Susan Stripling Photography
New York Botanical Gardens Wedding PhotographerAt almost every wedding that I photograph there is a bridal party. I love getting to know the relationships of the bridesmaids to the bride and the groomsmen to the groom. At this wedding at Abigail Kirsch’s Stone Mill at the Bronx Botanical Gardens wedding the bridesmaids and the bride had a particularly close relationship that was a joy to document. After the bride and groom saw each other for the first time we boarded the Botanical Gardens trolley to tour around the property for our portrait session. I was scouting locations and turned to see the bridesmaids talking to the bride, fluffing her dress, and smoothing out her train. I knew that if I interrupted the moment it would never look that way again - nothing I can do to stage a moment will ever ring as true as the original happening. I simply waited, observed, and when the time was right I took my shot.
Location: 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458-5126.Keywords: New York Botanical Gardens (24), New York City (207), Stone Mill (24). 1/640; f/4.0; ISO 400; 70.0 mm.