New York Public Library Wedding PhotographyI love drama. As an ex-theatre kid in high school and college, I was drawn to the fantastic three-act drama of a wedding day. You have the getting ready, the ceremony, and the reception. Each are very distinct but very important parts of the day. This particular 2014 wedding began at the St. Regis for the bride’s preparation. After a sweet first look in the St. Regis stairwell, we headed to the New York Public Library for some portraits of the bride, groom, bridal party, and families. After the portraits we went to Gotham Hall for the wedding ceremony and reception. This portrait of the bride was taken on the steps of the New York Public Library, in the beautiful breeze that follows a rain storm. The Manhattan skies opened and the rain came down as we were in our taxis traveling from the St. Regis to the Public Library. The bride and groom were absolute troupers and waited out the storm under the Public Library arches. This image was made within moments of the rain stopping. I love the dramatic arch of her veil in the wind and the look of absolute confidence and joy on her face. This remains one of my favorite portraits of a bride in 2014 but more importantly, it was a favorite of my clients!
Location: 5th Ave at 42nd St, New York, NY 10018. Keywords: Gotham Hall (2), manhattan (2), New York City (69), New York Public Library (2), St. Regis (2). 1/400; f/5.0; ISO 400; 65.0 mm.