Celebrate Family with a Beach Portrait by Ascencion Photography!

  • “Dear Cathy and Gordon, The ... girls just wanted to thank you for your wonderful photos and awesome kindness. Please stay safe and just know you are in our prayers. Sincerely,”
    from Sandy (Chambersburg PA September 2011) Ps: My husband loves the photos!
  • “Dear Cathy and Gordon, We so enjoyed meeting you and Cathy last night.The photos turned out great.We LOVE them!!! We hope that you are having a wonderful time with your family. So sorry that you could not have stayed longer last night.We will be contacting you soon to order our pictures.Thank you so very much,Carol and Kim (Northbrook, IL June 2013)

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!

Our service is for families who know what they want – a refined and comprehensive portrait experience. Clients receive the ultimate care and attention. 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.