Category Archives: Blog

Photographing Families, Children and Babies at the Beach

The weather is really getting nice here in the southeast corner of North Carolina and we have been getting busy photographing families, children and babies at Wrightsville Beach. We love to create memorable portraits of your families and urge you to give us a try. Thank you to all of our past clients who have already booked a family portrait session for this year we look forward to working with you again. Also remember that when you refer another customer to us you get a credit toward your order for a complimentary 8×10. 

Wrightsville Beach Near Wilmington North Carolina


With over ten years of beach photography experience

Please use our easy contact form or call us today to schedule your family portrait session with Jay-Cyn’s Creations PhotographyFamily portraits in Wilmington NC

Holiday Inn at Wrightsville Beach North Carolina

The Holiday Inn at Wrightsville Beach is a beautiful oasis in southeast North Carolina.

The Holiday Inn oceanfront resort was remodeled last year and the guest rooms have excellent views of the Atlantic Ocean, and the Wrightsville Beach Sound and come equipped with new LCD tvs and microwave ovens and small refrigerators.

 The Resort boasts a comfortable lobby with the live parrot mascots Abby and Gabby, a variety of spacious meeting rooms for large and small events. A very nice ocean front restaurant and lounge. A well stocked gift and sundry shop, and indoor and an outdoor pool, with a poolside tikki bar.

Minutes from downtown Wilmington and the ILM Airport the Holiday inn at Wrightsville Beach is great for the entire family. Plenty of wonderful shopping and restaurants minutes away as well as golf, tennis,boating,sailing,bowling and movie theaters. Not to mention fishing off of one of the longest piers on the east coast at Johnny Mercer’s Pier.

These are a couple of images I captured before the big JDRF Gala at the Holiday Inn on May 16, 2010

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Gala
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Annual Gala


Engagement Portrait Session at Wrightsville Beach

Last Friday we photographed a very nice couple at Wrightsville Beach for their engagement.

Ben is in the Marine Corp and just got back from serving our country over seas we thank him for his service.

Janine flew up from Arizona to see Ben and have these images created, they are a very nice couple and we wish them well for their wedding in October.

View Slideshow

Congratulations Stephanie and Justin May 1, 2010

Great wedding at Saint Mark’s Church in Wilmington, NC  on May 1, 2010.

Stephanie and Justin had a wonderful ceremony performed by Father Dan from Sacred Heart in Raleigh.

The Fantastic Reception was held at the City Club in Wilmington on third and Dock Street.

The couple looked fabulous and were transported to downtown Wilmington for some pictures by the Cape Fear River in front of the USS battleship

North Carolina near the  Hilton Riverside Hotel.

The weather was spectacular  with a nice breeze coming from the Cape Fear River.

The band that Stephanie and Justin Chose for their entertainment was really great they are called Stone Age Romeos and are from Raleigh North Carolina.

They are a fun and very talented group of fine musicians who we hope to hear again very soon. They play a great variety of songs for the seventies to current music.
The food and drink were plentiful at the City Club and the staff provided top notch service. Every one was having a wonderful time!


Click the link below to see all of the wedding images from Stephanie and Justin’s awesome wedding in Wilmington NC on May 2, 2010




Wedding at Orton Plantation and Reception at Bellamy Mansion

Here are some images from a great wedding we had the privilege to photograph two weeks ago at Orton Plantation in Brunswick County. Maura Kropke provided the music during the ceremony with her melodic violin playing. The Reception was held in Downtown Wilmington at the historic Bellamy Mansion. Bon Appetite did a marvelous job catering the event.







Comments from Tracey and Chris

Dear Jayson, Thanks again for all of your hard work and creative photography. I was so nervous but you made me feel at ease, you really made the whole day fun. Chris and his buddies were even impressed with the way you work. It looks like you will be doing his brother’s wedding next year! The design for our album looks beautiful I can’t wait till it comes in so I can show it to everybody! Thanks again, Always, Tracey and Chris

Comments from Anne Marie and Michael Wood

Dear Jay, Christie at Elegant Brides is the one who told me to call you for my wedding and I am so glad I did! The pictures you created at my wedding are fantastic and I just cannot believe how gorgeous and unique my albums are. You are truly an artist and we really appreciate what you have done for us. Best Regards Anne Marie and Michael  PS if you are in Raleigh please stop by!

A Thank You Note From Angela Mcgill

Jay-Cyn’s Photography totally met our expections for our beach wedding! I first met Jay at a bridal show in Sunset beach, NC. We loved his work from the bridal portrait (at Wrightsville beach) to the wedding photos (at Carolina Beach). Jay’s photos were not staged but very natural and he took all the pictures that were requested. The pictures turned out amazing and we loved the picture albums! Jay worked well with the other vendors and has an easy-going personalty to make you feel calm on such a overwhelming day! Thanks Jay for capturing such memorable moments for us to cherish for life!‎   Angela Mcgill

A Thank You Note From Sarah and Tony

Anyone who would like the best pictures possible with a photographer who is enthusiastic, positive and always flexible, you need to call Jay and Cindy Curley. They are both wonderful people and they know what they are doing. Not only do they take wonderful pictures, always finding the perfect angle, light and positions, but also they provide you with a plethora of options. During the photo shoots, they take a great deal of pictures so you have many to choose from and the packages are reasonable and practical. They are also very flexible and are willing to work with you whatever your circumstances. What you desire they will work into a package for you. They are both wonderful photographers, people and I would use them again anytime. My engagement and wedding pictures are absolutely wonderful and I am beyond thankful to them for capturing one of the most important moments in my and my husband’s lives! -Sarah‎ and Tony Swaim