Serving Corolla, Duck, Carova, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, the entire New Jersey New York metropolitan area, and everywhere in between!

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So here it is gang, my little portrait studio in Historic Corolla Village in Corolla OBX

It’s just a stones throw from the Currituck Lighthouse and directly behind the bookstore, which everyone who has been to Corolla knows about, but just in case you need directions, my address is 1130-D Corolla Village Road, Corolla, N.C. 27927

Stop by to say hi anytime, the hours are by appointment, but if the door is open , c’mon in!

A Bit of Corolla Info

Although Corolla has gained national attention as one of America’s best-secluded beaches, Corolla still retains its small beach-town charm that attracted Outer Banks visitors in the first place. For vacationing families who want plenty of sand to spread out on, but would like to still enjoy the amenities of a resort beach community, Corolla is an ideal vacation destination.

Our small-town beach community combines all the best elements of a five-star resort vacation, while still encompassing that laid-back Outer Banks style that embraces the best beach life. With minimal development but lots of amenities, Corolla is perfect for those who want to get away from it all, but still enjoy all the best diningshopping, water sports, and amenities that the Outer Banks has to offer.

Corolla is known for its miles of beaches, as well as its array of restaurants, shops, and historic attractions. Corolla is also the home of several popular Outer Banks attractions, including the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, the Whalehead Club, the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, and the Wild Horse Museum.

Corolla is located in the northernmost region of the Outer Banks, just north of the town of Duck, and just south of the 4WD beaches of Carova. It is part of Currituck County and is accessible via North CrolinaHighway 12 North.

Here, on the northern tip of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, you can explore miles of windswept remote beaches, the legendary Corolla wild horses, and many iconic historical sites.

Oh, and one last thing, it’s “Cor-rah-la”, not “Cuh-roll-uh”

In the grand scheme of things, this is probably the least important, but it’s worth noting that the pronunciation is a bit different than what it may look like at face value. It may be spelled the same as the popular Toyota sedan, but locals and frequent visitors know it’s a bit different.

As we go through life, we often find ourselves faced with moments of indecision, where we must choose between moving forward or staying put. Sometimes, it can be difficult to find the motivation to move forward, especially when we feel stuck in a rut. In these moments, it can be helpful to remember the importance of discipline and how it can help us achieve our goals.

an artistic image of a fence and the sky

I recently had an experience that reminded me of this lesson. While driving home from swimming in Allentown, Pennsylvania a few weeks ago, I saw a captivating image on the side of the road. Initially, I passed it by, but I felt a sense of guilt for my moment of laziness. I knew that if I didn’t turn around and go back, I wouldn’t be moving forward.

As music producer Rick Rubin once said, “The discipline is the thing that allows us to get to where we want to go.” This quote resonated with me as I contemplated the importance of discipline in achieving our goals. It’s easy to get caught up in our own complacency and become stagnant. However, by exercising discipline, we can push ourselves out of our comfort zones and make progress towards our aspirations.

The lesson here is that discipline is essential for success in all areas of life. Whether you’re pursuing a personal passion or a professional goal, discipline is the key to moving forward. Even when we feel like we’re in a rut, it’s important to remember that every small step counts towards progress.

In conclusion, the experience of seeing that captivating image on the side of the road reminded me of the importance of discipline in achieving our goals. Moving forward requires discipline, and while it may not always be easy, it is always worth it in the end. So let’s all strive to exercise discipline in our lives and move forward towards our goals, one step at a time.

P.S. hope you like my photo :-)

sometimes later…………becomes never

Outer Banks Family Photographer

Are you planning a family vacation to Corolla, North Carolina and looking for a professional photographer to capture those cherished moments? Well, you’ve come to the right place!. Here are just a few reasons why you should me to be your top choice for a family photographer in Corolla.

a family photo on the beach in Corolla North Carolina

Experience and Expertise

I have over 40 years of experience in professional photography, and have worked with a wide range of clients from families to commercial businesses. I know how to make you and your loved ones feel comfortable and at ease during your photo session, and have a keen eye for capturing natural, candid moments that truly reflect your family’s unique personality and dynamic. Mt skill and expertise make me a top choice for families in the Corolla area.

Personalized Attention

When you work with me, you can expect personalized attention and a custom-tailored experience. From the initial consultation to the final delivery of your images, I will work closely with you to understand your family’s unique needs and preferences. I listen to your ideas and suggestions, and offer my own creative input to ensure that you are completely satisfied with the final product. My dedication to providing exceptional customer service sets him apart from other photographers in the Corolla area.

Stunning, High-Quality Images

At Lorenz Fine Photography, the focus is always on quality. I use top-of-the-line equipment and techniques to ensure that your photos are of the highest possible caliber, and I always carry backup equipment. I carefully edit and retouch each image to ensure that it meets my high standards for excellence. When you choose Lorenz Fine Photography, you can expect breathtaking, high-quality images that you and your family will treasure for years to come.

Don’t trust your family’s memories to just any photographer. Choose Bruce Lorenz of Lorenz Fine Photography for a truly exceptional photography experience in Corolla, North Carolina. Contact me today to schedule your family’s photo session and create lasting memories that you will cherish forever.

it’s been a while, hope my photo brings a smile to your face and helps get your week started on a really positive note………

a photo of a beach scene in Corolla OBX
two thoughts that I came across this morning that made me smile
“if cats could talk, they wouldn’t”
Nan Porter 
“the person who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones”
till next time……….
corolla nc photographer


Do what’s right for you.

But let me tell you, it’s a full time job. Pay attention, don’t follow leaders and be sure to watch the parking meters.

As for your health being everything… Either you know this already or will learn this. It’s life. You live, you die, but you don’t want to do so prematurely.

Enjoy your loved ones, ignore the rest, and see you all again soon.


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Lots of images of large, medium and small family groups on and off the beach in New Jersey and Corolla and Duck and the entire Outer Banks of North Carolina. There are also many images of sunrises, sunsets and surfing photos in the Outer Banks, along with a mix of dog and pet photography, business portraits and headshots from sessions in New York City and all over New Jersey. Lots of fun photos from my journey.

Lorenz Fine Photography

call me anytime 800-646-5812

corolla nc hackettstown nj and everywhere in between!