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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Outer Banks North Carolina Wedding Photographer | 2016 Outer Banks Bride  | Sarah D’Ambra Photography

Last night we attended the Outer Banks Wedding Association’s annual Christmas party and Outer Banks Bride reveal! This year’s the party was held at the one and only Pine Island Lodge… PHENOMENAL EVENT HOME! I am so so so so so excited about our features in this years magazine I just HAD to snap a couple photos and post. Not only is the 2015 Outer Banks Dream Wedding so nicely spread across, but we were also spotlighted for our work in the involvement of a styled shoot. I cannot thank all of the vendors who helped out with the Outer Banks Dream Wedding and our featured styled shoot enough. JOB WELL DONE! Be sure to request your copy of this years magazine… SEE YOU AT THE WEDDING EXPO!!!!!

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Outer Banks North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography| 2015 Outer Banks Dream Wedding Winner’s engagement session

Here it is, the end of the season and I am finally getting to blogging this engagement session. Many of you know that I was honored to photograph the Outer Banks Wedding Association’s Dream Wedding Winners this past summer. Their wedding a truly a dream come true… even for a Outer Banks Wedding Photographer.  With that role came the responsibility of photographing the winning couple’s engagement photo session as well! Back in May of this year we decided on the abandoned location of the Duke of Dare Motor Lodge in Manteo, North Carolina. Stephanie and Keith are seriously the sweetest couple and I am so stoked that I was chosen to photography their Outer Banks Engagement and their Outer Banks Wedding. I’m also very happy to have gained two new friends through this entire experience. Please be on the look out for they featured wedding in the 2016 addition of the Outer Banks Bride! We are so stoked for it’s reveal! Here area few photos form they engagement session! ENJOY! 

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Outer Banks North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Wedding ceremony and reception at the Kitty Hawk Pier

Have I mentioned that we LOVE Kitty Hawk Pier?! I think we shot over 5 weddings at this venue this year! We love love love our relationship with the Hilton and we are so honored to be apart of some of the most fun weddings that are held at the Kitty Hawk Pier. Abby and David met both Madeline and I at the Outer Banks Wedding Association’s Wedding Expo this past January and I immediately knew that we would be a great fit for their Outer Banks Wedding. I am so excited to share their Outer Banks wedding with you! Here are a few pictures from their day! Enjoy!

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Outer Banks North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography| Hilton Garden Inn’s Pier House Wedding |

It’s a great day to catch up on blogging! The details say it all in this gorgeous outer banks wedding that took place at the Hilton Garden Inn Kitty Hawk’s Pier House. This is one of my favorite venues to shoot weddings. I am so excited to finally share this with everyone! Check out the awesome shots from their lovely ceremony and reception! ENJOY! 

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Outer Banks North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Outer Banks Engagement at the Wright Brothers National Memorial

Engagement sessions are by far my favorite thing to shoot! I’ve always said this. Once again I have reassured my self of this, just after I photographed this gorgeous couple at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. I COULD NOT MORE MORE OBSESSED WITH THESE PHOTOS! Seriously, killer! Killer sunrise, killer light, killer location… and KILLER COUPLE! I am so stoked to be working with these two again in May for their Outer Banks Wedding at the Currituck Club. Here are a few photos from their engagement session at the top of the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. 

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Outer Banks North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Wedding ceremony and reception at 108 Budleigh in Manteo, NC!

I honestly spoke too soon! Here I was thinking that I was blogging the last 2015 wedding of the year and sure enough we just booked one for December! Yay us! Regardless, I am so happy to finally be able to share the wedding photos from Cody and Jenilee’s wedding in downtown Manteo, North Carolina. They held their wedding ceremony and reception in the amazing 108 Budleigh! Again and again we’ve photographed weddings there and it’s awesome to see how each one turns out differently. We also had the special opportunity to photograph some of the guys photos at the local Manteo airport seeing as how Cody is a pilot for small air crafts. With all the other photos wrapped up in the charming downtown Manteo waterfront area, I’m stoked to have sort of ended the year in my stomping grounds! Here are a few images from Cody and Jenilee’s wedding! Enjoy! 

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Outer Banks North Carolina Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | All Washed Up Jewelry

A few weeks ago Ashley and Jill Rawls, the fabulous owners of All Washed Up Jewelry, approached me and asked if I would be interested in shooting a session that featured some of their best selling products. I was immediately on board, as I am a HUGE fan of their work. This was a really big step for me as I am still so new to the commercial photography world. I’m finding that I really enjoy it. There’s just something awesome about helping and promoting other small businesses. When the girls told me their vision of using a mermaid tale I was a little taken back, and really worried about this being so far form my comfort zone. I knew instantly that I wanted to use none other than THE Katie Metzger. I first met her through the shoots I’ve been doing for Foxy Flamingo Boutique, and her modeling ability is clearly on point. She’s also moving to the big NYC here soon to pursue modeling full time so I was really stoked to have been able to use her before she left town. Katie killed it, the photos rock… and I’m still in awe of just how awesome this shoot turned out. Thanks to All Washed Up Jewelry for having faith in me to bring their vision to life!! 

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