Danny + Jessica ➸ Long Island, New York Engagement



I fell in love with Danny and Jess the instant I met them! They are the sweetest souls, so genuine and passionate! I am a lucky girl to get to photograph their Long Island wedding this fall and even luckier that it worked out to meet them and photograph their engagements this summer on our road trip!! These two love birds enjoy bumming around on the beach and I have a soft spot for shooting on the beach so it was perfect that our campsite backed up to this gorgeous ocean view! When we arrived and explored a little after setting up our tent I knew this had to be the spot for their session! There was a storm rolling, but held off until the very end!

Danny handmade… handmade…HAND.MADE…(making sure you’re with me) that wooden locket with the ring in it. He was inspired by the locket from the movie The Illusionist. And fiddled until he figured it out! I was in awe when he pulled that out and showed me how it worked. On top of that, he etched a design into the top that when opened it turned into two people sitting on the beach!!! Seriously. Impressed. He used this locket to propose to Jess with the ring tucked inside.

Alissa Saylor is an award winning lifestyle and portrait photographer in west Michigan specializing in intimate motherhood, family, baby, maternity, and newborn photography. 

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