One of the first questions a wedding photographer gets asked the second they announce to the world their engagement is, “Who’s gonna photograph your wedding?” Because really, as a wedding photographer, we know more than anybody what to look for, what constitutes a great wedding photographer and what gets classified as a great image. For those of us not married, we often wonder who we might hire if we were to get married (or is that just me? My answer is Roberto Valenzuela, in case you’re wondering, with Jerry Ghionis second shooting).
High on many photographers’ lists would be Joe McNally. With a long list of accomplishments and a successful career spanning 30 years, McNally is well respected within this photography community. This past week, McNally, a Nikon Ambassador, hopped in the Wedding Truck – a fully functioning, portable photography studio – and offered portraits to the newlyweds outside of New York City’s City Hall. On June 4th and 5th, McNally invited all couples who held a “New York state marriage certificate validating that they were married at city hall in NYC during the week of June 1 to June 5, 2015” to be photographed for free.
It’s part of Nikon’s “I Am Generation” campaign, so of course, McNally used a Nikon D750 along with a selection of Nikkor lenses and Nikon Speedlights. Most of these couples won’t recognize who Joe McNally is, but they will have some beautiful portraits to remember their wedding day by, thanks to one of the top photographers in the industry.
To see some of the images of the couples, head on over to Glamour.