Shellgirl Photos

Karen Watras · Outer Banks, NC · Photographer

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Services


Wedding or Family
Portrait Photos

Price dependent on number of people

This package includes:

  • One hour of professional photography
  • A CD/DVD with 65 edited pictures.  Additional time and number of pictures can be adjusted for a fee.
  • If there are extra pictures (above & beyond the contracted amount) they are available to purchase from me at $2.50/per picture.

Please contact me for more information regarding my services for your Wedding or for scheduling a Family Portrait Photo Shoot.

  • Hourly rate may vary depending on size of wedding or if additional to wedding package or number of people in your family portrait photo shoot.
  • Travel Fees may apply depending on location
  • To secure date and time a non refundable deposit (1/2 your fee) is required within 10 days of booking with a signed contract.
  • Balance is due 30 days prior to your scheduled date.
  • When deposit and balance are received I will email you a confirmation receipt for your records.

Thank you in advance for considering me...Karen

No Frills
Wedding Package

Price: $600.00 (Up to 10 people)

This package includes:

  • 30 minutes of Professional Photography starting from the moment the Bride makes her entrance throughout the ceremony and 15 minutes after the ceremony concludes.
  • A CD of 25 edited pictures.
  • An Officiant to perform your ceremony and a choice of a traditional or non traditional ceremony...additional time and number of pictures can be added for a fee.

* This package does have a limited service area from Kitty Hawk to Nags Head.

Simply Weddings OBX
Package #1

Price: $845.00 (2 to 20 people)

This package includes:

  • One hour of Professional Photography
  • The pictures start from the moment the Bride makes her entrance, throughout the ceremony and continues with posed pictures/portraits after your ceremony concludes. You will receive, by mail, a CD/DVD of 65 edited pictures.
  • Officiant Services - Pat Walden - Simply Weddings OBX
  • A choice of traditional or non traditional ceremony.
  • A personal meeting if you are able to visit the Outer Banks prior to your wedding day. This is a great way for us to meet and go over your photography and ceremony.
  • Filing of your license after the ceremony is performed and a decorative copy of your ceremony as a customized wedding keepsake.
  • A 10" Beach Themed Cake delivered to you before your ceremony. The cake has buttercream icing & white chocolate seashells and serves 20 people.
  • For more information, ceremony selection & cake choices regarding this package please go to www.simplyweddingsobx.com or contact me directly via this website.

*Travel fee may apply depending on location of the ceremony.

Simply Weddings OBX
Package #2

Price: $975.00 (21 to 35 people)

This package includes:

  • One hour of Professional Photography
  • The pictures start from the moment the Bride makes her entrance, throughout the ceremony and continues with posed pictures/portraits after your ceremony concludes. You will receive, by mail, a CD of 80 edited pictures.
  • Officiant Services - Pat Walden - Simply Weddings OBX
  • A choice of traditional or non traditional ceremony.
  • A personal meeting with the Officiant & Photographer if you are able to visit the Outer Banks prior to your wedding day.  This is a great way for us to meet and go over your photography & ceremony.
  • Filing of your license after the ceremony is performed and a decorative copy of your ceremony as a customized wedding keepsake.
  • A 10" Beach Themed Cake and one dozen cupcakes delivered to you before your ceremony. The cake & cupcakes have buttercream icing & white chocolate seashells and will serve up to 35 people.
  • For more information, ceremony selection & cake choices regarding this package please go to www.simplyweddingsobx.com or contact me directly via this website.

*Travel fee may apply depending on location of ceremony

Travel Fees:

  • Southern Shores to Corolla - Coquina Beach south to Rondanthe - $50.00
  • Rodanthe south to Hatteras Village - 4 wheel drive (Swan Beach to Carova) - $140.00

Client Reviews

Here's what some of my clients have had to say!

Christy (Stepmother of the Bride)

You are welcome to use anything you want as we were so pleased. They are planning to come back down next summer. I'm sure they would be delighted to have you take their family portraits.

Morgan (Bride)

It would be fine with me if you wanted to use some of our pictures on your website. You did such a good job and it would show off your talent. Take care and we will be in touch about those baby pictures!!

Lisa & Louis (Bride & Groom)

We absolutely loved the pictures!! Everybody that we have showed them to has loved them as well. Thanks again for everything you did and we still want to get with you later to take some family pictures of us.

Jennifer & Joe (Bride & Groom)

We got the CD & we love the pictures, they turned out beautiful! Thank you so much, you did a wonderful job! The pictures turned out great, we are very happy with them. Thanks again for all you did.

Linda & Wayne (Bride & Groom)

Just want to let you know we received pictures and they are wonderful. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I really think you captured the fun and romantic yet whimsical wedding that we wanted. The kids loved the fun pictures. Thank you again, you did a great job. If ever we need photos we will call you.

Sue (Family Portrait)

I just wanted to let you know that the disks arrived safely. Charlie and I took a quick peek last night and they are wonderful! You were a pleasure to work with and we wish you well in your career. Again, it was a pleasure working with you and we look forward to doing it again in a couple of years.

Anne (Family Portrait)

I just looked at them, and they are wonderful! You even managed to get good ones of me, and that's near impossible! I think these are photos that we'll always treasure - thanks again for doing such a great job!

Sandy (Bride)

The pictures turned out great, we are very happy with them. Thanks again for all you did.

Galleries

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About me

Photography has always been a passion for me since I received my first Brownie camera as a small child. My father took movies and pictures of everything when I was growing up; wanting in his way to capture each moment, special occasions, family vacations and beautiful sunsets...he was my inspiration and my biggest fan. There was a day when nothing was more exciting to me than picking up that roll of developed film...feeling that anticipation...finally being able to see what I had captured on film. Today I work in digital only and it has given me even more freedom to photograph whatever I choose, every chance I get. I am grateful that I see my surroundings in a photograph, everywhere I look is the opportunity for an image. I want to thank my family and friends for encouraging me over the years to pursue my dreams with my photography. Consider this my personal invitation to experience what I see when I look at the world around me.

Photographing people has always been something that I have enjoyed but never considered doing professionally. In the last 10 years my passion for photographing people has really come to be something that I love on a different level. Being asked to photograph someone's special day, whether it is a family gathering, engagement, wedding, elopement or portrait, is an honor for me. When I review my pictures at the end of the event I am always rewarded in an emotional way by the pictures that have been captured, a knowing smile, an exchange between a couple or family members that no one else has seen. I strongly encourage a very relaxed and fun photo shoot, when this happens it can be magic in a photograph...this is what I love.

Please feel free to contact me for pricing, or if you have any feedback or comments...I look forward to hearing from you!!

Peace, Karen Watras

Contact me

Send me an email here or through the ShellgirlPhotos facebook page.