Never a customer
As a photographer, you can’t book every single potential customer. So in this case the family decided to have other family members take the photos in the end.
I didn’t want them to have a bad experience so I listed the top things that they should do to help make the photos as good as possible, with amateurs shooting them. It obviously paid off for them and out of the blue, I got this heart warming email tonight.
“Nice to hear from you Doug. I think our pictures are pretty good. I just may send you a family Christmas card 🙂 We had a pleasant surprise when we got the pictures and realized that one of the best was the four grandkids under the pier. I think we got lucky with the lighting and they look really good. Thought you might want to know.
Thanks again for your special attention to us. We appreciate your advice, knowledge, professionalism, prompt replies and over-all courtesies.”
It’s moments like this that make me love my job!
Session Date: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
We LOVE Michelle and Doug. We had our first family session when my son was 7 months old in 2012. We have had family portraits with them ever since! They are so kind and caring. My son went through a period (of several years) where he did not like his picture being taken. They were able to work with him and make him smile. Michelle and Doug feel like they are apart of our family. We have an OBX picture wall in our living room with the pictures that Michelle and Doug took.
Session Date: October 23, 2017
We had a fantastic time taking pictures with Michelle. She was very patient and had a great eye for picking perfect spots for my daughter’s senior pictures. Highly recommend her!
Session Date: September 1st, 2017
I cannot say enough about the way Doug and Michelle run their business from the first touch until the pictures are ready to be released. They are both some of the friendliest people I’ve ever worked with and made sure to offer different options with the tricky Outerbanks weather. Michelle was a godsend for our family who has one child with special needs. She had a few tricks up her sleeve so that the shoot went perfectly well and the photos turned out amazing. We highly recommend them and will definitely book again should we find ourselves down in the South again.
Session Date: August 2015, August 2017, August 2018
We have been using Outer Banks Productions for the past few years to take our family portraits while we vacation in OBX. Hands down fantastic. Last years pictures were beyond what we expected. Michelle remembers us and our style. Her creativity and ability to personalize and capture our family and those special moments is priceless. So glad we found them and they are now part of our OBX tradition! Yes, I booked them back in the fall for our 2018 summer vacation. Can’t wait.
Session Dates: 05/2015, 05/2016, 05/2017, 06/2018
Over the past three years, Michelle and Doug of Outer Banks Productions have become more than just our favorite photographers. They have become family. Ever since using them for our OBX wedding, Michelle & Doug have taken family portraits of our ever growing family each year. The amount of fun my children have during these sessions is monumental and they now look forward to them each summer! The photographs are beautiful, perfectly staged and look so natural. I can’t imagine ever choosing anyone else for our family portrait sessions and will continue to do so as long as we spend summers in the OBX!
Session Date: July 2016
Michelle and her lovely girl, Abi, did our family portraits/engagement photos and despite the awful heat and wind the pictures turned out great even with fussy kids! Michelle took her time and we never felt rushed during the time 🙂 we aren’t the most photogenic bunch and we all loved our family pictures in our group 10! Thank you guys for being so wonderful and thoughtful and best of all patient with our crazy bunch! We used Michelle for our wedding photos too and it was the best decision! Extremely affordable and go above and beyond to get you everything you want.
Session Date: August 2017
We had so much fun during our photo session. Michelle was wonderful with the children (4 of them!), and she took so many candid shots, as well as the group poses. We have beautiful pictures to remind us of a great vacation. Thank you!
Session Date: April 15, 2012
The pictures are incredible!!! You did an awesome job!!!
Thanks so much!!!
Session Date: April 15, 2012
I am not sure what to say. The pictures are priceless!! Fantastic job! Some I even got a little teary-eyed! Thank you so much for capturing our memories!!!
Session Date: April 15, 2012
Michelle, I wanted to send you a thank you for a great ending memory to our vacation. When I suggested doing the family pictures, everyone was a little reluctant about doing it but decided to go along with it anyway! That night everyone said it was a lot of fun and you were very easy to work with. Thank you for capturing our families memories! Can you imagine what I will say when I actually see the pictures?? I look forward to seeing the finished product!! Take Care,
Chessie & Benny
Session Date: April 9, 2012
Michelle, We cannot tell you how happy we are with our engagement pictures. We immediately gave friends and family access to our proofs online and received so many compliments. You made us feel completely comfortable in front of the camera. Some of our favorite shots were ones we didn’t even know you were taking. You were able to truly capture our love for each other and make that such a memorable day for us. The other brides on the beach that day saw how much fun we were having and all wanted to know who you were. We can’t wait to see you and Doug at the wedding. We will definitely be using you two for all our OBX pictures. We are forever thankful!!