We are Daniel + Kate Pullen, photographers from Hatteras Island, North Carolina. We've been married for almost 20 years (seriously can't believe it's that long!!) and are the parents of two incredible people: Jackson + Makenzey. Scroll down to read more about us, our life, and our work.
Photo: Erin Schaff ||IG: @erinschaff || Thank you, Erin!!
We founded Daniel Pullen Photography in 2003. At the time we were newly married, expecting our first child, and knew we were called to do something creative together -- and to pursue Daniel's passion for surfing, photography, and art. I left a job as a National Park Ranger to manage the business, while Daniel continued to work part-time at Natural Art Surf Shop, and paint murals + surfboards until we had "both feet on the ground." It was a whole different world back then... we were shooting film, coding our own website, sending out negatives and paper prints... and it would be seven years before we posted our first images on social media. Supported by an amazing community, and encouraged by our dear friend, Jinny McBride, we dove into the world of wedding and portrait photography. We are so thankful for God's leading, direction, and grace as we've learned from success, failure, and everything in-between. Now, over 17 years later we're still pursuing the same dream to make images that reflect how deeply we treasure our home, community, and the human connection that unites us all.
UNC TV-MUSE 2018 EMMY AWARD WINNING "BEST ARTS FEATURE" [Outer Banks Surfing Photographer] Produced by: Katy Loebrich and Morgan Potts // Videographer: Jonathan Duran | Photograph: Duy Ho