Kaylie and Chris Beach Maternity Session
Kaylie and Chris got married 2 years ago right before Chris was deployed and they actually just got married again. I love a good love story. Now their family is growing and what a fun time this is in their lives. Their maternity images were captured on a beautiful beach on the North Fork, Long Island. We kept things sweet, light and fun. Seriously, there was so much love in their images, don't you think? This baby girl is going to be gorgeous just like her mom, yes, yes, yes...and dad too :). I am honored to be able to capture this time in their lives. I hope you enjoy this slide show of some of the images captured.
Danielle and Dan's Orient Engagement Session
Danielle and Dan met about 6yrs ago at college. Dan is originally from RI and Danielle is from Long Island and they spent some time traveling to visit each other via the Long Island Sound Ferry. Dan picked the perfect day and decided to pop the question on the Orient beach next to the ferry. They took a stroll on the beach and this is where I captured the moment he got down on his one knee and a few moments afterwards too. It was such an honor to be able to capture this beautiful, emotional moment. They are both adorable and I think things turned out the way Dan planned everything. My favorite moment was when she said yes and he swept her up in his arms. The ring is stunning!!! I hope you enjoy this slide show of some of the images captured. xxx
Heather and Erik's North Fork Engagement Session
Erik and Heather met while Heather was bar tending back in July of 2013. He started talking to her and one thing led to another and he asked her for her number. When you meet Heather you can see why Erik was quickly draw to her charisma (you'll meet her though my images of course). Heather knew on her first date that Erik was the one. On New Year's Eve 2016, or should I say on New Years day, right after the ball dropped he got down on one knee and popped the big question in front of all their friends and family. What a fantastic way to ring in the new year, don't you think?
Since, they loved the water we decided to shoot at 67 steps on the North Fork, Long Island, NY on April 15th, 2017. It was a little chilly and windy but it created such beautiful blues with the landscape colors. I am a bit silly, so I tried to get them to laugh the most that they could and it's a bonus that they both have gorgeous smiles. It was one of those sessions where you leave feeling good...laughter is so good for the soul. I'm feeling so blessed to know them and be able to spend this time with them too. I can't wait to capture their special day in 3 months. I hope you enjoy this slide show of some of the images captured. xxx
Lucretia and Francesco's Wedding
"The story of Francesco and I is emotional and precious. I grew up very Italian, my father being born in Spinazzola, Italy. I was extremely close to my grandparents, my father’s parents. They were from Spinazzola, Italy, and I thrived on hearing all about our roots there and also about the family that still existed there. I went to Italy to celebrate my uncle’s 90th birthday and formed close relationships with my cousins who lived in Spinazzola. I joined a group there and it was wonderful because I could keep in touch over the internet with all of my relatives and new friends from Spinazzola. Francesco was one of the group members and we grew to know each other through this group. Francesco said the second he saw my photo he knew I was his half. We began going back and forth across the ocean to spend time together. We fell in love almost immediately! We have been together ever since.
But there were many signs, we feel from God, that we were supposed to be together. Francesco had a heart attack on November 22, 2008 before I knew him. Later well after we knew each other, we put 2 and 2 together and realized that my “saint day”, for St. Lucretia is November 22. Francesco and I believe that he was sent back here for us. He is the kindest most gentle man I have ever known. I needed his love.
There are a few more signs from God that we feel that we were destined for one another."
On December 11th, 2016 Lucretia and Francesco had a small, beautiful ceremony in their gorgeous home. The ceremony began at 4 pm, surrounded by about 40 close friends and family members. There was a harp player for the ceremony. Her home was decorated beautifully for Christmas, with her tree, flowers and candles. Francesco is very traditional and didn’t want to see Lucretia prior to getting marrying. Lucretia was escorted in and given away by her father. The ceremony itself was beautiful and elegant.
I was so blessed to be able to capture some images of their special day. I hope you enjoy this slide show of some of the images captured....thank you for letting me be a part of this special moment. xxx
LaMaina's Family Session
Brrr!! It was a cold, windy winter evening about half hour before the sun was completely gone! So we braved the cold, did a lot of running and some jumping. This family is so beautiful and their generosity extends throughout the community. They are both successful business owners in North Fork, Long Island, NY. If you walk into their businesses you will feel the love and community that they have created with their work families too. This speaks volumes about them. I had a lot of fun getting go know them and watching them play with their kids. I really hope that they can look at these images and remember how little their boys are, how their skin felt, the warmth of their hugs, and the sounds of their laughter. Thank you so much for letting me capture you. I hope you enjoy the slide show of some of the images...xxx