The Armstrong Family Photography in Hatteras NC- OBX North Carolina

This past week I had the most amazing time getting to know one limb of the very large Armstrong tree in Hatteras, North Carolina at the Outer Banks! I met up with Barb and Karl, their 5 children with their significant others, and 6 of their 7 grand children. Yup! There were 17 in attendance. Learning names was not the easiest, but learning their smiling faces was awesome! I was greeted immediately with a warm embrace by Barb as she began to introduce me to everyone, I believe that Karl could tell that I was feeling a bit overwhelmed because he walked up with hand drawn chart in hand so I could keep track of family units! I documented as they cooked dinner together, Taco Tuesday! They spoke, laughed, and grubbed! I instantly knew that this family is full of love and warmth. To see so many people and different personalities getting along so well definitely gave me future family goals! 

Family Portrait Photographer OBX Raleigh North Carolina
Family Portrait Photographer OBX Raleigh North Carolina
Family Portrait Photographer OBX Raleigh North Carolina
Family Portrait Photographer OBX Raleigh North Carolina
Family Portrait Photographer OBX Raleigh North Carolina
Family Portrait Photographer OBX Raleigh North Carolina
Family Portrait Photographer OBX Raleigh North Carolina
Family Portrait Photographer OBX Raleigh North Carolina

After dinner, the whole family changed into their Tuesday's best and we went out to take some portraits on the coast! I couldn't have been happier to take pictures of such a beautiful family, inside and out!

First up was the youngest sibling! I met gorgeous Mary through a mutual friend and I honestly think I was so pumped about this session because Mary is just so kind and if this was my first impression of her, her family had to be equally as awesome!

Family Portrait Photographer OBX Raleigh North Carolina

Did I mention that Mary is a freggin' beast and gives me gym life?! Legit I went to the gym this week because of her. No lie.

Family Portrait Photographer OBX Raleigh North Carolina

I only have one thing to say about the next set of portraits... When I grow up, I want to be Karl and Barb!

Family Portrait Photographer OBX Raleigh North Carolina
Family Portrait Photographer OBX Raleigh North Carolina

Next up were Becky and CJ with their epic kiddos Zak and Ali! I am going to go ahead and warn you that Zak and Ali will melt your heart (and possibly your faces) with how dang adorable they both are! You've been warned!

Family Portrait Photographer OBX Raleigh North Carolina
“What is the son but an extension of the father?” - Frank Herbert

“What is the son but an extension of the father?” - Frank Herbert

Family Portrait Photographer OBX Raleigh North Carolina
Family Portrait Photographer OBX Raleigh North Carolina
"You’ll be her first role model, her first friend, her first love." -Unknown

"You’ll be her first role model, her first friend, her first love." -Unknown

Time to break for some cute kiddos! 

"Coconuts!"... you had to be there <3

"Coconuts!"... you had to be there <3

Family Portrait Photographer OBX Raleigh North Carolina
so silly, these guys just crack me up!

so silly, these guys just crack me up!

Okay, back to it! Up next: The perfection that is Mark, Liz, Silas and Andrew! 

Family Portrait Photographer OBX Raleigh North Carolina
"Sons are the anchors of a mother's life. " -Sophocles

"Sons are the anchors of a mother's life. " -Sophocles

Family Portrait Photographer OBX Raleigh North Carolina
Family Portrait Photographer OBX Raleigh North Carolina
"The ideal husband understands every word his wife doesn't say." -Alfred Hitchcock

"The ideal husband understands every word his wife doesn't say." -Alfred Hitchcock

Tim, Amy, Brianna and Jacob are such a beautiful group! And a very special Happy Birthday to Miss Brianna! She turned 12 the day of our session and impressed me with her intelligence and maturity. 

Family Portrait Photographer OBX Raleigh North Carolina
Family Portrait Photographer OBX Raleigh North Carolina
Did I mention how much I enjoyed working with the kids? Seriously these kids crack me up!

Did I mention how much I enjoyed working with the kids? Seriously these kids crack me up!

Dabbin' on 'em for her B-day...

... isn't that what the kids call it these days?

... isn't that what the kids call it these days?

Okay, so the real romance is coming... Get ready to swoon over Erik and Alicia! #bestillmyheart

Family Portrait Photographer OBX Raleigh North Carolina
"A life without love is like a year without summer." -Swedish Proverb

"A life without love is like a year without summer." -Swedish Proverb

This family was so gracious, so thankful, so kind, and so warm! I cannot thank them enough for having me as a part of their wonderful summer OBX vacation <3 

Family Portrait Photographer OBX Raleigh North Carolina
Family Portrait Photographer OBX Raleigh North Carolina

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