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!
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I love these two! Not only are Rainnie & Dave part of our awesome family, they were also in our wedding! They came back into town to pick up their new puppy, Lucy, and we were able to squeeze in a quick few minutes to get their Christmas Card photos for this year. I’m pretty sure Lucy steals the show, and is almost too much cuteness for one post! I’ve kept these a secret far too long, but now that the cards have been mailed and gifts open, they’re finally hitting the blog!
This shot was taken in my front yard (before I tried to steal their new dog!) and not even 2 days later, all those leaves on my beautiful tree were gone! Tis’ the season..hehe!
If you read my last post, you know that I had four seniors in ONE session. What do you get when you put 4 seniors in one session? Controlled crazy!
It’s always a compliment when another photographer pics you. I had an email from Renee letting me know she was coming into town with her family and wanted to schedule a session. We met up on evening at their oceanfront rental in Duck for some family photos, and here are a couple from their session:
As Renee knows all too well, moms are almost always left of out of the photos because they’re taking them. That’s especially true when mom is a photographer, and I’m so glad we were able to capture some sweet moments of Renee and her boys. Here’s one of my favorites:
This week I had a great time photographing Stevi’s senior portraits at Coquina Beach. It was overcast and windy, but she rocked it out, and had the perfect hair for the beach!! It looked awesome blowing in the wind. I also love how she brought a photo of her mom to include in the portraits – she would definitely be proud of the sweet young lady you are!
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing Jenifer & Eric’s intimate beach wedding in Duck, NC. They rented the Canvasback House through the Sanderling Resort & Spa, a perfect spot for a wedding! The always awesome Rev. Jay Bowman officiated, and Marsha with Great Cakes delivered an adorable little wedding cake – perfect for two!
With the wildfires in Pains Bay in full force, they didn’t let a little (or a lot!) of smoke get in their way. Congrats!
The other week I had the pleasure of working with this gorgeous family at Coquina Beach in South Nags Head. It’s a rare treat to work with a family of all adults. That means that (hopefully) no one is going to cry or run away from me. The whole family was amazing to work with, and did anything that I asked them to. We had some amazing light, the temps were great, and without the wind we were able to get some amazing reflection shots!
It’s always flattering when another photographer chooses (or refers) you. I consider it to be one of the highest compliments. When Renee contacted me about photographing her family while they were here on vacation I was excited! She’s super sweet, and her boys were adorable. It was great getting to meet them, I hope to see them next year! We grabbed a few family shots to begin with, and then focused on some candids – and more specifically Renee with her kids. As most mom’s know, you rarely ever get IN the photos with your family. As a photographer mom, it’s pretty much impossible as everyone expects that you’ll be taking the photos. I’m glad we were able to capture some sweet moments between Renee and her boys!
Justin & Ashley were troopers as they watched the rain fall on their wedding day. They really wanted photos on the beach, and lucky for us the next day called for sun. They got dressed up again, and met me at Coquina Beach for some “Day After” photos. Bless them, because it was C.O.L.D. Ashley was so smart, and after getting out of the car lifted the hem of her dress to show the leggings she had put on to help stay warm. Smart girl! We started out at the beach, and then headed across the street to the Bodie Island Lighouse. The lighthouse itself is under scaffolding, but the grounds are great for photographing.
About five shots in, Justin realized that he’d lost his wedding ring. Not kidding. We piled in the car and drove back across to the beach to look. We were ALL over that beach during pictures, and honestly, I thought the odds of finding it were super slim. Needle in a haystack anyone? I was in serious shock when after about two minutes I look up to see Justin running down the beach…..low and behold there was his ring sitting on the hard packed sand. They were truly blessed! The whole time Ashley was as calm as could be, a true testament to the type of person she is. Most brides would have been in hysterics over a lost wedding ring – after only being married for 24 hours. Wedding ring in hand back we headed back over to the lighthouse we went to finish up the session.
John & Ti-Ying joined me a couple days after their wedding for a “Day After” session. These sessions are growing in popularity, because it allows the couples to get dressed back up and have wedding photos taking in an alternate location. It also allows them to spend less time after the ceremony, and without the stress of having to rush to the reception. To mix things up a bit from their Duck beach wedding, we chose the Whalehead Club in Corolla for their day after session. They were troopers, despite the wind and colder temps that crept up on us. The grounds were fairly empty, and left us with a lot of space to work with. I had a great time photographing both you guys, CONGRATS!!!