We work with couples who are adventurous and creative. Our couples are inspired by and appreciate innovative professional photography, and most of all -- treasure relationships and authentic moments. Over the years client relationships have formed into incredible friendships, and those friendships have transformed into referrals and new client relationships continuing a circle of great relationships. It's an honor to be let into our clients' lives and a privilege to let them into ours.
We began our journey as wedding photographers in 2003 on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, & documented our first international wedding in 2009 in Nicaragua. Since that time, we’ve photographed weddings across the U.S., from summer weddings in Maryland to fall in Kansas, Thanksgiving in Chapel Hill and New Year's in Asheville. Since 2016 we've photographed in Baltimore MD, Beaufort NC, Cleveland OH, Winston-Salem, NC, Charlottesville VA, Virginia Beach VA, Raleigh NC, Long Beach, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Staunton, VA, Richmond, VA, and Atlanta, GA. Collectively we've shot well over 1000 weddings, elopements, and renewals. And if there is one truth we have realized from our experience, it is this: Every wedding is unique. The decorations, location, cake, food, could all be identical - but the day itself is like no other because no two moments are ever the same. And so we approach each event with the intent to capture all of the moments that make your day uniquely special.
We are grateful to call Hatteras Island, North Carolina, home. Hatteras is a spit of sand on the Southern Outer Banks, 30 miles from mainland North Carolina. Its relative isolation is part of what makes it so special to us. We are no where near a Wal-Mart, and the closest airport is over 3 hours away. It makes work and travel a bit of a challenge at times, but a challenge well worth it. Beyond the unmatched beauty of the Islands and village community, our Outer Banks clients enjoy the benefits of no travel fees and elopement/intimate wedding collections only offered on the Outer Banks.
Our clients receive lead experienced professional shooters for all of our wedding packages. After working together for 15 years we have created a seamless flow to our wedding day coverage. We think of the day as a dance where we are trading off lead moments, utilities the best of our creativity, and taking two view points and blending them into one beautifully told story. If/when we're both not available, we have a group of highly experienced + incredibly creative photographers that we bring in to shoot with us.
High Resolution Individually Custom Edited Images (approximately 100 final images per hour) These images are great for large prints up to 24x36 images. Our edit style is clean, strong, and includes a blend of true color and bold black and white. We do our best to text you a few photos as soon as we can after the wedding so that you have something from your professional collection to share right away! Then, a Photographers' Preview - a selection of 50-100 of our favorite moments of the day- is available 1 week after the wedding. Your final collection is available approximately 4-6 weeks from wedding week. Images are received through a direct download from your online gallery. This is a quick, simple process that allows you to download images to your smartphone or tablet resized for social media, or the high resolution images to your computer. These images are archived in online gallery for 12 months from the initial gallery upload.
The engagement session is included in our Half-Full Day Wedding Photography Collections, and available a la carte for all other collections. This is a time that we get to learn each other's personalities, how you work together as a couple in front of the camera, and how we can bring out the best in you. Included with the session are: full set high resolution digital images (approximately 75-100) delivered via online gallery download. A la carte pricing: $500. * Shoot locations other than the Outer Banks will require additional travel expenses. [For those clients who book their engagement session and later decide to book their wedding package, we will credit the $500 for your session towards your wedding photography package.]
The post wedding session is a client favorite included in our Full Day Collections, and available a la carte for all other collections . This gives us the opportunity to get portraits at different locations, take our time, without the distraction of a wedding day timeline. We recommend that our clients dress in their wedding clothes, but we actually don't recommend that our brides go back to a salon. We suggest that brides do their own hair and makeup, have everything very natural, and the result is some of the best portrait work we have done. It is amazing how relaxed our clients are and how incredibly happy... because... well, now you're married! A la carte pricing: $500.
For our clients who select our Full Day Collection, we offer the option of having 2 photographers for the first half of your day and peel back to one for the remainder of the day. This enables us to give simultaneous coverage of getting ready, the ceremony, portraits, cocktail hour, and introductions into the reception, etc. Then, the second half of the day we have 1 photographer shooting and the 2nd photographer is assisting. This gives you a less expensive package than the full two photographer day, and really maximizes the use of our team. This doesn't work for all weddings, but for those it does, it works like a charm.
90% of all of our weddings are destination weddings for our clients, in part because we live on the Outer Banks, and we're a destination wedding destination. We shoot 5-10 out of area weddings each year from as close as Virginia Beach to as far as travel will take us. Our package pricing is the same for destination weddings with the addition of travel, room, and board.
Every wedding is unique, and as such, we like to offer our clients the option of customizing their wedding photography collection. We work closely with you to design the best photography package possible. Whether you're looking to add something to our existing packages or need to streamline them, we work with you to design your unique collection. Click the "Contact Us" button below to get started!
Once a photography proposal is approved, we send you an online booking link. From this booking link you can review your package and read, fill out, and sign an electronic contract, which we then countersign. Then, we'll send you a confirmation packet, and you're set! One box you can check off your wedding to-do list!