A Country Portrait Session: The Buck Boys

I received a phone call from Tracey looking to arrange a portrait session for her three boys, Alan, Ben and Colby. They had a location for the shoot picked out, a farm belonging to a friend of the family. We had a great time capturing the three boys alone and together. Here are a few of my favorites from the session.

Colby poses for a classic baby portrait.

Ben strikes a pose in a rustic barn.

Alan is the oldest of the three brothers.The three boys walk together.

First United Methodist Church, Morehead City Wedding / The Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach Reception: Leslie & Aaron

Leslie and Aaron were married July 24 at the First United Methodist Church in Morehead City, North Carolina. The event was planned by Just Call Jodie planning and coordinating. Following the wedding bride, groom and guests met headed to the Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach, NC for the reception. DJ John Drake provided the entertainment for the event. Be sure to check-out the slideshow of their wedding by clicking here or on the image below.

Slideshow of Leslie and Aaron's wedding celebration.

Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach Portrait Session: Jordan & Josh

Jordan and Josh wanted a simple beach portrait session. We met up at Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach, NC on a Sunday afternoon for a nice, informal shoot.

Jordan and Josh on Atlantic Beach, North Carolina.

A Sheraton Atlantic Beach Resort Hotel Wedding: Eric & Kimberly

Eirc and Kimberly exchange vows June 12, 2010 on the beach in front of the Sheraton Atlantic Beach Resort Hotel, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. Their reception was held on the property inside of Sand Castles. A great time was had by all. Be sure to check out a sampling of their images as a slideshow by clicking here or click on the photo below.

A Duncan House Wedding, Beaufort, NC: Jordan & Devin

Jordan & Devin exchanged wedding vows May 15, 2010 at the Duncan House on Beaufort North Carolina’s waterfront. The historic property, combined with views of Taylor’s Creek, and Gallant Channel provides a great location for a wedding. Be sure to check out the slideshow of wedding highlights by clicking here, or click on the photo below.

Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach, NC: Kimberly’s Bridal Portrait Session

I shot Kimberly’s bridals a couple of months ago but couldn’t post them to insure that her fiance’ Eric wouldn’t see her dress before their wedding day. Now that the wedding has come and gone I can now share a few images from the session.

Fort Macon State Park Bridal PortraitBride poses for a portrait on a rock jetty along North Carolina's Crystal Coast

Bridal portrait session, Atlantic Beach, NC Fort Macon State Park Bridal Portrait

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.

Sheraton Atlantic Beach Ocean Front Resort Wedding, NC State Aquarium Reception: Amy & Jason

Amy and Jason exchanged vows on the beach in front of the Sheraton Atlantic Beach Ocean Front Resort Hotel, Sunday March 07, 2010. Following the wedding a reception for family and friends was held at the North Carolina State Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The event was coordinated by Rachael Munro, Bridal-By-The-Sea. The Courthouse Caffe, Jacksonville, NC provided catering. Videography and Music were courtesy of DJ Professionals and Video of Morehead City. A great time was had by all. Be sure to check out their slide show by clicking here.

Amy and Jason have a great time at the NC State Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.

2010 Crystal Coast Bridal Salon

I particiapted in the 2010 Crystal Coast Bridal Salon in January. I had the pleasure of accompanying participating couples on the tour of beach wedding venues, as well as manning a both at the show and attending the after party. The salon was based at the Shearton Atlantic Beach hotel with the after party held at the North Carolina State Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. You can learn more about the salon by visiting the Crystal Coast Bride website. Click here to view a slideshow of images from the event.

2010 Crystal Coast Bridal Salon, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina draws couples from Raleigh, Richmond and beyond.

Wat Carolina Buddhist Temple: Wilmington, North Carolina

I had the opportunity to visit the Wat Carolina Buddhajakra Vanaram, Boliva, NC (between Wilmington & Southport, North Carolina). It was an interesting opportunity for some photography and not something one would normally expect in North Carolina. I’d like to visit again for additional photography in conjunction with one of their holidays/celebrations.

The shrine in the main temple building. Detail of two of the Buddha statues in the main temple near Wilmington, NC

The architecture is more what one would expect to see in Thailand or India rather than southern North Carolina. Another view of the Wat Carolina temple, about 2 hours north of Myrtle Beach, SC

The different roof levels are interesting: Buddhist Association of North Carolina Several statues of the Buddha featured on the shrine in the teaching area in the monk's quarters.

A candle burns in front of the shrine.