This Long Island, New York wedding is very special to me because the bride and I went to college together. One of my favorite things about this job is getting to photograph the weddings of old friends. Jessica and I met on the first day of freshman orientation at our alma mater, Clark University. Years ago Jessica commented on a post from a wedding I had photographed saying she was going to have me photograph her wedding one day, and she wasn’t kidding. Earlier this year, she called me up to tell me the good news. It is always an honor when a couple chooses us to photograph their wedding, and an even bigger honor when it is an old friend.
Jessica and Carl’s wedding took place on a beautiful fall day the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It was an unseasonably warm November day in New York, which was especially nice because it’s been awhile since I’ve experienced a real northern winter.
The wedding ceremony and reception took place at Harbor Club at Prime in Huntington, New York. The venue featured beautiful views of Huntington Harbor, which was the perfect backdrop for photos. I’ve lived in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, but had not ever been to Long Island. Huntington was beautiful and completely exceeded my expectations!
Fanny Cakes made the beautiful naked cake and cupcakes, and DJ Vin kept everyone dancing all night. The amazing food was provided by. Imperial Florist created the beautiful florals. Jessica looked amazing in her wedding dress, which was from Majesty in Danbury, Connecticut.
We had an amazing time photographing Jessica and Carl’s wedding. Thank you so much for allowing us to be your wedding photographers.
I can’t wait to share this beautiful Houston Station wedding with you. Photographing this wedding was an honor in so many ways. First, both Rebecca and David are officers in the Army. David is a Black Hawk pilot and Rebecca is an Clinical Psychologist. So, basically a couple of bad asses. Not convinced? Guess where they met. Nope. Afghanistan (mic drop).
Rebecca says it was not a place they were looking for love, but it was a great place to really get to know people for who they really are. After Rebecca and David spent time together, it was clear there was something more to their friendship. Their similar values, their shared love of country and the Army, and their incredible circumstances brought them together and they fell in love. I was thrilled when they asked me to be their photographer for their engagement session and wedding. I haven’t posted their engagement session yet, but I loved that shoot and will post images from there sometime this winter.
Rebecca and David wanted an intimate and rustic feel accented with rich tones that were lit by lanterns, candles and string lights. To achieve this, Houston Station was the perfect wedding venue with it’s heavy timber beams, hardwood floors, and exposed brick. Events Nashville coordinated and styled this wedding and did an incredible job bringing the bride and groom’s vision to life. The gorgeous flowers were done by Enchanted Florist. Bacon and Caviar, considered by many local Nashvillians to be the best BBQ in town, provided the catering. They also provided the unique pie, cobbler, and cheese dessert station. JDs Music kept the party going late into the night. Rebecca looked gorgeous on her wedding day in her Callie Tein dress that she got from Modern Trousseau in Nashville. Katie Russo Beauty did an amazing job on the girls’ hair and makeup. I loved photographing this wedding and was honored to play a role in this momentous day for Rebecca and David. They are an incredible couple and it was so great to work with them. Here are a few photos from their momentous day. I hope you enjoy them!