Long Island Wedding

Kate & Taylor's Wedding at Peconic River Herb Farm

As a wedding photographer, I often find myself wondering what it is draws people to each other. Sometimes it's a chance encounter on a train platform that leads to a forever. Other times, it's a complicated journey in life that brings you to a small Long Island town you'd otherwise not have heard of. In this sense, I find that experience becomes a lesson in metaphysics - how, as two separate entities, did we ever exist outside of this realm without each other? What could have been out there, besides us two?

For me, wedding and engagement photography is a journalistic experience that allows me to capture two people who have found one of the most important things in the world - love. I get to be that third eye, looking into their spaces and memorializing the way they felt for each other at that exact moment. It's a honor, really, to be able to do that, and every day I'm thankful for the chance to photograph couples from various backgrounds that share that common thread. 

For Kate and Taylor, their journey in love sprouted from the desire to find someone that shared their passion for adventure. Their list of achievements together is staggering, and includes things like a one-of-a-kind pop-up restaurant in Greenport that sources locally from the North Fork, and the shared experience of opening the first snail farm in the United States, set to manufacture escargot for wholesale. But perhaps their greatest journey comes from the way they love each other; unwaveringly, without reserve, and so fiercely, you can't help but step back and marvel at them.

Kate and Taylor's wedding at the Peconic Herb Farm was, without a doubt, the most anticipated event of the year. Friends and family from all over gathered together to witness the marriage of two people who, through hell or high water, have managed to create this picture of love that most only dream about. From a moving speech by Taylor's grandad during the ceremony (that brought guests to tears), to their separate vows that echoed the same poem by e.e. cummings, every element of this bohemian affair was filled with purpose. The idea of purpose especially applies to Taylor's gift to Kate - several letters, tied with string and wrapped neatly in their own envelopes, meant to be opened on special milestones. Fittingly, the bunch was expertly encased in glass with the map of the world etched into it.

Kate and Taylor - I would wish you the entire universe, but it seems you've already found it within each other. Congratulations, and I hope each year is better than the last.

 

2016 Year in Review

2016 was a huge year for us, here's a couple pics to see what we were up to.

Some Wedding Photos I took in 2015

2015 was definitely a big year in many regards. It was a huge year for my wedding photography as it was the second year going full time. We managed to hit our goal for bookings local as well as our travel quota, we hope to do about 20% of our weddings outside of the tri-state. I managed to photograph weddings in Colorado (3 shoots), Georgia, Michigan, New Hampshire, and Martha's Vineyard. This upcoming year, we already have some awesome travels ahead over in Florida and Texas. Another reason 2015 was such a monumental year, was the fact that we got married ourselves. Being on the other side of the lens as well as helping with the planning definitely gave me a new perspective on what all my clients have to go though on their big day. 

Without further ado, here's some favorite wedding photos from this past year. 

J & E Wedding at Trumpets at the gate in Eastport Long Island

After my initial meeting with Julienne and Emmet I was pretty excited to be a part of their special day over at Trumpets at the Gate. We started out with the getting ready photos directly across the street from the venue in Eastport, and as we started the rain did as well. I had a good feeling that it would let up, but not before a fairly long downpour before and during the ceremony (you will see Julienne in her awesome high heels running to the church below). No one was faded by the weather and just as we were setting up to do all of the formals inside the sky opened up and the rain stopped. We walked down the street in West Hampton to the West Hampton Theatre to grab a couple photos under the marquee which had "Congratulations Julienne and Emmet" written on it. After that we drove to the house to do some formal wedding party photos in the backyard then a couple quick ones with the bride and groom. After that we headed over to the venue for their entrances and the reception. Everyone had an awesome time, you could really feel the love and in the end that's what it's all about. I always tell people we want to be more than just another vendor or wedding photographer, we always have a great time with everyone and we feel like guests at their wedding. I think thats how we get so many great photos throughout the wedding.

Thanks for letting us be a part of your amazing day!