My style is simple but I believe that my images should speak volumes - about who you are as a person, about the relationship between a newly married couple, about the subtle nuances of everyday life. I strive to create images at each and every wedding that illuminates the relationships; both of each individual family and the new family being created that day. My goal is to provide you with a documentary-based illustration of your wedding day with minimal guiding or posing. It's not my intention to just "make pretty pictures" but to truly make images that capture the relationship between two people in love.

Coverage & Travel

I am often asked questions involving my prices, travel policies, timelines for delivery, albums, and other wedding coverage details. I've compiled the most-asked questions here for you. I hope you find these answers helpful! Please don't hesitate to contact the studio if you have any questions not answered here. I hope to hear from you soon!

I can absolutely understand why you'd ask this.  After all, if you're applying for a job, it's customary to list your previous places of employment as references.  I don't provide client references to prospective wedding couples for a few reasons.  First of all, any reference I would give you would be biased - of course I'd choose clients that I know would speak most glowingly about myself and my services!  Second of all, I truly respect my clients' investment in my services and work, and could never ask a client to market for me on their own time.  If you'd like to read reviews about Susan Stripling Photography, please check out Wedding Wire!  I'd also recommend that you talk to any vendors you have already commissioned for your wedding date and ask what the experience of working with me is like!

Copyright is something that I get asked about often.  Many photographers include a "copyright release" in their contracts, which generally just means the same as a release to have your images printed by yourself, or any lab you choose.  That's not the same as obtaining copyright!  Copyright simply means that I am the creator of the images, and I "own" the copyright.  Selling or obtaining "the copyright" is not possible, but you will have the ability to print and share your images as much as you'd like!


I hope these frequent style questions will help explain my approach on the wedding day. While I hope the work shared in my portfolio tells a clear story, if you have any further questions about my style of photography please don't hesitate to ask.

Business & Details

I am often asked important questions about the business side of working with me as your wedding photographer. This section includes all of those questions, from business insurance to food! As always, if you have any further questions about anything at all, please don't hesitate to contact me.

For Photographers

For those wedding photographers perusing this site - hi there! I have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions in regards to my work, gear, vendors that I adore, and resources that will help you with your own wedding photography.

You are so sweet to ask, but probably not.  I love meeting new photographers, but my schedule doesn't often permit coffee breaks like these! 

Actually, I do.  I have a degree in theatre, and that will always be my first love.  I spent years dancing and training for a career in theatre, only to graduate from college and think "Eh, this might not be for me."  A summer spend interning at a Broadway theatre and a handful of very stressful auditions later, and I knew that I didn't want to make my career as a performer.  I adore weddings because they marry everything that I love about the theatricality of a stage production with the beautiful drama that is everyday life.  I love witnessing moments unfold and unfurl.  I love watching a day grow and swell from beginning to end.  I love the delicate three-act structure of a wedding day.  I'm not a swooning newbie proclaiming that I love love, but I do love weddings.  Honestly.

Oh yes I do!  I am a hugely voracious reader, barreling through book after book (often in lieu of sleeping).  I love crossfit, hate yoga, and barely tolerate running.  I see as many theatrical productions as I can. I love to travel.  Mostly, I just love being in the presence of my family.  I have a really great husband, some excellent step-daughters, and two wonderful, delightful daughters.  I am also wildly, deeply, insanely in love with Chloe, who is honestly the best dog ever.

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