Shooting wedding photography at Princeton University is always an incredible treat. It’s a potpourri of photographic opportunity, with stunning architecture. Between the buildings with huge columns, the massive ivy covered walls, and archways and alcoves throughout the campus, I’m able to make really beautiful wedding photographs around the Princeton campus.
The Prospect House sits within the Princeton University campus, and it was designed by architect John Notman, who was known for his gorgeous Italianate structures. It was formerly used to house the University President. Woodrow Wilson lived there before he became Governor of New Jersey and then the President of the United States.
The Prospect House is a terrific place for outdoor weddings. The ceremony was held in the beautiful garden area of the venue, where we shot some gorgeous bridal portraits. The bridal prep took place inside the Prospect House, and it was hard to choose a room for her to do this because there were so many beautiful rooms to choose from.
This image, shot with an AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8G lens is very graphically interesting due to the sensational windows that drench the room in sunlight. I had never worked at this venue before this wedding, and when I scouted out the Prospect House for a while before I worked there, I literally went from room to room getting more and more excited to shoot this wedding at the Prospect House. I’d imagine that President Wilson must have enjoyed his time living in such a cool place.
Location: Princeton, NJ.1/1600; f/4.5; ISO 400; 26.0 mm.