Coastal Shots Photography is a wedding photography company based in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, offering photography services throughout the local areas of Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, and Corolla. Ryan and Hayley Diegelmann are the photographers and owners of the company, with Ryan being the principal photographer. They are skilled at using contemporary, photojournalistic, and traditional styles of photography to capture candid and classic wedding shots. Ryan’s style is mainly laid back and highly detail-oriented.
Ryan started studying photography in high school in Richmond, Virginia. He began his photography journey more than 10 years ago by taking family portraits. Today, Ryan is a professional weddings photographer, with more than eight years of experience in the field. He has photographed hundreds of weddings at almost every venue in the Outer Banks area.
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:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Lauren · Getting married on 06/06/2020
We got our engagement photos done by Ryan during our vacation in the Outer Banks. From the beginning, he was super quick with responding and answering all of my questions. The photoshoot itself was so much better than we anticipated, as we have never gotten professional photos done before. We felt so at ease and he made the experience such a positive one. He got all of the great poses and shots that we had in mind and had a great creative eye. All of our photos are gorgeous, natural looking and were emailed to us within 24 hours! Overall, it was an amazing 45 minutes that flew by! Thanks again Ryan!Sent on 08/12/2018
Lauren & Rick
Kelsey · Married on 06/30/2019
Ryan was amazing, fantastic, and wonderful! He was great to work with, friendly, personable, and attentive. He was there to capture our special moments and knew how to coach us into perfect shots, better angles, and genuine expression. He was helpful and responsive during the planning process and weeks leading up to the wedding, answering my questions and providing feedback. The day of the wedding he went above and beyond to make sure no moment was missed and every smile was captured. He gave off a relaxed energy which allowed everyone to feel more comfortable and have fun. The pictures came out gorgeous! Of course there were the posed pictures I was expecting to see, but there were also pictures I didn’t know were taken, different angles and perspectives on us and our guests, and moments I totally forgot about. Every picture was clear and beautiful. I am so thankful to have these photos to cherish as we look back on our wedding day. I would highly recommend Ryan as your photographer!Sent on 08/07/2019
Meg · Married on 06/17/2019
Wow, the photos are STUNNING! I can't stop looking at them!
We are so incredibly grateful we hired Coastal Shots, Ryan and Hayley played a huge role in making our day perfect and captured every special moment in absolutely stunning photos! We booked with them because I loved Ryan's approach of being there for the whole wedding day and not limiting it to a short number of hours, and also that the photography style was so focused on capturing the candid real moments of the day and the details, along with traditional posed shots.Sent on 08/11/2019
Ryan was responsive to emails quickly, and made me feel reassured he would capture everything we wanted with little to no direction needed from us (huge stress relief!) He and Hayley were a joy to have as part of our wedding. It felt like we’d known them for much longer than we had— they integrated seamlessly into the day and always made it feel natural and non-imposing. I loved their enthusiasm and positive energy, and they made us feel comfortable and we actually had fun taking photos.
Describing the photos as magnificent would be an understatement. They captured us in several different scenes at Sanctuary Vineyards, giving us such variety in our album-- and so many special candid moments in the background that didn't even see on wedding day. Ryan sent us a flash drive afterward with all of the photos in our online gallery and so many additional ones... it's been weeks and I still can't stop staring at them. We couldn't have hired a better photographer!!
Great professional photographers. We have been on many many weddings with these two pros and cant recommend them enough.
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!
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.