Susan Stripling Photography
Best Philadelphia Wedding PhotographerThis simple image of a bride getting ready truly shows my favorite type of lighting for a preparation scenario. The bride is positioned at the edge of the curtains, allowing the light from the window to spill across her face. The light is made more prominent by the dark background of the curtains. Her sister, who is in the same light just further from the source, is illuminated as well. There is a wonderful, natural interaction between the bride and her sister while the maid of honor fixes the veil. There is also a loving interaction between the bride and the mother of the bride. The lighting is dramatic but the image is perfectly exposed and the moments between these three women are real and unposed. I loved the bridal suite at the AKA Rittenhouse hotel in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square. The rooms were warm and inviting and the lighting was excellent!
Location: 135 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103.Keywords: AKA Rittenhouse Square (9), philadelphia (120). 1/160; f/3.5; ISO 5000; 85.0 mm.