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Waterfront Long Island Wedding

Aug 11, 2022

Growing up, I always wished I was a twin. I don’t know why, but I just thought it would have been the coolest thing! Now, you are probably wonder how this statement has anything to do with my waterfront Long Island Wedding from this past weekend.

I promise, I’m getting there.

Just think, wouldn’t it be awesome to have someone to grow up with. Figure out life together. Share memories and thoughts together. It just seems like such an awesome dynamic. Although I never got to see what it was like, my photography business has at least given me a small glimpse of the joys about it!

Insert Christine and Emily!

These two incredible girls are twins! Emily was one of my brides back in 2020. She got married at Lakefield Weddings; you can check out her blog post here, and Christine was her maid of honor. When you walked into the door, if you didn’t know them too well, they were definitely hard to tell apart. Same smile. Same sweet personality. Both beautiful woman!

I just love these two, and getting to know their family at Emily’s wedding was the best!

Fast forward a little bit, Christine gets engaged! I’m just over in my little bubble freaking out because I’m just so happy for her and Shane, who I met at Emily’s wedding. I knew it was going to be the best day! Not too long after, Christine reached out to see if I was available.

Yet again I found myself jumping for joy!

It may be my favorite weddings when I photograph a family member or close friend of one of my past HMP couples. I just love knowing so many guests already and having the opportunity to celebrate with them all again! In addition, Emily and Christine, since they are twins, are both absolutely stunning! So, I’ll never complain to have either of them in front of my camera!

Needless to stay, Christine and Shane’s waterfront Long Island wedding day did not disappoint one bit!

From the stunning views, the beautiful details, the amazing family, and catching up with so many people that I already knew, I didn’t want the day to end. So much so that I stayed almost 45 minutes over my time, just making sure I was able to say goodbye to everyone! Plus, I felt like I gained so many more friends on Shane’s side, too! The sweetest families!

Both sides welcomed me in as if I was family, too!

These are the moments, and the weddings, that make my job the BEST job in the world! I will never take for granted the job I have and the incredible people I get to meet along the way! Christine and Shane, you are high up on that list! I am so bummed there isn’t another twin in the family to have the chance to have you all in front of my camera again! It has been such an honor. I hope you two, and your families know, that you are all more than my clients – you are all close friends!

Thank you for making me feel so loved!

As I work on the rest of your gallery, just know I find myself jumping for joy yet again! I am freaking out over these photos! And this is just the beginning! Hopefully, you’ll be jumping, too, as you scroll through my favorites! Sending you all the love and hugs! Congrats again!

XOXO ~ Heather Marie

bride's ring resting inside groom's wedding band atop couple's wedding invitation in long island, new york
bride's diamond earrings resting inside white rose in long island, new york
black and white photo of groom getting read and looking over his left shoulder in hotel room in long island new york
couple sharing their first look moment outside of hotel on sunny summer day in long island, new york
bride in off-the-shoulder white gown surrounded by her bridesmaids and flower girls by tan building in long island, new york
black and white photo of bride and bridesmaids with their backs toward camera and arms around each other at captain bill's in new york
bride arm-in-arm with her bridesmaids walking down driveway by tan building at captain bill's in bay shore, new york
groom with his six groomsmen all in light gray suits with blue ties standing outside tan building at captain bill's in bay shore, new york
groom and his groomsmen all looking at each other and smiling outside tan building with cedar shake shingles in bay shore, new york
couple with their bridal party all smiling and looking in different directions on sunny summer day in long island, new york
couple touching their foreheads together with their eyes closed as bride holds bouquet at captain bill's
couple kissing as their bridal party cheers for them and raises bouquets in the air at venue in bay shore new york
close up photo of bride's bouquet filled with white roses and tiny blue flowers in new york
black and white photo of couple kissing as they walk away from camera by waterfront building in new york
black and white photo of couple almost kissing with large yacht behind them on summer day in bay shore new york
bride and groom holding hands and looking at each other as they walk along dock filled with boats on sunny day in bay shore new york
groom looking at his bride and she's being walking down the aisle by her father at waterfront ceremony in bay shore new york
bride and groom with both sets of their parents by tan building at captain bill's in bay shore, new york
black and white photo of groom twirling his bride during their first dance inside reception at captain bill's
guests dancing and having fun during wedding reception at the bayview house at captain bill's in bay shore new york
couple standing on dock by large boat at sunset on summer wedding day in bay shore new york
bride and groom looking at one another smiling with harbor of boats behind them at sunset in new york
couple kissing with their backs toward the camera on dock with boats around them in bay shore new york
couple holding hands and walking along dock with yachts behind them at sunset in bay shore new york
groom twirling his bride under his right hand on dock with boats and the sunset behind them in long island new york

The Amazing Vendor Team:

Wedding Cake | Rolling Pin Bake Shop

Wedding Dress | Jay West Bridal

Bridesmaid’s Dress | Azazie

Groom’s Attire | Esquire Tuxedos

Groomsmen’s Attire | Esquire Tuxedos

Florist | Lindenhurst Village Florist

DJ | DJ Pat del Rosario

Hair Stylist | Hair by Cristie

Makeup Artist | Sophia Cerchia

Invitations | Zazzle

Caterer | Captain Bill’s Restaurant

Venue | The Bayview House at Captain Bill’s

Recent HMP photo sessions:

Colorful Overlook Park Senior Session

Lititz, PA Nature Filled Engagement Session


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Based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania