Topsail Island Jeep Week is an awesome adventure. Hanging out with other Jeep enthusiast and friends. Greater Topsail Area Camber of Commerce put together a great event. Everything from a Beach Ride to Obstacle Courses. My father and I had as much fun photographing everyone as the participants were playing in their Jeeps.
At the obstacle course they had the culvert pipes to cross, cars to drive over (did anyone actually make it over them?), a mud hole (more like a small pond) to drive through. I saw only 2 people make it through this one and watched a lot get pulled out. Then they had a log crawls that was natural and man-made, a Teeter Totter and Natural trails.
Here you will find images of the log crawl, car crushing, mud splattering fun.
Topsail Beach, North Carolina is a great family vacations destination, being rated Best Little Beach Town in the USA by TripAdvisor. While on vacation everyone relaxes and the tension just drains out of your body. The ocean seems to speed this along with the calming sound of the waves and the cooling breezes. All of this creates a beautiful place and time to have your family portraits done.
Ward Realty Corporation recognizes this is something people feel and want so they sent a welcome package to Sherry with a couple of photographers’ fliers. She chose us to capture her family’s memories creating images with all of the family together. It had been a very long time since they had a portrait together and this vacation was the perfect time for it.
I had the honor of photographing a fellow Certified Professional Photographer. Susie contacted us because both my Father and I are certified through Professional Photographer of America. She was coming to Surf City, NC and wished to have a family portrait made. After speaking with her we chose to create their beach portraits at the south end of Topsail Beach. The evening had our usual afternoon showers but cleared out in time for our photo session.
We had fun talking about their mission work that took them out of North Carolina some years ago and how Topsail Island was home to Black Beard in the past. By playing with me Susie and her family allowed me to capture the love that this family has for each other.
This is what Susie had to say:
I am a professional photographer in Pennsylvania and wanted beach portraits of my family during our vacation. I chose TH Photographic Studio because they are certified professional photographers by the Professional Photographers of America. Tammy did a wonderful job posing us and used high quality equipment. She was professional and accommodating. We love our portraits. Thank you so much!
Justin came to us because he wanted to propose to Erin and he wanted the event photographed. It was to be a surprise. My father and I worked out the details about where the proposal was to take place and when. North Topsail Beach was chosen because it was close to a friend’s house that was going to baby sit their dog. Of course the friend would be running late so they would need to go walk Bella on the beach.
Justin had the ring hidden in his sock, so I would be within easy reach as he went down on one knee to ask Erin if she would marry him. With a smile she said, “Yes”! He was nervous but Justin did a great job. We were able to photograph the whole event. We had a lot of fun trying to look inconspicuous while waiting for Justin to propose. As soon as he went down on one knee the game of capturing the moment was on.
Congratulations to Erin and Justin!
Thank you for allowing us to photograph this moment for you.
We got to spend Saturday photographing a whole lot of awesome dancers at Forever Fit Dance Studio in Sneads Ferry, NC. They have young dancers just starting out to the experience dancers. This means there were feathers and glider everywhere, which is my kind of place. We got to photograph every dancer and of course many of them had more than one outfit so we got to have more fun and see more of their moves.
Forever Fit Dance Studio does a spectacular job teaching these dancers. Mrs. Young is great with her students and you can tell they love her. She made our job of photographing them much easier and enjoyable.