Michael ONeill Wedding Portrait Fine Art Photographer Long Island New York
Waterfront Sunset Weddings Long Island New York
Long Island, New York is famous for it’s waterfront wedding reception venues. I’ve worked at them all. Bridgeview Yacht Club in Island Park, The Riviera in Massapequa, Chateau La Mer in Lindenhurst, Lombardi’s on the Bay in Patchogue, Oceanbleu in Westhampton Beach, Gurney’s Inn and The Montauk Yacht Club at Montauk, Crescent Beach Club in Bayville, The Harbor Club at Prime in Huntington, Lombardi’s on the Sound in the Belle Terre section of Port Jefferson and countless others that I can’t remember right now. The image you’re looking at here was created at one of my favorite wedding reception venues, The Venetian Yacht Club in Babylon, NY. Located at the end of Fire Island Avenue, The Venetian overlooks the Great South Bay on Long Island’s south shore. It seems as if every time I’m at this location Mother Nature provides a beautiful sunset backdrop for my brides and grooms. As you look around this web site you will find many sunset images from The Venetian and amazingly all of them are different...unique. This view is looking east from the outdoor waterfront patio. The sun obviously sets in the west so we waited until just after sunset to capture this image. In the few minutes after the sun sets it’s colors are reflected up into the sky and the receding light highlights the clouds in the sky. Great sunset wedding pictures are sometimes created as the sun goes down and sometimes after it has already set. Every day is different so I don’t look at the almanac...I look to the sky for my cue to take great wedding sunset photos.