All I can say is they were amazing! Allie, Mike and Ashley were just simply the BEST! It is not that easy to plan something from a distance but they make it so easy. From the first time I met Allie I just knew she was the perfect person to shot my wedding and I was right. She has the cooliest vibe and so down to earth. The day of the wedding you knew this was not their first time at the rodeo. Allie had everything we had forgotten in her bag, it was just amazing. They knew every important shot and they were all placed at the right spot at the right time. There are a lot of photographers in OBX but I am so happy with everything they did for us. I HIGHLY recommend them! They get you your shots back so quickly and I have so MANY people tell me how awesome they were! The pictures look absolutely amazing and gives me a changes to relive that wonderful day again and again!
When we started looking for photographers, I immediately knew at the wedding expo that if I had my choice of anyone it would definitely be Island Photography. The engagement pictures were awesome and everyone loved them…..now everyone loves the wedding and trash the dress photos! Mike & Allie are so much fun. The day of they both knew exactly what needed to be done and made sure everyone had what they needed, etc. It was almost like having an additional planner. That is not something I even expected with a photographer. Also, Island Photography was one of the few that gave you copyright to your images. Now, we can have all of the pictures we want and can always access copies if needed. We knew we were in good hands, and it definitely shows. Would def recommend to anyone!
Allie and Mike are just wonderful, and worth every penny! We had over 1,600 pictures and they all came out beautifully!! Allie is so much fun. We had a blast with her while we were getting ready.
She managed to take this hilarious picture of my sister-in-laws and I. One was doing my make-up while the other was doing the one doing my make-up's hair (you follow? :-)
The best picture by far was one they did on the beach of my husband and I kissing with the clouds in the background, and my veil blowing in the wind. The way they manipulated the cloud color to look more blue-ish (it was overcast that day) was just beautiful! They also caught a picture of one of my dad's friends doing the worm at the reception!
I'm contemplating asking them if they can do some more pics for me around our year anniversary so that we can do a trash-the-dress shoot, depending on their availability and my finances.
We can't even express how grateful we are for all of Mike and Allie’s help and hard work on our wedding day and the beautiful photos that they captured! We had a very small wedding with only immediate family, but they were both so great with everyone, from 1 year old Aiden to his 77 year old Great Grandma whose claim to fame is being "allergic" to having her picture taken!!
The day flew by so fast and the images really tell the story of our day! The YouTube video that they created within a week is just awesome and such a great way to give friends a glimpse of our beautiful ocean-side wedding!
We can't thank them enough and would give them our highest recommendations to anyone!
Mike and Allie are so friendly and take amazing pictures. We got some amazing candid as well as posed photos. Everyone commented on how great they were at the wedding. We received the pictures quickly as well.
Mike and Allie Hawkins did a wonderful job with taking pictures at our wedding. We went with the elopment package, which was exactly what we needed. They took some very pretty shots on the beach that we were able to blow up. Also, they provided us with the CD- which was not an option that other photographers had. They were also fun and put us at ease. We would highly recommend them.
Mike & Allie were so awesome!!! They gave us lots of chioces and pics to choose from, they were easy to get along with and made our special days even more wonderful!!! The best!!!!!
Mike and Allie were a blast to work with! We had such a great time getting our wedding photos done by them. They were so friendly and got our photos back to us qucikly! They also gave us a great deal. We would reccomend them to anyone who is looking to get photos done on the Outer Banks. Our wedding photos were FANTASTIC!!!!!
Having great photos of our wedding was our number one priority after venue site. Allie and Mike did not disappoint! In addition to the wedding, we also did an engagement shoot with them on the beach, which was a great way to get to know them even more before the wedding day. Between the two of them, Allie and Mike shot over 4000 photographs of the ceremony and reception -- AMAZING! They condensed it down to just under 2000, and we got to keep the cds with all the images. They also put together an AMAZING YouTube video montage of their favorite shots which was an easy way to share the highlights with guests and friends. Allie and Mike have an amazing synergy in their work -- they defer to another if one of them has a better shot, they know what the other is thinking, and the move seamlessly as a team. Not only are they great photographers, they're just a lot of fun! I'm an event planner in DC, and I'd use them regularly for my events if they lived closer!
Allie and Mike were incredible photographers! They work well together, and they get tons of incredible shots quickly as a result. They were very helpful and organized in general - helping me know how to pose, showing me where to stash my tissue, bustling my dress. I had somewhat rainy weather during the wedding, and I was sure that the photos wouldn't be that great - it was gray, the wind and rain had ruined my hair, etc. But when I saw the photos, I literally cried with joy - they were that amazing! I got 1247 photos back to me in the middle of my honeymoon - so fast! Two professional photographers, giving me that many beautiful photos that quickly, and for that price, was a huge value!
We ABSOLUTEY loved everything about working with Mike and Allie! They were awesome. We had our photos before we even got back from our Honeymoon! They capture every moment and their photos were beautiful. Allie was there for me more than a normal photographer would be - she had bobbypins, mints, tissues, anything for the last minute fix! My Mom raves about them to everyone and wants us to vacation next year in the Outer Banks just to hire them for family photos. I would recommend them to anyone getting married in the Outer Banks area. Thanks again Allie and Mike! - Chris and Erin Cohen
AMAZING!!! I could not have asked for more. It was great to have a team of two photographers and they work so well together. Everyone at the wedding raved about how awesome they were - yes, even the guest's noticed. Allie could be a photographer/wedding planner - on my wedding day she had everything with her that I had forgotten - bug spray, bobby pins, blotters for your face!!! - just amazing. AND the photos were wonderful!!
Mike and Allie have captured some of the most breathtaking images of weddings at The Whalehead Club over the years. They are super friendly, professional & easy to work with. Island Photography is an excellent choice for beautiful wedding photos that will last a lifetime!
Mike and Allie Hawkins are without a doubt two of the most fun and talented people we have ever had the opportunity to work with. They have an amazing eye and a gift for capturing the most special moments of your life! We have enjoyed all the weddings we have teamed up with them in the past and always look forward to working with them in the future. If you want to have a blast with your photographers and have amazing images to immortalize one of the most important days of your lives, choose Island Photography. You will be so happy you did!
Island Photography are two of my favorite photographers on the Outer Banks and beyond for several reasons. Their enthusiasm for what they do shows through and allows them to connect with their clients. This connection allows them to capture your true feelings through your pictures. Coupled with their wonderful eye(s) for the incredible shot, you will be blown away by the results! If I was getting married again, I would want them there. Since I won't... I'll settle for my family portraits ; )
The Sanderling love Mike and Allie Hawkins of Island Photography. They are a husband and wife team that are both very talented. This allows both the bride and groom to get those special pre- ceremony shots and captures many different angles at the ceremony. They don't miss a thing. They have a Youtube ready for viewing usually within 72 hours. They are easy to work with, keep to a schedule and love what they do.
Island Photography husband and wife team, Mike and Allie, are ALL OVER THE PLACE. They will take photos that you don't even know they are taking. If you want personality in your photos, they are the right team for you. Very unobtrusive, yet quickly and quietly getting ALL the photos that you were hoping to have captured on your wedding day. Their turn around time for providing you with images is remarkable and truly amazing. It's great to have their team, as they have photographed many, many weddings together and can efficiently and professionally capture your wedding day, without drama, without long delays, and it will be FUN!! LOVE working with them as they are able to stay within YOUR timeline. Definitely recommend them.
Though specializing in wedding photography, Island Photography is a great choice for special events and family beach portraits too. As the premier photographers on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Mike and Allie are referred by many of the top venues throughout the OBX. These include: The Currituck Club and The Whalehead Club in Corolla, Duck Woods Country Club in Southern Shores, The Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk, and the Sanderling Inn and the Saltaire in Duck. They travel the entire Outer Banks, including the Northern beaches of Corolla, Pine Island, Sanderling and Duck; the towns of Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Manteo; and the Southern beaches of Rodanthe, Avon and Cape Hatteras.