The Bodie Island Lighthouse, (pronounced "Body") is located just south of the town of Nags Head and Whalebone Junction, where Highway 158, Highway 64, and NC Highway 12 intersect. Visitors travelling towards Hatteras Island can't help but notice the black and white horizontal striped structure, peaking out over a line of dense cedar trees on the soundside.
Ginger Harvey of Ginger Snaps is a warm, friendly and nationally recognized photographer her clients say they love working with.
An Outer Banks native, Ginger says she’s always been a “beach girl at heart” and feels fortunate to be back home after her studies to “live and work with the sand between my toes.” Her degrees in Studio Art and Psychology from UNC-CH are a great background for the passion she finally focused on after studying photography in Italy.
Ginger’s specialty is wedding and portrait photography, but she’s also done some very nice local personality photos, like her black and white series of an Outer Banks duck decoy carver. She does a variety of portraits that include family, weddings, pets, maternity and seniors, providing casual and fun sessions that last about an hour. She offers a variety of wedding packages, either pre-designed or custom, and she includes sites from Carova to Hatteras and including Manteo (with travel fees to some areas).
Photography-wise, Ginger says her goal is to “create images that incorporate a balance of candid emotion, photojournalism and hints of traditional style.”
To Ginger, photography is more than a career or something she loves; it’s “who she is,” and she wants you to have as much fun during a shoot as she has. She’s available year round, and you can contact her by mail, email or phone to set up an appointment.