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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!

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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.
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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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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.

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For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

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Featured: Destination I Do 2015 Spring/Summer!

February 13th, 2015

Who could have imagined this week could get any more wonderful?? We just got word that one of our images is featured in the Destination I Do 2015 Spring/Summer magazine! This is one of the best publications for destination weddings and we are beaming to have this amazing opportunity. Thank you to the team at Destination I Do for all that you do – especially for including our work!

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 The 2015 Spring/Summer issue of Destination I Do is currently on stands! Click here to see a listing of where you can pick up your copy.

 

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Liz & Griffith’s elegant Whalehead wedding

July 21st, 2014

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  Liz and Griff’s spectacular wedding week began with a welcome dinner for all 170 guests hosted by Griff’s parents, Carla and Mitch Norville, at their home in Pine Island.  This beautiful home is the second oceanfront house on the same property; the Norvilles first home burnt down in a fire that consumed three houses in April 2012.  The Norvilles live in Pine Island for at least half of the year and could think of no better way to celebrate the construction of their new house then to host all of Liz and Griff’s guests for a fantastic night of food and fun.  Catered by Red Sky and decorated by Bells & Whistles, with rentals from Ocean Atlantic, the welcome dinner kicked off the wedding weekend.

Griff’s family has long visited the Outer Banks (they even built two houses here in the 1990s) and they were happy to share their love of this ribbon of sand with Liz who grew up in Miami.  Liz fell in love with the Outer Banks immediately and always looked forward to visiting several times each year.  Even though they live in Philadelphia, Liz and Griff knew they had to have their wedding in Corolla.  It was important to the couple that their family and friends who were traveling from all over the country would feel welcome and cared for.  And Liz and Griff also wanted to share their love of the Outer Banks by showcasing its natural beauty and all it has to offer. Whalehead fit their vision perfectly – a gorgeous ceremony on the Point followed by a tented reception where Liz could bring her Miami flare to the decor and create a beautiful and unique environment through the design of Bells & Whistles and Blue Steel Lighting was exactly what Liz and Griff wanted for their special day.  A fantastic band kept the place rocking all night after amazing catering by Ocean Boulevard featuring local ingredients and North Carolina flare.  At one point during the night, all 170 guests were on the dance floor – no one was sitting!  The entire evening was the perfect reflection of Liz and Griff – elegant, sophisticated and fun.  Guests from all over the country raved about the ceremony, the food, the cake, the band, the decor.  
      
To end the celebrations, the Norvilles hosted a brunch the next day for all of the guests.  It was the perfect ending to a perfect week.
-Kerri Catino-Nason, wedding planner and owner of The Proper Setting LLC

 

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GRace, STyle, and CReativity

September 10th, 2010

Elizabeth and Richard

June 25th 2010

photos by Julie and Lauren  at Julie Dreelins Photography/Videography Inc.
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Ceremony Location:Corolla Chapel, Catering:Coastal Provisions, Flowers:Bells and Whistles

We are beyond giddy for this pretty, pretty North Carolina wedding. It is residing in a happy place of sun, sand and 4X4′s.  Not to mention the fact that the bride planned everything from out of town; no easy feat as most of us can attest to.

And so begins fun in the sun-Props, props and more props – Polka Dots were the main theme throughout with dark blue and apple green as the wedding colors.  Everything was these colors all of the way from the streamers to the huge flowers decoration for the wedding cake. Using paper flowers saved on the cost with the florist and ended being a part of the theme, they turned out so cute and creative looking.  Liz had recently lost her father and wanted to include him in the big day so she put a photo of him on her bouquet to walk down the aisle with her.  After the wedding the whole wedding party took a party bus to the beach for some fun photos before heading to the reception in Ocean Hill, Corolla.

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