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Engagement Photography at the Beach

Engagement Photography at the Beach

Beautiful night for a beautiful engagement session with Chelsey and Ross we photographed this great couple at Wrightsville Beach then he took her on a special plane ride, truly a match made in heaven!

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What exactly is an engagement session? In most cases it is a casual photo shoot with your photographer. It is an opportunity for you to be photographed prior to your wedding, and get to know your photographer and see images of yourselves before the wedding day. The photographer you hired to capture your wedding images should be the same individual who shoots your engagement photographs. The idea is to build rapport and feel comfortable with the person taking your wedding photographs.

Try to get your engagement pictures taken soon after you hire your photographer, not weeks before the wedding. By arranging your session early, you will have the opportunity to enjoy your images during most of your engagement period. Should you wait until the wedding is close at hand, engagement photos will seem like one more thing to be done and little time to do it. The engagement session should be light and playful with plenty of time to capture just the right moments.

To help make these images special, pick a location that has some significance to you both. It could be the place where you got engaged or a first date. The location could be a place as simple as your home, a restaurant, museum, or maybe the college where you met. If you can’t think of anything, ask your photographer for advice. He or she will most likely know some picturesque settings nearby such as beaches, a national park, or even surprise you with a location you never would have considered on your own.

Another advantage to being photographed prior to your wedding day is the opportunity for the bride to have a test run done on her make-up. Set up an appointment with the person doing your make-up for the wedding right before your engagement shoot. This way you will get to see how your make-up will look, not only in the mirror but how it will photograph. If there are adjustments to be made, it will not be too late.

Engagement Session

50th Wedding Anniversaries Special especially at Wrightsville Beach

A 50th Wedding Anniversary a very special day! Congratulations to Nancy and Stanley they are from Greensboro and came to Wrightsville Beach last week with their wonderful family and stayed at the Holiday Inn Resort at Wrightsville Beach  to celebrate 50 years of marriage. I was honored to  photograph the happy couple with their family.

 

Wedding Kure Beach North Carolina

Wedding at Kure Beach North Carolina. It was very windy but the wedding on Kure Beach in May between Amanda and Jason was a beautiful celebration.

They came to the Wilmington area from Winston -Salem to get married on the beach just a few hundred yards from the Kure Beach Pier.

The sunset wedding was very romantic and Jason and Amanda combined two families to make one. Congratulations Amanda and Jason!

 

 

A beautiful Beach Wedding at the Courtyard Marriott at Carolina Beach

Michelle and Joseph came to Carolina Beach from Detroit Michigan last week to get married on the beach while staying at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Carolina Beach.

The weather was spectacular and the people at Beachside Occasions did a wonderful job with the wedding setup and ceremony.

 

 

Wrightsville Beach Wedding on April 28

Wrightsville Beach Wedding on April 28. Congratulations to Kyle and Madison! You guys had a spectacular intimate wedding on Wrightsville Beach. The weather was phenomenal and everyone seemed to really be enjoying being a part of your beautiful union. I was glad to be a part of it.

 

 Here is a link to see a solo of the Bag piper from Durham North Carolina J.V. Hudson

Double Rainbow Wedding

Double Rainbow Wedding. John and Kristen  were so thankful when the rain went away and  the sun popped through the clouds and a double Rainbow appeared.

It was a perfect setting on Wrightsville beach for a romantic and intimate wedding they rented a house on Wrightsville beach for their friends and family to help them celebrate the tying of the know on the beach in North Carolina. Beach side Occasions provided the seating and altar set up.

Colorado family meets up on the Coast in North Carolina

Colorado family meets up on the Coast in North Carolina to have family portraits by Jay-Cyn’s. We were called by this wonderful family to create some nice memories for them while they were vacationing in the Carolina Beach Area
It was very humid but the sky was beautiful at Fort Fisher to create some memorable images for the Alexander family. We enjoyed working with them and hope to see them here next year.

Jay-Cyn's Family Portraits
Family at Fort Fisher

Special moments at Fort Fisher

 

Family Portrait Session on the Beach at Figure 8

Family Portrait Session on the Beach at Figure Eight Island.

We recently had an opportunity to photograph a very nice family on the Beach at Figure Eight Island they were a fun bunch to work with, below are some images form the photo session.

Figure Eight Island Photo Session

 

Figure Eight Family photography

 

Capture the moments
Family Portraits at Figure 8 Island Beach
Families at Figure Eight Island
Family Photography
Beautiful family at Figure Eight Island
Beach Portraits by Jay-Cyn's Creations
Summer time at Figure 8
Figure 8 island photography
A picture is worth a thousand memories
Smile its summer!
Happy to be at the beach

 

Wedding at the Graystone Inn in Wilmington

Congratulations to Kenda and Ian!
They were married July 3,  at the historic Graystone Inn in downtown Wilmington North Carolina. Ian is a Sergeant in the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg he and Kenda tied the knot in a very intimate setting at the Graystone Inn.


Southport Wedding

Southport Wedding 

Congratulations to Jean and Gary ! They got married at Sacred Heart Church in Southport on June 3,  and had an elegant reception at the Southport Community Center.

Southport NC Wedding

They got ready for the wedding at the beautiful historic Ruark Bed and Breakfast in Southport

Southport Bed and Breakfast.


Southport Wedding

The Wonderful reception was catered by Bon Appetite Catering in Wilmington North Carolina. Entertainment was provided by Shore Sound Porductions with Tommy Robbins.