Sarah and Adam // Northport Village // Engagement Session

My assistant/husband met up with Sarah and Adam on a perfectly gorgeous March day.  It was still a bit chilly but the sun was just enough to warm us up.  We met on the docks to start off our session and capture some yummy sunflare and backlighting (hi, my name is Tricia and I have a light chasing problem)

I mean, look at that backlight!   I love how these two let me drag them around to all my favorite spots in the village, (we literally walked around for close to 2 hours). Luckily we had plenty to talk about!  

How cute is this little shop?  Next door to this shop is a little cafe where we met the sweetest dog. And right by that little cafe is what used to be a bank but is now an art gallery, and the sun flare here made me stop in my tracks. But these two were up for anything and I just love how laid back and into it they were and willing to let me just get as much for them that I possibly could. 

I seriously think that Northport Village is one of the best places for an engagement shoot.  There are so many adorable nooks and crannies around the town if you know where to look.  And also, it’s incredibly dog friendly!

Thank you guys for bearing with me and being amazing models 🙂 I know you were nervous going into it but it didn’t show! I can’t wait to see you in a few weeks for your wedding!

Senefa and Steven’s Engagement Shoot Adventure, Hempstead Lake State Park

I met Senefa and Steve how I meet most of my friends, over coffee.  I remember towards the end of our “meeting” we realized we hadn’t talked about any business!  Honestly, there are worse problems to have than discovering you click immediately with two genuinely sweet, fun people.

When we were set to meet up for their engagement shoot, there was a snafoo with the first location so I scrambled and changed it up to one I knew would be close and would be equally beautiful. Being the laidback people they are, S&S just went with the flow. We managed to get there just as the sun was hitting that golden peak and then I made use of my off camera lighting skills to capture some amazing full moon action!

Hempstead Lake State Park at the tail end of fall is the epitome of autumnal beauty.  There are so many gorgeous trees changing color, the sun hits at just the right angle.  So many checks in my photography hit list.  I love that it looks like we’re hiking through the woods, but really we’re like 40 feet away from a major road. 

Could these guys be any cuter?  Modelssssss I completely geeked out when I turned around and saw the moon, I think I startled them with my gasp HA! But it worked!

Thank you for making this session a breeze!  Looking so forward to seeing you guys in June xoxo

Jodie and Matt /// NYC Central Park Engagement

Something I strive to capture with all my clients, is their ability to be silly, have fun and be deliciously in love.

As a wedding photographer, when you get the chance to work with people who are eager and excited to have photos taken, well it just makes me so damn happy.  And when they are ridiculously happy, and cute?  Well, it makes my whole day all the more brighter.

Nick (my husband/occasional assistant) and I went into the city to meet up with this duo to walk around their favorite haunt to capture their engagement.  Since they’ll be getting married on Long Island at one of my fav venues (West Sayville Country Club) they wanted to make sure they captured where they live and love.

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Laura and Frank // Sagamore Hill // Engagement

Don’t sit under the apple tree, with anyone else but me… That song might have well as been playing while I edited this playful session at Sagamore Hill. And how appropriate it would have been. Laura and Frank decided on a 1940’s theme for their engagement session complete with Liberty rolls and all! Luckily for me I also had the rare pleasure of working with a couple who actually really, really knew about the location we were working in since they both work there! I had the opportunity to learn about the apple orchards and Teddy Roosevelt’s house (which is currently under construction…boo!). For this shoot I definitely played a lot more with editing than I typically do, to achieve a more vintage vibe within these images.
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Rebecca and Chris // Engaged // Montauk Lighthouse

You know how Sunday was ABSOLUTELY gorgeous? I think God was looking down on these two (and me!) when we drove to Montauk to shoot their engagement session.
It was so much fun shooting this lighthearted couple (and Rebecca if you’re reading this don’t correct my spelling!)
We hit up Camp Hero to take advantage of the views of the lighthouse where Chris proposed.
Can’t wait to shoot your wedding in July!!
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