Danielle and Ryan // Long Island Wedding // Mediterranean Manor

When you wish upon a star…

Even miracles take a little time…

To infinity, and beyond!

You might wonder why I’m quoting Disney movies, but these are just some of the feelings that this couple stirs up.  In addition to being wildly sweet, adorable and just plain old giddy throughout their whole wedding process they are big fans of Disney! (you’ll see some touches sprinkled here and there.

My second for the day Scott headed to hang with the guys, while I was lucky enough to start my day with Danielle and her ladies.

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Danielle and Ryan opted to have their first look at Islip Grange.  Super cute location!  And on this early February day, totally empty.  Ryan is…quite a bit taller than Danielle, so Scott and I had a little fun making her higher than him for their first look.tricia-laponte-photography_177

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Their bridal party was up for the silliness!  Loved working with them!!tricia-laponte-photography_183 tricia-laponte-photography_184 tricia-laponte-photography_185 tricia-laponte-photography_186

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To the place it all began, and will cement their relationship forever, their church.tricia-laponte-photography_190tricia-laponte-photography_187tricia-laponte-photography_192 tricia-laponte-photography_188 tricia-laponte-photography_189
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tricia-laponte-photography_193 A few more romantics from our time at the Grange.
tricia-laponte-photography_195 We headed over to Mediterranean Manor for their reception.
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It was so warm inside the venue from all the love and partying, Ryan and Danielle were happy to get outside for a little fresh air (and a few romantic night shots)

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We then headed back inside to finish out the night partyingtricia-laponte-photography_204 tricia-laponte-photography_205 Thank you guys for having us as your guests 🙂 xoxo

Happy Holidays! // Long Island Family Mini Sessions

Happy Holidays everybody!

Since I’ve gotten a bunch of cards in the mail, I’m guessing it’s safe now to post a few from my holiday mini session weekend a few weeks ago!  So glad we got them in while it was still nice out!

I’ve photographed these 2 since their parents wedding back in 2010!  I love seeing them growing up and getting more and more gorgeous!tricia-laponte-photography_162 The R family, first time in front of my camera!tricia-laponte-photography_163 The Campos Clan!  I shot their epicness a their house and around Huntington Village a few years agotricia-laponte-photography_164 I had the opportunity to shoot the D Fam last year when this little fire ball was just a few months old! Can you even stand her cuteness and pigtails?!!tricia-laponte-photography_165 Oh yes, the Morgans!  Sweetness multiplied. tricia-laponte-photography_166 And finally the V duo!  flying high and having a blast at this new location in Garden City!tricia-laponte-photography_167

Here at TLP I’m primarily a wedding, (and recently a lifestyle newborn photographer) I only offer mini sessions once a year, for one weekend, to ensure everyone has time to get their holiday cards.  I love giving this opportunity to families who wouldn’t ordinarily get family photos to have a shortened session at a discounted rate. If you’re interested in being on the mailing list for next year shoot me an email at hello@tricialaponte.com

Patti and Franks // Long Island Wedding Photographers // Insignia Steakhouse

Long Island Wedding Photographers, Long Island Wedding Photography

Patti and Frank got married on a gorgeous November morning at Insignia Steakhouse in Smithtown.  Be aware, I could barely select favorite for this post so it’s pretty photo heavy 🙂

I started out my day at Patti’s family home where Raffaella was putting the finishing touches on the gorgeous bride and her girls. So I got to work on some of the lovely details Patti put together.

tricia-laponte-photography_129 This adorable robe, embroidered with the brides new last name and wedding date, came from this Etsy shop, Embroidered by Cathy!tricia-laponte-photography_130 tricia-laponte-photography_131 Sisters, your first best friends. tricia-laponte-photography_132 How stunning is Patti?  She reminded me of a regal soap opera star 😀tricia-laponte-photography_133 tricia-laponte-photography_134 tricia-laponte-photography_135

My second shooter Jessica grabbed a few of Frank before the ceremony because Frank and Patti opted not to see each other before the ceremony.tricia-laponte-photography_152

Can you see how emotional they are to see each other.

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Patti and her dad had a special first dance prepared.  They’d been taking lessons for MONTHS before the wedding.  See how her dress moved?  That was some serious boogeying.tricia-laponte-photography_159 Frank and his mom opted for a more traditional dance.  But the emotion got me like woah.tricia-laponte-photography_160 Seriously!  Stop being cute!tricia-laponte-photography_161

Congratulations!!! I hope you’re having a BLAST on your (much deserved) honeymoon!!