Susan Stripling Photography
New York Wedding PhotographersI have been shooting weddings for thirteen years and it is always wonderful to be introduced to new religious traditions and customs unfamiliar to me. on this particular wedding day I was treated to not only an Indian ceremony but a Christian ceremony as well at New York’s Skylight West. Under the impeccable event design and coordination of David Tutera the entire Skylight West venue was transformed into first a blood-red Indian tented ceremony room, then a gorgeously hip cocktail hour space, then an indoor garden for the Christian ceremony (complete with a full grassy indoor meadow), and finally a rooftop dining paradise. The bride wore a delicate Oscar De La Renta dress for her Christian ceremony and was decorated in J Scott private jewels. Sonnier and Castle provided the exquisite catering for the wedding dinner and Luxe Glow decorated the bride with a silvery Mendhi. The cinematographer documenting the entire wedding was Ray Roman And I was so captivated by his incredible style that my husband and I later hired him to film our very own wedding. While preparing to leave for Skylight West for the first ceremony of the day the bride had a few moments of peace while her husband to be in one of her bridesmaids draped her headpiece. I chose to photograph this quiet portrait with my 85mm f/1.4 lens so that I could focus directly on her eyes and have them be the sole focal point of the final photograph.
Location: 500 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018.Keywords: David Tutera (27), Indian (42), New York City (207), Oscar De La Renta (27), Ray Roman (27), Skylight West (27), Sonnier and Castle (27). 1/400; f/3.5; ISO 1250; 85.0 mm.