The Beginning – Meg & Chris

Their beginning started out as friends. Somewhere down the line it shifted.  What is that shift?  Where does fate step in?  What precise moment does everything you thought a minute ago change…for the better?   Better yet, when do we know that this person is going to be our ‘forever’?


We walked the long stretch of the boardwalk from field five at Robert Moses to the intimate setting of Fire Island. Chris and Meg’s beginning was there. It was where they attended an event called the ‘Barefoot Black Tie’, which is an annual dinner dance near the ocean. It was there where things…changed.

We reminisced. We talked about their history and how this place brought them full circle. I think that’s what we all hope for. The full circle.  The feeling of now being complete. I use to think it was the two individuals that made the ‘circle’ whole. But my view has changed. I think the history of the couple make it whole, not particularly the people. And it’s not necessarily in the big moments…but the little ones. Perhaps it was the music that was playing when you first met (that has since become ‘your’ music), the food you were eating, or the perfume in the air that made that memory a vital part of your history…and your future.

Those little things make up your world. Those little things are the magic that changes the dynamics. The ‘I’ or the ‘me’ that instinctively becomes ‘we’.

The beginning is a good thing. And while most of us are looking for a happy ending…what I wish more for everyone is a ton more beautiful beginnings…with the same person.


 A strong foundation is a good thing…


High in the sky.

As in ‘high on love’…

just in case there was any confusion. ; )


I got a thing for dimples.






 A shared giggle…


I love locations that have a bunch of options.

What was so great about this spot was that you got the beach look without being on the beach.


I love ‘random’. This was random.

Cause really, how often do you come across one of these?


Some sweetness…


Not to take the magic out of the picture, but they are literally standing on a wood plank that was about 8 x 12 inches big.

They made it look easy.

Love them!


They are so at ease with each other. They fall into place so comfortably.


Grabbed a quick shot as we were heading back…


 Beyond the fact that I think this picture sums up their ‘spot’…I like all of the cool leading lines. The shadows, the wood planks, the clouds, the horizon and the ground greeting them.


Thank you Meg and Chris for sharing such a unique place with me. I have lived on Long Island all of my life and have never been to Fire Island. I adored it. I loved the history there…but more than that, I loved your history there.

I’m looking forward to the happy day!


A big special thanks to Anthony (who’s wedding I will be photographing in August) for suggesting me to Meg!


20 comments = a complimentary gift for the couple

  1. Meg

    May 21st, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    WOW!!! These came out amazing, Stacey! You made it so easy for us, too! Thank you so much! So excited for September!!

  2. Jill

    May 21st, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    LOVE the pictures! They look amazing. We can’t wait for the big day!

  3. Jeanne Seymour

    May 21st, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Beautiful photos Megs! You and Chris are naturals. Perfect in the setting and wonderfully constructed. Can’t wait to see the wedding photos!

  4. claire

    May 21st, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    amazing shots!! can’t wait for the big day 🙂

  5. Mike Cruickshank

    May 21st, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Great Pics!!! Can’t wait for the wedding.

  6. Laura Oak

    May 22nd, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Beautiful pics!!

  7. Betty Brown

    May 22nd, 2012 at 5:45 am

    I love these pictures! ……….and the story that goes with it!!! All the best to Meg and Chris.

  8. Toni Z

    May 22nd, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Stunning Pictures. Absolutely a perfect couple made even more beautiful by a talented and eloquent photographer!!

  9. Mike Ranieri

    May 22nd, 2012 at 10:37 am

    You guys look great and we’re so happy for you!

  10. autumn

    May 22nd, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Beautiful! What a gorgeous couple and backdrop! 🙂

  11. Ashley

    May 22nd, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    The pictures look amazing, so many to choose from!

  12. Ashley O.

    May 22nd, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Absolutely beautiful shots!

  13. Ashley S.

    May 22nd, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Beautiful pictures!!! You guys look fantastic! So happy for you!! <3

  14. Luci Ryan

    May 23rd, 2012 at 10:49 am

    These photos are awesome. You guys look great!

  15. Devin

    May 23rd, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Love Fire Island, and these photos! Beautiful as always, Stacey. Congrats to Meg & Chris!

  16. Kathleen

    May 23rd, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! You both look amazing…only a few more months 🙂

  17. Chris

    May 23rd, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Pictures look great, thanks for making it fun and easy!

  18. Peg

    May 23rd, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Thanks, Meg & Chris, for being so good looking. Nice work, Stacey.

  19. Beth Keagins

    May 23rd, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    LOVE the pics!!!! You guys look awesome! Can’t wait to celebrate!

  20. Katy

    May 23rd, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous photos!! Can’t wait to see you as a beautiful bride!!!

  21. Margee

    May 23rd, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    This was awesome!! What a beautiful couple and a beautiful location! We can’t wait for the big day!

  22. Courtney

    May 24th, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Photos came out beautiful!! Love the black and white the best, but they are all gorgeous! Meg & Chris – can’t wait till the wedding!

  23. Aunt Gina

    May 24th, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Very Nice! You both look so happy.

  24. Ruth Guglielmoni

    May 25th, 2012 at 2:10 am

    This photographer certainly knew how to capture true love when she sees it! Chris & Meg–show everyone how it’s done! The best to you both in your upcoming nuptials…

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