Susan Stripling Photography
The Plaza Hotel Wedding PhotographsThere are so many incredible locations to photograph a bride and groom in the Plaza Hotel that I hardly know where to begin. One of my favorite locations is the grand staircase near the ballroom. After the bride and groom saw each other for their first look we took a few moments to take some photographs of the two of them at this iconic Manhattan wedding venue. I chose to take this picture from the top of the stairs because I saw the bride and groom reflected in the right side of the frame. I used a wide angle lens so that I could capture the grandeur of the staircase while also including the reflection in the final photograph. My goal when photographing a bride and groom together on their wedding day is to document their relationship without overly posing them in a way that will not feel natural to them. I simply asked the bride and groom to hold hands and take a slow walk down the staircase while continuing to maintain eye contact as much as possible and talking to each other the entire time. This resulted in a final photograph that illustrated the way they naturally interact together.
Location: 768 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019.Keywords: New York City (207), The Plaza Hotel (27). 1/160; f/4.5; ISO 4500; 24.0 mm.