Susan Stripling Photography
Wedding Photographs at the Plaza HotelThe ballroom at the Plaza Hotel is an extraordinary canvas for floral designers to work with. It is always a joy to see what they come up with to decorate an already incredible space. The extremely talented team at Floralia created showstopping centerpieces for this ballroom wedding reception. Out of all of the ballrooms in Manhattan the Plaza is instantly recognizable for it’s elegance and simple grandeur. I photographed this space with my 70-200mm lens so that I could use the compression of the long lens to create the illusion that the tables were closer together than they were. This gives an intimacy to the final frame that reflected what it felt like to be in that room on that particular wedding day. I was very careful when composing the image to place the floral centerpiece on the left in the exact center of the beautiful wedding arch behind it. This attention to background detail is one of the hallmarks of my work and something that I am always striving to perfect with every wedding image that I create.
Location: 768 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019.Keywords: New York City (207), The Plaza Hotel (27). 1/320; f/2.8; ISO 8000; 98.0 mm.