Matt & Stacy, Pea Island Elopement

On Saturday morning I received a call from a friend wondering if I was available Sunday afternoon to photograph an Elopement. When she started to explain Matt & Stacy’s story, I quickly realized this was a particularly special Elopement. Matt & Stacy had been living in Thailand for a while when Stacy started having pains in her back. They went to the hospital and the doctors found a potentially cancerous mass in Stacy’s back and she would need to begin chemotherapy treatment immediately. As a result, Matt & Stacy packed their bags and moved back to the US for treatment. They decided to elope in a remote location on Pea Island before Stacy began her treatment. Needless to say I was extremely honored to document their elopement and photograph them before they began their next chapter, which will undoubtedly be a long, challenging road ahead. After spending the afternoon with them, I am very confident they will stick together and Matt will be an incredibly supportive husband. Best of luck to you guys!











Rebecca & Patrick Engagement, 040514

Kicked off the 2014 wedding season with a super fun engagement session with Rebecca & Patrick on Saturday evening. We had gorgeous weather and they were a blast to work with. Always nice photographing a local couple! Rebecca said she was really nervous ¬†going into the shoot, but she and Patrick warmed up to the camera in no time. Patrick is very passionate about fishing (just like me!) so Rebecca brought ”Fishing for Dummies” book as a prop for the shoot…Such a GREAT IDEA! Looking forward to their wedding next May. Here are a few images from our shoot.













Dave Lusk, Puppy Drum

There has been a population explosion of puppy drum over the last year or so here on the Outer Banks. They are an absolute blast to catch as they are one of the strongest fighting fish on light tackle. Setting up to be an epic fishery for us this year. Here’s an over/under shot of my brother battling an upper slot puppy drum in the shallows recently.


Snowy Owl in Nags Head Today

Just had the opportunity to photograph the extremely rare (in NC) and elusive Snowy Owl. They are native to Arctic tundras of Canada and Alaska but there has been an influx of these majestic birds in the northeast and mid atlantic regions recently. I am no wildlife photographer, but I really enjoyed watching and photographing this owl right here in Nags Head. Look at those eyes! There are birders and wildlife photographers that would give anything to see a snowy owl in person so thanks to my brother Dave for the call. Feeling very lucky. I slowly positioned myself to have the beach and pier in the background for perspective and to have contrast against the white feathers for detail. Saving a few of my favorite photos for another project..


iPhone Cases

Trying something new here. I will be selling cases for iPhone 4 and 5. I have 4 images available and the cases will be black. Below are the previews. CLICK HERE TO BUY! Thanks as always for your support!

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Bodie Island Lighthouse + Snow

More snow today on the Outer Banks. I believe this is the fourth snow event we’ve had this winter. I ventured down the Bodie Island Lighthouse this afternoon to shoot a few images during the peak of the snowfall. I had it all to myself. Very peaceful! It was really coming down. It’s purdy and all but I’m ready for SPRING!


Brisk with a Bite

Wednesday at the 1st jetty. Raw. Brutal. Beautiful. People kept telling me there were guys surfing at the jetty, but I couldn’t stop watching and shooting this down the beach. Click to enlarge!

Snow Scene

Here’s a little snow scene from the archives. Crossing fingers for accumulation tonight and waves tomorrow!


Outer Banks Bride & Outer Banks Wedding Guide Ads

In addition to having a bunch of images featured throughout the magazine, I am especially honored to have my photos chosen as ad images for Kitty Hawk Pier, Jennette’s Pier, Roanoke Island Festival Park, and Pirate’s Cove Pavillion! Love shooting at each of these venues!

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2014 Outer Banks Bride Magazine

We are excited and honored to have the wedding of John & Paige Bayliss featured in the 2014 Outer Banks Bride Magazine! The magazine also featured our first same-sex marriage, Mari & Danielle, in a non-traditional wedding article.  Check the virtual issue of the magazine here! Also be sure to stop by our wedding expo booth in the high school gym this weekend!

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