One of our favorite locations for family portraits is the town of Avon, quietly nestled in the dunes of beautiful Hatteras Island.
The scenic drive south from Nags Head on Highway 12, past the miles of soft sandy beaches and crashing Atlantic waves, brings you to the town of Avon, North Carolina. Drenched in natural beauty, Avon is unique as Hatteras Island widens just a bit, creating space for forests of native cedar and live oak trees to take hold. These trees were essential to the early boat building history of Avon and established the town as the center of Hatteras Island. Today the beautiful setting combined with the lush green dunes and the undeveloped beaches of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore offer the perfect setting to capture portraits of your family enjoying your Outer Banks vacation.
Avon has blossomed in recent years and you’ll find a mix of modern vacation homes, classic cottages, and all of the amenities you enjoy in an Outer Banks vacation, mingled with local homes and small town charm. The many oceanfront houses in Avon allow us to capture your family portraits just steps away from your vacation rental, walking and laughing together on the beach and creating memories in the late afternoon sunlight.
A unique destination in Avon is historic Kinnakeet Village located on the soundside of the town. You’ll find historic residential homes dating to the late 1800’s featuring beautiful coastal gardens and landscaping. Some homes feature foundations and flooring made entirely from wood scavenged from the shipwrecks that lined the beach. Other attractions include the Avon Pier and Koru Beach Club, but the real attraction is the beach. Avon’s beaches are famous for being uncrowded, clean, and filled with fun for vacationing families who enjoy spending time in the sun.
If your plans bring you to the Outer Banks this summer, be sure to add Avon family portraits to your list of vacation activities. At Nags Head Portraits we’re photographers that love to capture the special memories that are created when a houseful of family and friends can come together on the beach and enjoy such a beautiful location. The town of Avon is the perfect choice for families who love a small town feel and wide endless beaches. Contact us today to schedule your summer family portrait session.