Liberty Warehouse wedding photo
Susan Stripling Photography

Liberty Warehouse wedding photo

Every Liberty Warehouse wedding photo is an opportunity to show yet another aspect of this fantastic wedding venue. I love watching the light change and the venue practically change entirely as it is illuminated differently throughout the day. On this particularly dramatic summer day, the bright blue sky gave way to a majestic burnt-orange sunset. I wanted to showcase the bride and groom against the gorgeous sky, but wasn’t moved by any of the options right in front of me. If I photographed them against the railing that goes around Liberty Warehouse, separating it from the water, you’d see the railing bisecting the bride and groom’s bodies at the waist. I liked the graphic element of the railing, but not how it cut the couple in half. I saw this staircase leading up to the second floor of the Liberty Warehouse, and immediately knew that it would give me the graphic interest that I wanted without the added distractions. I love how the bride and groom are sharply silhouetted against the late-day sky. I love how the awning over the landing and the stairs going upwards contrast neatly with the puffy clouds and sweet pose of the couple. Most of all, I love how the bride and groom are situated on the right third of the frame, letting the clouds lead you into and out of the image.

1/8000; f/4.0; ISO 100; 70.0 mm.