Most wedding photographers will probably agree that one of the top challenges they face on the wedding day is timing and logistics. In the case of Great Neck, New York-based photographer Ruben Gorjian, his couple—Natalie and Jake (who married at the majestic Carlyle of Lawrence, a.k.a. Temple Israel in Lawrence, New York) arrived much later than expected, and the getting ready, ceremony and reception locations were far away from one another.
"Driving on a weekday on Long Island took a big toll on our timeline," says Gorjian, "and so we had to cut time from the artistic pictures. Luckily, I focused these pictures in one location only, a gorgeous red room. I had pre-visualized in my head the type of shots I wanted to take, and even though the time was very limited, I was able to create the glamorous look I had in mind for their portraits."
Once they all got settled, Gorjian adds, "I really enjoyed taking the getting-ready and the more artistic pictures. Natalie and Jake were amazing and they gave me all the time and freedom to create everything I wanted on the day."
GEAR OF THE DAY
Camera: Sony a7R II
Lenses: Sony 24-70mm GM, 70-200mm GM
Lighting: Godox AD200, Godox 850II, MagMod Kit, Westcott Icelight
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