We're known as the Hedgepeths, but you can call us THE FIVE WAVES

I can tell you right now that you haven't met anyone quite like this bunch. We're a family made up of a very Type B husband with a very Type A wife that got lucky enough to have what we call "Type C" kids...they're the weirdest and most fickle mix of both of us. As much as you would think a Type A woman would follow only logical decisions and well thought out plans and processes... it's been proven by the leaps of faith and bold moves that this little mama has a wild and INSPIRED side that has kept this family feeling adventurous since day one. The way we've shared this journey has inspired so many others and our most asked about topics include: sharing our journey of growing a family and business concurrently, living a simpler life, using Dave Ramsey's practices, decluttering and living with less material items, coping with losing family to drug addiction, making the bold move to the Outer Banks from a life we had grown elsewhere and choosing HAPPINESS and braveness post car-accident. We aren't perfect. Sometimes we argue and some days we are sad. We make mistakes and we get back up again. We don't think we're more special than the next family, but we think most families and people generally don't realize how incredible they are and the potential they have to create a BETTER LIFE for themselves...and that's why we're here to inspire and motivate others to

live happy!

BOSS OF THE HOUSE
MERMAID MAMA
Creator of lists on lists

amanda hedgepeth

I'm 5 feet tall and an excellent climber of all the things for a good angle. And I have a step stool in my car just in case. But mostly, I end up on Mike's shoulders :)

I will color code anything and ALL the things. I'll even color code things for you. And don't worry, I'll laminate it nicely for you when I'm done. 
#TypeArepresent

I would do anything for these people. They inspire me, fight over me and kiss me way more often than I deserve...but I sure am thankful for every second with them.

Talk to me about sea glass, Nicholas Sparks movies, marsh grass, salt air, being okay with sand in your car + home, windchimes and we're already friends.

Our favorite local treats are coffee from Front Porch Cafe and everything bagels from Barrier Island Bagels...it's like Christmas every single time! 

If you have come here looking for a cool person to work with, you are not in the right place. If you are okay with real life and charmingly awkward, I'm your girl.

I have an embarrassing tutorial on the blog about how to do my bun you see above. I am not a hair blogger but people sure do love this bun enough to ask, lol!

We often are asked about the necklace with our girls names. It's from one of the sweetest local businesses around, All Washed Up Jewelry!

GIRL DAD 
SECOND SHOOTER
STAR WARS NERD

mike hedgepeth

I'm [way] taller than Amanda yes, I do let her climb me some weddings. I'm loving getting to be a part of this business with the woman I fell in love with ten years ago. 

Rest assured, brides...I'm really good at hanging the wedding dress for a good dress shot. I treat my daughter's princess dresses with equal caution at home. 

I'm the designated transportation for all the girls in the house. Even Amanda. It's always, carry me! Carry me! No carry me! 

Before becoming a second shooter + working in insurance, I worked on a golf course for 10 years. I can happily be your cart guy on wedding day. 

girl dad 
second shooter
sTAR WARS NERD

mike hedgepeth

We live for

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our sweet pups

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I was told when I started my business that you shouldn't start your family at the same time, one thing at a time...your business is your baby. That wasn't going to work for me...I didn't like the idea that I couldn't have both.  When she was born ... I knew I had given birth to my absolute best friend. She's brilliant, she's ambitious, extremely Type A and her creativity sometimes shocks us... think crazy colorful artist mixed with nifty engineer! It's unreal!! Proud of you baby girl!! :)

It's hard to sum up this free spirit in a paragraph. Ellie is classic middle child in so many ways and has been charming us since she was born almost four years ago. You can't get a better hug and kiss from anyone else, she's SUCH a pro and when her little arms are wrapped around your neck you KNOW she loves you and you feel it and it just takes you somewhere else because it's like heaven! The best "middle mermaid" we could have ever hoped for! 

Named after the song "Autumn" by Ben Rector..her soul matches that melody so well. Light and airy and inspiring. THAT is our baby girl. This kid has been smiling literally since the day she was born. She's SUPER fast and watching her run is stressful, LOL! I love her little eyebrow flexed expressions & her silly voices she makes so that we'll laugh at her. Autumn Jean you inspire our hearts to love more deeply and to enjoy life WELL! 

oh you don't already know? we roll with a posse better know as

the mermaid mafia

like a super sweet and
small and sparkly mafia

autumn

ellie

camryn