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“The cure for anything is salt water — sweat, tears, or the sea.” – Isak Dinesen.

“The cure for anything is salt water — sweat, tears, or the sea.” – Isak Dinesen.

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Outer Banks Photographers & Beautiful Large Family Groups

Outer Banks Photographers & Beautiful Large Family Groups 

That’s one of the main reasons my clients hire me over other Outer Banks photographers

………..beautifully crafted organic family group portraits……..done right…….every time!

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Many times this is the the first time entire families have been able to get together for several years, and for some it may be the last…………they want to commemorate this important occasion with a special portrait!

Creating beautiful family portraits properly takes many, many years experience ( I’ve been working with families for over 30 years! )

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Don’t trust your families memories to just anyone…… very careful when selecting your photographer…….make sure that they show plenty of family portraits and not just cute little kids on the beach……….and make sure that they show more portraits than weddings (most “wedding photographers” are not good portrait photographers ).

outer banks photographyMy clients trust me with their families……..and have………for over 30 years!

after all, isn’t family what’s it’s all about?

For more information, feel free to call me, anytime, at 800.646.5812

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pasta with sweet potatoes, tomatoes, garlicky kale, and BACON!

Hey, it’s winter, and it’s been cold, and we’re always looking for some interesting and healthy comfort food. I saw this posted on Facebook by my friend Rebecca and once I saw that it had bacon I was all over it. Rebecca shared it from the Pixelated Crumb website and I thought that it was so good I’d pass it along.
mmmmmmm, bacon, and with other healthy, this looked like it could be a home run!……and I’m happy to report it was !

Pasta with Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Garlicky Kale, and Bacon


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 Yield: 8 servings

 Adapted from Whole Living

Need another reason to love this pasta? This makes 8 servings so you can either feed a crowd or have plenty of leftovers to get you through the week. If you want to make this dish vegetarian, skip the bacon and heat 2 tablespoons olive oil to the pan before adding the sweet potatoes and throw in a pinch of salt. You can make the pasta vegan by omitting the cheese.

Want to take this dish to a whole other level? Finish it with truffle salt.


  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed and chopped (about 8 to 10 stalks)
  • 1 large sweet potato, cubed (about 3 cups, skin on)
  • ½ lb bacon, cut into half-inch pieces
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb whole wheat pasta such as fusilli or penne
  • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ½ cup pecorino romano, finely grated, divided
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste
  • Kosher salt, to taste


  1. Put a pot of well-salted water on to boil. Add pasta to boiling water and cook according to package directions. Drain and return to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until the fat is rendered and you’ve got the desired level of crispness. Remove the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels, leaving the fat from the bacon in the pan.
  3. Add the sweet potatoes to the pan. Cook, uncovered, without stirring, 5 minutes. Toss the potatoes once, cover the skillet with the lid, and cook 5 minutes more.
  4. Add the garlic, kale, tomatoes, and red pepper flakes. Crush a few tomatoes on the bottom of the skillet so that their juices are released (this will help steam the kale). Cover and cook just until the kale has wilted and turns bright green, 2 to 3 minutes (don’t overcook!) Remove from heat. Squeeze the lemon juice over the vegetables.
  5. Toss the cooked pasta with olive oil. Add sautéed vegetables, about half of the bacon, roughly two-thirds of the cheese, and the toasted pine nuts and toss. Season with sea salt to taste. Serve immediately, topping each dish with the reserved bacon and grated pecorino romano.


I’m willing to bet this would also be great in the middle of July at the beach!


that’s all from this Outer Banks Photographer for now, see you next time!

an Outer Banks Photographers dream!

an Outer Banks Photographers dream!

Awesome clients resulting in beautiful family portraits, and then another amazing sunset in Corolla OBX!

My  family from last evening is from all over the country, Seattle, Colorado and Kentucky. We did lots of groupings, the entire family group, separate families, couples, all of the grandchildren……….

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…………..and last, but far from least, the proud grandparents with all of their grandkids!

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Then I finished up the evening with a stroll over to the sound by the Whalehead Club and found this sunset happening.

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All in all, a great evening for an Outer Banks Photographer ……………..

Hope you enjoy all of these images, and I’ll see you next time!

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