How They Met
I love Sarah’s story of how she and Jonathan met! Sarah says, “Jonathan is originally from a suburb of Pittsburgh, but moved up to NYC in 2008. I was born and raised in Queens. Jonathan and I met in November of 2013 through two of our childhood best friends who were dating at the time. Jonathan’s friend Derrick had come up from Pittsburgh to visit my friend and roommate Sue (they were newly dating and this would be our first time meeting him) and he invited Jonathan to come out with us. We’ve been together over 5 years and have a puppy named Charlie together!”
Hamptons Engagement Photos with Their Dog, Charlie
I adored Sarah and Jonathan’s sweet pup, Charlie! It was so fun to include him in their Hamptons engagement photoshoot. Sarah explained, “Our neighbors actually call the beach “Charlie’s Point” because he loves to go there with us!” Posing Sarah and Jonathan together with Charlie made for some incredibly cute photos. Charlie’s sign was absolutely perfect!
Joyful Beach Engagement Photos
I was thrilled to spend the day in gorgeous Southampton capturing the love and excitement between Sarah and Jonathan! Sarah’s great-grandfather purchased land in Southampton back in the 1940s and her father spent his summers growing up there. Sarah’s father bought a house of his own down the road, and Sarah was lucky to spend her own childhood summers in the Hamptons! As Sarah describes, “it’s my favorite place in the world to be! Since Jonathan and I have been together, it’s become one of his favorite places, too! My parents’ house is on a pond and there are spits of beach that open up to the bay. We like to kayak and paddle board over to the beach for the day and joke that it’s our “private beach” because not many people kayak over. Last August, just a few days after my 30th birthday, we were at the beach together. Jonathan turned to me and asked me to marry him! It was perfect, but I still can’t believe he kayaked over with the ring!
I returned to the beach where Jonathan proposed for beautiful beach engagement photos of Sarah and Jonathan. They even broke out a bottle of their favorite wine to enjoy while their dog, Charlie, romped around the dunes!
Sunset in Southampton
After capturing the fun and joy between Sarah and Jonathan in their Hamptons beach engagement photos, we traveled to an inlet for the sunset. The sky was painted in perfect blue, pink, and purple pastels. Sarah’s stunning red dress popped beautifully against the sunset background. The joy between Sarah and Jonathan was contagious! The two shared a sweet moment, their love outshining even the summer sun.
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Amy Rizzuto is a Hamptons wedding photographer
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