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I had so much fun working with my brother Kevin and his lovely fiance’ Sam. Our family gets together once a year on the beaches of Corolla. Since there are so many of us it is the only time we get to see each other. When I found out that they were engaged I couldn’t wait to photograph their engagement session. We started out at the Whalehead club and then ended our session on the beach.

I am super excited for their wedding day, where I will be a guest so I can enjoy the moment! Much love and happiness to them!

About the couple:

Samantha is a 6th grade ELA teacher from Bergen County NJ
I’m a huge book lover. I read all day every day. Being healthy is a big plus, but a glass of vino is my weak spot.
Kevin, director 401k implementation from Marlton NJ
I’m a meathead, pit bull lover, wanna be chef, tattoo enthusiast and philosophical explorer.

We are best friends (gag lol). We love spending time together. We also have a passion of rescuing and saving underprivileged animals but specifically pitbulls. Kev and I love to cook together, play together and fight together. We met on match.com. Our first date was at The Landmark in Livingston NJ. Too many tequila shots. We have been together almost 3 years. Kev and I volunteer on the weekends at the Newark Humane Society in Newark NJ. We have our own rescue pit named Scout. We have so many inside jokes and moments but BOOP sums it up!

Kevin took me to a lake down the street from our apartment. He proceeded to tell me how when he was in NYC last week he didn’t go for work like he said (I immediately thought the worst, that he was cheating!!) Then he got down on one knee and said “because I was getting this”
We are having our wedding in December 2017. We are getting married at Saint Catherine of Sienna in Cedar Grove and then the reception is at The Grand Wilshire in West Orange. The colors are deep merlot for my ladies and the guys are going to wear grey. Because our wedding is in December. We are going with winter and more specifically a Christmas theme.

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We are so excited to be working with Bo & Kayla for their beautiful spring wedding in Ocracoke in 2017. We had a great time working with them on their engagement photos and are so excited for the wedding day! The engagement session day was perfect! Such a gorgeous day especially after the week was surrounded with days of bad weather.  I had no idea what I was in store for that day. I was nervous and excited. I met Bo at the dock at Oregon Inlet. We loaded up my equipment and he took me on a beautiful boat ride to a private island where we met up with Kayla, her mom, and the cutest and sweetest dog ever, Sprig! Getting to the island was exciting. It was beautiful. I couldn’t wait to go explore.

I loved how well Bo and Kayla connected on camera and off. They are such an amazing couple.  They were so fun to work with and are such great people! I am so honored to be a part of their wedding day! We were able to use many parts of the island for the session and it was GORGEOUS! I asked Kayla and Bo a little bit about themselves, their engagement, and their upcoming wedding. Look below for their big day plans!

 

Kayla is from Nags Head and works as a senior office support specialist for the Adult Services Unit at Dare County Social Services.
Kayla grew up around the water. It was beach days as a child and then when she turned fifteen she began in-shore charter fishing with her father and did that for eight years. Kayla attended East Carolina University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health Administration and a minor in Business Administration. Kayla enjoys anything that involves being on a boat or sitting by a pool.

Bo is from Manteo and works in construction for HOM Land Development. Bo also grew up around the water. He can drive a boat better than he can drive a vehicle. Bo takes fishing and hunting very seriously and it is a large part of his life. In the summer he is always chasing a fish. Be it drum, cobia or flounder–nothing is safe. In the winter he is always chasing a duck. He takes his yearly trip to Canada in the fall and then gears up for a long winter of finding anything that flies. He is open for any excuse to be outdoors and an even better excuse to skip out on work.
Kayla and Bo love spending time together. They don’t take life too seriously and they love to have fun!

 

A mutual friend introduced Kayla and Bo in Greenville, North Carolina while in college. They dated on and off for about two years in college before finally going their separate ways. In 2012 they found their way back to each other. Four years later Bo proposed!
Kayla and Bo got engaged on March 11, 2016. Bo bought the ring and proposed all the same day. He was a nervous wreck after purchasing the ring. He had a plan to take Kayla to a sand island and popping the question there but his nerves got the best of him. Kayla came home early that Friday afternoon and he was waiting on one knee when she walked in the door. The funny thing is that he did not even think about changing out of his work clothes. So Bo proposed to Kayla in a dirty white tee shirt, green shorts and camouflage ankle boots. It makes the proposal story that much better!

Bo & Kayla’s wedding will take place in the spring in Ocracoke. Kayla and Bo have both  always loved Ocracoke and it is such a unique place so it was obvious that that is where we wanted to have it. They decided on Berkley Manor as the venue because it has a classic feel that they want for the wedding. It is an old duck hunting lodge that has been renovated. The colors for our wedding are going to be gold and blush. Kayla has always loved that color combination. The decor is going to be simple and classic because they do not want anything too over the top. The ceremony will be on a dock on Silver Lake and the reception will take place under tent in the yard of Berkley Manor.  Kayla loves the classic look of baby’s breath for the flowers and the fact that it is not a formal looking flower. As for the bridal party? We know they sweet dog Sprig will be the pet of honor in the wedding.

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We were able to work with Samantha for her bridal portrait session last night. The weather was looking a bit grim but we changed locations to avoid the rain and wound up with an amazing sky instead! Here is a sneak peek of Samantha’s session. In the end the clouds moved in. It only made the session more beautiful!

 

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We had a beautiful engagement photo session with Erin & Mark at the Bodie Island Lighthouse and at the beach access across the street at Coquina Beach. This is one of my favorite places to shoot. If the session has small amount of people it is easy to travel to both locations and get some photos that are just gorgeous. In order to include the lighthouse in your experience it should be set up in advance so that the lighting is taken into account for the beach and lighthouse pictures and so the timing of the session is laid out just right.
We will be a part of Erin and Marks wedding in October. It was so great working with them on this photo shoot. I love to find out about the couple. I found out that Erin and I went to the same Jr. High School. What a small world!

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I love going to Ocracoke. There is just something so peaceful and tranquil about this little island. I love when people call us up and say “Do you go to Ocracoke?” I am always hoping and praying their date is not already booked! I was so excited when we booked Monica & Rob for their engagement session!

My Mom and I took the ferry over to Ocracoke rather early in the day. We went and had an AMAZING lunch at Dajio’s.  It is a lovely little place with amazing food and a wonderful ambiance. We trekked through town and stopped at all the little stores. Then I left Mom in town to shop and relax while I met Rob and Monica for their engagement session at the beach.

Monica & Rob were visiting from NJ. They were enjoying a weekend away in a gorgeous place. I tried to talk them into photos in town but they just loved the beach. They were happy having all of their photos there. It was a bit windy that day but, it was gorgeous!

We had an amazing session! Afterwards we relaxed in town eating dinner at the Jolly Roger Pub, listening to live music and watching the sunset. It was the perfect day!

 

 

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