Susan Stripling Photography
Colts Neck Wedding PhotosI have always loved photographing the small intimate details and my favorite of all of those details are the bride’s engagement ring and the bride and groom’s wedding bands. This image contains everything that I love best about a powerful detail shot : a compelling background, a sense of the mood of the wedding day, and a crisply focused, perfectly exposed engagement ring. The glittery background and foreground of the image are the sparkly soles of the bride’s Rene Caovilla wedding shoes and the light source is simply a window off to the right. While I prefer to work with natural light when photographing rings if the quality of natural light is not sufficient then I will use a video light to further illuminate my subject. I love creating new and different photographs of my clients wedding rings and I am always conscious to choose a backdrop for these types of images that suits the tone of the day. At this particular wedding the bride had asked me to photograph the sparkly soles of her shoes before they became scuffed from wear. I chose to incorporate that glittery surface into the photo of the bride engagement ring and her husband's wedding band. I am always very careful when working with a macro lens for detail photography to make sure that I am shooting with inappropriate f-stop so that the entire ring is crisp and in focus.
Location: Colts Neck, New Jersey.Keywords: colts neck (9). 1/640; f/10.0; ISO 200; 60.0 mm.