My First Social Media Hiatus

You’re looking at a girl who has shown up for seven years and never taken a break from posting on social media. I have a lot of stuff archived so it may not seem so by the numbers…but for example, I took my Instagram recently from 6900 images to almost 1900. WOW. 6900 images, that’s…

Nicholas Sparks Set Charm & Inspiration

I blog for my people…and that can be photographers, moms, people interested in simplifying or Dave Ramsey or running a business while having a family. But this post? This is for the people who’s hearts pitter patter when they see WATER, marsh grass, weeping willows, peeling paint on worn in coastal homes and know that…

Before & After: Reception Pop Edit

I don’t share about editing too often…not because I’m hiding some big incredible secret but because it’s usually something I save for my workshop and mentoring girls! Today I’m sharing a quick and easy Lightroom edit to give your reception images a good, natural but effective POP! For receptions, I use 600’s (everything I own…

Weddings of 2017 | Amanda Hedgepeth Couples

This year was made up of ALL the good stuff. We got the mountains, the sea, huge weddings, tiny weddings…but one thing is the same across the board. These marriages this year have deep friendship as a foundation and that is one of my favorite things of all. There was no shortage of laughter and…

Bags of Cheerios | New Mom Series

They’re everywhere. They’re in the car, sometimes in our bed, I found one in my sports bra this morning. Our life is definitely covered in Cheerios and that’s okay. We love them, the kids love them…and they’re a big part of what’s reduced the SPENDING in our home. We definitely love to talk about the…

2018 Word of the Year! | Powersheets

You’ve heard me talk about them a time or two….right? 🙂 This year I had the HUGE honor of being one of the Powersheets girls for their 2018 photo shoot and it was absolutely so much fun and if you know me, you know I’m a cheerful colorful loving girl so it was a dream….

The Biggest & Weirdest Behind The Scenes YET | Bye 2017!

I’m not quite sure how I got to be so special. I’m not quite sure I’ve ever met someone else (well, actually my friend Sharon Hundley comes to mind for some reason, hahaha) who makes faces like this, flares nostrils, can’t really get it together sometimes in a way that is just purely entertaining…HAHA! What…

Thankful for Poor | Simple Life + Dave Ramsey

A couple of days ago, I added it up and hit checkout. Here’s what it said: Subtotal $190.20 Shipping Cost $16.95 Shipping Discount – $16.95 Sales Tax $0.00 Order Total $190.20 I really wanted this. I wanted it because it’s fun. It’s SO us. It makes us happy. We wanted to do it and talked about it…

Off Season Step Away | Salt Air Entrepreneuer

Can we REALLY turn this off? Will power is tough for entrepreneurs. Let me tell you this annoying inner struggle I just went through… In September I said yesssss Amanda you are DOING THIS! In December, you’re taking two weeks off. You’ll check in occasionally for emails but heavy and intense WORK work (blogging, newsletters,…

Outer Banks Content SURVEY | Outer Banks

Oh 2018. We have big dreams for you…and one of them is to bring MORE Outer Banks specific content to those who feel HOME when they cross that bridge, whether it’s their actual home or not. I can’t convince you to love this place if it’s not your jam. But for millions of people, it…

Megan + Kevin | Kill Devil Hills Outer Banks Engagements

Awww man… here it goes! I can’t even BELIEVE that I am the lucky person who gets to document my cousin’s engagement and wedding to this incredible girl. Kevin and Megan, it means so much to me that I get to do this for you and THANK YOU for coming to the Outer Banks and…

Samantha + Nick | Pirates Cove Manteo Outer Banks Wedding

Samantha….MY SAMANTHA!!! What can I even say – this wedding is pure gold and you’re about to see it. How can two people make a chilly November day look SO good? Simply put – this wedding is beyond heartwarming, cheerful and Nick it makes me SO happy to see Samantha glowing with such joy and…