Outer Banks North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Stephanie & Dan

Eeeek! I’m loving these!!! I’m so excited to share Dan and Stephanie’s Outer Banks Wedding with you! It’s always really helpful when your bride and groom plan out the perfect timeline that allows the photographer to shoot literally as much as they want! I don’t think there was a single square inch of downtown Manteo that we didn’t cover! Starting off with their precious backyard 1st look at the Magnolia House, walking our way through downtown Manteo for their Bride and Groom shots, and then finishing everything up with a ceremony and reception at Basnight’s Lone Cedar! Here are a few of Stephanie and Dan’s photos! Enjoy!





Outer Banks North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Thomas and Renee’s wedding at the First Colony Inn

I’m getting vibes that there are a ton of locals waiting to see these photos, so I went ahead a put a little blog update together for everyone! Thomas and Renee couldn’t be more perfect for each other. I knew that just a few short months ago when I photographed their outer banks engagement session, their wedding was going to be killer. I have been dreaming of shooting a the First Colony Inn in Nags Head for the longest time and I finally had the opportunity. The day couldn’t have been more perfect (even with the 99% humidity!) Both these guys were troopers in dealing with the muggy weather and the on and off rain. Also I’d like to once again point out how freaking precious their frenchie/boston Tina is!!! Couldn’t be more stoked about this one, here are a few images from their day! ENJOY! 


Outer Banks North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Simple Elopement in Salvo, NC

If I could shoot heavily detailed elopements forever I would. Gosh I love this wedding. Talk about a bride after my own heart! I love Kelly, because she said her vows champaign glass in hand. Everything from the beautiful bouquet (provided by none other than The Flower Field – Bells and Whistles ) to their awesome beach vibes was simply the coolest ever. Here are a few photos from Kelly and Chandler’s simple ceremony in Salvo, NC


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. 



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 



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!


Outer Banks North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Boho wedding celebration in Kill Devil Hills, NC

WIND WIND WIND WIND. I think it’s safe to say that we have had our fair share of wind this summer. BUT, can I just say how obsessed I am with this boho wedding?!?! Madeline captured Mike and Edens wedding perfectly! I’m am totally bummed I missed such a killer wedding but stoked that Madeline stepped it up and took one for team SDP! Moving forward into next year, she’ll be photographing more weddings for the SDP brand. And that’s great news, because that means our schedules are more freed up and we’re more available to you! I couldn’t be more happier with her work, and it’s so awesome that our similar taste in shooting style complements each other so well… And not to mention Eden made her weddings incredibly easy to photograph with all of her DIY details. Here are a few photos from Mike and Eden’s wedding day! ENJOY! 


Outer Banks, NC Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Summer Engagement Session

Can I just brag for 2 seconds?! I always feel like I just rock an engagement session. Honestly, I’ve photographed SO MANY different photography sessions at some of the same locations over and over again and I am amazed each time how happy I am with the outcome of each photography session. 

If you know me, you know I’m a total sucker for really cool architecture. On the Outer Banks, we don’t have a lot of options to choose from when if comes buildings… I’ve had the opportunity to blend together two really cool elements during this engagement session. The coastal and industrial elements that both Jennette’s Pier and the Washington Baum Bridge provide for visually pleasing photographs is astonishingly present in these images. 

I’m so thankful that I tend to attract clients who allow me to be me and let me creative gears run wild. Here are a few photographs from Megan and Andrew’s Outer Banks engagement session we shot last week. ENJOY!