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 says:

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

  2. Jill says:

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

  3. Jeanne Seymour says:

    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 says:

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

  5. Mike Cruickshank says:

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

  6. Laura Oak says:

    Beautiful pics!!

  7. Betty Brown says:

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

  8. Toni Z says:

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

  9. Mike Ranieri says:

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

  10. autumn says:

    Beautiful! What a gorgeous couple and backdrop! 🙂

  11. Ashley says:

    The pictures look amazing, so many to choose from!

  12. Ashley O. says:

    Absolutely beautiful shots!

  13. Ashley S. says:

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

  14. Luci Ryan says:

    These photos are awesome. You guys look great!

  15. Devin says:

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

  16. Kathleen says:

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

  17. Chris says:

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

  18. Peg says:

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

  19. Beth Keagins says:

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

  20. Katy says:

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

  21. Margee says:

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

  22. Courtney says:

    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 says:

    Very Nice! You both look so happy.

  24. Ruth Guglielmoni says:

    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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