Fort Macon State Park, an Atlantic Beach Engagement Session: Elizabeth & Matt

I shot an engagement session with Matt and Elizabeth over Labor Day weekend. A great couple that was fun to work with, my sincerest congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding.

Elizabeth and Matt at Fort Macon State Park.

Fort Macon State Park is a wonderful location for portrait and engagement sessions.The Atlantic Beach, on North Carolina's Crystal Coast, is a great destination for a exotic beach wedding.

The beach makes a great location for a romantic getaway from hectic NC cities like Raleigh, Durham and Cary.

New beginings in a historic old fort.

North Carolina's Southern Outer Banks: an exotic escape that's close to home.


A Beaufort Waterfront Engagement Session: Melissa & Jason

Melissa and Jason plan to wed on the Beaufort Waterfront, October 09, 2010. Since they’re planning to hold their wedding on the waterfront, what better location for an engagement session? We had a great time with this portrait session. Below are a few of my favorites from the session.

Melissa and Jason on the Beaufort, NC waterfront.

Melissa and Jason are planning an October wedding. Beaufort by the Sea is a wonderful location for engagment and portrait sessions.

Taylors Creek serves as safe harbor for may picturesque saliboats and makes a great background for portraits.


Atlantic Beach Engagement Session: Jordan & Devin

Jordan & Devin will be getting married later this year. We wanted to do a photo session in advance to help them get comfortable in front of the camera. They felt like the beach would be a fun location and I most definately agreed. A special thanks to Renee at Visions Events & Beyond for allowing us access to their terrace even though the wedding is being held at another venue.

Devin & Jordan on Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

Love and rommance on the beach along North Carolina's Crystal CoastA romantic walk along North Carolina's Southern Outer Banks... S0BX

Love on the beach with a fishing pier in the background.


Beaufort Waterfront Engagement Portraits: Eric & Kimberly

I had a great time with Eric and Kimberly on the Beaufort Waterfront. A fun and loving couple I know their wedding is going to be a hoot!

A playful game of peek-a-boo on the historic Beaufort, NC waterfront Sunset on the boardwalk along Taylor's Creek, Beaufort North Carolina.

Sail boats at anchor along the Beaufort Waterfront adds extra romance to Crystal Coast engagement photos.

The happy couple enjoys a Crystal Coast sunset. Kimberly and Eric on the boardwalk along the Beaufort North Carolina waterfront district.


Atlantic Beach, North Carolina Enagement Session: Tina and Zack

Tina won a free engagement portrait session at the New Bern bridal show. We got together Sunday at Fort Macon State Park for the shoot.

A little silouette action inside the old Civil War fort. Zack and Tina pose on the beach at Fort Macon.

The couple takes a seat on top of the fort's blockade.


Cathy & Caleb – ENGAGED!

Cathy’s name was drawn as a second place winner at a recent bridal show. Her prize was her choice of an engagement, bridal or portrait session with a complimentary print. She chose to have an engagement session with her fiance’, Caleb. They selected the beach at Fort Macon State park for their location. We also did some shooting at the beach near the New Bern Street public access area. It was a pleasure working with Cathy and Caleb. Congratulations guys.

Cathy and Caleb on Atlantic Beach in North Carolina


Amy & Michael Engagement

Amy & Michael will be traveling from Arkansas for a beach wedding this May. They were in town visiting relatives for Christmas and took advantage of the opportunity for a fun engagement photo session. We shot in the studio, around Newport and at Fort Macon State Park. I’m looking forward to capturing images on their wedding day.

In the studio, 226 Chatham Street, Newport, North Caroina. Amy and Michael on the streets of Newport near my portrait studio.

Amy & Michael's engagement shoot near Newport Elementary school.

A little game of peek-a-boo during an engagement photo shoot. Country-urban style.

Amy & Michael inside Fort Macon at Atlantic Beach, NC.


Krista & Beau Engagement Session

Krista & Beau were in town to finalize their plans for their October 18 wedding. The trip included meeting with their wedding consultant, Rachel Munro, of Bridal by the Sea, their DJ, John Drake and their caterer, Floyd’s 1921 Resturant. Before making the drive home to Virginia we made a point of doing an engagement photo session for them. It always helps when I can get a couple in front of the camera before their wedding day. That way we all get used to each other and they’re usually a bit more comfortable in front of the camera. The wedding day is hectic enough without having to get used to the photographer.

On a sand dune overlooking Fort Macon and Beaufort Inlet

In the courtyard at the Windjammer Inn, Atlantic Beach, NC

Winjammer Inn, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

Bridal Business Engagement Portraits Wedding

A Look Inside

A few shots of the new studio:

226 Chatham Street, Newport NC

Nestled between Everyday Italian and After the Bell

Meeting area...

... and image preview area

Primary shooting area has three options... wide

...fabric/background storage

... traditional old masters for headshots

... and my favorite, white seamless.

We also have a small industrial set.

A distressed chair.

Business Engagement Portraits Wedding

New Space!

We’re moving into a new studio location. Look for us at 226 Chatham Street in Newport, NC. It’s going to take a bit of scrubing, sprucing and decorating before we’re up to full speed, but there’s no reason we can’t work in a few sessions along the way. The operation will be by appointment only. You can phone 252-726-5799 to schedule a session. I’ll get some photos up of the new studio in the near future.