Carolina Coastlines is the home of Rich Inlet Life and Bald Head Island Life, two collections of photographs, videos, and products, celebrating the breathtaking beauty of southeastern North Carolina.

A Wilmington resident for over 20 years and a Bald Head Island fan for over 30, Katharine Hesmer has been fascinated with photography for as long as she can remember. While her images are directly relatable to visitors and residents of coastal North Carolina, they also speak to a wider audience of anyone who recognizes the beauty and cathartic nature of beach imagery. Many of her subjects involve pattern, texture, and color, or some combination of all three. She is particularly fond of experimenting with composition and vantage points that force her as well as the viewer to experience scenes from new perspectives, which probably explains her current obsession with her drone — the latest addition to her visual toy chest. 

Rich Inlet Life features imagery from all over Wilmington, including Wrightsville Beach, Masonboro Island, Mason's Inlet, and Figure 8 Island. From traditional beach scenes to beautiful aerial photographs and products, you can find us in Wilmington NC at Blue Moon Shops in Booth 18B, or by clicking the button below. If you see an image you like but not on the product you prefer, contact us! We have many options for customizing a product just for you.




Katharine Hesmer

Bald Head Island Life features classic Bald Head Island subjects like Old Baldy, the historic boat house, and Captain Charlie's Station reproduced on all kinds of interesting photo products. You'll find everything from coasters to shower curtains, from duvets to bar stools, and from bath mats to beach towels! Our family "saying " about Bald Head is that the only thing we don't like about it is leaving .  . . so now you can ALWAYS keep a slice of that BHI experience close by. If you're on Bald Head, you can find our images on jewelry, watches, and tide clocks at All About Art. You can also find our online shop by clicking the button below. 

Find us at


in Wilmington, NC


Photos and Gifts from

Wilmington, Figure 8 Island, and Wrightsville Beach, NC

  • Wilmington NC Beach Photos Facebook
  • Wilmington Beach Photos Twitter
  • Wilmington NC Beach Videos YouTube
  • Instagram - White Circle


Photos and Gifts from

Bald Head Island, North Carolina

  • Bald Head Island NC Facebook
  • Bald Head Island NC Twitter
  • Bald Head Island NC YouTube
  • Bald Head Island NC Instagram

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