Nags Head Family Portraits

The golden sun dips low on the horizon, painting the ocean in beautiful hues of orange and pink. Your children, with windblown hair and bright smiles laugh as they chase retreating waves and run along the beach. Your loved one’s arm is around you, relaxed, as you enjoy these fleeting moments. This isn’t just a vacation, it’s a timeless chapter in your family story, and in Nags Head you can capture the love, laughter, and joy of your family forever with a portrait session on the beach just steps away from your vacation home.

An Outer Banks family portrait session on the beach in Nags Head

Nags Head is our home and our favorite place to be on the Outer Banks. Nestled into one of the widest areas of the barrier islands and bordered to the south by Cape Hatteras National Seashore you’ll be surrounded by endless beaches and opportunities for adventure. 

A family portrait session on the beach in Nags Head

Historic Oceanfront Homes

Beautiful historic cottages line the dunes, some well over 100 years old, recalling the decades of family vacations that have been enjoyed on these shores. Stepping inside one is like stepping back in time, the weathered wood and salty air recalling generations past who chased waves, built sandcastles, and enjoyed beach bonfires under starry skies. Let your family be the newest chapter in this timeless legacy and capture these moments with family portraits that transport you back to beautiful afternoons surrounded by loved ones beside the crashing waves.

A family enjoying a family portrait session in Nags Head on the Outer Banks

Jockey’s Ridge State Park

Winding through the maritime forest, the soundside trails at Jockey’s Ridge State Park are a hidden gem. As you make your way through the forest and dunes the sea grasses whisper by your side as the sun filters through the live oak trees and the air hums with the song of hidden birds. As you climb to the crest of the wind sculpted dunes the wind blows through your hair and the endless blue canvas of the Atlantic stretches out before you. 

Children enjoying a family portrait session on the beach in Nags Head

Things to Do in Nags Head

There’s no shortage of things to do and restaurants to enjoy in Nags Head, and a family vacation isn’t complete without a visit to Surfin Spoon for their incredible self-serve frozen yogurt and handcrafted ice cream sammies. Other favorites include lunch at Greentail’s Seafood Market and Kitchen featuring fresh local Outer Banks seafood and delicious Bahn Mi sandwiches, dinner at the family friendly Tortuga’s Lie, and relaxing on the deck at nearby Swells’a Brewing.

Nags Head portraits, fun family portrait sessions on the beach

Nags Head offers a unique blend of stunning scenery, endless activities, and a relaxed atmosphere, making it the perfect backdrop for your family portraits. At Nags Head Portraits we focus on capturing genuine moments as families come together to enjoy and explore the natural beauty that Nags Head has to offer. ​​Contact us today to reserve your Nags Head family portrait session.

A portrait of a father and daughter on the beach in Nags Head
An Outer Banks family portrait session in Nags Head
A mother and daughter playing together on the beach in Outer Banks
A child running on the beach in Nags Head
Family portraits on the beach in Nags Head

Schedule your Nags Head family portrait session today! Contact us for summer dates and availability.