Vetter has lived in Hatteras village for four years with her husband,
Danny. Like many others, they vacationed here from their home in the
Washington, D.C. area and one day decided to make the move.
Danny still works, mostly from home, for the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office, but Erin, who has a degree in art studio photograph but had a
career in advertising and marketing, started a new business after the
move to Hatteras.
She fell back on her education and her first love, photography, and
opened a photography business -- Erin Everlee Photography. She
does commercial photography, portraits, weddings, and the like.
The Vetters live in the southern area of Hatteras village off Woodall
Way with their son, Anders, 4. Erin says their area doesn't flood
much in storms, but that when she saw a foot of water underneath their
house on Sunday morning as Hurricane Matthew's storm surge was
assaulting the village, she knew her neighbors would be in trouble.
On Monday morning, Erin took her cameras and headed out into the village to tell the story of storm's devastation.
"The Outer Banks is special to so many people," she said on the phone
today. "I felt that those people would appreciate seeing what was going
She said she felt that all those folks who love Hatteras Island were
just waiting and wondering to see how the village and its residents
All of the photos in her slide show were taken from the Frisco Pier and
the Ferry Dock between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10.
I hope you are as impressed with the power of her images as we
are. You can see more of her work on her website at erineverlee.com.
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