Mallard Island Yacht Club Wedding Photographers
Susan Stripling Photography

Mallard Island Yacht Club Wedding Photographers

After photographing the bride getting ready in the bridal suite at the Mallard Island Yacht Club I found myself with a few additional minutes that I used to steal her away for several bridal portraits. This particular bridal suite has floor-to-ceiling windows lining several of the walls in the room and the suite is always filled with brilliant light. I asked the bride to sit near one of the windows so that the light fell on her face but fell off around her. This was important since I wanted a dark background and by exposing properly for her face the background sunk into shadows. I used my beloved Nikon 85mm f/1.4 lens to take this bridal portrait. I find that this particular angle is flattering to everyone and this is a quick and easy way to create a beautiful portrait of a bride in almost any getting-ready room that you will come across as a wedding photographer. All you need is some soft light, a good 85mm lens, and a client you have connected with and you’ve got your shot!

Location: 1450 E Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050.

Keywords: Jersey Shore (24), Mallard Estate (24), Manahawkin (24). 1/640; f/1.4; ISO 200; 85.0 mm.