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The Plaza Hotel Wedding Photographer

One of the most wonderful things about photographing weddings at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan is its’ proximity to Central Park. It’s a real treat to be just across the street from such an oasis in the hustle and bustle of the city. When I took this picture the bride was getting ready to leave the Plaza and head out for her portrait session with her groom. I had a split second before she got all the way into the car to capture this photo. One of the things that I have developed over my years of being a wedding photographer is an ability to anticipate and react to developing moments and when I saw the bride lean into the open door of the car I assessed the scene and knew immediately that there would be a brief second where her face would bisect the reflection of the buildings in the car window. I positioned myself on the other side of the car and waited until I knew that her face was in the perfect position and I fired one frame - and I had my shot. In the WPPI 2011 16x20 International Print Competition this image took second place in the Wedding Photojournalism category. Location: 768 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019. Keywords: New York City (69), The Plaza Hotel (9), wppi (11). 1/320; f/4.0; ISO 320; 24.0 mm.