Beach Portraits with A.J. Dunlap Photography

I pretty much say this on repeat BUT in case you haven't heard, I LOVE FALL!! It's the very best time of year, but that doesn't mean I don't miss those warm summer days. In fact, very recently I found myself missing this year's family beach trip... AND THEN it occurred to me... I NEVER blogged the images that A.J. Dunlap took of us on the beach!!! How could I forget?!! We seriously LOVE these images so much!!

I first met A.J. at The Creative at Heart Conference. We roomed together and I was instantly drawn to her bubbly personality!! Plus, it was so sweet to meet someone so talented! Her work is just stunning. When Will and I decided to have portraits at the beach during our family beach vacation, we immediately knew who we wanted to take them for us! Even though A.J. was in the middle of a big move to a new house, she made it down the coast to meet us at Oak Island! 

The beach weather had been absolutely perfect all week, but of course on our portrait day the winds started gusting and the rain was on and off all day! AND I'm not talking about the normal wind at the beach! Oh no, we were talking a constant wind that could blow the hat off your head and through the sand up in the air!! I was so nervous watching the wind continue to the pick up all day, but A.J. totally rocked it out and we felt so comfortable the whole time!! These images will always be some of my very favorites of Will and I!!

Photographs by the oh so wonderful A.J. Dunlap Photography:

Love this detail shot!

One of my favorites!!!

The wind might have messed with my hair, but this guy can always make me smile...

Oh those Dunes!!

One of my all time favorites of Will on the left!