The Long Family l Hatteras Island/Outer Banks Family Beach Portrait Photographer

This wonderful family was staying down on Hatteras Island alllll the way at the end near the ferry. I have to say, I absolutely LOVE shooting on Hatteras Island. It is by far one of the most beautiful areas of the Outer Banks. Untouched beaches with beautiful dunes and very few people.

As fate would have it, they were forced to leave early (for the second or third time!!!) due to an oncoming hurricane. Luckily we were able to fit their session in the night before evacuation. It was like the calm before the storm. I was blessed with great light and awesome kids. One of my favorites elements to a session is when people bring props – like chairs or other items that mean a lot to them. I think it really adds to the photos. These guys had planned on doing some fun kite flying as a family for their pictures – but as nature would have it there wasn’t enough wind. Go figure, evacuated for a hurricane and not enough wind to fly the kite…haha. We managed to get a couple kite shots in before we gave up on the flying. They also had their super cute puppy with them – I love photographing the family pets. As a huge dog lover myself, I always welcome bringing along animals. 🙂

I also want to take a moment to point out their great clothing choices. They kept it classic, but with some fun too. I love the punch of color with mom’s top, and that dad and the boys are both wearing blue – but different shades. It’s totally possible to stay classic with your beach portraits, while still add some fun and color as well. Great choices guys!

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