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Liberty House Weddings

If it’s not the most recognizable view in the world, it’s certainly one of them: the New York City skyline taken from the Liberty House Restaurant wedding venue. It’s an incredible backdrop for any New York City are wedding photo.

I think this image has even more impact because of the time of day it was taken. We waited until dusk, which was the perfect time for a night shot of the Manhattan skyline. The clouds were low in the sky, and they added a cool dimension to the image. We took a stroll around the grounds, and we made several images using different portions of the city as a backdrop. I intended to make it appear as though the light illuminating the bride and groom was originating from the street lamp, but it was a flash triggered from behind the subject that was the main light source.

It’s hard not to make beautiful, dramatic wedding photos with the skyline, and weddings at the Liberty House Restaurant give me the chance to approach these photographs at various times of the day. This is just one of many images during the day. There are various photo opportunities all around this venue; every angle yields a different breathtaking view of the Big Apple.

There is also a great old train station next to the 9/11 monument just seconds from the venue. It’s a superb area to shoot a wedding, and I look forward to each time I have an event there.

Location: 76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305.

1/50; f/3.5; ISO 500; 92.0 mm.