In celebration of the 2016 Outer Banks Wedding Expo I thought it was only appropriate to share some images from this past years Dream Wedding giveaway! Stephanie and Keith won the Dream Wedding package at the 2015 Expo and I was delighted to photograph their wedding! Be sure to pic up your copy of the 2016 Outer Banks Bride magazine to see the write up and full spread! Here are a few images form the Outer Banks Dream Wedding 2015! ENJOY!

Don’t forget to come see me this weekend! Expo North (First Flight High School gym) Booth 158 



Outer Banks North Caolina Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Sound of an Era – Styled Shoot

Well, I finally jumped on the “wedding-photographer-band-wagon” and organized a styled shoot. It seems like that’s what all the cool photographers are doing these days, so I figured I better get in… I also was blessed with the opportunity to submit this styled shoot to Outer Banks Bride Magazine and they delightfully published it! ( SO UNEXPECTED! ) A few posts back I uploaded some images of the actually publication and the feature… here are a few additional shots that were included in the shoot! This is one of those shoots that we are extremely proud of! And if I  may say so myself, I think it perfectly showcases our unique style and displays what set’s SDP apart from other photographers. Thanks to our lovely model and her “she’s defiantly got it” skills, Honeysuckle Events for your amazing taste in all things vintage, unique decor and whimsical floral arrangements. Couldn’t have done it with out either of you gals! Enjoy!


Outer Banks North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Woodsy Engagement Session in Nags Head Woods

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I can’t believe I’m sitting down to blog our 1st post in 2016. 2015 year flew by so incredibly quickly! 

I am so happy to be welcoming Erin and David into the SDP family! We photographed their engagement session in late December on a absolutely perfect warm winter day. We settled on Nags Head Woods for their shoot location and I’m so glad we did!! After walking about 20 minutes to the perfect spot that Erin and David picked out I knew that the secluded sound front landing was going to be perfectly adorable. Even though I fell into the water… and almost broke my ankle we were still able to get some cozy woodsy winter engagement photos in! I also was completely obsessed with their two sweet babies they brought along with them. A perfect little family of four! I loved how both of their dogs wanted to be just as included in the photos as David and Erin. You’ll be able to see that in several of their images! Looking forward to this summer when we photograph their outer banks wedding! Here are a few photos from their woodsy engagement session in Nags Head Woods. 


Eastern North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Tricia and Ashton’s Christmas Themed Winter December Wedding

I am absolutely IN LOVE with our last wedding of 2015. I have been dreaming of photographing a winter/ Christmas wedding for so long now, and it’s finally worked out for us! Tricia and Ashton’s winter wedding could not have fallen on a more perfect December day! The sky were beautiful, the temperature was a lovely crisp 40 degrees and our hearts were just blown away with the absolute attention to detail they placed on every element of their wedding. I am just so excited to share these with everyone! Here are a few images from their special day! ENJOY!!


Outer Banks North Carolina Wedding Photographer | 2016 Outer Banks Bride  | Sarah D’Ambra Photography

Last night we attended the Outer Banks Wedding Association’s annual Christmas party and Outer Banks Bride reveal! This year’s the party was held at the one and only Pine Island Lodge… PHENOMENAL EVENT HOME! I am so so so so so excited about our features in this years magazine I just HAD to snap a couple photos and post. Not only is the 2015 Outer Banks Dream Wedding so nicely spread across, but we were also spotlighted for our work in the involvement of a styled shoot. I cannot thank all of the vendors who helped out with the Outer Banks Dream Wedding and our featured styled shoot enough. JOB WELL DONE! Be sure to request your copy of this years magazine… SEE YOU AT THE WEDDING EXPO!!!!!


Outer Banks North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography| 2015 Outer Banks Dream Wedding Winner’s engagement session

Here it is, the end of the season and I am finally getting to blogging this engagement session. Many of you know that I was honored to photograph the Outer Banks Wedding Association’s Dream Wedding Winners this past summer. Their wedding a truly a dream come true… even for a Outer Banks Wedding Photographer.  With that role came the responsibility of photographing the winning couple’s engagement photo session as well! Back in May of this year we decided on the abandoned location of the Duke of Dare Motor Lodge in Manteo, North Carolina. Stephanie and Keith are seriously the sweetest couple and I am so stoked that I was chosen to photography their Outer Banks Engagement and their Outer Banks Wedding. I’m also very happy to have gained two new friends through this entire experience. Please be on the look out for they featured wedding in the 2016 addition of the Outer Banks Bride! We are so stoked for it’s reveal! Here area few photos form they engagement session! ENJOY! 


Outer Banks North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography | Wedding ceremony and reception at the Kitty Hawk Pier

Have I mentioned that we LOVE Kitty Hawk Pier?! I think we shot over 5 weddings at this venue this year! We love love love our relationship with the Hilton and we are so honored to be apart of some of the most fun weddings that are held at the Kitty Hawk Pier. Abby and David met both Madeline and I at the Outer Banks Wedding Association’s Wedding Expo this past January and I immediately knew that we would be a great fit for their Outer Banks Wedding. I am so excited to share their Outer Banks wedding with you! Here are a few pictures from their day! Enjoy!


Outer Banks North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Sarah D’Ambra Photography| Hilton Garden Inn’s Pier House Wedding |

It’s a great day to catch up on blogging! The details say it all in this gorgeous outer banks wedding that took place at the Hilton Garden Inn Kitty Hawk’s Pier House. This is one of my favorite venues to shoot weddings. I am so excited to finally share this with everyone! Check out the awesome shots from their lovely ceremony and reception! ENJOY!