Wedding in Long Island

On a very memorable day, we had a brush with the tropical storm formerly known as Hurricane Joaquin. It was maybe day three or four of consecutive rain and good reason to worry. The day aged beautifully and the rain eased up, however, for this wedding in Long Island.

The very beautiful church is St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Babylon. The reception took place at Chateau Briand of Westbury, providing an exceptional number of options for photographs. I put the bridal party through their paces and they gave me 110% hoisting the bride and striking statuesque poses against a blue lit background (Kill Bill, anyone?). The bride made sure I ate, her reason being that they’re Italian and that’s how weddings are supposed to be done.

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Wedding at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club

This is a bride-centric selection from a summer wedding at the Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club. Even with some extra help, brides don’t always have the luxury of time to savor the moments between the “main events”. However, I found this bride to be radiating throughout the day and here are some snippets from her side of the story.

We had front row seats to watch a beautiful sunset (which, in turn, made for some beautiful portraits) and the night was topped off with lots of dancing and even a singing performance by the groom. Though I also photograph posed group portraits, details, cake cutting, etc., what I enjoy most is anticipating, capturing, and sharing the fleeting expressions – what I believe to be the essence of wedding photojournalism.

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Engagement Photos

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Engagement Photo
A couple of photos from an engagement session at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden earlier this summer. This place is a fantastic feast for the senses offering flower gardens, beautiful rows of cherry blossom trees, and more for all you botanists out there. I’ve been here several times for portraits, but not yet for weddings. This setting was a bit off the beaten path, as there are so many photo opportunities throughout the park, beyond the tried and true main attractions.