The past couple days, as I step out into freezing temperatures and make my way through snow, I’ve been dreaming of warm summer days….
Last August, in between sunshine and a summer thunderstorm, I met up with Beth and Shawn who were celebrating their engagement with a weekend at the beach. Since their wedding will be held in Manteo, NC at Marshes Lighthouse and 108 Budleigh, we decided to explore one of my favorite places: downtown Manteo….docks, wooden bridges, a lighthouse, blue brick walls, nautical murals, a cute local movie theater and even sunflowers, courtesy of the artists at Wanchese Pottery!
After soaking in a bit of the “city”, we put on our boots and had some fun at Island Farm. Then we ended the evening with a champagne toast and toes in the sand at Coquina Beach. Hope you enjoy these photos and that the love you see warms your hearts during this chilly winter…
Hair and Makeup by the awesome ladies at It’s Royalty salon in downtown Manteo.
Marshes Lighthouse, where this sweet couple will tie the knot in April!
We got to feed the chickens!
Storm clouds didn’t keep us from celebrating at Coquina Beach!
Beth has a wonderful eye for accessories and details…she also brought a number of fun props she had been collecting, which we had a great time playing with!
Congratulations Beth and Shawn!! You were a joy to photograph and we can’t wait for your wedding this Spring…it’s going to be so much fun!