taylor & mike’s engagement session! | islip grange, sayville

Taylor and Mike were referred to me by my previous bride Veronica who got married earlier this year. Much like Veronica and John, Taylor and Mike were planning their wedding in a relatively short amount of time and I luckily was available. What I love about Taylor and Mike is how easy going they are and how they dare to be different. Their wedding is this upcoming September at Queens County Museum Farm, a venue I had never heard of before, but from what they have told me it will be a rustic and beautiful event.

Taylor and Mike met me right at the beginning of golden hour at a new location for me. Islip Grange Park in Sayville is this charming little park with historic building, rustic charm, and greens for days. Naturally I was in heaven shooting here!

I loved the look of this old fashioned white church. So simple and timeless.

I must warn you, there is TONS of lens flare and delicious light in this post. I couldn’t help myself. When I see that beam of light I MUST chase it. I don’t think they minded, though.

If you have ever been to Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Islip Grange has the same kind of vibe just much smaller. You feel like you were taken back to a much simpler time.

Forehead kisses are my absolute favorite. And that gorgeous hair lighting hitting them from the trees. COME ON!

I don’t think these two could take a bad photo. Can we talk about how perfect Taylor’s hair looks in every photo? And that oval rose gold engagement ring?! Swooning over here!

THIS PHOTO IS MY FAVORITE FROM THE SESSION! It was completely worth waiting for another photo session to wrap up so we could use it. The sun was in the exact spot it needed to be.

I always find it funny when couples give me the “heads up” that they aren’t photogenic or are bad with posing. They look pretty perfect to me.

I loved Taylor’s outfit – she had that boho chic / casual look going on that just worked perfectly. That komono style wrap with those gold leaf earrings and cute booties – girl you know how to put an outfit together!

This was the last set of the session where I could tell their cheeks were hurting from smiling so much, so I told them to start thinking about all of the food they can eat after the session – haha!

What a magical way to end the evening. Thanks for exploring Islip Grange with me guys! See you in September!

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