I’m super excited about today’s featured engagement session! Just a couple of weeks back I met with Sara and Kyle at Bodie Island Lighthouse to shoot their engagement session. I don’t live close to the Outer Banks, but I jumped at the opportunity to shoot there. What’s not to love about lighthouses, beaches, sand dunes, and piers? A “beachy” theme plus a GREAT couple equals an awesome session! I had met Sara and Kyle earlier in the year at a wedding I shot and I knew they would be great to photograph. Kyle had proposed to Sara with the help of his dogs! He had made two plaques that read “will you marry our dad” for each of his dogs to carry when he proposed. What a great idea! Sara and Kyle brought their dogs and I loved getting a family shot of all of them! We began at Bodie Island Lighthouse and it was really stunning there. I think Bodie is the most photogenic of all the lighthouses on the OBX. It is surrounded by marsh and has this wonderful wooden walkway that is enveloped by the marsh. Sara and Kyle looked so awesome with the lighthouse in the background. We moved from the lighthouse to some really beautiful shots by the ocean with sand dunes in the background. Here you can really see the intimacy and love between these two and these shots were among my favorite of the day. I think they are really beautiful shots that are very classic and remind me so much of what summer is all about. We finished up the session at sunset under a pier in Nags Head. The lines of the pier and the golden glow of the sun on the pylons make these images really pop! I think these locations really fit Sara and Kyle personalities and I couldn’t be more happy with the way the session turned out. Congrats to Sara and Kyle, you guys are the best!