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Shelter Island Weddings

Shelter Island Wedding Photographer - Backyard Wedding

This bride and groom had a backyard wedding at her late grandmother's house in Shelter Island New York.

This photo is one of many precious photos I took of the bride with her beloved Samoyed dog. One of the benefits of having a backyard wedding is that your pets are welcome guests!

And I love that she got down on the ground in her wedding gown to pose for a portrait with her beloved dog Kozue. Not to mention that she made her own wedding gown.

Our pets are family and are only with us for a brief time. Most couples are thrilled to have portraits taken with their pets and including them in the most important day of their lives. Here, Kozue has on a satin bow to dress for the occasion too.

I would also like to add that nerves can run high on a wedding day - so what better way to calm oneself down than to have your beloved pet by your side.

Shelter Island is my favorite place on Long Island and I love to visit, work and photograph weddings there.

Your guests will love it too. They can make a whole weekend out of it or choose to take the Shelter Island Ferry back to Sag Harbor or Greenport the same day. It is a mini excursion off the beaten path and the crowded highways of Long Island. Tranquility and gorgeous scenery abounds.

If you are a Long Islander it is like having a "destination" wedding, only local.

I highly recommend planning your day with some extra time for photos as there is so much beautiful scenery to use as a backdrop. Perfect for couples who are nature and adventure lovers.

Shelter Island Wedding Venues

If Shelter Island is a location that you want to consider for your wedding, and you do not have a relative's backyard to use...check out these wonderful venues:

The Pridwin Hotel

Boathouse Shelter Island

Rams Head Inn

The Dering Harbor Inn

Shelter Island Yacht Club

Sylvester Manor

East End Wedding Photography - Outdoor Engagement Photo

Wedding Photographer Shelter Island NY

Secret location (smile).
Best Shelter Island Wedding Photographer Pridwin Hotel Bride and Groom on the dock in front of the Pridwin HotelEast End Engagement Sunset Photo Engagement session on Shell Beach during a June sunset.


Location: Get directions 9 Heron Ln, Shelter Island, NY 11964.