This photo shoot embodies our couple’s shared passion towards surfing. And you could see that from how comfortable they are surrounded by the waves and the sand. This engagement setting truly is perfect for the two of them. Look how calm and collected they are, it’s as if we’re just candidly witnessing a normal day for our sweet couple.
What would you say, the overall story for this album?
Courtney knew Ryan would not be excited about having photos taken, so the idea was to incorporate something he loved to do. Both raised on the Outer Banks of NC, Ryan is an avid surfer. We decided to mesh their beach engagement session with Ryan’s love for surfing – and Courtney’s love for watching Ryan surf.
What inspired the wedding day outfits?
Courtney selected two outfits she felt emphasized their laid back approach to life here on the Outer Banks – and something that would compliment the beach scenery. The final outfit, bathing suits, was to tie in the surfing aspect of the session – an activity they spend a lot of time doing.
What was your favorite part of the day?
My favorite part was the very end, when Courtney & Ryan jumped in the ocean to finish off their session! It was a very windy day, resulting in huge waves. I loved how they went right in, the waves crashing around them!
Photographer: Courtney Hathaway Photography