OBX Portraits | Life with a Beebster


When we found out we were going to be having a baby in August, I was terrified as July and August are our busiest months of the year for Outer Banks beach portraits!  Poppy came in April which also wasn’t convenient for work so we have already figured a lot out as far as me working while having a little one.  However, we were still hoping to have a winter baby but life happens and had other plans, which couldn’t have turned out more perfect!

Peaches arrived 4 days before her due date on July 29th, thankfully, we only had to stay in the hospital one night and I had a wonderful delivery and everyone was healthy!  This was almost perfect as we only had to move one family portrait to later in the week! I scheduled a week off and was hoping she would come sometime within that week, she came 1 day before I took off!

I had my first beach portrait 6 days after she was born and shuggie came with me to watch Peaches while Mimi stayed with Poppy.  It was tough having to have 2 folks to watch each kiddo at once but I wasn’t ready to give Peaches a bottle yet as I was afraid it would cause confusion for her, so John or Mimi came to all my shoots for the first 2 weeks. I could have brought Poppy but she goes to bed early and didn’t want to keep her out until 9 or 10pm.  I pumped bottles for each of them in case she got super hungry and couldn’t wait until I finished, however, it wasn’t until I had a 2 hour shoot in Carova that Mimi tried the bottle… it was a huge success!! She drank 5 ounces!  Poppy never took a bottle, she would just scream until I got back to nurse her, so thankfully, Peaches has been much more willing to eat from me or the bottle.

Here are shuggie and Mimi hanging with Peachie Pie while I’m at my shoots…. not a bad job snuggling a newbie and sitting by the beach!

We’re so thankful for the amazing family (and friends we consider family) we have and that everyone is willing to help to make our jobs as parents, a winemaker and photographer as easy as possible.  I couldn’t imagine raising a family away from our parents and our super wondersum friends!



OBX Portraits


Sanderling Beach Portraits | Duck, NC

Boys will be Boys

These two fellas, ages 3 and 7, were a riot on the beach, as soon as we crossed the dune, all they wanted to do was to run, run, run and it was quite difficult to keep their clothes on! This was perfect as it makes for adorable photos of the kids being kids, which is exactly what I want the photos to reflect.  Mom was up for anything as well, she was happy to run, play and splash about in the water with them and Rand, the youngest could keep up without any problem!


Sanderling Beach Portraits


Corolla Wedding | The Whalehead Club

Sugarbutts in Love

corolla wedding

I had so much fun with these two last night while photographing their “Day After” session at The Whalehead Club.  She wore the sassiest sparkly heels while we were at the Whalehead Club and changed into the cutest turquoise cowgirl boots at the beach.  Carrie’s  dress had a big hoop underneath it and lots and lots of layers on top, it was perfect for spinning!

Not only was I lucky enough to photograph a gorgeous couple who is so in love but the location they chose and the evening was absolutely perfect!   We had amazing clouds, a gorgeous sunset and it was cool enough no one was uncomfortable!

This beautiful beach is right across the street from the Whalehead Club, couldn’t be more convenient!  Currituck County has recently added a bath house at this access, complete with hot showers, this is the second public access for Corolla with the first one being by the Currituck Club.


Corolla Wedding

I love both the bridges at The Whalehead Club, they make for such dramatic and scene setting photographs!  I love how you can see the Currituck Lighthouse from both bridges as well!

Corolla Wedding


Currituck Family Portraits | Oliver

Sweet Oliver is Five Months Old!


I cannot believe Oliver is five months old already!  Seems like we were just taking Shana’s maternity portraits!

He’s such a big guy!  Already growing out of his 6-9 month clothes!  He’s such a sweet love bug too.  Just wanting to cuddle his parents and smile the whole time.

I was in love when Shana brought over the little dorky glasses for him to wear during the shoot!  Such a pensive little face too.

Currituck Family Portraits

Ollie’s growing and changing all the time, so it’s important to get the little details now before he looses his baby chub!

Currituck Family Portraits

Can’t wait to see Oliver grow, and grow!!




Duck Beach Wedding | Sanderling Resort

Outer Banks Destination Wedding


Ashley and Jason were married this summer at the Sanderling Resort in Duck, NC.  They had a small intimate wedding with just themselves attending.  Dr. Dave Keller performed the ceremony on the beach.

It had rained earlier and we had a gorgeous sky, even a rainbow!  Ashley had a simple dress, which worked perfect for their ceremony.  She even made the star fish on the back herself!

Duck Beach Wedding

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