Fire Island Lighthouse, Old Westbury Gardens, Cedarmere, and New York City

I enjoyed seeing a bit of Long Island and New York City while up in New York for Melissa and Oladele’s wedding. Friday morning I went out to the Fire Island Lighthouse. It was a gorgeous day and I was disappointed not to be able to climb the lighthouse due to a school group.
Fire Island Lighthouse Long Island
Fire Island Lighthouse Long Island
Fire Island Lighthouse Long Island
Fire Island Lighthouse Long IslandNext Kathleen and I started our site visits for the wedding. She lives on Long Island and would be second shooting with me so it was fun to have her along to explore with me. I always like to know where I’m going so I can make the most of each location on the wedding day when time is flying by. First stop, the regal Old Westbury Gardens. I love these kinds of places and have been looking forward to shooting wedding pictures here! It was amazing and so hard to choose only a few spots to use for wedding portraits! And the fall colors were just spectacular!
Old Westbury Gardens Long Island
Old Westbury Gardens Long Island
Old Westbury Gardens Long Island
Old Westbury Gardens Long Island
Old Westbury Gardens Long Island
Old Westbury Gardens Long Island
Old Westbury Gardens Long Island
Old Westbury Gardens Long Island
Old Westbury Gardens Long Island
Old Westbury Gardens Long IslandAs we were driving out to the San Souci of Sea Cliff, the wedding reception location, we spotted this place and immediately pulled in to check it out. It turned out to be Cedarmere with amazing potential for wedding portraits. I couldn’t wait to bring Melissa and Oladele back here! The weather and
time constraints of the wedding day didn’t allow us to fully use the property – Melissa was willing to climb into the old greenhouse:)– but it was beautiful and fascinating none the less.
Cedarmere Long Island
Cedarmere Long Island
Cedarmere Long Island
Cedarmere Long Island
Cedarmere Long IslandOn Sunday we went downtown New York City and walked about 90 blocks! The left picture is the arch honoring George Washington in Washington Square Park. On the right is the nearly full moon rising over Central Park. There were runners still finishing the New York City Marathon, running to the finish line in the park. Quite an accomplishment for them! It was so sweet to see the people along the road cheering them on by name (when they had their names on their shirts).
Washington Square Central Park New York City
Radio City Music HallIce skaters in Rockefeller Plaza:
Rockefeller Plaza Ice SkatingTimes Square:
Times Square


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