There was a stillness in the air. Waves and gulls could be heard in the distance as Amanda, Patrick, and I made our way across the sand. We walked further away from the sun only to find untouched dunes that almost demanded we create fresh footprints and savor the breeze that descended from the sound. From the top of Jockey’s Ridge you could see the sound and the endless ocean, and we stopped at the top to take in the 360 degree view. I had always wanted to do a sunrise shoot on the dunes and having a beautiful sister-in-law, and a beach that was entirely ours was the perfect opportunity. There’s something about stretching creative muscles that result in shoots that are both refreshing and challenging. I absolutely loved this time spent in the Outer Banks with this incredible angel. Enjoy Amanda and that time we spent exploring Jockey’s Ridge.