Beach Portraits | Outer Banks

Postle Family in Nags Head, NC

non traditional beach portraits, fun beach portraits

We had originally planned our beach portraits in Nags Head for 7pm but considering the kiddos schedules we all decided 7am was the way to go.  All the kids were in great moods and we had the most gorgeous morning light coming up over the ocean!  They also had a beautiful stairwell and walkway surrounded with beach grass which made for a perfect backdrop!

There were 9 family members, so I photographed several groupings of them all together, the grandparents with the grandbabies, all the cousins, each family, the parents from each family and the kiddos from each family. We did some slightly more posed in the dunes with the dunes and water in their background as well as lots of them running and playing in the water.  We try to capture not only what each person looks like but their relationship to one another and their personalities.  The water was a bit cool but it didn’t seem to bother the kiddos too much!

We love blues and pastels when we’re shooting on the beach, the yellow sand and green grass are perfect compliments to the soft purples, blues, yellows or greens.


beach portraits

beach portraits


Sanderling Portraits | Sprinkler and Underwater Fun

Every Wednesday at 12:30

Candace Owens of Brooke Mayo Photographers photographs kids and families underwater and playing in the sprinkler at Sanderling Resort each Wednesday at 12:30 until the end of August.  Whether you’re looking to document your families vacation or for some fun summery photos for your holiday card, this is the perfect session!

The kids have a ball jumping in the water, showing off all their tricks and frolicking through the sprinkler chasing one another, it’s everything that summer is about!

Guests, locals and visitors welcome!  To sign up or for more information email


sanderling portraits


Senior Portraits | Kitty Hawk Pier

Outer Banks

senior portraits

We had the most beautiful evening for Baylee’s senior portraits at the Kitty Hawk Pier, the waves were rolling in and were so pretty crashing against the legs of the pier!  I love that she was happy to play in the ocean, a trash the dress session along with her senior portraits!

The red dress really stood out against the blue water, this is nothing like any of her friends at school in West Virginia will have for their portraits!  It’s such a fun and exciting time, graduating from high school and weighing all the options the world has to offer, a bit overwhelming as I recall but the first time when everything isn’t laid out in front of you.




senior portraits


Corolla Underwater Portraits


Corolla Underwater Portraits    outer banks fun photographer    cool outer banks photographer   non traditional outer banks photographer

I had the best time photographing this funfabulous family on the beach and underwater in Corolla, NC.  Their mom, Samantha, is so creative! She brought so many fun props including pirate swords, shields, a surfboard and the cutest outfits for the kiddos!  I love how Noah was duck diving in the pool, talented little fella!

The next morning they were going to the Pirate Ship in Manteo so the foam swords got them super excited for their adventure!

Corolla Underwater Portraits


Newborn Portraits | Manteo, NC

Baby Fiona

newborn portraits, outer banks baby photography

Cheryl, the owner of the adorable Roanoke Bungalows, invited me over to photograph her son, Cameron and his beautimus wifey and their brand new beebster.  Everything was so elegant, soft and beautiful!  The setting couldn’t have had more gorgeous light, flowers or greenery, not to mention the prettiest family you could ask for!

Sweet Fiona wore little ruffle bottoms and a big pink bow which made my heart smile.  She had a head full of beautiful brown hair which stuck straight up once the bow came off, adorable!


newborn portraits

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