When I am asked what my favorite venue in all of Manhattan is, the Bowery Hotel is always at the top of my list. It has been since moving to New York in 2008, and every time I photograph there it just becomes further and further cemented to the top of my favorites list!
With all images that I strive to create I am looking to tell the story of the scene in a way that has never been told before. At this beautiful wedding, I went looking for a place to put the bride's dress so that I could create a dynamic environmental portrait of the gown.
I was immediately drawn to the incredible view of Manhattan from the bride’s hotel suite. I knew that to truly show the grandeur of the scene I would need to go outside, but hanging the dress on the balcony many stories above the city made me more than a little bit nervous!
The funny thing about this image is that you cannot see my assistant crouched down behind that open door holding the back of the gown in her hands in case a strong gust of wind came along! I am always honored by the faith that my clients have in me and the bride allowing me to take her dress out onto the balcony only proved how much she trusted me!
Location: 335 Bowery, New York, NY 10003.Keywords: New York City (207), The Bowery Hotel (33). 1/5000; f/2.8; ISO 200; 24.0 mm.