Susan Stripling Photography
Maritime Parc Wedding PhotographersOn most wedding days I have the chance to photograph the bride’s engagement ring during the getting-ready part of the day, before the ceremony. Sometimes I have the opportunity to photograph the groom’s ring and the bride’s wedding band as well - but not always. Most of the time the bands are being held securely by a groomsman and I don’t get the opportunity to document them until later in the day. At this Maritime Parc wedding that time was mid-reception. The Maritime Parc had candles in gorgeous vintage votives on the reception tables and I borrowed a few to make this image. I set the groom’s band on the table amidst the candles and used my Nikon 105mm macro at f/5.0 to take the shot. I didn’t need to supplement the light with any video light or flash because the proximity of the ring to the candles meant that the candlelight was sufficient to light the ring without aid. I love that my Nikon cameras allow me to take images in low-light conditions. At ISO 3600 this image is clear, crisp, and clean!