The Bowery Hotel Wedding Photographers
Susan Stripling Photography

The Bowery Hotel Wedding Photographers

I always love when the schedule of the wedding day allows me time to create beautiful portraits of the bride alone. This particular style of photograph is something that I have been shooting since 2003 and have been striving to improve upon every single year since. When possible I love to position the bride near an open light source such as a window or an open door. I am looking for a gently defused spill of light onto her face. I always photographed this type of portrait with my 85 mm f/1.4 Nikon lens set to f/1.4. At this wedding at the Bowery Hotel in New York City I simply positioned the bride near the windows of her hotel suite and allowed the late day light to illuminate her face. Sometimes these portraits are the first time that the bride has truly been aware of the camera all day and might be the first time she has made direct eye contact with me through my camera lens. I always strive to make brides and grooms feel comfortable being photographed by me and my greatest reward while taking a portrait like this is an open and honest smile from my clients.

Location: 335 Bowery, New York, NY 10003.

Keywords: New York City (207), The Bowery Hotel (33). 1/1600; f/1.4; ISO 200; 85.0 mm.