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If you’ve had the chance to read through a little of the website, you know by now that we are truly in love with love and the legacy that the wedding day begins. We believe in love, marriage, and family. And, we have dedicated ourselves to photograph and detail the best and most important day of your life. It is your love story, the legacy that you will leave for generations. It is the bringing together of two people, two families, two sets of traditions, two sets of culture, background, and expectations to a wedding day when all of the roots that have been two individual people become united in the commitment of a new family

Working with couples who have an excitement for adventure, tradition, and romance is what draws us to this profession. Taking that energy for life and sharing in the laughs, emotions, and details of their wedding day is why this is our calling. Our imagery is colorful, authentic, and moment driven. It is the details, the pretty, the real-life story. When hiring Blue Poppy, you are hiring more than photographers. You are hiring guidance, experience, and friends that will be present to help create a stress-free day and the inspiration for today and many generations to come. 

 These are the moments that will last forever.

THE Blue Poppy Outer Banks WEDDING PROCESS::What to ExpecT

We get to know each other 
over a cup of coffee, glass of
wine or sweet treat!

Or, maybe even over the phone!  We know that 95% of our couples are planning a destination wedding and unable to meet in person ahead of time. No worries!  We’ve got you covered.  If we cannot meet in person, let’s plan a time to chat over the phone.  We are standing-by to answer all of your questions, explain our Wedding Collections, and help in the decision making process.  And, we will have a few questions of our own!  We would like to get to know you, too.

Making it Official 

Questions answered and you feel that we are a match?  Awesome!!  When you’re ready, let’s make it official.  We’ve made the signing of your contract and paying your retainer super simple and easy.  Here’s the skinny: We create a custom portal and send you the link- One place that’s all yours to handle each of the details.

The Engagement Session

Now comes the super fun part!  All of our Outer Banks Wedding Collections include a complimentary Engagement photography session.  We want to get to know you…and, know you well.  This time is a special time that is focused entirely on the two of you.  We can’t wait to understand what you love (and, what you don’t) about photography, posing, and yourselves.  Your engagement session will ensure that your wedding day is nice and comfortable.  And, you get some beautiful images!  Win, win!

Preparing for Wedding Day

After photographing over 300 weddings, we are ready and excited to share with you a few things about planning, timelines, vendors, and details on how to make your wedding day fun and stress free.  You will receive a couple of questionnaires that will help us prepare for your big day.  And, about 4 weeks prior to your wedding day we will schedule a time to make our final plans and catch-up about the details of your day.

Your Wedding Day

All of the planning, meetings, tastings, visits, research…And, today is the big day!  YOU ARE GETTING MARRIED!!!  You’ve poured hours of time into this amazing day.  You’ve hired an incredible team of wedding professionals.  Now, it is time for you to relax and soak up the most important day of your life.  Breath it in!

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It’s All Been Amazing

Now is one of my favorite wedding photographer moments.  A few weeks after your wedding you will receive a super exciting email that will contain the link to your custom online gallery.  Yes, THE GALLERY!!  This gallery will contain all of your beautiful, edited wedding images.  These images will make you laugh.  They may make you tear-up a little.  They are your story and the images we will use to build your heirloom wedding album.

Albums, Prints, Canvases, & Gifts

Your Custom Online Gallery is available for 6 months from its release date.  Now is the time to deck your home with those beautiful prints, order a canvas for mom, and send personalized thank you’s with your wedding images to your guests.  I design and proof all orders in studio and am standing by to help with any selections and sizing questions you have along the way.


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“You gave us the gift of the most beautiful images and did it in a way that made us feel like we were spending the evening with friends”

Simply perfect!  There truly are no right words to express how much it meant to have you as the photographers at our wedding.  Nine months later I can look at our pictures and feel like we are right back in the middle of the most amazing day of our lives.  Thank you for your time, your dedication to your craft, your professionalism, your laughter, your ability to listen, your talent, your commitment, and the best gift of memories in print forever and ever.

– Cynde & Rob, Corolla Wedding 2018

“my images are gorgeous, making me feel like it was a dream”

These photographers were amazing!!  I am shy and a bit intimidated by a camera but Sarah, Meredith, and Ben went above and beyond to make certain that I was comfortable and calm.  They truly helped make our day special, they were so easy to work with and so fun.  My images are gorgeous, making me feel like it was a dream.  My album is in the works…I can’t wait to have it in my hands!

– Amy & William, Pine Island Lodge 2018


We couldn’t be happier to have had Sarah and Meredith photograph our wedding!  From helping with unrelated issues we had with other wedding vendors to making sure the wedding day was as perfect as it could have possibly been!  This team was by far the best decision I made!  They are very sweet, genuine people whom obviously love what they do and are great at it!  We will definitely use Sarah and team again for future family pictures and events!

– Brittany & Robert, Grand Ritz Palm 2016


Meredith and Ben were friendly, funny, and very professional.  We had so much fun during our engagement portraits, which made our wedding day a blast.  The photographers were easy-going, but organized and were even great with our dog.  Our friends and family all had so much fun they still talk about the night!  I’d highly recommend Sarah and her team to anyone wanting real-life, fun images.

– Caroline & Will, Kitty Hawk Pier Wedding



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Follow the link below for details on pricing. To find out more, and to check availability, please send a message using the contact form.  We are excited to hear more about your plans and how we can best serve you.

Popular dates book up to a year in advance so get in touch soon.

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Please make your way through our website and if you like what you see (and I hope you do!) be in touch soon, I still have one or two coastal wedding dates available!
We are taking a limited number of additional Outer Banks weddings for 2021


Thank you for stopping by sarah keenan creative. we are excited to announce our new wedding photography company : blue poppy weddings!

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