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Shelter Island Wedding | Long Island Wedding Photographer

Shelter Island is truly a magical place…especially for a wedding.

I am so excited to share Emma & Steve’s beautiful wedding held at Emma’s Grandmother’s house – which was just one of the components that made this wedding so unique and heartfelt.

Some of the other ingredients being: Emma the bride made her own wedding gown, her majestic Samoyed dog named Kozue, a wonderful family  and an incredible location for bride and groom portraits in the late afternoon.

Here are some of my favorites …

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I love that Emma transported her dress form mannequin with her to Shelter Island.

It made photographing her gorgeous gown so much more fun (which she handmade – I know I’m mentioning it again – but she deserves the recognition).

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Emma is a nature lover and created a simulated  pond of Lily Pads on her wedding gown train.

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Kim and Jon from Kim Jon Designs outdid themselves – creating gorgeous bouquets, boutonnieres and a breathtaking ceremony arch of baby breath – positioning it just so in accordance with the location of the sun.

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Emma’s maid of honor Mei catching a few winks on Kozue the “walking cloud pillow” as hair and makeup started really early for the 11:30am ceremony.

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Andrew took Steve out  in their backyard for a few groom portraits before their first look.

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There happened to be a clematis plant growing near their first look – so I shot through it – thus allowing a dreamy burst of purple to occur in the frame.

It tied in perfectly to their purple themed wedding.

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I love the fact that Emma knelt down on the grass in her gown to embrace her beloved Kozue.
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I adore backyard weddings.

I like to think how even more precious these memories become to the bride and groom as well as the entire  family in the years to come. Shelter Island Wedding -East End Wedding Photographer

This family is full of dog lovers. Both of Emma’s sisters’ dogs were also in attendance – getting spoiled by everyone.

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I love that Emma’s grandfather is intently reading the poem he is about to recite while everyone starts to line up for the ceremony processional.

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Emma and her grandfather walking up the aisle as he holds the folded poem in his hand.

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I love the way Andrew captured Steve’s parents looking at each other.

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The picturesque view from the ceremony site – such a quintessential Shelter Island summer scene.

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Emma and Steve are avid bird watchers and the first bird that they ever spotted together was a Purple Martin – hence the inspiration for their purple themed wedding.

I love how they these used various birds for their table seating chart.

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Steve and Emma gave such touching speeches as they honored their friends and family.

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I think this tot is mesmerized by Emma’s Lily pad train.

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Emma and her Mom shared a lively and fun dance together.

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Kozue is eyeing up the delicious brunch (feast) created by Dressen’s Catering and Debbie Geppert Events    Shelter Island Wedding Photographer - East End Weddings

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Such a nice bridal party! Loved them all!

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Emma and her sisters.

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Mei had the right idea to relax while I took some bridal party formals – it was a hot day!

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Kozue posing with the cosplayers.

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Purple Polaroid cameras and matching purple guest signing book for precious and sentimental memories.

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Kozue following Emma around . . .their bond is so incredible.

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Thanks to Michael Variale from East End Entertainment that all the wedding guests had so much  fun partying on the  dance floor.

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Looks like Kozue is gonna get a treat…
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The bride and grooms’ parents high fiving each other – it was so beautiful to see the celebration and blending of these wonderful families.   Shelter Island Wedding -East End Wedding Photographer Shelter Island Wedding -East End Wedding Photographer Shelter Island Wedding -East End Wedding Photographer Shelter Island Wedding Photographer Shelter Island Wedding -East End Wedding Photographer

After the reception ended Kozue got another hug before we had some portrait time with Emma and Steve.

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When photographing weddings I like to provide a balance of documentary moments as well as creative portraits that are natural and romantic.

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Shelter Island Wedding -East End Wedding Photographer Shelter Island Wedding -East End Wedding PhotographerThe above sentiment signed by Emma’s Aunt Sarah sums up this beautiful Shelter Island wedding perfectly:

“Dear Emma & Steve,

This has been a truly special and wonderful day.

I can feel the spirits of Grandpa George + Grandma Kate rejoicing at your having this day in a place they hoped their grandchildren would treasure.

And I can feel Great Grandma Emma rejoicing that her namesake has her sewing gifts!

All Our Love, Aunt Sarah + Uncle Jim”

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Thank you ever so so much Emma and Steve for choosing me to photograph your beautiful wedding and for making me feel so appreciated.

Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness!

A very special thank you to the immensely talented Andrew Mejia from Sedona Bride  for second shooting for me.

Other talented vendors that were a part of this special wedding:

East End Entertainment

Dressen’s Catering

 –Debbie Geppert Events

NY Tent

-Florist Kim Jon Designs

-Officiant Rev. Lou Olivieri

-Furniture, china, etc. – Party Rentals, Ltd, Linda Vacey

-Cake: Sag Harbor Bakery

-Hair & Makeup – Salon Xavier (Kevin & Anna)

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