The Outer Banks in North Carolina have always held a special place in my heart. My family has been vacationing along the North Carolina shoreline since my parents were children. I’m grateful the tradition has been carried throughout the years and remained a part of our family’s summer rituals. Call me biased but this past summer’s vacation was one of the best because my sweet little niece, Colette, came into the world just a few short weeks prior. In an effort to preserve these special little moments, we scrambled (literally!) before a family dinner to grab a handful of photographs as the sun set. I adore these sun filled images and this beautiful family more than words can describe.