North Carolina | Nighttime Lake Paddle

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What a great paddle this was. Josh and I had started our busy season and were working our butts off, but we had the perfect lakeside camping spot. We literally were able to launch our kayaks from our camp site right into the lake!

One of our very sweet brides Jessie bought us the Oru Kayak solar lights as a thank you gift after photographing her wedding. We were so antsy to try them out together and go for a night paddle on the lake. The kayaks are opaque white plastic, so the light shines through really well. They were also really fun to photograph! We started our paddle right before sunset, paddled out to the middle of the lake and cracked open some IPAs as we watched dusk fall and bats fly all around us. The colors out here are just amazing!

Plenty more adventures with our Oru Kayaks to come! Thanks for reading!

Shelley + Josh Hartman, North Carolina + Destination Outdoor Wedding Photographers


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We stayed out on the water through dusk, and then watched all the stars come out over the lake.✨#hartmantravels

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