Perfecting the art of storytelling...
one day, one couple, one image at a time.
2013 Cover Photographer, Outer Banks Bride Magazine
2013 Cover Photographer, The Wedding Guide of the Outer Banks Magazine
2011 & 2012 Knot's Best of Weddings Winner
2011 Outer Banks Wedding Association Dream Wedding Photographers
2012 Outer Banks Wedding Association Dream Wedding Contributing Photographers
2013 Outer Banks Wedding Association Dream Wedding Contributing Photographer
Why Choose Us?
You'll find husband and wife teams elsewhere, but our combined eclectic backgrounds in journalism, modern fine art, and surf photography enable us to capture the moments of your day like no one else could. Trusting your wedding photography to us means that you get an unparalleled team approach to your day, highly skilled, relaxed, fun, energetic, and artistic photographers, and at the end of the day: wedding photography others will envy and talk about for years to come.
Starting with separate careers in the arts and sciences, we joined forces to create an artistically focused event photography business on the Outer Banks in 2003. The deal: Daniel's experience and renown as a surf photographer and artist would fuel the artistry of our work, while Kate's eclectic background would be used to design its framework and bring a soft creative edge to our photographic arsenal. Whether working individually for clients or as a dynamic duo, our work is professional, fresh, and artistic- because we always want to "one up" the other:)! It is our competitive nature that fuels us to push one another to think outside the box and set photography trends. Since 2003 we have gathered a well recognized wedding portfolio both nationally and internationally- loving every moment of it!
Our Best Advice for Wedding Couples:
Don't compromise on your style- have the wedding of your dreams, and bring on a talented team to help you accomplish that! Best practical advice: leave nothing to chance. For outside weddings: always make sure that you have a back-up weather plan. Most importantly, trust your wedding day photography to just anyone: make sure that your vendors not only fit your budget, but your style, your personality- This is Your Day. Make it the event of a lifetime!!!
Our clients typically reserve our services 12-18 months in advance, so contact us today to reserve your special day!
This is what means the most to us. We are totally grateful for all of the amazing clients that come our way and the friendships that are created as a result!
Hi Kate - Oh, the pics are gorgeous! Thank you so much! We really loved working with you...such an amazing experience. You captured so many great moments, many of which Dean & I missed. We do love Hatteras & will be back to visit often...we'd love to get together. You were truly a blessing on our day, and we are eternally grateful.
We absolutely LOVE the photos!!!
We just got home yesterday and I am so.freaking.excited about the pictures. I was just able to view them on a normal sized screen and I am over the moon!
We just took a look at the preview -- it's awesome. Please let Daniel know that we all love the pictures!
Hi Kate! The album looks awesome! Thanks again! So excited to share it with my family and friends!
The photos look absolutely gorgeous - we love all of them!! I keep looking at them over and over. I shared the blog link and the photos you posted on Facebook earlier. Looks like we have lots of fans! :-) .... Everything looks great! We are so very happy with the photos - we are re-living the day all over again :).
Thank you so much for the beautiful wedding gift! We are obsessed with that picture! I love the way it is mounted! You were both such a joy to work with and we are so lucky we found you! Thank you for everything!Thanks again for all the beautiful pictures! We had fun looking through all of them on the disks and picking our favorites!
Oh I love it! We had so much fun too! Thanks for being willing to come over to Ocracoke! We appreciate it and can't thank you enough!Kate and Daniel, These are INCREDIBLE! I love them all and can't wait to see the rest of them. It was such a wonderful day (THE BEST) Thank you for doing an outstanding job capturing it. I could cry looking at these. what wonderful memories!!
I've attached a list of all the vendors. EVERYONE WAS OUTSTANDING TO WORK WITH!!
I want you to know how ecstatic everyone was that y'all were our photographers! Cary and I couldn't have picked 2 more perfect people to hang out with us and our crazy friends.. Especially Daniel. I heard from multiple people how he was crying with laughter at the ridiculous boys!
I have been SO anticipating this preview of pics and they are of course awesome!! I can't wait for the rest and am secretly sad that we won't have anymore excuses to hang out haha.. I guess until I'm pregnant and do photos, and then of course baby too. But that will be a few years haha...
Thanks again for the wonderful photos of our wedding. We seriously haven't yet sat down with the dvd to pick our favorites yet- it will be such a hard decision!
Cory and I were able to view the full album on your website; the pictures look amazing! Thank you so much for your time and attention./We received our print. It is stunning and exceeds expectations. Absolutely beautiful; thank you so much!/Thank you so much for all of your time and attention. You and all of your staff have made this really special for us. I can't thank you enough.
We were blown away by the preview you sent! We looked at all of them as soon as we got home last Sunday. Absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for all the hard work and beautiful pictures. It made our wedding day so special, and something that we will be able to look back on for the rest of our lives, thanks to you guys!
You sneak! hahaaa! Went to the recycles, braking down the big box our wallets came in..... and there was a beautiful gift that gave me teary eyes! Thank you so much for all your sweetness! You and Daniel are just AWESOME! I can't express the thanks I feel for having you both be a part of our special day!
Thank you so much for everything! You were both amazing :) The pictures are beautiful! Can't wait for the rest. Thank you both again for your gorgeous work!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We were so blessed to have all of you involved in our special day. You stuck by us through it all- even a hurricane. We wish you and your families all the best. We look forward to working with you in the future.
You guys rock! Thank you so much for capturing our special day. You both went above and beyond to be there for us, sun up to sun down, literally, and for that we couldn’t be more thankful! I know that I may have been over the top with all my lists but we thank you so much for being patient and accommodating our wishes. We are talented and we were honored to have you capture our day.
Daniel and his wife Kate work together seamlessly. They took gorgeous and
artistic photos. They are very easy going and relaxed which was a good vibe
to be around for a nervous bride and groom. They were receptive to what
we wanted and our family suggested while incorporating their exceptional
artistic ability and photographic experience. I would recommend them for a
wedding or any other event! Check out their website and you will know
exactly what you will be getting in your photo album.
Daniel and Kate were awesome. Our photos turned out better than
we expected and we can't thank them enough. They really put us at ease
which is hard to do on your wedding day! From start to finish, they were
professional yet fun. Can't recommend them enough.
Truly Amazing Couple! EVERYONE at the wedding could not stop
talking about our photographers. They go above and beyond to capture your
day and make you feel like you’re the most important thing to them. We had
such a crappy wedding planner and they gave us a free shoot the next day
on the beach and when I was impatient for my DVD I ordered from their
website and they were sweet enough to send extra pictures for no
charge!!!! I will have them take all my pictures from now on. You WONT go
wrong with Daniel and Kate!
My Husband and I are more than happy with our choice to have
Daniel and Kate photograph our wedding. We are still waiting to see all of
our pictures from that day but the photographer's preview was amazing.
Daniel and Kate were a pleasure to work with! Their prices are extremely
affordable compared to others out there and they have a much better
portfolio in my opinion! They were great to work with and I would highly
recommend them to future OBX brides! Thanks so much Kate and Daniel!
I can't tell you enough what an amazing team Daniel, Kate, and their
staff are at Daniel Pullen Photography! Not only were my pictures the most
perfect pictures - exactly what I envision (better really) when we decided to
have a destination wedding - but Daniel and Kate really went the extra mile
for us to make sure that our pictures were available for our reception when
we returned home. They were flexible, and worked with us on location and
poses - and helped make our day so memorable! Everyone who has seen them
has had nothing but good things to say - and I can't thank them enough for
all their hard work. I would gladly recommend them to ANYONE for topnotch,
first-class wedding (or otherwise) photography! ...and I wish I could
rate them higher than 5 stars - because they TRULY deserve it!
Daniel and Kate offer something that many other wedding vendors
don't: honesty. Aside from the amazing photos and family-centered
treatment, Kate and Daniel come together. On the day of our wedding, Kate
helped to calm my fears, and captured the perfect pictures of me -- laughing
with my sister, hugging my mom. Daniel spent the time with the guys --
catching the brotherly affection between my husband and his younger
Daniel and Kate are just amazing! You hardly know they are there,
but yet they capture every moment! They were there for every important
part of the reception and just seemed like part of the crowd. I would pick
them if I had to do it all over again, cant imagine using anyone else.
I liked that their starting package was a very basic, low priced
package and that you could "add on" extra hours or services - I think that
was able to give me the best value. I bought the package that included the
DVD of pictures and I also added on a "trash the dress shoot" and two
additional hours at the reception. The trash the dress photo shoot was a
blast! I have never had so much fun! And Daniel is a very creative artist when
it came to backgrounds and poses. What impressed me the most was when
we were leaving. All of his equipment was packed and ready to go and we
were walking off the beach when he stopped and took the time to unloaded
everything and take more pictures because he liked the lighting of the
sunset in the background. We lucked out the night of our shoot - it was a
beautiful day on the beach by the Frisco Pier followed by a gorgeous sunset
on the soundside. I was completely comfortable at both locations and the
pictures we just received are epic! For the ceremony, Daniel and Kate were
very professional. The church we were married in had a ton of rules about
photography and the Pullens were already aware and knew what to do - that
made one last worry off of my list. It was nice that Daniel was able to be with
my husband and his friends while they were getting ready and that his wife,
Kate, was with me and my bridesmaids. Between the two of them they never
missed a moment or photo opportunity. The reception was just as smooth.
Dealing on the business side of things I mostly talked to Casey. She was very
helpful in getting me organized. I liked that they had a list ready to go for
the formal pictures after the ceremony. It took a while - but that was my
fault because I wanted a picture of everyone and everything. If you want to
get to the reception quickly I don't see that being a problem with Pullen
Photography - they are very concerned with pleasing you and capturing your
day exactly how you want! I highly recommend this company to anyone
getting married in the area!