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Coastal Shots Photography is a wedding photography company based in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, offering photography services throughout the local areas of Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Hatteras, Carova and Corolla. Ryan Diegelmann is the primary photographer and owner of the company. He is skilled at using contemporary, photojournalistic, and traditional styles of photography to capture candid and classic wedding shots. Ryan’s style is laid back and highly detail-oriented.

Experience
Ryan started studying photography in high school in Richmond, Virginia. He began his photography journey more than 14 years ago by taking family portraits. Today, Ryan is a professional weddings photographer, with more than 13 of experience in the field. He has photographed hundreds of weddings at almost every venue in the Outer Banks area.

Services Offered
Coastal Shots Photography customizes its services and packages to suit the needs of the couples. It offers photographs in various formats such as albums, canvases, digital files, flush mounts, matted prints, prints, proofs, and save-the-date and thank-you cards. In addition, the studio offers videography services and also provides photo booths for rent. Some of its photography services include:

  • One event per day
  • Additional hours
  • Second photographer
  • Engagement shoot
  • High-resolution images
  • Trash-the-dress shoot
  • Liability insurance
  • Clean up
  • Set up
  • Delivery

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$975

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

Add'l Hours
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files
Negatives

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$2,750

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Photojournalism
Traditional

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Prints
Proofs
Thank You Cards
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Reviews of Coastal Shots Photography

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  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
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Ryan with Coastal Shots is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for wedding photography. The reviewers praise Ryan for his impeccable quality of work, easy and fun personality, and ability to capture the beauty of the venues. Many customers mentioned that Ryan made them feel comfortable in front of the camera and that he went above and beyond to capture special moments. The fast turnaround time and stunning final photos were also highlighted by reviewers. Overall, customers highly recommend Ryan with Coastal Shots for wedding photography.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Ryan with Coastal Shots is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for wedding photography. The reviewers praise Ryan for his impeccable quality of work, easy and fun personality, and ability to capture the beauty of the venues. Many customers mentioned that Ryan made them feel comfortable in front of the camera and that he went above and beyond to capture special moments. The fast turnaround time and stunning final photos were also highlighted by reviewers. Overall, customers highly recommend Ryan with Coastal Shots for wedding photography.

Jamie
Jamie L. Sent on 03/02/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Your Photography search stops here!!

Hi guys! Seriously, let me save you some time with your Photographer search. Ryan and his team are absolutely amazing. Our original wedding day was of course postponed because, well COVID happened...so we pushed it out to 10/15/20. Ryan was very flexible in working with us to make our new date work, which as you can imagine rescheduling an OBX wedding 5 months later can be quite stressful...but he made everything so easy.

As for our wedding day itself, absolutely perfect. Ryan and his team captured every moment that we could've possibly imagined...and then some. His creativity and attention to detail just absolutely blew us away, so far beyond anything we had imagined or hoped for. He somehow even managed to make me not look like the blubbering mess I totally was...and that had to have been a feat in itself. I warned my wife ahead of time that I was going to be a mess...and I wasn't wrong, for that Ryan, thank you! When I logged in to write this review, I saw he even has our first dance photo as his main photo, what an amazing shot...that in itself shows his creativity. The man was standing on about a 5ft fence ledge, and captured what is by far our favorite photo of all, this is the kind of stuff you get with Ryan...original outstanding work.

I promise you that you will not be disappointed if you get the opportunity to hire Ryan to capture your day, I know we will be forever grateful. Ryan gave us the chance to relive our special day, the absolute best day of my life...over and over, so vividly...and there's no price tag on that. Do yourself a favor and grab Coastal Shots if you can. I’ll add a few of our favorites.

Thank you for everything, Ryan!

Love,

Jamie & Melissa Lee
Emily
Emily G. Sent on 06/11/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Photographer

Ryan was absolutely amazing!! We chose him as our wedding photographer and he was one of our favorite vendors. He made us feel so comfortable, he was professional, and he made taking photos a fun experience. The list goes on and on, and I would recommend him to any and everyone.
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Chelsie D. Sent on 10/30/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photographer

Ryan and Courtney took family photos for my in laws before the wedding and also did my new brother and sister in laws wedding year ago, so I knew his quality of work is impeccable. Very very easy to work with - especially if you like us and not huge picture people! Working with them was easy and also fun!
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Real Weddings

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Professional Network & Endorsements

14 Endorsements
Steamers Restaurant & Catering Steamers Restaurant & Catering Wedding Caterers

Great professional photographers. We have been on many many weddings with these two pros and cant recommend them enough.

Coastyle Weddings Coastyle Weddings Wedding Planners

We LOVE working with Coastal Shots! Their team is professional, presentable, easy going, and their pictures are beautiful! As a vendor it is always great to have open communication with other vendors while working a wedding. Coastal shots effectively gets all the shots they need, while sticking to the timeline, and are always happy to help other vendors with anything they need. They don't just want the best photos, but they are true team players that want the absolute best day for their couples. They'll show up early, stay late, and their prices are phenomenal. Our clients are always happy with their services, and we can't recommend them enough to our clients! Thank you for all you do!

SOULone SOULone Wedding Bands

I've worked with Coastal Shots at several weddings and can attest to their professionalism and talent when it comes to Photography! They are amazing to work with and will always deliver the goods.

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Coastal Shots Photography frequently asked questions

Coastal Shots Photography includes the following photography services in the starting price:
  • Add'l Hours
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Digital Files
  • Negatives
Coastal Shots Photography includes the following photography services in their most popular wedding package:
  • 2nd Shooter
  • Add'l Hours
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Digital Files
Coastal Shots Photography offers the following photography styles:
  • Contemporary
  • Photojournalism
  • Traditional
Coastal Shots Photography offers the following photography services for weddings:
  • Additional Hours
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Second Shooter
Coastal Shots Photography offers the following photography materials for weddings:
  • Albums
  • Canvas
  • Digital Files
  • Flush Mount
  • Matted Prints
  • Prints
  • Proofs
  • Thank You Cards
Coastal Shots Photography is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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