Golden Hour Engagement Session on Emerald Isle Kaitlin + Hunter | Emerald Isle, NC

Last week was a BIG travel week!!! I had a wedding at the Biltmore in NC, back home for a senior shoot in Fredericksburg on Tuesday, back to NC for this engagement session on Emerald Isle and then back home to leave again Friday morning for Charleston! WHEW!  But traveling is one of my favorite things about this job so I was left feeling so, so thankful. When Kaitlin and Hunter mentioned wanting to shoot their engagement portraits at her family’s beach house on Emerald Isle…my heart melted. So many amazing memories were made here on this beach…it was the PERFECT location for their shoot!

I got into town midday Wednesday and the weather was perfect. But the best part is that the beach was EMPTY!! It is off-season at Emerald Isle right now…so there was no one in sight. We had all of the gorgeous locations to OURSELVES which was a photographer’s dream come true!! Kaitlin had two beautiful outfits that were so much fun to photograph – including a Southern-inspired look complete with a white sunhat and pearls. She’s a girl after my own heart!!

Kaitlin and Hunter, I had so much fun with you two!! I hope you enjoy some of my favorites…I can’t wait for the wedding in September!!


The LIGHT was such a dream!!!

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Favorite!! The back of this dress was ADORABLE!

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I mean…c’mon. These outfit options + this light = one SERIOUSLY happy Hope!!

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Two more faves!!

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April 19, 2018

  1. Aria says:

    Love, love, love! That first dress is so cute!

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