Mike & Kara Beach Engagement Photography

Guy lifting wife up into air while standing on jetty in Long Beach New York

A close friend of mine Ryan Rochford works as a photography teacher in East Meadow High School, where he met his colleagues Mike and Kara.  After Mike proposed, they quickly asked Ryan if he would do their beach engagement photography session in Long Beach, New York.  Ryan of course agreed, but then reached out to me to see if I would help.  Amazing as he is at composing, exposing and capturing images, photographing a couple can prove to be a bit more challenging.

Directing your couple can sometimes be a bit difficult.  Not everyone is comfortable in front of the camera and knows how to position themselves.  That is where the photographer needs to step in and not overdo it, but give some general direction on where to walk, which way to face because of specific lighting situations, when to embrace and so forth.

Luckily for us, Mike and Kara were amazing!  These two had an idea of what they wanted and on top of it were extremely outgoing and completely in love.  He couldn’t keep his hands off of her and it made mine and Ryan’s job much easier.  The weather was a bit cloudy but made for some awesome dramatic lighting. We walked around the boardwalk and beach for about an hour and a half and were ecstatic when Mike said at the end, they wanted to get in the water!  Seriously, I wish every Beach engagement photography session was as awesome as this one.  Mike and Kara made their way about waist deep into the shore break with all of their clothes on.  After splashing around and kissing in the ocean together for some time and snapping away, we came out with some awesome images.

Check out the gallery from this incredible beach engagement photography session below.

Couple Walking on shoreline in Long Beach New YorkGuy lifting fiance in arms knee deep in ocean kissingCouple holding hands knee deep in ocean looking out toward horizonCouple kissing knee deep in oceanGirl on husbands back on shoreline in Long Beach New YorkGirl on husbands back on shoreline in Long Beach New YorkGirl on husbands back on shoreline in Long Beach New YorkGuy lifting fiance in arms knee deep in ocean kissingGuy lifting wife up into air while standing on jetty in Long Beach New YorkGuy lifting wife up into air while standing on jetty in Long Beach New YorkEngaged couple standing on jetty in Long Beach New York looking into each others eyescouple walking away from camera on beach toward ocean in Long Beach New Yorkcouple walking toward ocean on jetty in Long Beach New YorkCloseup shot of couple kissing on boardwalk on Franklin boulevard in Long Beach New YorkCloseup shot of couple kissing on boardwalk on Franklin boulevard in Long Beach New YorkCloseup shot of couple kissing on boardwalk on Franklin boulevard in Long Beach New York in front of brick wallCloseup shot of couple kissing on boardwalk on Franklin boulevard in Long Beach New YorkCloseup shot of couple kissing and laughing on boardwalk in front of brick wall on Franklin boulevard in Long Beach New YorkCloseup shot of couple kissing and laughing on boardwalk in front of brick wall on Franklin boulevard in Long Beach New YorkCouple in middle of boardwalk kissing in bike lane walking toward cameraEngaged couple leaning on bench on boardwalk on Franklin boulevard kissingGuy lifting wife up into air while standing on boardwalk in Long Beach New YorkGuy lifting wife up into air while standing on boardwalk in Long Beach New YorkEngaged Couple sitting on boardwalk bench in Long Beach New York kissing shot from behindEngaged Couple sitting on boardwalk bench in Long Beach New York kissing shot from behindEngaged Couple sitting on boardwalk bench in Long Beach New York kissing shot from behind

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