Susan Stripling Photography
Loews Philadelphia Wedding PhotographerAt every turn on the wedding day I am always looking for an opportunity to make an interesting photograph. At this delightfully warm wedding at Philadelphia’s Loews Hotel the sun was setting through the gorgeous glass windows and I simply had to stop to make a picture of the bride and groom. We had just returned to the hotel after photographing the bride and groom together in Philadelphia’s Washington Square Park, which is my absolute favorite location to take portraits in the entire city. I am always incredibly honored and my clients trust me enough just stop and let me make a photograph for them even when they don’t understand what I'm looking for in the final image. We were walking past these windows and I was immediately struck by the light pouring through the glass panes. My only instruction to the couple was for them to stand close together and "do whatever" they wanted. The groom kissing the bride’s hand was a completely natural, spontaneous, unprompted action. The composition of this photograph was incredibly important to me because I wanted to select the groom against one of the open panes of glass while juxtaposing the aura of light around the bride’s head with a dark background. I had to make sure that I was positioned perfectly in order to accomplish this.
Location: 1200 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107.Keywords: Loews Hotel (9), philadelphia (120). 1/2000; f/4.0; ISO 200; 70.0 mm.