Rebecca and Chris // Wedding // Atlantis Marine World

You may recognize this couple from their awesome Montauk engagement shoot from a month back. This couple was cool as a cucumber, cracking jokes and just up for basically anything. I knew their wedding was going to be as much fun and amazing.
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We then scurried (well Rebecca swaggered) down to the salt marsh bridge for a first look before we headed over to Rebecca’s choice location 🙂

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I love Chris’ expression, and when he asked her to twirl *swoon*

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PENGUINS!  This penguins name was Pam and she was very well behaved.  She even dressed up for the occassion 😉

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After the penguin introductions we made a quick survey of the property to snag some impromptu portraits before the ceremony

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MARRYING TIME!!

even though he saw her already, I could tell he was still in awe

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they wrote their own very personal vows.  When vows make you feel like you’ve known a couple forever, they done good

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Pastor April did an amazing job with the sermon, if I could have my wedding again I would totally have her do it.

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More portraits!  I love to give a variety to my couples if we have the time, and the light/couple/day/atmosphere was so gorgeous I just HAD to find the time

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These two are my absolute favorites

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Her gorgeous girls

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and his cool cats, courtesy of my 2nd shooter Charles

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The cocktail hour took place in the actual aquarium so guests could visit the fish >O

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Rebecca has a penchant for Hello Kitty, so adorable

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Hi buddy!

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Hey now!  These were some entrances!

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And what wedding wouldn’t be complete without touching/funny/personal speeches?

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The grooms cake

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I adore sweet father/daughter dances…and Rebecca got two!

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cake time!

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Mr and Mrs Boo, I hope you had as much fun as I did (and from the looks of it you did)  Congratulations!!

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Dante’s Christening

Dante’s family had his christening at Our Lady of Peace church in Lynbrook, NY.  Once you get into the images, you will see this kid has THE most gorgeous eyes, eyelashes for DAYS  (mom and dad look amazing too)I had little room to move around because there were 8 babies (!! I know!!) getting christened.  A whole lot of holy 😉  They then had the most gorgeous party for him at the New Hyde Park Inn.  I stole mom and dad away for a bit for a few photos, and then Dante was so tired from all the excitement he fell asleep in grandmas arms.  He is one loved baby ❤

I mean, those eyes!  And the light was perfect for family portraits outside, just slightly overcast.  The sweetest images for last.

Christian’s Christening

I had never been to a Greek Orthodox baptism, let alone photograph one but I assumed it was similar to a Roman Catholic christening. Was I WRONG. My husband was baptized as Greek Orthodox when he was a baby, so I now know what went through. The ceremony is long and steeped with tradition and grandeur.  The ceremony took place at The Archangel Michael Church in Port Washington, NY.

We started outside for a few family portraits.

Notice the little man is not yet in his christening garb

 The ceremony starts in the back of the church, and then makes its way to the front.  The priest speaks in both english and greek which just really helps create a magical moment.

Then the parents (Jen and Evan : ) take the little man to the back and undress him for the baptism.

They COMPLETELY immerse the baby in the holy water!  But little Christian didn’t cry a peep!  What a trooper!

Then the baby (newly dressed in his white outfit) is handed over to his godparents for the remainder of the ceremony…kind of 🙂

In order to get their son “back” the parents have to kiss the hand of the godparents.  The father’s mom pulled me aside to make sure I got THE shot.

Jen was the trooper

Evan not so much, LOL

The newly christened little Christian

This family was amazing, the amount of moments I was able to capture…I was so happy to be a part of it.