360 East at Montauk Downs Wedding Photography

The photos below are from Andrew and Kelly's wedding out in 360 East at Montauk Downs. First I'm going to start out by saying when it comes to my clients I find myself lucky. Maybe I attract like minded people and it just makes the day awesome. I don't think like most wedding photographers, I really try and build a connection with my couples because I feel it makes such a big difference for the wedding day. In most cases I meet with my clients at least twice before their wedding. We met Andrew and Kelly first at a Bridal show, then I met them over some coffee to go over specifics, and then a third time out in Montauk with my fiancé to go over more details over dinner and drinks. My fiancé Nicole is typically assisting me the day of the wedding and also does second shooting so when she's free I like her to meet my couples as well. I want my clients to feel like they hired friends instead some faceless vendor. Now back to their wedding. We started off early in the day by meeting them at the Royal Atlantic Beach Resorts for some getting ready photos. Then after that I headed off with the guys to Camp Hero where the ceremony and first look would take place. Nicole stayed back with the ladies and got some great photos. We had the first look on the edge of a pretty steep cliff. Then moved over where the Long Island Lighthouse was in view for some family formals as well as where the site of the ceremony would be. We snapped a couple portraits with the lighthouse in the background but due to timing the sun was causing everyone to squint and then switched to a different backdrop. The open sun by the water at that time of day is typically one of the hardest situations for photographers and videographers. Luckily I know what I'm doing and made the most out of the situation. After the ceremony we wanted to do some portraits with just the two of them and the layout of that area is fairly difficult for the bride and groom to escape. There's two ways out, the main route with all of the guests going towards and then the side route where their party bus couldn't fit. We came to the rescue though! My assistant brought my car through that way and we drove the bride and groom to the beach location near the lighthouse for some awesome portraits. After that we drove back to 360 East where their reception was being held. The wooded ballroom was beautiful  and had some great light coming in. The rest of the night was a party and we captured all the fun that ensued. Thanks for letting us be a part of your wedding day Andrew and Kelly! We hope to stay in touch!