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Learn to Love Your Camera

April 27th, 2015

Happy Monday, friends!

I’ve been so lucky to capture beach portraits for new and returning families for years (18 to be exact!), so in celebration I wanted to add a spin to my “standard” sessions. For months I have been dreaming up a new way to interact with my clients and Outer Banks vacationers on another level, and today I cannot wait to share exciting news from Beach Productions!

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Starting this Spring, I will begin teaching beach portrait sessions! We know vacationers coming to the Outer Banks seek fun, different activities and I believe this just the solution. In one hour you’ll learn to love your camera, and capture perfect, luminous beach portraits. By teaching you how to use your camera, the best approach for lighting, and 101 basic techniques you’ll walk away feeling confident to shoot your own beach portraits. This is something that no one else offers on the beach, and we hope you are just as over-the-moon for this new venture as we are!

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Here’s the skinny on pricing…while we have two packages for you to choose from, both will leave you feeling like a professional photographer.

  • Package One: $400
    • Includes: One hour lesson on learning to use your camera (please bring your manual!), lighting and 101 basic techniques.
  • Package Two: $1000
    • Includes: One hour lesson on learning to use your camera (please bring your manual!), lighting, and 101 basic techniques. I will also capture your beach portrait (posed of family or documentary) for 15-20 minutes, and you will receive a CD of the photos I shoot.

To learn get more information on our latest offering and to reserve a session to learn to love your camera, contact us via email: info@beach-productions.com.

 

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Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Cakes!

April 22nd, 2015

If there is one truth about weddings it is that they come in all shapes and sizes. One of the many reflections of this is through wedding cakes! Whether traditionally outfitted in lush roses or in the form of modern push-up pops, the options are endless when creating a personalized cake unique to the two of you! Today’s Wedding Wednesday highlights a few of my favorite cake designs to get you inspired for your custom wedding cake.

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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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