About Julie Dreelin

I landed in this spot for a reason.  Feeling so utterly happy as I wake each morning watching the 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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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 and her team have photographed over 1500 weddings around the world and are the most experienced and professional wedding photographers on the Outer Banks.

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Family Beach Portraits

Professional, Relaxed and Fun. 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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Magazine Sessions

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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Pregnancy, Baby & Kids

Being a female run company, and having children running about constantly in our studio, rest assured, we know exactly what you are looking for in your pregnancy and baby photos.  Every session is geared towards the Mom, Baby or Child in a loving and patient manner, ending in an artistic memory of this special time.

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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.  We have done this type of shoot not only on the OBX, but also New Zealand, to Indonesia, to Tahiti.

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Yoga, Surf & Spirit

There is nothing more we love than that sun kissed salt on your skin. We are sports enthusiasts and will follow you to the end of the trail taking photos of you in the water surfing, doing your best yoga poses, or helping you make your first online sports teaching video. We also photograph and video end of year soccer, dance and sports – we live this! Namaste.

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A re-branding through Video and Photo is a compelling way to get the word out. 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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Want something different?

Not even close to your typical senior portraits. Unscripted. Beachy. Bohemian. Relaxed. Hot!

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Essential Oils and Wellness

Health nuts, that is what we are here at Beach Productions.  We truly believe that happiness not only comes from beautiful photos, but from within.  Start your day or year off right with a jump start to your health through essential oils.  Find your inner entrepreneur and start this new business today to receive essential oils for free!

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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

What is your story?

let’s write the script together

“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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I'm officially spending this cozy Wednesday dreaming of summer and Caitlin and Michael's oceanside wedding! Their big day was so joyful and a wonderful reminder that family is everything. Heather Events did a dazzling job

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Stephanie and Brad’s Corolla Wedding

For those who've ever dreamed of a June wedding on the beaches of Corolla - look no further than Stephanie and Brad's wedding day. Gorgeous, filled with tropical blooms and the bride's contagious smile are

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Wedding Inspiration at The Pine Island Lodge

When Dorothy of Bells & Whistles asked me to photograph her wedding decor inspiration at The Pine Island Lodge, I knew it would be something brilliant! When I walked onto the grounds of this Corolla

Make Your Business Grow

An new video or photo can help you start or re-define your brand. It jump starts energy and juice into your vision.

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National Geographic Photographers

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

Meet Our Staff

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

— john lennon