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Outer Banks Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | African Inspired Styled Shoot

You wanna know something crazy?!?! I’m completely overwhelmed with how photography has helped me develop my personal taste in room design, decor and in fashion design… and overall my own personal style. Shelly with HoneySuckle Events OBX has been wanting to do an African inspired shoot with a few pieces for a long time. With there being an #AccentDecorAfrica contest going on on instagram, we figured why not!

TWO really important things here: 

1. HONEYSUCKLE EVENTS IS LIKE THE OUTER BANK’S BEST KEPT FLORAL SECRET! Seriously! If you’re not using her for you event ya need to! Shelly is this hidden gem of a creative floral genius who consistently blows me away with her ability to create these outstanding floral designs. Simply Amazing. 

2. Photography is all about what inspires you. So keep shooting. 

Here are a few photos from Shelly’s styled shoot #AccentDecorAfrica ENJOY!

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Outer Banks North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Beach ceremony and Cypress House Inn Reception

Hailey and Blake couldn’t have had a more perfect sunny day for their Outer Banks Wedding. I am so happy that they chose us to document their day! Starting out with getting ready over at Pirates Cove Marina, then off to a sunny beach front ceremony in Kill Devil Hills, and topping the night off with the most adorable reception venue ever at The Cypress House Inn. With out tooting my own horn, I think it’s safe to say that Madeline and I just KILLED another wedding!! Here are a few photos from Hailey and Blake’s Outer Banks wedding. 

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Outer Banks North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Engagement session at Coquina Beach in Nags Head North Carolina

Well, here it is! Our 1st engagement session of 2016!!! I can’t believe these two are getting married in just a little over a month! Thomas and Renee are having their outer banks wedding at the First Colony Inn in Nags Head, North Carolina.  After having spent some time with them during their Outer Banks engagement, and getting to know their sweet baby Tina, I couldn’t be more stoked to shoot their wedding. Once again, I couldn’t’ resist the sun kissed dunes of Coquina beach in Nags Head. Literally windswept, I am thrilled to share these photos with you! Here are few engagement photos of an absolutely gorgeous couple! Enjoy! 

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Outer Banks North Carolina Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography| Alli and Elliot couples session at Coquina Beach in Nags Head!

CAN WE TALK ABOUT THAT GORGEOUS GOLDEN SUNLIGHT!!!!!!!! HOLY WOW! Ok so I have to admit, this is a couple’s session that I shot last summer and completely forgot to blog! I know right? I’m the worst! But I’m so thankful I remembered the other night. Alli and Elliot actually won this session during a silent auction for a local benefit. I was delighted to shoot the session, and was even more stoked when I learned that I would be shooting for a  local couple! ( I went to school with Elliot!) I’m continually drawn to Coquina beach in Nags Head, NC to shoot outer banks family beach portraits so I figured why not shoot their’s there too! I’m am beyond excited to share these photos with you, that golden light is so incredibly perfect!!  ENJOY! 

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Outer Banks North Carolina Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Ashley’s Outer Banks Maternity Session

I am so obsessed with Ashley’s outer banks sunrise maternity photography session!!! Everything from her lovely boho flower crown to her beautifully fashioned mint green, maternity,  two piece dress is perfect! We settled on shooting her maternity session at sunrise, because I felt that would be a unique way to incorporate a beautiful outer banks sunrise while still being able to utilize a coastal theme with soft light. Please take a moment to check out some of my favorite shots from yesterdays session! ENJOY!

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Destination Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Southwestern Bridal Inspiration

Last week I took a trip to visit New Mexico, and while I was there I had the opportunity to organize a styled shoot in the desert! I traveled everywhere from Albuquerque, Santa Fe and even took a hike through Tent Rocks… which I highly recommend! This was so fun and so far from what my typical photography and wedding posts look like. Nestled in the foothills of the Sandias Mountains, we were surrounded by lava rocks, cacti, and perfect golden light. I’d love to shoot wedding in New Mexico sometime, but meanwhile enjoy this Southwestern bridal inspiration! Here are a few photos from our shoot! Enjoy! 

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OUTER BANKS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | SARAH D’AMBRA PHOTOGRAPHY | 2015 OUTER BANKS DREAM WEDDING WINNERS

In celebration of the 2016 Outer Banks Wedding Expo I thought it was only appropriate to share some images from this past years Dream Wedding giveaway! Stephanie and Keith won the Dream Wedding package at the 2015 Expo and I was delighted to photograph their wedding! Be sure to pic up your copy of the 2016 Outer Banks Bride magazine to see the write up and full spread! Here are a few images form the Outer Banks Dream Wedding 2015! ENJOY!

Don’t forget to come see me this weekend! Expo North (First Flight High School gym) Booth 158 

XOXO!

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Outer Banks North Caolina Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Sound of an Era – Styled Shoot

Well, I finally jumped on the “wedding-photographer-band-wagon” and organized a styled shoot. It seems like that’s what all the cool photographers are doing these days, so I figured I better get in… I also was blessed with the opportunity to submit this styled shoot to Outer Banks Bride Magazine and they delightfully published it! ( SO UNEXPECTED! ) A few posts back I uploaded some images of the actually publication and the feature… here are a few additional shots that were included in the shoot! This is one of those shoots that we are extremely proud of! And if I  may say so myself, I think it perfectly showcases our unique style and displays what set’s SDP apart from other photographers. Thanks to our lovely model and her “she’s defiantly got it” skills, Honeysuckle Events for your amazing taste in all things vintage, unique decor and whimsical floral arrangements. Couldn’t have done it with out either of you gals! Enjoy!

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Outer Banks North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Woodsy Engagement Session in Nags Head Woods

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I can’t believe I’m sitting down to blog our 1st post in 2016. 2015 year flew by so incredibly quickly! 

I am so happy to be welcoming Erin and David into the SDP family! We photographed their engagement session in late December on a absolutely perfect warm winter day. We settled on Nags Head Woods for their shoot location and I’m so glad we did!! After walking about 20 minutes to the perfect spot that Erin and David picked out I knew that the secluded sound front landing was going to be perfectly adorable. Even though I fell into the water… and almost broke my ankle we were still able to get some cozy woodsy winter engagement photos in! I also was completely obsessed with their two sweet babies they brought along with them. A perfect little family of four! I loved how both of their dogs wanted to be just as included in the photos as David and Erin. You’ll be able to see that in several of their images! Looking forward to this summer when we photograph their outer banks wedding! Here are a few photos from their woodsy engagement session in Nags Head Woods. 

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Eastern North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Tricia and Ashton’s Christmas Themed Winter December Wedding

I am absolutely IN LOVE with our last wedding of 2015. I have been dreaming of photographing a winter/ Christmas wedding for so long now, and it’s finally worked out for us! Tricia and Ashton’s winter wedding could not have fallen on a more perfect December day! The sky were beautiful, the temperature was a lovely crisp 40 degrees and our hearts were just blown away with the absolute attention to detail they placed on every element of their wedding. I am just so excited to share these with everyone! Here are a few images from their special day! ENJOY!!

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