The Shift – Jay and Jamie – Long Island Wedding at Larkfield Manor

 I was in route driving to Jamie’s home when the sky opened up and poured. Buckets. It was the kind of rain that you couldn’t even drive in. All of the cars pulled over cautiously to the side of the road. The clouds started to change, and in a blink of an eye it looked like 9 o’clock in the evening at 1 o’clock in the afternoon.

The trees started to sway, and like if on cue my cell phone went off alerting me to a severe weather threat in my area.

Within seconds another alert follow. “EXTREME WEATHER – take shelter immediately – tornado in your area.”

WHAT?!!

I found out later that the tornado was literally one block from where I was. But like out of a clip from the Wizard of Oz, the black and white dreary day turned to the most vibrant shades of green and vivid blues when I entered Jamie’s house.  Daiquiris were being poured into cups, and make-up was being applied in every mirror that was available in the home.

The puddles were large and rain drops still danced on the cement, but the weather was shifting.

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Like all things in life, everything shifts.  You take the good with the bad, the sad with the happy. The rain with the sun.

The thing about shifting is the ability to gain a greater perspective. If it wasn’t for the polar opposite we would never fully appreciate the goodness, or the greatness of a particular moment. We would just expect it instead of being grateful for it.

On Jay and Jamie’s wedding we were all grateful. And not just for the weather. We were grateful for two people making the shift from friends to husband and wife.

Here is hoping that when life comes at us like a lion…it goes out like a lamb.   And we are thankful.

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 Seriously. Look at that bouquet of awesome-ness!!

Jamie gathered brooches (including pins her bridesmaids gave her as gifts) and put together this fabulous creation!

What a magnificent heirloom, isn’t it?

   

Last minute touches…

   

The dress…

   

The morning of the wedding with the impending forecast, Jamie ran out and bought a ton of fun umbrellas to match the bridal party.

   

Annnd another shot. I can’t help myself. I was just madly in love with this piece…

   

These little babies put a smile on my face when they were finally able to dance between the puddles for pictures.

   

Love these girls!  They totally rocked out the umbrella’s and pockets…

   

The moment…

   

Here comes the bride…

     

They wrote their own vows…

     

The coolest thing about an outdoor wedding is the different angles you can get if the person performing the ceremony is super cool and let’s you go behind them.

   

The happy couple…

   

The courtyard and a kiss…

   

The entrance of Larkfield Manor framing the couple…

   

Jay and Jamie, I loved seeing you both enjoy the process of planning your wedding together. It was such an honor to be there to witness your vows and happy day!

 p.s.

Special huge thank you to Jill for the fabulous referral!

p.p.s

Before you go, leave your thoughts below

20 comments = complimentary gift for the couple!

  1. Kristin

    September 7th, 2012 at 11:23 am

    These pictures are absolutely beautiful!! How you think of some of these angles and shots is pure talent and creativity. Beautiful couple also!

  2. Jill B

    September 7th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    LOVE! 🙂 What beautiful pictures of a truly beautiful day! 🙂

  3. Jamie Fusaro

    September 7th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Stacey! I absolutely love them! You made our day so special and the weather did play a huge part but as you told me that morning, we were going to make it amazing regardless. Thank you so much for everything <3

  4. Stacey

    September 7th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    So happy you’re happy Jamie! I loved every minute of it! xo

  5. James R.

    September 7th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    These are absolutely awesome! What a great day!

  6. Miriam Groten

    September 7th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Beautifully written piece and the pictures are truly exquisite. It was an AMAZING wedding and although at the time we hated having to do it, I think going and buying the umbrellas will always be one of my favorite memories 🙂

  7. Ryan

    September 7th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Pictures look amazing!!!..Especially the one of Jay crying…
    I want a wallet size one of Jay crying

    Can’t wait to see the all the amazing pictures especially
    because I remember seeing Bob Saget there !!

  8. Briana Sinnett

    September 7th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    These photographs are absolutely gorgoeus! Each one definitely displays the happiness on both of their faces and how in love they are! Wishing a lifetime of happiness guys!!!

  9. Cameron

    September 8th, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Jamie and Jay look amazing in these pictures. I am so honored that I was able to share their special day with them. Jay i especially love the shot of you seeing your gorgeous bride for the first time. Stacey- it is always breathtaking to see the moments and colors you capture in your photos. You have a wonderful gift and we were so happy to see you again.

  10. Stacey

    September 11th, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Cameron…there are no adequate words to thank you and Jill for suggesting me to so many amazing couples. It meant the world that you picked me as your photographer (way back ; ) when I was relatively new to the industry and had yet to really prove myself. The BEST compliment I could receive is when someone refers me. I have received ‘compliments’ time and time again from you both. I’m SO very grateful for your support, and the wonderful people I have gotten to know because of you. Thank you for taking the time to stop in and leave such kind words!

    S 🙂

  11. Nancy (Mom)

    September 8th, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Great job Stacey, Can’t wait to see the rest. It was an amazing day with memories to last a lifetime. It was so much fun I didn’t want it to end. I was at their apartment the other night and the gorgeous bouquet is the centerpiece of the coffee table! Just a side note Stacey – you know when you go to weddings and the photographer is really annoying – well I thought you were great!

  12. Stacey

    September 11th, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Nancy, thanks so much for taking a moment to leave such a sweet comment. What a day, huh?! Every moment was beautiful!!

  13. Meagan Maguire

    September 8th, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Amazing pictures of an amazing couple! I can’t wait to see the rest. Playing with the umbrellas was so much fun!

  14. Jay Fusaro

    September 8th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Stacey, the pictures came out great. You did a wonderful job. I have never seen someone work as hard as you and we are both happy with our choice as you as our photographer. Can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures.

  15. Stacey

    September 11th, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Jay!! I LOVED working with you both. Thank you for being SO fabulous and leaving such kind words! Can’t wait to send you the rest of the gallery…

  16. Dino Fusaro

    September 10th, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Super job Stacey. You are not only super talented, but such a great person to work with. Thanks so much to you and Emily for documenting this special day.

  17. Stacey

    September 11th, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Thank you Mr. Fusuro, that means an awful lot to me. It was an absolute honor to see your family together on such an amazing day!

  18. Daisy Mae

    September 10th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Stacey! You did such a beautiful job on this incredible day! Perfectly beautiful pictures for a perfectly beautiful day <3 You may be getting a call from me (one of these days!)

  19. Stacey

    September 11th, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Awww…thank you Daisy! I had pretty amazing subjects! : ) I hope to meet up with you in the future…

    S : )

  20. Jada

    September 11th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Stacey, these are beautiful! You always capture the perfect moments. Jamie and Jay look stunning! I can’t wait to see the rest 🙂

  21. Stacey

    September 13th, 2012 at 2:00 am

    Thanks Jada!! It was SO great seeing you again.

  22. Meghan F

    September 17th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Stacey, you did an amazing job, these pictures really tell the story of the emotional, love filled day 🙂

  23. Stacey

    September 19th, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Thanks Meghan for stopping in to leave such a kind comment!

  24. Mary Tabone

    September 17th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    You did another amazing job with another beautiful bride and groom…despite all the weather obstacles!!You would never know what a crazy weather day it was from the photos! Love that bouquet…so different! Love this website…the personal touch you give to everything you do is just outstanding!

  25. Stacey

    September 19th, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Awww…Mrs. Tabone!!! It was SO great to see you both at the church. It’s been a hectic month and to hear your words, well, they made my year!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking the time to let me know your thoughts. They meant the world to me.

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