Liberty House Wedding: Elizabeth and Anthony

Dateline: 11/11/11 11:11:11

Elizabeth had elements of this day planned in her fancy three-ring binder for quite some time — some of them, I’m willing to bet, before she met Anthony. I don’t know if it said “Be fabulous” in there, but some things are just a given.

It’s been quite a journey for them, from playing Guess Who over cups of tea in the cafeteria to a fabulous fall day in Central Park. Weddings, of course, are not without challenges, which is something that keeps them interesting. The gods of the New Jersey Bridges and Tunnels were not kind, leaving the choice of either having the ceremony without 90 percent of the guests or having it in the pitch dark in the only place in Manhattan without lights. But it doesn’t say “problem solver” on the left-hand side for nothing. Under a canopy at night is too much for even my D3s or my eyeballs to see, but luckily I always travel with video lights. I used the help of the videographers (Peter Ferriero and team) to set up light in the corners of the gazebo, about 90 seconds before the processional had to start. Not only was there no disaster — they got to enjoy a stunning twilight ceremony with the lights of Southern Manhattan twinkling in the distance.

There’s nothing I can say about the emotion of the day, about their connection, about the fun that was had — both theirs and mine — that the images don’t say better. But it was a pleasure and honor to be there and to have my friend and phenomenal photographer John Edgar there to capture the day with me. John basically owns Canada. I hope there will be some more international team-ups in the coming year, because this was an amazing experience.

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Ryan Brenizer

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66 thoughts on “Liberty House Wedding: Elizabeth and Anthony”

  1. I thought the getting ready photos would be the standouts.. until I continued through this post.. of pure amazingness. Gorgeous couple.

  2. What a classy looking couple – and the photos, beautiful shots of the ceremony and some great angles of the preparations. All round awesome :)

  3. Awesomely depressing – I just had to turn down a trip across the pond to shoot a British couple’s wedding in Central Park… Amazing work as usual – some of those stitched BM shots are killer!

  4. Amazing work Ryan. I aspire to be like you and be able to take amazing shots like these. Thanks for the insiration.

  5. INNNNNNNNNNNNNNNSANE! Just breathtaking. From the bride, to her dress to the awesome dancing photos. Love it!

  6. The “problem-solver” therm is fantastic. Once I was shooting a birthday party and the DJ didn’t show up, guess who made music? Was a great job.

  7. Might be my favorite 2011 wedding of yours that I’ve seen… wow. Every photo posted is deliberate and perfect at telling the story of their day.

  8. So much goodness here. I am just soaking it all in; each photo is beautiful. And any bride that can rock red lipstick like this wins my heart automatically. :)

  9. I love how full of energy all these are! Even the tender moment of them sneaking in a kiss, there’s a girl with her arms up in the air and the biggest smile/laugh on her face =).

  10. Great set, as always! Every photo posted is engaging — I bet they’re thrilled. No wonder you’re famous! :)

  11. Ryan, I am quite speechless after seeing these. You have an incredible eye, and my mind has officially been blown. Thank you for sharing these.

  12. This wedding is seriously incredible… AMAZING! I love the image of the groom picking up the bride and twirling her around! Such a fun moment captured!

  13. Stunning wedding! Gorgeous couple, that bride is just a knockout!
    I love the story, just goes to show they were lucky to have you.
    one of my faves is the image of the bride looking at the camera, with the other wedding in the background. classic! her face says it all.
    Great set of images.

  14. Very nice and fabulous shots with perfect lighting. All moments and expressions are well captured. Excellent!

  15. Every time I come back and look at this post… I’m equally, if not more, blown away and thrilled that we had you that day Ryan! :)

  16. this is like a vivid story, like a flowing water,, like blowing wind and what not…….

  17. Did you guys kiss before the priest saying so ?
    How could you !?

    Wishes of a peaceful marriage with lots of kids running around the house ruining the furniture :-)

    Kind regards,


  18. Hi
    Lov lov your work i’m a nubie only 5 wedding under my belt

    can you give me some tips on lighting a reception
    like off camera flash or speed lights set up in the reception
    Hall, should i use a flash bracket like the paparazzi. I’ve tried so many
    different techniques. my last wedding i just used a high iso
    darker skin subjects seem to be more tricky in low light situations to flash or not to flash.

    wide open and was very disappointed in my results. canon 5 d mk 11.
    my old d200 work looks better. need help thanks


  19. The shot under the wood walk way is sooo amazing. I cannot imagine how little we take the time to perfect this type of work, down here in Zimbabwe

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