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Engaged: Maggie & Christopher – Long Island Wedding Photographer

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I first met Maggie and Christopher back in August when I met them to scout their wedding location. What was supposed to be a quick meeting and tour of the wedding site turned into a full day of hanging out with this wonderful couple. Last weekend I met them out on Eastern Long Island to shoot their engagement session. Again, it turned into lunch followed by a really fun shoot. They are really fun to be around. The fact that they share my love for good food is another thing we like about them.

Speaking of good food…..I met them for lunch at a nice little sandwich shop that specializes in cheese. This place had an extensive variety of all kinds cheeses. Personally, I’m perfectly content with cheddar, provolone or mozzarella…..that’s about as daring as I get when it comes to cheese. While Maggies loves those smelly cheeses. Christopher and I made it a point to avoid them at all costs. I’m still trying to figure out what a good stinky cheese is. If it’s stinky, it certainly can’t be good…..not in my book anyway. In fact, I think it should be against the law to use the words ‘good’ and ‘stinky’ in the same sentence. Anyway, enough about the stinky cheeses.

Before we get to the photos, I have to warn you: Maggie and Christopher are hilarious! I don’t think they can go more than 2-3 seconds without breaking out in laughter. Even worse is that it’s contagious. Here we are trying to take photos and they’re making me laugh, too. There were a few times during the shoot where I told them not to smile and to try to look serious. Of course you know what happened….more laughs!

It was a fun day. We actually managed to get some photos in after all. I’m looking forward to their wedding next year. I’ll be fully prepared for another fun day filled with laughter.

©Alan Abrams Photography – Long Island Wedding Photographer – Specializing in Wedding, Portrait, and Lifestyle Photography

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Sandrine -

You did a great job at capturing the chemistry between them!! I love this set. Very nice detail shots too!

Wedding: Justine and Walter – A Bronx Tale – Long Island Wedding Photographer

So, I get a frantic call last Wednesday afternoon from Walter’s mom asking if I was available for a Saturday wedding. I grab my calendar and asked her, “Which Saturday are we looking at?”

Her reply: “THIS Saturday!”


After doing a little juggling with the schedule, I was able to accommodate them. As you can see, this was a very spur-of-the-moment affair. When I spoke to Justine Wednesday evening to go over the details, there really wasn’t much to go over as they were still planning. In other words, there were no details. Not only had they not chosen a reception location, she wasn’t even shopping for her dress until the day before. Some people would be unnerved by all of this, but for some reason, I found the late planning and lack of details exciting. There was no time to overthink and no time to anticipate what was going to happen. This was all about reacting to the moment and capturing it. Since I shoot in a manner that is based on capturing events as they unfold, this was right up my alley. Plans? Bah! We don’t need no stinkin’ plans! Being spontaneous, doing crazy things, and flying by the seat of your pants is what “young love” is all about. It’s both refreshing and exciting to see. Sometimes you just have to go with your gut…. those are usually the times when things just seem to work out.

Justine and Walter live in the Bronx, NY, so it was fitting that their day started in their hometown. I spent the first 13 years of my life there, so it was good to go back to the place I grew up.

Best of luck to you guys. If you can handle the pressure of putting together a wedding in less than a week’s time, there’s no doubt you can handle anything life throws your way…

What do guys do when they’re getting ready for the big day? Eat cereal!

©Alan Abrams Photography – Long Island Wedding Photographer – Specializing in Wedding, Portrait, and Lifestyle Photography

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Ingrid -

These are great pictures of a beautiful couple and their family. You certainly captured the essence of the day – real nice job Alan!


Lolly Stancati -

This is a truly great web-site – creative shots and great commentary – lots of talent here!!!!

Sandrine -

Wow, beautifully done! That ring shot is just WICKED!!! And the little flower girl holding the bouquet walking towards the door is so precious! Love it!

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[…] Justine & Walter made their debut on these pages when I captured their wedding back in November of last year. It was a small wedding with only close family and friends in attendance, so this past weekend they decided to have a big reception event to share their love with as many people as possible. The forecast called for heavy rain which loomed as a threat to ruin the festivities. Luckily, it turned out to be nothing more than a passing shower. That was just enough to provide some cooling on what had been a hot summer day. All in all, it ended up being a wonderful afternoon to celebrate a wedding. […]

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