Megan + Kyle Wedding Film

We loved hearing Megan and Kyle talk about their love and their hopes and dreams for their life together. We hope that they continue to make each other and everyone else in their lives as happy as they were on their wedding weekend.

Kitty Hawk Pier Wedding Photography :: Kristen + Paul

Before Hurricane Sandy brought any drama to the Outer Banks Kristen and Paul had a beautiful wedding day on the beach. The day took them from Kristen’s mom’s vacation home where Kristin got ready – from there they took a short trolley ride to Holy Redemeer Catholic Church to say their I Dos and finally ended with a night full of endless celebration at the Kitty Hawk Pier House.

Kristen and Paul were a chill couple as were their wedding party and even a random afternoon rain shower during their portraits couldn’t diminish the mood and energy of their group. A wedding day is a great time and Kristen, Paul, the wedding party and their guests embraced that with their lively celebration that lasted until the last song played. Their night ended with a grand exit through a sea of sparklers as they walked on to the next chapter in their love story.

To see more photos and tag yourself and others, see their facebook gallery.

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Megan + Kyle :: An Outer Banks Wedding

Megan and Kyle’s wedding day could easily be summed up with two words – intimate and colorful. It was the perfect backyard beach wedding filled with breathtaking and meaningful details – lots of details! Everything from the banner flags hanging around the wooden fence to the flowers and food was created with incredible creativity and care. It was the perfect day for such a fun and colorful couple to celebrate their love for each other.

To see more photos and tag yourself and others, see their facebook gallery.

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Kelley + Nathan :: Kitty Hawk Pier House Wedding

Kelley and Nathan found themselves surrounded by family and friends at the always stunning Kitty Hawk Pier house for a wedding on an unseasonably calm and warm day. With the warm September sun shining down the two said their vows to the delight of all in attendance including bystanders watching from the pier up above.

A beautiful day turned into an even better night that included a father daughter dance that Kelley, her dad and their guests will never forget with Kelley surprising her dad by playing a video of her dancing with her dad as a young girl. There wasn’t a dry eye in the pier house. The tears of joy quickly dried and Kelley and Nathan, family and friends went on to have a fun filled night of dancing.

To see more photos and tag yourself and others, see their facebook gallery.

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Outer Banks Wedding Photography :: Kristin + Tommy

Kristin and Tommy were two of the most emotional and genuine couples we have ever photographed – and we loved every minute of their wedding. It was full of tears and laughter and most of all – love.

When we first met Kristin and Tommy the day before their wedding for their Love Story interview we told them that sometimes couples cry during the interview we do. We told them not to worry though and work through the tears. Seconds into the interview the tears were already starting to flow as Tommy and Kristin started sharing their Love Story. From that moment on we knew we were photographing a couple that was madly in love and weren’t afraid to show it. Just how in tune are Kristin and Tommy? Unknown to them they bought the same cards for each other. It was only until they both opened them did they realize it. To them it wasn’t much of a surprise and just confirmed how in tune they truly are.

Their wedding happened in 100+ heat but the heat only served to enhance their beautiful beach wedding. After a heartfelt ceremony Kristin and Tommy along with all their guests walked to the ocean’s edge with a seashell in hand and while making a wish threw their shell into the Atlantic. With wishes made, it was time for a night of dancing and laughter. Kristin and Tommy along with their guests danced the night away with a sense of a purpose. And rightfully so they had a beautiful couple to celebrate.

As the night came to a close the day ended as any 100+ day should – with a belly flop contest in the pool!

Check out their facebook gallery to see more photos and tag yourself and others.

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Venue: Gertrude’s Breakaway Event Home – Beach Realty
Florist: Renee Landry Style
Cake: Tullios Bakery
Caterer: Kelly’s
Music: George Wainwright – DJ Professionals
Officiant: Rev. Shirley Anne
Coordinator: Shirley Anne – Carolina Wedding Co.

Under the Pier :: Alison + Ryan

July 31, 2011 – Dramatic weather made Alison and Ryan’s wedding an exciting and memorable one. Alison, who studied film and now works at National Geographic, was the perfect bride for a wedding day that provided plenty of weather drama. Everyone was worried about the clouds but she knew that it would allow for great photos. Throughout the day Heather Clark from A Premiere Event monitored the radar that was a sea of red and green. They decided to go ahead with their beach wedding at the Kitty Hawk Pier as they planned and luckily only a few dancing drops of rain made an appearance at their ceremony. Shortly after the ceremony, it started pouring which kept us under the pier for the majority of their portraits. We decided to borrow a big blue beach umbrella and did some portraits out in the rain that perfectly captured the beauty and uniqueness of Alison and Ryan’s wedding day.

The great thing about having restrictions like rain is that it forces you to become more creative. We have been so thankful to have such amazing couples to work with like Alison and Ryan. They all have been so excited to let us do “our thing” and so accommodating when sometimes we had crazy ideas for portraits.

Here are some photos from their wedding. Click here to see their gallery on facebook and to tag yourself and others.

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Rachel + JC :: A Beach Wedding

July 29, 2011 – Rachel and JC’s wedding at the Kitty Hawk Pier last Friday was on one of the hotest days on the Outer Banks I can remember – 108 degrees with the heat index. Amazingly enough, they were calm and cool all day. Lucky for us we were able to utilize the Kitty Hawk Pier as a refuge from the sun during portraits.

Their love story – Rachel grew up in Virginia and NY and JC grew up in Montana. Work brought them both to Hampton Roads where they sat 10 feet from each other. The Outer Banks was the perfect place to bring together all of their friends and family. They are beautiful people inside and out and that was reflected by all of the people that celebrated with them.

We love when we are given extra time for portraits and Rachel and JC even took some time during their reception to make some beautiful images when the light was amazing – just as the sun was setting. As usual, The Embellishers helped to make a beautiful wedding and the Kitty Hawk Pier House made for a great reception.

Here is a sampling from their beautiful wedding. Feel free to tag yourself and others here in their Facebook gallery.

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Summer Beach Wedding :: Leslie + Lane

Leslie and Lane were married this weekend at the Kitty Hawk Pier. Their invitations read: Happiness is a summer breeze, the sand between your toes, and your best friend by your side. I think that summed up their wedding perfectly.

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I promise never to forget the reason we fell in love, I will stand by your side no matter how rough the waves may get. I will be patient, I will trust you and I will make compromises. I will always do something to bring a little sunshine into our lives. I will support you in remaining as wonderful as you are today while encouraging us to grow together as a family. I will always try something new and not get stuck in the same old routine. I will love you unconditionally as you have always loved me from now until forever.

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Venue: Kitty Hawk Pier
Catering: Hilton Garden Inn
Flowers/Decor: Holiday House
Cake: Cakes by Robin
DJ: John Harper
Photography: The Love Project

Adrienne + Matt Wedding Film

We had so much fun producing this wedding film back in the fall.

After seeing this film again I am reminded of how important great audio is for a great wedding film. There is something about audio from a wedding that is so telling and allows you to go back to that day so vividly. From the vows to getting ready, its the sniffles and pauses that bring you back to that moment. I love hearing the pause when Matt is saying his vows. You can almost feel the tear stream down his face.

Here are some photos from their wedding in October.

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Weddings in Black and White

I realized that we never post weddings in black in white on our blog. I think black images are effective for two reasons – it helps to isolate the emotion and energy in an image and it allows an image to be timeless. If you have seen any of our documentary work, you will know that I shoot most of work in black and white. It’s funny, for weddings I even though we give all of our couples all of their images toned in black and white, I think weddings are so full of life that the color images speak to the vibrancy of that day. With that said, every once in awhile I will know an image will be a black and white image. After I finished editing Adrienne and Matt’s wedding, I knew their wedding could be a wedding that would look equally as good in black and white. With that said, here are some images from their wedding in black and white.