Best Hamptons Wedding PhotographerIt is always a joy to be invited to photograph a wedding at a clients’ private home. The bride from this wedding had a family home in the Hamptons and the wedding was held on the beach behind her home. The tented wedding reception took place on her side lawn and was a wonderfully intimate, joyous party. Photographing Hamptons weddings in the summer are a great joy since the weather is almost always guaranteed to be gorgeous! While it rained and the sky was grey early in the day when the bride was ready to walk down the aisle the clouds parted and the sun began to shine. The weather was beautiful during the ceremony and then began raining again, creating a wonderfully cozy feel to their reception. This incredible wedding was also host to some of the most heartfelt, delightful wedding toasts that I have ever witnessed. This photo is of the bride’s father as he toasted his daughter and her new husband. I photographed this picture with a 24mm lens to create a wide scene and really show the entire reception tent. The balls of light were so bright that when I juxtaposed the father of the bride against them I was able to make a perfect silhouette of his head against the lantern. I made sure that I was angled perfectly to place his face precisely in the middle of the paper light. This is one of my favorite images that I photographed in 2009 and it was an overwhelming honor to have it win the 16x20 International Print Competition Wedding Photojournalism category at WPPI. The picture also went on to win the Grand Award in Photojournalism, one of only a handful of Grand Awards given out at the competition. Being awarded by my peers in such a prestigious competition was incredible and continues to inspire me to create memorable, compelling images for my clients and their families. Location: 840 Meadow Lane, .Southampton, NY 11968. Keywords: Hamptons (3), wppi (11). 1/50; f/3.5; ISO 1000; 24.0 mm.