Lavender is Bliss

Far east on the North Fork of Long Island is a beautiful lavender farm called Lavender by the Bay. My visit here has been two years in the making. I had heard about it 2 summers ago but didn’t have the chance to get out there. Last year, I finally had the chance to go but was disappointed to see on their website that all of the blooms had JUST been harvested. Finally, this year I made it!

It’s tricky because the main lavender bloom only spans about 2 weeks- an extremely short window to go enjoy the open fields. If you plan to go, check their website regularly for updates on blooming times.

I stepped out of the car and was immediately surrounded by the incredible aroma of the lavender flowers. It’s an $8 fee to enter the fields which include rows upon rows of lavender. There were a lot more bees than I expected but didn’t have a single issue. They were just minding their own business focusing on the flowers.

Of course I brought my camera along and also included 2 photos of myself below (thanks to my boyfriend!) because I just love how they came out. We spent some time in the fields and then purchased fresh bouquets of lavender to bring home. And yes, the car smelled AMAZING.

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Luke & Sam | Engagement Shoot

My close friends Luke & Sam asked me to take engagement photos for them and I couldn’t be more excited. I was even more excited when they brought lightsabers so we could take some Star Wars-themed photos at the end of the shoot.

After much deliberation on where to do the photos, Avalon Park in Stony Brook ended up being an excellent choice. The golden hour sunlight was really beautiful that day and the trees served as a beautiful bokeh backdrop for a lot of the shots.

We had a ton of laughs and it was a pleasure shooting with them. Half the time I didn’t even need to pose them or tell them what to do. Enjoy the photos and please let me know what you think!

Congratulations Luke & Sam and thank you for letting me photograph you! ❤

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