Monday, May 30, 2011

Jesse and Kathryn's Kitty Hawk Engagement Shoot

During our visit to the Outer Banks to shoot Brad and Kristen's wedding, we also had the opportunity to do an engagement session with David's childhood friend Kathryn and her fiance Jesse. What a blast we had in Kitty Hawk starting on the beach where Jesse swept his fiance into his arms and carried her up the dunes. We went on to find an old winding road with a bridge over a green wooded canal. While they pretty much laughed the whole time, they had no problem turning their modeling faces on when we told them they were "...on the cover of vogue, GO!". We were amazed at how natural they were in front of the camera.

Of course David had to remind Kathryn of his childhood memory when she prematurely told her pre-school class mates what David's show-and-tell surprise was. "IT'S a BOW AND ARROW!" Many bursts of laughter were had at that moment. ;)

At the very end of the shoot a brilliant sunset was painted across the entire sky. We love using strobes to light their faces and balance the light against such an on fire background. Afterwards, we had some amazing food at Rundown Cafe and got to chat about their engagement story and their wedding plans. They were also buzzing with excitement about Jesse (soon to be a movie star) as he found out that day that he got accepted for a movie role being filmed in Charlotte this summer.
Jesse and Kathryn, we are beyond thrilled to come back to the NC coast this fall and shoot your Kitty Hawk Pier wedding!


  1. Lovely shoot. I was wondering where that covered bridge is located? I live in Nags Head and have never seen it...

  2. The covered bridge is on private property. Can you please remove the photo from the internet.


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