Outer Banks North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Manteo Wedding at Elizabeth Gardens and 108 Budleigh

I’m so happy to have Jordan and Eric’s wedding finished up today! It’s a really pretty one! We started off at the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo North Carolina for their 1st look and wedding ceremony. We loved the lush gardens and vibrant greenery all through out this setting. Hitting the misty green house right on the Elizabethan grounds was an absolute must! Having no wedding party made gave us so much extra time for photos. (We love that! Wedding party or no wedding party, anytime we get extra time with the bride and groom is really awesome!) Once we finished up the ceremony we headed downtown to the waterfront for the rest of their couple’s portraits. And then kicked the night off in celebration at the one and only 108 Budleigh right in the heart of downtown Manteo. Definitely check out these photos from their amazing wedding last month!

Manteo wedding Elizabethan Gardens ceremony and 108 Budleigh reception Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Manteo wedding Elizabethan Gardens ceremony and 108 Budleigh reception Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Manteo wedding Elizabethan Gardens ceremony and 108 Budleigh reception Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Manteo wedding Elizabethan Gardens ceremony

Manteo wedding Elizabethan Gardens ceremony

Manteo wedding first look Elizabethan Gardens

Manteo wedding first look Elizabethan Gardens

Manteo wedding Elizabethan Gardens ceremony

Manteo wedding Elizabethan Gardens ceremony

Manteo wedding Elizabethan Gardens ceremony

Manteo wedding Elizabethan Gardens ceremony

Manteo wedding Elizabethan Gardens ceremony

Manteo wedding first look Elizabethan Gardens

Manteo wedding Elizabethan Gardens ceremony

Manteo wedding Elizabethan Gardens ceremony

Manteo wedding Elizabethan Gardens ceremony Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Manteo wedding Elizabethan Gardens ceremony Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Manteo wedding Elizabethan Gardens ceremony Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo wedding couple's photos Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo wedding couple's photos Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo wedding couple's photos Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo wedding couple's photos Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo wedding couple's photos Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo wedding couple's photos Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo wedding couple's photos Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo wedding couple's photos Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo wedding couple's photos Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo wedding couple's photos Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo wedding couple's photos Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo wedding couple's photos Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo wedding couple's photos Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo, NC wedding reception venue 108 Budleigh Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo, NC wedding reception venue 108 Budleigh Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo, NC wedding reception venue 108 Budleigh Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo, NC wedding reception venue 108 Budleigh Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo, NC wedding reception venue 108 Budleigh Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo, NC wedding reception venue 108 Budleigh Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo, NC wedding reception venue 108 Budleigh Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo, NC wedding reception venue 108 Budleigh Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo, NC wedding reception venue 108 Budleigh Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo, NC wedding reception venue 108 Budleigh Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo, NC wedding reception venue 108 Budleigh Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo, NC wedding reception venue 108 Budleigh Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo, NC wedding reception venue 108 Budleigh Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo, NC wedding reception venue 108 Budleigh Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo, NC wedding reception venue 108 Budleigh Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo, NC wedding reception venue 108 Budleigh Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo, NC wedding reception venue 108 Budleigh Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo, NC wedding reception venue 108 Budleigh Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo, NC wedding reception venue 108 Budleigh Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo, NC wedding reception venue 108 Budleigh Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo, NC wedding reception venue 108 Budleigh Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Downtown Manteo, NC wedding reception venue 108 Budleigh Sarah D'Ambra Photography

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Manteo, North Carolina Engagement Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | McKenzie and Tommy’s casual dockside engagement session in Manteo, NC.

I am so obsessed with McKenzie and Tommy’s casual dockside engagement session! These photos are bomb! I love the blues, and the golds, their casual vibes, the boat ride, EVERYTHING. Mckenzie and Tommy are getting married late this fall in November and I’m so stoked to be shooting their Pirates Cove Pavilion wedding! We knew we wanted to use her parents private dock that has sort of a secret canal passage that leads you right into downtown Manteo. Timing the boat ride perfectly with sunset, we managed to slay some engagement pictures. We even had a few extra minutes to include their sweet lab in their photos! Definitely check out my favorites below!

Manteo North Carolina Wedding Photographer

Engagement photographe Manteo, NC

Engagement photographe Manteo, NC

Manteo North Carolina Wedding Photographer

Outer Banks engagement  Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Sarah D'Ambra Photography Outer Banks engagement session

Outer Banks engagement  Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Outer Banks engagement  Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Outer Banks engagement  Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Sarah D'Ambra Photography Manteo engagement session

Sarah D'Ambra Photography Manteo engagement session

Sarah D'Ambra Photography Manteo engagement session

Sarah D'Ambra Photography Manteo engagement session

Sarah D'Ambra Photography Outer Banks engagement session

Sarah D'Ambra Photography Outer Banks engagement session

Sarah D'Ambra Photography Outer Banks engagement session

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Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Kathleen and Eddie’s Virginia Beach Wedding at the Founder’s Inn

Take me down to the little chapel by the sea! Or in this case, the very big church on the corner of Pacific Ave in Virginia Beach, VA. I am such a sucker for simple church weddings. Especially when they’re embellished with beautiful ocean views and colonial reception venues. Kathleen and Eddie were the sweetest couple and I’m so happy our paths crossed. I loved shooting their wedding. We settled on the Virgina Beach boardwalk and the stunning gardens of The Founder’s Inn for their photos. With muted colors, cloudy skies, and simple details their wedding was absolutely perfect. Definitely check out a few of my favorites from their wedding! ENJOY!

Galilee Church Virginia Beach Virginia

Galilee Church Virginia Beach Virginia

Galilee Church Virginia Beach Virginia

Galilee Church Virginia Beach Virginia

Sarah D'Ambra Photography Virginia Beach boardwalk wedding

Sarah D'Ambra Photography Virginia Beach boardwalk wedding

Sarah D'Ambra Photography Virginia Beach boardwalk wedding

Sarah D'Ambra Photography Virginia Beach boardwalk wedding

film wedding photographer Sarah D'Ambra Photography Virginia Beach, VA

film wedding photographer Sarah D'Ambra Photography Virginia Beach, VA

film wedding photographer Sarah D'Ambra Photography Virginia Beach, VA

Sarah D'Ambra Photography wedding couple at The Founders Inn

Sarah D'Ambra Photography wedding couple at The Founders Inn

Sarah D'Ambra Photography wedding couple at The Founders Inn

wedding reception The Founder's Inn

wedding reception The Founder's Inn

wedding reception The Founder's Inn

wedding reception The Founder's Inn

wedding reception The Founder's Inn

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Outer Banks North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Chris and Katie’s Engagement Session at Historic Whalehead Club in Corolla, NC

We have been so incredibly blessed with beautiful weather this year. Seriously, almost everyone single one of our Outer Banks photography sessions (weddings included) has been mildly warm, stunning sunsets, and gentle breezes. I’m so happy these two discovered me amongst all photographers. I such a sweet time with them! Chris and Katie were on vacation in Corolla towards the end of May. Chris ended up popping the question, and then a few days later we were photographing their Outer Banks engagement. It was their idea to incorporate the beautiful beaches of Corolla, NC as well as the historic Whalehead Club into their photos. So thankful they were willing to dip into that cold water towards the end too! Here are a few of my favorite from their engagement session. ENJOY!

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Outer Banks North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Tori and Kyle’s Grande Ritz Palm Wedding in Duck, NC

Talk about a wedding at a killer Outer Banks wedding venue! I’ve waited 5 years to shoot at this location again! That’s right, the last time that I photographed a wedding at the Grande Ritz Palm was 2012. I love this place in Duck, NC! The vibrant yellow and golds, the green palms, the blue pool, EVERYTHING! Tori and Kyle’s wedding was off the chain! With elements that featured Kyle’s Hawaiian heritage and beautiful bouquets to match the bridesmaids dresses, I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. We were so thankful for wind over rain, and these two were real troopers standing against the wind that day. Here are a few of my favorite images form Tori and Kyle’s Grand Ritz Palm wedding in Duck, NC! outer banks wedding at the Grande Ritz Palm

outer banks wedding at the Grande Ritz Palm

Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Sarah D'Ambra Photography Grande Ritz Palm

Sarah D'Ambra Photography Grande Ritz Palm

Sarah D'Ambra Photography Grande Ritz Palm

Sarah D'Ambra Photography Grande Ritz Palm

Sarah D'Ambra Photography Grande Ritz Palm

outer banks wedding venue Grande Ritz Palm

outer banks wedding venue Grande Ritz Palm

outer banks wedding venue Grande Ritz Palm Sarah D'Ambra Photography

outer banks wedding venue Grande Ritz Palm Sarah D'Ambra Photography

outer banks wedding venue Grande Ritz Palm Sarah D'Ambra Photography

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Outer Banks North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Laura and John’s Manteo Wedding!

I’m really dying over here! This wedding is so incredibly gorgeous!!! Photographers dream of weddings and couples like Laura and John. Their Manteo Wedding at the Roanoke Island Inn and their tented reception at The Manteo House was simply unbelievable. I’m obsessed and in love with every single detail. Anytime I get to work with a local couple I get super excited. Especially seeing as how I knew the bride and was able to watcher put her own landscape ideas and details to work. Here are a few of my favorite images from their Outer Banks wedding! ENJOY! bridal bouquet at manteo wedding

bride's shoots at outer banks wedding

dogs at weddings

Manteo wedding bride getting ready

bridesmaids outer banks wedding Sarah D'Ambra Photography

groom's shoes at the Roanoke Island Inn

groomsmen Sarah D'Ambra Photography

ceremony florals Sarah D'Ambra Photography Manteo wedding photographer

Wedding Ceremony Roanoke Island Inn Sarah D'Ambra Photography

Sarah D'Ambra Photography Outer Banks Wedding Photography

Sarah D'Ambra Photography Outer Banks Wedding Photography

Sarah D'Ambra Photography Manteo  Wedding Photography

 

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Outer Banks Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Katie and David’s Engagement Session at the Kitty Hawk Pier

When you have a sunrise engagement shoot and everything about it is absolutely perfect. The soft light, the blue water, the gentle breeze and the sweetest black lab! I am so happy to be shooting Katie and David’s wedding in September! It’s going to be a stunning one at the Whalehead club! With everything else for the week booked up during the time of their engagement session, I was able to meet them early one morning a few weekends ago. We chose the Kitty Hawk Pier in Kitty Hawk, simply because it gives the beach the little something extra! Here are a few of my favorites from their Outer Banks engagement session.
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couple walking down the beach

kitty hawk pier engagement session

kitty hawk pier engagement session

Sarah D'Ambra Photography Outer Banks wedding photographer

black lab at the beach

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Outer Banks North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Natalie and Grant’s Bodie Island Engagement

Breezy evening in south Nags Head! I’m so thankful for whimsical moments like these. With the wind blowing full force and all that gorgeous golden light, we were bound to have some phenomenal images for their Outer Banks engagement session! Loving Natalie and Grants Bodie Island Lighthouse engagement session and so looking forward to their New Years Eve wedding this December!!

Bodie Island Lighthouse engagement photos

Sarah D'Ambra Photography

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Hampton Roads Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Engagement Session in downtown Norfolk, VA

Any time I get the opportunity to shoot at a new location, I’m always really interested. Sarah and Steven are getting married in Norfolk, VA this September so we decided that the downtown Free Mason district of Norfolk would be the best spot for their engagement photos. It’s always so exciting shooting in an unfamiliar place. I love having the time to wander around and explore and just shoot as we stumble upon good spots! Here are a few of my favorites from their engagement session last Saturday!

Sarah D'Ambra Photography Norfolk Virginia engagement photography

free mason district downtown norfolk engagement session

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Outer Banks Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Jasperlynn and Etter’s Engagement Session at Coquina Beach

I may or may not have booked one of those “dream couples” Seriously, these two are so incredibly stunning and the thought of capturing their wedding at the famous Wild Horse in Carova is seriously a dream come true all over again 🙂 I am loving Jas and Etter’s engagement photos! The light and weather couldn’t have been more perfect! Looking forward to shooting their wedding in just 2 short months!!

 

nags head engagement session at coquina beach

 

Sarah D'Ambra outer banks wedding photographer

outer banks engagement session

 

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