Brooklyn Botanic Garden Wedding: Tracy and Dan

This spring’s cold weather was a double-edged sword. Tracy and Dan were married in May, a bit after the traditional peak of the cherry blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Palm House. But thanks to a late-to-arrive spring, they exploded into color just at the right time. The coordinator surprised them with the idea that they could have the ceremony right out in the middle of them, and thank the photo gods that it all worked out.

Of course, the cold hadn’t quite stopped snapping. Want to creating a bonding experience for a group of bridesmaids who don’t know each other that well? Have fantastic light, flowing dresses and a ceremony in the low 50s. By the end they were huddled together, and instant friends just in time for a wild, beautiful party. I tell ym couples that cold is romantic — it makes you want to be closer together — but I didn’t realize how broadly this can be applied.

Thanks to Braham Rhodes for helping out!

  • http://www.markpacura.co.uk Mark Pacura

    Absolutely amazing. Love every single shot! Keep scratching my head looking at some of them wondering how did you do it! :-)

  • http://www.timbishop.co.uk Tim Bishop

    Some amazingly creative shots, pushing the boundaries for other photographers to not just do what is expected, but go out there and experiment! Love the group shot and shoes/city multiple focus shot. Rockin it Ryan!

  • http://www.creativeweddingphoto.co.uk Ivor Tetteh-Lartey

    Amazing canopy of pink cherry blossom for the ceremony.

  • http://www.jashimjalalphotography.com Jashim

    fan-f****n-tastic!

  • http://elissarphotography.com Elissa

    Holy balls. No, seriously, this is killing me. The shoe shot, the pink canopy of blossoms, just everything. Wowzers.

  • Dave Paek Photography

    Fantastic job – no one shoots BBG better than you!

  • http://www.martinhambleton.com Martin Hambleton

    Every wedding needs that much cherry blossom. Stunning work.

  • http://www.cacchioli.co.uk Craig Cacchioli

    Love the photos under the canopy of blossoms. Gorgeous.

  • http://www.lempacreative.com/ Dale Lempa

    Gorgeous photography. You nail it every time.

  • http://www.bardsleyphotography.co.uk Darren Bardsley

    Beautifully captured images. Love the subtle use of “lens shift”, so many photographers over use and abuse this.

  • http://www.erranstewart.com Erran Stewart Photography

    Amazing images! Absolutely fabulous!

  • http://aipimages.com David @ AiP Creative Photography

    Man I love these! I think you used the brenizer method during the ceremony, right? Looks incredible!

  • Giorgio Guglielmino

    Great pictures! I love how you captures theirs happines :) The last 2 pictures are my favs.

  • Betty Matthews Hurtado

    Amazing pictures, unbelievable talent! several favorites..

  • http://www.mercedesmorgan.com Mercedes

    Ryan these are gorgeous! That shoe shot is…wow. And that canopy of blossoms is so pretty.

  • Sally

    Which camera and post processing program do you use, Lightroom or Aperture?

  • http://californiaphotodreams.com/ Val

    Great pics. That looks like a super fun wedding!! Were they all hams or did you have to bring it out of them? Great stuff!!

  • Valokuvaaja Janne Miettinen

    Amazing stuff :)

  • http://stevekoophotography.com/ Steve Koo

    Beautiful work, Ryan. I love the recessional shot at the end of the ceremony!

  • http://www.kandidweddings.com Kandid Weddings

    Great lighting on the flash composite as well as the last shot.

  • http://www.mariocolliphotography.com Mario Colli

    Amazing Ryan.

  • Pk Kataria

    Ryan mentions that he used 20 lights for the last image but then says he only had about 30 seconds to get it done, something about using 1 light 20 times.. can someone explains what he did here please? Curious amateur photographer.

  • Frederic Swennen

    These trees…wow!

  • http://www.brillpix.com Steve Brill

    Excellent work Ryan, it certainly looks as though everyone had a great day. Really enjoyed the post, keep up the good work.