A Magical Seaside Montauk Wedding
Fortunately, I was available for a last minute booking this past September: Kate and Josh’s seaside Montauk wedding at the bride’s mom’s private home. Montauk is the end of Long Island’s south shore and is known endearingly by locals as “The End”. Kate’s mom’s newly built home was a true architectural beauty! The day of the ceremony, once I arrived, I could not stop taking pictures, because so many of the sweet, modern, minimal details were DIY or meaningfully provided by friends of the family or local vendors.It added a special touch to the day. Everything was light and bright, truly a photographers dream. Also, the minimal design of the home and decor added a fresh, elegant feel to the wedding, which was gorgeous against the palette of the seaside: pale blues, greens, white, yellow, and gold.
Keeping It Casual
Kate and Josh wanted their day to be relaxed and stress-free, so they asked me to please keep the photography casual. Basically, they didn’t want a lot a posed photos. Ok, I said, but we will need a few couple and family portraits, is that ok? They agreed, but to just a few. The trees, sky, and sea behind gorgeous, sun soaked ditch plains created a magical backdrop. We kept it casual and just continued shooting everything as the day went on, all the happiness, nerves and smiles, the shy dog, the gorgeous wedding party and the breath-taking surroundings, all day long, even as a little rain shower sprinkled down during dinner, which was held outside under the stars. Finally, after a long day of shooting, we headed home.
A Perfect Day By The Sea
I think in The End, (no pun intended), the photos are a perfect description of the day and the couples wishes. Kinda cool, don’t you think? I shot this wedding with a mix of vintage film and digital cameras. I personally love the Lihi Hod gown, it’s perfection on Kate. Please take a look and let me know what you think. I love how the photos turned out and hope you do as well. Let me know, leave a comment below.
PHOTOGRAPHY: KAREN HILL PHOTOGRAPHY http://karenhill.com/
CEREMONY & RECEPTION: PRIVATE HOME
FLORIST: FAMILY FRIEND
CAKE: LOCAL BAKERY
STATIONERY: GREENWICH LETTERPRESS https://greenwichletterpress.com/
BAND: GIG MASTERS, TWISTER REGGAE https://www.gigmasters.com/coverband/twister/
BRIDE’S GOWN: LIHI HOD http://www.lihihod.com
BRIDE’S SHOES: LOEFFLER RANDALL https://www.loefflerrandall.com/
VIDEOGRAPHER: SETH COHEN http://www.sethdavidcohen.com/portfolio.htm
Seaside Wedding Gallery: Private Home, Montauk