Erin and Scott got married this past Saturday! These high school sweethearts have such a sweet connection that your heart just explodes watching them look at each other. They celebrated with their families and their closest friends at the gorgeous Brecknock Hall on one of the hottest days we’ve had out here. And let me tell you that did not stop anyone from having an amazing time at every point of the day. A special thank you my talented and super sweet friend Katrina Wallace for coming all the way from Sedona, AZ to second shoot for me. Here are a few sneak peeks to share:

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This gorgeous couple chose the perfect way to celebrate this past Memorial Day weekend. Brittany and Carl grew up out here on the North Fork, just not in the same town. They didn’t happen to find each other at first, but fate stepped in and they married each other in May at the beautiful Founder’s Landing Beach in Southold. I never met Brittany before her wedding day, but she knew of me from the many times I photographed friends of hers’ weddings and also Carl’s sister’s wedding 5 years ago. Brittany has a contagious smile and when you see Carl and her together, they have a spark that you feel by just being around them. They decided to start the day off with a first look at Horton’s Lighthouse where Carl proposed and there were some sweet moments for sure. Their best friends and their doggie son Rocco surrounded them as they saw each other for the first time. Off we went to Founders Landing where we they had a heartfelt ceremony and a party that rocked the bay! It really was a wonderful day in every way possible.
Here is Brittany’s story of how they met, it’s a great one for sure:
Short story: “We met at a bar, and he bought me a drink. The rest is history.”
Long story: “I was home for a weekend and was walking around Greenport with my friend Samantha. We walked past what I thought was the best looking man I had ever seen and requested that she introduce me. She declined, saying that neither of us were right for each other at that time. He was just a guy trying to hang out and have fun, and I was too serious about my career…she said it wouldn’t work because I wasn’t ready. I nearly died of embarrassment. I had never asked to be introduced or set up (and I haven’t since). I lived in Manhattan and worked as a pediatric nurse, and I eventually applied to grad school with no intention of ever coming back minus a long weekend here and there. I came home for a weekend, maybe a year or two after seeing him for the first time, and he came up to me at Claudio’s Clam Bar offering to buy me a drink.
Almost five years later I married him, and he’s still the best looking man I’ve ever seen. Turns out he is also brilliant and hilarious.”
A special thank you to my good friend Lisa Nicolosi for second photographing the day with me!

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The talented vendors involved in this beautiful event:
Caterer: The Irish Coffee Pub
Cake: Lori Ruthinoski (Broom’s Mother)
DJ: DJ Phill Schmitt of Make Some Noise Dj’s
Florist: Country PetalsTent: American Tent Company
Videographer: Lifted Sight Media
Wedding Dress: Saja Wedding
Suits: Calvin Klein

 

  • Trang - The photos are great! It was an unforgettable day and so glad it was captured so beautifully!

  • Eileen charters - Sherry you captured the happiness in every photo , thank you again . Just beautiful .

  • Gary M Charters - Great couple, beautiful families, beautiful friends. Beautiful pictures! I think I’m partial.

  • Christina Dinizio - Beautiful couple = beautiful pictures!

  • Tom Ruthinoski - Excellent pictures! In the years to come we all will be able to see how great a day this really was!

  • Dale De Castro - Beautiful

  • lori ruthinoski - The photo’s are gorgeous! You captured every emotion of this fabulous day!

  • lori ruthinoski - The photo’s are gorgeous! You captured every emotion of this fabulous day!

  • Dawnatella Marie - Such a FUN time! Gorgeous pictures!

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Erin and Joe’s Wedding day was one to remember for sure! I got to know these two a little better than some of my couples beforehand as we did an Engagement Session and saw each other a little more often than I get to with most. They have a truly sweet bond between them. They are kind, friendly, and genuinely appreciative of the people in their lives. This showed while they celebrated their love with their family and many wonderful friends at Joe’s family’s Vineyard, Macari Vineyards. The weather tried to throw a little wrench but realized it couldn’t bring anyone down, so it soon turned beautiful yet again. Some of the highlights were witnessing Erin’s dad see her for the first time all dressed to the nines as a stunning bride, having doves let go in celebration of the couple (a surprise gift for them), watching Joe’s brother Thomas give his toast and bring the entire wedding to crying laughter, and last but surely not least finding out that Joe is quite a dancer! He whipped Erin around like a pro on that dance floor!

Here are some sweet words from Erin that sum up their love story: “Joe and I knew each other in junior high/high school as we were in band together but didn’t start really talking until we were at a mutual friend’s high school graduation party. A few months later, Joe went to Argentina for an internship and the only way to communicate was through the walkie-talkie Nextel phones. One night while walkie-talkie-ing (I’m pretty sure I just made that phrase up) he asked me to be his girlfriend. Over the next few years, our relationship was long distance as he went to school in the Finger Lakes and I went to school in Florida. He would fly down to Florida for the weekend to visit me and when I was home, I would drive 10 hours by myself to visit him in Canandaigua. While this was difficult, we think it really made our bond and our relationship stronger and proved to us that no matter how far apart we were, we were always able to make it work.
Joe helped to plant the vineyard when he was just 7 years old and has been working there ever since — so naturally it holds a special place in his heart. However, initially, Joe wasn’t too crazy about the idea of having our reception at the winery because he’s there everyday. We both knew we wanted to be outside and ultimately, the beauty of the sunset from the winery deck won and we compromised; the cocktail hour would be at the winery and the guests would be transported by trolley to the tented reception in front of the beautiful red barn just to make our wedding a little different. Joe and I are both low key and wanted our wedding to reflect the type of couple we are. Our main concerns were that the dance floor was big enough, the food kept coming, and the music never stopped. And that it did!”
A special thank you to Joshua Behan, a good friend and amazing photographer for coming from Rhode Island to second shoot with me. He was the perfect fit! Here are some of my favorites to share:
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The talented Vendors involved with this amazing event:
Wedding Day Coordinator: Diane Koerber/Barbara Hofer
Videographer: LePre Media
Transportation: North Fork Trolley
Wedding Dress: Helen’s Bridal
Tuxedos/Suits: Chaps Corner
  • Stephanie Baroff Gorga - beautiful

  • Meghan - GORGEOUS!

  • Katrina Wallace - So many fun moments!!! Great work Sherry and Josh!

  • John Cushman - Awesome pics, awesome wedding! Congratulations Erin and Joe!

  • Elena Alfandari - Fantastic. The story, the pictures, the love…

  • Eileen Cushman - Beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple.

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Jaclyn and James have a true connection that you can not miss when you are in their presence. This past Saturday they exchanged their vows at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Mattituck followed by a big celebration with family and friends at the beautiful Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue on the North Fork of Long Island. Mother Nature cleared up the rain that started out in the morning and brought a gorgeous sunny day for them. Here are a few of my favorites to share for a little Sneak peek:

Bride and groom in field of catmintBride getting ready at childhood homeBride and Groom

I had to post one more than I usually do as I just LOVE this photo of three generations of  kindness, beauty and strength!

Three generations with bride

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What a beautiful day it was this past Saturday when Stephanie and Chris exchanged their vows at the gorgeous Pellegrini Vineyards in Cutchogue. They had all their family and friends there to celebrate with them under the North Fork sky while dancing away to the music provided by East End Entertainment and amazing food by East End Catering! Here are a few Sneak Peeks to share:

bride snuggling with flower girlgroom seeing bride for the first timeBride and Groom love in the barrel cellar

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