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…

Shelbie + Taylor | Virginia Beach Engagements

In the beginning of my career, I met this sweetheart Shelbie in Key West at her sister Ashley’s wedding. I will never forget thinking how hilarious the two of them were together when the girls were getting ready and thinking how lucky I was to be around such a sweet group of people. When Shelbie…

Lauren + Nick | Nags Head Engagements

I know both of these wonderful humans from back home…one because he’s my cousin’s cousin and the other because she grew up on the same street as me 🙂 And together? They are SO incredibly sweet…the one thing I kept noticing and totally loving was how they kind of smile the same which is what…

Heather + Ben | Manteo + Nags Head Engagements

This is such a super special one coming to the blog right now…I am like how do I type about this adorable girl and how much I love her and do it justice? Heather, you are hands down one of the kindest girls I know. You are one of those people I can talk to…

Jena + Matt | Intimate Kill Devil Hills Wedding

Although this wedding has already been delivered, it had not yet made it to the blog because of the hurricane last week that clearly this couple missed just by days! Jena and Matt, thank you for being absolutely ADORABLE together, a joy to work with and for bringing Mike and I so much joy on…

Kirstyn + Fam | Avon Hatteras Family Session

This girl Kirstyn and I…we go WAY back 🙂 And Andy. That’s because I was fortunate enough to be their wedding photographer when I was pregnant with Ellie and I will never forget falling in love with these people. They are charismatic, hilarious and full of LIFE. They’ve been through so much together and now…