PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES

If you’ve found this website, chances are that you’re looking for a photographer.  Whether you’re getting married, planning a party, looking to get headshots taken, wanting a portrait session, or something else entirely, you’ve come to the right place.


Established in 2002, Susan Stripling Photography has been bringing portraits, headshots, and weddings to the New York and Philadelphia area since 2008.  If you’d like to know more about each of the photography services that I offer, read onwards!

Wedding Photography


I have been a wedding photographer for the entirety of my career.  I began photographing destination weddings in Florida, where I lived in Tallahassee until the summer of 2008.  Upon moving to Brooklyn that summer, I began photographing weddings in Manhattan, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Connecticut, Washington D.C., the Jersey Shore, the Hamptons, and beyond.  

If you are looking for a wedding photographer, I promise to take care of you with excellent customer service and beautiful wedding photography.  I’ve photographed over six hundred weddings, and have been so grateful to every bride and every groom who has commissioned me to document their wedding day.

I’ve been honored with many awards cementing my place as one of the most sought-after wedding photographers in New York and Philadelphia.  Some of my most treasured awards and honors include:

  • Two Grand Awards from the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) Annual 16x20 Print Competition 
  • Many first, second, and third place awards as well as countless Honors of Excellence in WPPI competitions throughout the years
  • Being named to American Photo Magazine’s Top Ten Wedding Photographers list
  • Being honored as a Legends of Light from Profoto
  • Countless print publication features such as Town and Country, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Martha Stewart Weddings, Rangefinder Magazine, and Capture Magazine.
  • Countless online features on wedding sites such as Green Wedding Shoes, Style Me Pretty, Junebug Weddings, and more.
  • Being an educator for Creative Live, an online learning platform educating students worldwide
  • Creating The Wedding School, an online educational resource for wedding photographers 

If you are looking for a wedding photographer, whether you’re getting married in New York, Philadelphia, or anywhere in the world, please contact me and tell me all about your plans.  I’d love to hear what you’re looking for, and I’d love to document your day!

Headshot Photography


I am a New York headshot photographer, creating beautifully natural headshots for actors, actresses, dancers, and performers in Manhattan and beyond.  I offer headshots, personal branding sessions for websites and social media, and comp cards.  

My clients have appeared on and off Broadway, in shows such as Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Aladdin, Cats, Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Hello Dolly, Sleep No More, the Radio City Rockettes, and many more.  I’ve photographed winners of So You Think You Can Dance and young performers just putting on their first pair of pointe shoes.  It’s always a joy to create these portraits and headshots for the incredible performers of New York!

My headshot services include:

  • Actor headshots
  • Comp cards
  • Corporate headshots
  • Executive headshots
  • Dance portraits and audition images
  • Personal, website, and social media branding
  • Author headshots

If you’d like to learn more about my headshot services, contact us here!  I work with clients from my Industry City Brooklyn location, and look forward to meeting you soon!

Portrait Photography


I have been a portrait photographer since I was in college.  My love of photographing people led me to take my first darkroom photography class, and has led me through every part of my career since.  There are portraits at weddings, headshots are technically a special genre of photography, and everything else that I adore shooting revolves around the art of photographing people.

Portrait photography encompasses many genres.  The portraits that I have been honored to have created over the years include:

  • Glamour-style modern portraits for women
  • Boudoir portraits
  • Bridal portraits
  • Maternity portraits
  • Family portraits
  • Senior portraits

Photographing women has been a great love of mine since I can remember.  Creating portraits that make women feel and look beautiful is such a joy, and I have been so honored to meet and work with the incredible women who have visited my studio over the years.  My portraits touch on glamour with a beautifully nuanced editorial edge.  The modern portraits that I will create for you mark this incredible time in your life, whether you’re celebrating a birthday, milestone, or just want to document your unique beauty at this moment, here and now.

Boudoir portraits have also been a part of my business since I began shooting weddings.  Brides often reach out to me to document them before their wedding as a gift to their future spouse.  It’s an extraordinary time to create portraits, and it becomes an extraordinary gift for any newlywed to receive!

As a wedding photographer and portrait artist, I have always been drawn to beautifully editorial bridal portraits.  Sometimes there is great opportunity to create these portrait images on the wedding day, but often the days are so fast-paced that there is no time for a portrait session to focus on just bridal images.  For that reason, many brides choose to come into the studio for a separate session to highlight this incredible time in their lives.

Maternity portraits are another one of my favorite types of portraits to create.  I love documenting this incredibly pivotal time in the life of a new family.  

Family portraits have also been great joy to create for clients over the years.  My family portrait work began when my first weddings clients began having children, expanding their families and hearts.  I have been documenting families ever since, both for my wedding clients and for new families that I meet along the way.   

I also cherish every high school senior that I get the chance to photograph.  I well remember my own high school pictures, and it’s such a delight to create those images for the seniors and their families.  

If you are looking for portrait photography of any type listed above, or something not yet illustrated on my website, please contact me.  I create portraits both in my Industry City Brooklyn studio, and on location in New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia (and beyond!).  I’d love to hear from you! 







Weddings Engagements Portraits About Me Info and FAQ For Photographers Contact Blog