April 24th, 2013
Summer is FAST approaching here on the Outer Banks and it’s almost time for those OBX Beach Vacations. We were teased by Mother Nature over the past few weeks with some beautiful warm weather (if you could stand the pollen!) and like a cruel trick she brought us some really nasty weather. The past week has been cold wind, rain, more wind, more rain, finished up with a little more wind! FINALLY today we woke up to blue skies and birds chirping. While you still can’t put on those swimsuits just yet, it is really nice to go outside without needing a parka….or a morton salt man rain suit!
So in honor of the beautiful weather we’re having today we’ve decided to kick start our 2013 OBX Beach Portrait Season with a little promo to celebrate the great weather!
**Book your Outer Banks Beach Portrait Session by May 1st and receive 10% off your session fee.**
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April 17th, 2013
Hi everyone, I’d like to take the opportunity to introduce myself and let you know a little bit about me. My name is Sara Allman and I am a Currituck County native. I am currently working for my Associates degree in photography through Randolph Community College. I have been photographing, mostly film, since I can remember and it has always been something that I love. I am a “country bumpkin” and a beach bum all in one. I enjoy boat rides, fishing, playing with my dogs, spending time with family and friends, and PHOTOGRAPHY, of course. So far my internship with Courtney Hathaway Photography has been wonderful. She is kind, funny, and a great mentor. I am very excited to continue on this new endeavor with her and hope you can join us by booking your session with her!
April 5th, 2013
Shaun and Nicole are dear friends, and I was so excited to be shooting their Pavilion At Pirates Cove Wedding. Shuan & Nicole are OBX locals, but many of their friends and family traveled to join them at their Outer Banks Wedding. Nicole and her girls got ready at a house right in Pirate’s Cove with the help of Bombshell’s Studio, while Shaun got ready at their home in Manteo. Holiday House Weddings & Events did an amazing job on the decor, including rentals from Ocean Atlantic Rentals. Great Cakes OBX provided both the cake and the ceremony officiating, while DJ John Harper rocked the house for their guests to dance the night away!
March 29th, 2013
After a somewhat last minute decision we decided to host Easter Dinner at our house. Not only that, but my mother-in-law loaded up her two dogs and drove into town from New Jersey. It’s like animal house around here right now with 2 labs and a mutt (that our friend Paige hilariously referred to as “the tiger looking dog”…haha). Thankfully all 3 dogs are behaving themselves! We decided to take advantage of today’s gorgeous weather, which we haven’t been getting much of lately, and after lunch we loaded the hounds into the truck and headed to a private little beach here on the island. The puppies had a blast, and after a rinsing all 3 are quietly passed out in various places around my living room.
My mother-in-law may actually kill me for this, but I couldn’t resist.
Poor Molly girl….thinks she’s in time out because she had to sit for a photo!
This could be the miracle of the season….not a single headswap in the bunch and all 3 dogs looking!!!
March 29th, 2013
Shaun & Nicole are dear friends and I was so glad to be shooting not only their engagements but also their Outer Banks Wedding. Even more special was that my husband was the best man! We ventured out early in the year for some engagement photos to get a save-the-date designed, but it was FREEZING. We managed to get what we needed, but decided to head back out in warmer weather for their Outer Banks Engagement Session. Shaun is a good sport, like most guys having your picture taken isn’t exactly the top of the fun list, but he was a trooper and just rolled with it!
March 27th, 2013
Laura & Dave hosted their New Bern, NC Wedding at the Abiliena Plantation. It’s a beautiful location nestled back in trees and overlooking the water. Much like Outer Banks Weddings, when you book Abiliena you’ve got it for a week, which includes the house on property. Laura, Dave, and several members of their bridal party enjoyed a few days of relaxation and fun leading up to the wedding – it also makes things super handy for wedding prep and setup. Mother nature brought us a little surprise and as the rain started to fall we made the quick decision to move the ceremony under the pavilion. Laura & Dave opted to do as many ahead of time as we could fit in, so we were able to cover quite a bit. As luck would have it, at the end of the ceremony the rain stopped and we were able to get their formals out in the open and in front of the water!
Dave is in the Air Force, and they had about 3 weeks after the wedding before they would be moving to England for his Duty Station. Laura said she felt blessed to have finished work a couple of weeks early, and be able to use that time to spend visiting all of their friends and family before heading off. They’re not all settled in England, and after…oh a month?…they finally received all of their belongings!
March 27th, 2013
It’s no secret that working out with friends is WAY better than working out alone. Even better, is that when you work out with friends, you make more friends. I’ll never forget showing up for my weekly distance run with Bootcamp that Sunday morning at 6:30am. I was still new to this whole running/bootcamp thing, and so was Mike. We took off on a 6 mile run down the beach road in Kitty Hawk, I’m pretty sure I was one of the last people to make it to the halfway turnaround. After what felt like a thousand sit-ups we headed back to our cars. I made a water stop, but eventually I caught up to Mike. We didn’t know each other, but we finished that run together. Little did I know he’d become a workout partner, inspiration, and great friend. Here was this huge guy towering over me, I think he complained more than me during that run. Somehow we finished and he is now (literally!) half the man he was.
I was so glad to fit in this OBX Beach Portrait session with Mike, his sister, and his niece during one of THE busiest weeks here on the beach. It was a surprise Christmas gift for their mom, so I’ve been sitting on these for several months. Apparently she was so excited to get them, she cried. Now THAT’S what I love to hear!
March 19th, 2013
We’re back from what felt like forever in the snow! Rob and I took the non-traditional route for our honeymoon…because when do we ever do anything traditional? We (ahem…he?) decided on skiing in Vail, CO. Rob LOVES to ski, and I tolerate it, so off to Colorado we went.
This East Coast girl isn’t used to that kind of altitude! Let me tell you…..walking up a set of stairs at 12,000ft is no joke! We did have a great trip full of snow, skiing, tubing, snowmobiling, and a lot of great food! The scenery was breathtaking, and it really put our East Coast skiing to shame! Vail Village was just adorable and I can’t wait to go back. We’re already talking about next year, and bringing friends along.
The best part about vacation was unplugging! I relied almost solely on my point-and-shoot camera, and only brought the big camera out a few times.
…..and yes…..my husband skis in a moose hat!
My crazy husband never does anything normal, and instead of going on a GUIDED snowmobile tour he decided it would be more fun to just rent them and self guide. I still can’t believe he trusted me to rive my own snowmobile!!
February 28th, 2013
It’s only been 6 months but Rob and I are finally heading on our honeymoon! We leave bright and early tomorrow morning for 12 days in Vail. Needless to say he’s so excited he can’t stop looking at the weather forecast Meanwhile….I keep trying to figure out how I’m not going to freeze!!!
We’ll be out of the office tomorrow starting tomorrow, until March 12th!
Ever tried to pack 12 days worth of winter clothing and ski outfits???? I need a vacation just from the packing!!