The beach in the summer, a Long Island staple. It’s what we do here. When brainstorming with Stephanie & Mike for their Long Island engagement session, I tossed out the idea of shooting at my favorite area of my favorite local beach. Neither of them are from Long Island so on top of making some beautiful summer photos, it was satisfying showing off this little gem to a couple not familiar with the region. I’m always amazed when a couple is so comfortable in front of the camera right off the bat. I know it’s not a normal thing to be photographed in intimate situations but Steph & Mike eased into it immediately and it made my job even easier. Which is always a pretty great thing.
It’s always a treat when the weather plays along, especially when you’re at the beach. We had it all with warm weather, a little wind and a stunning sunset. Being able to pair that incredible light and a couple who is on fire with each other always works wonders. I was already excited to shoot their wedding at Blue Hill but that excitement just went up exponentially. It’s a stunning Long Island beach day below. Get to it.