Top portrait photographs from the past year {Best of the Beach – Outer Banks NC Family & Wedding Photographer}


Named Best Photographer of the Beach in the Outer Banks of NC? Thanks to everyone who voted for studio nassetta photography!

Well, there is no denying it, I did not keep up with any kind of blogging for the past year. I always have the best of intentions..but many of you know how it goes when you are trying to keep up with two young kids and being a girl boss at the same time. While I still intend to go back and blog a few favorite sessions from the past year, I figured I’d pick a “few” highlights of the year. Of course, going through all of my sessions and picking out the top ones is like telling someone to choose their favorite child. Pretty impossible to I just went for it and still left plenty out of the mix. I’m already having regret to leave out so many. I might have to do a “best of” personal photography blog next. I thought this first image was good for a “looking back” post. It’s a favorite local family’s kids looking out to the ocean. Looking back or looking forward? I think it works both ways.

Best Outer-banks NC photographer, photograph of kids looking out at ocean sunset

In the past year I have photographed numerous families, a business, and a few weddings ranging all over the Outer Banks of North Carolina the way from Corolla, Duck, Southern shores, Kitty Hawk, Nags Head Woods, and the beaches Nags Head NC. I even had one destination photo shoot up in the historic battlefields of Manassas Virginia at the very end of year. I am always willing to travel to more exotic destinations like Hawaii (hint hint). Heck, I’d even take Charlottesville, VA. :)  I was also highly honored this year being named “Best of the Beach” for 2016 in the Outer Banks of NC.  Thank you to all who voted and have supported me through out the years..I cannot tell you what it means to me!

Without further ado – here are some of my favorites from 2016. You will recognize many photographs if you follow studio nassetta on facebook..but there are a few that you probably have not seen. I have noticed that many of my favorites involve sweet little girls. Maybe that’s because I’m always photographing my own two crazy little boys and it’s so much fun to have a change of pace and capture a girl and her tutu! I also noticed that many of my favorites happen to be black and white. Usually I tend to edit photos in black and white to highlight the expression in the photo and let it stand on it’s own without distraction. It’s a personal artistic preference..but I just love a good black and white photograph. Unless it’s a gorgeous pink tutu with a flower crown. Then it’s color all the way…

What are your favorites? I’d love to know!

Outer Banks photographers 1st-birthday girl photos of baby in flower crown on beaches Duck-NC

award winning photograph of beach wedding couple in Nags Head NC

Award winning photograph of girl flying daddy - black white photo outer banks NC

family beach photography with red balloon in OBX NC

kids hug parents in family black and white portrait outer banks nc

Outer Banks family photography, father hugs kids by the ocean, beaches of OBX NC

girl playing with sand in Corolla NC_black white photograph

baby boy beach one year birthday suit crawling reflection photo OBX NC

Girl standing on a shipwreck in the beach of Corolla NC

outer banks nc free people girl twirling by the water

candid photograph family beach photography duck nc

children whalehead club portraits Corolla NC photographer

black and white obx beach family portrait

maternity photograph with flower crown, Kitty Hawk Pier, outer banks NC

father son portrait beach corolla nc

little girl holding baby doll by dunes of Coquina Beach, nags head NC

baby in baptism gown in field of yellow flowers in Currituck, NC

twin girls running on beach in corolla NC

intimate baby and mother photograph Outer banks NC

first birthday girl photo shoot with pink tutu on the beach in the outer banks of NC

one year old boy photo shoot with suspenders on the beach at nagshead NC

family walking photograph with Balloon in Nags head NC beach

preschool portraits in Kill Devil Hills NC

Outer Banks wedding photography kitty hawk pier NC - Hilton Garden Inn

lifestyle photography - joy and chaos children chasing in OBX Pine Island NC

sibling kids portrait on old pallet on the beaches of nags head NC

black and white family photo -hug on the beaches of nags head nc

1st birthday photo shoot with party hat and yellow tutu on beach at Nags head NC

mom and son play in waves on beach of corolla NC - lifestyle photographer OBX

twin girls tween portrait nagshead nc

family of five photograph with gorgeous sunset on the beach in Nags Head in Outer Banks NC

family photograph of local celebrity, bright color wardrobe outer banks NC

mother and son playing in the waves with clothes in outer banks NC - photo

christmas photo of beautiful girlby vintage ford truck in nagshead woods North Carolina

mom and boys hug laugh Nagshead woods NC

fairy girl nags head woods child photograph

All images shot with my trusty Canon 5D Mark III. Also a new addition to the studio nassetta family this year!



























We all start somewhere: Before and After {Outer Banks Newborn Photographer}


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Photographer and artist living in a tech savvy world, {Nags Head NC Family Photographer}

Sometimes I just want to be an artist, create gorgeous photographs that show connection and other various works of art. I love typography and graphic design, I love taking photos of people that show raw emotion. I love dabbling in paint and multimedia art and even just my kids art. But I don’t want to live in a I must embrace the online world and social media. Bare with me since this is my first time blogging EVER..but I hope to start it up this year and finally share more with the world than just a few images in facebook.

I am a photographer who lives on the Outer Banks of NC. Although I live in Nags Head, I also am excited to travel to photograph in other locations! I frequently travel to Northern VA (where I am originally from) during holidays and can set up sessions in the DC area.

Below is a favorite image that I took in Nags Head NC in the summer of 2015. Look for more posts soon as I venture into the blogging world of photographers!

girl spinning on beach in Nags Head NC