Our finest handmade album for private collections.

Our Couture series of albums are as good as it gets.  A fine art album, designed with an open spine and bound with French silk strands.  The paper is an exquisitely made museum quality cotton fiber paper. The paper is rare and when it marries to the ink during the printing process, the result is a work of art. With 300 pages included, there is no better way to tell your wedding story.  Several covers are available but I love the one shown below;  a weathered prairie leather.

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French Silk Bound

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Weather Leather Album Cover (with kitten)

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The images are deeply saturated and super pretty.

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The cotton fiber paper adds the perfect texture to each image.

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Who we are NOT

Long Island Wedding Photographer

Who we are NOT

 

We are all for having fun and getting your personality across in the photos, but sometimes “too much” is exactly that… TOO MUCH.  Let’s get some of these instead.

 

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Who we are NOT.

We promise not to light up your dance floor like a ballpark.  We will kiss you with light and still preserve the mood and elegance of your reception room.

 

Light it up!

Light it up!

 

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Paige and TJ – A Beautiful Long Island Wedding

Adirondack chairs, beach views and the elegance of this North Shore made Paige and TJ’s wedding perfect.  Paige grew up with fond memories of boating and playing tennis at the Head of the Bay Club in Huntington and with TJ being an avid tennis player as well, they knew this was the perfect location for their wedding.  Even though Paige lives away from Long Island, coming home for her wedding was the only choice!  Her mom wanted to help and was instrumental in pulling everything together, from booking a photographer to planning and coordination all the details.  She did a wonderful job.

As a Long Island wedding photographer, I’ve photographed at many pretty locations and this was my first time at Head of the Bay Club.  I knew the views would be amazing but more importantly was the history of what the location meant to Paige. I really wanted her to have photos that would tie together the good memories of the past with the beautiful and unforgettable moments of her marriage to TJ.

Please leave a comment…  I’d love to hear your thoughts.  Thanks!

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Who we are NOT

I always find it hard to describe who we are, so I thought it might be fun (and easier) to describe who were are not.  This is the first of a weekly series of cartoons showing who we are not.  I hope you enjoy.

I think I can get closer.

I think I can get closer.

 

What are your thoughts on how close your wedding photographer should be to you as you exchange your vows?  I think a long lens makes it so easy to stay out of the way, quietly get some pretty photos and allow your family and friends to SEE and hear you exchange your vows.  Cheers!  Keep an eye out for next week’s – who we are NOT cartoon.

Bellport Country Club Wedding | Katie and Patrick

Fireworks flew between Katie and Patrick on their Fourth of July wedding!  Held at the elegant and always beautiful, Bellport Country Club ( a favorite of mine), Katie and Patrick were sure to have a perfect wedding day.  I could try to explain to you who Katie and Patrick are, but since the wedding photos capture that, I won’t bore you with the descriptions… except for this….  They are amazing and I loved spending the day with them.  Be sure to check out the photo of Katie showing us how she feels about her mom and dad kissing – hilarious.

I know this is going to sound crazy, but I also love the photos of Patrick (and Kaylie – their daughter) and then Katie and her dad, entering St. Patrick’s of Bay Shore with the rain pouring down.  This is why I love this couple, look at their faces and they are still smiling away, despite the rain.

Please leave a comment at the end of the wedding photographs.

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Venetian Yacht Club Wedding | Gina + Dean

GOODBYE – Sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye at the end of the night.  This was especially the case for Gina and Dean’s wedding.  They were married at The Venetian Yacht Club in Babylon, NY and we did a reveal at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum.  This was one of the most emotional and heartfelt weddings I’ve ever had the privilege to photograph.  Gina wore a vintage Allure dress that was incredible and Dean kept with his style and wore some low-cut Chuck Taylor Converse sneakers.

Here is a little from the Dean on how they met, why the Venetian, their hands on planning and advice for other couples:

Gina and I were introduced through a mutual friend, in December of 2009. The first time we met, was at John Harvard’s Brewery in Lake Grove. We immediately fell in love, started dating 11 days later, and moved in together in March 2010.

Gina, her mother and her grandmother share a love of butterflies. When we were looking for a venue, the Venetian Yacht Club in Babylon had many great pictures, and one special video. In the video, there was an animated butterfly, guiding the viewer through the entire venue. We immediately took this as a sign, and contacted the Venetian.

When planning our wedding, we had one theme in our minds from the beginning. That theme revolved around our grandparents, whom have be deceased for years. We wanted our wedding to reflect the types of weddings that they had. Almost everything was handmade. Seating chart made from an old pallet, card case out of an old suit case, wine that we made with our own hands. We didn’t want flash. We wanted simple. Something that reminded us of our grandparents.

As for advice for other brides, Gina says “Make the wedding your own. Do what’s in your heart. Do what you love, not what other people love. If you do that you’ll be sure to never look back and regret anything. Start early, because time moves more quickly then you could ever imagine. Most importantly, don’t stress yourself out. Although you may want every detail to be perfect, when the day finally arrives, the details will be the furthest thing from your mind. All that matters, is the two of you and your celebration of love.

Please feel free to leave a comment. – John Lennon

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