About Your Session

When we’ll shoot: Early in the morning shortly after sunrise, or late in the evening about an hour before sunset. These are the best times for lighting.


Where we’ll shoot: We highly recommend  Coquina beach access in Nags Head. This location is quintessential Outer Banks! With a stunning dune line filled with sea oats, there are no houses at this beach access giving your photos a very natural vibe. We also travel to Corolla for our northern OBX vacationers. We can use whatever beach access is closest to where you’re staying. WE DO NOT TRAVEL TO THE 4X4 AREA!


What to wear: We always recommended just dressing as yourself. Comfortable clothing that looks like something you would normally wear! Photography sessions are not a time for fashion experiments!! It’s always safe to wear something that you feel confident in!  Traditional khaki & white are not recommended as it blends with the background. No graphic tee’s with loud our big logos! Band shirts, novelty shirts, wolves howling at the moon shirts, etc… not recommended.


What NOT to bring:

  • We want this to be a fun and enjoyable experience for your family, so we ask that you PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY PERSONAL CAMERAS OR CELL PHONES!
  • Transitional lenses look like sunglasses and do not translate well into professional photographs. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR TRANSITIONAL PRESCRIPTION LENSES BEHIND.  We will not “photoshop” your transitional lenses to look like normal glasses. We also will not have time to do some photos with and with out your transitional lenses.
  • Our photographers work very hard to give you nothing less than the absolute best. Please step back, relax, have fun, and trust us to do our job!


How do I book a sitting?: Interested in booking with us? Awesome, we’d be stoked to work with your family! Please send us an email to sarahdambraphotography@gmail.com for a session request to help us schedule your beach portrait. We require full payment upfront in order to reserve your spot.


What’s next?: After your sitting there is a 5-8 week turn around time before we can get your product delivered to you!