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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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800-646-5812

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.

off season in a beach town

I’ve always been a fan of the off season, and a few days in Cape May at the bottom of New Jersey reconfirmed that. The small towns, Beach Haven on Long Beach Island in New Jersey, Montauk at the very end of Long Island, the island of Nantucket and Corolla in the Outer Banks and old 50s style oceanfront motels are my jam. A warm chilly loneliness that is very friendly exudes from these beach environs, can’t wait to explore a couple more in ’23.

Outer Banks Headshot Photography

Great day of executive headshots today at a corporate retreat at the Sanderling Resort in Duck, North Carolina.

Whether it is for an individual headshot or a corporate team photograph I will come to your office, or even your home, with all of the necessary equipment, quietly set up, and quickly create the executive portraits and headshots you need. Typically ten to fifteen shots are done of each person in various poses, but there is no shot or time limit, it’s whatever it takes to do it right. I’m glad to do more if my client wants hairstyle changes or clothing changes.

My clients view the images on a computer as soon as they are created and can select the images they wish.

EASY PEASY!!!

The images are then skillfully edited, retouched and delivered via digital download either the same day or the next day. You will have full rights to use the images however you wish with no additional fee, ever. There are endless marketing and social media outlets where your Corporate Headshot is key. From your website to your business cards or brochure or magazine spread, it’s important to have a Professional Headshot that represents who you are and how you want to present yourself.

My corporate business portraits and headshots are subtly crafted based on the individual branding of your business.

Don’t be that person with a 10 year headshot taken with your friends phone – first impressions are so important in todays world, you deserve a great one!

Whether you are in Manhattan, the greater NYC metropolitan area or anywhere in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, including Duck, Corolla, Nags Head or Kitty Hawk, I will provide you with great looking corporate headshot photography and business portraits.  I will even bring “the studio” to you for fast, quality headshots done right at your event. My professional headshot photography and executive portraits are affordable and the results are consistent, and I guarantee they will make you look great!

See more of my headshot photography and business portraits by clicking here.

Season number 19 is in full swing here at the beach in Corolla, NC in the Outer Banks – when you want the best family portraits for your family, or what to refer the best portrait photographer to your friends or business associates, you know who to call! I provide my clients with an experience unparalleled in the heirloom portrait industry! 908-313-6995 or blorenz.com to get started

a family beach photo in Corolla NC

Whether it is a unique, one-of-a-kind family beach portrait from your vacation in Corolla or a framed print, any designer will tell you that adding family photography to your home decor will enhance your room with color and style and will often become an eye-catching focal point in your space. However, the task of determining the proper size and placement of new artwork can sometimes seem daunting. As a photographer creating custom portraits for clients, I want to help with that question that so many have when selecting their family photographs: “What size portrait should I choose for my wall?”. Here’s a short guide on how to decide what size of wall portrait will be just right for your room, to help make the selection process a little bit easier, and more importantly fun!

Here are a few things to consider when deciding what size portrait to purchase:

1)  The Room – When picking art for any room bigger is always better!  Any interior designer can aid you in sizing your artwork. However, there is one decorating mistake that I see made every so often when I go into people’s homes. It is that people tend to choose wall art that is much too small for the room! If you are investing in art, you certainly don’t want to buy it, and hang it, only to discover your room still feels barren. Take into account the amount of furniture that you have in a room, if it is sparse, then a large piece of artwork will fill up the visual field as furniture might. Just remember – to be on the safe side, GO BIG! 

2) The Wall –  Well, of course, you will certainly consider the wall, and you will probably measure it once or twice, but then what?  In looking at the overall wall space dimensions your artwork should take up two-thirds to three-fourths of the wall. Like I stated above… go big!

3) Over Furniture or Mantels – Many of my clients ask for my help in recommendations as to what size their family portrait should be send me photos of the wall where they intend to hang their family photograph. This is great! Along with the measurements they provide me, I can quickly tell them just the right size image for hanging in that space. Here is the rule of thumb when hanging over furniture like a sofa, table, fireplace mantle, etc. The art should be three-fourths the width of the furniture and hung 6″-12″ above the top. It is that easy! Of course, it doesn’t need to be exact, sometimes an off-center piece brings wonderful visual interest to a wall, but when in doubt, fall back on that rule!

4) Just how tall do you think you are? – A close second in sizing mistakes to art being too small for the wall, is art being hung much too high! You need to think about this when determining the size of portrait to choose, any piece of art should be hung with the center point at eye level. Not with the bottom edge 6 feet off of the floor on an otherwise blank wall. (If you are very short, or very tall, use the average 5’8” person as a guideline.) Again, don’t be afraid to fill up that space!

Family Portraits are an investment that will last a lifetime, and can bring a finished look to your home!

I mostly create my family portraits of large groups for clients in Corolla and Duck in the Outer Banks and in the entire New Jersey New York metropolitan area, but do travel to other areas on occasion, please call with your questions.

Professional Dog Photographer in NJ and OBX

Those eyes, when they are looking right at you, what do you feel? If you are an animal person those eyes connect with your soul, as a professional dog photographer, I know they do with me.

a professional studio photo of a dog

When you are being taken care of throughout life by an animal, be it a cat, a dog, a horse, a bird, or even a ferret, you know the feeling of unconditional love and attachment.

The animal world is full of magnificent and beautiful creatures who are a significant part of our biodiversity.

As a professional dog photographer in New Jersey and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, I know that all pets are amazing creatures that show us, unconditional love, daily. They are pure and loving and we can learn a lot from them to strengthen our own relationships in life.
Animal lovers are the best people to be around because no one else understands care and compassion better than them. If one has loved animals with all their heart, it’s most unlikely that they’ve never been disappointed in return.

Unfortunately, the sad fact is that our pets do not live forever, and when they do cross over that bridge we are devastated. What better way to honor the memories and times you’ve shared with your pet than to have a professional pet portrait made.
And is so easy to do!


But my dog would never sit still for a portrait!


It really is funny how often people inquire and say they have crazy pups or super shy dogs or cats and don’t think they’ll do well in a photo session. I literally hear this all the time. As someone who photographs dozens of dogs every year, both in the mountains of New Jesrey and the beaches in the Outer Banks, I can honestly say pets enjoy these photo sessions as much as anyone else and are always engaged. They give us so many moments of exploration, love, and genuine curiosity to watch unfold in our time together. If there was ever something I’d want to hold on to, it would be that time.

Whether you’re in one of the many counties in New Jeresy, such as Morris, Sussex, Warren, Somerset, Hunterdon, Bergen or the towns of Corolla, Duck or Nags Head in the Outer Banks, the first step in having a professional pet photo made is to reach out to me to discuss what it is you are looking for. I’ll explain the process, go over what products are available, and plan the perfect photo session for your family and pet. Just reach out to me at 800-646-5812 or click the book now button on top of the page and send in the form, and I’ll be back with you as soon as possible.

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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

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corolla nc hackettstown nj and everywhere in between!