Cape Hatteras in the Outer Banks

Cape Hatteras Beach

I just got back from the Outer Banks, a trip I’ve taken almost every year since I was 8 years old.  My family moved to the Charlotte area from New York, where we used to go to North Conway, New Hampshire every summer.  Moving down south made that quite the feat, especially with 3 young children.  So, we were beach goers now!  I remember being really bored at times as a kid going to Hatteras, there isn’t much to do at all!  But now, as an adult, I sink into the quiet and “boring” beach, only leaving the beach for the seafood market, to get some cajun steamed shrimp or fresh caught fish for dinner.

I took this photo the morning I left, and I felt like it surmised the tranquil beach I have grown up going to visit.  The beach is disappearing!  We barely have any beach to sit on as they waves get closer to consuming our beach house.  So I will cherish every year that I have left to visit this gorgeous wonderland!

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Fireflies in the Smokey Mountains!

I just got back from an overnight trip to Elkmont Campground in the Great Smokey Mountain National Park.  Every summer, early June, synchronized fireflies come out for a magical display! This is all a part of their mating season, although researchers aren’t exactly sure why they flash in sync.

It was a very quick, but beautiful overnight trip to the Smokies with my friend, Ky Delaney.  We were in insane traffic from Asheville to Canton, normally a 20 minute drive took us 1.5 hours.  We were getting anxious to get to the campsite so we would have daylight to seek out our firefly siting spot.  We ended up getting there in plenty of time to set up our hammocks and start our hike around the campground area to find a good spot.

Night photography is definitely a whole new world, but I was excited to give it a shot.  I got a couple that I thought looked pretty cool, but I definitely want to hone my skills before next summers trip to the Smokies to see this amazing firefly display!

 

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Baby Boy Twins Josh & Daniel

Ashley & Stephanie were blessed with two beautiful baby boy twins, Joshua & Daniel.  I was happy to be able to come to their home and take some lifestyle photos of their new family!  The boys were so well behaved, I was very surprised at how calm and easy to work with they both were.  I loved just hang in out with them and getting shots of them just hanging out in the yard!

Lifestyle photo shoots are a wonderful way to get natural, organic shots of you and your family.

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Headshots for your Website ~ Asheville Photographer

Here is Anna!  She is a freelance writer here in Asheville, NC.  She writes for small businesses or for publications.  She can write website copy, blogs & newsletters, press releases, and she does editing!

Anna and I have worked together in the past, and I am looking forward to meeting with her so she can write an amazing “About Me” page for my website!

Check out her website: http://www.annaraddatz.com

We did her headshots in downtown Asheville!

 

 






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