Tracey + Jesse | Nags Head Wedding

Tracey made the right call burying the bourbon because what was projected for this day was not good at all when it comes to weather, and what they got? Golden hour on the sound in Nags Head with the perfect October temperature – a freaking miracle we ALL prayed for! This day was nothing short…

Shelbie + Peter | Kitty Hawk Pier Wedding

What a freaking day. I keep looking back on it (it was less than a week ago as I blog this and I still can’t get over it) and I’m thinking to myself…how did a wedding day filled with crazy and wild wind actually go this smoothly?!?! The answer is that the people there make…

Lauren + Nick | Virginia Cliffe Inn Wedding

When two photographers who were soaked for 8 hours straight can get in the car at the end of the night and say “that was an AMAZING wedding day” – you know it was above and beyond a TRULY great day!!! From start the finish, there was rain on Friday, June 7 in Glen Allen,…

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,…

Mallory + Joey | Morningside Inn Wedding

This day had me in all the feels during the days leading up to it and definitely throughout every second of this joyous occasion! This is the part where I start to feel two opposite emotions…excitement to document the day of a couple I love SO much getting married and dread for it to be…

Peter + Shelbie | Kill Devil Hills Engagements

Oh my freaking gosh. I can’t even deal. You get in the water and you have my HEART! HAHA! Peter and Shelbie got a golden day but their sweetness together was the most golden part of these engagements. I loved the way that perfectly squeeze and laugh and go with the flow so naturally, relationships…

Alicia + Levi | Intimate Corolla Wedding

I showed up and Alicia…you greeted me with absolute sunshine. No wonder you are so adored, I can’t even believe I have had the luck of connecting with such perfect brides and grooms when it comes to these intimate Outer Banks weddings with only close friends and family by the sea for a joyful ceremony and celebration….

Mallory + Joey | Kill Devil Hills Engagements

Mallory and Joey, it was THE BIGGEST JOY spending time with you during the most beautiful golden hour on the Outer Banks! Even before we met, I knew it would be so much fun to work with you because Mallory’s email personality is on point and SO incredibly authentic, hilarious and heartwarming. We laughed so…

Ashley + Ryan | Carova Outer Banks Engagements

I’ve lived here almost four years and I had not yet been to Carova…UNTIL NOW 🙂 We met and I jumped in the jeep so excited about being able to finally get out on the beach over here where everyone just loves it, and I see what the hype is about. Carova is beautiful. The…

More Than He Bargained For | Life By The Sea

Mike Hedgepeth wasn’t ever a ladies man. Like really. He didn’t have many girlfriends and when we started dating, that became his first serious relationship, EVER! I however had a lot more experience in the long term relationship department and I thought to myself for the first couple of months – is this guy real?…

Health Changes + Miracle Abs | Mermaid Mama Gets Fit

You may have read this blog post from a few months back about how Mike and I have lost a crazy amount of weight since starting Dave Ramsey. We started last July and by fall had lost over FIFTY POUNDS with no new weight-loss program or routine…just LITERALLY budgeting! How crazy is that?! Even crazier…

Daycare Improvisations | New Mom Series

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…