This was a special day. Over the years, I’ve photographed a handful of wedding photographers marry. When another photographer asks you to be their photographer, it’s a mix of emotions- you feel very honored, humbled, nervous and most of all, excited! I have a tremendous respect for Jennifer both as a person and as a photographer. She is someone I go to for advise and am often very inspired by, so again, I was very honored and humbled that she asked me to be there.
Now, let’s talk about Jenn + Scot. I knew Jenn before I knew her with Scot. Let me just say, there was a light that came alive in Jennifer when she met Scot. Scot + Jenn love each other in a really big way and that is evident even from just seeing the way they look at one another. There’s a connection you can see and feel and I witnessed it many times throughout the night.
The two of them married at one of our most favorite venues, The Oyster Bay Yacht Club. This is also one of Jennifer’s favorite places to photograph weddings. Terrie has a way of making you feel like family and truly cared for. She is genuine and not only loves what she does but the people she does it for! This, combined with one of the most beautiful clubs and a setting a couple could hope for made Oyster Bay Yacht Club an obvious choice.
The day begun in the bridal suite with Lia Croke (makeup) and Nicole Boutros creating Jenn’s GORGEOUS bridal look! Just before sunset, Jenn + Scot opted for a first look and allowed us to create some portraits down by the water at the Oyster Bay Yacht Club. We had the pleasure of working with Take One Productions for the first time and they were like ninjas!
Connie at Celebrated Occasions created a masterpiece inside the ballroom at the Oyster Bay Yacht Club and it was one of the most beautiful settings we’ve ever seen!! Jennifer was escorted up the aisle by her daughter, Hannah, and it was a touching moment for both of them. This was a special day not only for the two of them, but also for their children. Hannah + Jenn are extremely close and it was obvious how proud and happy Hannah was for her mother. Jenn + Scot exchanged personal vows that were heart-felt, sincere and left few dry eyes in the audience.
Following the ceremony, Jenn + Scot opted to bypass some of the traditional events at a wedding/reception and jump strait into their favorite parts! With the help of DJ Jeff Bell, the couple and their guests had an epic dance party which concluded with a confetti shower! This day was PERFECTION!