Lindsey and Steve were married on September 16th, with a ceremony at St. Mary’s in East Islip and a reception at Captain Bill’s Bayview House in Bayshore, NY.

This whole day was filled with smiles, laughter, and nonstop fun! The epic bridal party was a group of 30 friends and family members, and I was so glad to see these two with a wonderful supporting team—especially Lindsey’s two sisters, who were there every step of the way both before and during the wedding!

While we were out taking pictures, we made a quick stop at Captree State Park, on the eastern tip of Jones Beach Island, overlooking the Fire Island Inlet. The area is spectacular and just screams “I Love Long Island,” so I thought it really matched the fun-loving mood of the day.

When we arrived at the beach, Lindsey set the mood with a huge smile as she pumped her flowers in the air—and she and her sisters were hilarious all the way through the pictures! After the bridal party pictures, I worked with just Lindsey and Steve as not only their fun-loving personalities but the warm sunlight and soft breeze made these some of the dreamiest images all day! My favorite images came when we were walking off the beach and I asked Lindsey to have some fun walking with Steve. She started with bumping him with her hip, and that was the start of a whole set of amazing—and fun—images!

From there, it was off to the reception, where the entire bridal party came out at once for introductions to make a great impression. Some had orange jail jumpers, others were dressed as police, others had horse heads, and others were riding hoverboards!

While the reception was a blast with so much dancing—and Lindsey and Steve showing everyone how it’s done—the most memorable moment for me was the best man’s speech. Steve’s best friend, Zach, met him while they were in the military serving in Iraq, and Zach delivered the best speech I have ever heard. I don’t think I’ll ever forget it.

Lindsey & Steve, thank you for allowing me to be part of your wedding. I had a blast! You two really do know how to party, and I wish you both nothing but happiness!

Love, John