I’ve always wondered what a destination wedding would be like. This summer, I got my answer.
My friend Chris and his fiancée Stacy chose the Outer Banks in North Carolina as their wedding destination…it was easy to see why. They invited all of their friends out for a week of fun and celebration. My friend Andrew and my younger brother Cam joined me, and we road-tripped it all the way. For me, it was a really relaxing long weekend; a great time to unwind, enjoy the peace of the ocean, and help celebrate the wonderful commitment of two friends in marriage.
From the first ride in on the back of the pickup truck, I knew this was going to be an amazing week for photos.
Yes, there were wild horses roaming the beaches. No, they weren’t friendly, and didn’t let us pet them 🙁
My bro Cam got to crash the wedding. He arrived only knowing the groom, but he left as everyone’s friend. That guy has a unique ability to make friends fast.
The sweet, sweet mansion we called home for the weekend.
Meet the ring-bearer, Belle. She kept the energy levels high the entire time. Belle is a beautiful, purebred golden retriever.
I think the outdoor amenities topped even the fantastic interior of the mansion.
Holy cow, the mix of the sand dunes and the pretty skies was spectacular!
I was shooting this sand dune when suddenly a flock of seagulls flew directly overhead. It was a classic case of being in the right place at the right time.