I have wanted to photograph at the Marriot Downtown Syracuse for as long as I remember shooting weddings. This just might be the best backdrop for an indoor ceremony and reception that I’ve seen in the Upstate New York area. When it comes to elegance and class the Marriot Downtown Syracuse Hotel ( formerly Hotel Syracuse) beats all those other reception halls to the pulp. I mean look at the detail, that freaking ceiling of clouds. I think I about died and went to heaven when I walked into the place. My lovely couple Morgan and Vincent did this place justice from the flowing florals on all the tables, right down to the intricate details and beading on the bridesmaids dresses.
This wedding was a little out of the norm for me because usually I try to get outside as much as I can for portraits, but with the Marriott Downtown Syracuse’s many jaw dropping rooms and beautiful lighting we never even had to set a foot outside in order to get beautiful portraits. Also I must add, the bridal suite was quite possibly the largest getting ready room I have ever photographed, which was perfect for fitting 8 bridesmaids in.
Morgan and Vincent decided on doing a first look before the ceremony so we found a cute room to sneak away in. After that we got in all the family and group portraits and even had some hangout time in the bridal suite before the ceremony which is always a plus. Once the ceremony was over, because all of the formal pictures were taken and out of the way I mostly just shot candids the rest of the night. The dance floor was where it was the rest of the night, and honestly they are some of my favorite party pictures I’ve ever taken.
second shooter : Jussara Potter
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