Will You Join Me? | Industry + Community

There is something really, really big going on right now. And perhaps it’s been going on for years in certain demographics or communities…but it’s gone viral and is spreading like wild fire in the BEST WAY … RIGHT NOW … as you’re reading this! People are sharing information, they are encouraging one another. They are working…

Minimal & Organized EVERYTHING | Workflow Series

Another simple life, get rid of your stuff, throw out everything you own post courtesy of Amanda Hedgepeth! HERE she goes again, you say? I know, I’m sorry. I’m a HUGE fan on minimizing things right now! When we packed that UHAUL from Montrose Drive to head to Kitty Hawk — I thought we had…

One Thing That Shouldn’t Change As You Grow | Photography

Well you started out with that Canon Rebel and kit lens (or other beginner DSLR). You shot on Auto and you thought you were so amazing! It felt great! Then you switched to manual, and it got HARD. Very very frustrating..and then you started to get it. And then really get it. And then be able…

Hampton Roads Q+A Sunday March 1st | Photographers

It’s been SO long since I’ve been able to do this!! I loved having the Outer Banks Winter Workshop here last December but I haven’t done a Q+A in the longest time and I truly miss and love that atmosphere! Something about the Q+A’s always left ME feeling refreshed and rejuvenated and I was honored…

Reuniting with God | Personal

It’s 1:15am and that’s not good. I need to sleep because I have two small children who run me ragged (in the BEST way!) and this is my only chance, but too much is on my mind and I have to write. I just journaled what I thought was 3-4 pages and counted a final…

Bloopers + Behind The Scenes of 2014! | Weddings

This is my first year REMEMBERING to save enough of these to throw into a great blog post hahah! I am so glad because I was laughing SO hard at these…and reminiscing about the amazing memories that went along with them!! From the British Virgin Islands to the Harrison Opera House in Norfolk..I was all…

Support Her (Or Him) | Photography

I realize this is a very sensitive topic — but it’s extremely applicable to several people who have opened up with me about whether or not they are getting the BIGGEST thing they need when it comes to running their own business. More than the camera, the lens, the license..more than ALL of it, it has…

CLIC Conference Giveaway! | Photography

I am so happy to get any email from my friend Kelly Martin– but when it says I get to give a free seat to a lucky winner for the conference I love it even more! 🙂 Experiencing the past two CLIC conferences was something I will never forget and I can’t believe I am being…

What My Family Does | Personal

I sound like a broken record saying I’m grateful, I’m grateful, I’m grateful– but I AM. Not robot “I’m a business owner and this is what I’m supposed to say” grateful– not let me set up this persona to the general public in hopes of making more money and booking more grateful (if I was trying to create a…

How To Shoot With a Broken Nose | Photography

This is silly isn’t it? But I can’t stop kind of laughing that this ACTUALLY happened to me! I’ve never broken anything until now..and here I am loving my job more than anything, shooting this incredible day..about to turn 30 years old at midnight and BAM…vendor runs into my face while my camera is up…

A New Tattoo | Personal

It had been over a decade since the last tattoo, and I am a big fan of them and felt so overdue for this! I have wanted one for years and chickened out over and over, or was pregnant and couldn’t do it! There are a few others I am determined to get but in…