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.
Last year I began my voyage into the world of large format photography and it’s changed how I work.
One of our objectives as phtographers is to keep fresh and creative and this camera has opened up my eye to a new world. The 4×5 has allowed me to slow down and get to know people’s faces better. Because it takes about 10 minutes to take one frame, the camera makes it ok to stare and study people.
Here are some photos from my project with the 4×5 on sunbathers.
We are so excited for another Outer Banks Wedding Expo. Make sure you stop by The Whalehead Club on Saturday and our booth at the Expo on Sunday to pick up our latest magazine (just published this week!) and register to win $1000 off any of our packages.
We had an awesome afternoon with Teri and Warren here on the Outer Banks. We were able to incorporate some of their favorite things. For Warren, that was throwing around the frisbee. For Teri, a pro-am ballroom dancer, that meant dusting off her 1980s boombox and dancing to the setting sun. It was a beautiful afternoon with beautiful people. We can’t wait for their wedding in two weeks.
The great thing about being on the Outer Banks is the full moon is made extra sweet thanks to the waves dancing in the moons’ seductive glow. It’s been a peaceful way to spend the last couple nights. A camera, a loved one, an empty beach, a full moon, and waves crashing.
All of the photos below were taken with a 15-30 second exposures, which make a few of the photos look as if it’s daylight and the waves silky smooth.
Here are some images from these nights that we have spent watching a full moon and a nearly full moon gracefully glide across the vast Outer Banks night sky.
This past weekend Jenn and I awoke to something we’ve never seen before here in the Outer Banks and that was snow on the beach. It was a pretty phenomenal sight to see and even though the snow didn’t stick around very long it was fun while it lasted.
On Friday, Tim and I took a little drive to Rodanthe once we got word that the house from Nights in Rodanthe was being moved down the road. In the last couple of years, beach erosion has put the house closer and closer to the beating waves. The new owners decided to move the house and preserve its history.
Today the house will be making its final move to its resting place down the road. We are on the road today and won’t be able to make it down to see it but we thought we would show the video we made from Friday’s very short move.
The beach in Outer Banks was absolutely magical yesterday. Maybe because we haven’t had a warm day in a really long time or the fact that there was no wind what so ever, but it was fun to look at. The light was amazing and the ocean was the flattest we have ever seen it.
We kept waiting for the dolphins to jump and right before dusk I looked out and there was a huge school of dolphins playing. Two minutes later I saw this couple with their dog following them and had to take a photo. I called Tim to grab a camera and we took one frame and then stood on our deck watching the dolphins jump around their boat. It was fantastic!
Click here to see a video of dolphins playing from a family on vacation.
A big thank you to all the wonderful couples we met this weekend at the Outer Banks Wedding Expo. Tim and I had a blast visiting with you all and it made what was a chilly day a lot warmer. Happy wedding planning to you all! As I told all of you over the weekend please don’t hesitate to contact me if you any questions about planning your wedding here in the Outer Banks.