Outer Banks North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Jason and Erica married at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, NC

Jason and Erica’s wedding at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head was pretty awesome! No only did we do a sweet first look series in historic downtown Manteo, NC but there was a gigantic surf competition going on right in the middle of their reception venue. It’s not every day you get to shoot a wedding during the Wave Riding Vehicles Outer Banks Hurley Pro. Just goes to show there’s always room for more on the beach! Everything from the exquisite menu options catered by the fantastic Cafe Lachine, to the over the top embellishments and decor by none other than The Embellishers. This wedding was 130 people deep and off the charts! Here are a few photos from Erica and Jason’s wedding day! Enjoy! 


Outer Banks, NC Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Ashley and Doug’s coastal wedding at the Pavilion at Pirates Cove, Manteo NC

Ashley and Doug are FINALLY on the blog! I am so thrilled about their wedding! We photographed their engagement photos several months ago this past winter at the Manteo coin laundry… they are just as adorable now as they were then! Both Doug and Ashley local to the area, decided on using the Pavilion at Pirates Cove Marina for their venue! When their planner told me we would be utilizing a boat for a portion of their bride and groom series, immediately was excited! Here are a few photos from their Outer Banks wedding! ENJOY!


Outer Banks, NC Wedding Photography | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Colin and Rachel Beach Side Ceremony!

As soon as I had met Colin and Rachel, I immediately wanted to be a part of their day. Seriously, such a cool couple. Dark thunderclouds and bolts of lightening didn’t hinder their wedding for one second. We had outstandingly beautiful skies as our back drop, and I cannot get enough of these photos. There small group of wedding guests, including family only, formed a sweet circle as they both said their “ i do’s” Only to be followed by the quaintest of quaint receptions that featured a delicious pie bar, lots of champaign, and low lighting provided by tiny candles and lights on a sting. Here are a few images from their outer banks wedding! ENJOY!


Outer Banks, NC Wedding Photography | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Kathryn and Shannon married at Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head NC

I’m so excited to announce that our very own Madeline Thompson is now photographing SDP weddings as one of our primary shooters. Here’s a sweet ceremony that she photographed last week at Jennette’s Pier. Kathryn and Shannon booked with us way back at the 2013 wedding expo… it’s been a long time coming, but we are stoked to finally have there wedding up on our blog. They started off their celebration with their ceremony site at the base of Jennette’s pier and wrapped up the afternoon with a cheers from Sam and Omies restaurant (An Outer Banks must try! ) Here are a few images from their 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!


Outer Banks, NC Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Brier and Scott’s wedding at the Hilton’s Kitty Hawk Pier!

I am so excited to share Scott and Brier’s wedding! I photographed their engagement photos in February right before I left for Iceland. While the weather between February and May might have changed, the beauty of this couple certainly did not! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this wedding and I’m stoked to finally have it on my blog! The Hilton Garden Inn is becoming one of my favorite venues to shoot at! Take a look at their wedding shots at the Kitty Hawk Pier, in Kitty Hawk, NC… ENJOY!!!