November 18, 2016 I met a local island family at the Old Lighthouse Beach in Buxton for their Holiday beach portraits. Grandma Shisler born and raised on Hatteras Island, a retired local school teacher at the Cape Hatteras Secondary School, where she worked for 20 years. Grandpa Shisler has been visiting the island since the 70’s and currently resides in New Jersey.
Gilliam was also born and has been raised here on the island. He was so adorable and so much fun to photograph. He even brought his monkey Frank he creatively helped me include in a few shots! Gilliam’s dad also a born and raised local, currently works for the Hatteras Ferry and is a volunteer for the Hatteras Fire Department. Please scroll down for a few frames of my beautiful evening in Buxton with the Shisler family.