Tag Archives: Outer Banks Photographers

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.

Ocracoke Engagement Photography Session

I love going to Ocracoke. There is just something so peaceful and tranquil about this little island. I love when people call us up and say “Do you go to Ocracoke?” I am always hoping and praying their date is not already booked! I was so excited when we booked Monica & Rob for their engagement session!

My Mom and I took the ferry over to Ocracoke rather early in the day. We went and had an AMAZING lunch at Dajio’s.  It is a lovely little place with amazing food and a wonderful ambiance. We trekked through town and stopped at all the little stores. Then I left Mom in town to shop and relax while I met Rob and Monica for their engagement session at the beach.

Monica & Rob were visiting from NJ. They were enjoying a weekend away in a gorgeous place. I tried to talk them into photos in town but they just loved the beach. They were happy having all of their photos there. It was a bit windy that day but, it was gorgeous!

We had an amazing session! Afterwards we relaxed in town eating dinner at the Jolly Roger Pub, listening to live music and watching the sunset. It was the perfect day!