Shingled houses, periwinkle hydrangea blossoms and effortless glamour—that’s what I think of when I think of the Hamptons. And this chic New York couple’s e-sesh has that Hamptons’ style in spades, photographed by Betsi Ewing Studio. From the vintage-inspired ring designed by the Groom to the couple’s adorable yellow lab, Riley, you don’t want to miss any of this chic shoot.
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From The Bride…There’s not a day that goes by, that Sam and I don’t thank our lucky stars (and my cousin for the gentle nudge) that we found each other in the big NYC. We’ve been dating for 5 years, and this past November after a crazy week that included a whirlwind move and a surprise birthday party for Sam (mission accomplished), a little before 7am on our first Saturday in the new apartment, Sam woke me up asking to spend the rest of our lives together.
Since our first date, it’s been a package deal with the three of us (yes, that includes our lively and handsome Yellow Lab, Riley). We live in Manhattan and spend our summer weekends in Westhampton – most of our time is usually spent taking cover from the splashes of Riley’s pool dives. So when it came time to start planning our wedding, we thought a winter wedding in the city and engagement photos in Westhampton were the perfect balance. Truthfully, wedding planning has been a breeze, when things get stressful we take a wedding planning hiatus. We consider ourselves to be a great team and have made all planning decisions together – but the best part about this whole wedding is that we get to be Mr. and Mrs. in January!
Crazy weather tends to follow us whenever we make plans… so a little rain didn’t stop us from taking engagement photos with the amazing Betsi Ewing. Hopefully rain for engagement photos means a beautiful wintery white snowy wedding day!
Photography: BETSI EWING STUDIO | Dress: Asos | Engagement Ring: Custom Designed By The Groom! | Wedding Bands: Family Heirlooms | Men's Attire: Ralph Lauren | Venue: Westhampton New York
Plain and simple, this Hamptons engagement shoot from Alicia Swedenborg is just gorgeous. Maybe it’s the light, maybe it’s the gorgeous photography, maybe it’s the stunning couple, maybe it’s all of the above – whatever it may be, it makes this gallery of images as pretty as they come. See it all here.
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From the couple…As Michael, a Consultant at the management consultancy Accenture, was thumbing through stacks of resumes looking for Analysts to round out a newly formed project team, he could never have imagined that years later he would become engaged to the girl whose resume sat atop the pile. When he greeted Whitney for the first day of her new assignment, a relationship began that would evolve from professional to personal and from colleagues to couple.
Whitney and Michael would spend several months working across clients, industries, and geographies, learning from one another while collaborating on assignments. It would take two years of being close associates before a casual Friday evening on Manhattan’s Upper East Side would turn into an unforgettable night that would shape the rest of their lives. Surprising none of their mutual friends, Whitney and Michael’s relationship began over dinner, and they have never looked back.
I grew up spending every summer with my family in the Hamptons hamlet of Quogue, and lots of time in the neighboring village of Westhampton. I started bringing Mike out the first summer we started dating to spend time at the beach and with the friends I grew up with. The following summer we got our own little place and continued to do so the following 5 years. It has become a special weekend getaway for us from the NYC craziness and a place we love to bring our friends. We considered getting married out there but when we landed on a venue in Manhattan, we knew we had to take our engagement pictures there. We took pictures in the village, at our favorite bar (John Scott’s Surf Shack!), and where we stayed on Dune Road (the Beehive Bungalows).
Photographer: Alicia Swedenborg