I have one personal goal when I’m photographing a wedding; to create an impactful image that I’ve never created before. Something that speaks to me and my style; a photo that I swoon over. It’s not always easy, but I test myself weekend after weekend to try and achieve it. The photo below was created at Nanina’s in the Park, just after the sun went down. The couple had asked me to recreate a photograph that I had previously taken of another bride and groom silhouetted and backlit from the balcony of the bridal room. I obliged, but secretly wanted to try something new. While waiting for the couple to get in position, I noticed that the candles from the ceremony were still lit and stored under the chuppah.

Throwing caution to the wind, I asked Stephanie and Jason if they could sneak down during the cocktail hour and help make a portrait of them surrounded by candles, while I shot down from the bridal suite balcony. They jumped at the chance, and with the help of the awesome staff at Nanina’s and some flash assist from Moses Cruz, we created what I think is a memorable photo that Stephanie and Jason will cherish.

Naninas in the Park Wedding Photo