Iryna Shostak Photography

Beach Wedding

Big city lights are always fun, but there is something truly magical about capturing the love and connection of a couple on their wedding day surrounded in ocean spray and set against a blue horizon. A barefoot wedding in the sand is as romantic and stunning as it is relaxed.

Couples don't always have to trade a traditional wedding venue location to have said "I do" in the sand. There are several venues whose shoreline location means that guests can gather on the sand for your ceremony and then return to a venue for the reception.

Not having to compromise the view for guests also means you can spend some time taking romantic bridal portraits as the wave's crash under stunning blue skies. Better yet is an option like Peter Shields Inn where the couple, and some of their wedding party, can stay the night.

Let's not forget the men who, at a beach wedding, can flaunt a more casual suit setting a relaxed and cool vibe for the day. Walking along the white sand as the brides' veil floats along with the clouds as the sand stretches out behind you is just the kind of beach wedding photography that couples dream of, and Iryna Shostak is known for.

However, couples often forget that beach weddings also offer a variety of excellent backdrops for creating wedding portraiture outside of being at the water's edge. We love finding interesting architecture or using the pier for creating candid and inspired wedding portraits.

Elegant sophistication meets stunning beach beauty at venues like Doolan's Shore Club. A mermaid dress with a stunning, beaded bodice plays well in the waves and then glitters under the crystal chandelier at the reception.

Planning a beach wedding doesn't necessarily mean going totally casual, there are several New Jersey venues which offer beach ceremonies and with indoor reception options.

Versatility is the key to a gorgeous wedding. The ability to enjoy the natural beauty of a wedding on the beach, portraits on the sand, or the pier, matched with excellent service and fine cuisine, is what a New Jersey couples can find while planning their wedding on the sand.

Contact Iryna Shostak to discuss the details of your beach wedding!