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Mary Beth + Jim - Long Island Wedding Photography

I am so pleased with all of the incredible images from Mary Beth and Jim’s wedding day. Their ceremony was in a beautiful church in Babylon, New York, and their reception took place in their backyard. The details were amazing and the bride and groom were glowing.

As always, just a few from their day. :)

We had a full hour to simply stroll the beach and make these images. If you’re planning your wedding right now, consider blocking off a section of your day for photography that can be relaxed and not stressful so that you can make time for photos like these.

This is the Fire Island Lighthouse in Robert Moses State Park. Isn’t it amazing?! Mary Beth has a history with this lighthouse as she was a park ranger here for a few years. I love that it was special to them, and that they wanted to make time to capture it in their photos.

I mentioned the details. There were beautiful flowers, seashells, and of course flip-flops! All the various sizes were grouped together for guests to choose their size.

A first dance moment:

As the night went on, I wanted to capture the ambiance of the space. It was amazing!

Finally, I’ll leave you with something adorable. This flower girl totally stole the spotlight on the dance floor during dinner.

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A fun family session - Lake Michigan

I promised to blog a few more of this super fun family. Now that a few weeks have gone by, I’ve shot a couple more weddings, done a few more portrait sessions, and processed a mountain of images, I’m finally getting around to blogging! Don’t worry, I think it was just a phase … I’m not going to turn back into the blogger I once was. (The one that only blogged once a month!) I’m back. And better than before. And, apparently, going all out with the cliches.

I guess you could say I’m a one-track sort of photographer. Weddings are my thing. I market myself only as a wedding photographer on my main website (I know. Crazy, right?), but I do get the occasional request for family photos from my wedding clients. July was one of those months where it seemed most of my clients were requesting family sessions, whether it was for themselves or their siblings, cousins, etc. And all of these families had children of varying ages, from newborn to 6. So, I welcomed the change of pace, and also the challenge of children’s photography!

You’ve already seen a similar image from the last post, but I really like this wider version. And I think they did too, as a 20×30 canvas print of it will soon adorn the wall of their family room!

I never expect kids to sit and smile for the camera too much, so I like to work to capture personalities rather than cheesy smiles. The beach proved the perfect location for that as these little guys took full advantage of the great expanse of the beach, running everywhere.

And, I’ll admit, they did look pretty cute when we actually lined them up in a row.

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