I met Anastasia several years ago when I photographed her sister Ariel’s wedding on Peaks Island. And while I’m not actually going to be photographing Anastasia and Joseph’s wedding next year (since it is being held in New York), she had determined long ago that she would have her engagement photos done on Peaks, and after seeing her sister’s wedding photos it was decided that I would be the photographer!!
Their family, known as ‘The Greeks of Peaks’ have been summering on the island for generations, and it is a spot that holds a very special place in all their hearts. I was beyond excited to be asked to shoot Anastasia and Joe’s engagement photos; I always love being a part of families as they grow, but when I got off the boat and saw Anastasia’s tutu skirt, I was thrilled! This is a girl who knows what she wants, and knows how to have a good time!! Nothing was off limits for their shoot, and we had a blast buzzing around the island in their rented golf cart. Anastasia and Joe had scouted several locations that they wanted to use, and we improvised a few more, lucking out when their neighbor showed up with a restored old pick-up, and then when the sun set through perfect pink clouds on the beach of TEIA where her sister’s wedding was held.
Thanks for an awesome shoot Anastasia and Joe, all my best to you both on your wedding day next year, and beyond!