You’ve seen the behind the scenes pictures, now here are the portraits from our Manhattanhenge shoot.
Even jaded New Yorkers had to stop and stare as our four couples paraded through the streets of Manhattan together in their wedding attire. Before the sun began to set, Craig, Jean, David, Courtney, a handful of our second shooters and our two fabulous interns were able to capture each of our couples outside the steps of the New York Public Library. The ladies all looked gorgeous in their wedding dresses and the men looked equally handsome in their tuxes. With the pressures of the wedding day off, all of our brides and grooms were totally at ease in front of the camera. These photographs prove that the love between each of these four couples only grows stronger with time.
Once we got uptown we looked to the horizon and saw no bright sun between the buildings, just a beautiful low ceiling of clouds. I’ll admit we were a bit nervous that nature would thwart our much anticipated shoot but we knew that even if we didn’t get that unique twice yearly sunset, we would at least be able to give our couples a great set of portraits from in front of the library.
A couple of minutes before the sun was due to set, we walked over to 42nd street and just as we walked on to the street a bright orange orb suddenly burst out from behind the clouds. It was a more subdued version than what we might have gotten on another day, but spectacular nonetheless. We battled the crowds and quickly got some shots of the couples on the street before the sun crept below the horizon. Walking back to Grand Central we snapped a few more of the couples in front of the Chrysler Building and stopped for a drink in Grand Central Station.
Thanks again to Becca & Ian, Lauren & Chap, Morgan & John and Nina & John and the fabulous Sharon Becker for volunteering to be a part of our Manhattanhenge photoshoot! It was great to see all of you again and we had a blast! See you again next year?