Tag Archives: Family Beach Portraits

Nags Head Family Photography

We were able to capture some great moments from a wonderful family portrait session from last June. The beginning of June is such a wonderful time for beach portraits. There is only a small amount of visitors this time of year due to kids still being in school. The weather is so beautiful and the beaches are fairly empty. We shot their family portraits in Nags Head,NC on the beach. They chose Jeans with a mixture of blues and whites. I love how the colors looked when they were staggered.

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!

Corolla Family Beach Portraits Photographers

The Hensinger family was visiting the Corolla area of the Outer Banks all the way from Massachusetts.  They had a large group of 18 people. Eight of them were some of the cutest little ones. As we were taking pictures of the kids I wish I could have captured a good photo of the adults behind me jumping up and down.
The family chose a traditional white and khaki look for their family beach portraits. We were able to take pictures with the dunes in the background as well as with the ocean in the background. We were blessed with such a beautiful sky and the kids did a wonderful job. Bribery can work wonders when working with lots of little kids;)
This was truly a wonderful session.

Nags Head Family Beach Portraits

We were so fortunate to work with the Kilmer family in 2012 and then work with them again in 2014. A lot of our loyal customers return yearly or bi-yearly to help document how their family has grown. There is no better time to do it than during family vacation. Everyone is happy and having fun and they are in a beautiful place.

The Kilmer family stayed in a gorgeous house in The Village of Nags Head right on the beach. The portrait session was right before sunset. It was perfect weather and lighting for our beach portrait session.
The families each chose a color that worked with their family group. They also had a change of clothes to celebrate the Untied States soccer team during the Olympic Games. Fun was had by all on the beach kicking around the soccer ball. They even recreated the “biting” scene during their session. I wish I could show all the great photos from this fun family portrait session.