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Bride and Groom at the Bowery Hotel

To me, wedding photographs are nothing if they’re not meaningful to the clients. I see many wedding photographers who seek to impose their "vision" on their clients, even if it’s not true to who the bride and groom are. Faux-fashion images with disgruntled brides and grooms staring in different directions, strange images of heads cut off by trees or traffic cones - I just don’t understand why anyone would want images of themselves not looking like, well, themselves! For that reason I strive very hard at every wedding I photograph to create images that ring true to the bride and groom. I want them to see themselves in their wedding photographs, not some version of themselves that I’ve invented for them. At this 2013 wedding at New York’s gorgeous Bowery Hotel the bride and groom took some time post-ceremony to take portraits on the bridal suite balcony. The couple live in Manhattan so I wanted to incorporate the city that they love into their portraits. I chose to create a double exposure that features both the couple and the city and I love the final photograph.

Location: 335 Bowery, New York, NY 10003.

Keywords: New York City (69), The Bowery Hotel (11). 1/800; f/9.0; ISO 100; 200.0 mm.