Susan Stripling Photography
Key West Wedding PhotographerI began my career as a wedding photographer in Florida and when I moved to New York in 2008 I missed shooting on the white sand beaches with the clear blue water in the background. I especially loved photographing weddings in Key West and it’s always a treat to go back and revisit! At this 2011 Key West wedding at the Ocean Key Resort the bride and groom were married at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. After a beachside wedding ceremony we had an hour together to walk around the park and take their portraits together. It was a beautiful day so the park was crowded with lots of tourists and beach-goers. In order to isolate the bride and groom from the rest of the crowd I chose to use my 70-200mm lens at a longer focal length to create a sense of closeness between the bride and groom and the boat out on the ocean. I love this photograph because it seems like the bride and groom are alone with the setting sun - when that couldn’t be further from the truth!
Location: 0 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040..Keywords: Key West (3), Ocean Key (3). 1/5000; f/5.0; ISO 400; 116.0 mm.