Beth’s Outer Banks Senior Portraits were one for the books! We had the most gorgeous day at the Bodie Island Lighthouse and Coquina Beach. It can be hard for a girl outside…wind, bugs, sand….but she handled it all with ease! We started our session at the Bodie Island Lighthouse – on the porch of the light keepers house, before venturing down the old wooden walkway. From there we headed across the street to Coquina Beach, which is absolutely without a doubt my most favorite beach for photographing! The night was gorgeous with some of the best golden light! Perfect for tucking into the dunes. Beth opted for three different outfits, each one perfect for the setting. I love dresses, but it’s always a smart idea to have a shorts/pants option – especially on the beach! She couldn’t have made better choices. I loved getting to spend time with her and her mom out on the beach and know she has a bright future ahead!
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I loved getting to work with this sweet family at Coquina Beach in Nags Head last week for their Outer Banks Beach Portraits! Their little one is quite possibly the cutest guy ever! So full of personality and laughter – it’s sessions like this that make me really love my job. We could not have had a more gorgeous night to play on the beach and capture their vacation memories!
Jeff and his family were one of my first beach portraits for the season this year! With bad weather looming we were able to juggle some days around and get their photos done the night they arrived in town. It could not have been a more gorgeous night for their Outer Banks Beach Portraits! Their session took place at one of my favorite spots – Coquina Beach in South Nags Head. It is THE perfect spot for OBX Beach Portraits, and so glad they opted to make the drive there. Rolling dunes, blue sky, and gorgeous water – the perfect trifecta for a gorgeous evening of beach portraits!
We started their session up near the dunes, incorporating a mixture of family photos as well as just some of mom & dad, and just the kids. We even managed to get their sweet pup into some photos, and despite all the distractions of the beach she did AMAZING and was the perfect poser for photos! I love when people incorporate their pets into their session, and always welcome sweet puppies on the beach!
Lauren & Devin’s Outer Banks Wedding is what beach wedding dreams are made of. Beautiful blue skies, a slight breeze, and the best group of guests you could ask for!
Prior to their Corolla North Carolina Wedding, I got the chance to work with Lauren & Devin at their Whalehead Club Engagement Session. Their sweet dog, Francesca, stole my heart – and these two right along with her! They are the sweetest, most easy-going couple, and we couldn’t be more grateful to have been there to capture their day. If there is one thing that I noticed about their families, it’s that once you’re in – you’re in forever! This was not the first OBX Wedding for Lauren’s family, as her sister was also married on the beach a few years ago! Once again enlisting the help of coordinator, Brenda, their day could not have been more perfect.
I arrived to find Devin and his guys all searching YouTube for instructions on how to tie a bowtie. Typical..ha! I left them in the capable hands of Sara, and headed off the find the girls. Thankfully they must be good at instructions because they figured it out and looked so handsome! Seersucker. Bowties. Yes Please!Fresh from Lovies Salon, Lauren and her girls looked amazing! I quickly got to work on photographing the details, and before we knew it…it was time to get the dress on! Lauren’s Allure Bridal Gown was stunning – I’m a little biased because I too was an Allure Bride! They are my favorite! The rest of their day was filled with love and a whole lot of laughter!
I’m so thankful these two picked me to tell their love story!
CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE: Summer Moon // COORDINATION: To Have & To Hold OBX // CATERING: Black Pelican // HAIR & MAKEUP: Lovies Salon // TENT & RENTALS: Ocean Atlantic Event Rentals // CAKE: Icing On the Cakes // CEREMONY SETUP: I Do OBX Chairs // DJ: Coastal DJ // FLORALS: Flower Gallery at Harris Teeter //
Based on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and available for travel Worldwide, Courtney Hathaway provides Destination Wedding Photography for the Joyful, Romantic & Adventurous Couple.