Susan Stripling Photography
Liberty House Wedding PhotographyI make no secret of the fact that I love sunny days. I love using the bright, dramatic sun in my wedding portraits. On the day of this 2013 Maritime Parc wedding the sun never made a single appearance. The entire day was cloudy, damp, and with a mist hanging over the Manhattan skyline. During the portrait session of the bride and groom in Liberty State Park I actually adored the weather. What I wanted to be bright and vivid was quiet and muted. I love the dreamy, misty ambience of the images from this portrait session and I especially love the dreamlike appearance of Manhattan in the background of this photograph. Compressed away from the bride and groom by my use of the Nikon 70-200mm lens, the background takes on an almost watercolor look. While this doesn’t reduce my love for the bright sunshine it does strengthen my affection for cloudy days!