The Madison Hotel in Morristown New Jersey is a remarkable exquisite wedding venue for so many reasons. If offers couple different options for wedding ceremonies and receptions. You can choose between its gorgeous observatory, or one of its stunning ballrooms.
I must admit that the Madison Hotel suites are great to photograph the bridal preparations. The interior is classy, a little edgy and elaborate. The natural light is always gorgeous in the suites which is a huge benefit for bridal portraiture.
This picture of our stunning bride Lisa was taken at one of the Madison Hotel suites. The make up and hair was already done, the bride had her wedding gown and veil on, she just had a first look with her father and there was couple minutes left before leaving for the first look to see her groom. Lisa's beauty is one of a kind and I wanted to highlight all her stunning features in the best way possible. I love to photograph the bridal portraits with a wide opened aperture. So I asked her to sit on the floor (luckily, her dress allowed that) right next to the window and look up. I took this shot from above standing on a windowsill. An almost black bridal suite carpet was a huge plus which allowed me to have this dark moody background to highlight the bride's dress and her veil.
Canon 5D mark III; ISO 400; 85mm; f/1.8; 1/160 sec.
Location: 1 Convent Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960.