This photo embodies so many things for me … joy, connection, uniqueness, devotion, playfulness, loyalty, art. I could go on and on! It was taken with an infrared camera (Ulysses’ specialty), which gives it such a wonderful glow and different vibe. I think this really suits this couple, who have a glow and a specialness all their own! ..Where did we find this wonderful spot on the edge of the Atlantic ocean? Gurney’s Montauk, of course! It’s Hamptons location feels like it’s on the edge of the world, but at the same time has a casual vibe that is just perfect for a laid-back destination wedding.
We had been looking forward to this summer wedding ever since we met Adele and Terry, and especially since their engagement session. There we had a taste of Terry’s guitar playing abilities, and it turned out to be a preview of the wedding day! As his bride walked down the aisle, Terry sang and played on guitar a tune he’d written just for her … so special!
That leads me to an important wedding day tip: Never surprise your photographer. We’ve been photographing weddings for over 15 years and we’re ready for anything, but it’s still always best to tell us when you have a surprise planned for your guests. We won’t say a word, promise! We might even have some great suggestions for how to pull off the big surprise.
Some time after this wedding, we were also privileged to photograph a maternity session and newborn session for this lovely couple. It has been so exciting to see their family grow!
Location: 290 OLD MONTAUK HIGHWAY, MONTAUK, NY 11954.
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