Susan Stripling Photography
Stone Mill Wedding PhotographersSometimes all of the elements come together to make a perfect portrait. At this wedding at the Bronx Botanical Gardens the bride and groom worked with me on the timeline to make sure that we were outside during the best light of the day - that’s element number one. Element number two was the miraculous setting. The Bronx Botanical Gardens is gorgeous at all times of year but it was especially gorgeous this spring, setting the entire landscape on fire with reds, oranges, and bright magenta flowers. I found a patch of incredible light near one of the most vibrant of trees and placed the bride and groom directly within the branches. My Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 lens at f/4.0 was the perfect choice for this shot. I love the slight compression of the final frame while the 70mm still allowed for the inclusion of a lot of the tree in the shot.
Location: 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458-5126.Keywords: New York Botanical Gardens (24), New York City (207), Stone Mill (24). 1/800; f/4.0; ISO 320; 70.0 mm.