Friday, July 24, 2009

Cariann and Andy's Engagement Session!

I wanted to post Cariann and Andy's photos tonight because...they're getting married tomorrow!!! We shot their engagement session on July 5th at Robert Moses Beach and the Fire Island Lighthouse. Every single amazing element that could have been present definitely was! You'll see for yourself, but during out shoot we encountered great weather, a stunning sunset, a couple of run ins with some deer, fireworks in the distance (not close enough to get them in the photos, but still awesome!), and an AMAZING moon! We kept shooting well into the night (my husband actually called to see where I was!) because the moon was casting such an amazing glow, and the building around the lighthouse provided us with even more amazing lighting.

Shooting with Cariann and Andy was like I was shooting with friends I've known for years! We have some common bonds and were talking and laughing the entire time. I had such a great time with this couple. I can't wait for tomorrow! See you two in a few hours to capture you exchanging your I dos!!!!!!!!

(don't forget--click to enlarge!)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Jen & Kevin's Engagement Session!

Jen and Kevin were the lucky winners of my Valentine's Day free engagement session contest! They sent me a really sweet story about their relationship that was incredibly moving.

These two decided to have their shoot at Avalon Park & Preserve in Stony Brook, Long Island. I had never been there before, and was totally blown away! This park is absolutely gorgeous. It has beautiful paths, bridges, boardwalks, and even a labyrinth! There's also a big beautiful lake, which made a great backdrop. It was hard to find a spot that wasn't gorgeous!

Jen and Kevin were so much fun to shoot. They were one of those couples that listens to all of my crazy requests without staring at me as if to say "Seriously?" Their connection was undeniable, and I love the way Kevin kept Jen laughing throughout the shoot.

Here are some of my favorite shots. Enjoy!!!

This little guy ran into our path while we were heading to the lake...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Vivian & Victor's Wedding!

Vivian and Victor definitely hold a special place in my heart. Exactly one year before their wedding, I had the pleasure of shooting their engagement session-my first ever!! Pretty much as soon as they got the photos, Vivian told me I would be her wedding photographer. When I decided to host a contest for a free wedding, these two entered almost immediately and won second place! I was so excited to shoot their wedding, and rightfully so! The wedding was on May 24th at Jericho Terrace in Long Island. It was a gorgeous day and I had a great time working with my second shooter, Andy Chin. The ceremony was so incredibly moving, and the reception was so much fun! The dance floor was packed the entire night!

As usual, don't forget to click the photos to see them larger (again--only a few more posts like this, promise!) Enjoy!!

I have an obsession with shoes! Vivian's reminded me of Cinderella's glass slippers. So pretty!

Pastor April was the officiant. She was absolutely amazing! I love the emotion in this photo. The ceremony brought pretty much everyone to tears, including the Pastor!

After a brief cake fight, Viv and Victor kissed and made up!

Love was definitely in the air at this wedding...I've heard that these two (one of Vivian's bridesmaids and one of Victor's groomsmen) are now engaged! Congrats!

I love a bridal party who listens when I tell them to give me a pose full of fun and excitement!

This is one of my absolute favorites of the night.

Congrats again to Vivian and Victor! I wish you both all the love and happiness in the world!