Earthly Elements & Windswept Beauties | Outer Banks Styled Shoot

Can I just say that I absolutely LOVE an Outer Banks Styled Shoot and I especially love when it includes some Windswept beauties and Earthly Elements!  I mean, this place that we call home is one of the most breathtaking places on this earth and I am so proud to share all of the hard work that was put into this gorgeous photo shoot with some of the most beautiful models and talented vendors that we have ever worked with!

When Ryan and I approached Ashley Earnhardt with Southern Hospitality Weddings, we knew exactly what we wanted. The look and feel of the shoot was key. Ashley is truly a rockstar in every single way.  She really brought our vision to life on such short notice. From the gorgeous coral pieces to the geodes & oyster shell garlands, it was everything that we had hoped for and more!  Ashley teamed up with the talented Page Roper from The Flower Girls OBX to create the most perfect bouquets and headpieces for the photo shoot to fit the style of both of our brides.  Our model, Samantha went with the more colorful bouquet and embellished headpiece while our other model, Katie went a completely different route with a more bohemian/earthy look.  Mollie Gregory with Glimmer Hair & Makeup perfected their look with beautiful makeup and hair.  Mollie is truly the BOMB and we absolutely love working with her on many occasions.  Ocean Atlantic Event Rentals provided the farm table and benches that were just perfect for our earthy look and Heather Rollins with HLR Designs rocked out some amazing invitations & place cards!  Heather is such an artist and we are always excited when our brides are using her talents.  Katie’s Nha Khanh dress, Ben-Amun hair comb and emerald pear stud earrings were all rented from Rent the Runway and we couldn’t have been happier with how the look came together!  Samantha wore her beautiful lace wedding gown and crystal headpiece and she looked absolutely stunning!

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Now, I have to give a little back story to this shoot as it was one of the more difficult photo shoots to date.  We had a completely different plan for this day.  The location was moved at the last minute due to the weather.  When I am saying the weather was bad, it was horrible!  We were bummed with the 30-40 MPH winds but when we watched the radar and knew the impending rain could completely ruin our day, we were truly devastated.  Knowing that the photo shoot may not happen at all and that all of these amazing people put so much hard work into making it perfect, we knew that there was no choice and we went for it anyway!   Yes, we all had a great exfoliation that day from the amount of sand that was blasting us but the photos from our Windswept Dunes styled shoot are some of our favorites from 2015.  We cannot wait to work again with all of these wonderful vendors and a special thanks to Katie & Samantha for letting us photograph them on one of the windiest days of the year!

Styled shoot was recently featured in the 2016 edition of Outer Banks Bride.


Southern Hospitality Weddings

HLR Designs

Flower Girls OBX

Ocean Atlantic Rentals

Glimmer Hair & Makeup

Rent the Runway