The Stairway

This photo is a perfect example of how sometimes there's great images to be made even when you're setting up for a photo. This image was taken during a photo shoot inside the Hoboken Train Station in New Jersey. As my bride was climbing the stairway to a spot I chose for a photo I noticed the scale of this venue and how my bride was disappearing into this abyss. When I snapped the shutter and where I put my bride in the frame was going to be crucial in making the most of this scene. Putting my bride at the bottom center emphasized the space and architecture of the building. Capturing her left arm out, holding up her dress and her right foot in the air shows her movement up the stairway which takes this photo from a posed picture to a journalistic one. If she had both feet flat on the step or was turned towards me it would not have worked nearly as well.