Michelle + Patton: Outer Banks, NC

Back in August I traveled down South to the Outer Banks in North Carolina to photograph fellow New Yorkers Michelle and Patton’s beach wedding.

North Carolina has special meaning to the couple – they both attended undergrad colleges in North Carolina, before eventually meeting in New York City, where they both attended grad school at Columbia, though in different programs.

What a trip! I got to meet so many lovely people, and being in the South felt just like being home in Texas.

The stormy weather tried to get us down, but somehow the rain held off just long enough for everyone to gather on the beach and have the ceremony.

Afterwards, the lovely and fun-filled reception was held under a tent in the backyard of a beach house the couple had rented.

Congrats to a wonderful couple, Michelle and Patton!

The day started grey and rainy in Corolla.

Wedding preparations.

Custom water bottles.

Bridesmaid Rebecca at the hair salon.

Sabina getting her hair done.

Getting ready.

Michelle getting her hair done.

Patton opening a gift from Michelle before the wedding.

Patton getting ready.

The mother of the bride, Anne, getting ready.

Getting ready.

The bride.

Michelle's calendar reminder.


Brother and mother of the bride.

Michelle and her father.





The ceremony.

Michelle and a Danish family member.

After the ceremony.

The happy couple.

Guest book.

Guest names.

Table settings.

First dance.



The reception.


Reception fun.