Little White Lights | Life By The Sea

Somedays I can close my eyes and feel like I’m still in that $700/month apartment in Archer’s Green in the heart of Ward’s Corner, Norfolk VA. YES…that place. That little hole we called home for a while. The one where we were calling the non-emergency Norfolk police number frequently enough to where it was always…

Starter Camera + Beginner Tips | Photography

One of the questions I get emailed the most about by those who are looking to take better pictures of their kids and family is “what’s a good but cheap/affordable camera to take better pictures?” It’s weird to say this, but…I don’t know! Haha! Unless you’re looking into professional equipment, I don’t know of any point and…

Three Quick Tips for Beginners! | Photography

I just got an email this week from the sister of one of my former brides, and I ADORE her! She’s too sweet and I love that I’ve been able to watch her grow pursuing photography over the past couple of years, especially because she’s so young! That always inspires me to see people kind…

Three Cyber Monday Opportunities! | Amanda Hedgepeth Photography

Hey you guys! We didn’t run a holiday special yet, and when we did last year we got a wonderful response..Black Friday passed, Small Business Saturday passed..and Mike and I thought we may want to go ahead and just throw out this offer to see if it was perfect timing or fitting for anyone looking…

Amanda + Ben | Jewel Toned Whalehead + Black Stallion Wedding

When the wedding day comes, as excited as I am, sometimes I’m a little sad. I knew this meant that the day was finally coming and going and I’m sorry you guys but I’m just NOT ready to let go of you yet!!!! I love you!!! HAHA! I have found such a joy in being around…

Cate + Neal | Purple + Aqua Coastal Corolla Wedding

A couple of years ago, I decided to have a Q+A in Richmond. I wanted to get together with a few gals and just talk about what we loved. That day, I met the sweetest, kindest and most beautiful girl..Cate, who ended up keeping in touch so well with me over the years and then…

Staci + David | Nags Head Engagements

When I don’t have to write too much to explain to you how much two work together and make love look more beautiful than the average couple…they’ve given me an AMAZING set of images to work with! Some couples, they just really got it going on..they are simply kind and sweet with one another and their…

Salt Air Workshop | Outer Banks

Ohhh I have been SO excited to post this, finally! I was so unbelievably blessed to sell out of mentoring for the year of 2015 and I have no more room to accommodate one-on-ones until March of 2016…but I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to helping others and sharing any and everything I can before…

4 Tools That SAVE My Business! | Photography

The thing about this blog post is that I’ve pretty much written about ALL of these before on this blog, but just separately! In order to save the people who email and ask some time, I wanted to share the things that SAVE my business and changed the entire dynamic of how I organize, how…

3 Lessons from Taylor Swift LIVE | Salt + Sunshine Series

No I am FOR REAL writing this post right now hahaha! 30 years old, totally in love with T Swift and proud…because she is so amazing and stands for so much that I believe in..and there are so many business and life lessons we can take from this amazing entertainer! I had the greatest time…

Hannah + Tim | Suffolk Maternity

When I first met Hannah, I was SO thrilled– a wedding vendor I loved completely off the bat, at first sight and impression and she was as sweet as they come. As we grew together as business owners and worked harder and harder to make things happen for us, we found so much joy in…

Thank The Ones That DO | Photography

Hello, my name is Amanda Hedgepeth and sometimes I’m a sensitive Sally. You guys, I am the LAST person who wants to be complaining! But if we’re being honest…and honesty is one of my blogging strengths, I have to express all the feelings at some point. Today..I’m a little discouraged, and I’ll tell you why. I…