Coastal Wind

Some days the wind is quiet and some days the wind completely takes over and all things are flying!! We had some serious wind and it was nothing short of beautiful. The movement, commotion, and chaos made for some beautiful memories.

Family Session

Family of three

This beautiful family and I met on the low tide grounds on Hilton Head Island and had the best time!! These parents where so much fun. Excited to take part in all the activities I had planned. This sweet girl adored her parents and I can say… the love was beautiful!! It was adorable to watch and capture. I just know this beautiful mama is going to love her gallery full of sweet memories and lots of giggles.

Meeting people from all over the world never gets old. Gosh I just love my job!!


Perfectly Perfect Photos

Okay, ohkay, ok… everyone knows I love candid photos and imperfections like grins and hair flowing every wrong direction. Cloths flapping in the wind. Complete chaos. I will even say things to get reactions out of couples. Parents and kids ….

Mommy & Baby E loving life
That perfect family portrait

Sure, I can pose everyone perfectly, all 17 of your family members. Yes, all 9 of this kids. I can make your grandpa smile because after all this was “your idea, your outfits, I am just here because they made me. I really hate photos”. Said every guy ever.
You made them do it. You know… take a break from their vacation to wear outfits for photos. Made everyone match. Stressed for weeks about coordinating the very shirts your kids spilled on 5 minutes before the session!! Haha…
I can definitely make babies smile & kids laugh. No problem…. Those are what I call “picture frame” photos. The photos and frames that over time blend into your pretty painted walls.

Me, I love messy, silly, awkward, not perfect smiles, eyes closed hysterically laughing, movement, moments in time that will relight that glow inside of your heart after years and years. Remark your memories of the wind, sand between the toes, and the warm sun…. The wrinkles in your parents fingers, your babies eyelashes, your husbands wrinkle in his nose when he laughs… the hardcore details.

When this sweet boy is as tall as his mama and wraps HER up in a teenage sized hug, like she is doing to him in a few years… I promise these are the photos she will stop in the hallway to look at over and over again. The REAL moments.

So next time you do a session don’t stress about matching outfits, perfect curls, or what your kids are doing to their shirts. Yes that’s a stain.
Let me do my thing and you focus on soaking in the things you came to me for. Your photos & real time


All the love

Sometimes love shines brighter then anything else around. This was that sometimes & it was captured the way I saw it. Perfection. So. Much. Love!!!

I absolutely love this family! This was our second session together and I think I have them wrapped for life. We captured so many beautiful posed and candid moments that will last for years and years… forever. I can’t wait to capture more memories and watch their family grow!!

Photos are the only thing that can renew the details of your loved ones. “remember when baby Lily only had two teeth“ or “ remember how we looked at each other and laughed as hard as we could because the baby cracked her first smile”. Remember when?

Too many photos are never enough. Make sure you are in them too. They are the BEST gift you could your family and friends.

Excuse me while I go wrap a canvas with this gorgeousness!!!!

Oh the tickles!!

This family… these girls… this mom & dad!!! They where so much fun prompting to have fun. I gave ideas and the parents loved them. Well, maybe the kids loved them more… haha! I know these four had an amazing time & I just know mama is going to melt over this gallery. Moody sky’s. Sun flares. Slight breeze and all the feels….. what more could we want?!! Dreamy!!!

With beach photography I am quickly learning you never know what you are going to get. You just have to run with it. Crabs and all!!

The Wave Package
Smiles for life 🙂