behind the lens


I always say I have the best job in the world because a lot of the time it hardly feels like work (except when I'm doing my admin tasks!) But aside from my passion for photographing weddings, I absolutely love spending time outdoors. I love long walks on the beach (cliche, I know I know), finding new camping spots, riding horses, and sipping margaritas in the summer sun.  But most of all, I love hanging out with Husband, our two little girls, and our crazy rescue pup. 

Going beyond the photography.

About Colette

When I'm not shooting, you can catch me at the beach with my fam.

The Cotton Exchange
Down Island Traders
Recollections Vintage Village

Masonboro Island
Los Portales

Airlie Gardens
Wrightsville Beach
Carolina Beach State Park

My favorite places in Wilmington

design and images by Colette Van hooft photography llc