Long Island has so many hidden gems, and Downtown Bellport is no exception. When my clients told me they wanted me to capture their family portraits at the historic Temperance Hall in Bellport I was so excited. I mean the bed and breakfast is completely beautiful and so charming. I jumped up and down for joy. I think I need to book myself a little getaway there in the near future. I suggested that after the shoot, perhaps we could walk downtown to get some hot cocoa since I would be capturing 6 kiddos with their parents and their grand parents. Multi-generational; so special. Here are some portraits and special moments captured from this special shoot.
I had so much fun celebrating with these two little girls as they were about to turn 3 yrs old. We frolicked and played in the beautiful sunflower field here on Long Island. As a photographer here on Long Island, I have the pleasure of picking beautiful spots to photograph my clients. This is one of my favorite spots. I have another special sunflower field I will also be shooting in for next summer as well.
As you can imagine, two little (almost) 3 year old twins is a lot to wrangle in, but we had a great time.
I just got back last week from a trip I took from Long Island over to the U.K. I have it as my yearly goal to go once a year for about a week to visit dear friends, take a mental break, and capture some life over there with my camera. My friend, Chloe Ray, a top singer-songwriter on iTunes in the U.K. hosts open mic nights for musicians to gather and share their talents. She asked me to capture the night. It was a great time with so much talent. Scroll through to see the mega talent that was displayed that night.
Congratulations to Anthony and Stephanie who celebrated their love this past weekend at Lombardis on the Bay.
Anthony and Stephanie met at a mutual friend's party and it was clear from the start that they had a special connection. Stephanie feels that her late father hand picked Anthony from up above just for her. Ever since then, these two have been inseparable. Unless of course, that is if Anthony is scheduled to leave on deployment with the United States Air Force. He was scheduled to leave for tour the week after his wedding, but the day of the wedding, he got an amazing phone call that said he could stay. He has served 3 tours in the past and was very excited to be able to enjoy his honeymoon with his bride.
Stephanie is an amazing part of this partnership. She is the ying to his yang. She is full of life and works as a phlebotomist at St.Charles Hospital. She wore a gorgeous gown from Fantasia Bridal, located in Rocky Point, Ny.
Lisa Lisa was there as a dear friend of theirs and sang two songs to them during the reception. As a fan of 80's/90's music, I was very excited to witness that. It was an unbelievable night despite the rain and heavy fog. I wish this couple many years of love and happiness.
Winter days on Long Island are very unpredictable. Will it be cold this year or mild? Will we get early snow, or late snow, or no snow at all? One thing for sure, is that if it does snow, a lot of us hope for a snow day so we can stay in and cuddle up and enjoy the day. As a parent who works from home a lot with my photography business, these days are a joy because I get to sleep in and not get my boys up to take my toddler to preschool. I am sure, however, that these days do cause some unwanted anxiety when you parents still have to get up for work and figure out the unsupervised child/children situation. With the blizzard that hit the East Coast and many of us here in New York I am sure some of these scenes I captured were also happening in your homes too. I hope you all faired well and stayed warm.
When you are done here, make sure to travel around to the blogs of my fellow photographers to see there amazing work. Next up is Angee and her link is at the end of this blog post.
Make sure to check out the next artist in this series. Amazing work by Angee http://2bseenphotography.com/blog/2018/1/10-on-10-january-2018
I had the pleasure of capturing Caitlyn and John's beautiful wedding on Saturday. They are such a beautiful and loving couple. They got married at The Bluestone Tavern in Sayville, NY. It was a beautiful venue for these two to celebrate their Disney kind of love.
Here is a sneak peek of their beautiful day.
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