Kirstyn + Fam | Avon Hatteras Family Session

This girl Kirstyn and I…we go WAY back 🙂 And Andy. That’s because I was fortunate enough to be their wedding photographer when I was pregnant with Ellie and I will never forget falling in love with these people. They are charismatic, hilarious and full of LIFE. They’ve been through so much together and now…

Elizabeth + RJ | Nags Head Couples Session

There is ONE type of day around here I love more than anything. It’s literally magical. It’s usually in the 70’s, occasional wild gusts of wind, really orange and yellow WARM sunshine and something else that makes it sparkle…super salty air. NOT fog, but like salt and mist dancing around everywhere. I mean… I can’t…

A Year With Three Girls Four and Under | The Biggest Challenges

Please believe me when I say I love my girls before you dive into this post…because I, truly from the bottom of my heart, love and appreciate the heck out of them, but talking about my personal struggles as a parent with three of them so close in age and having a rough year may sound…

Kellie + Matt | Kill Devil Hills Maternity

It was such an honor to shoot their engagements and wedding day…but now I am getting another HUGE honor documenting this baby bump with little boy Grayson on the way and I can NOT be happier for these two loving human beings!! Kellie is a doll, she’s funny, she’s got a really good sense of…

Amanda Hedgepeth for Small Businesses | Outer Banks

The drive home took about three hours, give or take all of the stops we had to make for bathroom breaks, food breaks, vacationer technical problem breaks. My heart felt fulfilled and broken at the same time because our Richmond, Virginia family had gotten our annual stay on the perfect, salty aired, life changing Outer…

Gypsies Only | Outer Banks

If I get the same message more than once, I usually end up turning into a blog post..and this week I was asked the same question back to back and decided that this NEEDED to be a blog post…so here goes! Here’s our “how to” on moving to the Outer Banks, by the Hedgepeth family!…

Amanda + Matt | Kitty Hawk Engagements

When I came up with the word cheerful to describe my brand, my clients, the way I felt photographing clients…it was because of couples just like Amanda and Matt. The contagious cheer in this session is what I live for, it’s what pushes my creativity and boundaries and makes me want to be a better, well, everything! Not…

Staci + David | Pink + Blue Nags Head Jennette’s Pier Wedding

The weather scared us all week, and the forecast wasn’t looking wonderful for this day either. I had a lingering stressful feeling in my stomach knowing that this outdoor pier wedding could possibly have to be moved inside and it broke my heart for two reasons…obviously because my sweet Staci and David deserve that outdoor…

Anna + Chris | Kill Devil Hills Maternity

I’m pretty sure that it was an easy out to blame crying all the time on my pregnant hormones last year, but when I started tearing up at Chris and Anna’s maternity shoot here in the Outer Banks recently, I had no excuse 🙂 The truth is, growing with a client that becomes a friend…

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…

Shooting For Your Brand | Photography

Last year in June, I was shooting an incredible wedding in DC. It worked out perfectly that a photographer who’s SO sweet needed headshots while we were there, too..and then even more fate set in when Jasmine Star announced her workshop dates and it fell RIGHT when we would be up there traveling! The Jasmine…

Ashley + Justin | A Surprise Proposal + Session!

When Ashley first asked me about shooting for them during their OBX getaway months and months ago, I was so honored because she’s a photographer I adore and love working with so much, I’ve admired her sweetness and her spirit for YEARS since she came into my life! She is one of those people I’m…