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Watermill Wedding Photographer

Watermill Caterers is one of the best venues in Long Island.  They have newly redesigned rooms that make for creative and different wedding photographs.  Their ceremony room is beautiful and photographs incredibly, not to mention the cocktail hour is one of the best Long Island has to offer.  They have a BACON BAR!!! The fat kid in me is already hungry :-) 

Being one of the best Long Island Wedding Photographers, we have photographed tons of weddings at Water Mill caterers.  When being asked to photograph a wedding at Watermill, the first thing that comes to mind is the lush grounds that provide the perfect backdrop for any situation, whether it be traditional family photos or creative and dramatic wedding photos of the newlyweds, Watermill has you covered.  I am not typically a fan of gazebos but the beautiful and detailed gazebo at the Watermill is a great addition to any wedding album.  

Because Watermill Caterers is not a one wedding at a time venue, where we start the photography session really depends on what else they have going on at the time and where the maitre d will allow us to shoot.  We typically ask to start in the back of the venue.  They have beautiful garden area which is perfect for traditional formal family photos as well as silly and quirky bridal party photos. 
If you turn to the right of the garden area, they have a great little gazebo.  We can do some fun bridal party photos there, but I usually tend to leave the gazebo alone until we are doing the bride and grooms portrait shoot.   When doing family photos and bridal party photos, I typically like to stay in the same general area.  The I like to keep the backgrounds as similar as I can for album design purposes.  Plus to move 40 + people from one location to another is a HUGH time suck and it would mean the difference in a wedding day from getting 10 - 15 different photos with the bride and groom to getting 5 photos.  Each wedding day poses unique challenges.  Most times, time itself is the real challenge.  There is only so much time in each wedding day, so we really try to make the most out of each and every hour we have with you.  
I really like to utilize as much of the grounds as possible with the bride and groom.  It is much easier to move around Watermill Caterers grounds with 4 people instead of 40.  When starting to photograph my couples, I like to start at the back of the venue in the garden area and then work my way to the front.  They have two nice bridges, I know what you are thinking, bridges? Really? Aren't they super traditional? Yes! Absolutely! But, if photographed in the right way, they can look really pretty and very artistic.  I also like the paved pathway on the side of the venue.  I love to have my couples walk hand in hand talking to each other, making dirty jokes, laughing and having a good time.  It makes for really beautiful candid wedding photos.  I like to then move to the front of the venue, they have a nice entrance way that I like to use really dramatic and different lighting that gives your wedding album that unique twist at the end.  I want you to look through your wedding album and say wow, we really did get a lot of range.  We got interesting detail photos, creative and candid getting ready and bride prep photos.  As well as traditional family photos and fun, silly and unique bridal party photos.  Then when it comes to photos of you and your husband or wife, I want you to say wow, we received candid images, creative images, traditional photos, and even dramatic and creative posed photos.  




The Watermill is a private estate located in Suffolk County, Long Island catering to weddings and special events. Owned by the Scotto family, the Watermill features mouth-watering cuisine and service with attention to every detail. Our newly renovated event venue features elegant ballrooms with handcrafted d├ęcor - a luxurious atmosphere for any event! Surrounded by lush gardens, the Watermill is a beautiful setting for your outdoor wedding ceremony and cocktail reception.

Whether you are hosting a wedding reception, special celebration or a corporate event, we offer personalized service with a focus on the smallest details. You and your guests will remember this special occasion for years to come.

" Experience personalized service with attention to every detail at our elegant Long Island venue "

For more info go to, http://www.watermillcaterers.com/