Welcome to Photos at the Beach! Specializing in NC Beach Portraits.

Family portraits on the beaches of Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle and other Crystal Coast Locations.
Photos at the Beach specializes in beach portraiture for families, children, teens… pretty much anyone seeking a location portrait on North Carolina’s beautiful beaches.  Located along NC’s Crystal Coast, sometimes also referred to as the Southern Outer Banks, Photos at the Beach serves all the local beach communities.  I also offer location photography in the area’s waterfront communities.  I offer a number of portrait collections with something to fit most budgets.  Family photos made during your vacation make for great memories. Look around, enjoy yourself and check back often.  New pages and information will be added along the way with frequent additions of posts with tips on getting great beach photos and highlighting recent sessions.  Also be sure to stop by my primary website, R. D. Decker Photography

Photos at the Beach serves the following Crystal Coast communities and attractions:

  • Atlantic Beach
  • Pine Knoll Shores
  • Salter Path
  • Indian Beach
  • Emerald Isle
  • Cape Carteret
  • Swansboro
  • Newport
  • Morehead City
  • Beaufort
  • Harkers Island
  • Fort Macon State Park
  • Tideland Trail, Croatan National Forest
  • Cape Lookout National Seashore


  1. love the new blog .. These make me want to go to the beach really badly .. There is too much snow here!!

    Comment by Julie C Butler — January 27, 2009 @ 1:21 pm
  2. Thanks for the useful info. It’s so interesting

    Comment by JamesD — June 11, 2009 @ 5:01 am
  3. I love beach photography. Something about the waves, blue sky and fun people always make great photos. About 50% of my Los Angeles engagement photography sessions are done on the beaches. I hope you don’t have the problem we are having in Los Angeles and Orange County beaches, where the permit fees are always required.

    Comment by Ben Chen — October 13, 2009 @ 11:14 am
  4. It must be nice to be living by a North Carolina Beach and a photographer too. I like your beach photography!

    Comment by Filipino Photographer — October 20, 2009 @ 6:49 am
  5. I absolutely love beach photography – I just wish we had some beaches here in Utah. We can get a few great shots out at the Great Salt Lake but it’s just not the same. Keep up the good work.

    Comment by Keith - Utah Photographer — November 13, 2009 @ 12:45 pm
  6. Great Article thanks.

    Comment by Amy — December 19, 2009 @ 5:01 am
  7. Beautiful family with a perfect backdrop. Wonderful image.

    Comment by Chicago Wedding Photographer — January 23, 2010 @ 10:16 pm
  8. Thanks for the information. I have a cousin on the Outer Banks and would love to shoot my family next time I’m down there.

  9. I envy the long season you have down there for outdoor shoots. In Massachusetts I won’t be able to get any couples or families out near the water ’til at least a month from now.

    Comment by Paul Mozell Photography — March 18, 2010 @ 7:55 pm
  10. Great beach photos, I’ll trade some of these beach scenes from Northern, NJ.

    Comment by Melwin Silva — April 2, 2010 @ 4:47 pm
  11. What a great photo location the beach is. Beautiful photography.

    Comment by Atlanta Photographer — August 21, 2010 @ 9:01 am
  12. You’re always at the beach and I’m jealous!! It’s about to snow here and your warm photos make me sooo jealous!! Can’t wait to see what’s next from you.

    Comment by Harvey — September 7, 2010 @ 3:25 pm
  13. Great shots..! I wish i was at the beach! I’m tried of the snow… Lovely work!

    Comment by Irish wedding Photography — December 10, 2010 @ 2:32 pm
  14. Great photographs you have created! Reminds me of summer!

    Comment by Dan - Pure Portraits — June 1, 2011 @ 5:36 pm
  15. I’ve always loved the beach. For the past 15 years my desktop background has always been a picture of the beach. For some reason there is nothing more beautiful in my mind. Anyone got another location that is more beautiful than the beach?

    Comment by Josh — July 12, 2011 @ 12:10 pm
  16. You guys make a lovely couple !

    Comment by Mike in Denver        — September 5, 2011 @ 7:28 am
  17. For most people, the best thing about summer are the beaches. The hot sun, warm waters and refreshing beverages.

    Comment by jack — September 19, 2011 @ 2:09 pm
  18. Nice One. I have bookmarked and looking to get more information

    Comment by Astrologer in Gurgaon — October 29, 2011 @ 3:39 am
  19. Love the beach photography in NC…I take a lot of beach and coastal photos in Florida so I enjoyed seeing your work 😉

    Comment by Florida Coastal Photos — January 23, 2012 @ 3:03 pm
  20. Really lovely photos. The beach is always a great backdrop for any photo.

    Comment by Pompano Beach Condos — March 7, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

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