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The Sharp Family- Outer Banks Photographers

We had a gorgeous day for a family beach portrait session in Corolla, NC. We had a wonderful day in May for our session. It was sunny, warm and just a little windy. The ocean was beautiful that day. We were able to get a lot of reflection shots in the sand at the waters edge.

Here are some pictures of our Outer Banks beach portrait session.

Zak Carova Beach Family Portraits

I met up with Megan at the Twiddy office in Corolla. We had family portraits scheduled for an evening session with her family in the Carova area of Corolla,NC. It is always such a nice drive up the beach. The portrait session took place in September so the beach was pretty clear and the horses were out roaming that day. They didn’t visit us during our session but at least we got to admire them on the way to the house.
Including the boyfriends they had 23 people in their group. It was quite a windy day but we were able to work around it.

Duck Family Beach Portraits Meling Family

We were so fortunate to work with the Meling family again this year. It has been so wonderful to see everyone over the years. They traveled from Raleigh,NC for their vacation in Duck this year.
This part of Duck doesn’t have very good sand dunes so most of the pictures were taken in front of the water or walking down the beach. Often, when we start a portrait session, we have everyone pose in the dunes with the sea oats in the background. When the sun goes down and gets softer, we do portraits in front of the water. This helps keep everyone from squinting. Thankfully, it was an overcast day which was wonderful for the pictures.
I love that the Meling family avoided the traditional colors and picked their favorite team colors for their portrait session.  We had a lot of fun with this family. I can’t wait until next time!

Rodanthe Family Beach Portraits

We were so thankful to work with such a great group this past summer. The Kelly family stayed in the Rodanthe area of the Outer Banks. We were scheduled to shoot their portraits on a beautiful evening in July the week after the big fireworks. We love the lighting that occurs right before sunset-it’s so beautiful!

We try to schedule our sessions 1.5 hours to 2 hours before sunset to capture the best lighting. The evening is a wonderful time because most people are off of the beach and the beach cools down after a long hot day. We were able to take some many wonderful portraits that night. I wish we could share them all with you. Here is a small sample from their beautiful Rodanthe family portrait session.

:)If you always wanted to know how to say Rodanthe it is pronounced: RowDanThee

 

Rainy Duck Family Beach Portraits

We had a wonderful family visiting the Duck,NC area on the Outer Banks in August of 2014. Unfortunately, the rain threw a wrench in our plans to do beach portraits. We did get the opportunity to run out to the beach during a break in the rain and get the group photo, grand parent and grand kids and then the matriarch and patriarch photo. Unfortunately, the rain kicked in and we had to run off the beach. We did try to wait it out but the rain just kept building in and didn’t stop till the sun was down.

It would be great if we could stay out when it rained. The only problem is that the equipment gets wet (and ruined) and it often gets dark from cloud cover when it is raining. The water spots show up on everyone’s clothes and hair gets unmanageable and can look greasy or wet in the photos. The family’s house was not waterfront and it was quite small inside so we took the photos on the deck of the club house that was by the beach access. It was very important to get family photos and we had fun doing it. The rain couldn’t keep this family or photographer down!