About Last Year & Stress City | New Mom Series

I have been talking to some of my friends recently about the dynamic of bringing another little one home and into your lives. There is so much JOY when you introduce a new family member and start to all grow and figure out the new life together. There are so many endearing, inspiring moments. So…

Nicole + David | Bodie Lighthouse Engagements

On a warm and windy day in Nags Head on the way South driving toward Hatteras, I made a right turn and happily popped my little photographer self in the parking lot of this lighthouse. One of my favorites (they actually are all my favorites, honestly, lol) and I just stared. I sent my little…

The Dave Ramsey Diet | Life By The Sea

Just barely three weeks ago, Mike and I started experiencing Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. What a game changer. Please take time to watch my video if you feel like you need to hear a little more about why we did it and why it could change your life, but I’m here to tell you…

Vicky + Matt | Manteo Waterfront + Budleigh Wedding

It’s an absolute privilege to call Vicky and Matt clients of ours and you will see a joy that brings YOU joy when you look through the cheerful story of their Manteo wedding day! I don’t even know how we beat the heat and the crazy weather that we all experienced earlier that week but…

Quick Info & Help Obligations | Photography

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you can probably tell that I am a big sharer of INFO. Business advice, systems, software, camera settings…you name it! I give SO much away and it’s because I love to spread the joy of learning and growing in technical and business growth with others,…

Planoly Just Changed This Mama’s Life | Salt Air Entrepreneur

I won’t name the app but I was previously using something else when it came to Instagram scheduling and I think my mind has been so absolutely blown in the last four days that I can hardly contain my excitement. When I discovered PLANOLY this past weekend, I realized that yet again, I have found another…

8 Things To Remember When Shooting at the Beach | Photography

It’s become SUCH second nature for this girl to step into the sand, photograph people til she’s content and end up coming home covered in sand and saltwater and with the fullest heart. But getting to the point where beach sessions were EASY and effortless started with me figuring quite a few things out to…

Kayla + Matt | Nags Head Engagements

From day one, I was wishing and hoping I would get to work with this girl and her fiancé, and my wish came TRUE…they’re all mine! 🙂 Kayla has a cheerful heart and the sweetest disposition, and she’s gorgeous to boot. I hadn’t gotten to talk to Matt yet but I knew if he loved…

Rise and Shine Better | Salt Air Entrepreneur

It’s the simplest thing that has made the BIGGEST difference for us lately. We traded in late nights for early mornings, and the difference is undeniable. We picked up the book What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast and it was SUCH an eye opener! The author, Laura Vanderkam interviews people who are successful…

Ellie’s Video Blog Debut | Ellie Do What She Wants

Welcome to the world of Ellie…where one minute she’s telling you she loves Daddy and NOT you, and the next…and I mean literally seconds later, she tells you how pretty your hair is, HA! We LOVE this wild little middle child full of spunk, sass and straight up hilarious phrases I couldn’t come up with…

Kirby + Justin | Kitty Hawk Pier Wedding

We watched the weather for a week and it was NOT looking good. Not just a prediction for rain, but the kind that keeps the skies grainy and dark the whole day through. I was prepared and knew I could handle it but of course I’m always hoping for something different when it comes to…

We’re Starting with DAVE RAMSEY! | Life By The Sea

HI YOU GUYS! So, if you’re NOT interested in saving money, saying goodbye to debt or you’ve already been through this course and know about it’s magic…this may not be for you. But, if you have student loans, credit cards and car loans hanging over your head…you don’t know where the money you make goes…