Susan Stripling Photography
Cinnaminson Wedding PhotographerI like to try and photograph the bride’s engagement ring with the wedding bands before the ceremony but that isn’t always possible. The groom usually has the wedding bands and it’s not always possible to get them brought to wherever the bride is getting ready. I photograph the bride’s ring pre-ceremony as often as possible and if the bride and groom express a desire for a picture with all of the rings together I’ll borrow them during the reception for a portrait. At this winter wedding in 2012 the bride and groom gave me their rings during the middle of their reception at the Merion in Cinnaminson, New Jersey. I took the rings out into the cocktail hour space where there was still a tower of champagne glasses remaining from the earlier festivities. I arranged a circle of these glasses and positioned tea lights under them for additional illumination. Don’t worry, I washed the rings with soap and water before returning them to their owners!