Hi! I'm Amanda Hedgepeth
Mom, wife, photographer, Outer Banks local and cheerleader at heart forever. Living in a cozy salt box on the water. I started a family and a creative business at the same time ten years ago and inspired hundreds of other women to believe they could do the same. But, not all of my story is "pretty" and I believe deeply in making your mess your message. Want to know more? Keep reading below!
You can imagine it's not often I get the chance to speak, I'm in a house full of very loud and wild women...but I wouldn't have it any other way. I am a proud nerd and I love Star Wars, gaming and illustrating in my sketchbook any spare minute I get. I also take commissions for home and beach cottage illustrations and love hearing the stories behind the properties. I grew up in Franklin, Virginia and found my way to Norfolk by way of Old Dominion University where I got my degree just to work in a completely different field after graduation. I'm an extroverted introvert, a proud dad and husband, a homebody and video gamer when my girls will calm down and let me get a minute, lol. No but really, I am a lucky guy. I love this life we've built together and am grateful for every day on the Outer Banks with my ladies.
It's not a hyperbole to assume we will ALL be working FOR this girl some day! 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!! Cammy has been speaking articulately since she was barely over a year old and it's both freaky and impressive, LOL! Lego and Pokemon and solar system obsessed and is ALWAYS on a mission to do the right thing and serve justice, haha! LOVE YOU BIG GIRL!
The best sentence to describe this girl: EASY TO LOVE. Ellie is classic middle child in so many ways and has been charming us since she was born six 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! She is obsessed with "being fancy" and loves accessories and getting all dolled up. Her favorite subject is "kindness" and you can't get much sweeter than that!
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 are FREAKING WILD! We love every second of your weirdness and you'll always be a baby to us in this family!