Hannah + Jeff | Cutchogue, NY

Summer on the North Fork is a mystical kind of feeling; every winery is overflowing with people, the fields are filled with bright blooming sunflowers tall as the sky, and the golden light falls on the sod farms that seem to go on for miles. Growing up in Riverhead, I’ve had so many chances to venture down Sound Avenue and stop at every flower + vegetable stand I stumbled upon. It’s one of the most incredible parts of the culture on the North Fork! You’ll find anything from sweet blueberry pies with whipped cream to rainbow wildflowers cut fresh from the farm anywhere you look. I’ve honestly always loved the natural beauty of it all, and I’m so lucky that I get to live (and photograph my favorite couples!) in such a stunning place!

Hannah + Jeff were two of the most amazing people I’ve ever had the chance to meet, and I was so thrilled that they chose Bedell Cellars as their engagement location! Since Hannah works at the winery, it was a place that was super special and dear to them, which always make the photographs that much more steeped in beautiful memories when you look back on them years from now. The way they both laughed and naturally fell into each other allowed me to sit back and photograph their gorgeous smiles and embraces with such ease. As we walked through the rows of vines at the back of the winery, I was reminded of that childhood magic that I’ve always loved to much about the North Fork, and it made me so happy that I could share it with Hannah + Jeff!

Congratulations, you two! I am so excited for your wedding next year (on the cutest date ever, 8/18/18!), and I can’t wait to make some more beautiful portraits with you guys!

XO KAITLYN

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