A week in New York, how exciting. And not just a vacation trip, but also a few smaller jobs. I’ll admit, there really are worse jobs out there than photographing a wedding in New York’s Central Park and then cruising through New York City in a limousine afterward. Only the weather did not want to play along. Of course it happened to be the only rainy day during my trip to the Big Apple. But we didn’t that put a damper on our mood. Since it started raining during the ceremony, we decided spontaneously to take a few pictures in Grand Central Station. A famous location that is also known for not allowing the use of a tripod without a permit. But you can pretty much always find something to rest the camera on, and I think this classic image is a must-do if you’re getting married in New York. Before our time with the limo ran out, we had the driver take us to Brooklyn. The rain had subsided by then and we were able to take a few photos with a great view of the skyline before the driver started to get antsy. I’m not sure if he realized that a bottle of bubbly had exploded in his limo earlier. I’m amazed by my sharp reflexes, which makes me love that picture even more and I’ve declared it as my favorite from that day.
A funny side note: my assistant for all this was Johannes. He had also gotten married in New York a few years earlier, also in Central Park, organized by that same wedding planner and performed by the same justice of the peace. A small world, indeed.
© Patrick Ludolph – Wedding Photographer New York