It has been an honor to work with wedding couples, portrait clients, and other amazing people during my career as a photographer. I have photographed over eight hundred weddings, and am always so honored when clients take the time to leave such kind notes about my services and my work on review sites.
This small sampling of reviews have been collected from just a few of the sweet words clients have left about my services.
Sarah + Jim
Married : Battelo, Jersey City
Sarah's words : My friend's husband is a wedding photographer, and when I first got engaged, he recommended that I check out Susan Stripling's work. The admiration that he, as a professional wedding photographer, gave Susan made me pull out my phone and scroll through her Instagram feed. Every single picture is absolutely gorgeous. I highly recommend you look at her Instagram and website if you haven't already. I talked with my fiance, and he agreed that we could book her. We booked her and our venue around the same time to make sure that they were both available.
Working with Susan is an absolute treat. Her years of experience is very apparent when speaking to her. She answered all of my questions and set me at ease. She also helped with recommendations of other vendors that she's worked with in the past.
On the day of, somehow she managed to wrangle both of our families efficiently even though at times I'm sure it was like herding cats. It was amazing watching her work. For our first couples picture, she led us to this spot. Two minutes later, the light changed (undetectably to my untrained eyes), and she had us move slightly to the left. And what do you know.. the pictures afterwards turned out just as she had predicted. The light was perfect.
Throughout the evening's flurry of events, I didn't even notice when she was taking pictures because she didn't set up crazy flashes throughout the venue. She had a very simple setup, and it worked to get photos with much more natural lighting. I'm so happy with how all of the pictures turned out.
I can't speak highly enough of Susan and her work. I wish I could give her more than 5 stars.
Bridget + Harry
Married : Park Hyatt at the Bellevue, Philadelphia
Bridget's words : There isn't enough space for me to express my gratitude to Susan for shooting our June 4th wedding at XIX in Philly. I'm notoriously long winded so will try and be as brief as possible. Susan is awesome; her assistant is awesome; even her dog is awesome! She was easy to work with, professional, and creative. We felt like celebrities doing a photo shoot during our first look around Philly! The photographs Susan took are beautiful, we love them and we've received so many compliments on them. Many of our guests and friends are now following Susan on Instagram--I recommend to anyone reading this to spend two minutes right now and check out her gorgeous photos of the Hamilton cast and you'll see for yourself that the 5 stars are well deserved. The value we received for the price we paid was well worth it. If only Susan was there to capture all of life's big moments! I would highly recommend Susan to any couple looking for a wedding photographer.
Married : Studio 450, Manhattan, New York
Married : Surf Club New Rochelle, New Rochelle, New York
Jennifer + Matthew
Married : The Merion, Cinnaminson, New Jersey
Stephanie + Sal
Married : Giandos on the Water, Brooklyn, New York
Kelly + Ryan
Married : The Arts Ballroom, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Kelly's words : I LOVE Susan. I cannot even begin to express how extremely happy I am with my photos already, and I have only seen a handful as I haven't gotten them all back yet. But what I have seen makes me jump up and down with giddiness, they are so beautiful. She is a true artist and sees the most creative and beautiful things through her lens. American Photo has named her one of the best for 2012 and it's no surprise why, she's brilliant. She aims to please and will get that epic shot of your day, and then some. I'm considering hiring her for another bridal concept shoot in the spring!
Thayer + Jay
Married : the Colony Club, Manhattan, New York
Thayer's words : Susan was amazing! She was funny and made us all feel very at ease. Our pictures turned out great and it was really great to spend the day with her - it felt like hanging out with an old friend, not an awkward glamour shots session! From the moment I saw her work I knew she was the right choice and I'm so glad that she was able to be there on our big day to capture it all. Thanks Susan!