Beautiful Backyard Wedding on Shelter Island – Hamptons Wedding Photographer

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I love that my work allows me to travel places near and far. So when M asked me to photograph her wedding on Shelter Island at her family’s home, I was incredibly excited. Shelter Island is nestled between the North and South forks of Long Island and while it is only a two hour drive {plus a five minute ferry ride} away from Manhattan, you feel as if you’re completely transported to a place far, far away. M & C were married on a lovely September day in the backyard of M’s family home. Guests sipped iced tea and lemonade and enjoyed stunning views of the water while they waited for the ceremony to begin. After their intimate backyard ceremony, guests traveled five miles down the road to the historic Ram’s Head Inn where they were greeted with passed hor d’oeuvres. Twinkle lights hung from the trees which provided a very romantic, warm setting for M & C’s cocktail hour. As the sun began to set everyone made their way to the semi-outdoor reception in order to continue their evening. M looked radiant in her Ulla-Maija lace wedding dress while C looked incredibly dignified in his military dress uniform. Kim Jon Designs provided the florals for the entire day as well as the lighting for the reception. Twinkle lights and votive candles set the mood for an elegant evening. M & C’s wedding was heartfelt and perfect. I’m incredibly honored that they asked me to document their special connection and I truly hope I get the chance to visit Shelter Island again. What a special place to get married.

Ceremony & Prep Locations: Family Home, Shelter Island / Reception Location: The Ram’s Head Inn , Shelter Island /  Bride’s Dress: Ulla-Maija / Hair & Make Up: Beautiful Brides by Lauren {Hair} and Stacey Doolan {make up} / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: They each selected their own / Groom’s Attire: Military Dress Uniform / Stationary: Etsy {Dawn Correspondence} / Florist & Lighting: Kim Jon Designs / Entertainment:  Star Talent Inc. {All Stars Band}


Lindsay, thank you for capturing our day so beautifully. You are an amazing talent, and an absolute pleasure to work with! Thank you!!


This website was sent to me by a guest at the wedding. I had to tell you that these are stunningly beautiful photos. I especially like the emotions showing on the grooms face as she must have been walking down the aisle. You do exquisite work.

Marcie Lynn

What a beautiful wedding! I am in love with the brides dress, especially the back of it. You did a wonderful job capturing their special day!

this location is stunning!! and the pictures are equally as stunning!!

Exquisite as usual Lindsay!

amazing!!! really love the quiet softness in this wedding… so beautiful.

So much beauty in this wedding and the moments you captured! Stunning, Lindsay!!

What a beautiful wedding! Love the location and details!


LOVE!! these are gorgeous, lindsay! and her dress is stunning!!

Love Love Love – what a classy wedding. Her dress is divine.

WOW!!! What a beautiful job you did for such a stunning couple. these are so pretty!

Classic romance & beautiful imagery!

So beautiful! I adore the B&Ws at the end! It is like you just just came in and discovered them there, so natural!

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