Nags Head, NC l Outer Banks Family Beach Portraits

These guys are possibly my favorite family to photograph! Rebecca is my best friend, she’s been my partner in crime for a long time. It’s bad when kids know that you practically have a camera as an extension of your hand. Ella proudly announces to everyone that her “Aunt Courtney” is a photographer. And Landon? Well, when he sees “honeybun” (not sure how he came up with that name for me??) pull out the camera I’m pretty sure I hear a groan. Yeah, they haven’t had a lens pointed at them since birth or anything. 😉

I LOVE photographing people I know, especially friends. Rebecca’s husband is one of FIVE kids, all married with kids of their own. Rebecca has a great group of sister-in-laws who graciously have adopted me as part of the family. They are great friends and I don’t think I laugh harder than when I’m with them all. You’ve seen Karen’s session before, and Stacey’s is coming up. Photographing so many families related to each other poses a challenge to come up with something unique in our small town year after year. Their family gathering is nuts. They have TEN kids in the immediate family.

It had been several years since we’d done Becca’s family at the beach, so we opted for that this year. Can I just say that Becca is like Marth Stewert – and she’s such a planner. I just want to take her session and do a whole blog post on “what to wear for your OBX beach portraits” because she perfectly coordinated her family. They stuck with the traditional color pallet, without doing “khaki pants/white shirts”. You’ll notice they all wore a different variation, and I have to give her props for getting Daniel into a pair of linen pants.

We chose one of the best spots on the Outer Banks for photography – Coquina Beach in South Nags Head.

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