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

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Kelly and Tim’s Beach Wedding // Sunny Atlantic Beach Club // Long Island Wedding Photographer

After what seemed like a month of rain, Kelly and Tim’s wedding in early June turned out to be a cloudless perfect sunny day.  I started off with the ladies at the Allegria Hotel in Long Beach, NY.  We started with a relaxed atmosphere of the ladies getting ready, popping some champagne and giggling with the flower girl .

We headed out to the boardwalk for a few shots before they boarded the bus from Camelot Limos to head over to Sunny Atlantic for the best part of the day!

 

My girl Kamila was with the boys for a short while at Tim’s family home in Franklin Square.  After the ceremony we headed down to the beach for a few more bridal party photos and the all important romantics! I may have literally been up to my knees in the ocean for some of these photos 🙂

Kelly, beyond gorgeous! The staff at Sunny Atlantic was so accommodating to allow me access to the cake before they were actually ready to bring it out!  Thank you guys! ❤ Congratulations you guys!

Kristin and Shawn // Long Island Engagement // Robert Moses

Kristin and I had initially met on FaceTime and got so excited talking about all the wedding plans that her battery ran out before we had the chance to finish going over everything!

After 2 failed attempts to schedule our engagement shoot, this last minute meet up turned out to be magical.  Just wait until you see that sunset!  I can’t wait for their wedding this September!

Kristin is the sort of person, that once you speak to her you feel as though you are in her inner circle.  Shawn is a regular jokester who had me laughing our whole shoot.

COMING SOON! Kristin and Shawn’s Robert Moses Engagement Session

Catching up on blogging soon, (I’m one whole session behind :-O ) but wanted to share this one image before I get the whole blog post together and uploaded.  I can’t wait for their wedding at Gantry Park this September!

I’m obsessed with this frame from Kristin and Shawn’s engagement session at Robert Moses beach, we reached the beach JUST IN TIME for this glorious sunset.

Kelly and Patrick // Bridgeview Yacht Club // Long Island Wedding

As a Long Island Wedding Photographer, I LOVE photographing all types of weddings; traditional, off beat, low key, and huge elaborate events.

For Kelly and Patrick they went traditional route!

What’s more traditional; a church wedding with a bubble exit and vintage touches (including the bouquet style!), or a couple of Rockaway kids making sure they make it to the beach on their wedding day no matter what!

I love photographing weddings because they always keep me on my toes, rain?  No problem!

Kelly and Patrick got married on a fickle March day, and with all the ups and downs of the day you could see the peace these two have whenever they were near each other.

Kelly started out her day with her bridesmaids at her family home, while Patrick was at his parents. Going through all the images from this day, it was so hard to select favorites for the blog.  There were so many genuine moments, awesome details and classic imagery like Kelly walking down the aisle towards Patrick.

I also broke out my new prism to play during prep

I absolutely love this image, it feels so timeless and pure happiness captured in one frame.  What troopers!  It was about 50 degrees, windy and raining all the while they went along with our ideas and had smiles on their faces.  Their venue was Bridgeview Yacht Club but we were able to use the interior of The Loft for a few quiet moments.

Congratulations Kelly and Patrick!

Vendors:

Dress- The Henley, by Blue by Enzoani 
Shoes- Wonder by Jenny Packham for Davids Bridal
Veil- Custom Made by Ally’s Bridal, Hoboken, NJ
Bridesmaids- Desey dresses
Tux- Davids Bridal

Albums // Long Island Wedding Photographer

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You’ve probably heard it before; it’s made into memes and gifs and blog posts galore, the best way to preserve your images is to print them and display them.

Well, have I got some gorgeous ways to display them!  Introducing two new albums!!

The first one is a leather, writers notebook type album with water color paper pages.  It’s rustic and classic and really different, but gorgeous.

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The second is a classic album. This comes in linen and leather/leatherette and SO MANY COLORS!  The paper is a matte lustre that really shows off your images.  That cameo cutout on the front? It can be a square or circle and displays another image of your choosing!
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I’m so excited to add these to the “family”

Anesha and Jeff’s Wedding at Crescent Beach Club, Bayville Long Island

Anesha and Jeff got married on a gorgeous August day at Crescent Beach Club in Bayville.  Nothing like a private beach wedding for two beach lovers!

These two looked at each other and smiled…no BEAMED all day.

I love how Jess and I took similar prep photos

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Kelly and Patrick // Long Island Engagement Photographer // Jacob Riis Park

This day, the weather, the couple, the light…everything just worked out perfectly. Connie and I met this couple at Jacob Riis Park in Breezy Point.  We walked from one end of the park to the other, they brought a tandem bike and their amazing attitudes!

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I can’t wait until your wedding this March!!