Kill Devil Hills Wedding | Michaela & Chris

Sprinkles, Fireworks and Fringe!

Nags Head Beach Wedding

Chis and Michaela decided on a destination wedding on the Outer Banks.  The couple is from NYC and spent the week longing with family in a big beach house in Kill Devil Hills, NC.

Candace met with them earlier in the week and they had a fun sunrise engagement session.

We fell in love with the couple’s engagement rings!  The have each other’s fingerprints engraved on their wedding bands!  Such a neat idea!  I can’t help but think of the generations to come, and their amazement at seeing the fingerprints being passed down through generations.

Nags Head Beach Wedding

Michaela and Chris had their own unique style as they walked down the aisle.  Renee Landry Events set up the pews on the beach for their intimate wedding.  Bouquets, head wreaths, and boutonnieres all smelled lovely with the lavender and rosemary intertwined.

Nags Head Beach Wedding

Nags Head Beach Wedding

Michaela’s sis is an absolute hoot!  She kept us cracking up throughout the evening, and her maid of honor song was incredible!  No shyness there!

Nags Head Beach Wedding

Nags Head Beach Wedding

The wedding guests all surprised the couple mid-way through the reception by wearing fringed Outer Banks t-shirts!  Everyone had different designs, and came out during the first dance with sparklers.  A neighbor (no doubt a tourist) down the street just so happened to be lighting off fireworks at the same time as first dance!  As illegal as it may be, they had impeccable timing!

We had checked radar, and were expecting rain, with dodged us completely, until first dance.  We had just a few sprinkles which held the light gorgeously!

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Dawn’s Kitchen came to the beach cottage, catered and bartended the evening. Everyone was thrilled with the dinner and especially the icecream bar and Duck Donuts!  The groom is notorious for his love of bacon, and Dawn made sure to have bacon at every course!  From salad to dessert, there was pork everywhere!

Thanks for having us!!

Many Congrats to you two!


Engagement session | Kill Devil Hills

Sunrise beach portraits

Michaela and Chris are from NYC and having their Outer Banks Destination wedding this week.  While they’re here, we scheduled an engagement session at their rental house in Kill Devil Hills.  We had a beautiful sunrise over the ocean.  It was a bit steamy, so afterwards, they jumped in the pool!  Love the playfulness!  Can’t wait for the wedding!


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Outer Banks Engagement | Corolla

OBX vacation surprises!


So exciting photographing Kaylee and Brad! They are newly engaged to be married, as in- he proposed the DAY BEFORE!!!

The couple live in New Jersey and have been together for four and a half years.  They had planned an OBX vacation and Brad thought it the perfect time to pop the question!  He woke Kaylee up at 5:30 am for a sunrise walk with their pup and a bottle of champagne.  Once they were on the beach, Brad dropped down on one knee and Kaylee said she was too busy to answer because she was running around and jumping!

We met at their rental house in Corolla.  We manage to fit in the most beautiful shoot in between complete downpours!  It stopped raining just a few minutes before shooting and we had beautiful skies and sand reflections.  Once we finished on the beach, we didn’t make it back into the house before the bottom fell out again!





Congrats you two!!




Nags Head Beach Portraits | Three Little Tunas

Beach family nuggles


Nags Head Beach Portraits

These beach babes were melting my heart with their big blue eyes and blonde locks!  Laughter, snuggling, and playing are a few of my favorite things!

We met the Bryant family while they are staying in their vacation home in Nags Head.  Such a gorgeous family!

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Colleen hearts Amy | Corolla

Intimate Outer Banks Wedding


Colleen and Amy were wed this week in Corolla, NC.  They have been together for sixteen years and share two beautiful girls, Kasey and Dani.  They rented a private sound front home, and invited close friends and family.



Bells and Whistles set up the ceremony site on the sound.  Simple and elegant, with lots of privacy.


Colleen and Amy had a few signature drinks, including the Wild Pony White from Sanctuary Vineyards.



Before walking down the aisle, one of their great friends stood and gave a beautiful speech about the couple’s life together, and the meaning of marriage, ending with Justice Kennedy’s closing remarks.


The family stood, joining hands the entire ceremony. Kasey and Dani, circled by so much love.




After the ceremony, the girls wanted to take a moment to themselves with a kayak trip in the sound.


When the got back, a little wet anyway, they decided to jump in the pool!!! We’d talked about this in a previous email, so I was ready with the underwater housing and weight belt.



Of course the girls wanted to jump in with their Mom and Momma.




Congrats ladies, all four of you!


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