Weddings + Elopements

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Hi, I'm julie.
you are about to meet a new friend

It has become my life’s pleasure to capture the romantic love vision and bring it to life beautifully, simply, and memorably. One of the best compliments I get from clients is that it was authentic and fun, and that they want to do it again. I know we will have a blast together, but first here's a little about me...

I was lucky enough to marry my best friend, Eric. He is a pilot, fly-fisherman and outdoorsman. He is also a professional photographer and my business partner.  We are parents to two children, Fletcher Emmitt and Kirra Sunshine. They are our world!  Yoga, green tea and an ocean check are what get me going in the morning.  My passion is to try and live this life to it's fullest every day! The Surfrider Foundation, Art Council, Adopt-A-Beach society and Pink Pineapple Surf are organizations close to my heart.

My photo and film team keeps me sane and incredibly inspired.
I have had the privilege to work with the best of the best in the industry, including National Geographic photographer Chris Bickford for 15 years and Mike, my Emmy award winning film-maker, whom has been with me for 10 years. My staff are incredibly talented and reliable artists that join me for most of my weddings and portraits. When I am not working with this group, I only shoot with trusted professional artists bringing our clients the best photography and film team we possibly can! 

We are looking forward to working with you!

Your Unique Story

Life is a story filled with heartfelt conversations and the simplest of moments together.  We strive to create beautiful and emotional images that help you capture these moments for years to come. We will guide you in how to stand to look your best, what makeup and hair  works for the environment you are in, and most of all, how to have fun getting your photos taken!  Sharing our art and knowledge of how to create perfect photos is our life's work.  We love to share it!

No two couples are alike. Our goal is to collaborate with you in detail before the big day on your “look” to match you with the perfect staff on our team – you have hired Julie Dreelin Beach Productions for our photographic art, now let’s dive into the details. Want the photographer to steal you away during the reception for some intimate, out of this world sunset shots? Want that “bohemian”, organic look but don't know how to get it? Want to know what makes a perfect first look or how to interview for a rocking social media film piece? We've got you covered and can guide you every step of the way.

Your vision + our expertise

We’re looking for couples that are just as adventurous, free spirited, and non-traditional as we are.  We know that we are better at interpreting their story and their personalities.

you are worth it
Take a step

Our team approaches each Outer Banks wedding with the utmost professionalism. When the big day comes, your job is to relax and enjoy your surroundings while the Julie Dreelin team gets to work documenting your day!

Our approach
Engagement Experience

We make this day effortless. Today's engagement session can be anything from a traditional 15 minutes that your groom luckily gives to the cause, to a full social media, change of clothes, fashion shoot where you can both get wet and find your groove.  Every engagement session helps you get over the nervousness and just be in love. We'll be behind the scene documenting it all, you'll hardly no we are there.
What will yours look like? Any way you want!
- Mellow barefoot beach stroll?
- Simple, calm, easy, effortless? 
- Diving into the water for romantic water photos?
- Liberating. Flirtatious. Fun?
- Romantic and sexy?

The thrill of marriage has commenced and this journey of creating your wedding day will be incredible. But before the whirlwind begins, stop and document this special day in all its glory. You have waited and hoped, and it's here - You Are Engaged!!! These are not just engagement photos, these are YOUR engagement photos!  Come have fun with us as we capture your hearts and personalities.  photographs. 

The Proposal is the beginning
Where's your dream shoot?
weddiugs
destination

 Your boo loves you for YOU and you want the photos to reflect that, so don't overthink it.  Trust me! I have prompts, poses, and directions to give, so your personalities shine through and you will feel relaxed and comfortable with me!

Be yourself
What to Wear

Think comfort over Anything, and Coordinate, Don’t Match.
Stick to light and neutral colors avoiding white. Blush, matte blues, light grays, & cream are great starting points. Instead of patterns, use textures, flowy dresses, and layers for variety. Don’t be afraid to add small splashes of colors too!
Compliment Each other - Look as if you are both are going to the same place. 


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-Bring both a super dressy outfit and a laid back beach outfit.
-Get a touch of spray tan.
-Schedule your hair cut and color appointment 1-2 weeks beforehand.
-TREAT YO SELF. There will be multiple engagement ring photos as well as close-ups of you holding hands, hugging, etc so you want your nails and hands to look their best along with a super clean ring!
-Props - a hat, shawl, blanket, flower crown or bouquet adds to any shoot.

Preparation
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elevate your engagement session

Is it worth is to get professional hair and makeup for engagement photos AND the wedding?  I would answer this question with a resounding YES! It’s an amazing investment.  It's a perfect time for your hair and make-up trial. Mostly, anytime you are getting any photos taken, looking your best means feeling your best, and that is always the way to go!

We have worked with a team of hair stylists and make up artists for years-their work adds tremendously to every photograph we take.  I watch the hair and makeup artists I work with in complete and utter awe!

Here is the inside scoop:
Salty Hair Salon
Lovies Hair Salon
Glimmer Hair and Makeup

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Professional hair & makeup

When it’s time to pick a photographer and film-maker, research is key.  These people have the most interaction with you on the day of besides your planner, so it's important not to make this important decision based solely on packages or pricing you see on the web.  Pick up the phone for a for moments to see if you connect.  Do they make you feel comfortable? Next, be sure that you love their style!  A photographer can set the tone for the entire day and is one of the most important vendors for your wedding day! 

• Your photographer will be by your side more than your groom, and help you plan your timeline
• Your photographer will help keep you positive, be kind to you and your people, and treat your loved ones how they deserve to be treated.
• Your photographers are the ones who will share in the joy of your first look, and the ones that see you first after you come down the aisle as husband and wife!

This is one of the biggest investments of your wedding day.  It's a BIG deal!

investment
couples

4 Hours of Photography
1 Photographer
Download of All Final High-Resolution Photographs
Complete Set of Ready-Sized Social Media Images
Online Gallery with Client/Family Direct Download Option
Discounted Print Pricing

A-La-Carte - $550/hr.

4 Hours of Photography
1 Photographer
Download of All Final High-Resolution Photographs
Complete Set of Ready-Sized Social Media Images
Online Gallery with Client/Family Direct Download Option
Wedding Day Photography Itinerary Consultation & Outline
Discounted Print Pricing

4 Hours of Photography - $2200

5 Hours of Photography
2 Photographers
Download of All Final High-Resolution Photographs
Complete Set of Ready-Sized Social Media Images
Online Gallery with Client/Family Direct Download Option
Complimentary Mini-Engagement Session
Wedding Day Photography Itinerary Consultation & Outline
Discounted Print Pricing

5 Hours of Photography - $2650

6 Hours of Photography
2 Photographers
Download of All Final High-Resolution Photographs
Complete Set of Ready-Sized Social Media Images
Online Gallery with Client/Family Direct Download Option
Complimentary Mini-Engagement Session
Wedding Day Photography Itinerary Consultation & Outline
Discounted Print Pricing

6 Hours of Photography - $3100

8 Hours of Photography
2 Photographers
Download of All Final High-Resolution Photographs
Complete Set of Ready-Sized Social Media Images
Online Gallery with Client/Family Direct Download Option
Complimentary Mini-Engagement Session
Wedding Day Photography Itinerary Consultation & Outline
Discounted Print Pricing

8 Hours of Photography - $3800

photography

collections

Drone - $350/hr.

1 Hour of Videography
Cinematic Coverage of Ceremony
Lightly Edited Natural Sound Film

Natural Footage Film - $450

1 Videographer
Cinematic Coverage:
Ceremony & Beach Time
Full Edited Short Highlight Piece to Share on Social Media
Long Version Film including the Full Ceremony and Toasts

A-La-Carte - $650/hr.

6 Hours of Videography
Drone Footage
2 Videographers
Cinematic Coverage:
Getting Ready, Ceremony, Beach Time and Reception
Full Edited Short Highlight Piece to Share on Social Media
Long Version Film including the Full Ceremony and Toasts

6 Hours of Filming - $3500

8 Hours of Videography
2 Videographers
Drone Footage
Cinematic Coverage:
Getting Ready, Ceremony, Beach Time and Reception
Full Edited Short Highlight Piece to Share on Social Media
Long Version Film including the Full Ceremony and Toasts

8 Hours of Filming - $4300

videography

collections

4 Hours of Videography
Drone Footage
2 Videographers
Cinematic Coverage:
Getting Ready, Ceremony, Beach Time and Reception
Full Edited Short Highlight Piece to Share on Social Media
Long Version Film including the Full Ceremony and Toasts

4 Hours of Filming - $2500

Engagement, Bridal, Proposal or Trash the Dress
Up to 45 min Session at your chosen location
Download of All Final High-Resolution Photographs
Complete Set of Ready-Sized Social Media Images
Online Gallery with Client/Family Direct Download Option

Couples/Engagement Session - $550

15-20 Minute Session
Location: Kitty Hawk Pier
Complete Online Gallery for Shopping
*Included with 5+ Hour Photography Collections

Mini-Engagement Session - $250*

30 Minute Session
Location: Kitty Hawk (other locations $550)
Download of All Final High-Resolution Photographs
Complete Set of Ready-Sized Social Media Images
Online Gallery with Client/Family Direct Download Option

Proposal - $400

additional services

Up to 40 Spreads
Customized Cover
Premium Photographic Printing
Master Digital Images from Album

Wedding Album - Starting at $1500

This social media driven photo shoot includes clothing changes, multiple locations, and anything else you can think of from smoke bombs to trashing the dress. Special photographer locations.
1.5 Hour Session
Download of All Final High-Resolution Photographs
Complete Set of Ready-Sized Social Media Images
Full Online Gallery

Artistic Photo Session - $700

MOST POPULAR SESSION

2 hour session
Download of All Final High-Resolution Photographs
Complete Set of Ready-Sized Social Media Images
Complete Online Gallery with Client Password Protected Download Button
Premium Album of Favorite Images provided before your Wedding Day

Boudoir - $1200

Up to 1.5 Hour Session
Download of All Final High-Resolution Photographs
Complete Set of Ready-Sized Social Media Images
Online Gallery with Client/Family Direct Download Option

Vow Renewals - $775

Lighting assistant - add $200

The first thing to do is set up a time for us to chat on the phone, meet in person, or email us with questions and more information on your event. Our services fill up quickly, as we put a cap on the number of weddings we photograph and video every year. We are compassionate about the time and effort it takes to make a big decision such as choosing your wedding photographer, and we don’t want to rush that important decision. That is why we do not require you to choose your package at the time you reserve our services, and oftentimes, we make custom packages based on exactly what you are looking for. All of our packages include color corrected, retouched images and all rights to the high resolution printable downloads for you to enjoy. Once you secure your wedding date with us, we can help guide you on how to make the most out of our services. 

We would like to thank you for connecting with us. It would be our honor to share our love and compassion for life, and our many years of experience with you, on the most important day of your life.

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We want to make your experience with us WORTH. EVERY. PENNY.

julie + eric

let's do this!