This is, without a doubt, one of my favorite wedding photos that I've ever captured. There was something so special about this couple. They are the grandparents of a groom from a Cescaphe Event Group wedding. I made this photo during the family photo portrait session. I escorted the
grandparents over to this bench after I photographed them with their families. I glanced back at them a few times and couldn’t help notice how amazing their interaction was with one another. I excused myself from the family session to make a few frames
of them without their knowledge.
This photograph was taken near the Second Bank of the United States on the grounds of the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia. Wedding photos in Independence Park are great because the natural light is probably the best in the city. Brick buildings, stone columns, fountains, and lush green areas offer an incredible mix of photographic opportunities. Photos by the Second Bank, Washington Square Park, and Independence National Historical Park are naturally beautiful and full of American history.
To shoot in this location, you'll need to acquire a permit from the Independence National Historical Park Commission. Use this link, and you can download the form to submit. Some minor fees are associated with the permit; however, it's well worth it. I have found that we're usually asked for a permit when we don't have one!
Location: Philadelphia, PA.1/160; f/2.8; ISO 400; 200.0 mm.