Underwater Babies | The Swim Lady Outer Banks

Infant Swim (ISR)

Underwater Babies

It always amazes when I get to see babies swimming!!  Christen Buchert taught Poppy how to swim and will also teach Peaches as soon as she is 6 months old.  She teaches ISR (www.infantswim.com) in the Outer Banks and Virginia Beach and I’m honored to get a chance to photograph these sweet children showing off their hard work and talent!

Each child is different and Christen does an amazing job learning each of their personalities and what works for them to make it easiest for each individual to learn how to swim.

I love photographing the babies underwater and seeing them swim with their parents or siblings.  The props the families brought were adorable, Super Hero costumes, capes, balloons, crowns, tutus and golf clubs!


Underwater Babies
Underwater Babies
Underwater Babies
Underwater Babies


Sisters | Poppy & Peaches

Story time!

I had no idea how much these two would love one another and how much their relationship could melt my heart.  Poppy has taken on the role of big sister like I never imagined she would.  She loves to pick her up and carry her, she shares her “hoppu” (her special lovey she sleeps with,) reads to her, lays on the mat and plays…

I was cleaning the kitchen and walked into Pops room and she was picking out a book and telling her the story and showing her all the pictures.  She even put a bow on her head complete with a sticker.

I’m the luckiest gal in the world to have these two and their amazing daddy!!

sisters photography

  • Sarie - Sweet baby girls for a sweet mama and daddy! Yaaaaaaay!

Beach Wedding | Sanderling Resort

Outer Banks Destination Wedding


Wow!  Sam and Andy had the craziest weather wedding day!  Most of the day was hot and sunny- near 80° for October and gorgeous!  About an hour before the beach ceremony, the temp dropped and the heaviest, fastest rain storm moved in and left us all wondering if we’re switching plans.  Luckily, the Sanderling Resort has back-up plans in the event of inclement weather.

Sam really wanted her beach ceremony, so just before we have to make a decision, it dried up and we proceeded with original plans.  It wasn’t hot and sunny, more like chilly and mega windy- but it was their wedding day weather, and made it perfect for their story.

Who needs sun anyway, when you have a pure sunshine, beautiful, beaming smile that stayed on Sam’s face the entire day!

beach wedding

Their reception was held in the Keeper’s Loft at the Life Saving Station at the Sanderling.  There, Sam and Andy had an intimate gathering for their closest friends and family.

beach wedding


Congrats you two!




Halloween Portraits | New Bern, NC

Bat Girl – 22 Months

Halloween Portraits

I had the best time playing with sweet Shylah at New Bern’s Episcopal Church pumpkin sale, her smile is contagious and her curls gorgeous! The last time I saw her she was just a few months old but still had a head full of hair!  She was so curious about everything around the courtyard- the wonders of tiny tunas, everything is so new and exciting!

She loved riding in the wagon, the faster her mama pulled her through the maze of pumpkins and wackadoo gourds the better!!  Her Bat Girl costume was adorable, she even loved wearing the mask and arm bands!

Once we left there, we went to Chestnutt, Clemmons and Peacock law offices just up the road where they were all decked out for Halloween!  Complete with spider webs, scary cats, ghosts and ghouls!  It was done so well, the bugs evens scared Shylah!

Halloween Portraits

Halloween Portraits


Outer Banks Wine Festival | Sanctuary Vineyards

Join us for the Annual Outer Banks Wine festival, The Currishuck, takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving at

Sanctuary Vineyards

Outer Banks Wine Festival

If you’re looking for something fun to do after Thanksgiving that doesn’t involve leftovers, get your tickets at Sanctuary Vineyards for the annual Currishuck! It’s all you can eat oysters, free wine tastings, crabs and BBQ while it lasts and live music from the Cody and Austin Band!

I Got Your Crabs provides crabs right out of the Currituck Sound and the most delicious steaming hot oysters!
Don’t wait to get your tickets, 2013 sold out a week before the event!

Get your tickets now at http://sanctuaryvineyards.com/events.html or at any of the Cotton Gin locations!

  • Sarie - Oh, wow! That looks like altogether too much fun! How many years have you been doing this?

    Ooh. Hmm. We might just have to make yet another trip south this year …


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