500/hour (USD)

Neil Thurston

Outer Banks Wedding Photographer


Film-Inspired, Organic, Beautiful: Capturing the Essence of Weddings

After studying photography at NESOP in Boston Massachusetts, Neil spent several years in the action sports industry as a photographer working with nationally recognized athletes in the snowboard, ski and motocross industries. In his personal work Neil has traveled to locations in North and South America, Eastern Europe, and North Africa, creating documentary images that tell the story of those he met along the way. Since moving to the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 2000, Neil has established himself as a nationally recognized wedding photojournalist, applying his unique experience to capture the reality, excitement, and emotion of the wedding day.

35 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography

1 TOP Wedding Photographer Titles

The WPJA proudly recognizes Neil Thurston as a TOP International Wedding Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Wedding Photographers or, in some cases POY - Photographer of the Year.

6 Client Letters

The following letters are from the clients of Neil Thurston.

Neil GT Photography Outer Banks Wedding Photographer

Married: 6 years ago

Teri and Michael

Thank you so incredibly much for everything! Everyone that sees our pictures says WOW! and that we just radiate happiness, and that is the perfect compliment because that's exactly how we felt and you captured it perfectly! We will cherish these photos forever. Hopefully our paths cross again one day, perhaps for family photos!

Married: 6 years ago

Katie and Jeff

I can't tell you how much Jeff and I love our wedding photos! They are amazing and so incredibly beautiful! I have so many favorites I can't decide which ones to frame! You really captured all of the emotions and joy of that day and we are so thankful! We are so incredibly happy to have worked with you and we are absolutely thrilled with the pictures!!

Married: 6 years ago

Michelle and Peter

Thank you for the amazing pictures! They are absoloutely breathtaking! You both captured every single detail of the day and every picture tells a story. You both did a phenomenal job and were such a pleasure to work with. We can't thank you enough for these amazing memories!

Kitty Hawk Wedding Photography by Neil GT Photographer

Married: 6 years ago

Heather and Andrew

Wow! I am speechless, these photos are absoloutely amazing! Thank you so much for capturing these precious moments on our wedding day!

Neil GT Photography award winning wedding photojournalist |Christiansburg, VA wedding photographer

Married: 8 years ago

Kelly and Nathan

Oh my goodness, Neil! We knew these were going to be amazing, but we had no idea. You have absolutely thrilled us with these pictures, we cannot believe how good they are! Thank you guys for being the best. These pictures and having you all as our photographers is one of the most wonderful things about the wedding. We are so happy and grateful.

Married: 13 years ago

Corley & Don

Hi Neil and Lisa, Don and I are beyond thrilled with our pictures! The quality, detail, and beauty of the pictures is just so obvious. Aside from all those things, we love that you captured the sequence of events in a photojournalistic fashion. I've gotten comments from many of my friends/family that these are the best pictures they have ever seen, and of course we are just so proud that they are our pictures. I also have to chuckle a little because you guys were such an organized but chill vendor and as a project manager myself, I know how much preparation you both did behind the scenes to make that work. We couldn't be any happier and if you ever need a reference - email, phone, whatever - please do not hesitate to call.

Wedding Elopement Multiple Picture Galleries (1)

Neil Thurston chronicles small weddings and elopements from beginning to end. In this sense, it is no different from any other wedding day. The emphasis is on documenting key moments, capturing spontaneous displays of emotion, and telling the real story behind the elopement day. Below are wedding elopement story awards for Neil Thurston.