Little weddings filled with big love

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.

Detail from beach wedding
Fran’s sand ceremony got everyone involved by scooping a small momento from the beach where they married.
Beautiful young flowergirl
Russell and Gioconda used family for their attendants
shorts make the suit for this wedding
Fun mix of traditional and unconventional formal wear for their beach wedding
a driftwood altar on the Outer banks
Aqua and white make for beautiful wedding colors
Oceanfront wedding with driftwood altar
At a small cottage court near Jeanettes pier, John and Frani take the nest step in their journey
uniting the family on a Kitty hawk beach
Since the couple and their family was bilingual they did the ceremony in two languages.
Nags Head wedding closeup
That driftwood made a great frame as John gets ready to say the big words with Jay Bowman
Friends for ever
She wasn’t letting go of her life grip on his hands
Wedding sign
Russell and Gioconda’s son first held the rings, then this sign during his parents ceremony
 firm grip on her love
She’s never letting go!
baby at the wedding
even the baby gets involved in their sand ceremony
Beach wedding happiness
Jamie and Josh were all smiles as the skies smiled on them after the ceremony
happy mature bride
After all those years of waiting, they are official, and on their way to a new life here on the Outer banks
bridesmaids on the beach
This wedding was hopping right after their beach wedding ceremony
Hilton gardens pierhouse
Kitty hawk pier gives shade and cool breezes after a sunny wedding
John and Frani used their kids as attendants for their beach wedding
beach portrait at wedding
Small weddings give us the chance to do some portraits, this one of John and Franis’ family
happy bride
When her sisters gave their toasts, Gioco was thrilled
under the pier
Hiding under the pier, a few private moments for the bride and groom on Kitty Hawk beach
one happy couple
Away from the family they find a moment of peace.
Kitty hawk Pier
Up on the pier is a great place to do some posed shots at your beach wedding

Christina and Morrell, a Nags Head Wedding

Christina and Morrell, an afternoon delight. Small weddings leave us time to play, be creative or just responsive to our couples, concentrating on them and their interaction instead of the trappings and crowds. Their wedding was a perfect example.


Perfect for the beach, her bouquet was light, with just a bit of color.
She made these guys part of the wedding with these
Family and friends have been waiting for this
i Do OBX weddings did the decorations beutifully
His face erupted in bliss
Tony Joseph of I Do Obx Weddings does a beautiful wedding
When he saw her, all the worries blew away
Her face speaks volume.
He and she wore the same look
Every time she looks at Morrel, she looks like this.
Tony Joseph presents the bands that bind
They exchange smiles while they exchange rings
a lot
Right after the ceremony
soft light helped her shine
Calm waves gave them this beauty.
Even while he carries her above the water, he was all lips
As we left the beach, the light on Christina was terrific, looked better on her than him 😉
Just for fun, he wanted to do the same shot she had.
Christina looks great in two views.
Christina and Morrell with her brother Mike and sister-in-law
From barefoot to tennies, ready to roll.
Nags Head’s Lone Cedar has sweet spots to hang out for the couple.
Basnight’s lone Cedar was kind enough to lend their pier for a few shots
Christina had wanted to do a dip, and without any training or practice Morrell nailed it.
cupcake wedding
Over the tower of cupcakes, a small round just for the cutting
Seasoned with butter cream, one last one before I faded away.

Amy and Deans Wedding in Carova

Short but sweet! Amy and Dean had a family cermony at a nice place in 4 wheel territory with absolutely amazing light – and they just wanted me to be as creative as possible and do a few black and whites, too, so I had an blast doing these for them. The only thing nicer than the light was the bride – Dean is one lucky fellow…