wedding photographer

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.

 

Weddings and engagement sessions from the past couple months

Wow,

This has been the craziest wedding season yet. I have been on the go non stop shooting weddings and engagement sessions all over the place this year as well as getting married myself. This year I had the most travel/destination weddings yet, and planned our own wedding (mostly my wife) for the middle of busy season. We pulled it off and have had some of the best experiences yet. Working with amazing people, making new friends, traveling the country, and seeing how it is on the other side of the lens for our own wedding. Now that things are slowing down, and I'm not shooting 3 weddings every weekend I will have more time to blog some of these amazing weddings from over the past season. Keep an eye on the blog. 

Here's a couple favorites from some weddings in the tri-state as well as weddings in colorado, Marietta, Georgia, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Martha's Vineyard, and New Hampshire.

Thank you for looking through my work!


Katelyn & Anthony Westbury Manor Wedding Photography

I met Katelyn and Anthony through a past client who's wedding I photographed earlier this year. Katelyn was a bridesmaid and was able to see how I worked and the final photographs after they were edited. We didn't have a chance to take engagement photos which I feel is a very important part of the whole wedding photography process as I get to know my clients a little better as well as them getting to know me. Nonetheless we met up on several occasions to the point where the bride and groom knew me and were comfortable me having a camera snapping away at them. My clients typically say they felt like me and my assistant were guests at their wedding because of how much fun we have with everyone and how much we care about all aspects of the day. I think they also say this because of my approach to photography is more of that of a photojournalist and I am not constantly posing them throughout the day. I want them to enjoy real moments at their wedding. The wedding at Westbury Manor in Long Island was perfect and I loved photographing there. Very easy staff to work with and plenty of different locations for me to have fun with.

Congratulations Katelyn and Anthony!

Cathy & Mike's Engagement

My awesome clients are always asking me if I have any locations in mind for engagement photos, and as someone who loves exploring new places to walk and hike I always have an ton of ideas for great spots here on Long Island.  Here's a little preview from Mike and Cathy's engagement session over by Sands Point. (I actually did my first engagement session here years ago).

Can't wait for the wedding you two!

Bayville Long Island Wedding

You couldn't ask for a better day to hold a wedding. I was helping out photograph the first 4 hours of the day consisting of getting ready photos in Bayville, the ceremony at St. Gertrude, and some portraits over at the C.W. Post campus.  This is just a quick preview, there are plenty more photos from the big day.

Congratulations you two!