Category Archives: Coastal Sessions

One reason I love beach portraits so much is that they are FUN. And if you’ve had a session with me, you know that I really try my best to make the session fun, too. So photographing families at the beach is such a favorite of mine. It’s easy to have fun at the beach, right? The weather was just perfect for this session, the beach was quiet, and big brother was just soooo excited about the water. I love soooo many of these – it was hard to pick which ones to share for the blog post. One day soon I hope to have some sweet family portraits of our family at the beach, too, because I just love them so much. Such a beautiful background and sweet family memories are the best.  I will also add in that the beach is not like a super glamorous location..we do laugh through windy hair, falling into the ocean, and being covered in sand. The fun, happy family portraits are so worth it!

So super sad that my last Coastal Session for this year is this weekend. (And reallllly hoping the rain stays away!) I will be offering them again next year, only one session per holiday. It makes it so much easier when having to reschedule for weather, like when there was a hurricane July 4th week. If I only have one session, there’s a lot less stress in planning around weather. If you’re thinking about booking one, remember that I will be opening up the Free  (when booking a 2015 session, one image per child) Holiday Mini Sessions in a week or two. (See more information here) Those of you who have already booked a 2015 session will be sent dates/times first so if you are thinking of booking a Coastal Session for next year, dates will go fast. And if you booked your session early last year, you know there’s a lot of super great stuff planned for 2015 if you book early!

This has been such a great summer – I am really thankful for such a great year this year, meeting so many new clients that have become great friends and looking forward to the busy fall!


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Rebecca Keller is a Holden Beach Lifestyle Family Child Photographer. Contact Rebecca Keller Photography for more information about Holden Beach Lifestyle Photography and Raleigh Newborn Photography in Raleigh, N.C




So you may have seen the first post about this session.. (the preview) Wow. I was thinking of booking two Coastal sessions per holiday and this session confirmed my decision to only book one. Because of tropical storm Arthur (who turned into a hurricane just hours before our planned session) we rescheduled our session for a day earlier. So glad we did! It was gorgeous the evening of our session, and we were able to capture so many family memories of their Holden Beach 2014 vacation.

I first met this sweet family for their little one’s six month portraits – such a wonderful in home session. I loooooove sessions at home – always so much fun to photograph! Last year when he turned one, they had their session at Holden, and I was thrilled when they decided to stay at Holden this year and wanted another Coastal Session. (Coastal sessions are really just that fun! I so want one of my fam, too.)

One thing I loved about this session was capturing their little one with his bucket. So incredibly cute! He loved screaming about the water and just pouring it out all, laughing and screaming and waving at his mama – precious memories for sure!

And just a little update – I have heard from so many of you this week about booking fall sessions. December newborn sessions are all booked up. I may be able to take one or two more October/November newborns. I might be able to squeeze in one fall family session if anyone is still thinking about it. I’ve had a few travel sessions this summer, too – you can contact me for more information about my travel fee. Oh, and stay tuned to instagram. I may have left some news about the contest coming up soon!

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Rebecca Keller is a Holden Beach NC Beach Photographer. Contact Rebecca Keller Photography for more information about Holden Beach Lifestyle Photography and Raleigh Newborn Photography in Raleigh, N.C.

As you probably know, Hurricane Arthur is at the beach right now so we rescheduled our session (which was supposed to be tonight) for last night, and the weather was just beautiful. The wind wasn’t bad, the kids had so much fun, and we were able to capture so many fun moments. (See a back of camera preview from last night here) I think this was the fifth or sixth time I’ve photographed this family, and they are so much fun! The water was a little rough due to the storm coming, and I was barely in the water and almost ruined my compact flash cards – yikes! Arthur is no joke – more images to come soon!

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Rebecca Keller is a Holden Beach NC Family Photographer. Contact Rebecca Keller Photography for more information about North Carolina Beach Photography.

So these two little ones LOVED the water. They let us know right from the beginning they wanted to play in the ocean, and boy, were they cute splashing in the water! So if you book  a Coastal Session just know you can never have too many extra outfits packed because the little ones will have so much fun splashing in the ocean or even just sit down. (soooo cute!) And they brought their sweet puppy who is so loved – he had so many hugs and kisses during the session. I love, love, love Coastal sessions…love the sweet moments looking for seashells or splashing in the waves. Looking forward to the July 4th and Labor Day sessions. I’m also going to open one date for a Coastal session in August so if you will be close to Holden Beach August 9th – 16 and want to plan a session, Contact me for more information. (All Coastal sessions are held at Holden Beach)

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Rebecca Keller is a Holden Beach NC Beach Photographer. Contact Rebecca Keller Photography for more information about North Carolina Beach Photography.

So we spent this weekend celebrating this little one turning four. (Yes, I am worn out. We went to a wedding today, too, so a lot going on this weekend!) Owen has been talking about his birthday for 6 months. Yes, ever since Harrison was born and had a birthday, he’s been waiting for his. One of his latest favorites has been Jake so of course, he wanted everything pirate. (Totally loved his cake from Delicious bakery in Greensboro – see here.) He had such a big day and totally loved his present from us.  So for his four year old portraits, I found this super cool bottle, which he thought was pretty amazing and had so much fun trying to find treasures on the beach to fill up his bottle. He’s growing so much everyday and just love the sweet big brother he has become this year. (And thanks again to Allison of ALM Designs for his adorable birthday shirt.)

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Rebecca Keller is an On Location Natural Light Holden Beach Family Lifestyle Photographer. Contact Rebecca Keller Photography for more information about travel sessions.