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Jordan and Nate’s Ahoskie Wedding

Jordan and Nate where supposed to get married at the First Colony Inn on May 23 of this year but the COVID had other plans.  With everything going on they decided to just go ahead and have the wedding at the bride’s dad’s house in Leesboro, NC.  They had the same large wedding they wanted with no one having to travel and put a tent up for an outside affair.  They blended a color scheme of blue and pink and the florals were amazing.  I was so on board with traveling and photographing a wedding out of town and was so happy to shoot something not at the beach.  It was surrounded by farm land and right on a lake with geese and a massive weeping willow.  How amazing!  We were also able to capture some amazing photos with the wedding party and bride and groom in a field of trees next to the property.  The celebration went well into the night and they exited with guests holding sparklers for grand sendoff.

Coquina Beach and Bodie Island Lighthouse Engagement

One of my favorite spots for photo sessions is Coquina Beach in South Nags Head for it’s unspoiled dunes and beaches.  For this couple’s engagement session we started out at Bodie Island Lighthouse which is directly across the street from this beach.  They are such a sweet and fun couple and we spent an hour and a half shooting which is the normal time I allot for engagement sessions.  It was a gorgeous day and we had lots of golden light.  I am really looking forward to their wedding this summer.

Coquina Beach Family Portrait

I been photographing this sweet family for years and I just love them!  Such a great bunch of people.  I have many repeat clients and it is so wonderful getting to see the kids grow up and new members added.  It was a beautiful day at Coquina Beach in South Nags Head.  This spot is the best on the beach for photos with it’s dunes and sea oats that go on forever.  Being a national park it is always well kept and has actual dunes to sit on which they don’t have everywhere on the outer banks.

Alison & Allison’s Beach House Corolla wedding

Alison and Allison’s Wedding at a beach house in Corolla on the coast of North Carolina on the Outer Banks this past summer was over the top.  This wedding was so awesome it was featured in The Outer Banks Weddings Magazine!  The weather was perfect with blue skies and breezes.

The couple met in college in a classroom and it was love at first sight.  The bride and her family and guests all came from Long Island NY but the couple lives in Winston-Salem in North Carolina now.   Most of my weddings are destination weddings and a lot of times I never even meet the couple before the wedding but I was able to do this couples engagement session at the Bodie Island Lighthouse and Coquina Beach months before the wedding.  I really enjoyed getting to know this couple and I know photography was really important to them.

There was an unbelievable amount of flowers everywhere which really made a statement.  The pink and white roses and greenery were on tables, bouquets, wreaths in the pool, the cake and a huge wreath over the dance floor.  The mothers of the brides were given wrist corsages with flowers and silk ribbon.  The clear top tent with lights hanging everywhere added to the beauty and mood.

The first look took place on the beach which made the photos more scenic and lovely.  They also included their two king charles spaniels in the first look and ceremony.  I love this!  I am a huge dog lover.  They also wrote their own vows which they read while tearing up during the ceremony and was so sweet.  As they recessed from the ceremony they had everyone throw colorful rose petals to make a grand exit.  Among all of the extra details that made their wedding so special was an enormous dessert bar with mini cup of goodies and chocolate oyster shells with pearls.  Sweets were in abundance from the two wedding cakes and special monogrammed cookies with gold leaf.  The wedding rings were sapphire and diamond bands, which are now a popular alternative to diamonds.  The favors were red blown glass fish and sand dollar seating guides, which were a nice touch.  Sunset Slush was their with their cool cart with an assortment of frozen concoctions with wine and liquor.

Alison and Allison, no one deserves this amazingly perfect wedding than the two of you.  I wish you the happiest of wedding bliss. Thanks for having me a part of your wedding day.


Coordination: Engaging Events

Forist:  Renee Landry Events

Cake:  Patty Bakes

Caterer:  Lone Cedar

Minister:  Tony Joseph

Arch and chair rental: I Do OBX Weddings

Tent rentals:  Metro Rentals

Hair and Makeup: Glimmer Hair and Makeup

DJ:  DJ Bruce

Violin:  Jessie Taylor




I was so ecstatic to share this gorgeous Engagement Session at the Manteo Waterfront.

Hannah and David decided on the downtown Manteo waterfront for their Outer Banks engagement location.  This is such a great spot with boats, water views and docks.  This couple was so comfortable together and ready to have an adventure and it showed in their photos.  They even crawled into a stranded boat for me!  I cannot wait until their wedding this summer.

Engagement sessions are such a great way to get to know each other and get comfortable with one another.  It always seems the couples are stiff and nervous at the beginning of the session but by the end of it they are having fun and at ease.  That is the goal.  That way on your wedding day you both are ready and know what to expect.