Susan Stripling Photography
Bowery Hotel Wedding PhotographyOne of my favorite wedding locations in Manhattan is the Bowery Hotel. The hotel rooms are so quietly luxurious and the light is out of this world. The ceremony spaces indoors and outdoors are both the epitome of old-world New York charm. This boutique hotel has hosted some of the most beautiful weddings I’ve photographed and it’s always a treat to work there! At this 2012 wedding, the bride and groom decided to have their pet bulldog be a part of the festivities. I have photographed many weddings where pets were included, but never one where the family dog wore a Victorian velvet waistcoat! This photo was taken during the portrait session of the bride and groom. One of my favorite getting-ready rooms for brides is at the Bowery Hotel, partly because the light is so beautiful and partly because it has an attached balcony that is perfect for family and group photos. The light is always just right there and it’s a quick and easy place to shoot. I know that many Manhattan photographers have the same problems that I do in trying to find intimate locations in the city for portraits - it’s just so crowded here! This balcony space allows you to be isolated from the crowds while still seeing the Manhattan skyline. It’s my favorite place in the entire venue to get group portraits done quickly and get the bride, groom, bridal party, and families back to their party!
Location: 335 Bowery, New York, NY 10003.Keywords: New York City (207), The Bowery Hotel (33). 1/800; f/4.0; ISO 800; 100.0 mm.