? Hello 2020! LOL!!! Sometimes.. you do everything you can. You back off and try to let…

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,…