Celebrate Family with a Beach Portrait by Ascencion Photography!

  • “Hi Cathy, Thank you! I just hung up with Gordon, and just processed the order online. I would like to do the 1/3 payments- thank you so much for offering. You are both wonderful- I just can't stop telling you how pleased I am. I'm sure we will talk soon. Thanks again! Sincerely,”
    from Judy (Bealeton, VA August 2012)
  • “We received our albums! Thank you so much, they look perfect.”
    from Megan (in Herndon, VA 2010)

Call us today at 252-449-8997 to reserve your appointment. Your family vacation here on the Outer Banks of North Carolina is the perfect time to have Ascencion Photography create a beautiful beach portrait of your family.

Experience a beach portrait session, where the sound of the sea, a warm ocean breeze, and gentle morning or evening light are your backdrop. Keep these memories vibrantly alive with family photographs by Master Photographer Gordon Kreplin. Surf, sand and sun are the palette he uses to create a portrait that will celebrate your family for years to come!

We offer two distinct approaches, PREMIERE and LITE. Our Premiere service is especially for families who know what they want – a refined and comprehensive portrait experience. Our Lite service is for those who wish a more basic portrait experience – excellent quality yet value-oriented. Visit our Services – Family Portraits page to learn more.

Ascencion Photography has been serving families since 1998, offering fine portraiture for family vacations and reunions, vow renewals and anniversaries, senior portraits, and beach weddings. We provide exceptional quality in photography from image capture to final print, and we subscribe to the highest ethical standards in photography and in business.

Gordon Kreplin is an International Juror with the Photographic Exhibition Committee of The Professional Photographers of America (PPA).  Gordon holds a PPA Master Photographer Degree and a PPA Photographic Craftsman Degree. In 2014, Gordon earned the coveted Kodak Gallery Award as well as a Court of Honor Pictorial Award and a Nancy Justice Award from VPPA.  He was the Cover Artist of Southern Exposure magazine in June 2011 and that year earned a Distinguished Award from SEPPAHe has earned Photographer of the Year Awards from PPA in 2009, 2011 and 2012. These internationally recognized awards are earned for excellence in imaging AND printing – this level of expertise and recognition sets us apart from other Outer Banks photography studios. Gordon is a active member of the American Society of Photographers (ASP is a prestigious, invitation-only organization), PPA, PPNC, SEPPAVPPA, and Rotary International.  

Ascencion Photography serves all of the communities of NC’s Outer Banks, offering beach wedding photography, family beach portraits, reunions and senior portraits in the following locations: Avon, Buxton, Corolla, Duck, Frisco, Hatteras, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Kinnakeet, Manteo, Nags Head, Rodanthe, Salvo, Southern Shores, Wanchese and Waves.  CALL 252-449-8997. Email Us Today.