Susan Stripling Photography
Good New York Wedding PhotographerI have a soft spot in my heart for parent dances. I love watching a father of the bride dance with his daughter and the mother of the groom dance with her son. I love seeing twists on these dances, such as the bride also dancing with her mother or the groom dancing with a favorite aunt or grandmother. At this New York Botanical Gardens wedding the reception was held in the Stone Mill. The mother of the bride had just finished dancing with her son at his wedding reception and stopped to hug him before returning to her seat. My assistant was holding our off-camera flash to my left, illuminating the mom’s face. This helps bring the focus of the viewer directly to her fantastic expression. Since I was exposed properly for her face the rest of the shadows deepened, creating an even more dramatic final frame. I also love that you can see the reactions and applause of the guests in the background!
Location: 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458-5126.Keywords: New York Botanical Gardens (24), New York City (207), Stone Mill (24). 1/50; f/4.0; ISO 800; 102.0 mm.