Michelle Conner of Chelle Shots specializes in wedding photography, family and child portraits. She’s also one of the few photographers on the OBX with a flair for sports documentation, particularly focusing on surfing and skateboarding (SK8). The Outer Banks is not only the perfect setting for portraits, Michele explains, but it has some of the best ocean waves on the east coast, drawing competitors from all over the world and creating some world class talent of its own.

Also a surfer herself, Michelle compares capturing that perfect picture from life with the exhilaration of catching the “best wave of the day.” She particularly loves the endless energy that comes with photographing babies and older children. Having the OBX as a backdrop, she adds, is icing on the cake, providing endless possibilities.

The few photo examples Michelle displays on her website, along with a quote by Ansel Adams, should give you a feel for the sensitivity and emotion represented by her work. There’s something quite unique and special about it.

Although she says all photography projects are unique and require a special quote, you can still find basic rates for her wedding, bridal and family portrait packages online. Contact Michelle for a free estimate for all, including custom, services, either inside or outside the US, by calling, emailing or filling out her online form. And she’ll be glad to supply a list of references on request.