Wedding Photography at the Plaza Hotel
Susan Stripling Photography

Wedding Photography at the Plaza Hotel

There is something so magical about a classic ballroom reception. In Manhattan there is no then you more iconic than the Plaza Hotel for such an event. The ceilings are high, the walls are gilded, and the lighting is always extraordinary. The bride and groom at this reception opted for a beautifully choreographed first dance that was an absolute joy to photograph. The plaza had done and exemplary job of lighting the ballroom and I was able to use the two lights in the back corner of the room to help illuminate my scene. Along with an off camera flash held by my assistant I use the existing lights in the room to give the image an additional dramatic effect. I was very careful to pay close attention to the choreography of the dance so that I would know exactly where I needed to be when the groom picked up the bride to twirl her around the dance floor. I finished the image in black and white so that it would clearly continue the theme of a classic New York City wedding.

Location: 768 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019.

Keywords: New York City (207), The Plaza Hotel (27). 1/250; f/4.0; ISO 2000; 24.0 mm.