Skeatti and Meatball’s first trip to the beach l Personal

Last month while we were getting snow in Virginia, we snuck off to Nags Heads on a random trip to just get away….and boy was it needed. This trip was special, not because it was just a trip to the beach, or my favorite place EVER, but because I realized Skeatti and Meatball have never been to the beach. Yes I know I am that crazy dog mom, but these are rescues and I may or may not have a bucket list for them now as I feel like they should get to enjoy as much life as they can with me as well. I do not have children so these rescued pugs are my spoiled rotten kids, plus they are uber cute, but I’m also partial. 🙂 🙂 

 I mean seriously it doesn’t get much cuter than that!!!! And yes it’s going on the wall in a large print.
 Life is all about the little details
 Skeatti: “huh mom” Meatball: “enough I can’t take it anymore”
 And there goes little brat trying to eat everything…..
 The simple beauty of Nags Head always amazes me and has a sense of calming 🙂

Lauren and Ben’s Nags Head, NC Engagement Session

I first met Lauren and Ben at a wedding I was shooting last October. Ben seemed to be really quiet and myself and Lauren clicked instantly, I mean who would love someone in bright blue platform wedge heels, right?

Lauren’s nicknamed Diva, and that is how I know her. She is a bright, bubbly, colorful, beautiful woman that dances to the beat of her own drum, and I just love her to pieces. We planned out this engagement session months ago, from the accessories to the locations it was planned. The day of this engagement session was rather windy, but I knew they could rock it.

I didn’t want the normal just on the beach pictures for Lauren, I wanted something different and something that you don’t see very often. So we planned to do part of their session inside of the Bodie Island lighthouse, and I couldn’t be more happy with the result of these, even though we had to listen and follow the dang tour just to go inside.

Thank you so much Lauren and Ben for sharing this evening with me in Nags Head, it was definitely a pleasure. I am so looking forward to your bridal session and your May wedding. 🙂



 LOVE her ring!!!

 The greatest catch of his life!!! 🙂


 Oh Dive, get it!!
 Love this with the fish hooks.

 Isn’t she the cutest?!?!?!

 Diva you are stunning!

 It was VERY windy on top of the lighthouse, but they were troopers.

 Model status!