Metropolitan Building Wedding, New York, Long Island City – Wedding Photography by Josh Wong
The Metropolitan Building Wedding by far has been one of my favorite places to shoot. I’ve shot weddings as well as editorial fashion shoots here and I never tire of coming here. It really is a photographer’s dream to shoot here. When Michelle and Matt contacted me to shoot their wedding and told me that this was their venue, I couldn’t have been more excited.
What makes this building special, is that it was originally an electrical parts factory and was later converted to be used as storage space to accommodate a variety of artisan studios and workrooms. Many of the supplies and furniture from these artists are still in storage throughout this building which provides great setups for shooting in different areas and corners of the building. There are 14-foot ceilings, windows all around, and exposed brick walls. There is a carpentry shop too, which I haven’t even gotten to yet (maybe next time), and a huge inventory of antique props like chairs, lampshades, fabrics, mirrors, wardrobes, chests, trunks, and dressers. I always have a million ideas of cool photoshoots of this place.. yet … just not enough time.
As for Matt and Michelle’s wedding, It was absolutely stunning. The details, the flowers, her gorgeous Marchesa wedding dress, and the color schemes came together beautifully. Congratulations to Michelle and Matt! Enjoy!