Outer Banks Newborn Portraits | Harvest at Sanctuary Vineyards

Peachy Pie


It’s harvest over here at Sanctuary Vineyards, that means the grapes are super sweet, the winery is bustling, everyone is working long hours picking, sorting, and crushing the grapes  making sure the wine is as wonderful as possible!  This is one of the few vineyards that hasn’t been picked yet and we wanted to celebrate Peaches first harvest!

We pulled the nets up, removed the tubes that keep the birds from getting in and hung her in a hammock from the trellis.  You can’t see Candace but she’s right behind her holding her up to make sure she is super safe!

She’s just about 6 weeks old and is the sweetest little chunky monkey.  She recently started taking a paci which Poppy never did and boy do we love it!  She kept trying to suck her thumb which we try to deter since one day we can take the paci away but not her thumb!  Although Poppy and Peaches look quite a bit alike, so far, they have much different personalities, although, they are both quite determined!


Outer Banks newborn portraits

Outer Banks Newborn Portraits

  • Sarie - Hee hee. So sweet! Yay, peaches!

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Outer Banks Boudoir | Sanderling Resort

OBX Sassy Buns


We had gorgeous sun and a few raindrops for our sassybuns boudoir shoot at the Sanderling Resort in Duck, NC.

Our lady here is a real cowgirl!  Even though we had sexy lingerie and such, this outfit fit her personality best and was our favorite!

Outer Banks Boudoir

This shoot was a gift for her brand spankin’ new husband! I hope he enjoys them!

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Fun Gender Reveal | Outer Banks

Outer Banks Under Water Gender Reveal

Ben and Frieda are expecting their third baby in January!  We’ve photographed them since their first pregnancy, and it’s so fun to see this family grow (and keep growing!)!

Frieda and Ben were on the fence about finding out the gender, since they already have a boy and a little girl.  But curiousity won and she handed over the sealed envelope containing baby’s gender to Brooke Mayo Photographers!

We had a few possible choices for the reveal, non of which we’ve ever tried under water, so we picked out favorite (silly string) to try first, since this one would be the reveal.  We also loaded little water guns with food dye and had them shoot at each other!  After a few frames, it looked like a shark attack!

gender reveal

IT’S A GIRL!!!!!

Austin was a bit disappointed he wasn’t getting a brother, but there were cupcakes afterward and all was well.

Cannot wait to meet your new little lady!


  • Frieda - Love them! And love team candace and Brooke! You are both so creative and fun! You are also so wonderful to our expanding family, even to know Austin would need cupcakes to soothe his disappointment.

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Senior Portraits | Outer Banks


Senior Portraits

Kenzie blows me away, she is such a talented and motivated young lady and all smiles!  She adores her horse, Abby, as well as soccer and dance.   She has such a gentle and kind spirit, you can’t help but feel relaxed and happy when you’re around her.  I can’t wait to see where the world is going to take her!

Her parent’s are so supportive and  just from what I saw, they stay on top of her but give her freedom and responsibility.  I hope to learn from them and have Poppy learn from Kenzie as much as possible.  Everyday poses so many parenting challenges, it helps to be able to observe other families you admire and be able to pull from each one of them different things that you learn.

Kenzie also teaches horse back riding in Currituck. If you’re looking for a teacher, she is phenomenal!!

Congratulations Kenzie, as you have already proven,  you can do anything you put your mind to!

Senior Portraits

We went to the Kitty Hawk Pier to play after we spent time at Sanctuary Vineyards and their horse farm, she was up for anything! I love her frolicking in the ocean!!



OBX Senior Portraits | Sanderling Resort

Britton is Graduating!

OBX senior portraits


Britton graduates UNCW in December of this year, she just got back from studying business abroad in Germany, and she wanted to celebrate such a fun and exciting time in her life! I can’t imagine how hard she has had to work to get to where she is!  I know her parent’s are beyond proud of all her motivation and accomplishments!

It was a cool blustery morning at Sanderling Resort in Duck, NC but the perfect fall weather made the shoot!  It blew her hair perfectly, took her cap a sailin’ and made the pool feel super warm!  She brought the cutest props, balloons, her cap, flowers, a chalk board with her graduation date, and of course several adorable outfits!

OBX senior portraits

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