Emotional Holdups | Personal Branding

Let’s just start with being COMPLETELY HONEST and FORWARD: Because of the audacity I had to create a personal brand… Our family lives on the Outer Banks I have consistently doubled OR tripled my husband’s income yearly  I get to call the shots on when and where I shoot and be a little picky I…

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…

How I Use My Simplified Planner(s) | Salt Air Entrepreneur

YES QUEEN! Here we go! I love my planner(s). I have to pluralize that because I have a weekly academic year planner (August 2019-July 2020) for the girls and their life priorities and my big mama daily calendar year planner for all 654 of my jobs, LOL! It was SUPER freeing to me to be…

Cozy + Coastal Office In A Salt Box By The Water | Life By The Sea

UPDATE: Shortly after this post, we invested in a Lindsay Letters Quarterly Calendar and replaced the futon with the most comfortable coastal loveseat in the world! Scroll to the bottom to view the NEW office set up and new items! Also, I’ve linked Lindsay’s calendar below as well! It is SUCH A BEAUTY! When we first bought…

Gladiators Sharing Joy | Life By The Sea

This world is a very broken place right now. I’m sure it always has been, but the news and social media bring the broken right to our attention front and center daily and it’s hard to see what kind of acts of violence or tragedy have happened since the last one 10 minutes prior and…

Quarterly RESETS + Instagram Breaks | Salt Air Entrepreneur

I have been a business owner for 8 years – and like mentioned on this blog previously, I actually went almost the ENTIRE duration of that without taking more than a week off of social media. Even when all three of our children were born, every few days at least I was still posting and…

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…

Up at 4:30 A.M. | Salt Air Entrepreneur

I know people who would shudder at this blog title, HA! But they are also the night owls who outdo me in staying up late. What do you MEAN you were up until 11pm!?!? LOL! I can’t even. I used to be a night owl and after Cammy started elementary school – we had to…

Polkadot Sweater & Red Heels Project | Elle Marie 5 Years!

This girl. If I could tell you how I feel about her – I think we would be talking for the rest of my life. She is sugar, and she’s biscuits, and she’s kindness and she’s gratitude and she’s caring and she’s LOVE. Ellie is love. She is charmingly awkward (is that me, too? LOL)…