Grounds for Sculpture is an incredibly unique venue for weddings. There are over 270 sculptures from such well-known artists as Clement Meadmore, Anthony Caro, Beverly Pepper, Kiki Smith, George Segal and many other renowned sculptors. The grounds are described by their website as a place where art and nature are always at play. For me, it’s a place where wedding photographers can play as well.
There is a slew of photographic opportunity flowing over the vast grounds with amazing light that strikes in all different directions. Weddings at Grounds for Sculpture have an incredibly romantic feel to them, and Rats restaurant, the reception venue, is well known for its excellent cuisine.
This image was taken during the portrait session of our bride and groom before the wedding ceremony at the Grounds for Sculpture, and we used this spectacular row of trees to create a sensational compositional element for this bridal portrait. The lens compression with my AF-S Nikkor 70-200 F2.8 VRIIG lens added to the impact of the photograph.
Shortly after we shot this image, we walked around and explored the grounds for more beautiful images. The ceremony was held at the Amphitheater at Grounds for Sculpture, and Rat’s Restaurant and Starr Events provided exceptional service for the reception.
Location: 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619.1/1250; f/2.8; ISO 250; 200.0 mm.