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 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 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!!!


Outer Banks, NC Wedding Photographer | Proposal at Jennette’s Pier!

So excited to share these! Alex (whom I have known since high school)  called me a few months ago and said she’d be in town and would love for me to take a few photos of her and her boyfriend. Shortly before our session, her sweet boyfriend Jim called me and gave me a heads up that he was planning a surprise proposal. How perfect! Check out Alex and Jim’s proposal session at Jennette’s Pier in south Nags Head! Enjoy!


Outer Banks, NC Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Matt & Frida Engaged!

I have been so lucky to catch these awesome warm days this winter. It’s been perfect for all the E-sessions I’ve had lined up. Engagement season is in full swing here on the OBX and we are so happy to share this recent session with you!

Matt and Frida are two close friends of mine and I couldn’t have been more honored to shoot their engagement session. I first met Matt about 3 years ago when he moved into the house next to mine, and shortly after that I met his sweet girlfriend Frida. Their love for travel, the ocean and Budweiser was perhaps the single common denominator that lead me to realize how awesome these two are! We settled for Kitty Hawk Pier for their location as I knew that Matt had spent many summers there growing up, and hoped to continue share this spot with Frida in the years to come. Here are a few photos from their engagement session. ENJOY!