New York Wedding Photographers
Susan Stripling Photography

New York Wedding Photographers

I have been shooting weddings for thirteen years and it is always wonderful to be introduced to new religious traditions and customs unfamiliar to me. on this particular wedding day I was treated to not only an Indian ceremony but a Christian ceremony as well at New York’s Skylight West. Under the impeccable event design and coordination of David Tutera the entire Skylight West venue was transformed into first a blood-red Indian tented ceremony room, then a gorgeously hip cocktail hour space, then an indoor garden for the Christian ceremony (complete with a full grassy indoor meadow), and finally a rooftop dining paradise. The bride wore a delicate Oscar De La Renta dress for her Christian ceremony and was decorated in J Scott private jewels. Sonnier and Castle provided the exquisite catering for the wedding dinner and Luxe Glow decorated the bride with a silvery Mendhi. The cinematographer documenting the entire wedding was Ray Roman And I was so captivated by his incredible style that my husband and I later hired him to film our very own wedding. While preparing to leave for Skylight West for the first ceremony of the day the bride had a few moments of peace while her husband to be in one of her bridesmaids draped her headpiece. I chose to photograph this quiet portrait with my 85mm f/1.4 lens so that I could focus directly on her eyes and have them be the sole focal point of the final photograph.

Location: 500 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018.

Keywords: David Tutera (27), Indian (42), New York City (207), Oscar De La Renta (27), Ray Roman (27), Skylight West (27), Sonnier and Castle (27). 1/400; f/3.5; ISO 1250; 85.0 mm.