The Fantastic Photographers of Topsail Island
cover image courtesy of Jeff Wenzel, Above Topsail Artwork
Whether you want to capture your Topsail Island vacation memories through a family portrait beach session or would like to purchase a professional print (and bring a piece of the island home with you), this post will guide your way.
Today, we are going to introduce you to a couple of fantastic local photographers.
Some of them specialize in drone photography, where they are able to capture amazing shots of our favorite sites (like the pier, the bridge, and of course, beach sunsets).
Others take pride in their beautiful family beach sessions. They make your Topsail Island memories come to life with their amazing images. Book one before your next trip!
Finally, we will tell you where you can purchase prints and canvasses to enjoy at home, all year long.
Topsail Island Photographers
Jeff Wenzel: Above Topsail
✅ Beach Portraits ✅Wildlife ✅ Landscapes
Jeff Wenzel is located right here in Holly Ridge. He offers a professional portrait and commercial studio for headshots, portraits, and family photography, but he also books family portraits on the beach.
Additionally, he loves to capture unique aerial photographs using a drone.
Check out this amazing shot of the milky way above Topsail Island. This image was taken by Jeff Wenzel on July 20, 2020 and is such a great example of the fact that even though Topsail Island is growing, it is still quiet and dark enough on certain parts of the island to see the stars (even the Milky Way).
images courtesy of Jeff Wenzel
Jeff's artwork can be purchased online at www.abovetopsail.com or locally at The Daily Grind, Herring's Outdoor Sports, East Coast Sports and in Holly Ridge at Holland's Shelter Creek Restaurant.
Dave Allen: djaimages
✅ Landscapes ✅ Action Surf
Dave has been one of the busiest & most popular local landscape photographers on Topsail Island. He first arrived in the area in 2014 and his sunrise/sunset photos can be seen most days on local Facebook pages (such as the Topsail Online Gazette) and locally as the featured artist at Coral Cottage Boutiques. Dave has had a camera in his hand since he was 8!
images courtesy of Dave Allen
Rachel Carter Images
✅ Real Estate ✅ Landscapes
Erin Costa Photography
✅ Beach Portraits ✅Studio ✅ Landscapes
Check out some of her sessions from Topsail Island on her blog.
Diana ROse Photography
image courtesy of Diana Rose
Wilton Wescott Photography
✅ Landscapes ✅Wildlife ✅ Drone ✅Real Estate
Wilton Wescott specializes in drone and real estate photography (both interior & exterior). If you own a beach home, give him a call!
Wilton also shoots a lot of landscape and wildlife photos. Check out his portfolio on Smugmug, where his work is available for purchase in various sizes and mediums.
Places to purchase Topsail Island photography:
If you want to purchase a print in person, here are a few spots around Topsail Island that sell beautiful, quality prints that you will be proud of display in your home (or your vacation rental, should you be lucky enough to own one):
Check out our previous blog:
Here you will learn a few tips and tricks to make your amateur vacation photography pop!
(advice courtesy of Rachel Carter)
Hanging a beautiful photograph of Topsail Island is almost as great as being here in person.
We hope you will consider supporting one of our talented local photographers, either by booking a session for your family and friends to remember your vacation, or by purchasing their work.
Thanks to all of the great photographers featured in this story today!