Lighthouse Photography Dream Weddings was founded in the early 2000s by Florio Tilinca and his wife Monica. Their passion for the visual arts and their dedication to high quality imagery has helped propel the company as one of the most reputable wedding photography studios on Suffolk County Long Island.
Florio’s passion for upscale photography began in his childhood, where he was surrounded by gorgeous European architecture, art and literature. He was born in Bucharest and raised in Transylvania, Romania, where he met his wife Monica. Together, they started to passionately capture beauty and love at gorgeous venues. They established that Florio was to closely observe all of the companies wedding sessions, meanwhile Monica was to focus on the post production process of the company.
Lighthouse Photography Dream Weddings is located in the historical village of Port Jefferson. Since its founding, the company has added several amazing photographers to the team, every single one has been personally trained and endorsed by Florio and Monica.
The staff is consistently researching the newest and most stunning wedding albums available on the market. The company strives to deliver unique albums tailored for each couple through the editors creative use of color and texture.
Currently, Lighthouse Photography Dream Weddings offers various album options from sleek flush mount albums to true rustic organic albums and soft cover magazines. The company prides itself on the endless options that couples may choose from for their albums. In shorter terms, our philosophy is that each couple is unique, each wedding is different, and thus each album should be as well.
Lighthouse Photography’s portfolio includes celebrities such as Samantha Gutterman, (the most awarded Broadway Producer’s daughter) and John & Maria Santucci (John is one of the co-producers of the beloved show ”Good Morning America “ and ABC producer on politics at the White House).
However, the portfolio is not simply filled with upscale celebrity weddings. It also incorporates the wonderful whimsical backyard weddings, and everything in between.
Lighthouse Photography team is endlessly inspired by our amazing Brides and Grooms and their love stories.
Suffolk County /ˈsʌfək/ is a suburban county on Long Island and the easternmost county in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the county’s population was 1,493,350, estimated to have decreased to 1,492,583 in 2016, making it the fourth-most populous county in New York. Its county seat is Riverhead, though most county offices are located in Hauppauge. The county was named after the county of Suffolk in England, from where its earliest European settlers came.
Suffolk County incorporates the easternmost extreme of the New York City metropolitan area. The largest of Long Island’s four counties and the second-largest of 62 counties in New York State, Suffolk measures 86 miles (138 km) in length and 26 miles (42 km) in width at its widest (including water).
Suffolk County was part of the Connecticut Colony before becoming an original county of the Province of New York, one of twelve created in 1683. From 1664 until 1683 it had been the East Riding of Yorkshire. Its boundaries were essentially the same as at present, with only minor changes in the boundary with its western neighbor, which was originally Queens County but has been Nassau County since the separation of Nassau from Queens in 1899.
According to the Suffolk County website, the county is the leading agricultural county in the state of New York, saying that: “The weather is temperate, clean water is abundant, and the soil is so good that Suffolk is the leading agricultural county in New York State. That Suffolk is still number one in farming, even with the development that has taken place, is a tribute to thoughtful planning, along with the excellent soil, favorable weather conditions, and the work of dedicated farmers in this region.”
As you plan your dream wedding and add up the various costs involved, it is reasonable to consider implementing some cost-cutting measures.
But in regards to capturing your big day on camera, here are five reasons why you should never penny-pinch on your wedding photography by requesting your friend or family member with that fancy camera to help you out. Wedding photography is about telling a story. It is for this reason especially, why you should hire a professional wedding photographer.
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My husband and I LOVE the Lighthouse !!! We booked with them a year & a half before our wedding and we have enjoyed working with them ever since. Florio has made us feel as though we are family and has always been prompt with responses and any thing else we need! The team was professional and genuinely excited on our wedding which made working with them even more wonderful. We have only seen teasers from our wedding pictures thus far, but they are absolutely beautiful and we KNOW we will be impressed with all of the pictures and the video. I would recommend them to my friends, my family, to every one!! –
Kelly Anne, 5-31-2013 – Weddingwire Review
Absolutely love Lighthouse Photography!!! Monica was always fantastic to work with. Our main photographer was Joe, who made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and he made the shoot super fun. For our wedding we got to work with Joe again, and this time Kevin joined as our second photographer and Jonathan for video. Needless to say we couldn’t have picked a better team to capture our wedding – this is the best team on Long Island!!!
Maria 6-3-2017 – Weddingwire Review
Florio and his team were absolutely incredible, he captured everything we were looking for and we had so much fun working with them on our wedding. Our pictures are absolutely stunning and I haven’t been able to stop looking at them, many of our friends have said they are some of the most beautiful wedding photos they’ve ever seen. I would recommend Lighthouse a million times over!
Shannon, 5-20-2017 – Weddingwire Review
The Lighthouse team is amazing! We booked Florio and company 18 months before our August wedding and since then, it has really been a dream to work with them. From the first meeting, to our engagement photos with Florio, to our wedding photos, thank you cards, video and soon-to-be albums, they made the entire process as easy and stress-free as possible. Monica and I were in contact often – she is sweet, professional, punctual and a delight to work with! Florio’s vibrant personality and sense of humor made us feel comfortable in front of the camera during both our engagement photos and on our wedding day. Flora and his team did a great job not only of capturing our wedding perfectly, but also keeping us on time/on a schedule throughout. He has such a talent and creative eye – we were so happy with the way our pictures came out and will treasure them for years and years to come! We made the best decision in booking Lighthouse for our wedding!
Christina, 8-21-2015 – Weddingwire Review
We booked this company after working with Florio in another wedding my husband and I were in. After seeing how he handled my girlfriends special day I knew I wanted him to capture my wedding. We were lucky enough to have Florio and Luis and they were both professional, fast, perfectionists, and passionate. They made sure the shots and lighting were exquisite. They took special requests all day long as well as capturing all the moments one would want on their wedding day. Besides actually getting married the photographer is the most important part of the wedding as they will capture the moments you’ll cherish for life and look back upon. We know that we had the best with this company and would recommend them if you want to have fun and have the most beautiful pictures you could dream of ! They made sure to be efficient without rushing but making sure we enjoyed our party as much as possible. We are looking forward to seeing the memories captured by these amazing artists !!!! Thank you Florio and Luis we loved working with you both !! – Rob and Lindsey Semprini
Lindsey, 9-26-2017 – The Knot Review
Absolutely adore Lighthouse !! Florio and Monica are a pleasure to work with. They came highly recommend by a few friends of ours and we were not dissapointed. We knew from the moment we met them that we wanted them to do our wedding. Monica and Florio were so welcoming and we really vibed with them both. My January winter wedding was nothing short of magical and the lighthouse team played a huge part in that! We are forever grateful !
Cherish, 2-12-2017 – The Knot Review
One of the best decisions we made throughout the wedding planning process was choosing Lighthouse. From the start, Monica was a pleasure to work with to design the perfect photography and videography package for us. She stayed involved throughout the entire planning process, helping schedule our engagement shoot and coordinating the day-of schedule for our wedding. Our lead photography was Florio, the owner. I cannot say enough wonderful thing about Florio. His expertise is obvious and his outgoing personality and enthusiasm were infectious. He made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera, something we are not used to, at all! We also had the pleasure of working with Louis (2nd photographer), Danielle (assistant) and Jonathan (videographer) on our wedding, who were also incredibly professional and lovely to work with. We received our wedding photos less than two months after the wedding and are already working on our albums! The Lighthouse team beautifully captured the best day of our lives so far and we are so very grateful. Thank you again for providing us with a means to relive the most magical day over and over again.
Danielle, 8-19-2016 – The Knot Review