Award Winning Outer Banks Wedding and Beach Portrait Photography

a lifetime of memories

Like a part of the family, we want to be there from your proposal until your kids have their own kids.


capturing a lifetime of memories

Like a part of the family, we want to be there from your proposal until your kids have their own kids.

We believe in laughter, spontaneity, fun and real moments. We believe in family and passing these memories down for decades to come. We trust that in 100 years your great grandchildren will be able to look back on your images and feel the love, bliss and adventure that began and continues for generations. We want to know YOU and what makes your hearts happy; all the nooks and crannies of your life and your experience are part of the story we’ll tell.


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rave reviews


Brooke Mayo Photography was a total home run! Candace was our shooter, and Ashley was her second shooter. From the moment we met Candace, we knew her photography style fit our vibe. The weather was stormy on our wedding night, and Candace asked if we’d be up for taking some photos outside in the rain. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, so we were up for anything! These photos look like they should be on the cover of a magazine- and I’m someone who does NOT like having photos of myself around! :) Candace and Ashley were both super professional, firm but sweet (SO important when wrangling family members!), and just all around the perfect choice for us. They made us feel so comfortable, and just made the entire day easy and fun. Brooke, who wasn’t even shooting the wedding, even came up to Jeannette’s to say hi and wish us the best- insanely sweet!!!
— Darcey
After selecting our location and venue, choosing a photographer was my priority. There are some excellent photographers on the Outer Banks, but I had viewed Brooke and Candace’s work and knew I couldn’t settle for anything less. Brooke and Candace are fun and have great personalities. Neither of us enjoy being photographed, so it was extremely important that we feel comfortable with our photographer and not take things too seriously. For our big day we went with Candace as our primary photographer, with Robin as her awesome assistant. Many of our guests commented that our photos are the best wedding photos that they have ever seen. Candace did an amazing job highlighting the natural beauty of the Outer Banks coupled with our raw emotion and that of our guests. Even family portraits did not feel stagnant or forced. Personally, we could not be happier with our photos and we obsessively look at them over and over. Brooke makes the business aspect painless as well. She was always very responsive and helpful. We also could not believe how quickly our full gallery was available to view online. It was ready barely 36 hours after our event, when we were prepared for it to take up to a week. When we arrived home later that week, our digital package was waiting on our doorstep!
— Jennifer
You cannot meet Brooke without immediately loving her! She is down-to-earth and extremely talented! We hired Brooke to do my daughter’s engagement and wedding photos and she is amazing! She has the ability to charm even the most stoic subjects coaxing smiles from those who hate to be photographed. Her style is creative and unique - definitely an “outside the box” photographer! Both she and Sarah covered the wedding ceremony & reception (5 hours) and were constantly on the move capturing every special moment and then some! We could not have chosen a better photographer! We love you Brooke!
— Sheryl
Brooke and Candace made my daughter’s wedding come alive through their pictures. they captured the true personalities of the bride and groom as well as our families and all their friends. we loved them so much we made them promise they would always document any special events for the rest of our lives!
— Jan
I’ve procured Brooke’s services twice - once for my daughter’s 2009 wedding and again for my own remarriage June 2016. She is an intensely talented and a delightful person - friendly, humorous, happy and kind. She swoops in and quickly blends in with the guests - you almost don’t notice she is there until organized family photos when her humor and charm shine through. She manages to capture expressions and special moments in time that we all remember but rarely have documented. Everyone that views our pictures goes on about the magic she caught that day. She is wonderful!
— Karen