This past week I got to head back to my hometown of Bellport, New York to photograph Angelina and Michael's waterfront engagement session at Ho Hum Beach. This is the beach I grew up going to as a kid- we'd take the ferry over with all of our friends and spend the day swatting away green flies , sunbathing, and building sand castles. It was such a treat to spend a couple of hours there with this gorgeous couple (and major kudos to them for following all of my tips and tricks in preparation for their session!) If you're one of my couples and you haven't read through my Engagement Session Prep Guide yet, be sure to do so a few weeks before your session! I promise you, it will make ALL the difference! <3
I really love it when my couples opt for an at-home engagement session, like Aileen + Clinton did! Lucky for me, this Washington DC couple has a beautiful home, great style and an adorable pup; all the fixings for a perfect at-home lifestyle photo session.
I love being able to document my couples doing real life stuff- whether that means opening a bottle of wine and making dinner together or simply hanging out on the couch, unwinding to their favorite Spotify playlist. Creating photographs in this type of environment allows me to get up-close and personal with my couples and to capture more genuine and authentic every day moments for them to remember. And even if they end up moving or this isn't their forever home, they'll be able to look back at these photos and remember where their story began before they were married.
We had a double header at the beginning of May that completely rocked my world in the best way possible! We started with Lindsey and Alfred's wedding at Capitol View at 400 (Blog post coming soon!) and ended with Danielle and Bob's elegant evening wedding at the Meridian House across the park. Not only was this wedding held at my favorite Washington DC venue, I got to work with two of my favorite planners and florists, too! (Oh Hey, A. Griffin Events and Darling + Daughters Floral!) A full list of vendors can be found at the end of this post! Enjoy!
Photography // Lauren Louise Photography
Planning // A. Griffin Events
Floral Design // Darling and Daughters
Invitations // Emily Baird
Venue // Meridian House
Catering // Well Dunn
Cake // Catherine George
Rentals // A2Z
DJ // Chris Styles
Hair // Sisterly Love
Makeup // Kym Lee
Valet Service // MJ Valet
Videography // Harrison Wedding Films