2 Month Portraits | Peaches Dupree


Photographing my kiddos (humans or furry friends) is one of my favorite things to do!  I love being able to try new ideas out on them, practice as well as document their lives.  I am being reminded that sometimes the impromptu shoots are the best ones.  I have had 2 shoots I have tried with Poppy and Peaches that went nowhere, during each shoot one of them was having a meltdown.  Planning around their nap times and when both are in a great mood and I have the time and anything close by that I want for that shoot is not as easy… it’s more than twice as hard with 2!  I have to remember that these photos are for ME and to not get down on myself.  When I photograph other people’s kiddos I get to be only the photographer and the kids respond to me differently then they do their parents.  I also have an extra set or two of hands when I am working with other kiddos.  With me and the girls, it’s just that. Me and the girls.

The best photos haven’t been planned or dreamed up, they have been of life and what is really happening and I have had my camera ready.  The ones below I tried in the morning, Poppy was fabulous and was loving holding Peaches but Peaches was ready for her nap and crabby!  I did get the adorable ones at the bottom of Poppy and one of her besties, Hilo, which are priceless!  I went back to Hilo’s house later that day and got the ones of Peaches on the hay but Poppy was napping.


These photos were taken while Poppy was at riding lessons. A friend had mailed the adorable diaper cover to me and I had just checked my mail so I had them available when she woke up from her nap.


Happy 2 months Baby Girl! Life is so much better with you in it!!


Outer Banks Headshots | Meet Amy

Sanctuary Vineyards

Outer Banks headshots

Little Miss Amy is all things fun and fabulous!!  She is the maker of Outer Banks Sea Salt, caters weddings and is a personal chef not to mention an amazing writer!  I was so excited to capture her fun loving personality and she certainly brought all smiles and plenty of sass!

We took Poppy and some of her classmates to her home to watch, learn and make sea salt themselves, it was a fascinating adventure!  We saw how she has gallons and gallons of ocean water and how she cooks it down to make the salt, what makes larger salt crystals and what makes smaller ones and got to witness all the time and love she puts into each batch!  She even let the kids make salt scrubs for their hands and feet and send us home with some to try!!

Amy, you’re an amazing and inspiring artist full of love!! Thank you for sharing it with all of us!

Outer Banks Headshots


Fall Family Portraits | Baby Noah

Sanctuary Vineyards

fall family portraits

My sister is such a natural mama, she has always taken care of everyone.  Seeing her with baby Noah melts my heart!   He is always smiling and such a strong little fella, at just over 2 months he’s already rolling over both ways!

They came to stay with us for the weekend and we went to play around Sanctuary Vineyards.  I love their fall attire and the woodsy feel of their shoot.  Josh was happy to be in the photos but the creek was calling him so he packed up his fishing pole and headed back.  These photos couldn’t be more “them” as any chance they get they are by the water with their pup, Finn, and fishing pole in hand.

Noah is going to be an incredible fisherman and surfer by the time he’s grown!


Fall Family Portraits
Fall Family Portraits


Corolla Beach Wedding | Will hearts Karen

Rain and Wind + Lots of Fun!

These two have been planning to get married on the beach in Corolla for months, however, 30 minutes before their ceremony a huge storm rolled in, it was raining cats and dogs and sooo very windy!  However, we all made the best of it and they the most beautiful ceremony inside their oceanfront beach home.

Here is their original set up, complete with a beautiful heart around the alter and chairs set up by I Do OBX Chairs.  It ended up being gorgeous after the storm with the raindrops in the sand and the smooth windblown beach.


Corolla Beach Wedding

Here is where they said “I Do” with their family and best of friends.  Karen’s son walked her down the aisle as Will’s boys stood by their side.

Corolla Beach Wedding

After their ceremony, they went to the beach to find a bottle of liquor they had buried the night before, 28 paces from the walkway.  The saying is if you bury it upside down it will be sunny on your wedding day… didn’t work this time, but it was the absolute perfect wedding day!

It took all 4 of their sons plus the two of them to find it – thank goodness, as they all had a ball digging and four-wheeling on the beach.  Once it was found, shots were had and many many laughs!

Corolla Beach Wedding
They threw their rose petals and celebrated their love on the beach after the rain.
Corolla Beach Wedding

Congratulations you two and thank you so much for including me in your beautiful wedding day!


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

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