Welcome to Sarah Keenan Creative! The Premier Wedding Photography, Family Portrait Photography, and Commercial Photography Studio on the Outer Banks of North Carolina
Hey there, you! Thank you so much for stopping by our little online hub! And, a big welcome to Sarah Keenan Creative- Leaders in Wedding Photography and Family Portraits, Lovers of What We Do! Whether a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS is in order for a new engagement or a new baby on the way or you’re looking to document your family in portraits as they grow, I know that you have many, many options in the world of photography and videography and we are super happy and honored to be of consideration.
First, I think it is incredibly important to note that we “do what we do” because we love what we do! We operate with a short list of highest priorities: intent, authenticity, passion, patience, speed, work, and creative attention. I didn’t make-up that list. In fact, I read it in an amazing book by Gary Vaynerchuk. And even after having run this small business for nearly 10 years, I was able to read his words, reflect on how I live and work, and realize that THESE are the values our clients need. Showing up for our time with you is SO important because we love serving people, engaging in their stories, and creating awesome imagery for our clients. This approach makes each event with us fun, laid-back, and as easy as possible!
The Sarah Keenan Creative artists are an energetic, experienced team of Family and Wedding Photographers that are committed to providing the very best visual media coverage and customer care out there. Our team of trained and certified professionals offers a hands-on and affordable approach to making dreams a reality in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Raleigh, Durham, and Greenville, North Carolina, and Southeastern Virginia. The fun and artistic photographers on our team provide our clients with a combined 45+ years of visual media experience. Bringing our love for photography to your most special day, we are motivated to show up as MORE than just a service. We are there to capture the details and memories that will re-tell your story over and over again.
For us, it isn’t really work. Its just fun people sharing what we love with other fun people!
In fact- THAT is OUR SUPER POWER! (Insert hero-like music…da, da-da, daaaa)
Short Story: We attended a Photography conference not too long ago at which we were told that our success was predicated upon finding and utilizing our “Super Powers.” Huh??! Right! (Press the pause button.) You’re telling me that in order to serve other’s well in the name of good visual media and customer care that I must find Super Powers?? Well, darn…
At least that’s how I originally felt. Totally and absolutely lost, followed by temporarily bummed.
For goodness sake- none of us here at Sarah Keenan Creative can scale a wall, run at the speed of light, or become invisible to protect anyone from danger. Hmmmmm…. So, I dwelt on this for waaaaay too long.
And, then it hit me. I was simply fixing my children’s breakfast when I realized that we do have some super powers! We are really darn good at what we do (But, so are a lot of other incredibly talented people). But, NOBODY does what we do like we do it. And, they can’t.
Why not? Because they are not us.
And that, my dear, is our Super Power. It is also your Super Power.
Doing what we do because we are unique is exactly what defines each of our lives and is the perfect picture that we are after each time we arrive at a photo shoot of any kind. So, my dedication to you and my family is that I work hard everyday to create experiences for my clients that fit their needs and ultimately create images that they need to document life as it is in that moment of time, images that they will need to tell their story as time passes.
I’ve been around the block long enough to know that trying to photograph each couple, each family, each individual in the exact same way is like trying to put the same wedding dress on every female. It Just Doesn’t Fit!
Please be in touch with me to open up further dialog on how we can help bring our experience to your day, creating an environment that is fun, memorable, and stress-free. I would love to hear from you at [email protected]
Thank you, again, for stopping by! I look forward to chatting with you!
Sarah, Sarah Keenan Creative
What we do
Here Comes the Bride? We want to be there! The Sarah Keenan Wedding Photography team has built our dream around capturing your story. Combining over 30 years of photojournalistic experience, we don’t recreate your story, we help you re-tell it… over and over again. We share each beautiful detail just as it happened. Your Day – Your Story – Your Memories!
We know that family is where your life is centered. Whether celebrating the birth of a new child or an Outer Banks vacation away from the norm, these moments are precious. Bringing more than 30 years of experience with us, the Sarah Keenan Photography team specializes in capturing it all on camera. Leaving you with memories to cherish and images to pass-on for generations.
At Sarah Keenan Creative, we know how to capture all the favorite moments of your big question. Our Sarah Keenan Portrait team offers a variety of engagement packages to make sure all the moments during the big question can be captured and shared for years to come. We document each beautiful detail just as it happened. Your Day – Your Story – Your Memories!
The fun part about our Senior Portrait Collections is that they allow for some creative freedom with that graduating Senior to bring their own stuff, wear their own clothes and present themselves just as they are for some awesome images to cherish through the years.
Our Sarah Keenan Photography team will help this experience to be less intimidating, by providing a comfortable, relaxing environment that makes it super easy to capture you in flattering body poses. As creative photographers, our goal is to make you feel confident, sexy and amazingly rejuvenated. A perfect gift for that special someone.
Instagram & Social Media Photography
IG, Snapchat, Facebook? Schedule a super laid-back, super fun Social Media Mini Shoot with one of our Professional Photographers and prepare for your online following to take-off! So, bring the outfits that scream you, your favorite shoes & some props and let’s get clickin’!!
COMMERCIAL & EXECUTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY
Here at Sarah Keenan Creative we know what goes into running a successful business. Our Sarah Keenan Photography team will help you put your best foot forward by creating professional images that display your products, services and staff. Need an extra hand? Click Here!
Some of the most amazing maternity moments is the excitement of watching that baby bump grow and grow! Sometime in the 3rd trimester it is time to take advantage of that beautiful belly and gorgeous pregnancy glow. Our Maternity Portraits can be taken at any OBX location, in our Nags Head studio or in the comfort of your own home.
Our Sarah Keenan Creative Team can capture all the gorgeous works of art for the once-in-a-lifetime beauty of a bride-to-be. Built around the personality of each individual bride, we create our bridal portraits sessions to be relaxed and comfortable.
PHOTO BOOTH RENTALS
At Sarah Keenan Creative, we know how to capture all the favorite moments of your big day. Our Sarah Let our Photo Booth bring some extra fun to your event! Our rental includes unlimited Photo Booth use throughout your reception or event. We don’t take fun away in the middle of your party! Fit up to 10 people at a time in our spacious Photo Booths, and facial recognition technology automatically prints a strip for each guest in the photo…Whoa!
“I wanted to thank you for the beautiful work you did on my daughter’s engagement pictures. We are thrilled with the results. The hard part will be to decide which ones to use! We are looking forward to this upcoming year and all of the preparations for her wedding! :)”
“We love you, SKPD! Sarah was one of the few photographers that responded in a timely manner and did a beautiful job shooting our engagement. She did exactly what we asked her to do and the pictures are perfect! She captured all of the crazy emotions both my fiancé and I experienced that day. Sarah was easy going and sweet. She made me feel so comfortable on such a memorable day. I am so thankful that my fiancé chose Sarah to capture our special moment, because I could not have asked for more. The pictures are something I will treasure forever.”
“Sarah was fantastic! Very relaxed. Did a great job working with a big group, which included young kids. Pictures turned out great. She was always easy to reach and responded quickly too all my questions. I’d definitely use her again:)”
“Sarah was so super sweet and patient during our beach family photos in Nags Head! She had to deal with 6 adults, 2 kids, and 2 dogs, and she was amazing!! The photos are simply beautiful and I will cherish them forever! I could not have asked for anything more! She has the perfect combination of skill and personality. And, her prices were so reasonable! I love that she doesn’t nickel and dime you like many other photographers. I love my pictures! Thank you Sarah!!”
“Sarah is an excellent photographer who makes everyone feel at ease and comfortable. Not only is her work exceptional, she is professional yet very friendly and accommodating. She is willing to do whatever it takes to deliver quality work. She listens and offers suggestions but will always do what the customer wants. What a pleasure it is to have someone of Sarah’s caliber photograph any special event!!”
“Amazing job with my son. His pictures are amazing! You have a wonderful way with children and capture a wide variety of pictures while using the beautiful natural backgrounds! Would love to work with you again :)”