Bride and Groom at the Plaza Hotel WeddingWhen you think of luxury in Manhattan you think of the Plaza. It derives its’ name from its’ location at the corner of Grand Army Plaza, right at the junction of Central Park South and Manhattan’s iconic Fifth Avenue. In 1969, the Plaza was given status as a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. In 1986, it was named as a National Historic Landmark. From the Palm Court’s stained glass ceilings to the delicacy of the Champagne bar, the Terrace Room to the Edwardian Room, the Plaza is the epitome of class and luxury. I love photographing weddings at this sumptuous hotel. The suites are superb, the lighting is lovely, and there are many, many locations to create exquisite portraits. At this 2014 winter Plaza wedding the bride and groom braved the cold for some portraits, but we ended up inside to finish out their portrait session. I absolutely adore this image of them simply sitting in this window. I got as close to the ground as I possibly could so that I could capture the reflection in the floor as clearly as I was able. I love the mirrored image in the floor. I love the gorgeous lighting coming from the window and how it matches the warmth of the Plaza walls. Most of all I love the sweetly natural interaction between the bride and groom. Without that the portrait would not be as impactful!
Location: 768 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019. Keywords: New York City (69), The Plaza Hotel (9). 1/160; f/2.0; ISO 3600; 35.0 mm.