Liberty House Wedding Photographer
Susan Stripling Photography

Liberty House Wedding Photographer

I love good light. Whether it’s natural light or manmade, the lighting in my wedding images is a crucial component to creating an impactful image. At this wedding at Liberty State Park and the Maritime Parc, the bride was getting ready in a New Jersey hotel room. The makeup artist had positioned her station near the window and the bride was facing the light. This was an ideal scenario to make beautiful photographs. If I had arrived to start shooting and seen the table positioned in a different direction I would have absolutely asked the makeup artist if she could move into more flattering light. If that simply wasn’t possible I would have made the best of the situation in front of me, something every good wedding photographer should be able to do! I absolutely love the look of the Nikon 85mm lens in this situation. Shot at f/1.6, the sharpness of her eyelashes against the softness of the rest of the photograph is something no other lens can mimic.

Location: 84 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305.

Keywords: Jersey City (18), Liberty House (18). 1/160; f/1.6; ISO 640; 85.0 mm.