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Welcome to Outer Banks Family Portraits!

Contact us for our current sale ending July 15, 2018

Outer Banks Productions offers the options that everyone asks for:

1. No sitting fees or disk charges.
2. You receive the rights to make your own prints.
3. You receive your high-res images on disk or download.
4. You receive free mileage from Corolla to Hatteras.
5. Your images are skillfully color corrected on a calibrated monitor.
6. You receive free on-line viewing for three months.
7. We offer packages that are available with and without prints.
8. Digital downloading of your images is available.

 

What we offer:

  • We can come to your location or suggest one near you. (Corolla to the southern tip of Hatteras Island)
  • Simple, all inclusive pricing with no hidden sitting fees! Groups 1-40 people are no problem.
  • We offer two packages to choose from and both include high resolution images and permission to make prints! Your final images will not have watermarks. The two package options either include prints or no prints.
  • Michelle and Douglas always offer a really fun photo session, even when the kids are acting up 😉
  • Each sessions is 1 hour to 1.5 hours long depending on your group size.
  • We always shoot the large group, the smaller groups and if requested, individual shots.
  • We save every morning for backup time slots.
  • We offer free milage from the northern beaches of Corolla (4×4 area), south to the southern point of Hatteras Island.
  • You can forever make your own prints though our lab or your favorite lab by using our letter of permission.
  • We offer free online image viewing for several months, once your images are edited. You can also share this link with friends and family anywhere.
  • You can mix and match any print package so all of the prints in your package can be different, if you like.
  • For final delivery of your images, we have a download option or a DVD can be sent to you for free.
  • We offer additions DVD disks at a very reasonable price and very reasonable shipping!
  • All past customers will receive 10% off for life unless we run a better sale.

Why we are the different than other photographers:

  • Well first of all, we have no sitting fees! Besides our 14 years of experience of shooting almost 800 family portrait sessions, the biggest advantage of choosing Outer Banks Production is that we give you a professional experience with just one price and that’s it. We hate sitting fees and all the hidden additional charges that many other photographers charge. Do understand that with all these pricing models, it’s also very hard to compare your total cost so take your time and try to figure it all out!
  • We listen well and we always look forward to all of your special shot requests.
  • We are very pet and prop friendly! (We love pets & props!)
  • We offer the best image editing on the OBX, using color corrected monitors and finely tuned custom filters!
  • We always offer candid shots as a bonus as long as time allows.
  • No other photography company knows the OBX local weather like we do. Being experienced pilots, our short term weather prediction strategies yields us a 99.99% success rate with every session each year. (That’s really true and really good!)

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What to wear for your family portrait session

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Outer Banks Photographers Capture Large Group Family Beach Portraits

Outer Banks Productions loves to photograph large family reunions, weddings and large groups on the beach from Cape Hatteras to Carova, NC
Our sessions for larger groups run one and a half hours. Please see our Packages page for more detail.

 

Outer Banks Family Beach Portraits- What to wear

We have great tips, ideas and lots of photos of what to wear for your Outer Banks family portrait session! As a photographer, we get a lot of questions about family portraits. What should we wear? What should we bring and what should we expect? We often say bring laughter and happiness, wear what’s comfortable and a smile and expect to have fun! Sometimes that isn’t enough of an answer. I have some great tips below to make your beach portrait experience amazing and fun!

Please click here for our updated article on what to wear and lots of photo examples!

What to wear:
Often khaki pants or blue jeans with a white or blue shirt look great. But you are not limited to this. It is ok to be creative. Keep the size of your group in mind when choosing what to wear.

Here are some ideas for what to wear:
-Have a different color for each family. This is great for group photos that involve more than one family.
-Females wear one color and the males wear another.
-Just coordinate the shirt color and wear the bottoms you would like.
-Coordinate the men in the family and allow the women to dress in dresses or outfits that compliment them.
-Wear a special family vacation shirt.
-Bring a change of clothes for the individual family portraits sessions. You can change after the group photo is taken. Make sure it is something that you can quick change into in case there are no places to change at the shoot and so you don’t lose a lot of time.
-Dress in your best casual wear (try to avoid competing patterns). Wear colors that look good on you. Choose colors from the same color palette. Example choose from blues or greens but don’t state a specific tone. Also choose something easy to pose in.
– Wear the same colors
-Not all the pictures need to be formal. Add some fun to your shots. Cowboy hats, sunglasses, feather boas and funny glasses are a few suggestions.
-Wear Santa hats for that Christmas card in the winter 🙂
-Bring props- football, musical instrument, surfboards, etc…
-Bring a change of clothes. Large groups should try to be as efficient as possible so you don’t lose a lot of time.

Babies and children:
Change of clothes- dressy and casual or a princess outfit, costumes, etc…
Blanket- for hot sand and those who don’t like sand as well as for infants.
Babies/infants- Cute baskets to sit in (large), sit on toys (rocking horse, etc…)
*Toys- shovel & bucket, dump truck, special toys, etc… Also, bring a small toy for a family member or the photographer to shake for the small children so they will focus in the direction of the camera.
A favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal
Beach chair-kid size
Hat and sunglasses
Santa hats
Be creative!

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Family portrait photo with pastels.

This is a group shot of several families that all decided to show each family with its own beautiful colors.

 

Simple family portrait photo.

This family decided to go for simple and comfortable.

 

Family portrait photo with nice patterns.

Although patterns are not always recommended, this family really found a happy mix and found patterns that were rather large and easy to photograph.

 

Young child portait with head ornament and stuffed animal.

Just a fun head ornament and a simple stuffed animal made this shot an instant classic.

 

Family portrait photo with nice red color.

We do not see this very often but this family decided to use color to make a wonderful portrait!

 

Friends and family work portraits.

This group works together. The shirts and hats are from their company. They then changed clothing for their individual family portraits.

 

Classic children family portraits with classic white and khaki

A perfect example of classic family portrait attire! And they were very happy to change and get back into their bathing suits!

 

Classic casual family portrait with white and denim.

If you are really casual, here is a great example of what to wear.

 

You just can’t go wrong with super fun and beachy colors!

 

Children

Hat, $10.00. Blanket, $15.00, photo on the beach with seagulls too? Priceless!

 

Classic light colors for family portraits.

Classic is classic for a reason. You just can never go wrong with this clothing scheme.

 

Bright red surfboard prop for family portraits.

You tell me how cool the surfboard prop is?

 

Family portrait photo with white, blue, navy and accents.

This creative family went with a lighter blue for the men and navy blue for the women. The children had white with blue accents and this was a perfect portrait!

 

Child portrait with hat, vest and teddy bear.

A simple hat, vest-like top, and good old teddy bear.

 

Child portrait with hat.

Child portrait with an adorable hat.

 

Child portrait without hat.

Do you now agree that a hat can change everything?

 

Family portrait with jeans and white shirts.

This is the way to go when the subjects are classy and casual!

 

Family portrait that is well thought out with pastels, whites and beige.

With some really good thought, this family went with a mix of colors and accented the youngest children. Totally beautiful and timeless!

 

Family portait with adirondack chair.

This family went above and beyond and brought out an Adirondack chair to the beach for a simple and loving portrait.

 

Classic white family portrait

Classic white family portrait.

 

Family portrait photo of youth in black and white.

This group did it so simple and it turned out wonderful!

 

Multi family portrait with each family in different colors.

This is a multi-family group wanted a group photo on the stairs of the house and a repeat on the beach. They were color coordinated per family.

 

Family portrait at the Whale Head Club, all in classic white.

You just can’t go wrong with white for family portraits!

 

Children portraits with props adds a lot to the photo!

If you have young children, bring nice, new colorful props. You won’t regret it!

 

Children portraits with props adds a lot to the photo!

If you have young children, bring nice, new colorful props. You won’t regret it!

 

Children portraits with props adds a lot to the photo!

If you have young children, bring nice, new colorful props. You won’t regret it!

 

Children portraits with props adds a lot to the photo!

If you have young children, bring nice, new colorful props. You won’t regret it!

 

Family portraits photo with hats.

This family added the blue bow-ties for fun. They took them off and then took more images without the blue accents.

 

Family portrait photo with cowboy hats.

This family had fun bringing hats. Yeehaw!!!

 

Family portrait photo in the winter with fun colors and warm clothes.

This couple had their images done in the winter. They both enjoy the outdoors. They were able to coordinate colors very nicely.