Susan Stripling Photography
New Haven Lawn Club Wedding PhotographerWithout a doubt the most delicious of all wedding details is the wedding cake. With so many options for custom cakes nowadays it’s always a treat (no pun intended) to see what confectionary creation the bride and groom’s chosen baker will come up with. While photographing the details of the wedding reception space I always try to take an environmental portrait of the wedding cake itself. At this reception at the New Haven Lawn Club in New Haven, Connecticut the cake on display was a perfectly simple white creation with white roses on top. My assistant held an off-camera light on the other side of the reception table pictured in the foreground. This light was to illuminate only the cake and nothing else. This created a center spot of light on my focal point in the frame. I crouched down next to the head table and shot through the core on that table so that the cake was perfectly framed by the rest of the decoration in the room. I love the sense that the cake is in the middle of the action instead of simply sitting on a table by itself.