After photographing her first wedding during college, Courtney Hathaway knew she found her dream job. Specializing in wedding photography for the relaxed, joyful and adventurous couple - Courtney creates a one-of-a-kind experience for her couples that perfectly captures their connection to the Outer Banks. Not only have we had the honor to showcase her talents in many publications of Outer Banks Bride Magazine, but this year we are thrilled to have Courtney Hathaway Photography as a 2016 Wedding Weekend and Expo Gold Sponsor!
We hope you enjoy a few of our favorite photos from her recent weddings and engagements, and learning more about Courtney Hathaway Photography in the Q & A below!
Q & A with Courtney Hathaway Photography
Q: How many years have you been involved in weddings on the Outer Banks?
A: "Even though it feels like just yesterday, I've been photographing weddings on the Outer Banks for over 8 years."
Q: What is your favorite thing about weddings on the Outer Banks?
A: "My favorite thing about photographing weddings here on the Outer Banks is that each couple has a connection to the OBX, something that made them feel the pull to have their wedding here.They tend to be laid back with an adventurous spirit, which is our idea client!"
Q: Why did you join The Outer Banks Wedding Association?
A: "The Outer Banks Wedding Association is everything for my business. Not only is it an amazing resource for wedding-planning couples, but it's also great for vendors. We are such a strong and tightly knit group of wedding professionals, and having an organization to advocate so strongly and market for local OBX wedding business owners, means I get to focus my time on serving my clients better."
Q: What makes you stand out from other wedding vendors?
A: "I'm a firm believer in choosing your wedding photographer based on more than just price and product. You actually have to LIKE them as a person too, considering you spend more time with them on your wedding day than just about anyone else! It's less about setting yourself apart from other vendors, and more about finding the client you have a connection with. We take a laid back & relaxed approach to our style, and likewise, our couples tend to be adventurous and go-with-the-flow. We feel so passionate about getting to know our couples, we include an engagement session with all of our wedding packages. We really feel like this helps us get to know our couples, and built a connection with them prior to the wedding day."
The Outer Banks is one of the most popular coastal wedding destinations in the country, and the Outer Banks Wedding Association is the premiere service organization for wedding professionals located in Currituck, Dare, and Hyde counties. With approximately 300 members strong, our organization offers the best resources to brides and those planning events in the Outer Banks. Known for it's popular Outer Banks Bride Magazine and destination wedding inspiration, the Outer Banks Wedding Association boasts local and national recognition.