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Top New York City Wedding Photographer

Every year I choose a select number of images to enter into the WPPI 16x20 International Print Competition. Judged every spring at the annual convention in Las Vegas the print competition pushes me to create stronger images that tell a clearer story. This image won First Place in the Wedding Details category in 2014 and I am extraordinarily proud of this photograph. I was photographing a bride getting ready at a synagogue on the Upper East Side in Manhattan and I was struggling with finding a good location to take a clear, beautiful picture of the bride’s wedding dress. I saw these gorgeous arched windows in the synagogue and wished that I could put the dress in the window - and then I saw the balcony. Very, very carefully and with the help of my assistant I climbed the stairs to the balcony and hung the dress in the window. Was it dangerous to climb up there? Possibly. But was so, so very worth it.

Location: 7 West 83rd St, New York, NY 10024.

Keywords: Manhattan Penthouse (4), New York City (69), wppi (11). 1/160; f/4.0; ISO 560; 105.0 mm.