Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:05PM
By Keeler and Denson Wedding Photography
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Book with us before August 27th and receive 10% off your wedding package! 
We're beginning to gear up for next wedding season and we want to start it off right! So book with us before August 27th and all you have to do is add the promo code "KnD2016" somewhere in your email or mention it if you call. 
Thursday, July 14, 2016 1:25PM
By Keeler and Denson Wedding Photography
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 Can’t wait to have fun on your wedding day at the beach? Here’s a couple of tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of your day!

5)    Be all that you can be! No matter what is happening, just remember, Today you ARE a Baller! YOU are a Shot Caller! You are all that is MAN! YOU ARE ALL THAT IS WOMAN!!! The first rule of having fun with your photographer is having confidence in yourself. 

4)    Go for those action shots! One of the best ways to have fun with your photographer is to simply move. What do I mean? Jump, pick her up, pick HIM up, dip her, dip HIM, spin, twirl, dance and just have a fantastic time while being in front of the camera. 

3)    Spice things up with some props! As simple and elegant as the beach can be, its greatest strength is also one of its greatest weaknesses. There are quite literally only about 4 things on the beach; dunes, sand, surf, and you. So if you want to have fun with your photographer, just adding anything else into that mix will allow your photographer to go nuts with something new. It’s even better if that something new matches your personality and shows your uniqueness! A couple of examples? Sure! Picture frames, oversized letters, cardboard cutouts of people who couldn’t be there, giant shells and starfish, your bouquet, Tables, benches, chairs, couches, fishing poles, cigars, your pets, even the beach ITSELF! Yep, it’s as easy as grabbing a stick and writing a fun message in that sand. 

2)    We got dressed up for this! One sure fire way of having fun with your photographer is to rock that attire! You all got dressed up to get married on the beach! Isn’t it fitting that we take full advantage of it? What do I mean? Well let’s think about what you’re wearing and what you COULD be wearing. How about “his” jacket? A simple switch from his shoulders to hers and SHWA-POW! Instant amazingness! How about wearing something fun under those dress shirts? It doesn’t take but a second and a couple of undone buttons to shed your secret identity and dawn your Captain America costume! Or ladies, what are you wearing under that dress? No, I’m not talking about THAT! I’m talking about those shoes! Got your favorite sketchers on? No one will know that you were rocking Kicks until you flash them at the camera. But it doesn’t just stop there! Top hats, canes, fancy swimsuits, they can all be used to add a little personality and fun to the time you spend with your photographer! And lastly, remember, that dress can stop traffic! So… why not do it… 

1)    The last and most important thing, is to remember to just relax and don’t worry about what you look like. Remember that your photographer has your back and wants to give you the best photos that they possibly can. It’s their job to weed out all the photos that don’t make you look amazing. So have fun in the sheer process of acting silly. Your photographer will take those hundred shots and give you the ones that make you look like the Rock Star you truly are! Making you look good was the reason you hired a professional in the first place. Remember, the more fun you have, the better the photos are going to turn out, so let the party begin!!!

Thursday, July 07, 2016 8:00AM
By Keeler and Denson Wedding Photography
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One of the funnest things a wedding photographer can do on the OBX, is spend the day with a couple photographing their wedding and then come back the next day and capture them playing in the waves as they trash the dress! Thank you to Brittany and Benjamin for allowing me to spend two amazing days with you!


Saturday, July 02, 2016 12:50PM
By Keeler and Denson Wedding Photography
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We loved photographing Ellen and Eric on the beautiful beaches of the OBX! We hope you enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed photographing them!

Jason and Greg

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 11:41AM
By Jason Denson
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Every wedding has a budget, and you’re always looking for ways to cut costs, especially with a destination wedding. You might be thinking one cheaper option is to have a family member, friend, or someone else from home take your pictures. However, there are several reasons you should consider hiring an Outer Banks local to photograph your wedding:

  • Experience – According to the Outer Banks Wedding Association, there are nearly 40 professional photographers on the outer banks. So you can imagine the competition between them is fierce. Those that do not give a good product do not last long. So when you find an Outer banks photographer who can say they have been photographing weddings here for years, you can be assured that they are the real deal. Local photographers know how to handle everything from big crowds to small family weddings. We also have developed good relationships with other OBX wedding vendors. We often joke that everyone on the Outer Banks knows one another. Well, it’s true. So we are all comfortable working together and enjoy doing so. Also, if you are struggling to pick the right officiant, floral arrangers, DJs, or hair stylists, we can help make recommendations that would fit your wedding style.
  • Know the best locations to shoot – The OBX is a great remote beach location to get married. However, during the season, it might be difficult to find a place for engagement portraits, formals, or romantic intimate spots that is not overly crowded with vacationers. We know all the best, quaint, and beautiful spots for getting amazing pictures. Remember, we live here all year long, we talk with each other, and most of all it’s our job to seek these places out for you. 
  • Working with outdoor conditions – About 90% of the weddings on the Outer Banks are outdoors. That’s why you came to the beach to get married, right? You imagined beautiful beach-scapes, sunset shots, and crashing waves. But when you get here, you realize the light from the sun is harsh, there’s always wind, and the tides change throughout the day. Locals have the experience to know how to work around the weather and even use it to our advantage to get you the amazing shots we promise. Not to mention, good local photographers also make concessions if it happens to rain on your wedding day. Here at Keeler & Denson, we are willing to come back out another day that week (if we’re not shooting another wedding) and photograph your formal pictures outdoors, if per chance, the wedding had to be moved inside due to the weather.
  • Maintaining your family relationships – This is a big one folks. A wedding is a once in a lifetime event. How big? Well, professional photographers most often carry insurance of several million dollars each. Now imagine that your Uncle Bob offers to take your wedding pics. When all the festivities are over, you get your pictures back, and they are awful! Now at every family reunion when you see Uncle Bob, you’ll have resentment towards him because he messed up your wedding pictures. When you hire a professional, you are hiring someone who has the experience, knows the area, understands the outdoor conditions, and has a vested interest in getting you the absolute most amazing shots possible. Plus, wouldn’t you rather have Uncle Bob experience your wedding with his own tear filled eyes instead of experiencing it through a camera lens whilst wondering why his photos are coming out dark with half your faces being bright white? We don’t want him to have to panic or worry that he’s going to be disowned by your parents. Remember, we like Uncle Bob! 
  • Cost – Lastly, the right OBX photographer doesn’t have to come at an extravagant cost. Here at Keeler & Denson Wedding Photography, we like to think that our prices are very reasonable for a high quality experience and product. Still though, if we are not the photographer for you, don’t worry, there’s a wedding photographer on the OBX for every price point. Check out our packages here.