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,…

Same Day Slideshows at Weddings | Photography

I can’t believe we haven’t shared this one yet?! We’ve been doing this for YEARS! If you aren’t sure what a same day slideshow is – allow me to be the first to explain 🙂 A same day slideshow during a wedding is when we quickly choose and edit a few images (anywhere from 5-12)…

Heather + Ben | Manteo + Nags Head Engagements

This is such a super special one coming to the blog right now…I am like how do I type about this adorable girl and how much I love her and do it justice? Heather, you are hands down one of the kindest girls I know. You are one of those people I can talk to…

Hannah + Tommy | Hermitage Hill Farm & Stables Wedding

GUYS….what? What happened? What is life?! A perfect day, the best weather, a timeline that glorified all things that photographers love (PORTRAIT TIME:)) and moments we can never forget. Not even if we tried. We are so happy that you are a part of our lives and that we get to call you friends, Hannah…

Lauren + Ryan | Bethany Beach Delaware Wedding

You will see something truly incredible in the story of this day. Let’s start with one sentence that’s enough to cover what kind of spirit they have, they got married IN the rain. Actually in it, while it came down! From this fact alone, you know we are dealing with a laid back couple who wants…

Lauren + Ryan | Alexandria Engagements

Lauren and Ryan, where do you want to shoot while we’re here in Alexandria? Do you have anything in mind? Nope, we’re pretty laid back…we can do whatever! Okay, I love you already, haha! I love how my couples are incredibly diverse…some are like okay here’s the plan and here are twenty ideas I have…and…

Five Waves Newsletter! | Outer Banks

Happy happy Friday from a temperamental Kitty Hawk, NC! We woke up to sunshine and it’s been going in and out all day, just like the Outer Banks to toy with our emotions through weather…but for some reason, we love it regardless of rain, shine, hail, hurricane or muggy summer day. We love it here…

Laura + EJ | Kitty Hawk Engagements

I have the weirdest memory and it’s very selective, but I know for the rest of my life it’s going to remember the way that EJ and Laura met and how that whole relationship started. When we were standing on the beach and they were telling me the story, I remember saying “no way!!!” and…

Robyn + Mark | Virginia Beach Couples Session

There are so many images with real moments of laughter in this blog that I had to actually “tone it down” when it came to blogging too many, and that is NOT a bad problem to have! Look at these belly laughs! Look at Robyn on her tippy toes. Look at that perfect squeeze hug…

I Prayed For Creativity | Saltwater + Grace

I prayed for it. Last year, when I was in and out of the hospital. Even IN the hospital, laying there alone because Mike had to take the kids home because they wouldn’t all be able to sleep there while I was hooked up to the IV’s. I didn’t specifically say “God make me more…

Salt Air Motherhood Experience | Outer Banks Workshop!

A pattern started to develop over the past couple of years, and I finally caught on. I was mostly mentoring women who were either thinking about becoming mothers or already were. Not all of them, but most. My favorite thing about this was that we were on the same level of understanding where we knew that we…

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…