Outer Banks Wedding: Renee + Steven

Oh, Renee and Steven…how I loved your wedding. On April 16th. I mean, April 15th?

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Renee and Steven met in a parking lot, planned their wedding for April 16th on the Outer Banks in the Carova 4×4 area, and got married the day before. It takes a certain type of couple to choose Carova. There is no road to the gigantic houses that line the untamed beaches. Vacationers load up with supplies in Corolla and head up the beach for a wonderfully isolated Outer Banks get-away. Renee and Steven surrounded themselves with their closest family and friends for what was to be an extremely memorable week.

Chad and I were watching the weather forecast like hawks, just like we do for all of our weddings and portraits. We started getting a little nervous at the sight of an approaching storm, but as anyone familiar with Outer Banks weather, we knew that the forecast could change at the drop of a hat. We got a call from Renee a few days before, expecting to hear an indoor Plan B, but got the “Are you busy on Friday?” question. We were happy to move it up a day, and they made it happen.

Both Renee and Steven were all smiles when we showed up, and we instantly knew that their carefree moods would be infectious. While Chad snapped a few with the guys and of the details, I hung with the ladies and their pup Farley…

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Looking gorgeous, workin’ it for the camera…
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And her man. Ladies…is there anything more handsome than a man in uniform?!
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They got married at the top of the dunes behind the house, over-looking the ocean. It was quite bright out, but I think it gives this next shot a very cool feel…
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Farley was the best dog ever! He ran up the dunes, chased the flower petals, and then stood guard while his momma and daddy said I do.
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It was also pretty windy at the top of the hill, so the entire wedding party huddled around Renee and Steven during their sand ceremony. This is my angle…
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and Chad’s…
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So happy!
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This might be the coolest shot of the day. We were in the middle of shooting the entire wedding party when all of the sudden a wild horse came trotting over the hill. In a knee-jerk reaction, Chad said “Quick! Come stand over here!” Renee and Steven didn’t miss a beat, and I love that we were able to capture this moment. What a wonderful wedding memory!

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Dear Renee and Steven’s wedding party,
You guys were awesome!

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My personal favorite of the day…
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Congrats Renee & Steven!
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