Over 15,557 happy clients and 18 years in business!

Welcome to Julie Dreelins Beach Productions, the Premier Outer Banks Wedding, Family Photography and Videography Company.
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I landed in this spot for a reason.  Feeling so utterly happy as I wake each morning watching the Outer Banks sunrise from my bed, leaking in through the wood shutters on my little family, the lights that are my life.

Light leads the way of my most heartfelt photos and videos, expressions of my life, my friends lives, my clients lives.  From my heart to the lens to tell a story. Smile. Raw. Honest. Blossoming.  To my higher source, to God, thank you for life, and this amazingly lovely job that you have given me, I’m living life in love. -Julie

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Outer Banks Wedding Photography

Organic. Fun. Natural. Art. Documenting your day as the story unfolds, using the natural lighting of the Outer Banks beaches or full studio lighting for our one-of-a-kind spectacular sunset shots. Julie Dreelin’s Beach Productions and her team have photographed over 1500 weddings around the world and are the most experienced and professional Outer Banks wedding photographers.

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Family Beach Portraits

Professional, Relaxed and Fun. We know that family is where your life is centered, because it is for us as well.  With more than 40 years of experience between us, we will capture your family vacation, whether a yearly occasion, or a special first vacation to the Outer Banks.  We understand what you are looking for – All beach portrait sessions include a set of Full Family Photos AND Documentary Photos of your family. Each session is taken at your beach rental or a secret, deserted beach location.

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Wedding Videography

At Julie Dreelin Beach Productions, we know how to capture all the favorite moments of your big day.  Our Emmy Award winning video team offers short feature films to long wedding videos and mini movies.  We make sure to capture every special moment of your Outer Banks Wedding so that it can be viewed for years to come.

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Instagram Photography & Blogging

Instagram is the new wave of the future and we are a part of it for our clients.  We photograph weekly for clients for their Instagram accounts as well as post on a daily basis.  Julie Dreelins Beach Productions creative team looks forward to sharing this very successful part of our business with you, no matter where your business is located.

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A Day in the Life of, Documentary Vacation Sessions

2 hours. 6 hours. 12 hours. We engage in your event or gathering for a longer period of time than a traditional portrait session, and in a more natural documentary setting.  We capture the real essence of your relationships, friends and family through an afternoon on the beach, a special event, horse touring, paddleboarding, or that family fishing trip you wanted to remember forever.  Julie Dreelins Beach Productions team has done this type of shoot not only on the OBX, but also New Zealand, to Indonesia, to Tahiti.

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Portrait Photography

We have been documenting families on the Outer Banks for 18 years.  Every family should have their time together captured on camera for generations to come. These special moments in time will be cherished forever.  Julie Dreelins Beach Productions team specializes in small to very large group family shots with lots of love, family and children.  No group is too much for us. Call us today to book your family beach portrait session.

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Maturnity, Newborn & Child Photography

We are parents so we get it!  We love to photograph pregnancy, children, newborn to toddler to special events to graduation because we are living it with you.  We realize it is so special to celebrate each and every day of your childs life and we can document it for you in the most beautiful way possible.

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Style & Magazine Photography

Getting older and want a unique shoot of yourself. Want to be a model? We make your vision happen or create one for you! Unique fashion and model portfolio photos, a flowered Etsy styled shoot, Magazine Cover shots, or we will style a shoot for you….just because! These are not your run of the mill photo sessions. Included:make-up, flowers, design, wardrobe, and props.

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Commercial & Executive

Here at Julie Dreelins Beach Productions, we know what goes into running a successful business.  Our team will help you create professional images that display your products, services, and staff. We have the staff to photograph something as simple as corporate head shots to video of Corporate Retreats and Festivals, Town Board Meetings, Fishing, Wildlife and Game Nature Videos for the State, large Construction Projects, Site Inspection Video.

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Outer Banks Engagement & Proposal Pictures

Documenting special moments in your life is something that you can hold close to your heart forever.  We are the Outer Banks premiere photographers to come to for engagement and proposal portraits.  All portraits are unique,  a barrel full of fun, and natural.  We have many options for these types of portraits, from short and sweet to full fashion shoots with change of location and clothing.  Grab that honey-bun of yours and call us today to set up an engagement or proposal portrait right away!

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Event Planning & Coordination

Are you planning a wedding, family reunion, or a corporate event?  Julie Dreelin Beach Productions has been a part of the Outer Banks community for 18 years and has the local relationships to make your vision become a reality. From negotiating contracts to meeting with vendors, our team will do the work for you and give you peace of mind.  You can depend on us to make it happen.

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OBX Trash the Dress Photography

For the daring at heart only, Trash that Dress!  These are some of our funnest (and most sexy) photo shoots.  We ALWAYS have a blast taking off the big stress of the wedding day when we trash the dress. We can trash the dress many ways from water to soundside marsh, to motorcycle to paint and colors – you name it, we do it!  Julie Dreelins Beach Productions can help you rock your style with the trash the dress shoot.  Call today!

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Mentoring & Workshops

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“Julie was amazing! If one of your priorities is to have high quality photos and video to capture your event, Beach Productions is the vendor to use – without a doubt. Julie was so easy to work with, I wouldn’t have asked for more.”

— Kristie and Will

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“Ryan and I finally had a chance to go through all the pictures this weekend. We were floored!! You guys did an amazing job capturing our big day. We loved loved loved them all. You were easy to work with and helped stay within our budget. Your work is truly amazing and we are so happy we used you to photograph our wedding!”



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Timothy + Winborne Wedding – 10/11/17 – Blog

________________________   Imagine a romantic location, paired with the local OBX Manteo girl marrying her guy, bohemian style. The Outer Banks becomes the perfect backdrop for this beautiful wedding. The bride, Winborne, comes from very local stock

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Jennifer + Clair Wedding – Grand Ritz Palm 8/13/17 – Blog

________________________ After meeting online and talking for a few weeks, Claire asked Jennifer out on a date to watch a Capitals game. As they were walking to the game, they discovered that they had so

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Fall Mini Shoots – Blog

This year's Fall/Holiday Mini shoots didn't disappoint! With so many different locations, we were able to capture the perfect holiday pictures for all of our families. Here's a snapshot of our favorites below.  

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Nicole & Jeremy Wedding – Grand Ritz Palm 9/9/17 – Blog

This couple made the most of the Bride’s crafty side as she did most of the design of the wedding using her love of Pinterest. After already spending years together, and after two kids, they

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We are proud to have two National Geographic, world-traveling photographers and videographers on staff to document your wedding or event powerfully and imaginatively.

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“Everything is clearer when you’re in love.”

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