Wedding Wednesday: Ring Shots

April 1st, 2015

One of my favorite parts of my job is hearing couples’ proposal story and seeing the bride’s bubbly face when she shows off her new bling. My second favorite thing: ring shots! Capturing these symbols of eternal love is completely magical, and while I adore the traditional ring styled in a bouquet, there are many other elegant ways to show off your sparkle! Here are a couple of my favorite ring shots over the years:


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What to Wear for Your Beach Portraits

March 23rd, 2015

Days leading up to family beach portraits I always am asked, “What should we wear?” Today I am going to give you lots of great suggests when it comes to your best look when getting your photo shot by the ocean.

First and foremost, I always suggest wearing colors that contrast with the golden sand. Think about wearing sea glass colors of blues, greens, rich browns, and creams paired with khakis. We’ve always loved the idea of having families wear varying shades of blue tops with khaki bottoms!


It’s important to always remember to not let deciding the “perfect” color to cause you stress. Black is a great color choice that pops beautifully in photographs!  On the opposite end, should you fancy lighter shades of colors always choose cream. White is too stark during the summer, and shows off sunburn. Cream is  soft, beautiful and the perfect touch for your beach portrait session. 2015-03-22_0002

Last but not least, never hesitate to add personality to your photos! Whether you decide to dress by a certain color palette or allow everyone to free-style their outfit, remember the reason you’re getting together to take this photo: to capture memories on your Outer Banks vacation.
Melissa Jones Wedding

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Outer Banks Lifeguards

March 9th, 2015

Up with the sun – lifeguards make a big impact on new and experienced beach-goers alike. We’re not sure if it’s the countless hours they spend under the scorching sun or the fact they serve to protect; one thing’s for certain, there are countless reasons we have so much respect for these guys and gals. This ultra-fun shoot shows off the light-hearted side of these lifesavers, and we are thrilled to share a few of our favorite photos!




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Christie and Will’s Hatteras Wedding

March 4th, 2015

A Hatteras Island lovefest, the perfect description for Christie and Will’s wedding day. It’s an modern bride’s dream come true, with rustic decor, pops of peonies and vintage flare. Did we mention that Christie’s sweet mom decorated every ounce of the venue too?! Hosted by The Love Boat of Hatteras Realty, we promise you will love everything about this duo’s big day!


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Sanderling Resort’s 2015 Wedding Showcase

February 27th, 2015

Among other talented Outer Banks wedding professionals, we are elated to be a part of the Sanderling Resort’s 2015 Wedding Showcase on Saturday, March 14 from 11am-4pm. If you missed the Outer Banks Wedding Association‘s expo or if you’re lusting to come back to the Outer Banks, this is a lovely opportunity! I promise the talent with exceed your expectations, and we know you’ll love every moment.


For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

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2015 Couture by the Shore by Outer Banks Relief Foundation

February 23rd, 2015

A Spring fashion event that has locals and vacationers joining together, the Outer Banks Relief Foundation’s Couture by the Shore is a can’t miss event on the island. This is such a wonderful charity, and I am completely honored to capture this year’s event, themed “Raising Spirits.” Not only are the ladies pictured below my dear friends, but also the founding ladies of the Outer Banks Relief Foundation. Along with John Gilliam, these individuals are the heart behind this charity and Couture by the Shore. We can’t wait to share the event’s festivities occurring this May!


Couture Poster 2013

Mark your calendars for May 10, and click here for details and ticket information on the 2015 Couture by the Shore.

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