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Best Services in the Outer Banks

Let our local professionals assist in making your vacation unforgettable. Have your groceries delivered to your vacation home to skip the store trip immediately after arriving. Capture candid beach moments with family and friends by hiring a local photographer. Baby equipment can be delivered to your vacation home by one of our local rental companies. Enjoy a relaxing massage in the convenience of your vacation home. The possibilities are endless!

Planning a wedding? See our Outer Banks Weddings page for our recommended wedding vendors.

Best Photographers

Brooke Mayo Photographers

We are incredibly humbled by the opportunity of being able to share and capture the family moments you are making on your OBX vacation. We understand the responsibility you’re entrusting us and are so excited to preserve your genuine and intimate memories. We want you to remember the vacation when your kids are so little you have to hold their hand as they walk down the stairs to the beach, the look on their faces when they run to you squealing with delight, or that last family vacation before they head off to college.  We capture it all for you to look back on days or decades later to remember and share with generations to come. To view more of our work please visit www.brookemayo.com. No travel fee from Carova - Nags Head, available for travel worldwide. brooke@brookemayo.com or (252) 599-0720.
Twiddy Preferred

Coastal Shots Photography

In 2009 we set out with the goal to provide a fun, pain free alternative to having family portraits made while vacationing here on the beautiful Outer Banks. Over the years we have refined our system and techniques to allow us to capture more than just a family portrait. During all of our sessions we strive to catch the candid in-between moments while obtaining the classic family portraits that you will cherish forever. We always edit the images right after the shoot and they will be available for viewing within 24 hours in your own secure online gallery. We will deliver the DVDs (flash drives are available) with all of the high resolution images to your vacation home before you leave. We try to make the process as simple and fun as possible and we give you a few ways to access and use the high resolution images.

Twiddy Preferred

Five Fish Photography

Five Fish Photography offers lifestyle & family portraits on the Outer Banks. Call (252) 207-6438 for more information.

Twiddy Preferred

Genevieve Stewart Photography

Specializing in Outer Banks family portraits and weddings, done with soul! You spend hours preparing for your vacation and getting here, all so you can make memories with the ones you love the most. Genevieve Stewart Photography gets it, and wants to capture your LOVE on our beautiful beaches to help you make yet another wonderful memory. Ready to capture you in a fun, timeless way, whether it's an intimate couple's session, you and your new baby, your furry child, or the whole extended crew. Sunrise and sunset sessions are offered, mini sessions up to 90 minutes. All sessions include the edited high resolution images for you to keep forever. Contact Genevieve Stewart Photography for options and availability at (252) 305-3732, info@genevievestewart.com, or obxbeachportraits.com. Prices start at $300.

Twiddy Preferred

Gordon Kreplin, Photographic Artist

Formerly Ascencion Photography, Gordon Kreplin, Photographic Artist, specializes in refined location portraiture. Families, children, senior portraits, reunions. Gordon Kreplin was PPA Photographer of the Year in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2015. Kodak Gallery Award in 2014 and 2015.

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Julie Dreelin - Beach Productions

Choosing the right photographer to document your family vacation is an investment.  We realize this and consider it an honor to provide clean-lined, sharp, high quality, and colorful photos of our clients' families on their vacations here on the Outer Banks.  We are Julie and Eric, a husband and wife photography team. We have a loving, growing family of our own, so we realize what you are looking for and what it feels like to be depended on to chose the right photographer for your gathering.  You want a photographer that will capture your family as a whole for that perfect Christmas card, capture that once in a lifetime family reunion photo, that will capture your hearts, the love, the fun, the splashes of salt water that you are sharing with each other while visiting the Outer Banks. We photograph it all for you!  All services include high resolution, printable images.  There is no limit to the number of people in your party, and no travel fees.  Come and see the difference in what a truly world-class, award-winning international, professional photography company can do for your family.  To view more of our work or book our services visit www.juliedreelin.com, email at julie@juliedreelin.com, or call (252) 207-2293.  Mention that you are a Twiddy client for an exclusive offer!  

Twiddy Preferred

Lorenz Fine Photography

Classic beach portraits by Bruce Lorenz. Timeless images of large family groups, children, pets.

Twiddy Preferred

Lori Douglas Photography

Lori Douglas is a premier photographer specializing in Wedding, Family, Children, and Senior photography on the beautiful beaches of The Outer Banks of NC.  Lori’s work has been published in many magazines, and she is known for  being easy to work and making photo shoots fun.  Have an enjoyable evening while capturing memories that will last a lifetime.

Twiddy Preferred

Mary Basnight Photography

With an artist’s eye for composition and detail, Outer Banks Wedding Photographer Mary Basnight unobtrusively captures the spontaneous and posed moments, melting art with story, to create an unforgettable personal memory for you to treasure. Capturing the spirit of the Outer Banks, Mary Basnight specializes in engagements, weddings, and portraits.

Twiddy Preferred

Milepost Portraits

Milepost Portraits by Elizabeth Neal offers professional, stunning photography. Family portraits are a great tradition for an Outer Banks vacation, take advantage of when the whole family is together to capture the occasion with artful photography!

Twiddy Preferred

OBX Family Photography

We are here to serve all your photography needs. Call (252) 996-0063 or email us at portraits@obxfamilyphotography.com.

Twiddy Preferred

Shooters At The Beach

Family portraits are fun memories to treasure for generations. Professional, personal, beautiful beach portraits for 19 years and counting. Check us out and make your family part of ours today!

Twiddy Preferred

Studio Nassetta Photography & Design

Local photographer specializing in family, newborn, children, maternity, engagement and wedding sessions. Capturing real-life moments as well as posed shots.


On-site family beach portraits and wedding photography since 1999. Large groups welcome.

Twiddy Preferred

Yury Hardzei Photography

Specializing in beach portraits and wedding photography, Yury poses group shots and works to achieve both structured and genuine moments.

Neil GT Photography

Neil and Lisa take an adventurous approach to wedding and family photography, combining the beauty of the Outer Banks with their artistic and editorial style to create amazing photographs. 

Twiddy Preferred

Kimberly Michele Photography

Lifestyle photographers offering fun, natural, editorial, and romantic photos. Focusing on portrait photography, including weddings, couples and engagements, families, children, individuals, and high school seniors.

Best Equipment Rentals


Take your OBX experience to a whole new level with tent, blender, speaker, corn hole, and cooler set-up! You won't have to lift a finger, just relax and enjoy the beach like a BeachMaster!

Twiddy Preferred

Just For The Beach Rentals

All the rental items you'll need for vacation. Bikes, kayaks, surfboards, grills, baby equipment and beach equipment with delivery & pick-up!

Twiddy Preferred

Moneysworth Rentals

Beach home equipment rentals with free delivery and pick-up! Visit the website for online ordering of all their products.

Twiddy Preferred

OBX Beach Buggies

Cruise the Outer Banks in an eco-friendly way! Daily and weekly street-legal golf cart rentals.

Twiddy Preferred

OBX Beach Cabana Services

Providing the highest quality beach equipment rental service for the Outer Banks beaches from Corolla to Nags Head.

Twiddy Preferred

Ocean Atlantic Rentals

Rent cribs, kayaks, bikes, wedding items and more. Secure, online ordering and delivery service available.

Twiddy Preferred

Beach EZ Rentals

Rent and Relax! Full beach packages with daily setup and break down.

Best Catering/Grocery Delivery

Eric Drexler Cuisine

You are on vacation, let Eric Drexler Cuisine bring the restaurant to you. Featuring cuisines from around the world and local seasonal fare. 

Twiddy Preferred

Delivery Genie

Offering grocery delivery on the Outer Banks since 2005.

Twiddy Preferred

OBX Chef

Enjoy an elegant, professionally prepared meal in the comfort of your vacation home. Expect personal service, exceptional ingredients and a relaxing evening with your family. Best of all, I handle all the shopping, preparation and clean up.

The Kitchen Witch

The Kitchen Witch Catering offers a range of services to suit your needs, and they are flexible enough to provide you with a custom product. From one chef to a full-staff on site, they can do it all. Offering service for Outer Banks special events - wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, anniversary or family reunion. They even cater in the four-wheel-drive area.

Outer Banks Boil Company

Casual coastal shrimp boils delivered directly to your home or event!

Twiddy Preferred

Other Services

Barefoot Massage

Enjoy a spa day without leaving your vacation home. Call for an appointment.

Twiddy Preferred

Carova Mobile Massage

Relax with a theraputic massage in your 4x4 vacation home.

Island Limousine

Specializing in airport and wedding transportation to and from all points on the Outer Banks since 1987. Limousines, vans, shuttle and charter buses and more!

Twiddy Preferred

OBX Endless Summer Childcare

You came to the Outer Banks for a vacation! Let OBX Endless Summer Childcare help you relax...without the kids. Services from Southern Shores to Corolla, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Manteo.

Twiddy Preferred

Outer Banks Home Care

Assisted living in your home. Serving locals and vacationers, Outer Banks Home Care provides quality In-home caregiving for people of all ages, available for your short or long term needs.

Outer Banks Massage Therapy

Spa packages, group discounts and in-home sessions available. Located in the Timbuck II Shopping Center.

Twiddy Preferred

Soundside Automotive

Soundside Automotive is a complete car and light truck automotive repair facility. Our modern six bay service facility is conveniently located near the Outer Banks in Point Harbor NC, just 1.5 miles north of the Wright Memorial Bridge in lower Currituck County.

The Proper Setting

The Proper Setting wants to help you have the best possible experience while spending your time on “the edge of the earth.” Our wedding and event coordination services are designed to suit your needs and your lifestyle.

Twiddy Preferred

Bells & Whistles at The Flower Field

A full-service shop that offers, and delivers, fresh, locally-grown flowers. Exceptional arrangements and designs for weddings and other events.

Outer Banks Upholstery

Outer Banks Upholstery has been in business for 39 years with the same local owners, Matt Slate & Mike Lee. Their services include; custom furniture upholstery, slipcovers, refinishing, window treatments and more! With one of the largest selections of fabric for your rental home, it's a company worth checking out!

Affordable Optical OBX

Affordable Optical Outer Banks is the only full service lab on the beach. Conveniently situated in the heart of the OBX, they repair broken glasses, replace lost glasses, duplicate prescription lenses and offer eye exams all in one quick stop.

Balance Acupuncture • Massage

Relax at the beach with a spa like experience in the comfort of your vacation home. Call or text for an appointment (252) 767-9229.