At Michelle Kirnan Photography, we specialize in providing a fabulous beach portraits experience as we create your family’s story through beach pictures.
We service families from the Outer Banks of North Carolina to Virginia Beach VA. Our studio is located in Moyock, NC providing easy access to Hatteras Island in the south, to the Northend of Va. Beach and everything in between, including Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, and Southern Shores in the Outer Banks. Some of our favorites include Coquina Beach in Nags Head, Corolla, and Carova where we may frolic with the wild horses, as well as the jetty at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, First Landing State Park or Sandbridge Beach. And let’s not forget the local lighthouses!
You're planning one of the best vacations of your life!
The entire family will enjoy a week together at the beach. All of the kids and grandkids will be together! Maybe you should consider something to always remember this special time.
Can you imagine a beautifully framed wall portrait of the entire family? How about a storybook album with images of you playing with the grandkids near the water's edge? And images of you walking along the shore, holding hands with the love of your life?
We specialize in capturing the moments described above, and we're super excited about the possibility of working with you!
In His Words...
“The photos are awesome, phenomenal, etc. Ellen and I have NEVER had such a great photo. And Owen’s picture is remarkable. You captured his spirit, determination and adorableness in one flick. You are very gifted.” ~ Jim H.
Should you decide to choose Michelle Kirnan Photography for your custom beach portraits, you have your choice of two types of sessions: our Signature Experience or our All Inclusive Session, each outlined below.
In order to book your session, we will have a phone consultation to work out the details. We want to know what is important to you so we are sure to capture it for you to treasure forever. We will schedule your session date and time, choose a location, need to know your choice of session type, and collect your creative/session fee and signed contract.
Our goal is to be with you every step of the way, ensuring a memorable experience. Please, if you have any questions at all, just ask!
We realize as a family traveling to the Outer Banks or Virginia Beach for vacation, you want to keep things simple. Our All Inclusive Session was created especially for our clients from out of town with simplicity in mind!
With this type of session, your digital images will be provided to you on a beautiful crystal usb, to be shipped to your home. Along with your high resolution files, you will receive a print release authorizing printing at any size. You will also receive low resolution files for sharing online, a custom mobile app for your mobile devices and sharing with loved ones, and an online gallery should you or your family wish to order heirloom quality products (gift prints, wall prints, gallery wrapped canvases, books, etc.) from our recommended print lab.
As an added bonus, we include 4x6 prints of each image in a beautiful custom image box. Our goal is for you to be thrilled when your beautiful package arrives as you relive the memories of your fabulous vacation!
Investment begins at $600. This offer is only available Monday through Friday. Payment in full is due in order to schedule your session.
We absolutely love helping our clients design their final products and therefore offer a full custom experience for our portrait clients. You may choose our Signature Experience, with slight changes to accommodate our out of town clients. Your $200 creative fee is due in order to schedule your session.
We will complete your design consultation over the phone, during which we will discuss your goals for your session and portrait art. We are able to help with wardrobe selection and will address all of your concerns. We will ask you to take some photos of your space, which will be utilized with the images we capture of your family, so you may visualize your images on your walls. These photos can be captured with your mobile device - nothing fancy is required.
We realize custom portraiture is an investment, and it is often difficult to make decisions on which images would look best with the different display options available. But this is what we do, and we are here to help you every step of the way!
We offer a select number of in person presentation and ordering appointments. This requires your session to be scheduled Monday or Tuesday in order to allow time for processing your images for a Friday presentation. We love offering these types of sessions because it means we get to see you again before you leave!
Our Signature Experience is best for our clients who like to have everything taken care of for them. You're enjoying the vacation of a lifetime with your loved ones! Let us help you to design a signature album and wall portraits sure to become treasured heirlooms of your time together as a family!
The Beautiful Outer Banks!
The Outer Banks is a very large, beautiful area. Due to the size of the area, extensive travel is sometimes necessary. Please note that areas north of Corolla (such as the four wheel drive area) or south of Coquina Beach will require a $50 travel fee. We love to shoot in these areas - they are beautiful - but we do need to take into account the additional travel required. We thank you for understanding!
How About a Little Video?
Our clients love reliving their special time together as they gather together for viewing their custom slideshow video! Following is an example of a family portrait session at Coquina Beach here in the lovely Outer Banks. Bodie Island Lighthouse is just across the street and can also be incorporated.
Note: be sure to change the settings to view in HD! This will provide much better image quality.
Outer Banks Family Portraits | Family Fun at Coquina Beach
We would love to work with you!
Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.