Little weddings, small weddings, intimate ceremonies, no matter what you call them, they are some of our favorites.Surrounded by just a few close friends and family, everybody is part of the event. No one is there by accident, they are all called there by love for the couple they honor with their presence. For these weddings we can concentrate on the emotions, the details, the connections that make each one so unique.
Fran’s sand ceremony got everyone involved by scooping a small momento from the beach where they married.
Russell and Gioconda used family for their attendants
Fun mix of traditional and unconventional formal wear for their beach wedding
Aqua and white make for beautiful wedding colors
At a small cottage court near Jeanettes pier, John and Frani take the nest step in their journey
Since the couple and their family was bilingual they did the ceremony in two languages.
That driftwood made a great frame as John gets ready to say the big words with Jay Bowman
She wasn’t letting go of her life grip on his hands
Russell and Gioconda’s son first held the rings, then this sign during his parents ceremony
She’s never letting go!
even the baby gets involved in their sand ceremony
Jamie and Josh were all smiles as the skies smiled on them after the ceremony
After all those years of waiting, they are official, and on their way to a new life here on the Outer banks
This wedding was hopping right after their beach wedding ceremony
Kitty hawk pier gives shade and cool breezes after a sunny wedding
John and Frani used their kids as attendants for their beach wedding
Small weddings give us the chance to do some portraits, this one of John and Franis’ family
When her sisters gave their toasts, Gioco was thrilled
Hiding under the pier, a few private moments for the bride and groom on Kitty Hawk beach
Away from the family they find a moment of peace.
Up on the pier is a great place to do some posed shots at your beach wedding
Some families, especially those with infants and toddlers, know that their best times don’t always occur at sunset. Others just want to have an early session so they can go about the day without worrying about getting back to the house, cleaning up, napping the little ones, or clock watching while they wait for an evening session, so they opt for an early morning session. Here are a few sweet ones from early in the season, early in the day. Is your family ready to play in the sunrise?
Lauren, Stephen and the new guy in the warm glow of sunrise
Late in a shoot, we can relax and let the kids fly, and it can make some very sweet shots
Lauren and her two favorite men sharing a moment in the early morning
Nobody has the same bond as brothers, and it starts early
Backlighting in the morning gives that special look to the water
We like to do some of the guys alone, and later the girls when we can. The action helps everybody get into the process
The little man gets a lift as the waves tickle his feet on the North Carolina beach
We like to get any combination in the family while we can, and I’m glad we didn’t miss this one
We did her seniors a few years ago, now she brings a new love into her life
Getting away from the sun for a minute, Becca’s face lit up by itself.
While we pause for a break, this guy gave me the “uh,huh” look.
Some mornings give a warm glow that looks great on newborns
At the Whalehead Club in Corolla, the trees are a major attraction to those who want something different.
Happy boys come from happy families
Sometimes days without strong sun make for easy smiles for the kids.
Lucky enough to be here, we got the extra bonus of a rainbow right after a shower at sunrise
Next year we get to do Cass’s senior portraits, this year it was part of the family beach pictures