Dorothy & Paul – Awesome Fire Island Wedding

Earlier this year, I was contacted by Dorothy and Paul,  a lovely couple from Virginia who had plans to get married here at the Fire Island Lighthouse. Dorothy is originally from Hawaii and Paul lived on Long Island years ago, but had never visited the lighthouse. The idea was to have an outdoor wedding by the beach and were both pretty excited when they found this spot.

Given the distance between their home and here, they did plan a couple of trips up to check out the venue and meet with a photographer. They found me while searching the internet for long island wedding photographers and noticed that I had covered weddings at the lighthouse before and also had some personal landscape images there as well. We met in person on their last trip up and they decided to hire me after we talked and looked at pictures and albums for almost two hours. I was praying that the weather would be awesome as I had so many ideas for images visioned in my head. I love to visit this place and it’s a home run every chance I have to go there.

They had a very personal and traditional Hawaiian ceremony planned where they both placed leis on all of their guests (including myself and the officiant) which was very cool. We’re not talking cheap paper leis either. They were made and flown in from Hawaii and were some of the most beautiful decorations I had ever seen.

Everything was perfect for this day and I am excited and honored to have been selected to document their special day.

Congratulations Dorothy and Paul!

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– Mark

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